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Wednesday, October 19,2011
Endorsements

Mayor Wiehl has led the city ably; he deserves re-election

We support the re-election of Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl. While he can't cite a great deal of solid accomplishments during his first term, he has led the city ably, and has surrounded himself with a competent staff.
Wednesday, September 28,2011
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Vote no on Issue2/S.B. 5; it's anti-worker, anti-Ohio

We strongly urge our readers to vote no on Issue 2 in the November general election. This up-or-down vote on the union-busting Senate Bill 5 will go a long way toward determining whether Ohio's a state that truly cares about a large segment of its middle-class workers and families, or one that sacrifices them to red-state, anti-union ideology.
Wednesday, April 27,2011
Endorsements

Butler gets our nod in the City Council First Ward race

In the Democratic primary race for Athens' First Ward, we support the re-election of council member Kent Butler. Running for his third term representing the west-side ward, Butler has been a quiet but responsible presence on council.
Wednesday, April 27,2011
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In at-large race, we recommend Gosney, Patterson, Hall

In the Democratic primary for Athens' three at-large seats on City Council, we recommend the election of, in order, incumbent Elahu Gosney, Steve Patterson and Nate Hall.
Sunday, April 24,2011
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Replacement levy a good investment for schools

The Athens NEWS supports the Athens City School District's replacement levy on the May 3 primary ballot. This levy is not for operating expenses but rather replacement and repair of items such as computers and software, textbooks, school buses, and building repairs and improvements.
Monday, November 1,2010
Endorsements

The Athens NEWS 2010 election endorsement wrap-up

It's impossible to overstate how important it is for Ohioans to re-elect Ted Strickland as Ohio governor on Nov. 2. All other issues facing the state pale beside the mother of all budget crises, and Strickland has one profound advantage on that issue.
Thursday, October 28,2010
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Re-elect Debbie Phillips as 92nd District representative

The Athens NEWS strongly recommends a vote for Debbie Phillips in the 92nd District House race between her and Mike Hunter. Phillips, a Democrat, is extremely knowledgeable about key issues facing southeast Ohio, including education, economic development and alternative energy, and it would be a shame if the district lost her hard work and know-how.

Monday, October 25,2010
Endorsements

Pepper has the ideas and experience to be quality auditor

The Athens NEWS recommends the election of David Pepper as auditor of the state of Ohio. The Democratic Hamilton County Commissioner has practical ideas for improving the office, has demonstrated he can work in a bipartisan environment, and will increase the chances that Democrats will control next year's reapportionment of legislative districts.

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.
 
 
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