Tag: Athens

Wayne National Forest to construct 88 new miles of trail

Wayne National Forest to construct 88 new miles of trail

After years of planning, Wayne National Forest, which spans across 12 southeastern Ohio counties, received approval to begin the construction of 88 additional miles of biking and hiking paths. The Baileys Mountain Bike Trail System, to be located between Athens and Nelsonville, will connect to other trails along […]

Young Athens Professionals Q&A: The premiere local club for networking

Young Athens Professionals Q&A: The premiere local club for networking

Anywhere is a good place to network, but Athens tends to be especially good. The Young Athens Professionals (YAP) aims to encourage local young professionals to meet, network and work for companies by connecting them with business leaders and entrepreneurs in Athens. I sat down […]

Athens County Horse Farm Rescues Slaughter-Bound Horses and More

Athens County Horse Farm Rescues Slaughter-Bound Horses and More

The first horse Rachel Bendler rescued on her own from a slaughter-sale was Red. In 2007, Red was penned up at a horse auction waiting to be sold. Instead of meeting his demise over the border in Canada where horse slaughter is legal, Red met […]

Athens to get its first transitional housing for women recovering from addiction

Athens to get its first transitional housing for women recovering from addiction

Teresa G. still receives support from other women who once sent letters to her at least twice a week. She had started receiving these letters after she joined a 12-step recovery program while in prison for forgery and check theft to fund her addiction. The […]

Latta Earthworks cultivates better compost for Athens County

Latta Earthworks cultivates better compost for Athens County

Wearing brown from head to toe, Chad Latta of Latta Earthworks seems to blend into the piles of compost that surround him. “Welcome to my sandbox,” Latta says with a smile. The compost site sits just outside the county seat of Athens. “This is where […]

Ohio Hockey announcer’s impact in Athens is felt far beyond the ice rink

Ohio Hockey announcer’s impact in Athens is felt far beyond the ice rink

The Ohio University hockey team takes the ice for a game at Bird Arena. A loud, booming voice roars throughout the historic building. “WELCOME TO THE ICE YOUR O-HII-OOO BOBCATS!!!” That is the voice of 32-year-old Jacob Jakuszeit, public address announcer for the hockey team. […]

Region’s last local record store continues tradition

Region’s last local record store continues tradition

On West Union Street in Athens sits an empty storefront that once served as a haven for vinyl collectors. The former shop, Haffa’s Records, closed in late September after nearly two decades of patronage. However, the region finds hope in the success of Chillicothe’s Apollo […]

Climb Athens Center Brings Bouldering to the Community

Climb Athens Center Brings Bouldering to the Community

Ted Welser pushes aside a vacuum plastic curtain and climbs a set of steep stairs that lead to the loft of his garage on the residential east side of Athens.  The plywood walls are barely visible under interlocking nobs and bits. Polyurethane climbing holds make […]

Take our Morgan’s Raid driving tour

Take our Morgan’s Raid driving tour

by Sarah Weingarten Southern Ohio is the only region in the state to host a Civil War battle. In July 1863,General John Hunt Morgan and his Confederate army raided southern Ohio. And today you can drive along the path that the Confederate army took to […]

ReUse Industries Opens Athens First Tool Library

ReUse Industries Opens Athens First Tool Library

Athens Tool Library gives you access to over 500 different tools Ever wish you had full and legal access to your neighbor’s tools? Such sentiments align with the philosophy of Athens Tool Library, the first of its kind in the Appalachian region. Located next to […]