From the May 18, 2004 edition of the Athens Sunday Messenger:
- Roderick McDavis was selected as the new president of Ohio University. He was a 1970 graduate of OU and replaced retiring president Robert Glidden.
- Athens Police Department Canine Pepsie passed away after an illness. This left one canine at that time in Athens County: Deputy Steve Heater’s canine, Andi, serving with the sheriff’s office.
- At the movies: Movies 10 showed “Shrek 2,” “Troy” and “Mean Girls.”
- In advertising, Country Grace Gifts at 73 High St., Glouster, offered “unique gifts.”
- In sports, the Tomcats softball team defeated Waterford to win a sectional title. The winning pitcher was Allory Hooper. The team got clutch hits from Alicia Andrews, Amanda Alexander and Janelle Nichols.
From the May 20, 1979 edition of the Athens Sunday Messenger:
- A news photo from New York City highlighted unleaded gas reaching more than $1 per gallon.
- Frank Baumholtz, a former standout athlete at Ohio University, was named the newest OU trustee by Gov. James Rhodes. Baumholtz set a school basketball scoring record during his 1939-41 seasons. He then spent 4.5 years in the U.S. Navy, then played professional baseball for the Cincinnati Reds and professional basketball in Youngstown and Cleveland. Baumholtz was quoted as saying: “I’d like to see the university get back to its former status academically and athletically.”
- Shoney’s was negotiating with the Ohio University Fund to purchase property on the east side of Richland Avenue to build a “Mister D’s” seafood joint. City officials worried there wouldn’t be enough space for the restaurant, with it being too close to the intersection of Route 682.
- A total of 1,100 boy scouts from 51 troops in Ohio and West Virginia gathered at Hocking Technical College for the Kootaga Skills Camporee ‘79.
- In advertising, Southerton’s Beauty Salon sought clients at its location at 2 S. Plains Road, The Plains.