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Today is Friday the 13th; new set of 'Freedom of Expression' policies announced

Today is Friday, April 13, 2018. Here’s what you need to know today:

News from The Post:

Ohio University’s Executive Staff Policy Committee announced a new set of proposed “Freedom of Expression” policies. (The Post)

A proposed ordinance would change how vending licenses are distributed and paid for in Athens. (The Post)

Many fad diets fail to include all the components of a healthy and balanced diet. (The Post)

Good morning,

Today is one of the most superstitious days of the year: Friday the 13th. 

Although the origin of why this unlucky day is unknown, many believe it relates to Christianity, according to a previous Post report. 13 people attended the Last Supper and Jesus was crucified on Friday the 13th.

Need something to get your mind off of your paraskevidekatriaphobia (the official name of the fear of Friday the 13th)? Thunder Bunny Tattoo Parlor, 26 W. Stimson Ave., is offering $31 tattoos to celebrate the infamous holiday. 

The tattoos are on a first come, first served basis and customers can choose from hundreds of preselected designs, according to a Facebook post

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Athens Weather

Another day of beautiful weather. It will be mostly sunny at a high of 81 degrees. (Courtesy of Scalia Lab)

Scores and Game Times

Softball will play a series against the Zips on Friday at 2 p.m. and on Saturday at noon. (The Post)

Baseball will play against Eastern Michigan on Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. (The Post)

Track & Field will play at the Charlotte Invitational on Friday and Saturday. (The Post

You might also want to know…

House Republicans proposed a mandatory state workfare programs for SNAP benefit holders Thursday. (The Washington Post

Three men pleaded guilty to concealing thousands of dollars to provide support to an al-Qaida leader to carry out violent attacks. (

American Express, Mastercard, and Discover are no longer requiring credit card signatures starting Friday, while Visa is set to do so later this month. (The Verge)


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