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Three defendants connected to the death of 18-year-old Sigma Pi pledge Collin Wiant were arraigned Wednesday morning before a judge in the Athens County Court of Common Pleas.
Citizens’ concerns ran the gamut of confusion, concern and support Tuesday night concerning a proposed change in city law that would allow short-term rentals — including Airbnb and VRBO — in residential neighborhoods.
The Ohio House of Representatives passed a bill last week that would clarify the extent of religious freedoms for public school students across the state.
BREAKING: Nine people were indicted by the Athens County prosecutor today in connection with the hazing-related death of Collin Wiant, an Ohio University student, last fall.
City Council reintroduced legislation Monday that would allow Athens to enter into an agreement to financially support the construction of the Baileys Trail System after the vote was delayed at its last full-body meeting.
Members of the the Ohio House of Representatives introduced a bill into committee late last week to outlaw abortion in the state with very few exceptions.
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This week on Athens Happens, we discussed the prices of consumer goods at a campus markets, Athens Climate Change consequences and a student senate town hall meeting where skateboarders expressed concerns. https://thenewpolitical.com/2019/11/15/podcast-athens-happens-the-jefferson-marketplace-markup/
Many faculty members gathered at a public forum Thursday night in Porter Hall to examine data on Ohio University’s administrative spending and voice their desire to protect the jobs of college professors and faculty amid a university-wide budget crisis. https://thenewpolitical.com/2019/11/15/faculty-members-aired-grievances-with-ohio-us-budget-crisis-at-forum/
Athens Fire Department (AFD) Chief Bob Rymer presented to Student Senate on Wednesday evening about the department’s need of financing and its functions.