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Athens City Council has requested a hearing to be held with the state regarding a liquor permit requested by Chipotle Mexican Grill on Court Street. As The Messenger previously reported, there are three D5 liquor permits currently pending approval by the Ohio Department of Liquor Control. Those licenses include Chipotle Mexican Grill, 41 S. Court… Read More
In a tribute to the Ohio Arts Council's 50th anniversary, the Riffe Gallery in Columbus will kick off 2015 with a milestone exhibition: 100 Years of Ohio Watercolor, opening Jan. 29.
The exhibit will span the years 1915-2015 and showcase more than 45 Ohio artists working in the versatile medium of watercolor.
The second set from David LaFlamme's It's a Beautiful Day in performance at the Fur Peace Ranch from July 27, 2014.
The issue of energy aggregation had mixed results during Tuesday’s general election. Overall, half of the 20 ballot initiatives in Eastern and Southeast Ohio were approved by voters. Nine were defeated and there was one tie. The biggest defeat for energy aggregation was in Cambridge. Unofficial results in the city show that electric aggregation was… Read More
The Green Party's candidate for Ohio governor was handily defeated, though the party still has something to celebrate. Unofficial results from Tuesday's election show the Greens met new standards to qualify as a minor political party. The state rules are being challenged in federal court. But under current Ohio law, a minor party would gain… Read More
Republican victories in West Virginia's U.S. House and Senate races knocked history on its side. With wins Tuesday by Alex Mooney, Evan Jenkins and incumbent David McKinley, the GOP will hold every U.S. House seat from West Virginia for the first time since 1921. Coupled with Shelley Moore Capito's win in the U.S. Senate race,… Read More
Republican Gov. John Kasich likes to say, "What's next?" And that seems to be the question on everyone's minds after Republicans' sweeping victories across Ohio Tuesday. Should GOP wins for governor, attorney general, secretary of state, auditor, treasurer, Ohio Supreme Court and state Legislature be interpreted as a mandate for Republican policies? Or, as the… Read More
The Beacon School, an educational service provider for five school districts in Athens County, has been selected for the artist-in-residence program for the fourth year. The program is sponsored by VSA Ohio, the state organization on arts and disability. The Adaptation, Integration and the Arts (AIA) residency program partners teaching artists and educators in classrooms… Read More
Sandy Plunkett started his career in New York City as an artist for Marvel and DC Comics.
His work has been seen in issues of Spider Man, X-Men, The Rocketeer, Conan the Barbarian, Spectre and many other comics, as well as numerous concert posters, album covers and political cartoons.
Currently based in Athens, Ohio, Plunkett sat down to talk with WOUB's Nicole Schneider about his past work and upcoming projects.
Ohio voters have swept incumbent Republicans led by Gov. John Kasich back into office and ousted several Democrats from the state Legislature, including the state party chairman. Kasich's victory over Cleveland Democrat Ed FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga County executive, was expected after the challenger's campaign missteps left him seriously behind in polls and fundraising. … Read More