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Energy Assessments Free To Athens County Residents

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A free program that aims to help Athens County homeowners save energy and reduce costs launched in Athens on Thursday. The Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development is providing more than 150 free energy home assessments to Athens County residents. The assessments include suggestions for basic energy improvements, and auditors can troubleshoot potentially dangerous problems.  Mary… Read More

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ToolKit Encourages Athens County Landowners To ‘Look Before You Lease’

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An Athens County organization is providing free information to people who are thinking about leasing their property to an energy company for drilling. Rural Action's "look before you lease" toolkit helps residents understand the hydraulic fracturing process and the legal terminology of leasing land. The toolkit includes a sample lease and a DVD containing about… Read More

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Tax Collection Ordinance Passes

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Athens citizens who have not paid their city income taxes will soon be notified that they owe money. The council passed an ordinance Monday night authorizing an agreement with the city of Cleveland for services relating to the collection of income tax.   This ordinance allows Athens to conduct an amnesty program to get uncollected… Read More

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Commissioners Expect Better Communication From Interim EMS Director

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The Athens County Board of Commissioners named an interim Emergency Medical Services director in a special meeting Thursday. The special meeting and appointment come after previous director, Corey Leniger, resigned on Tuesday.   The county commissioners have named the current Athens Station Chief, Rick Callebs, as the interim director.   Commissioner Larry Payne says they… Read More

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OU Receives State Grant To Fund Largest University Composting System

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Ohio University is already known for its green reputation, but it’s about to triple the size of its composting facility that is already largest university composting system in the country. The university just received $120,000 from the state to expand its composting system. Ohio University’s Director of Sustainability, Annie Laurie Cadmus, said the project all… Read More

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Driving Back In Time

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If you saw a bunch of old cars on the roads in the Athens-area today, you didn't travel through time.  Instead, a bit of the past traveled into the present. A group of historic Ford vehicles from the 1920s drove a total of 110 miles today from Ripley, West Virginia all the way to Athens…. Read More