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Post Haste: Why there's no school on Labor Day; Bobcat soccer loses again

Good morning. Here's what you need to know for Monday, Sept. 7, 2015:

It’s Labor Day, Bobcats.

What’s on your docket today? Grillin’? Chillin’? Wondering why you don’t have to work or go to class today?

Here it is. This is when you finally find out why Labor Day exists.

On June 28, 1894, the United States Congress passed an act establishing the first Monday of September as a “tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country,” per the U.S. Department of Labor.

The holiday has its true roots in the labor movement. Peter McGuire, co-founder of the American Federation of Labor, is credited with suggesting a holiday that honors the workers who “from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold.”

Some now argue it was actually a machinist and Central Labor Union of New York member named Matthew Maguire who founded the holiday.

That’s pretty much it. Commit it to memory.


Frisbee weather. High of 92 and no rain. Temperatures should drop into the 60s tonight. Maybe take a coat if you’re going to the bars. (Courtesy of Scalia Lab)


  • The Athens County Prosecutor's Office is investigating a reported sexual assault in a Hocking College dorm. (The Athens News)

Scores & Game Times

Bobcat soccer lost to Kentucky.  (The Post)

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Athens bar specials tonight

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

The Pub: $1.50 domestic pints. $2.50 Long Islands

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

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

Tony’s: $2.25 well drinks and free peanuts


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