Brittany Blosser and Wyatt Founds, of Glouster, announce the Sept. 8, 2019 birth of a son, Jensen William Founds, at OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital, Athens. The baby has two siblings, Shalynn Shoults, 5, and Laikynn Founds, 1.

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A spaghetti lunch fundraiser is planned for Thursday, Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Lindley Inn, The Plains. Pick-up or dine-in available for $5; delivery to a business available from 11 a.m. to noon for $6. Proceeds go to Turn It Gold benefitting childhood cancer. Orders can be fax…

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U.S. Air Force Airman Eric A. Everett graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and ba…

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Afree veteran’s breakfastis planned forWednesday, Sept. 18 from 9-11a.m. atVFW Post #7174, located at 12 Pine St., The Plains. The event is being hosted by the Athens County Veteran’s Service Office and will include catering from Gigi’s Restaurant. Veterans should bring their DD214 form and …

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NELSONVILLE— Small businesses in the Appalachian counties of Ohio have a new tool to help them obtain affordable financing. Appalachian Growth Capital LLC (AGC), headquartered in Nelsonville, Ohio, announced that it has been certified as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) b…

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Former Athens resident, Bill Mullins, has been named winner of the first annual Ohio Songwriting Festival and Concert song contest for his song, “Dreamland.” Held at Berne Union High School in Sugar Grove, Ohio, the event was hosted by The Appalachian Listening Room in Logan and co-sponsored…

The McDougal Church on Route 550 and McDougal Road in Athens will be having its monthly Songfest on Friday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

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The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) selected Ohio University as the Outstanding Campus Chapter for the fourth year in a row at its annual Excellence in Journalism Conference. The award honors chapters for their commitment to SPJ’s mission and to the journalism profession.

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Ohio University Credit Union is holding a donation collection in support of the Athens Area Stand Down program, which seeks to provide assistance to the homeless and those at risk of homelessness, particularly U.S. veterans. “Stand Down” is a military term referring to taking a break from th…

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The Athens Soil and Water Conservation District (Athens SWCD) in partnership with the Ohio Pollinators Habitat Initiative (OPHI) is once again collecting ripe common milkweed seed pods to benefit the monarch butterfly. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has predicted that if the monarch popu…

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NELSONVILLE — Dottie Fromal of Nelsonville, Theo Hutchinson of Athens, and Sam Jones of Glouster have each worked to build stronger communities. And on Sept. 10 at the historic Stuart’s Opera House, all three were recognized for dedication to service with 2019 Jenco Awards, conferred by the …

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George Eberts, long time Asylum employee and local expert on the Athens Asylum, will be leading an outdoor walking tour of the historic Athens Asylum grounds and buildings on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2-4 p.m. His insights on patient treatment throughout the asylum’s 140-year existence are peppered w…

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Four cadets from Ohio University’s Air Force Detachment 650 graduated with distinction from field training at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama this summer. Field Training is a 13-day long, military training course designed to evaluate cadets’ leadership and officer capabilities under intens…

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Moon Tunnel, a DIY reading series, Friday, Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m., ARTS/West basement, free. Hear works of fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Ohio University creative writers Melanie Ritzenthaler, Derek JG Williams, and Zoë Bossiere. The series will be held on five Friday evenings throughout t…

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program, which provides free tax preparation (primarily for senior citizens) in Athens County and elsewhere around the United States, is seeking volunteer tax preparers for 2020.

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Sara Orborne and James Hook, of Carpenter Dyesville Road, Pomeroy, announce the Sept. 3, 2019 birth of a son, Braxton Jason Hook, at OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, Athens. The baby has two siblings: Kaitlyn and James, both 6.