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Athens City Council Introduces Richland Underpass 'Safety' Project

ATHENS - A project intended to lower vehicular and pedestrian traffic along Richland Avenue was introduced Monday by Athens City Council for preliminary review. The "pedestrian improvement" project, which officials say will create an "underpass" between West Green and the corridor near Porter Hall,

WOUB - 2017-09-19 16:57:00

Man pleads innocent in Athens County shooting

James Holland, 46, of The Plains, pleaded innocent Monday in Athens County Common Pleas Court to a charge of felonious assault in the Sept. 7 shooting of Ronald Anderson. Anderson, also age 46 of The Plains, remained hospitalized Monday morning, according to County Assistant Prosecutor Rob Driscoll.

ATHENS MESSENGER - 2017-09-19 09:00:00

Athens state patrol post dedicated to local native, former patrol superintendent

The Athens Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol recently became the 17th post in the state to be dedicated to a former state patrol superintendent. The post's dedication was made to retired Colonel John Born, an Athens native who began his career as a trooper at the post. Born served a total of 26

ATHENS MESSENGER - 2017-09-19 09:00:00

Athens County man charged in drug investigation

A Stewart-area man is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing Sept. 27 in Marietta Municipal Court on a felony charge of trafficking in heroin. Ike Ray Tabler, 43, of 1228 McGraw Road, was arrested by the Washington County Sheriff's Office as part of an investigation by the Washington Morgan Noble M

ATHENS MESSENGER - 2017-09-19 09:00:00

TV Journalist Judy Woodruff Has Experienced Many Changes Over Four Decades

Judy Woodruff, award-winning broadcast journalist, has spent over four decades covering Washington for PBS, CNN, and NBC. She currently is the anchor of the PBS NewsHour airing across the country on PBS stations each week-night. She has seen monumental changes in journalism and how news is delivere

WOUB - 2017-09-20 07:07:11

Stuart's Opera House Presents Creative Writing Class For Seniors

Stuart's Opera House in Nelsonville, Ohio presents a Creative Writing for Seniors class starting this October! This class is part of an Ohio Arts Council Artist-in-Residency at Stuart's Opera House with Athens resident, writer, and poet Wendy McVicker. This class is FREE and open to Athens County Se

WOUB - 2017-09-19 09:09:00

Episode 103 : Jeffery Partridge

Colleges and universities sometimes have an "arm distance" relationship with their communities. Alternatively, Dr. Jeffrey Partridge, Director of the Heritage Project at Capital Community College in Hartford Connecticut, offers a more productive approach. In a recent essay titled, "Higher Ed Approac

WOUB - 2017-09-19 07:02:16

Famed physician/author from Athens to host webinar on aging, community and choice

Renowned surgeon, author, public health researcher and Athens native Atul Gawande, M.D., has won widespread recognition for transforming the national conversation on aging and end-of-life choices, according to a news release from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. On Monda

ATHENS NEWS - 2017-09-18 02:30:00

As coal dies, Hocking Hills towns seek ecotourists

SHAWNEE - Brenda Shreves wants to rebuild her hometown. Not because she longs to restore Shawnee to its former glory, but because she sees it for what it could become. As her neighbors step up to the counter at her B&C Mini-Mart - sometimes three or four times in a single day - she hatches new ideas

ATHENS MESSENGER - 2017-09-20 09:00:00

Beacon School unveils new, all-accessible playgrounds

Beacon School teacher Ciara Jenkins wheeled a student across the school's new rubberized playground surface and up a ramp to enjoy the "see-saw" ride. The student smiled and giggled in delight as she felt the sensation of gliding back and forth. Before that, Jenkins would have struggled to navigate

ATHENS MESSENGER - 2017-09-20 09:00:00

House arrest, again, for Elliott

Despite an Athens County assistant prosecutor's request that he be placed in jail for his second alleged house arrest violation, Athens County Common Pleas Judge Patrick Lang ordered last week that suspected marijuana trafficker Parker Ray Elliott be placed back under house arrest with his parents.

ATHENS MESSENGER - 2017-09-20 09:00:00

Overall enrollment down at OU

Enrollment at Ohio University is down 1.5 percent, which included graduate and undergraduate students enrolled on all campuses and eLearning programs. University officials estimated a total enrollment of 35,877 on the 15th day of classes, as stated in a news release. Additionally, this year's incomi

ATHENS MESSENGER - 2017-09-20 09:00:00

Commissioners rescind Oxford Coal road waiver

The Athens County Commissioners have rescinded a waiver that would have allowed Oxford Coal to mine within a buffer zone next to Johnson Run Road at the company's proposed Trimble Twp. mine. The vote at Tuesday's meeting of the commissioners was unanimous. A waiver - actually called a Public Road Co

ATHENS MESSENGER - 2017-09-19 17:18:00

Hospital calls photos of newborns 'outrageous, unnacceptable'

JACKSONVILLE, FL (WFLA) - A Jackson hospital came under fire Monday after pictures of nurses with newborns appeared on social media. Employees at the Naval Hospital Jacksonville were reportedly seen making the newborn babies dance and another photo shows the nurse giving the baby the finger with a c

NBC4 COLUMBUS - 2017-09-19 16:47:38

Four shows will highlight OUL theater season

LANCASTER - Ohio University Lancaster will present a variety of productions for its 2017-2018 theater season. "Moon Over Buffalo" will run from Nov. 1 to Nov. 5, and is a comedy by Ken Ludwig. "Christmas Carol - A Live Radio Play" will run from Dec. 7 to Dec. 10. The Charles Dickens play is adapted

LANCASTER EAGLE GAZETTE.COM - 2017-09-18 16:12:18

Ohio University's Voinovich School STEM education project with local high school now available online

ATHENS- Students at Piketon High School have completed the sixth Annual Site Environmental Report (ASER) Student Summary document that encapsulates and summarizes data on the U.S. Department of Energy's cleanup efforts at the former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plan located near Piketon. Each year,

JACKSON COUNTY TIMES-JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 13:39:00

PHOTOS: the 2017 Ohio Pawpaw Festival

The weekend of September 15-17 marked the annual celebration of all things pawpaw at Lake Snowden. From live music to pawpaw brews to regional art and everything in between, a couple of WOUB's trusty photographers managed to snap photos from some of the highlights of the Ohio Pawpaw Festival.Caty Cr

WOUB - 2017-09-18 10:23:56

Bobcat Battalion hosts third 9/11 stair challenge

Ohio University's Army ROTC Program, also known as the Bobcat Battalion, hosted its third annual 9/11 Stair Challenge and memorial ceremony on Sept. 10 in Peden Stadium. Cadets were joined by members of the Athens community in running 2,071 steps, which represented the 2,071 steps in one of the New

ATHENS MESSENGER - 2017-09-19 09:00:00

Program will explore 'Panic Disorder From the Inside Out'

A program titled "Panic Disorder From the Inside Out" will be presented Thursday, Sept. 28, at Athens Public Library, 30 Home St., from 6:30 to 8 p.m., as part of the NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Athens Speaker Series. It will be led by Rachel Gerainger, an Ohio State University master

ATHENS MESSENGER - 2017-09-18 13:43:00

OU policies prohibiting free speech must be rescinded

In a stealth operation at the end of summer break, Ohio University's legal department and some upper administrators implemented an interim policy with the Orwellian name "Freedom of Expression" that prohibits any form of free public speech in university buildings without prior permission. The policy

ATHENS NEWS - 2017-09-18 02:30:00