OU Wants To Come 'Back To Logan And Hocking County'

By
Rachel Martindale - Logan Daily News reporter

Dateline
Updated Wed, Jul 23, 2014 2:31 pm

Ohio University representatives Kris Adam and Greg Hollback visited the Hocking County Commissioners during their Tuesday meeting. They stated their mission is “to bring Ohio University back to Logan and Hocking County.”

They previewed upcoming events aimed toward that goal, including the Logan Marching Chieftains performing at Peden Stadium on Sept. 20; and two separate football game days also will be designated as Hocking County Day.

For the first time, the university is featuring a “Tickets for Kids” program, which allows people with tickets they will not use to donate those to a young person who would enjoy a football game. People may also sponsor tickets for young people.

“It’s just taken off like wildfire,” one of the OU representatives said.

Safety Concerns

Marjorie Davis, safety coordinator for Hocking County, listed safety concerns she located in various county buildings, presenting some items in pictures. Issues ranged from a non-working exit light to items stored in a landing. One door has a gap that allows light and rain to enter; filling the gap with a metal strip would save electricity, Davis advised.

Furthermore, the Soil and Water Conservation office area is overcrowded, according to Davis. She said that the staff are involved in many things and need more space for storing supplies.

As for the emergency exit in the courthouse: “No one can get out of that. It looks like a closet out there, and we can’t have that. It’s an emergency exit.”

Approved Projects

The commissioners approved three projects, including two projects with Shelley and Sands of Zanesville and one AEP overhead construction project.

Shelley and Sands will pave the following roads: under project number 1: County Road 296 (Rauber Road), CR 300 (Lime Bank Road), part of CR 333 (Moore Road) and part of CR 304 (Buckingham Road). The following roads are included in project number 2: CR 22 (Jobs-New Pittsburgh Road), CR 23 (Sand Run), CR 28 (Dawley Road), CR 328 (Bradford Drive) and CR 329 (Mercia Lane).

AEP will replace seven poles inside the right-of-way of Harvey Chapel Road.

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