The Athens Messenger - Monday eNews



A spirited opening

In a plain building located just off of Shafer Street, owners of the West Side Ciderhouse and Distillery have been slowly growing new roots… Read more


OU profs consider walkouts, unionizing in bracing for cuts

A recent night found an Ohio University lecture hall close to standing room only, but not with students. Instead, a room of faculty and sta… Read more


Accused teens in Hocking Hills death released on bond

LOGAN — Two teenagers were released from the Multi-County Juvenile Detention Center in Lancaster this past Friday following their arraignme… Read more


Hocking College falls in season finale

NELSONVILLE — The Hocking College football team ended its 2019 season with a loss to No. 17 Monroe College Mustangs, 63-0. The Hawks finish… Read more

Lady Hawks' fourth-quarter comeback falls short

NELSONVILLE — The Hocking College women’s basketball team’s (0-1) fourth quarter comeback fell short as the Cougars (3-2) escaped Nelsonvil… Read more


Bobcats face rebuilding BG with few guarantees

Scot Loeffler is a first-time collegiate head coach in his first season at Bowling Green. Read more



Alexander FFA members receive degrees

Alexander FFA members (from left to right) Jenna Jordan, Jena Fulton, Dylan Boivin, and Hannah King received their American FFA degree at t… Read more

Nelsonville-York High names honor roll

The following Nelsonville-York High School students have been named to the merit (unweighted 3.8 GPA or higher) and honor (unweighted 3.0-3… Read more

Upcoming community events

Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m., on the fourth floor of Baker University Centerin the atrium. This vigil i… Read more

County residents wanted to host community conversations

The Athens County Foundation invites people to join the conversation about our community. The Community Table is a yearlong conversation ho… Read more

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For Gigi's, Burrow fever has been 'wild'

Life hasn’t been the same at Gigi’s Country Kitchen ever since local football star Joe Burrow gave a ringing endorsement on national TV. Read more

The Plains woman seriously injured in Route 33 crash

A crash involving a tractor-trailer striking a vehicle on Route 33 near Athens left a woman injured and sent to a Columbus hospital. Read more

Turley sets the tone for Tomcats

The Trimble defensive line — with Ian Joyce, Zach Guffey, Jack Nagucki and Tabor Lackey — has done the job all season. Read more

New search warrant executed in mass killing investigation

PIKETON — Ohio authorities have executed a new search warrant as part of an investigation into the 2016 killings of eight family members. Read more

Tomcats' season ends against Tigers

Note: This recap appears in the Sunday, Nov. 17 newspaper edition. Read more