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“Obscura Day” Includes Tour of OU’s Atomic Accelerator

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Residents can tour a hidden gem on the Ohio University campus on May 30 as part of International Obscura Day — a day that highlights unusual, fascinating places around the globe while creating educational experiences. Obscura Day is organized by Atlas Obscura, which is described as “the definitive guide to the world’s wondrous and curious… Read More

Ponderosa Closes Its Doors

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Ponderosa Steakhouse on East State Street in Athens indefinitely closed its doors on Monday, laying off approximately 30 employees. It’s estimated that six full-time and 24 part-time employees were affected by the closure. According to Erin Peacock, spokeswoman with Ponderosa’s corporate office in Plano, Texas, the Athens location was a franchise owned by Ervin Campbell…. Read More

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Athens Photographic Project Exhibit Opens at Dairy Barn

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The Athens Photographic Project’s annual juried exhibition, Life in Focus, opened at the Dairy Barn Arts Center on Friday, showcasing the work of 40 artists who are using photography as a means for mental health recovery. Founded in 2000, the Athens Photographic Project is a nonprofit organization in Southeast Ohio that strengthens mental health recovery… Read More