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  1. Activist's acquittal unlikely to end church-directory fight at Athens courthouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | The Columbus Dispatch

    Eliot Kalman won't be punished for pasting a First Amendment sticker over the church directory on the Athens County Courthouse. "I'm not inclined to tempt fate," Kalman said.


  2. Web Xtra | Women's basketball: Ohio continues magical ride by stunning AkronRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | The Columbus Dispatch

    ATHENS, Ohio -- The difficult part for Ohio University women's basketball players and coach Bob Boldon was not coming up with a scheme to defeat Akron tonight and then carrying it out on to the court. The Baby Bobcats -- there are six sophomores, one freshman and only one senior on the roster -- continued to leave jaws wide open in the Mid-American Conference with a stunning 72-60 victory over the defending champion Zips in the Convocation Center.


  3. Athens County sheriff's racketeering trial underwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | The Columbus Dispatch

    ATHENS, Ohio - Jury selection was underway this morning in the racketeering trial of suspended Athens County Sheriff Patrick "Pat" Kelly. Kelly was charged in a 25-count indictment issued on Jan. 31 last year.


  4. Protesters arrested as Ohio University raises tuitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | The Columbus Dispatch

    Police arrested two Ohio University students and a recent graduate today as they protesed tuition increases that the school's board of trustees approved. Students said that Bekki Wyss and Claire Chadwick, both seniors, along with recent alumnus Sal Lake were all charged with misdemeanor counts of disruption of a public meeting.


  5. Ohio College Basketball Insider: For Phillips, move to Ohio helped recruitingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 6 | The Columbus Dispatch

    First-year Ohio coach Saul Phillips fancies himself as quite the salesman, but he won't take total credit for signing Ryan Taylor and Mike Laster. Phillips burned hundreds of cellphone minutes trying to lure both to North Dakota State last season.


  6. Lesbian couple's divorce voided by Athens County judge after earlier OKRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2014 | The Columbus Dispatch

    Common Pleas Court Judge George McCarthy ruled on Thursday that "it was not apparent" to him that the parties involved in the case were of the same gender when he approved a magistrate's decision in November granting the divorce . McCarthy's decision means Brenda Mohney and Erin O'Leary are now back where they started: considered married in states that recognize same-sex marriage, but not in Ohio.


  7. Acre's aim: affordable farm-to-table foodRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2014 | The Columbus Dispatch

    Todd Mills, owner of Acre Farm-to-Table To-Go. The dishes pictured are mole bowl and buttermilk ranch salad.


  8. Bob Hunter commentary: Athens QB shows he can play for BuckeyesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2014 | The Columbus Dispatch

    On Athens quarterback Joe Burrow's third play at Ohio Stadium in the Division III championship game, the pocket collapsed like a house of cards, and he seemed certain to be sacked by a Toledo Central Catholic defender. He was hit hard twice, somehow squirted out of the mass of bodies, sprinted toward the open field to the left and didn't get tackled until he reached the 1-yard line after a 49-yard gain.


  9. Athens County judge OKs same-sex divorce not realizing both parties were womenRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2014 | The Columbus Dispatch

    Athens County Common Pleas Judge George McCarthy, who approved the divorce on Nov. 25, said the next day that he was unaware that both parties were women when he signed the judgment. This week, he said he plans to hold a hearing in the next few weeks so the two women have a chance to tell their story and he can offer his reasoning for why he likely will vacate his ruling on their divorce.


  10. Businesses in Athens struggle after fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2014 | The Columbus Dispatch

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  11. Ohio University students hold sit-in to protest Ferguson decisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2014 | The Columbus Dispatch

    ATHENS, Ohio About 100 Ohio University students gathered at Baker University Center last night to protest a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the fatal August shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo. As administrators promised that the building would be closed at its usual midnight closing time, the students said they would "occupy" the building. 2 comments

  12. Athens will recover from latest fire, too, history suggestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2014 | The Columbus Dispatch

    If history is any lesson, uptown Athens will survive its most-recent fire and go on to rebuild and transform itself once again. The blocks of commercial and residential buildings haven't necessarily looked the same following redevelopment after significant fires.


  13. Chaos' as rain turns to ice on area roads SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2014 | The Columbus Dispatch

    Fifty or so vehicles had mishaps yesterday because of black ice along I-71 north of Downtown, but no serious injuries were reported. Even with more than 27 years with the Columbus Division of Police, Lt.


  14. Athens County pedestrian killed crossing streetRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2014 | The Columbus Dispatch

    An Athens County man died after he was hit by a vehicle as he was trying to cross a rural road southwest of Athens Friday night.


  15. Friendsgiving' offers chance for groups to feast and count blessings togetherRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | The Columbus Dispatch

    You can at a Friendsgiving, an informal gathering popular among 20- and 30-somethings at this time of year. For some guests, such occasions represent a second holiday meal; and for others, an alternative to a traditional family celebration.


  16. High-school football: Weight of legacy inspired seniors at DeSalesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | The Columbus Dispatch

    This merely underscores the significance of football at the 53-year-old school. The expectations heaped on the Stallions are generally encouraged by the coaches, who believe they foster a winning culture.


  17. Athens County prosecutor recommends removal of courthouse church directoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | The Columbus Dispatch

    The Athens County prosecutor recommends the removal of a church directory from the outside of the county courthouse. Keller Blackburn said today that he doesn't believe the directory displaying local houses of worship violates the constitutional separation of church and state. 1 comment

  18. Athens begins sorting out mess a day after fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | The Columbus Dispatch

    As hot spots still smoldered in the wreckage, local business owners and city officials began to plan for the future in the wake of a fire that struck a main Uptown street. The fire on W. Union Street in Athens injured four students, five firefighters and three police officers, but none seriously, city officials said.


  19. Multiple businesses damaged, Ohio U. students displaced by fire in AthensRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2014 | The Columbus Dispatch

    Firefighters battled the blaze for several hours. Officials would not say what time the fire started and were not talking to the media.


  20. High-school football: Olentangy, Dublin Scioto advance to regional final gameRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2014 | The Columbus Dispatch

    Five area teams advanced in their respective divisions in the second week of the state high-school football playoffs tonight. The winners included Olentangy and Dublin Scioto , who will face off next week in a Division II regional final game for the right to advance to the state semifinals.