Note: This story appears in the Sunday, June 7 newspaper on Page A3.

From the Wednesday, July 7, 1999 edition of the Athens Messenger:

  • Village and state officials were investigating a “dangerous situation” involving a Chauncey gas station operating with gas tank lids that were removable.
  • At the Movies: The Athena Cinema showed “Big Daddy” and “South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut.”
  • In advertising, the Burger King at 28 S. Court St., Athens offered interviews for a manager position. The site is now Ginger Asian Kitchen and Burger King is on State Street.

From the July 8, 1979 edition of the Athens Sunday Messenger:

  • A plan to convert Ohio University’s Scott Quad into senior citizens housing ended in a 4-4 tie vote from the OU Board of Trustees. The plan called for OU leasing the space for 25 years to a Columbus company.
  • A Perry County restaurant, Shirley’s, was transformed into “Pinky’s Bar and Grill” for the filming of a Robert Redford movie, “Brubaker.” Shirley Ratliff was the restaurant’s owner. Three Athens County men were extras in the movie: Eric Neason, Michael Abraham and Richard Baker.
  • In advertising, Athens Sport Center at 140 Columbus Road offered a KZ650 Custom Motorcycle for $2,495.
  • Few immediate changes were planned for Lake Snowden following its recent acquisition by Le-Ax Water Distribution Corp., Le-Ax president Joe Merkle said.

From the July 10, 1949 edition of the Athens Sunday Messenger:

  • Construction was progressing on Mount St. Mary Hospital in Nelsonville.
  • In advertising, Stadium Restaurant offered “Tempting Sunday Dishes” at its location on Richland Avenue across from the OU ball fields. The restaurant featured picnic lunches and carry out orders.
  • Also in advertising, Dunkle’s Jewelry on High Street in Glouster offered: “A Grand Selection of Jewelry Gifts Await You Here.”
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