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Daughters of the Great Recession

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A lot can happen in a decade. Two presidential elections. Six Olympic games. A solar eclipse. The crossover from childhood into adulthood. A recession. In a little more than a year’s time between late 2007 and early 2009, the S&P 500 Index lost half its value, 10 million families lost homes to foreclosure and jobs… Read More

Shopping local for the holidays

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The Athens Holiday Bazaar was this past weekend, and it encouraged the community to shop local for the holidays. The annual Holiday Bazaar featured over 40 local vendors selling a variety of products, such as soaps, knitted goods, pottery, and woodworking. Opal Grueser used to be a vendor, but this year she came to the… Read More

Possible Explosion on West Union

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Authorities in Athens are investigating a possible explosion that occurred Sunday evening in the apartments above Cycle Path Bicycles at 104 1/2 West Union Street. The building partially collapsed. Deputy Service Safety Director Ron Lucas says everyone in the building is out and accounted for. One male in his early 20s was rescued and transported… Read More

Athens March For Our Lives

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Hundreds of people in Athens joined thousands of others calling for stricter gun control as part of March For Our Lives events taking place across the country Saturday. The Athens March For Our Lives was organized by the Ohio University College Democrats. The crowd gathered in front of Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium; marched from East Union Street,… Read More