Today is Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Here’s what you need to know today:

News from The Post:

Student Senate began stocking bathrooms with menstrual products. (The Post)

The Board of Trustees held its January meeting yesterday. (The Post)

An Athens resident is hosting a spaghetti dinner Jan. 27 for a family whose unborn child has congenital diaphragmatic hernia. (The Post)

Good morning, 

Amazon named Columbus as one of the 20 finalists for its second headquarters location. 

Currently, there are Amazon data centers in Hilliard, Dublin and New Albany; distribution centers in Licking County’s Etna Township and Obetz; and wind farms in northwest Ohio according to a Columbus Dispatch report. Three more distribution centers are planned for other parts of the state.

If chosen, the city would receive a $5 billion investment that would create 50,000 jobs. 

Athens Weather

The high for today is 41 degrees and it will be sunny with no precipitation. (Courtesy of Scalia Lab)

Scores and Game Times

Men’s basketball plays Ypsilanti on Saturday at 2 p.m. (The Post

Women’s basketball plays Bowling Green on the road Saturday at 1 p.m. (The Post

Athens High School basketball plays Meigs on Friday. (The Post

Hockey plays Pittsburgh Friday and Saturday at Bird Arena at 7:30 p.m. (The Post

Track and Field heads to Youngstown State Invitational this weekend. (The Post)

You might also want to know…

These factors may lead to a government shutdown. (The New York Times)

The parents of the 13 siblings rescued from their Southern California home were charged with multiple counts of torture, abuse and false imprisonment. (Buzzfeed)

2017 was the one of the planet’s hottest years to date. (The Washington Post)


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