Flood insurance premiums across the
nation are threatening to more than double in the coming years, and if
this comes to pass, will drastically impact local property owners, new
homebuyers and the real-estate market.
Though the November election is still nine months away, punches are
flying, with David Pepper, a Democrat challenging Republican Ohio
Attorney General Mike DeWine, announcing his plan this week to protect
The Hoopla in the Hills music festival has grown to a point where
organizers felt they had to move it from its previous Poston Lake
location east of Athens to the site just west of Athens where the Number
Fests have taken place in recent years.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed into
law Friday several bills that will rewrite voting rules in the state,
eliminating a number of early voting and registration opportunities as
well as tightening identification standards.
Officials representing the Athens area at the local, county and state levels expressed strong concerns this week over news
that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources developed a public
relations campaign in August 2012 to promote a plan for oil and gas
"fracking" in state parks and forests.