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Friday, October 31,2014
Election NEWS

House Dems file complaint alleging Yolan Dennis didn't report TV ad buys

Candidate rep. says missing report was a technological snafu

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, alleging her campaign failed to report TV ad buys.
Wednesday, October 29,2014
Election NEWS

City could end rec levy tax one year early

But only if voters approve Issue 8 on Nov. 4

By Conor Morris
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.
Monday, October 27,2014
Election NEWS

In local, regional races, incumbents have big money advantage

Election's only a week away

By David DeWitt
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.
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.
 
 
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