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The governor's Democratic challenger is among those raising questions about the qualifications of the man tapped to lead the Ohio Department of Health. Gov. John Kasich picked the state's turnpike commission director Rick Hodges to head the health department, saying he has proven management skills. Hodges is a former state lawmaker and not a doctor…. Read More
An architect was hired Tuesday by the Athens County Commissioners to develop specifications for repairs to the county-owned buildings in downtown Athens. RVC Architects Inc. of Athens was hired for $25,250 to develop the specs, and to line up potential contractors and oversee construction. The buildings involved are the Courthouse, Cline Building (Courthouse annex) and… Read More
An Athens-based Ohio art collective will hold its annual pancake breakfast this weekend, utilizing local food to raise money for local music. Aquabear Legion was founded in 2004 by Brian Koscho and Todd Jacops — two Lorain natives who now reside in Athens County. Koscho said he came to Athens in 2001 to attend Ohio… Read More
The acting chief of the Glouster Police Department has been officially named as the head of the agency. Ryan Nagucki, a Glouster native and previously part-time officer for the department, was appointed as chief of police at Monday's meeting of the Glouster Village Council, according to Mayor Miles Wolf. The appointment goes into effect immediately…. Read More
Ohio State University's fired marching band director says he wants his job back and will keep trying to fix the culture issues that led to his dismissal. Jonathan Waters, in an interview Monday with The Columbus Dispatch, says his July 24 firing was based on a "very flawed, very inaccurate report" of what was going… Read More
ARTS/West will present the exhibit ORDINARY LIFE, featuring the work of art photographer Kari Gunter-Seymour, this Friday through Sept. 4. The exhibit, based on subjects that might be considered commonplace, uses artistry to make the "ordinary come alive," according to Gunter-Seymour.
Each image is captured with her iPhone 4, using a mix of lens and film combinations available through the Hipstamatc camera app, then printed with ink on carefully torn linen paper.
Three Athens County school districts are among those awarded more than a total of $45 million from the Ohio Department of Education. A total of 247 schools and community-based programs were awarded funds as part of the 21st Century Community Learning Center grants. Locally, Athens City Schools, Trimble Local and Federal Hocking will benefit from… Read More
A Middleport man has been indicted on charges related to injuries sustained by his infant son. Thaddeus Bumgardner, 32, of Noble Summit Road, was indicted in Meigs County Common Pleas Court in late July on one count of felonious assault and two counts of endangering children. The assault charge and one of the endangering children… Read More