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The Athens Bulldogs began the 2014 season with one goal in mind: win the state championship. As it stands today, the Bulldogs are just four quarters away from realizing that goal, as they will take on the Toledo Central Catholic Irish on Thursday evening for the Division III State Championship at Ohio Stadium in Columbus…. Read More
Five recruits took advantage of the early signing period and have signed with the Ohio swimming and diving team for next season. First year head coach Rachel Komisarz-Baugh came to Athens hoping to turn around the program with the reputation as one of the top recruiters in the nation. Three of the five recruits are… Read More
Ohio University students that were a part of the occupation of Baker University Center before Thanksgiving break gathered in Baker Theatre Tuesday to discuss the occupation and demands that were created. Students first discussed the positives and negatives of the occupation. They talked about how they were able to come together and occupy Baker, but… Read More
Two West Virginia cities have been selected to participate in a federal initiative designed to integrate local food systems and economic development. Wheeling and Williamson are among 26 nationwide, including eight others in Appalachia, that will receive technical support from the Local Foods, Local Places initiative. The Appalachian Regional Commission and five other federal agencies… Read More
Stuart's Opera House will host its winter fundraiser this Sunday at 7 p.m., featuring classic songs and seasonal favorites from local celebrities, actors and musicians.
Winners of Stuart's fundraiser raffle will be announced, plus hors d'oeuvres and holiday cocktails will be offered.
'Tis the season for giving, and once again, Athens musicians are coming together to show support for local causes.
Hot on the heels of last weekend's benefit for Union Street employees, a dozen local bands are scheduled to perform at the fourth annual Benefest, a three-day festival set up to raise funds for The Gathering Place and the Stuart's Opera House After-School Music Program.
Kiyanna Black led the way with 19 points as Ohio women’s basketball extended its winning streak to six with an 87-67 victory over Morehead State, marking Ohio's best start to a season since 1986. “I wasn’t even born yet, so 1986 seems like a century ago,” Kat Yelle said. “It is a good feeling, I… Read More
Ohio wide receiver Justin Wyatt will transfer from Ohio after the completion of the fall semester. The redshirt freshman wide out sent a Twitter direct message to the Bobcat Sports Showcase stating his intention to transfer. According to Wyatt, the Bobcats' offensive style was no longer fit for his skill set. "I'm going to a… Read More
An Ohio Senate committee has postponed voting on a plan to let hunters use silencers on their guns under some conditions. The bill, which passed the House earlier this year, allows licensed hunters use the noise suppressors while hunting certain birds and other wild game, including squirrels, rabbits and white-tailed deer. The Senate Civil Justice… Read More
The Mid-American Conference announced its 2014 All-Mid-American Postseason Awards on Wednesday and four Bobcats were named to All-MAC Teams. Daz Patterson earned the highest honor, making it on the All-MAC Specialists Second Team. Offensive lineman Lucas Powell was named to the Third Team Offense. Linebacker Jovon Johnson and defensive lineman Tarell Basham received Third Team… Read More
When you were little, did you have a favorite toy that meant so much to you, it seemed real?
That's the theme explored by The Velveteen Rabbit, being presented by the ABC Players at Stuart's Opera House, Dec. 4-6.
A new store is set to have its grand opening Friday. William Hoffman has more on Fiddle and Bow.
Tom Walker of the National Alliance On Mental Illness talks with Leslie Powlette Stoyer about her experience with Perinatal depression, also known as Postpartum depression, which affects 10%-20% of new mothers. Leslie suffered from the depression after the birth of her first child, and reflects on the symptoms and her subsequent treatment with her psychologist…. Read More
On Wednesday morning the Mid-American Conference released their postseason all-conference teams and awards, and although the Bobcats were shut out of first team honors, a few players still found their names on the list. Daz Patterson (punt returner) was Ohio’s lone second team selection, while Lucas Powell (offensive line), Jovon Johnson (linebacker), and Tarell Basham… Read More
A rape that allegedly occurred three years ago on the Ohio University campus was reported to police on Tuesday. Because the investigation is still ongoing into the case, police are not talking about details of the alleged incident, according to Lt. Tim Ryan of the Ohio University Police Department. The initial report filed with the… Read More
A divided Ohio Supreme Court has overturned the death sentence of a man condemned for killing three people in a 1996 Youngstown bar robbery. At issue in the court's 4-3 decision Wednesday was the lack of evidence presented at sentencing about defendant Willie Herring's chaotic childhood. Justice Paul Pfeifer, writing for the majority, said Herring's… Read More
The sponsor of a plan to overhaul the way Ohio draws state legislative districts says negotiators are moving closer to a deal over the process. The state alters district lines to reflect population shifts identified by the U.S. Census once every 10 years. The line-drawing process is called redistricting. Both political parties have acknowledged flaws… Read More
The winners of the 2014 Uptown for the Holidays Gingerbread Competition are pretty familiar with the feeling. Both grand prize winners were champions last year, including Nancy Mingus, who defended her title, taking the $500 grand prize in the professional category. Grand prizes were awarded to those that depicted an Athens city or county historical… Read More
The Athens Bulldogs will take on Toledo Central Catholic for the Division III state football championship and Gridiron Glory will be there! Tune to this page Thursday at 6:30 p.m. to get a live preview of the game from Gridiron Glory's reporters Nathan Takitch and Billy Hartman who will be covering the game at… Read More
In a non-conference competition Tuesday, the Athens Lady Bulldogs (0-2) fell 66-62 to the undefeated Fairfield Union Falcons (2-0). The gymnasium was filled to capacity with electricity stemming from both sides of the court in Lancaster. This is the second consecutive loss for the Bulldogs bringing their record to 0-2 and foul shots were a… Read More