By Jim DeBrosse So you’re stuck in Athens for the summer and ruing the day when the Uptown streets are blazing hot and empty? Buck up, pal. Athens has something called The Great Outdoors. Try fishing. Yes, there are actually fish in the Hocking River, and big ones... Read more
by Amanda J. Weed As the school year draws to a close, students are thinking ahead to the mass exodus of Athens that occurs after spring finals. If you will be heading out for the summer, take some time this weekend to experience some events that highlight the creative... Read more
By Amanda J. Weed Memorial Day, observed on the last Monday of May, signals the beginning of summer. It is filled with the sounds of marching bands which parade down Main Street and the smoky aromas from backyard barbeques. Yet the origin of the holiday does celebrate... Read more
Spring marks the beginning of a new season that is not technically on the calendar as a season — festival season. Whether it is a church festival, school festival, fireman’s fest, or fest in Athens, these events include some of the best food, drinks, and activities... Read more
by: Kirsten Hamilton Athens community members, and local officials, work to create a better environment in Athens County. Recently, steps have been taken to increase the safety of the community as well as simply benefit public individuals in a friendly manner. Organizations... Read more
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WOUB Contributing WriterRavenswood, WVAn apartment building fire in Ravenswood happened around 5 a.m. Saturday on Harpold Ave.
Ravenswood firefighters said the apartment building was badly damaged, but no one was seriously hurt.
One person was treated …
Joe Higgins – Athens Messenger EditorAthens County experienced a 79 percent increase in unintentional drug overdose deaths when the six-year period that ended in 2012 is compared to the prior six-year period, according to an Ohio Department of Health s…
Steve Robb- Athens Messenger staff journalistAlbany, OHAn assisted living facility is slated to open within the next few weeks at the former location of Russell Nursing Home in Albany.
The Close to Home assisted living facility will be owned by Sharon …
Wishing our Christian friends a Happy Easter, our pagan friends a Happy Eostre, and everyone a happy spring on this bright and beautiful day in Athens!
The International Street Fair is today on Court Street from 11AM-5PM!
We love this #SpringAthens sunset shot of Bryan Hall by @carl_fonticella! Remember to share your spring photos with us.
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ARTS/West presents the third annual
Ratha Con, Athens Pop Culture Convention this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. in the Athens Community Center.
Susan Tebben – Athens Messenger staff reporterNelsonville, OhioPhoto Credit: providedTerry Robb
A three-decade gig is apparently long enough for teacher and former band director Terry Robb.
Robb spent 31 years as a band director, finishing his career …
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- Extended Hours for Final Exams (Ohio University Libraries News and Events)
- Extended Hours for Final Exams (Alden Library)
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- 3rd Grade Tour Morrison 2010 (Athens OH Miscellaneous)
- 3rd Grade Tour East 2010 (Athens OH Miscellaneous)
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- German Reporter to Visit the J-School (IIJ Blog)
- Researchers Share Data at WJS Convention in Greece (IIJ Blog)
The Ohio University men’s golf team returns to action Monday at the Earl Yestingsmeier Memorial Invitational. The two-day event will take place at the Delaware Country Club in Muncie, Ind.
- Baseball. Ohio Baseball Defeated by Toledo, 7-4 (ohiobobcats.com)
- Rio Grande Baseball Wins First Series Since March (WOUB Sports)
April 19, 2014. Ohio University’s International Street Fair has evolved over time to become a local and regional favorite. Enjoy music and cuisine from around the world, right on Court Street.
- Live Music at Shade Winery (Visitors Bureau)
- Easter Trains & Egg Hunt (Visitors Bureau)
Kiddos, like other consumers, impact the world by their choices. A research project on Bornean Orangutans, an endangered animal, lead to the realization that orangutan habitat is being destroyed to make room for mono-plantations of palms for the palm o…
- Long Tall Sally; Spanish Coca Style Pizza (Pizza Goon)
- Betcha Can’t Eat Just One…Bag (A Local Choice)
To the Editor:
I am writing to endorse Democrat Todd Grace for judge of the Court of Common Pleas.
- A poisoned environment in Charleston and everywhere? (Athens News :: Letters)
- Is 80 the new 65? Don’t follow previous generation (Athens News :: Commentary)
Can eating chocolate help you lose weight? Surprising health claims about chocolate have come out in recent years. Studies have
found, for example, that eating chocolate on a regular basis might help to lower blood pressure and heart attack risk, imp…
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- Mexican Americans and obesity (Family Health Radio)