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Comic Book Light Switch

Comic Book Light Switches


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Love superheroes, villains and general comic book geekery? Athens Ohio MakerSpace’s Sean Michael Francis King will be hosting a workshop at Coolville Public Library to create fun, and unique light switches with comic books both new and old! These light switches would make cool stocking stuffers for the comic book fan in your life (or… Read More

A machine sewer

Intro to Machine Sewing – Flannel Pillowcase


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Would you love a chance to make a fuzzy warm pillowcase for fall? Our talented instructor, Mindy King, will guide you through this great beginner’s introduction to sewing with a machine. Attendees will need to purchase and bring with them 1 1/8 yards flannel fabric. If you don’t have flannel please consider stopping next door… Read More

Upcycled Stuffed Animals

Upcycled Stuffed Animals


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On December 12th from 4:30 to 5:30pm at Coolville Public Library, Athens Ohio MakerSpace will be hosting a craft event for parents, their kids or any person who’s generally interested. Our instructor, Megan Rogers, will show attendees how to create cute, stuffed animals (or snowman) from sweater and t-shirt scraps. These creations would be wonderful… Read More

Alexander High Snow Plow

Athens Co. ODOT Plows Get Artistic Touch from Students

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MARIETTA, Ohio — Athens County students’s art can be seen this winter season as the snow falls. Groups put their artistic touch on Ohio Department of Transportation snow plows as part of the Paint-the-Plow program. Students at Athens High School, Alexander High School, Nelsonville-York High School, Trimble High School, and the Tri-County Career Center recently… Read More

A row of desks in a classroom with a backpack hanging up on the back wall

DeWine Suggests He’s Open to Changing Grades for Ohio’s School Report Cards

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A study by lawmakers of the state’s often-criticized school report cards is due on December 15. And Gov. Mike DeWine is signaling that he’d be ok with lawmakers once again making changes to that system. Report cards assign single letter grades to all districts and buildings based on six factors, including student achievement, graduation rate,… Read More

A festive holiday pillow

Festive Twists and Tucks Holiday Pillow


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In this fun 3-hr make-and-take class, students will create a pillow using a pin tuck twisting technique. Although this is a holiday craft, students can use this technique in a variety of other crafts and clothing construction projects. The look of the tucks can also be changed depending on the direction they are stitched in…. Read More

The Statehouse building

Bill Would Provide Greater Savings for Low-Income Homeowners in Ohio

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About 800,000 Ohioans take advantage of the homestead exemption credit that reduces their property tax burden. Now, a bill has been introduced that would reduce it even further for low-income and disabled veterans. As a former Lawrence County Auditor, Republican Rep. Jason Stephens (R-Kitts Hill) says he often spoke to homeowners who simply couldn’t afford to stay in… Read More