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How to build a comfortable 2×4 bench


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Are you looking for a way to get into woodworking? Need a comfy bench but would rather make than buy? Come on out to this basic woodshop class at Athens Makerspace. In this class you will learn how to make repeated cuts to the specified dimensions and safe operation of woodshop power tools. You will… Read More

Heart Jewelry

Warm* Hearts: Intro to Fused Glass


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Come out to this special Valentine’s Day class and learn about fusing glass while making hearts for or with the one you love! In this class you will learn how to cut and shape glass, two techniques for creating pieces suitable for fusing, make several kinds of hearts in fused glass, and learn to operate… Read More

A Biochar Kiln

Weld a Biochar Kiln


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Want to learn about making your own kiln for biochar? We will start the class by talking a little bit about what biochar is and how the kiln works. We will spend the rest of the class practicing the skills you will need to make one: cutting metal and welding. You will not each leave… Read More

An intermediate sewing apron

Intermediate Sewing Part I – Apron


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The first 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 – while making a beautiful work apron! In this friendly 3-hour class, students will learn skills to create pockets and use bias tape as a… Read More

Paper jewelry

Paper Jewelry


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Don’t throw away scraps of papers, old magazine and catalogs. Upcycle them and make wearable jewelry. Learn how to create necklaces, rings, earrings and bracelets made from paper. Make your own unusual and biodegradable fashion statements. You will turn this 1-dimensional material into 3-dimensional jewelry art using bending, folding, crumbling, cutting and other techniques. Class… Read More

Basic electronics

Basic Electronics


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The first in a series, in this class participants will learn about the most common components: • Resistors • Capacitors • LEDs • Transistors • Inductors • Integrated Circuits This will include how they are used in a circuit, and shown put in use on a breadboard. Participants will also learn how to Use Ohms… Read More

A Beginning Sewing kit

Beginning Sewing


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Always wanted to learn how to sew? Come learn at Athens Makerspace in this friendly 3-hour class! This class is suitable for those who have never sewn anything, but when you leave, you will have the skills to take on more advanced projects, such as in our Intermediate Sewing Part I – Apron class. Students… Read More

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Intro to Welding


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This class is for anyone [18 and older] who wants to learn how to weld! In this class participants will learn different MIG weld techniques and basic troubleshooting of common welding problems. Participants are encouraged to learn from each other as well as the instructor. Participants should wear close-toed shoes, denim pants, and long sleeves…. Read More

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Court: Secret Ballots for Public Business Violate State Law

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s Supreme Court has unanimously ruled governmental bodies can’t conduct public business through secret ballots. The court sided Wednesday with the operator of the community newspaper MORE Bratenahl who sued the Cuyahoga County village of Bratenahl in 2016. That lawsuit claims the village council violated Ohio’s Open Meetings Act by voting… Read More

DeWine Urges Lawmakers To Restore Small Business Tax Deduction To $250,000

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Gov. Mike DeWine says he wants lawmakers to erase a change made to a small business tax deduction. It allows many sole proprietorships, partnerships and other small operations to take the first quarter million dollars of their income tax free.  DeWine spoke about it before the National Federation of Independent Business Ohio. The budget approved… Read More

The Ohio Statehouse

Business Groups Blast Change In House Budget As Tax Increase

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Business groups are blasting the House version of the budget for a change it makes to a controversial tax deduction – the one that allows many small businesses to take the first quarter million dollars of their income tax free. The change would drop that income threshold to $100,000. Tony Long at the Ohio Chamber… Read More

Southeast Ohio Ecological Food & Farming Association meeting


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The OEFFA Southeast Ohio (SEOH) chapter, a grassroots voice for OEFFA members from Athens, Gallia, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Noble, Perry, Vinton, and Washington counties, welcomes farmers, gardeners, educators, businesses, students, and activist interested in growing a regenerative food system, locally and globally.  OEFFA strives to support one another in building a healthy… Read More

Labor Movement: Will ‘Right-To-Work’ States Attract More Businesses?

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The Ohio Valley region once helped give rise to the labor movement. Now it’s shifting toward what’s known as right-to-work law. West Virginia and Kentucky have passed right-to-work laws and Ohio is considering a similar bill. One of the big selling points for right-to-work proponents is that the law can attract new businesses. But opponents… Read More

Trade Under Trump: Business Leaders Skeptical About Big Changes

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During the presidential campaign I visited two regional manufacturing executives who do business in the same county but hold views on trade that are worlds apart. Now that Donald Trump is the president-elect, I asked them and some regional economists how the new administration’s approach to trade might affect the Ohio Valley region. When I… Read More

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Local Businesses Vie For Prize in Start It Up Nelsonville

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Five Nelsonville businesses have entered a competition for a $10,000 prize that will help them develop and grow. The prize is being offer by Start it Up Nelsonville, a competition that aims to attract new business to Nelsonville and increase foot traffic to the Public Square. The deadline for businesses to join the competition was… Read More

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Pizza Powerhouse To Be Keynote Speaker at College of Business Symposium


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John Schnatter, founder and CEO of Papa John’s Pizza, will serve as keynote speaker during the first annual College of Business Marketing Symposium at Ohio University, Thurs., March 26. The symposium, held Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Walter Hall Rotunda, affords students opportunities to enhance their marketing insight and to network with companies such as… Read More