Matt Ryan

Ohio university and Athens are rich with unique characters and landmarks: artists, dreamers, researchers, innovators, organizers, businesses and more. It would be a hefty task to introduce them all. So, The Post asked readers to vote in an online survey for those places and people that truly make living in Athens wonderful. Those votes resulted in eleven stories worth sharing, and the first-ever edition of ‘Post Picks.’

For being a constant presence in Alden

For their love

For keeping it fresh

For his fascinating research

For going far after graduation

For representing the 'Bobcat Family'

For always supporting his team

For being an Athens staple

For adoring food

For being Athens' friendly face

For serving with purpose

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