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Wearing a hot pink hello kitty fleece, filling the air with their warm voice is Athens resident, Pop Peterson. Peterson identifies as Black, Latinx, pansexual and genderfluid. Pop also uses the pronouns they and them. “I carry my blackness on my sleeve wherever I go,” said Peterson. Pop’s perspective on their blackness is one shared… Read More
Update 12:30 p.m. GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP/WOUB) – Authorities have been rescuing people from their homes and cars who’ve been stranded by flooding across Ohio. In Athens County, firefighters rescued a woman from her car on State Route 13 near Trimble, according to a Facebook post by the Jacksonville Volunteer Fire Department. Firefighters in Fairfield… Read More
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump will promote recent tax cuts during a round-table discussion in West Virginia this week. The White House says Trump is hosting Thursday’s discussion at the Sulphur Springs Civic Center in White Sulphur Springs. Trump signed legislation late last year that cut taxes significantly for corporations and the wealthy and… Read More
Chris Stewart is a man of many talents. As a coach of the Athens baseball team, he led the Bulldogs to the greatest two-year stretch in school history; a stretch that included back-to-back district titles and the school record for wins in a single season. He’s an administrator, working as operations coordinator for the Scripps… Read More
The Supreme Court sided with police on Monday when it tossed out a lawsuit against a policeman after he shot a woman in her own front yard.
The idea of using leeches to treat ailments is ancient — and no longer in favor. But now these blood-suckers are gaining new respect as a doctor’s helper during surgery.
Australia has strong trading ties with China and produces many of the things on Beijing’s list of U.S. products that will be hit by stiff tariffs.
Attending an affirming church is not always an option for members of the LGBTQ community, so queer people often have to seek out nontraditional ways to do faith. For transgender people who are called to serve as clergy, there are a handful of protestant denominations that will ordain them. However for those in denominations that… Read More
What is the role of white people in ending racism? Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) believes it is “to undermine white support for white supremacy and to help build a racially just society” as part of a multi-racial movement. Katherine Jellison is a member of the core organizing committee for the SURJ SE… Read More
U.S. Farmers selling their products to China are likely to feel the effects of tariffs imposed by that country Monday. The action will increase the price the Chinese pay for 120 U.S. agricultural products, from frozen pork to wine and certain fruits and nuts. But Athens farmers, whose markets are often within 30 miles of… Read More