To the new Amesville Elementary principal, Jennifer Spero, featured by The Messenger today. Lots of changes are coming to the Federal Hocking Local School District, but it seems the district is in good hands.

To the Athens Conservancy’s recent purchase of preserve land near Strouds Run State Park, which will help the nonprofit’s goal of protecting wildlife in the area.

To a successful 2018-2019 school year of high school athletics, as outlined in a series of “Year in Review” articles published in The Messenger’s sportspages this week. If you missed any stories, check them out online.


To the slow start by the Southern Ohio Copperheads. The team was 5-8 heading into Thursday’s game; the team has three more games this weekend against Muskegon and Michigan. The Copperheads are 4 1/2 games back of Hamilton Joes in the South Division, as the Athens team tries to defend its 2018 league title. Here’s to the Cheads picking things up in the next few weeks.

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