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City Council Expresses Support For County’s Sanitary Sewer Extension Proposal

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It appears the city of Athens will contract with the county to expand sanitary sewer service to about 1,500 households and businesses in subdivisions along Route 50W. During Athens City Council’s meeting Tuesday, Councilwoman Chris Fahl said that a contract will be presented to the full Council soon to get the project moving. The Athens… Read More

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Council Proposes City Fracking Monitoring Program

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Athens City Council is taking another stab at protecting the city from the possible effects of fracking by introducing legislation that would create a resource extraction and waste disposal monitoring and mitigation program. The legislation will officially be introduced by Athens City Councilwoman Chris Fahl next week. On Monday, Fahl outlined the legislation during a… Read More

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Incumbents And Newcomer Move On To November Ballot

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UPDATE 11:13 p.m. Athens City Council at-large incumbents Chris Knisely and Steve Patterson, as well as challenger Jennifer Cochran will move on to face independent candidate Troy Gregorino in the November general election. During Tuesday’s primary election, six Democratic candidates squared off for the chance to represent the city’s three at-large council seats. No Republicans filed… Read More

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Students Celebrate Ohio University Graduation

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Thousands of Ohio University undergraduates made the transition to Bobcat alumni Saturday at the Convocation Center. Smiles, cheers and hugs were plentiful as graduates greeted their families and loved ones and said goodbye to friends. OU’s graduate commencement took place Friday and the two undergraduate commencements were held Saturday — graduating nearly 5,000 Bobcats altogether…. Read More

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Proposed Legislation Could Cost Ohio University Millions In Revenue

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Proposed legislation that would require Ohio public colleges and universities to charge in-state tuition to students who they help to vote in the state could potentially mean a revenue cut of $12 million for Ohio University. According to the Associated Press, an amendment added to the House-passed biannual budget could discourage schools from giving on-campus… Read More