Tradition ensues once again in Southeastern Ohio at the Athens County Fair in 2021. The annual fair was canceled last summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic raging against the region. As the city of Athens races to encourage vaccinations, patrons enjoy a return to familiar life with the people, food and events that make the Athens County Fair unique and close to the hearts of those who attend.
The OU Army ROTC Bobcat Battalion hosted the 5th Annual Stair Challenge to honor lives lost and heroism displayed during the events of 9/11. The event symbolized the 2,071 steps in the World Trade Center.
The peace walk is a way to bring every religion and person together to remember 9/11 and hold a space for emotions surrounding the tragedy.