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Wednesday, November 5,2014
Election NEWS

Southeast Ohio GOP congressmen win easily

By David DeWitt
U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson is promising to fight President Barack Obama's "take it or leave it attitude," while U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers is saying he will focus on "out of control spending" in Washington after both congressmen won strong victories Tuesday night.
Wednesday, November 5,2014
Election NEWS

Voters give wide support to library system

By Conor Morris
Athens County residents made county history on Tuesday with their votes for the Athens County Public Library system's first tax levy since the system's creation in 1935. Unofficial elections results for the Nov. 4 election show 64.75 percent of the vote - 9,031 out of 12,948 votes - in favor of the levy.
Wednesday, November 5,2014
Election NEWS

City, village and county tax issues get solid voter support

By Conor Morris
The majority of Athens County residents made it clear with their votes during the general election on Tuesday that they are not afraid to support local issues and institutions, or spend a little extra on taxes each year.
Wednesday, November 5,2014
Election NEWS

Thompson prevails in high-spending auditor's race

By David DeWitt
In one of the most expensive races in county history, projected to end up costing between $40,000 and $60,000, Athens County Auditor Jill Thompson has won re-election.
Wednesday, November 5,2014
Election NEWS

Election Day? Ho-hum

Proportionally, Athens has second-lowest voter turnout in state

By David DeWitt
Despite a hard-fought county auditor's race, voter participation in Athens County this election cycle was fairly low, with 32.72 percent of registered voters casting ballots according to unofficial results from the Athens County Board of Election.
Wednesday, November 5,2014
Election NEWS

Athens the only Ohio city to pass a fracking ban this election

By Conor Morris
Athens city voters made a splash this election cycle by passing Issue 7, a community bill of rights intended to protect local water supplies and other natural assets with a ban on fracking and related practices within the city limits.
Wednesday, November 5,2014
Election NEWS

New city pool on the way with approval of parks and rec tax

By Conor Morris
Supporters of recreation areas in the city and those just looking forward to a new city pool have reason to rejoice. Athens voters passed a 20-year, 0.1 percent arts, parks and recreation income-tax levy, titled issue 8, on Tuesday's general election.
Wednesday, November 5,2014
Election NEWS

Rep. Phillips likely has won a fourth and final term

Athens Co. one of two to go Democratic on state races while rest of state re-elects slate of Republicans

By David DeWitt
With state Rep. Debbie Phillips, D-Albany, holding a thin 194-vote lead over challenger Yolan Dennis, a Republican from Fleming in Washington County, Dennis said Wednesday she doesn't believe provisional ballots yet to be counted will be enough to swing the race in her favor.
Tuesday, November 4,2014
Election NEWS

Thompson wins hard-fought county auditor's race, while Rep. Phillips squeaks out victory

Unofficial results still subject to change in very tight races, pending provisional ballots

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, unofficial results from the Athens County Board of Elections show Jill Thompson re-elected as County Auditor, while all countywide and Athens City levies passed. Meanwhile, state Rep. Debbie Phillips, D-Albany, was a thin 194 votes ahead of her Republican challenger in the 94th District race.
Sunday, November 2,2014
Election NEWS

House Dems complain that Dennis didn't report TV ad buys

By David DeWitt
The Ohio House Democratic Caucus filed a complaint with the Ohio Elections Commission Thursday against the Republican candidate for the 94th House district seat, Yolan Dennis, of Fleming in Washington
 
 
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