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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.