Author Archives: Emily McIntyre

Seeing a Need

Photo by Jilly Burns Rewind to 2013 when Mike Harrington and his wife—both Ohio University graduates—packed up their home in Midland, Michigan, and moved back to where they were born and raised: Athens, Ohio. They wanted to be closer to their parents and become involved in the community they called home. As they unpacked their collection

Strength in Unity

  Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in Vol. 9, Issue 2 of Backdrop magazine. Photos by Alex Cenci When it comes to fitness, Athens is a melting pot of possibilities. Between the bike path along the Hocking River, Ping Center, intramurals and more, students can choose a work- out that best suits them. If

Dish of the Week: Avalanche Pizza’s Southeast Engine Delight

Photo by Emily McIntyre Pizza is a staple food in any college town, but Avalanche Pizza takes their pies to the next level. Though they aren’t exactly within ideal walking distance from campus, Avalanche delivers until the wee hours of the morning on weekdays and weekends. For those looking for a vegetarian pizza, go above

Funding Regional Ventures

Originally printed in Vol. 8, Issue 3 Photos by Evan Leonard Illustration by Victoria Prichard In Ohio’s poorest county, entrepreneurs in Athens might struggle to find a foothold in the community. For technologically innovative businesses, TechGROWTH Ohio is taking entrepreneurs from the startup phase to explosive success in just a few years by giving them

The Past is Present

Photos by Jilly Burns A dedicated troupe of storytellers keeps Appalachian heritage alive. Off to the left of the circulation desk inside Athens Public Library, there are a couple of storytellers settling into a semicircle of chairs. As they talk, they do an inventory of equipment: a tambourine, harmonica, drums and more. A wo man