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Trimble Local Schools Moves Forward On Energy-efficiency Project

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Trimble Local School Board members voted to move forward with a bond to pay for energy-efficiency projects in both school buildings, but because of increasing interest rates the district treasurer will continue exploring other payment options. As previously reported, the school board approved an energy-efficiency project that is estimated to generate over $22,000 in savings… Read More

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One Show For One Soul: Musicians Helping Those In Need

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After watching a reality TV show where average citizens helped feed homeless individuals, a local man grew inspired to do something for those in need in his own community. Jeremy Gibson, guitar player and songwriter for the band Appalachian Hillside Revolution, got together a group of friends and fellow musicians to organize a two-day concert,… Read More

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School Resource Officer’s Contract Approved

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Athens County Commissioners approved a new version of the school resource officer contract, which is between Nelsonville-York City Schools and the Athens County Sheriff’s Office. School officials, however, say they must re-evaluate the changes, which include added costs for the district. The new contract, which requires signatures of the county commissioners, includes a catch-all provision… Read More

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Hocking College Enrollment May Stabilize, OU Numbers ‘Look Positive’

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One year after transitioning from quarters to semesters, Hocking College is showing signs that it may be stabilizing from its enrollment loss last year. Ohio University, which didn’t lose many students in the transition, may see a slight increase. As of Aug. 22, Hocking College had 3,515 students enrolled for the Autumn session — that’s… Read More

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Trimble Schools’ Longtime Board Members Will Not Seek Re-Election

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Through threats of consolidation, precarious budgetary issues and administrative investigations, two departing Trimble Local School Board members provided what some say was consistent, level-headed leadership. Without it, at one time, could have meant the demise of the district. Terry Holbert, 76, has spent 26 years on the board. For Stephen Miller, 63, it’s been 23… Read More

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Hocking College Looks To Take Down 113-Year-Old Building

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The Hocking College Foundation may take down a 113-year-old building located on Nelsonville’s Historic Public Square. “We haven’t gotten bids, but we have talked with contractors,” said Libby Villavicencio, the foundation’s director. “We’re considering our options, but we do think we’ll have to take it down because of its condition.” The beige and white structure,… Read More

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Nelsonville-York City Schools Closer To Opening Gym To Community

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Officials at the Nelsonville-York City School District say they’ve addressed the security concerns with the district’s fitness center. Once the administration finds the personnel to oversee the gym, the board expects to vote on reopening it to the community at the August board meeting. The person who will oversee the gym will be an existing… Read More