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Athens Messenger (Newspaper) - August 8, 2015, Athens, Ohio New Ohio lbs coach will have Youthful approach your Hometown news source Athens county a schools ready for new Yearby Sarah Guinn messenger staff journalist August is officially in full swing and that Means its Back to school time with the first Day of school just around the Comer. Between decorated classroom doors and shiny hallway floors the Start of school is near. Trimble local schools welcomes its students Back from summer vacation aug. 13. Athens City schools will kick off the school year on aug. 19. Alexander local school District will be Back in session aug. 19. The District is excited to Welcome new staff members along with implementing kids on Campus this year for the Middle and High schools supt. Lindy Douglas said. A we Are very excited about the upcoming year a she said and noted the District received a 21st Century Grant through Ohio department of education for the next three years. Federal Hocking schools a first Day of the academic year is aug. 19. Supt. George Wood said he is most excited about the districts technology project and piloting Chrome books with the students. A by the end of the year we Hope to have ramped up our technology in All our schools with the funds the Board has set aside a he said. A was for students and the first Day of school just come ready to learn something new everyday. The world is full of amazing things and your teachers can be great guides on the learning Nelsonville York students Are the latest to Start in Athens county. The first Day of school is aug. 26. A Back to school event will be held for Nelsonville York students hosted by Athens county children services from 5-6 30 p.m., aug. 26 in the school cafeteria. , August 8, 2015 50 cents new nature preserve created near bikeway of Doty by Steve Robb messenger staff journalist Ille a a new nature preserve has been Cre Hock Hocking Adena bikeway. Re Elias m. And Therese Erb Poston nature located near where the Bike path crosses Athens id 4 Glen ebon. The property was purchased this week by Athens conservancy with a $52,917 Grant the organization received from the clean Ohio conservation fund. A never since the path opened in be seen it the property and thought a wow that a Beautiful a a said Phil Cantino of the conservancy. A this stand of Forest has been High on the conservancy swish list for it was therefore Good news when John Poston of Poston see preserve on Page a2 Nick Weiland left and Jim Hayward ride past the Elias m. And Therese Erb Poston nature preserve near Nelsonville. Messenger photos by Steve Robb Cliffs in the Elias m. And Therese Erb Poston nature preserve Are visible from the Hock Hocking Adena social follow us on twitter Joe Higgins a Joe messenger Sara Brumfield a Sara messenger Kevin Wiseman a Kevin messenger Jason Arkley a Jason messenger Steve Robb Steve messenger Tyler Buchanan Tyler messenger of Campus acclimated Fulbright scholars to Sarah Guinn messenger staff journalist to Sayed Mohsen Sahibzada Athens is Lush Green and natural he said which is very different from his Home county of Afghanistan. Sahibzada a Fulbright scholar arrived for the first time in the United states about two weeks ago for a Fulbright pre academic orientation offered on the Ohio University Campus and has spent his time adjusting Quot we re like a Buffer zone for them to go through culture Luke Coffelt orientation program director to the culture and shaking off the Jet lag. Of is one of about nine other universities in the . To offer foreign Fulbright scholars who come from All Over the world to study at an american University the Chance to familiarize themselves with the culture and higher education in an american setting said Luke Coffelt the program s director. This year the program has welcomed 32 Fulbright ers representing 22 counties across the Globe he said with most making this their first trip to the . The students have already completed the equivalent of a bachelors degree and come to the . To continue their education at an american University he said. For Sahibzada after he finishes the three week orientation program at of he will go on to St. Joseph University in Philadelphia to gain a master of science degree in financial planning he said. T he program serves to provide two things a an academic overview of higher education and american academics As Well As cultural adaptation and what to expect while living in the ., Coffelt said. Quot we re like a Buffer zone for them to go through culture Shock a he said. Wail a Gheriani from Libya said he a absorbing All he can in the Short three week period before he goes on to Florida International University where he will work toward obtaining a masters see of on Page a2weather today a forecast mostly sunny High 84 Low 65 Page a5 obituaries Joy Chesser 87, Logan Page a2 Index classified.b3-5 comics.b4 editorial a4 sports.bl-3 vol. 110, no. 221 movies Arentt real but babysitting a Dolphin is 8 �08291 07212 Athens messenger 50e a Jon i bin reveals stories from the deep and misperception about aquatic wildlife by Joe Higgins messenger editor editors note the messenger concludes its three part series with diver Jon 1 Obin by detailing some of his most fond adventures of the underwater and his opinion of the portrayal of life under the sea. The movie a a jaws nearly destroyed the scuba diving Industry Hollywood is re he a this pod of spotted dolphins loves to play with divers. Submitted photo Marrable in its ability to twist reality he can to stand shark week and underwater wildlife is not As dangerous As you May be led to believe. Jon Tobin of Athens is a master diver and if he could he would undergo any procedure that would allow him to have Gills. He is at Home in the water any water As much As anywhere else. Tobin first started diving As a kid in the Dayton area but got away from it until the late 1980s when he decided to rekindle the passion and become a certified instructor he now trains people How to dive and divers How to become instructors themselves his Girlfriend Kathy does t dive yet but it she Ever does there s a few places head like to take her. A Drift diving in the St. Clair River near Michigan see Tobin on Page a2

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