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Some Retailers in Athens are Back Open, Others Still Shuttered

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — In Athens, some businesses have re-opened but others were still closed on Tuesday afternoon. All non-essential businesses in the state have been closed since March because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine allowed retail stores to re-open on Tuesday under the Responsible ReStart Ohio plan. At The Market on… Read More

West Union Businesses Suffer from Construction Whiplash

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ATHENS, Ohio — Just when businesses on West Union St. thought their construction headaches were over: bam! “I would say this is worse than what we had before; it’s directly in front of my store,” said Mary Cheadle, owner of Uptown Dog and 10 West Clothing about new construction that began this week. “You can’t… Read More