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Experience new band 90’S KIDS and their genre busting music

After interviewing local Athens band, 90’S KIDS, the only word I can come up to describe them is humble. Consisting of three members, Corey Mouch, Robby MacAskill, and Matt King, they ooze a sense of casual confidence. 90’S KIDS brings a sense of nostalgia for any kids born in the 1990s but goes beyond stereotypical […]

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Beads (and Things) in Athens’ Backyard

When other little girls were playing with dolls, Jo Merkle played with beads. “They all have stories, and they all have memories,” she said. “People have adorned themselves since they walked on two legs.” In 1990, Merkle turned her passion into profit and opened what is quite possibly the most culturally diverse craft store in […]

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Ohio University Professor Uses Virtual Reality to Help Athletes Back to Sport

ATHENS, Ohio – Virtual reality is leading to better ACL recovery, researchers at Ohio University say. Associate professor Dustin Grooms , who specializes in biomechanics, has researched how an athlete’s brain changes after a ligament injury during sport. With goggles, cameras, two plates and a six-inch drop-off, Grooms can measure a lot what the eye […]

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The Athens Farmers Market, a Community Experience

Ironically set between a chain steakhouse and a movie theater on East State Street, the Athens Farmers Market has developed into a community staple and a destination for foodies throughout Appalachia. When the market opened in the early 1970s, it was comprised of only three farmers. Since then, it has grown tremendously. Click HERE for […]

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Ohio U Builds Pilot Community with its Graduates

“I can’t see doing anything else,” Ohio University Aviation Instructor Eric Lee said, “I love it.” Lee, 34, grew up in Athens, Ohio, and after dabbling around in a few other occupations, fell in love with flying. The university and its aviation program seemed like an easy fit, and he doesn’t see himself leaving anytime […]

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