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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.

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