Retta, widely known for her role on the television show Parks and Recreation, calls a student, Hailey Kline, up on stage for bringing a life-size cutout of Ron Swanson to the comedy show. Retta performed her comedy in the Convocation center, in Athens, Ohio, accompanied by DJ A-roc during welcome weekend. (HANNAH SCHROEDER | FOR THE POST)
President Roderick McDavis speaks to the class of 2020 at the Convocation Center on Sunday. This was McDavis's last convocation speech as the president of Ohio University. (EMILY MATTHEWS | PHOTO EDITOR)
Sophomore students Haley Heusey, studying biological sciences, Olivia Fett and Paige Collier, studying exercise physiology, are living in a triple in Wilson hall on West Green. They had problems with furniture blocking power outlets due to the abundance of furniture in the room. (HANNAH SCHROEDER | FOR THE POST)
Marissa Gregory, a junior studying communication studies, picks up trash on Stewart Street during Athens Beautification Day on April 17. Gregory's group volunteered to gather trash on the streets around Athens, Ohio, in an effort to keep the city clean. (File)
Karen reads her devotional book before going to bed on Oct. 15, 2020.
Karen kisses Mike goodnight.
An old phone hangs on the wall of Karen's beauty shop. The two angels on top were made by Sandy McKinney, a long-time customer and friend.
A letter from Mike sits on the hutch in the kitchen.
Karen and Mike work together to remove the AC unit for the winter on Oct. 16, 2020.
The first home Mike and Karen bought together in Oct. 1971, on Flakes Ford Road SE, in Washington Courthouse, Ohio, where they still reside.
Sue Matthews (left) gets her hair done by Karen (right) early in the morning of Oct. 16, 2020. Karen opened her in-home beauty shop in Sept. of 1973, and still operates. Her customers are regarded as friends, and she enjoys listening their joys and concerns while she styles their hair.
The grandchildren's heights on the wall of the sunroom.
Mike and Karen pray at breakfast on Oct. 16, 2020. Prayer is a centerfold in both of their lives. A clock in the kitchen plays Amazing Grace every hour as a reminder to always give thanks to God.
Mike Wilson stands next to his tractor, given to him by Karen's father, Bill Clevelle, when he passed away in 1973.
Trash Panda Pantry located behind the Athens Public Library in Athens, OH.
Women's boutique, Kismet, located at 19 W State St, Athens, OH.
One of the Trash Panda Pantry locations on the steps near Depot Street in Athens, OH.
Offensive lineman, Brody Rodgers (79), lines up before the play starts during the home game against the Akron Zips. (FILE)
Redshirt freshman, Kurtis Rourke (7), hands the ball off to De’Montre Tuggle (24) during the home game against the Akron Zips. (FILE)