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Community input needed to improve Athens sidewalks

Do you trip, slip, fall or have trouble on the sidewalks of Athens? The City of Athens and the Pedestrian Accessibility Committee are concerned about the conditions of the sidewalks, as are many Athenians. The committee, formed by Athens City Council resolution, is charged with providing strategies and recommendations to improve sidewalk accessibility and walkability in the city. The committee is seeking input through the end of August via surveys and focus groups to best understand our community’s sidewalk issues and priorities for improvement. ...
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'Athens Area Pregnancy and Infant Loss

If you are in need of support because of a pregnancy loss or the loss of your child, you are welcome to join us in person every first Thursday of the month for this support group. These meetings are free, welcoming, hopeful, and honoring. All family members, such as grandparents,...

Athens Farmers Market connects low income families with local produce

ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Athens Farmers Market is now giving low-income people the chance to get healthy and organic food options that won’t break the bank. Those who have access to food stamps can now use these to purchase produce and goods. Athens Farmers Market Manager Tanya...

Wilson to Serve as President of Ohio State Bar Assoc.

Judge Dean Wilson began his term as 2022-23 President of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA). A resident of Roseville and judge of the Perry County Municipal Court, Wilson served as an officer of the OSBA in the post of President-Elect for the 2021-22 bar year. “It is a tremendous...

Deer Dessert

Day lilies in Athens are just about to bloom. That means only one thing. The deer that hang out in the nearby woods surrounding the city of Athens will be coming for any and all day lily blooms. The tasty morsels attract deer of all sizes and shapes much to the landowners’ dismay. Landowners use many methods to keep their day lilies and others flowers in tact. But deer can jump fences. Some people claim that deer repellents don’t work. Other people use a watered down Tabasco sauce spray. That just adds a little spice to the appetizing buds. Even when the landowner shouts and waves his arms, the deer simply reacts with a blank stare while chewing on everyone’s favorite flower.

Healthy Habits: Avoid heat-related illnesses this summer

Summer is only half over, but we’ve already experienced several days of record-breaking temperatures and oppressive heat this season. With so many fun outdoor activities taking place during the months of July and August – from vacations to baseball games to the Lancaster Festival – many of us will be spending a lot more time outdoors in the coming weeks as the dog days of summer settle in. It’s important that we know our limits and not overdo our time in the sun, especially on hot and humid days. Below are some tips to help you keep your outdoor excursions...
Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Camp Hervida marks a century of activities

WATERFORD — For the last 100 years, youths have visited Waterford to swim, do crafts and learn skills at Camp Hervida. In celebration of the 100th anniversary, the camp community came together this weekend. Activities included campfires and games for the whole family. Many former campers came out to...

Summer camp offers learning opportunities for disabled students

Beacon School student Emily is still learning. Instead of her typical classroom experience, she learned how to make healthy tacos Wednesday, courtesy of Live Healthy Appalachia. Emily is one of about 40 school-aged children and teens participating in the annual five-week summer camp, which ends July 22. The school is among the many services the Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities provides. Those who could attend camp this year included...

Local artist commemorates Hocking Hills in Walmart mural

LOGAN – The Hocking Hills area has long been renowned for its breathtaking landscape. Intricate, historical caves, interesting fauna, and lush flora offer a whole world of exploration. The beauty and uniqueness of the area are appreciated and modeled by tourists and residents in many ways – one of the most prominent being art. Local artist Kristen Ann Williams has shown her love and admiration through a mural decorating the inner wall of Logan’s Walmart at state Route 664 S. The mural is 24 feet...

Bartender of the Week

By Miles Layton For the ANews Meet Cole Group, 22, who has been working as a bartender at Tony’s Tavern for more than seven months. Hailing from Dayton before moving to Athens, Cole’s favorite adult beverage is beer and he enjoys serving beer each night of the week, but especially on Saturday. ...

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.

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...