State Rep. Debbie Phillips (D-92nd) voted Wednesday in favor of a bill to legalize licensed gun holders bringing their firearms into bars, restaurants and open-air arenas, one of only three Democrats in the Ohio House to do so.
Police officers and spectators gathered for a memorial service honoring Athens County fallen law enforcement officers on College Street in Athens. They saluted in silence as the flag was raised, the national anthem was sung, and a prayer was said for the local officers who have lost their lives.
Aided by an $800,000 state loan, a local company’s expansion will bring 70 new jobs to Athens County.
As students celebrated spring festivities on Palmer Street, another kind of celebration was occurring on the other side of Athens for a business wiped out by the September tornado.