Stories tagged with: Athens County

The Power of Place

April 11, 2024 Research and partnership that fuels prosperity, here and beyond

Athens in Autumn 2023

November 3, 2023 Nestled in the Appalachian foothills of Southeastern Ohio, the fall beauty of Athens, home of Ohio University’s main campus, is unquestionable this time of year.

Ohio University and state of Ohio partner in fight against opioid overdoses

October 18, 2023 Across the United States, accidental fentanyl ingestion is taking the lives of thousands of young adults. Ohio University is leading an initiative with the state of Ohio to make naloxone accessible.

Ridges Advisory Committee working to finalize development strategy for The Ridges

December 1, 2022 The development strategy has continued to adapt through a combination of stakeholder feedback and the evolving needs of Ohio University, Athens and the surrounding region and is in the early stages of finalization.

Innovation Center's 2021 Economic Impact Report highlights continued success

June 8, 2022 Ohio University’s Innovation Center supported 249 jobs that generated an estimated $18 million in employee compensation and $49.7 million in economic output in Athens County in 2021.

OHIO alumnus starts fundraiser spurred by Joe Burrow's Heisman speech

December 16, 2019 Will Drabold felt that Burrow’s speech was a call to action. “I started this because like everyone else from Athens, I cried during Joey’s speech and felt like there had to be a way to harness that."

Dr. Theodore Hutchinson honored for visionary leadership and service to Appalachian OHIO

September 25, 2019 Educational Studies Associate Professor Dr. Theodore Hutchinson was one of three Athens County residents to receive the 2019 Jenco Award, which honors visionary leadership and service.

Athens County Breakdown

June 7, 2019 Scott Ruescher, AB ’75, reached out to Ohio Today more than a year ago to share “Athens County Breakdown,” a poem he penned about his life as a student and homesteader in Athens County during the 1970s. When this issue’s theme emerged as “landscapes,” his poem was destined to be published here.

Thank you for your service

March 7, 2019 The 7th Annual Honey for the Heart Giant Puppet Parade kicked off the Athens Halloween Block Party, featuring over 2,000 volunteers creating enchanting giant puppets. Patty Mitchell, founder of Passion Works Studio, aims to elevate the Halloween experience, fostering connection and belonging in Athens through this family-friendly event.

Wellness for all

October 25, 2018 For nearly 25 years, the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine has been steadily increasing access to health care for thousands of community members across 22 Southeast Ohio counties.

Still more

August 17, 2018 An outdoor recreation proposal that sprouted nearly 25 years ago has taken root thanks to the efforts of a diverse and growing group of national forest and local community leaders who envision the project as a means of elevating the region.