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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

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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

Participants leave Peden Stadium on their way to College Green for a motorcade rally calling for a firing freeze at Ohio University and the reinstatement of cut jobs.

OU Faculty and Staff Call for Firing Freeze, Reinstatement of Jobs at Motorcade Rally

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University faculty, staff, students, and Athens community members demanded that administrators freeze layoffs and reinstate union workers who lost their jobs during a motorcade rally Wednesday. The Ohio chapter of the American Association of University Professors and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1699 organized the… Read More

History Behind the Mystery Tour- Part of the Winding Road Initiative


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HISTORY EMERGES FROM THE SHADOWS CAST BY EERIE SUPERNATURAL STORIES On lists and locations of haunted and supernatural regions, southeastern Ohio seems to frequently rise to the top. From the Moonville Tunnel, eerie structures at the Ridges, and “spooky” graveyards, the Hocking Valley has drawn attention from New Age practitioners and “ghost hunters” alike. But… 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

Holiday wood-products, baked goods, and livestock Auction


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Join us at the Chesterhill Produce Auction on Saturday, December 8th at 12:00 p.m.. for our Holiday wood-products, baked goods, and livestock Auction! We’ll have beautiful handmade local furniture (tables, rocking chairs, benches, and rolling pins to name a few), plus a wide variety of rustic home goods, baked goods, and so much more! We’ll… Read More

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Prokos Submits Plans For Stimpson Avenue Building

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Plans for a banquet hall and bar on Stimson Avenue have been substantially approved by the state and submitted to the city of Athens. The building where the banquet hall/bar would be located had at one time been the proposed site of a strip club. Demetrios Prokos, owner of the building, has obtained partial plan… Read More

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Nano Brewery Gets Go-Ahead from Zoning Board

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A proposed nano-brewery on West Washington Street in Nelsonville was granted a conditional use permit by the Nelsonville Board of Zoning Appeals on Tuesday evening, bringing the project one step closer to fruition. Jason Warren plans to open a small brewery at 82 W. Washington St. called Multiple Brewing Co. The business would brew small… Read More