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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