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Wednesday, July 9,2014
Local NEWS

City looks at rough draft of ambitious long-term capital plan for Athens

By Conor Morris
The Athens Public Works Department participated in a workshop with Athens City Council on Tuesday morning to introduce and discuss the rough draft of a six-year capital improvements plan. The program calls for roughly $34 million worth of city infrastructure improvement and repair projects.
Tuesday, July 8,2014
Local NEWS

Eight members of Georgia family hurt in van crash on Rt. 33

As of Tuesday afternoon, the Athens Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol was still investigating a one-vehicle accident northwest of Athens Tuesday morning that injured eight members of the Georgia family who were in the large van.
Tuesday, July 8,2014
Local NEWS

Kiser's to open new restaurant on South Court

BBQ joint looks to entice the student demographic with sandwiches, 30-mile-meal salad bar, BBQ tofu

By Conor Morris
Sean Kiser hopes to bring a whole new demographic to his barbecue business by opening up a new location for Kiser's Barbeque on South Court Street, in a building that until very recently housed a Quiznos (42 S. Court Street).
Monday, July 7,2014
Local NEWS

Former village marshal busted in connection with local pot grow-op

By David DeWitt
A former Chauncey marshal was arrested, jailed, and charged with multiple felonies last week for cultivating marijuana. Charles A. Wachenschwanz, 46, of Chauncey, was arrested and transported to t
Monday, July 7,2014
Local NEWS

Athens Fourth of July 2014 Photo Gallery

We have a variety of photographs from the Fabulous Fourth of July events in Athens last Thursday and Friday, July 3-4, in our online gallery. See the gallery here.
Sunday, July 6,2014
Local NEWS

Wanted: Hot job needs workers

Area volunteer fire departments struggle to staff fire calls

By Fred Kight
Although you will probably not see a sign like this posted, the fact is all volunteer fire departments in Athens County could use additional personnel. It's not that their ranks are particularly thin; the problem is job conflicts.
Sunday, July 6,2014
Local NEWS

School district urges voiding of Holzer support

By David DeWitt
The Federal Hocking School District is continuing to push the Athens County Commissioners to void several previous actions related to Holzer Health Clinic as the clinic continues to seek a tax exemption.
Sunday, July 6,2014
Local NEWS

Commissioner not thrilled about way district has handled hiring of new county planner

By David DeWitt

Athens County Commissioner Chris Chmiel said Thursday that he'd like to see the county planner position come back under the umbrella of the board of commissioners after tensions arose recently regarding a new hire.

Sunday, July 6,2014
Local NEWS

Man gets 10 years for role in area drug ring

By David DeWitt
A Jacksonville man has pleaded guilty to three felony counts and has been sentenced to 10 years in prison related to an alleged prescription painkiller drug ring in Athens County.
Sunday, July 6,2014
Local NEWS

City planners discuss zoning changes to improve E. State

By Conor Morris
An Athens city official last week stated that the city's East State Street business corridor is lacking in design cohesion and needs more definition in the city's zoning code.
 
 
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