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A fabric Zipper Pouch

Intermediate Sewing Part II: Fabric Scrap Zipper Pouch


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The second in a 2-part series for participants who have taken Beginning Sewing or have other basic sewing skills to take on the next step and develop their sewing finesse. In this friendly 3-hour class, students will learn skills to work with zippers, interfacing, and bias tape, and will leave with a handy zippered pouch,… Read More

A quilt

Intro to Quilting


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Have you always wanted to learn how to quilt? Then come join one or join all in our series of beginner’s quilting classes at Athens Makerspace! Our talented instructor, Debbie Boggs, will guide you in turning scrap fabrics into a masterpiece to keep or give away. No prior quilting experience required. The pattern for this… Read More

A welded horseshoe pumpkin

Welded Horseshoe Pumpkin Class


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In search of unique autumn decorations? Come join us to weld a pumpkin out of upcycled horseshoes (good as decoration for Halloween and Thanksgiving)! Using MIG welder techniques, our talented instructor, Liz King, will guide participants through this Make-and-Take project. Having MIG welding experience is helpful but not necessary. Participants should wear close-toed shoes, denim… Read More

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Halloween Costume Creation II


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Whether or not you attended our last class, Halloween Costume Creation I, to create your action plan and materials list, you are now ready to build your best costume ever, right? Then bring all your materials, and our professional staff will assist you to build your masterpiece! Basic machine sewing skills will be helpful to… Read More

Planned Parenthood, Athens, Ohio

How Planned Parenthood’s Exit from Federal Program is Affecting Ohio

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An estimated 99 ,000 low income Ohioans who want birth control and reproductive health care services have fewer options now that Planned Parenthood nationwide has pulled out of the federal Title X program. Planned Parenthood objects to a new rule that it says restricts the doctor-patient relationship. And In nine counties, it’s the only provider that accepted Title X funds. Athens… Read More

Materials used for sowing

Intermediate Sewing Part II: Fabric Scrap Zipper Pouch


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The second in a 2-part series for participants who have taken Beginning Sewing or have other basic sewing skills to take on the next step and develop their sewing finesse. In this friendly 3-hour class, students will learn skills to work with zippers, interfacing, and bias tape, and will leave with a handy zippered pouch,… Read More

An abstract art sculpture made of metal

Abstract Metal Art and Sculpture


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In this class, participants will choose from provided industrial metal scrap and upcycle it into their own creation. (Participants may also bring their own scrap to build into their project.) The instructor will help guide participants through welding their project. Participants should wear close-toed shoes, denim pants, and long sleeves. Hair should be pulled back…. Read More

Steampunk cosplay

BYOB Steampunk Last Dash, Photo Shoot and Tea


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All dressed up but missing that last accessory that will make your outfit sing at tomorrow’s Athens Steampunk Spectacle? Stop by the Makerspace to peruse our collection of upcycled Steampunk garb. Still madly sewing the finishing touches before tomorrow? BYO favorite wine or beer and hang out with Steampunks while you complete your masterpiece! [Age… Read More

The Athens County Board of Elections Office

Athens Co. BOE Disputes Characterization of State Auditor’s Findings

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ATHENS, Ohio — The chairperson of the Athens County Board of Elections said the organization made changes to timesheets and other policy after a state audit found they overpaid employees. “To resolve this problem the BOE has revised the time sheet layout,” Board Chairperson Kate McGuckin wrote in a statement. State Auditor Keith Faber announced Thursday… Read More

Athens County Courthouse

Athens Co. Commission Names Acting Clerk of Courts

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ATHENS, Ohio — The Athens County Commission has named an interim clerk of courts after the Tuesday death of Tina Willis. Candy Russell was selected during a special meeting of the commission Thursday morning, according to the commissioners’ office. Russell has worked in the clerk’s office for more than a decade, most recently serving as… Read More

The Athens County Board of Elections Office

Audit: Athens Co. Board of Elections Overpayed Employees

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Athens County Board of Elections paid back the county after an audit found the organization overpayed eight employees. Auditor of State Keith Faber released the fiscal year 2018 audit of the county this week, which uncovered “poor internal controls” that resulted in eight Board of Elections employees being overpaid a total… Read More

Athens County Courthouse

Athens Co. Clerk of Courts Dies, Commissioners to Discuss Replacement

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ATHENS, Ohio — Athens County Clerk of Courts Tina Willis died Tuesday evening. The Athens County Commissioners’ Office confirmed the news Wednesday. Willis was appointed to the position in 2018 to finish the term of Ann Trout, who retired shortly before the appointment. She had previously served 18 total years in the clerk’s office and… Read More

Red and blue lights, as if from a police vehicle

Two More Wanted on Charges Related to Athens Co. Drug Ring in Custody

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ATHENS, Ohio – Two wanted Athens County residents have been arrested on charges related to their alleged involvement in a local drug ring. Natalie Hoffman, 32, and George Cloud III, 34, both of Chauncey, were arrested Thursday on warrants related to indictments earlier this month for engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and possessing criminal… Read More

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Fourteen Charged in Alleged Athens County Drug Ring

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UPDATE 11:30 A.M. 8/23 – Two more people allegedly connected to an Athens County drug ring have been apprehended and appeared in court. Athens County Common Pleas Judge George McCarthy set bond at $250,000 for Kasandra Curry, according to the Athens County Prosecutor’s Office. Curry is accused of buying enough heroin and methamphetamine to sell on… Read More