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Sunday, February 9,2014
Election NEWS

County general election to feature battle of the auditors

By David DeWitt
The battle of the public auditors is now on with city of Athens Auditor Kathy Hecht challenging Athens County Auditor Jill Thompson for her seat in November.
Wednesday, February 5,2014
Election NEWS

Dems to have primary in 6th District House race

By David DeWitt
Before getting the shot to try to unseat U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, from Ohio's 6th Congressional district seat, Democrats will first have a primary battle for the opportunity in May, and national Republicans are already crowing about it.
Sunday, August 4,2013
Election NEWS

State senator won’t run for U.S. Congress but area farmer will

By David DeWitt
While state Sen. Lou Gentile has announced he will not seek a seat in U.S. Congress to represent Ohio's 6th district, Scott Wharton, a Fairfield County farmer and Ohio University graduate, has announced his bid for Ohio's 15th.
Sunday, May 12,2013
Election NEWS

Council primary had one missing ingredient – students

By David DeWitt
A majority of Ohio University students left town by last Tuesday's primary election, and numbers from the Athens County Board of Elections reflect the low turnout that resulted.
Sunday, May 12,2013
Election NEWS

Independent city candidate thinks voters need a choice

By David DeWitt
City of Athens voters will get some options this November after all. With the filing of independent candidate Troy Gregorino last Monday, the race for the three at-large City Council seats will now be contested.
Wednesday, May 8,2013
Election NEWS

Incumbents, challenger to advance to general election ballot in Nov.

Independent candidate throws name into ring

By David DeWitt
The winners of Tuesday's Athens Democratic Primary election on Wednesday morning expressed gratitude for voter support, graciousness to their opponents and anticipation of a now-contested November general election.
Tuesday, May 7,2013
Election NEWS

Patterson, Knisely and Cochran win Dem nod for Athens City Council

Trimble levy fails by 16 votes

By David DeWitt

The night went to the incumbents, with Athens City Council members Christine Knisely and Steve Patterson, both Democrats, winning their party's nomination for re-election Tuesday night. Challenger Jennifer Cochran took the party's third nod in unofficial results posted by the Athens County Board of Elections around 9:15 p.m.

Wednesday, May 1,2013
Election NEWS

Departing council member endorses challenger

At-large City Council Democratic primary candidate Michael Bart this week secured himself the Elahu Gosney bump, for whatever it's worth, taking the endorsement of the outgoing council member.
Sunday, April 28,2013
Election NEWS

Dem gov hopeful slams GOP state budgeting

By Jim Phillips
Democratic Ohio gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald didn't mince words about incumbent Republican Gov. John Kasich during a visit to Athens Saturday.
Sunday, March 31,2013
Election NEWS

Council candidates weigh in on city infrastructure projects

By David DeWitt
The city of Athens has some major infrastructure projects lined up for the near future, with massive renovations to its wastewater treatment plant, repairs to Columbus Road and a rehabilitation of Richland Avenue south.
 
 
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