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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

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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

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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

Uptown Athens on March 10, 2020.

Some Athens Businesses Close (Again) Due To COVID-19

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Some restaurants, bars, and coffee shops in uptown Athens have closed again after the steady rise of COVID-19 cases in the county.  Several of these establishments reported on social media that at least one employee tested positive for the virus.  Casa Nueva Restaurant and Cantina announced its closure on its Facebook… Read More