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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.