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Sunday, January 18,2015
Letters

There’s some very good reasons to build a sidewalk on Rt. 682

To the Editor:

Due to recent and potential increases of pedestrian traffic, I would like to propose that a sidewalk be built on Ohio Rt. 682 between West Union and University Estates Boulevard (approximately 1,500 feet). This would allow for the safety of walkers and joggers on this short span of 682.

Wednesday, January 14,2015
Letters

Let’s renew efforts to undo terrible Citizens United decision

To the Editor:

Jan. 21, 2015 is the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling. That ruling opened the door for unlimited corporate spending in elections by declaring unconstitutional all laws that had limited corporate campaign spending in elections; these included the federal McCain-Feingold Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2008, and many state and local laws adopted in order to protect elections from being bought by corporate money.

Wednesday, January 14,2015
Letters

Vietnam vet takes opportunity to get lots of things off his chest

To the Editor:

My name is Rudy Primel, and I have decided to exercise my First Amendment rights.

Sunday, January 11,2015
Letters

Some tips for staying safe when you go online this new year

To the Editor:

Every New Year people make resolutions: to eat healthier, lose weight, read more, or improve their finances.
Sunday, January 11,2015
Letters

Some craft brew operations should consider Nelsonville

To the Editor:

I just read in The Athens NEWS Jan. 5 edition that two new locations for craft beer are starting up in Athens, which I believe is great but I also think the Nelsonville downtown has a great need for a craft beer operation with the opera house the college and just the general traffic.

Sunday, January 11,2015
Letters

Gov. Kasich’s Welfare Reform 2.0 is nothing to shout about

To the Editor:

Recently, Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced his plans for Welfare Reform 2.0. They involve a number of minor policy changes but are based on the idea that we have to get tougher on work requirements.
Sunday, January 11,2015
Letters

Really short letters are easy to read but hard to headline!

To the Editor:

Je suis Charlie Hebdo!

Sunday, January 11,2015
Letters

Electrical aggregation a good choice for consumers, Earth

To the Editor:

ARECC (Appalachian Renewable Energy Consumer Cooperative) happily supports the new electrical aggregation plan that is being rolled out in most of Athens County. We will see the drop in our power bills soon. Electric rates will come down to 7.549 cents/Kwh for customers enrolled in the program. This is welcome news for most everybody but there's more good news.

Sunday, January 11,2015
Letters

WOUB director explains change in market area for TV station

To the Editor:

We read with interest The Athens NEWS article about WOUB changing DMAs to the Columbus market. We would have been happy to add additional information in order to clarify the situation, but were not contacted for comments by the reporter.

Wednesday, January 7,2015
Letters

Let’s find a property owner to host the local church directory

To the Editor:

The Athens County Courthouse church directory is costing the taxpayers lots of money. County officials are being paid to listen to both sides talk past each other. The costs for Mr. Kalman's trial are increasing. Now a visiting judge will probably need to be paid. The county clerk probably will be asked whether she worked on the directory during time paid for by taxpayers.

 
 
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