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Judgeship Race Was Close, But Not Campaign Spending

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Post-primary campaign finance reports again showed Pat Lang outspending Todd Grace in the race for Athens County Common Pleas Count judge. As the Messenger previously reported, Lang, who won the Democratic nomination by a four-vote margin, also listed higher spending than Grace in finance reports filed before the election. Friday was the deadline for filing… Read More

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Athens-Based Business Incubation Association Considers Move

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The National Business Incubation Association headquartered in Athens will be establishing a training center, but it apparently won’t be in Athens. Jasper Welch, president and CEO of NBIA, said the organization will maintain a presence in Athens, but said he could not be more specific because details have not been worked out. The association, which… Read More

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Federal Hocking Weighs Options On Holzer Tax Exemption

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Federal Hocking Local School District has 30 days to respond to a ruling that Holzer Clinic of Athens is eligible for tax-exempt status, but the likelihood of overturning that decision appears slim. Gary Gudmundson, spokesman for the Ohio Department of Taxation, said it is “almost impossible” to counter Holzer’s argument in favor of the exemption,… Read More

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Texas Roadhouse Draws Nearly 900 Job Applicants

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Nearly 900 people have applied for jobs at the Texas Roadhouse restaurant slated to open in Athens on March 24. The restaurant will have 160 jobs available and has already hired that many people, although managing partner Deedra Semones said Friday that applications are still being accepted. The restaurant, construction of which is nearing completion,… Read More

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Prosecutor: County Commissioners Can Appoint Acting Interim Sheriff If It Becomes Necessary

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The Athens County Commissioners have been given a legal opinion from the county prosecutor that they would have the authority to appoint an acting interim sheriff until the Athens County Democratic Central Committee decides on an appointee. A special commission appointed by Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor has been considering whether Sheriff Patrick… Read More

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Commissioners OK plan for funding sheriff’s advocate position

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Funds have been found to retain the domestic violence victims advocate at the Athens County Sheriff’s Office for the remainder of this year while word is awaited on whether grants funds will be available for next year. At Wednesday’s meeting, the county commissioners agreed to a proposal from the sheriff’s office to use unspent matching… Read More