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Monday, October 25,2010
Endorsements

Vote for Lenny Eliason; he knows what he’s running for

We urge Athens County voters to support incumbent county Commissioner Lenny Eliason in the Nov. 2 general election. Eliason, a Democrat first elected 12 years ago, has a firm grasp of the county's budget situation as great economic uncertainties loom on the horizon. He also has a common-sense approach to economic development, and how the commissioners can best encourage it.
Thursday, October 21,2010
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Wilson’s better than the do-nothing recipes of the GOP

We support U.S. Rep. Charlie Wilson's re-election to the congressional seat that represents Athens and much of Athens County in the far-flung Sixth District. Wilson deserves credit for supporting the difficult and courageous steps taken by President Obama to reform health care, save the nation from a depression, and create jobs.
Thursday, October 21,2010
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Vote for the Athens street/bridge levy

The Athens NEWS urges Athens city voters to approve Issue 4 on the city ballot in the Nov. 2 election. The 0.1 percent street improvements levy will replace an existing one of the same amount, and extend for 10 more years. Because of urgent need for bridge and other repairs, the two levies would overlap for one year before the old one ends and the new one continues.
Monday, October 18,2010
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Return balance to the high court; vote for Brown and Trapp

In the two contested races for Ohio Supreme Court, The Athens NEWS recommends the election of Eric Brown as chief justice and Mary Jane Trapp as justice.
Thursday, October 14,2010
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Vote Space for the best reason; he’s better than the other guy

For those Athens Countians voting in Ohio's 18th Congressional District race, we recommend that you grab your nose and squeeze it hard before casting your vote for incumbent U.S. Rep. Zack Space, D-Dover.
Monday, October 11,2010
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On the main issue, the budget, Strickland gets our vote

Much more than his opponent, he will have the flexibility and moral authority to advocate tax increases when they become necessary. And make no mistake, anyone who has examined the numbers involved in Ohio's budget crisis knows that filling a projected $6 billion to $8 billion hole in the 2012-13 budget will require a mixture of tax hikes and deep spending cuts.
Thursday, October 7,2010
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O’Shaughnessy the right choice for Secretary of State

We urge our readers to vote for Maryellen O'Shaughnessy for Ohio secretary of state in the Nov. 2 election. She is more likely than her opponent, state Sen. Jon Husted, R-Kettering, to take a non-partisan, non-ideological approach to the office.
Thursday, October 7,2010
Endorsements

EMS levy will sustain vital services

The Athens NEWS recommends the approval of Issue 3, an emergency medical services levy, on the Nov. 2 ballot. This tax renewal will provide continued funding for these crucial services in our community.

Monday, October 4,2010
Endorsements

Cordray has been doing a fine job as Attorney General; re-elect him

In the race for Ohio Attorney General, we strongly recommend the re-election of Richard Cordray. He has done a masterful job rehabilitating the AG's office since taking over for sleazebag Mark Dann in 2008.
Monday, October 4,2010
Endorsements

Boyce for state treasurer

We urge Athens County voters to support Ohio Treasurer Kevin Boyce in his election bid on Nov. 2. Since being appointed treasurer nearly two years ago, Boyce has saved the state money by putting certain contracts out to bid, and has generally carried on the good work of his predecessor, Richard Cordray.
 
 
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