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Ohio Men Accept CIT Bid

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The Ohio men’s basketball team’s season isn’t over despite a loss to Akron in the MAC Tournament. The Bobcats accepted a bid to play in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament Sunday night. Ohio (23-11) will play host to Cleveland State (21-11) Wednesday in the first round of the CIT. This marks the fifth straight season that… Read More

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Changes Made To CHIP Grants

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A state housing improvement grant program has undergone some changes and is encouraging cities to partner with counties to leverage more funds by submitting a single application. Last week, Gregg Andrews, director of housing at Hocking-Athens-Perry Community Action, discussed changes to the Community Housing Improvement Program with Athens City Council. He said the program has… Read More

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Area Schools Apply For Security Grants

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Several Athens County school districts have applied for security-based grants through the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission. Tom Gibbs, assistant superintendent of the Athens City School District, said the district applied for and has already received $35,000 in funding from OFCC, for door access control systems. Funding for the project came initially from the district’s permanent… Read More

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Questions Surround Labor Contract Between County And Sheriff’s Office

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A counter proposal to make changes the Athens County Commissioners would like to see in a proposed labor contract will be suggested to Sheriff Patrick Kelly this week, according to Commission President Lenny Eliason. “They’re out of time,” Kelly said Friday, adding the contract has already gone into effect because the commissioners did not act… Read More