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Historic Preservation Tax Credits Going To Nelsonville

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NELSONVILLE — Nearly $2 million in historic preservation tax credits have been approved by the Ohio Development Services Agency for restoration work on former Nelsonville school buildings that will be converted to apartments. Woda Group, developer of the project, expects to purchase the former Nelsonville High School and Junior High buildings on Fayette Street in… Read More

Albany Doesn’t Meet Demands, Wants More Time From School District

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ALBANY — The village of Albany didn’t meet the demands outlined in a letter sent by Alexander School Board President Fred Davis, but it was unclear Wednesday how the school district will respond. Last week, the school board authorized filing a lawsuit, but gave the village until this past Tuesday to give permission for the… Read More

County Pondering Whether to Ask For Return of Grant Funds

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The Athens County Commissioners postponed a decision Thursday on whether to seek repayment from the Nelsonville Restoration Foundation of grant funds used for projects at former school buildings in the city. The foundation owns the former high school and junior high buildings on Fayette Street, but plans to sell them to a developer, Woda Group,… Read More

Agreement Approved to Fund Recycling Facility

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An agreement calling for Athens-Hocking Solid Waste District to provide funding to help create a materials recovery facility was approved Monday by the district’s board. The nonprofit Athens-Hocking Recycling Centers Inc. is developing the facility at Theisen Industrial Park near The Plains. It will sort recyclables, meaning that residents won’t have to sort them at… Read More

Fired Deputy Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Witnesses

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A fired Athens County sheriff’s deputy has filed a defamation lawsuit in Athens County Common Pleas Court against the people who provided information that led to his dismissal. Sheriff Rodney Smith fired Shannon Sheridan last December for 18 alleged violations of sheriff’s office rules and for allegedly not complying with a “last chance” agreement with… Read More

Agency Approves Tax Credits for Former Nelsonville Schools Remodel

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NELSONVILLE — A project to redevelop the former Nelsonville High School and Junior High into apartments will move forward now that the Ohio Housing Finance Agency has approved tax credits and earmarked loan money for the project. “We’ll be under construction within two years, at most,” said Joe McCabe, of the Woda Group of Westerville,… Read More