State Rep. Debbie Phillips, D-Albany,
said Tuesday night she wants to continue her mission advocating for
public education, unions and local government funding amid a
hyper-partisan atmosphere in Columbus.
Athens County voters are being asked to decide on a five-year, one-mill replacement levy for Emergency Medical Services that the chief said in a recent interview keeps prices on services down and will help maintain personnel levels and proper equipment.
city of Athens is asking voters to approve a renewal levy this fall for the
parks and rec department to fund a number of improvements. They include
replacing the aging city pool, ADA accessibility improvements to the city's
parks, and updates to the Athens Community Center.
The race for Athens County Auditor is
taking shape with incumbent Jill Thompson citing her record as a
watchdog for taxpayers, and challenger Kathy Hecht setting herself up as
an auditor who will work more cooperatively with other elected
A debate in Columbus over
education standards in Ohio is raging with a bill slated to possibly
leave committee in coming weeks that would remove Common Core standards
from the state and replace them in phases with new standards.