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Rockbridge woman sentenced to more than five years in prison

A Rockbridge woman will spend at least the next five and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to three felonies Wednesday in Athens County Common Pleas Court. Lindsey Woolever, 32, (AKA Lindsey Coon) pleaded guilty to trafficking in heroin, amended from a charge of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, as well as unlawful transactions in weapons (F4) and having weapons under disability (F3). Judge George McCarthy...
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Ohio University releases Dean’s list

ATHENS - The following students were named to Ohio University’s Spring 2022 Dean’s list. Ohio University College of Arts and Sciences students Ali Moser from Bluffton; Aerin Cummins from Kenton; Mikayla Rigdon from Mount Victory; Lily Spiers from Lima; Mason Ault from Ada; Peyton Germann from Celina; Jack Kenny from Findlay; and Quinley Schlagbaum from Ottoville.
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Cause of Pomeroy fire under investigation

POMEROY, OH (WOWK) – Officials are investigating the cause of a house fire in Pomeroy yesterday afternoon, according to the Pomeroy Fire Department. The PFD says multiple departments responded to the fire that broke out at a home on Wetzgall Street just before 4 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 2022. Officials say heavy smoke was coming […]

11 Hocking Hills Cabin Rentals For The Perfect Outdoorsy Ohio Getaway

All products featured on TravelAwaits are independently selected by our writers and editors. We may earn commission when you click on or make a purchase via our links. The Hocking Hills are a premier vacation destination for those looking to get in touch with the natural world. Whether you are a rugged outdoorsy type or simply looking to get out of town and stop to smell the flowers for a while, Logan, Ohio, and the surrounding Hocking Hills area are ideal for a getaway. From breathtaking waterfalls like Cedar Falls, which invariably instill a sense of wonder in all who behold them, to imposing geological features, the natural beauty here has no peer for hundreds of miles.

OU Board of Trustees tables land-lease agreement with city

The Ohio University Board of Trustees tabled a resolution for a proposed long-term lease of approximately 10.6 acres of land to the City of Athens for land east of Stimson Avenue. In return, the city will lease 17.8 acres near the Dairy Lane and Richland Avenue intersection to OU. During its June meeting, the lease was pulled from the agenda. The board did approve an easement for a proposed rail-trail along West Stimson Avenue during the June 13-14 meeting. ...

LS Power snaps up natural gas-fired power plant in Ohio

LS Power has agreed to acquire the Rolling Hills natural gas-fired power plant in Wilkesville, Ohio, from an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners. The 835-megawatt facility consists of five simple cycle “peaking” units located in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland (PJM) Interconnection. LS Power said Rolling Hills will join the company’s fleet of flexible gas-fired generation.

Butterfly Ridge preview

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — If you're looking for a cool family activity, we're on your side. Butterfly Ridge founder Chris Kline discusses "Butterfly Ridge Conservation Center " where families can learn about butterflies, moths, and other pollinators important with Good Day Columbus' Maria Durant and Jackie Orozco. Butterfly Ridge...

After a series of delays, Kiser’s Barbecue may soon open at new location

ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – Kiser’s Barbeque is in the early stages of construction at its new location on East State Street with hopes of opening in the coming months. The family owned restaurant closed its location in the Athens mall when its lease ended in February 2020 and put off opening a new location because of the pandemic.

New Marshfield Rabbit Rescue Helps Domestic Bunnies Find Forever Homes

MARSHFIELD, WI (OnFocus) – Brittany Graves officially started Oscar’s Rabbit Rescue in April 2022, but has been unofficially rescuing bunnies since last autumn. She hopes to help prevent the increasing dumping of domestic bunnies locally by providing education, resources, and an alternative option. “In September, a friend found...

New restaurant doubles as training facility

Mitzi Lou’s is a new fully functioning take-out restaurant that specializes in comfort food, prepared by a staff that embodies the term “service with a smile.” According to co-owner, Tami Bay, the restaurant, located at 817 W. Union St., officially opened on May 9 and also functions as a training facility for individuals with developmental disabilities. The concept for Mitzi Lou’s sprouted last October. At the time, Bay and her...

Washboard tours

The Columbus Washboard Company was offering free tours of its new Main Street location during the annual Logan Washboard Arts & Music Festival last weekend.

Partnership Helps Cats Find Forever Home

In accordance with Adopt-A-Cat Month this June, The Athens Messenger would like to spotlight the partnership between the Athens County Humane Society and PetSmart, which strives to give area shelter cats a second chance at finding their new forever home. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) approximately 6.3 million domesticated house pets end up in animal shelters in the U.S. nationwide each year. ...
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AUBA Sidewalk Sale

Join the Athens Uptown Business Association (AUBA) for their monthly Sidewalk Sale! Head Uptown to check out local products, grab some deals, and enjoy the Uptown Athens vibe while taking advantage of DORA!
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Inhale Wellness Studio Open House

Join Michelle Stobart of Inhale Wellness Studio for an open house at its new location inside The Athens Wellness Coop on the ACEnet complex on Columbus Road in Athens. In May 2022, Inhale Yoga Studio became Inhale Wellness Studio and began focusing its primary offering on acupuncture services. This open...