Archive - Feb 2011

February 28th

BREAKING: Tornado warning wakes up Athens

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Tornado sirens sounded at about 7:25 a.m. this morning, signaling a tornado warning for southwestern Athens County.

At 7:12 a.m., The National Weather Service issued a warning until 8 a.m. this morning because of a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado 7 miles northwest of Coolville moving east at 35 miles per hour.

Ohio University students received an emergency text message at 7:32 a.m. stating that: “NWS reports: Tornado WARNING for Athens until 8 a.m. or p.m. 02/28. Seek shelter now!”

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

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February 28th

Buyouts, housing plans approved

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Benoit: ‘Quality needs to be primary’ for OU

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ZANESVILLE — Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit spoke about the results of an environmental scan at an Ohio University Board of Trustees meeting Friday.

Family celebrates century soirée

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When Leo “Lee” Walker’s caretakers wheeled him into the conference room of the Hampton Inn Saturday, he was a bit surprised to see so many family members and friends gathered for food and reminiscing. Naturally, he asked what all the fuss was about.

The answer he got was something very few people live to hear.

“They’re here to celebrate your 100th birthday, Lee.”

Not fazed by the gravity of the statement, Walker quickly reached for his wallet and asked whom he should pay.

Swimming & Diving: Ohio wins 11th MAC Championship

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          As almost all the swimmers, divers, trainers and coaches plunged into the pool in celebration, their faces showed the joy of winning a conference championship.

Citizens square off about Senate bill

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Nearly 330 people crowded the Athens Community Center Saturday to voice their opinions on Senate Bill 5, which would eliminate collective bargaining rights for public sector unions.

In response to the lockout at the statehouse in Columbus last week, Rep. Debbie Phillips (D-92nd) held a town hall meeting at the center, 701 E. State St., to promote an open discussion between proponents and opponents of the bill.

Board agrees on consent agenda

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ZANESVILLE — The Ohio University Board of Trustees approved a variety of consent agenda items, including a name change and the establishment of a new center, at its meeting Friday.

Boys' Basketball: Buckeyes lose, Spartans advance in local playoffs

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          Despite playing some of its best basketball coming into the game, Nelsonville-York struggled in a season-ending 61-49 loss to Meigs in the sectional finals.

          Meigs led by only four points after the first quarter, but a 15-4 scoring outburst in the second quarter put the Buckeyes behind by 15 heading into halftime.

Monday, February 21 2011

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