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Nelsonville Discusses Changes To Special Events Legislation

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Allowing alcohol to be consumed on the Nelsonville Public Square and increasing the price of special event permits were topics of discussion during a meeting of Nelsonville City Council’s Planning and Development Committee this week. On June 23, Nelsonville Chamber of Commerce board member Miki Brooks approached City Council about the possibility of allowing alcohol… Read More

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For Women, New Health Recommendations Challenge Status Quo

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The American College of Physicians recently said women who are healthy and low-risk for cancer can skip the annual pelvic exam. For many women, this was welcome news. No more annual trip to the doctor to endure a drop-your-clothes intrusive exam. Dr. Rebecca Starck chairs the Cleveland Clinic’s regional obstetrics and gynecology department. She said the… Read More

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Settlement Reached In Lawsuit Against Nelsonville Police

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The parties involved in a federal lawsuit that alleged excessive use of force by Nelsonville police have reached a settlement, although it has not been finalized, court documents indicate. Dennis Lehman of Nelsonville filed a lawsuit in 2013 against Nelsonville police officers Duane Covert and Alex Brown claiming that excessive force was used during a 2011… Read More

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FitzGerald Lays Out Potential Ohio Energy Policy

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The Democrat who wants to unseat the Republican incumbent governor has laid out his energy plan for the Buckeye State. Ed FitzGerald’s agenda would undo some of the newly passed laws that he said weakens alternative energy standards. Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Ed FitzGerald said when Republican John Kasich took office, alternative energy companies had brought… Read More

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McArthur Ballot To Feature Police, Streetlight Levies

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McArthur voters will have two local levies to decide upon in this coming November's general election. Village council members approved placing the levies on the ballot at their regular meeting in June. The levies will replace previously existing property taxes for the police department and village expenses. The McArthur Police levy is a 2.5 mill… Read More