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Wednesday, October 22,2014
Local NEWS

Trash talk in Athens

Community members join debate about trash and beautification

By Conor Morris
After two weeks of warnings tacked on residents' houses that allegedly violate Athens' current trash-placement ordinance, some residents took to City Council Monday evening to complain about the warnings and enforcement of ordinance.
Wednesday, October 22,2014
Local NEWS

Health official: Ebola likely not a local threat

By David DeWitt
With a nurse for an Ebola patient in Dallas flying into Cleveland last week, the Ohio Department of Public Safety has issued Ebola preparedness directives. However, the administrator of the Athens City-County Health Department said Monday that it's improbable that anybody from Athens will be stricken with the deadly illness.
Wednesday, October 22,2014
Local NEWS

Job & Family director announces retirement

Commissioners decline to discipline Frech on insubordination charges

By David DeWitt
The longtime director of Athens County Job & Family Services, Jack Frech, announced his retirement Tuesday afternoon, following a two-hour pre-disciplinary hearing with the County Commissioners, after which they took no action.
Wednesday, October 22,2014
Local NEWS

Saturday, folks will try to make a difference

This Saturday, AmeriCorps members from Rural Action's Ohio Stream Restore Corps (OSRC) and COMCorps, housed in the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Community Health Programs, will be inviting community members and local volunteers to the annual "Make a Difference Day" (MADD)
Wednesday, October 22,2014
Local NEWS

Commissioners rescind Holzer agreements while company seeks tax exemption

By David DeWitt
The Athens County Commissioners last Tuesday voted to rescind two measures related to Holzer Clinic of Athens as the medical outfit seeks a property tax exemption from the state of Ohio.
Wednesday, October 22,2014
Local NEWS

Local outfit celebrates 20 years of reuse, recycling

By Fred Kight
Aretha Franklin sings "re-re-re-respect." At ReUse Industries they're also into re-re-re - recycle, repair, remake.
Wednesday, October 22,2014
Local NEWS

Chipotle on Court to possibly get license to sell beer, drinks

But City Council could hold a hearing about the potential license

By Conor Morris
Athens City Council announced Monday it was notified by the Ohio Division of Liquor Control that a new permit had been made available to the Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant on South Court Street.
Sunday, October 19,2014
Local NEWS

Celebration of meat & BBQ

36 BBQ teams compete in 18th annual Smoked Meat & BBQ Festival

Wood smoke, the sweet smell of super-secret-recipe sauce, and people who take their barbecue very seriously descended upon Nelsonville's public square over the weekend for the 18th annual Ohio Smoked Meat & Barbecue Festival.
Sunday, October 19,2014
Local NEWS

Back from Calif. fire lines, local woman gets tabbed as 1st female state-forest manager

By Fred Kight
After about two weeks on the front lines as a wildland firefighter, an Athens County woman is now back home to take on another challenge in a field that consists mostly of men. Courtney Streithorst was promoted recently to state forest manager, a first for a woman in Ohio.
Sunday, October 19,2014
Local NEWS

Former student wins lawsuit against OUPD over broken thumb

By David DeWitt
A former Ohio University student who said a campus police officer broke her thumb during a drunk-driving arrest has been awarded $22,554 by the Ohio Court of Claims.
 
 
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