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Home » Articles »   By David DeWitt
Wednesday, February 12,2014
Local NEWS

Farmers Market board still mulling alternatives

By David DeWitt
A co-owner of The Market on State said Wednesday that he has not yet heard back from the Athens Farmers Market board regarding several possibilities for a new location this spring, following a meeting of the board's executive committee Tuesday.
Sunday, February 9,2014
Local NEWS

Group argues to keep frack ban on May primary ballot

By David DeWitt

A local anti-fracking group is requesting the Athens County Board of Elections to make an exception to allow a proposed initiative to be put forward on the May primary ballot instead of during the general election in November.

Sunday, February 9,2014
Election NEWS

County general election to feature battle of the auditors

By David DeWitt
The battle of the public auditors is now on with city of Athens Auditor Kathy Hecht challenging Athens County Auditor Jill Thompson for her seat in November.
Friday, February 7,2014
Local NEWS

Farmers Market has to decide on new site by March 1

By David DeWitt
The Athens Farmers Market board will have to decide on a new site after members were informed this week that the longtime outside location in front of The Market on State mall will no longer be available.
Wednesday, February 5,2014
Local NEWS

County office races shape up with candidate filing deadline

By David DeWitt
Party candidates for office in Athens County faced a deadline for filing election petitions Wednesday, and races are imminent for several judge positions, county auditor, and in Ohio's statehouse.
Wednesday, February 5,2014
Election NEWS

Dems to have primary in 6th District House race

By David DeWitt
Before getting the shot to try to unseat U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, from Ohio's 6th Congressional district seat, Democrats will first have a primary battle for the opportunity in May, and national Republicans are already crowing about it.
Wednesday, February 5,2014
Local NEWS

Kiser's location in The Plains gets liquor permit, begins sales

By David DeWitt

Kiser's Barbeque at Eclipse in The Plains has received its liquor license, and owner Sean Kiser said that it came quickly after the Athens County Commissioners dropped a request for a hearing by the state Division of Liquor Control.

Sunday, February 2,2014
Local NEWS

State mulls Good Samaritan law to protect

By David DeWitt
The Ohio General Assembly is considering a law that would protect from arrest individuals contacting emergency personnel.
Sunday, February 2,2014
Local NEWS

Washington Co. nurse to run for Rep. Phillips’ seat

By David DeWitt
The race for representation of Ohio's 94th house district seat is officially on, with state Rep. Debbie Phillips, D-Albany, getting a challenger in Marietta Republican Yolan Dennis, a registered nurse.
Friday, January 31,2014
Local NEWS

Local officials and public figures respond to sheriff's indictment

Sheriff gets support on his Facebook page

By David DeWitt
Several local elected officials and party leaders called for Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly to step down from his position following the news he had been served with a 25-count criminal indictment Friday afternoon.
 
 
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