The Athens Messenger has been published under various titles since 1850. Online full text is available in both Access World News and Access Newspaper Archive- Ohio Newspapers for different dates. The full run of the paper is on microfilm on the first floor of Alden Library.
The Athens News has been published since 1977, and is currently a weekly newspaper covering Athens and Athens County. Microfilmed issues of the Athens News issues from 1977 to 1990. Paper issues from 2000 to present are located at the Library Annex. Current issues can be borrowed from the 4th floor help desk.