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Fire Department To Set Celebratory Blaze

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The Albany Area Fire Department will celebrate its ownership of a new property this Saturday by lighting their mortgage on fire. Albany Fire Chief Roger Deardorff said the department will burn a copy of their mortgage loan documents in a bucket to represent that the department's debt is paid off. "Just to celebrate, let the… Read More

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Local Program Helps Youth Find Summer Employment


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The Work Station in The Plains is currently searching for sponsors to offer summer employment to local youth. This program features 64 teenagers throughout Athens County who are at risk of not graduating. They will be paid for their work through a six-week program funded by the federal Workforce Investment Act. The teens in the… Read More

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Athens County Community Members Win Ohio Arts Council Awards


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Two members of the Athens community recently received Ohio Arts Council Awards for their writing. Ohio University assistant professor of English Kevin Haworth and his wife Rabbi Danielle Leshaw received five-thousand dollars each for Individual Excellence awards. Haworth's piece is an essay collection, Famous Drownings in Literary History. Haworth says the piece centers around stories… Read More