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Protesters Shut Down Athens Meeting on Fracking in Wayne National Forest

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ATHENS – Opponents are pushing back as a federal agency again considers requests to open Wayne National Forest in southeastern Ohio to oil and gas drilling. According to the Athens Messenger, protesters shut down a meeting in Athens concerning the possible lease of federal oil and gas rights in the Wayne National Forest. The meeting… Read More

911 Director To Be Reprimanded

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A written reprimand will be given to Athens County 911 Director Dan Pfeiffer for not following a union contract, the county commissioners decided Tuesday. The commissioners upheld a grievance filed by dispatcher Lisa Cartwright. Dispatchers are represented by the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association.   Read more at The Athens Messenger.

A gavel lays on top of money

Commissioners Take Action Requested By Fed Hock In Holzer Tax Case

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Actions requested by the Federal Hocking School Board, which is embroiled in a tax dispute with Holzer Clinic, were taken Tuesday by the Athens County Commissioners —  at least in part. School board member Tom McGuire met with the commissioners last month to reiterate his request that the commissioners take three actions relating to Holzer…. Read More

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RecycleMania Scheduled This Weekend

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Community members in Athens and the surrounding area will have the opportunity to bring recyclable items and donations to the RecycleMania Community Recycling Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Athens County Fairgrounds. Sponsored by Habitat for Humanity ReStore, ReUse Industries, Accurate IT, Information Destruction Services, Compost Exchange, Athens-Hocking Recycling Center,… Read More

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Two Area Youth Organizations Receive Grants from Law Enforcement

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Two local organizations are recipients of grants provided by the Athens County Sheriff’s Office and the Athens County Prosecutor’s Office. In separate news releases, it was announced that both the prosecutor’s office and sheriff’s office would present grants of $250 to the Trimble Tomcat Bridgebuilders while the prosecutor’s office will also donate $1,000 to Big… Read More

OUPD and D.P. Dough Partner for Drunk Driving Awareness Campaign

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A drunk driving awareness campaign designed to educate students and the community about the costs associated with drinking and driving is set to launch this spring, with fliers designed by Ohio University’s University Communications and Marketing office being distributed by D.P. Dough of Athens. “I was approached by the CEO of D.P. Dough at a… Read More

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Children Services Gets Funding for New Programs

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Programs aimed at helping address the significant impact substance abuse and addiction are having on children and families are being developed by Athens County Children Services and partner agencies. Athens County Children Services applied for an efficiency and innovation grant from the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services in 2014 and has been awarded… Read More