DJ Cooper

D.J. Cooper is pictured in a 2013 file photo.


To the impending fall sports season, for both area high schools and the Ohio University Bobcats. Messenger sports reporter Jason Arkley’s been cranking out some great Bobcat football preview stories — visit to catch up on the team.

To the Red Cross “Hometown Heroes” program. The deadline for local nominations is Aug. 20 and can be mailed to Jane Patton at the American Red Cross of SE OH, 100 S. May Ave., Athens, OH 45701; or emailed to

To the Bounty on the Bricks event this past weekend, which once again raised funds for the Southeast Ohio Foodbank and Kitchen. A worthy cause!


To the bizarre reports surrounding former Ohio University basketball player D.J. Cooper. Cooper was suspended from FIBA (the International Basketball Federation) for reportedly using his pregnant girlfriend’s urine in attempting to pass a drug test. You can’t make this stuff up.

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