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Post Haste: Hurray, it’s fall; Reconsider feeding the groundhogs on Ohio University’s campus

Bust out those flannels.

Good morning. Here's what you need to know for Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015:

Expect your daily dealings with pumpkin-flavored, pumpkin-colored and pumpkin-scented whatever to increased dramatically starting today.

It’s the first day of fall.

Ever wonder how that’s decided? Well you’re about to find out.

The first day of fall always coincides with Earth’s autumnal equinox — the time of year when both Northern and Southern Hemispheres get about 12 hours of sunlight, and the sun appears directly overhead at noon for people standing near the equator.

But we don’t live near the equator, so the September Equinox mostly means the sun will start setting sooner, and it’s officially OK to wear flannels.


Teensy bit hotter than yesterday. 80 degrees and partly cloudy skies. (Courtesy of Scalia Lab)


  • Students are feeding groundhogs on campus and taking selfies with them. This is a problem. (The Post)

  • OU released a video this week in response to a movie about campus sexual assault. (The Post)

  • That marijuana legalization bus stop we wrote about yesterday didn’t actually happen. Here’s why. (The Post)

Scores & Game Times

OU’s women’s golf team took home seventh place at the Cardinal Classic this week in Indiana. (The Post)

You might also want to know ...

Health insurance deductibles are growing faster than wage increases, a recent study found. (New York Times)

Ohio was the eighth most obese state in America in 2014. (MarketWatch)

For more global news, check out The New York Times' daily briefing.

Athens Bar Specials

Pawpurr’s Bar: Half-off drinks from 8-9 p.m.

The Pub: $2.50 domestic aquariums. $1.50 shot of the night

Red Brick Tavern: $1 well drinks and domestics from 6-9 p.m.

Courtside Pizza: $0.50 slices, $2 Blue Moon, $2 mixed drinks, $1.50 mixed shots from 4-9 p.m.


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