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Holes In Roof Causing Significant Damage To Historic Buildings At The Ridges

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Up on a hilltop across the river from Ohio University sits The Ridges, one of the most beloved and iconic landmarks in the Athens area. Water is leaking through holes in the roof of three of the most historically significant buildings every time it rains or snows, causing serious damage. The… Read More

The Real Ghosts of the Athens Asylum – Fifth installment of Athens Asylum Sesquicentennial Speaker Series


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The Real Ghosts of the Athens Asylum How many ghosts can haunt a building at once? The Athens Asylum is consistently ranked near the top of the most haunted buildings in Ohio. Every year it draws thousands of visitors hoping to catch a glimpse of a ghost, but who are the real people behind the… Read More

The Ridges Master Plan Nearing Completion

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The Ridges Master Plan Committee is expected to wrap up its recommendations for what Ohio University should do with the former Athens Lunatic Asylum in the coming months. In the meantime, a $300,000 stabilization project to help preserve some of the buildings will be undertaken. Last week, The Ridges Advisory Committee — made up of… Read More