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Council To Request Hearing On Chipotle Liquor Permit Request

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Athens City Council has requested a hearing to be held with the state regarding a liquor permit requested by Chipotle Mexican Grill on Court Street. As The Messenger previously reported, there are three D5 liquor permits currently pending approval by the Ohio Department of Liquor Control. Those licenses include Chipotle Mexican Grill, 41 S. Court… Read More

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Energy Aggregation Election Results


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The issue of energy aggregation had mixed results during Tuesday’s general election. Overall, half of the 20 ballot initiatives in Eastern and Southeast Ohio were approved by voters. Nine were defeated and there was one tie. The biggest defeat for energy aggregation was in Cambridge. Unofficial results in the city show that electric aggregation was… Read More

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Beacon School Selected For Artist-In-Residence Program


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The Beacon School, an educational service provider for five school districts in Athens County, has been selected for the artist-in-residence program for the fourth year. The program is sponsored by VSA Ohio, the state organization on arts and disability. The Adaptation, Integration and the Arts (AIA) residency program partners teaching artists and educators in classrooms… Read More

Comic art by Sandy Plunkett

Meet the Artist: Sandy Plunkett

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Sandy Plunkett started his career in New York City as an artist for Marvel and DC Comics.

His work has been seen in issues of Spider Man, X-Men, The Rocketeer, Conan the Barbarian, Spectre and many other comics, as well as numerous concert posters, album covers and political cartoons.

Currently based in Athens, Ohio, Plunkett sat down to talk with WOUB's Nicole Schneider about his past work and upcoming projects.

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Kasich, GOP Sweep To Victory In Ohio

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Ohio voters have swept incumbent Republicans led by Gov. John Kasich back into office and ousted several Democrats from the state Legislature, including the state party chairman.   Kasich's victory over Cleveland Democrat Ed FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga County executive, was expected after the challenger's campaign missteps left him seriously behind in polls and fundraising.  … Read More

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Tuscarawas County Unofficial Election Results

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Unoffical election results are in for Tuscarawas County. Republican Kerry Metzger kept this county commissioner seat  getting 14,857 votes while his opponent, Democrat John Miceli recieved 9,175 votes. Local school districts have had mixed success in passing their respective levies. Voters approved a 6.9 mill levy for Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District by a margin… Read More

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Unofficial Election Results For Lawrence County

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Unofficial election results are in for Lawrence County. Michael Kinnamon unofficially won the State Board of Education election in the 10th District with 5550 votes. Kinnamon’s opponent was former Clinton-Massie Superintendent and incumbent Ron Rudduck received 5057 votes. Republican Freddie Hayes Jr. defeated Democrat Tim Edwards in the county commission race. Hayes Jr. received 8597… Read More

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Belmont County Unofficial Election Results


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The unofficial results for Belmont County are in. In Belmont County, Republican U.S. Congressman Bill Johnson is the unofficial winner in his re-election bid over Democrat Jennifer Garrison with 50 percent of the vote to 46 percent. Democrat Mark A. Thomas is the unofficial winner over Republican Pete Bendo for county commissioner 53 percent to… Read More

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Perry County Unofficial Results

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Republican David Freriks is the unofficial winner over Democrat Todd Shafer in the County Commission race. Freriks received 5,378 votes and Shafer received 3,546 votes. In the County Auditor's race, Republican Drew Cannon received 4,900 over Democrat Teresa Stevenson who received 4,134 votes. The Southern Local School District Improvement Levy was unofficially voted down 659… Read More