Archive

You are viewing the "Court Street" Archives

Students on Court Street after OU's win in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Saturday, March 20

Post-Game Party In Uptown Athens Could Bring Charges

By:
Posted on:

ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — At least one person may be facing criminal charges following a mass celebration in uptown Athens Saturday night. Hundreds of students flooded Court Street after the upset win by Ohio University over the University of Virginia in the first round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. The students for the most… Read More

One lane of Court Street and the sidewalk remained closed Tuesday in front of a building that was evacuated Friday because of structural issues with one of the exterior walls.

Planning Underway To Shore Up Evacuated Building In Uptown Athens

By:
Posted on:

ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A 117-year-old building in uptown Athens remains evacuated and the area around it blocked off as a plan is devised to shore up an exterior wall. The building, once home to The Athens News newspaper, was evacuated late Friday afternoon after concerns were raised about structural soundness of the north-facing wall…. Read More

A cardboard cutout of Rufus Bobcat wearing a mask outside of College Bookstore in uptown Athens.

Some Retailers in Athens are Back Open, Others Still Shuttered

By:
Posted on:

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

By:
Posted on:

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