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Wednesday, December 17,2014
Local NEWS

Model train barn brings holiday cheer

By Dennis Powell
Next to rocking horses, nothing more shouts Christmas morning than the electric model train. Generations of children, mostly boys, started what often became a lifelong hobby with their first train set on December 25.
Wednesday, December 17,2014
Local NEWS

Emergency heating assistance program offered by HAPCAP

The winter crisis program for Hocking-Athens-Perry Community Action is in full effect for 2014, according to a news release.
Wednesday, December 17,2014
Local NEWS

Meeting planned over new injection well application

By David DeWitt
The Athens County Commissioners have scheduled a public meeting regarding a proposal for a third oil and gas hydraulic fracturing waste injection well in eastern Athens County.
Wednesday, December 17,2014
Local NEWS

Athens City Council approves 2015 budget

By Conor Morris
Athens City Council approved a variety of ordinances during its last meeting of the year Monday relating to the city's 2015 budget. Some highlights from the ordinances passed: a 7.5 percent pay increase for most city elected officials over the next four years, a 7.5 percent pay raise over the next three years for the city's police union members, and a larger-than-usual overall budget as a result of 2015 city infrastructure projects.
Wednesday, December 17,2014
Local NEWS

Municipal tax reform bill looks to cost city of Athens over $200K

By David DeWitt
A municipal tax uniformity law opposed by local officials and area lawmakers has passed in the Ohio General Assembly and is heading to the desk of Gov. John Kasich for his signature.
Wednesday, December 17,2014
Local NEWS

ReUse to open community tool library early next year

ReUse Industries plans to open a community tool library to serve the general public and non-profit organizations at its Columbus Road location in Athens beginning in early 2015.
Wednesday, December 17,2014
Local NEWS

Charges filed in crash that killed two Athens County women

By David DeWitt
Charges have been filed for vehicular homicide against the driver in a one-car crash that killed two Athens County women this past June.
Sunday, December 14,2014
Local NEWS

Finding a way forward

Businesses devastated by Union Street fire plan fresh starts

By Conor Morris

The Union Bar and Grill's roof was torn open by the fire that rapidly spread across buildings on West Union Street early in the morning Sunday, Nov. 16.

Sunday, December 14,2014
Local NEWS

Auction brings in money from drug ring bust

By David DeWitt
The Athens County Prosecutor's Office auctioned off a number of forfeited goods from the Glouster prescription pill drug ring case on Tuesday, with items including a BMW, a Rolex watch, Louis Vuitton sunglasses and shoes and French champagne.
Sunday, December 14,2014
Local NEWS

Athens County Planner resigns

By David DeWitt
The Athens County Planner, hired this past summer, has resigned, and the Athens County Commissioners are now considering possibly bringing the position back under their purview.
 
 
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