The Athens Messenger - Monday eNews


Copperheads' playoff hopes come down to final games

Sebastian Fabik’s heroics kept the Southern Ohio Copperheads’ playoff dreams alive. Read more

Utica eliminates Post 21

LANCASTER — A newcomer to the 8th District Tournament bracket ended Athens Post 21’s season. Read more

Police & Fire reports

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Athens Masonic scholarships awarded

The Athens Masonic Scholarship Committee has announced the recipients of eight $750 scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year. Read more

Six couples celebrate 50th wedding anniversaries

Six resilient couples recently celebrated their 50 years of marriage with dinner at The Lake Hope Dining Lodge. All their marriages took pl… Read more

Athens County Jr. Rabbit Bowl team places 6th

The Athens County Junior Rabbit Bowl Team placed sixth in the junior division of the 2019 Ohio 4-H Rabbit Bowl, held at the Ohio 4-H Center… Read more

Upcoming community events

The Nelsonville American Legion and Auxillary Post 229will host acommunity dinnerof spaghetti with meat sauce, rolls and salad onFridayfrom… Read more

Recent photo galleries

Ohio Brew Week Last Call 2019

Ohio Brew Week Saturday's "Last Call" event brought to a close eight days of tours, train rides, fancy dinners, talks with brewers, parties… Read more

2019 TRIAD Conference

The 2019 Ohio TRIAD Conference was held Thursday, July 18 at the Athens Community Center. The event featured several prominent members of t… Read more

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Go Go Burrito to close in The Plains

A restaurant in The Plains will soon closing its doors. Read more

What the new state budget means for our area

The two-year state budget was approved by lawmakers on Wednesday and signed by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday. Read more

Another 'bear scare,' this time near Logan

It’s not Bigfoot out the window, but his black bear friend that might find its way into your sights. Read more

Incumbent Athens councilman fails to make it on the ballot

Athens City Councilman Patrick McGee, who filed to run as an independent candidate for re-election this November, failed to submit enough valid signatures on his candidacy petition, according to election officials. Read more

Distillery seeks to become staple of Athens' west side

A new distillery has quietly been in the works on the Athens west side for over a year now, but the owner and operator, Kelly Sauber, hopes to have the business open this fall. Read more