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Hocking College footballer makes history several times over

Caden Cox, a freshman football player at Hocking College, became the first individual with Down syndrome to play in an NCAA or NJCAA college football game during the Hawks first home game against Sussex Community College in Nelsonville, Ohio. He also became the first player born with Down syndrome to score a point in a NCAA or NJCAA college football game when he scored the 35th point with an Extra Point kick after a Hawks touchdown.
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Medical marijuana dispensary Harvest of Athens holds grand opening

Harvest of Athens, the first medical marijuana dispensary in the city, held its grand opening Monday morning. The location is one of three Harvest of Ohio locations, with others in Columbus and Beavercreek. The Athens location held a soft opening Sept. 15. Harvest of Ohio was licensed in 2017 and...
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Eastern Homecoming

REEDSVILLE — The 2021 Eastern High School Homecoming game is set for this Friday, with activities planned for students throughout the week. The high school football game is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 24, against Waterford High School. During the game, the 2021 Homecoming Court will be crowned.
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Rhapsody Restaurant’s jazz nights bring musical culture to Nelsonville

Every Wednesday, Rhapsody Restaurant, 18 Public Square, Nelsonville, hosts a Jazz Night for its patrons to enjoy the classical and innovative sounds of jazz music. The performers, Kay Carter and the Bernie Nau Quartet, play their sets each week from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jennifer Yanity, food and beverage...

Introducing our New Animals on White Cottage Farm!

Welcome our newest family members!!!! Alpacas!!!! Last week I hinted that we welcomed some new animals unexpectedly to White Cottage Farm. It was one of those moments, we spoke into existence – kind of… Their journey here was not the happiest journey, but we are so happy to welcome them and share a little bit about their journey to White Cottage Farm.
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Shawnee Township trustees plan special meeting Tuesday

SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — The Shawnee Township Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at noon Tuesday, Sept. 21 at the township office, 2530 Ft. Amanda Road, Lima. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the purchase of a new police cruiser. The trustees previously approved purchasing a new Chevrolet Tahoe police cruiser but will change to purchase a Ford Explorer police cruiser, due to a lack of availability of Chevrolet models.

Ohio Pawpaw Festival returns for 23rd year

ALBANY, Ohio. (WTAP) - Despite cancellation in 2020, the Ohio Pawpaw Festival returned this weekend for its 23rd year. Event organizers describe it as “a fun-filled, educational community event celebrating one of America’s largest native tree fruits.”. In addition to live music and vendors of all kinds, the weekend’s lineup...
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Something Different

Last week’s Something Different winner was Joe Keims of Millfield, who correctly identified the following differences:

University lifts student domestic travel suspension

Ohio University has lifted its suspension of student domestic travel activities. Effective immediately, students are not required to seek approval from their college when planning domestic travel. Because travel increases the risk of getting or spreading COVID-19, students are expected to consider risks associated with domestic travel and to follow...
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Fresh food market opens in South Linden, offers free food for those in need

Fresh food market opens in South Linden, offers free food for those in need. FOR MORE: Fresh food market opens in South Linden, offers free food for those in need. "Dateline" What happened to Amy 09/17/2021. 'Selfie museum' Viral Columbus helping guests get that perfect social media photo. Updated...

The ultimate guide to beauty services in Athens

In the wise words of pop singer, Lizzo, “Hair toss, check my nails, baby how you feeling?” Well, you’re sure to be feeling confident after a visit to a local salon. Whether you need a routine haircut or are treating yourself to a spray tan, Athens can do it. Instead of traveling home for beauty services, stay local and visit one of the many places Athens has to offer. Here’s where to get your beauty needs done in Athens:
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Pizza Cottage opens its eighth store on E. State

Pizza Cottage opened its new Athens location this weekend at 951 E. State Street. The friendly, family restaurant is the first of its kind to serve the Southeastern Ohio community and the eighth Pizza Cottage store in the state. The restaurant can comfortably seat about 200 customers with private party...
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Cat spay/neuter clinic scheduled

LOGAN – The Pet Orphanage is sponsoring a cat spay/neuter clinic for September. Due to the governor’s COVID guidelines, they will pre-register for the clinic by phone from 5–6 p.m. at 740-385-6226) on Monday, Sept. 20. The cat clinic will be held on Sunday, Sept. 26, and payment will be...

Body acceptance program looking for participants

Ohio University Campus Recreation and Counseling and Psychological Services are offering a body-acceptance program called The Body Project during fall 2021, the third year for the program. The program consists of four one-hour sessions led by trained peer instructors. Student participants will discuss appearance-ideals present in current society and other...

5 tips for better skin care in college

College is stressful enough. We are constantly on the go with classes, extracurriculars and social lives. Add in the Athens water quality, and it’s a recipe for disaster when it comes to skin care. Before coming to Athens, I never really struggled with skin care problems. That all changed when...
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Wish Inez Windland a Happy 90th Birthday!

Guysville resident Inez Windland is celebrating her 90th birthday next Tuesday, Sept. 21. We encourage readers to mail her birthday cards to 524 Dutch Ridge Rd. Guysville, OH 45735. Celebrate this important birthday with a local resident and put a smile on her face!
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September YAP Happy Hour

Join the Young Athens Professionals at Little Fish Brewing Company's Beer Garden from 5-7pm! Thank you to The Matriots for sponsoring September's event!. YAP Happy Hours are casual networking events geared towards career-minded young adults in the early stages of their careers. They offer a chance to socialize with other young professionals while patronizing a different business every month. YAP events are open-house style and are free and open to the public.