The Ohio House Democratic Caucus filed a complaint with the Ohio Elections Commission Thursday against the Republican candidate for the 94th House District seat, alleging her campaign failed to report TV ad buys.
Providing the arts, parks and recreation levy (Issue 8) passes muster on the ballot, Athens City Council announced Monday that it hopes to end collecting taxes on the current 20-year, .01 percent recreation levy one year early, on Jan. 1, 2016.
Incumbent officeholders continue to hold a significant financial advantage heading into the final weeks of the 2014 mid-term elections.
Pre-election financial reports filed last week show incumbents holding an advantage at the federal, state and county levels in races set to appear on the ballot in Athens County.
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