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Auditor Thompson Sworn In To 5th Term

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Calling public service a “blessing,” Athens County Auditor Jill Thompson was sworn in to a fifth term Friday, cementing her status as one of the county’s longest-tenured auditors. The ceremony at the Athens County Courthouse was highlighted by the presence of Dave Yost, Ohio auditor of state, who administered the oath of office. Thompson thanked… Read More

Contra dancers at Shade Community Center (photo credit: The Dancehall Desperados)

In Shade, Contra Dancing Lives On

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The contra family dance at the Shade Community Center on Sunday was truly as advertised. Fathers danced with daughters and mothers with their sons. Couples of all ages locked hands and sometimes two children were rather precariously paired together. It was the kind of dance where you thank the band. It doesn’t appear too strenuous… Read More

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Color In The Hills Festival Provides Action-Packed Weekend

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It was a sword-swallowing, sheep-wrangling, stilts-wearing good time throughout the weekend at Glouster Community Park. Yes, the third annual Appalachian Color in the Hills Festival was action-packed. Even still, the emerging fall colors surrounding the festival were such that no one would have blamed a visitor for taking a quiet moment to take it all… Read More

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Democrats Garrison, Howard Face Off In 6th District Primary

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Two Democrats will square off in the upcoming primary election for the chance to unseat Republican Bill Johnson for the U.S. House of Representatives’ Ohio 6th District. Campaigning to become the Democratic nominee are Jennifer Garrison, a former state representative from Marietta, and Greg Howard, an engineer who operates a farm in Meigs County. Garrison… Read More

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Republican To Challenge Phillips For 94th District Seat

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A Washington County nurse and school volunteer has announced she will challenge Rep. Debbie Phillips for the Ohio 94th Congressional District seat this November. Yolan Dennis, of Warren Twp. in Washington County, filed petitions Thursday, Jan. 30 to the Athens County Board of Elections to formally jump in the race as the Republican challenger. Dennis… Read More

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Local Activist Group Calls For Direct Action In Fight Against Fracking

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Preparing for an ongoing fight against powerful environmental foes in the ARTS/West basement in Athens Saturday afternoon, one guest said her participation in the direct action protest workshop stemmed from a previous anti-fracking gathering. "I was mad as hell at police," the person who opted not to give her identification explained to the rest of… Read More

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Texas Roadhouse Gets Thumbs Up From Athens Planning Commission

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Plans to open a Texas Roadhouse restaurant in Athens moved a step closer this week, following unanimous approval from the Athens Planning Commission Thursday in what the city calls a Title 41 review. In this review, Athens Code Director John Paszke outlined comments from various municipal entities, including the Engineering and Public Works Department and… Read More

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Local Officials Support Synthetic Drug Ban

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Many synthetic drugs advertise themselves as the “legal alternative” to their illegal counterparts, but that sales pitch may not last much longer. Local law enforcement officials are supportive of legislative efforts from U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), who has recently co-sponsored a bill to curb synthetic drug use nationwide. The bill, called the Protecting Our… Read More

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Steampunk Spectacle to Bring Together History, Fantasy

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For Jessica Cyders, Steampunk is a way to make history “sexy,” where the Victorian era meets modernity, technology and, most of all, creativity. Think of H.G. Wells, whose 19th century time machines brought readers’ imaginations beyond the plain of reality. Think of the year 1870, when author Jules Verne dreamed up a submarine that could… Read More