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Eric Carpenter, a student from Athens, was honored May 18 as one of the brightest middle school students in the world at an international Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) awards ceremony.

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Seventeen graduates of Nelsonville-York High School are recipients of $1,000 college scholarships awarded in May at a scholarship dinner hosted by National Honor Society students at the school. The Nelsonville High School Alumni Scholarship Fund presented $17,000 in new scholarships plus $9,…

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Three Athens County natives have been named to the Shawnee State University dean’s list for the 2019 spring semester: Jonah Hensley of Athens (early childhood/special education), Mallory Spencer of Glouster (biology) and Marissa Smith of Nelsonville (sport studies). To be placed on the dean’…

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Roger and Diana (Minemier) McCauley will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 21. They were married in the Dansville, New York Presbyterian Church. The couple has one son, Jared (Juli) of Lubbock, Texas and two grandchildren Catherine and Cash. Their son and family are hosting a …

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TheAthens County Community Singers, “a choir for all voices,” is holding their annualpatriotic concertatARTS/WestonThursday, June 27at7 p.m.A suggested donation of $10.00 is requested for admission. This concert is a small fundraiser for the group and is the last event before the choir takes…

An atom is about 99.999 percent open space. The mass of it is in the nucleus and the different levels of electrons are considered of insignificant mass. There is something mystical about this scientific fact, but I have been asked not to go there, so I won’t.

It may be a few months before garlic harvest season, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy fresh garlicky dishes in the early summer. Garlic scapes are abundant this time of year and are great in a variety of dishes.

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ALBANY — Albany United Methodist Church is hosting Miraculous Mission Vacation Bible School from June 17-20 at 6:30-8:30 p.m. each day. The week will end with a program on Friday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m. Food, refreshments and a time of fellowship will follow the program. Church pastor is Steve…

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Jessica Minor-Baetens and Joel Baetens of Athens announce the May 31, 2019 birth of a daughter, Harper Mae Baetens, at OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital in Athens. The baby has a sibling, Hudson, age 3.

TheColumbia Twp. Volunteer Fire Departmentwill be celebrating itsbicentennialwith theplacing of a markeronWednesday, June 19at6 p.m.at the fire department with a small ceremony. The public is invited.

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Cowboy Boots and Country Roots 4-H Club of New Marshfield completed its second year of landscaping at Heritage Commons Apartments for senior citizens. Residents Marilynn and Bonnie Gorby are pictured with all group members and assistant advisor.

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Athens County resident Rhonda Gibson’s art was recently selected as a first place winner at the 37th Annual Senior Citizens Art Show and Essay/Poetry Contest. The showcase of artwork by local seniors was held by the Area Agency on Aging District 7 at the Esther Allen Greer Museum at the Univ…

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Allyson Malone of Athens was named to the dean’s list at Anderson University in Anderson, South Carolina for the spring semester 2019. In order to be named to the dean’s list, a student must maintain a 3.5 grade point average or higher for the semester.

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On June 9 the Athens Elks Lodge 973 presented nine college scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each. Pictured from left to right are: Rich Russell (Elks Exalted Ruler), Kyla Henderson, Ashley Cooper, Braden Henderson, Tessa Kaaz, Dylan Mecum, Tom Donnley (Elks Scholarship Chairman). Scholar…

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Emily A. Hoerig of Nelsonville graduated from Columbus State Community College during the spring semester commencement ceremonies held May 10, 2019.

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Three Athens County residents have been named to the Columbus State Community College dean's list for the spring semester: William Rioch of Albany, Adrienne Dolle of Athens and Hannah Rozell of Coolville. To be named to the dean's list, a student must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or …

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Daniel Pagan of Athens has earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Pagan was among approximately 3,800 undergraduate and graduate students who received degrees during Georgia Tech's 257th Commencement exercises on May 3-4 at the M…

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Emma Fenstermaker of Athens graduated from the University of Iowa's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in May. She was also named to the president's list for the Spring 2019 semester. In order to be included on the list, a student must have a minimum grade point average of 4.0 in all acade…

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OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital is hostingtobacco cessation classesto help participants on their health journey. In a six week program, participants will learn a positive approach to becoming a non-tobacco user, strategies to recover from tobacco addiction, the barriers to tobacco cessation, t…