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Ohio University's class gateway at College Green, photographed on May 2, 2019

OU President Meets With Regional Mayors To Strengthen Relationships

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University President Hugh Sherman met with mayors at regional campuses last week, in what was called a “good first step” in his goal to strengthen OU’s relationship with southeastern Ohio. Sherman met with the mayors of Athens, Chillicothe, Ironton, Lancaster and Zanesville last Tuesday. Among the topics discussed were different… Read More

Sign reads hapcap Hocking, Athens, Perry, Community Action

Agency Offers Assistance As Federal Eviction Moratorium Ends

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The federal eviction moratorium has ended in some places across southeastern Ohio, but resources are available for those facing the possibility of houselessness. It was extended for some communities, but not Athens, Hocking and Perry counties due to the lower rate of COVID-19 transmission in these places. However, rental assistance is… Read More

Sign reads Athens Conservancy Mary Beth Zak Lohse 241 acres 97 hectares Acquired in 2018 on a brown sign in a field of wildflowers with the forest just behind

Athens Conservancy Partners With Artist To Help Get Word Out

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  ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — An Athens group is working to get the message out about conservation by partnering with a local artist. The Athens Conservancy works to purchase land with high public value, said Chris Fahl, president of the conservancy board. It preserves private property with environmental value, but also preserves land for public… Read More