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Rep. Phillips Likely To Retain Seat After Recount

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The official vote count Monday in Washington County has both Democrat incumbent Debbie Phillips and Republican challenger Yolan Dennis picking up additional votes in the race for the Ohio House seat in the 94th District.   Although Dennis picked up slightly more votes in her home county of Washington County than Phillips did, official counts… Read More

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Holzer Hasn’t Paid Second-half Taxes On Athens Clinic

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Holzer Health System currently has unpaid property tax bills totaling nearly $322,000 on its Athens clinic, according to figures from the Athens County Treasurer’s Office. As The Messenger has previously reported, Holzer has applied for a property tax exemption that is being contested by Federal Hocking Local School District. “Under Ohio law, Holzer does not… Read More

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Frech Brings Misconduct Allegations Against Him To Light

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A pre-disciplinary conference is scheduled for next week concerning allegations that Jack Frech, director of the Athens County Department of Job and Family Services, has committed misconduct. The conference is slated to be held during next Tuesday’s meeting of the county commissioners.   The allegations were made public Wednesday by Frech himself, who said the… Read More

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Athens And County Move Forward With Formation Of Council Of Governments

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Southeast Ohio Public Energy Council, the organization formed by the city of Athens and Athens County to pursue electric aggregation, isn't changing its name but is altering its structure. On Tuesday, the Athens County Commissioners approved the creation of a regional council of governments, also called Southeast Ohio Public Energy Council. On Monday, Athens City Council… Read More

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Athens County Coroner Resigning

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Athens County Coroner Harold C. Thompson has submitted a letter of resignation to the county commissioners. Commission President Lenny Eliason said the commissioners are expected to act on the resignation Tuesday, and to appoint a temporary replacement until the Athens County Democratic Central Committee can name an interim coroner. Thompson is a Democrat. Thompson, who… Read More

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Advisory Group Being Formed For Materials Recovery Facility

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An advisory committee is being formed to assist Athens-Hocking Recycling Centers Inc. with the task of developing plans for a materials recovery facility. On Monday, Athens County Commissioner Chris Chmiel asked the board of the Athens-Hocking Solid Waste District to allow Roger Bail, the district’s coordinator, to serve on the advisory group. Chmiel is a… Read More

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Moonville Rail Trail Getting Funding, But More Needed

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Progress is being made toward funding construction of a priority bridge for the Moonville Rail Trail, but more financial assistance is needed. The recreational trail, which extends from Zaleski in Vinton County to Mineral in Athens County, is a former railroad bed. However, when the railroad tracks were removed, multiple bridges also were taken out…. Read More

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Charge Against Former County Commissioner Dismissed

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A domestic violence charge against a former Athens County commissioner was dismissed recently in Athens County Municipal Court. Mark Sullivan, 55, was charged in February with domestic violence against his ex-wife, Tammie Sullivan, accused of shoving her, striking her and pulling her hair. He had pleaded innocent to the charge and requested a jury trial…. Read More