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Post Haste: Mill 'riot' latest in line of out-of-control Athens parties; Ohio topples Marshall at home

Police responded to rowdy partygoers Saturday night on Mill Street.

Good morning. Here's what you need to know for Monday, Sept. 14, 2015:

Things got a little out of hand in Athens this weekend.

What started as a house party on Mill Street Saturday ended in a collapsed porch, a man being tased, bottles thrown at a semi truck and attempts by partygoers to flip a car.

Of course, this isn’t the first time a party went too far in Athens. The Post takes this moment to remind you of Palmer Fest 2009, where partiers set multiple fires and attacked police officers and firefighters.

More recently, 2012’s Palmer Fest was declared a riot zone after a fire broke out at 11 Palmer St. just after 7 p.m.

First responders were met with resistance that year, as partygoers threw beer bottles at police officers.

Those situations spurred the creation of Athens’ Nuisance Party Ordinance, which has since helped bring street fests to a close earlier and earlier each year.

It seems the only lasting effects from this weekend’s incident will be some black eyes (one witness reported “some belligerent dudes ... wailing on each other”) and possibly an upset landlord.

Weather

Crisp. High of 73 and a slight breeze. (Courtesy of Scalia Lab)

News

  • Graduate students protested low wages outside Peden Stadium Saturday. (The Post)

  • The local Interfaith Peace Walk took place on Friday evening. (The Post)

  • Football attendance at home openers has plateaued since 2012. (The Post)

Scores & Game Times

Ohio defeated Marshall during the weekend. The two teams won’t meet again until 2019. (The Post)

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Athens Bar Specials

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

The Pub: $1.50 domestic pints.

Tony’s: $2.25 well drinks and free peanuts.

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

Courtside Pizza: $5 Bud Lite pitchers from 4-9 p.m.

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