Athens City Council is considering an ordinance that
would authorize the purchase of equipment enabling city police to screen seized
technical equipment such as cell phones or computers in-house as opposed to
sending them out for screening as has been done in the past.
The Ohio Department of Transportation is delaying the
closure of the median at Johnson Road and U.S. Rt. 33 while different options
are considered, including the possible construction of a new feeder road
underneath the highway.
Athens city officials are working on an agreement
that would finish the upgrading of roads in the University Estates development,
thus allowing the roads to be accepted by the city, with the accompanying city
The Ohio Department of Transportation plans to meet
with county officials and other interested parties before making a final
decision on permanently closing the median at U.S. Rt. 33 and Johnson Road to
the northwest of Athens.
Athens City Council passed a resolution officially
opposing proposed statewide municipal tax code uniformity legislation that the
city said consists of "unfunded mandates and substantial loss of revenue."