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Commissioners Looking For Loans For Capital Improvement Projects

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A $1.8 million loan to pay for capital improvement projects at Athens County government facilities might get the go-ahead next week from the county commissioners. Commission President Lenny Eliason indicated he'd hoped that action could be taken at Tuesday's commissioners meeting, but it was learned that County Auditor Jill Thompson must act first and she… Read More

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Kasich Stays Execution Of Child Killer


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Governor John Kasich has stayed the execution of Ronald Phillips who was scheduled to be executed Thursday. Phillips, 40, requested Monday for his organs to be donated to his ailing sister and mother but the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction rejected his request. The Governor’s decision, announced late Wednesday, is meant to assess the… Read More

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Wyngate Crosswalk A Concern For County Commissioner

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A crosswalk painted on Johnson Road has an Athens County commissioner concerned about the safety of senior citizens who might use it. Commissioner Charlie Adkins brought up the topic at Tuesday's meeting of the commissioners. The crosswalk, located in front of Wyngate Condominiums, was added recently to help with access to a newly built spur… Read More

Taj Weekes

Award-Winning Reggae Artist Coming to Stuart’s


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Stuart’s Opera House will host an evening of live reggae this Friday with award-winning St. Lucian artist Taj Weekes and his band Adowa. Known for their blend of acoustic roots-rock and afro-folk, the group have built an international audience through exciting performances and critical acclaim, including a Grammy nomination consideration.