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Building Purchased for Recycling Facility in The Plains

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Purchase of a site for a proposed recycling facility at Theisen Industrial Park near The Plains has been completed. Chris Chmiel, chairman of the board of Athens-Hocking Recycling Centers Inc., said the sale was finalized Monday. The nonprofit organization purchased the former Purely American Foods building and adjacent composting facility for $825,000. Chmiel said the… Read More

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Man Allegedly Sold 100 LSD Doses to Confidential Informant

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An Athens man was arrested Friday after he allegedly sold drugs, including 100 doses of suspected LSD, to a confidential informant for the Athens Major Crimes Unit. Benjamin P. Finkel, 21, was charged with trafficking in LSD, trafficking in marijuana and possession of LSD, all felonies of varying degrees, according to a news release by… Read More

Preliminary Construction to Begin This Week for Richland South Project


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Shelly and Sands, the contractor for the Richland Avenue South Improvements Project, will be completing preliminary construction activities for the project throughout this week. The preliminary construction activities include mobilizing to the site, setting up erosion and sediment control, and setting up maintenance of traffic devices. Some of the work is weather dependent. The Richland… Read More

$7 Billion Budget Adjusts Ohio Driver Training, Credit Card Options

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Prospective Ohio drivers would see added training requirements and the Bureau of Motor Vehicles would be allowed to accept credit and debit cards under a state transportation budget that easily cleared the Ohio House on Tuesday. The $7 billion, two-year spending blueprint lays out priorities for Ohio highway, road, bridge and public safety priorities over… Read More