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Sunday, October 19,2014
Election NEWS

Debate ‘fact check’ adds some spark to county Auditor’s race

By David DeWitt
As the contentious race for Athens County Auditor heads into its final weeks, the candidates are addressing concerns being raised about past performance in their respective jobs.
Wednesday, October 15,2014
Election NEWS

A choice for the Statehouse

On the issues, House candidates as different as can be

By David DeWitt
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.
Wednesday, October 15,2014
Election NEWS

Disabilities board seeks levy to eliminate $1 million deficit

By David DeWitt
With a projected budget deficit in the upcoming year, the Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities has proposed an additional 1.5-mill tax levy for voters to consider Nov. 4. The levy wou
Sunday, October 12,2014
Election NEWS

County EMS chief explains reasons for one-mill levy on ballot

By David DeWitt
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.
Sunday, October 5,2014
Election NEWS

GOP House candidates talk education reform at OU

Critics allege effort to repeal Common Core part of radical Tea Party agenda

By Hannah Yang

Even though it's only a couple months into the new school year, some Republican state legislators are looking to change the way things are taught in the classroom.

Sunday, September 28,2014
Election NEWS

City airs levy to upgrade pool, parks and more

By Conor Morris
The 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.
Sunday, September 28,2014
Election NEWS

Auditor race pits ‘watchdog’ against ‘communicator’

By David DeWitt
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 officials.
Sunday, September 7,2014
Election NEWS

Ohio House candidates differ over effort to repeal education standards

By David DeWitt

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.

Monday, September 1,2014
Election NEWS

Who's got the rural Ohio cred?

By David DeWitt
A debate has risen in the race for Ohio's 15th U.S. Congressional District about who has the right background to represent the large and varied district.
Monday, June 2,2014
Election NEWS

Lang holds on to slender win after judge race recount

By David DeWitt
Following a recount Monday, Athens Law Director Pat Lang has won the Democratic Party nomination for Athens County Common Pleas Court judge.
 
 
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