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Wednesday, April 29,2015
Endorsements

Vote yes on Issue 1 for Children Services

The Athens NEWS fully supports Issue 1 on the countywide ballot next Tuesday. The 10-year 3-mill renewal for Athens County Children Services will preserve a sizable portion of local funding for these vital services.
Wednesday, April 29,2015
Endorsements

Vote Cochran, Swank & (Rantane or Kotses) for City Council

With six candidates running for the three spots for Democrats in the May 5 primary election for at-large Athens City Council, we had a difficult endorsement decision. All six candidates bring significant assets to the table, with most boasting extensive, diverse and applicable experience and well-thought-out ideas.
Sunday, November 2,2014
Endorsements

Athens NEWS Endorsement summaries, fall 2014

Following are summaries of all the editorial endorsements that The Athens NEWS made during this fall election season. Each endorsement summary has a link to the full endorsement.
Wednesday, October 29,2014
Endorsements

Put quality public servant on state school board: Hagan

For the sake of continued investment in and dedication to public education, we recommend the selection of Robert F. Hagan in the race for the 8th District member for the Ohio Board of Education.
Wednesday, October 29,2014
Endorsements

Say no to 4 more years of Kasich’s slanted leadership

We urge our readers to vote for Ed FitzGerald for governor of Ohio next Tuesday. Or just vote against incumbent Gov. John Kasich, if you can't explicitly support FitzGerald.
Sunday, October 26,2014
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Protest the system & support progress; vote for Wharton

We enthusiastically support Scott Wharton in his race to unseat Republican Congressman Steve Stivers in Ohio's 15th District.
Wednesday, October 22,2014
Endorsements

We urge county residents to vote yes on Issues 1, 5 & 6

For the good of our community, we recommend "yes" votes on three countywide tax issues - Issue 1 (the TB clinic levy), Issue 5 (for emergency medical services), and Issue 6 (developmental disabilities). (We already endorsed the library and senior meals levies, Issues 2 and 4.)
Sunday, October 19,2014
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Yes, actually, we do need a watchdog in the courthouse

We urge Athens County voters to choose incumbent Athens County Auditor Jill Thompson when they go to the polls Nov. 4. As auditor for the past 14 years, Thompson has done a good job monitoring the expenditure of public funds by other county officials and departments, while professionally serving the everyday needs of county residents.
Wednesday, October 15,2014
Endorsements

Southeast Ohio needs Phillips’ leadership more than ever

We strongly recommend the re-election of state Rep. Debbie Phillips, D-Albany, for a final term in the Ohio House. Phillips will be term-limited after she's re-elected to another term representing the 94th House District.
Wednesday, October 8,2014
Endorsements

We pick McCarthy for common pleas judge

We urge Athens County voters to retain George McCarthy as Athens County common pleas judge. While McCarthy's opponent, Herman A. Carson, is a seasoned and quality lawyer who would make a good judge, we've been impressed by McCarthy's performance since taking over for longtime Common Pleas Judge Michael Ward in May 2013.
 
 
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