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Ohio Football’s 2018 signing-class’ news conference came with little fanfare Wednesday night – most of the news had already been made. The event, in conjunction with National Signing Day, had already been upstaged by the early signing period which began on Dec. 20. So before yesterday’s official National Signing Day, Ohio had already signed 20 of the… Read More
The president has directed the Pentagon to look into a parade, possibly to take place on Veterans Day. He was apparently inspired by the Bastille Day parade he saw last summer during a trip to Paris.
Senate leaders have reached a budget pact to increase spending for the Pentagon and domestic programs, offering a reprieve from fiscal fights that have been a cloud over Capitol Hill.
The stamp will be dedicated in a first-day-of-issue ceremony held in WQED’s Fred Rogers Studio in Pittsburgh where Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was filmed.
GREEN, Ohio (AP) – A northeast Ohio city is considering whether to accept a $7.5 million offer to settle lawsuits with a company building a high-pressure natural gas pipeline. The Green City Council was expected to vote Wednesday night whether to accept an offer that also includes 20 acres of parkland from NEXUS Transmission, a… Read More
This essay is one of an occasional series written by students who are new to Athens, Ohio. Moving to the United States is a long process, even if you only plan on staying a limited time. Applying for a visa, scheduling your new life and learning how to express yourself in this new language is difficult…. Read More
The Between Love & Hate theme lecture series presents Harry Allen showcasing his 30-year collection of photos of the legendary hip-hop group Public Enemy on Thursday, Feb. 8, from 6-8 p.m. in Porter 102. Allen’s collection includes images of members before the band was formed. These pictures have been part of documentaries for the BBC,… Read More
The World Is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die is not only quite a mouthful, it’s also the critically lauded headliner for the 2018 Undercurrent Winter Festival, which is taking place at the Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta Friday, February 9 through Saturday, February 10. Although the band itself has roots… Read More
100 high school students from across the U.S. chosen for their compelling essays detailing the impact of cancer in their lives and interest in cancer research Recipients of awards made possible by grants from Genentech, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Novartis One hundred high school students from 28 states have been named winners in the third year… Read More
With two to four inches of snow expected by 4:00 pm on Wednesday, the Ohio Department of Transportation was doing everything they could to get ready for the predicted mountain of snow. In January alone, ODOT had used more than 35,000 tons of salt in District 10 which encompasses Athens and eight other counties. Only… Read More
The Athens High School boy’s basketball team has had four games rescheduled this season – they finally got to play in front of their home crowd Tuesday in a dominant 88-38 victory over the Wellston Golden Rockets, a TVC-Ohio rival. Because of the rescheduling, Athens was forced to play five consecutive road games. Athens had 28… Read More
New Film Explores the Radical Movement that Led to a Mostly-Forgotten Terror Attack on U.S. Soil and Launched the Career of J. Edgar Hoover On September 16, 1920, as hundreds of Wall Street workers headed out for lunch, a horse-drawn cart packed with dynamite exploded in front of Morgan Bank — the world’s most powerful… Read More
The Ohio University Police Department has teamed up with WellWorks to host Stroll Patrol, a gathering of Athens community members, faculty, students and law enforcement. The group meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon, rain or shine, outside Bird Arena. WellWorks is a wellness program for Ohio University faculty and staff. OUPD Community Relations Officer… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A bill aimed at helping Kentucky’s law enforcement officers cope with the stress of their jobs has been advanced by a House committee. The measure calls for creation of a professional development and wellness program. It would offer counseling and peer support to help officers deal with the emotional aftermath of… Read More
LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) – Gov. Jim Justice tells a gathering of teachers and other public employees in West Virginia that the terms of their health insurance coverage should remain unchanged in the next fiscal year. Teachers have held rallies to protest low pay, small proposed raises and expected insurance rate hikes starting July 1. Speaking… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The wife of the appraiser whose estimate was key to Gov. Matt Bevin’s successful appeal of his house’s property tax value has landed a state job with a $90,000 salary. The Courier-Journal reported Tuesday that Bevin appointed Shellie A. May as the executive director of the Kentucky Commission for Children with… Read More
CLEVELAND (AP) – A federal judge has ordered attorneys and others to keep quiet about settlement discussions involving hundreds of lawsuits filed over the country’s opioid epidemic. Judge Dan Polster says parties to the lawsuits can only reveal whether meetings have happened or will happen. Polster issued a gag order Tuesday that bans discussion of… Read More
The news in Washington D.C. regarding the investigation of the Trump campaign for possible conspiracy with Russians in the 2016 election and possible obstruction of justice on the part of the President is roiling. According to Philip Ewing, National Security Editor for National Public Radio (NPR), the news comes at such a rapid pace that… Read More
After leaving Alexander last Friday with a overtime win and control of first place in the TVC-Ohio, the Vinton County Vikings were welcomed home Tuesday night by thousands of fans hoping to witness the Vikings defeat non-conference foe Chillicothe. It was a playoff-like atmosphere as two of Southern Ohio’s best teams were set to face… Read More
The Alexander (11-11, 7-5) boys bounced back Tuesday night in a 57 to 50 victory over TVC-Ohio foes, the Meigs Marauders (14-8, 9-3). The Spartans came out at the beginning of the game and were challenged by a half court 1-3-1 defense the Marauders threw at them. They were able to work the ball around… Read More
After missing Saturday’s game with an injury, Jordan Dartis returned to the line up. And he made his presence felt. Dartis had a career-high 38 points in a 99-75 victory over the Akron Zips (10-13, 3-8) Tuesday night. The win snaps a four game losing streak for Ohio (10-13, 3-8). “Greatness,” Dartis said, about getting… Read More