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Overlooking Pomeroy's downtown riverfront and Main Street from atop a sternwheel, the William D.

Historic sternwheel boats leave Pomeroy’s Sternwheel Regatta to head for home

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Twelve sternwheelers—houseboats controlled by large wheels with paddles attached at the stern—docked in Pomeroy for the 39th annual Pomeroy Sternwheel Regatta last weekend.  The three-day festival lasted from Sept. 19 through 21 at the levee on Main Street and was hosted by the Pomeroy Eagles Club.  “Everything we’re doing here is family friendly,” said main… Read More

Human Trafficking Displayed Through Fashion

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Innocence, to violation, to restoration; that’s the journey a victim and survivor of human trafficking goes through – and that was the story told at a Tuesday night fashion show in Athens. The program, called “Unchained,” featuring student models, began about five years ago at Ohio State University. “Fashion became the vehicle to tell such… Read More

Flood Damaged Ballpark Restored – But Not For Long

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“The Mud Lot League” – that’s what one Nelsonville Little League athlete calls the waterlogged baseball diamonds of Polley Field Park; they’re unplayable. Saturday, almost 100 people responded to a Facebook comment by league mother Summer Willis asking for help to restore the fields. Willis, and James “Hootie” Wend, the park’s owner, sent a distress… Read More

Fall Recycling Day Makes Recycling Practical for Athens Residents

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Athens’ recycling rates are increasing thanks to over 80 residents who delivered cars full of electronics, appliances, cardboard, books and other paper items to Fall Recycling Day 2017. The Athens Hocking Solid Waste District used the day as an opportunity for people to get rid of items too large to throw away at home and Jennifer… Read More

X Ambassadors Keep OU On It’s Toes With Rocked Out Saxophone

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Applause erupted  Monday night when X Ambassadors frontman Sam Harris played saxophone during the track “Naked” in the middle of the concert after encouraging audience members in Ohio University’s Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium to be vulnerable with one another. Harris, singer and guitarist, then called the crowd “gorgeous,” when he introduced the hit song from… Read More