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Post Haste: Pawpaw Festival this weekend; 'West Wing' actor in Athens today

Today is Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. Here's what you need to know:

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  • The West Wing’s Richard Schiff will be in Athens this afternoon campaigning for Hillary Clinton.      (The Post)

Good morning,

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, look no further than Lake Snowden, where hordes of people will be congregate to celebrate Asimina triloba, a fruit native to Southeast Ohio.

Lost? Asimina triloba is more commonly known as the pawpaw (or papaw or West Virginia Banana or custard-apple), and this weekend Lake Snowden will play host to the Pawpaw Festival.

Things to do at the festival include: tasting various pawpaw treats, drinking pawpaw beer, competing in a pawpaw eating contest and many others. The festival starts this afternoon and runs through Sunday.

In July, National Geographic named the Pawpaw Festival the best food festival in Ohio.

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Partly cloudy, no rain and a high of 87 degrees. (Courtesy of Scalia Lab)

Scores and Game Times

The football team is taking on No. 15 Tennessee this weekend. The volleyball team is headed to Virginia this weekend for some non-conference matchups.

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