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Wednesday, November 2,2011
Endorsements

Michele Papai has an edge in Third Ward council race

In a race with two solid candidates, The Athens NEWS endorses Michele Papai for Third Ward Athens City Council member. As a citizen, she has been active in numerous community and neighborhood groups, and has done a good job on the city's zoning appeals board.
Sunday, October 30,2011
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Vote yes on mental health and seniors levies

We strongly recommend a yes vote for two countywide levies on the Nov. 8 ballot — one is Issue 16 for mental-health services, and the other is Issue 15 for senior citizen programs.
Wednesday, October 26,2011
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It's a bad idea to extend maximum age of judges to 75

We urge a no vote on state Issue 1, the amendment to the Ohio Constitution that among other things would extend the maximum age that a person may be appointed or elected as judge from 70 to 75.
Wednesday, October 26,2011
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Issue 3 will disrupt, complicate health care in Ohio

If citizens had the ability to exert extra emphasis when voting no on wrongheaded and dangerous ballot measures – for instance, lighting the ballot on fire or ripping it to shreds — Ohio Issue 3 would deserve such treatment.
Wednesday, October 19,2011
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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
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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
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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.
 
 
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