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Street Improvements In Nelsonville Celebrated

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Past and current city officials gathered for the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the Jefferson and Watkins Street improvement project in Nelsonville on Tuesday morning.  The project was recently completed and the roadway features a stamped pattern to mimic adjoining brick streets.  "This project marks the first step in hopefully many that will rebuild four… Read More

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East State Street Interchange Improvements To Break Ground In 2016

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The Route 33 and East State Street interchange improvements project is expected to move forward with construction in 2016 and a completion date in 2017, according to Athens city officials. On Monday, Athens City Councilwoman Michele Papai said that some city officials met with representatives from the Ohio Department of Transportation to discuss moving forward… Read More

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Council Continues Trash Talk, Mayor Threatens Veto

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After another lengthy discussion regarding storage of trash cans, Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl told City Council that he would likely veto the ordinance if changes proposed during Monday’s meeting are adopted. Over the past month, Council has been discussing changes to the city’s law regarding placement and storage of trash cans and recyclable containers. Some… Read More

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OU Gets OK’d For Limited Alcohol Sales At Peden, Convo

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Some Bobcat fans will be able to consume alcohol at this weekend’s home football game against the University of Idaho as Ohio University has secured a liquor permit for both Peden Stadium and the Convocation Center. As The Messenger previously reported, the university’s concessionaire AVI Food Systems Inc. applied for two liquor permits from the… Read More

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Police Chief Touts Benefits of Decriminalizing Nuisance Parties

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The city of Athens will move forward to introduce changes to its existing nuisance party ordinance to decriminalize first time offenders. Athens City Councilman Steve Patterson, who also serves on the Joint Police Advisory Council, said the proposal to change the penalties associated with the law stemmed from a JPAC discussion. JPAC is comprised of… Read More

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Nelsonville Council OKs Alcohol On Public Square

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Despite the fact that some members of Nelsonville City Council previously expressed opposition to the Nelsonville Chamber of Commerce’s proposal to allow alcohol to be consumed at events on the Public Square, the measure easily passed during Monday’s Council meeting. The proposal was originally brought forward by Nelsonville Chamber of Commerce board member Miki Brooks,… Read More

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Mandatory Sexual Assault Prevention Course Required For All New OU Undergrads

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With a national conversation happening about sexual assault, Ohio University has implemented a new online course to educate students about consent, bystander intervention and sexual assault. The program, called Not Anymore, is now mandatory for all new undergrad students, including transfer students. According to OU Women’s Center Director Susanne Dietzel, offering the mandatory class is… Read More

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Trustees Approve $60K Pay Raise For McDavis

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A base salary increase and bonus for Ohio University President Roderick McDavis were approved unanimously Thursday afternoon by the OU Board of Trustees, bumping his annual compensation above $500,000. During the board’s full meeting at the university’s new Dublin medical campus on Thursday, McDavis’ new base salary of $465,000 and bonus of $85,000 were approved…. Read More

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City Reviews Barking Dog, Nuisance Party Penalties

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The city of Athens is looking to strengthen laws pertaining to disruptive party animals — both of the human and canine variety. Members of Athens City Council’s Safety Services Committee are reviewing possible changes to ordinances concerning barking dogs and nuisance parties. The items were discussed during a meeting with Athens Service-Safety Director Paula Horan… Read More

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Old Settlers Reunion Comes To Jacksonville Next Week

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The 77th Old Settlers Reunion returns to the village of Jacksonville on Wednesday, serving as a homecoming to those from the small community while welcoming out-of-town guests. The six-day festival from Aug. 27 to Sept. 1 features pageants, live entertainment, carnival rides, parades as well as craft and food vendors. Festival organizer Becky Koons-Perry said… Read More