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Doctors Hospital Nelsonville Will Stop Admitting Patients Next Month

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Doctors Hospital Nelsonville will officially stop admitting patients effective Oct. 15, according to OhioHealth spokesman Mark Hopkins. The announcement does not come as a surprise, as OhioHealth had announced this summer that inpatient services would cease before the end of this year as the hospital moves toward eventual closing. Hopkins said there has not been… Read More

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Monarch Butterfly Way Station Planned for Nelsonville

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What started essentially as a beautification project has undergone a metamorphosis into a plan to establish a monarch butterfly way station in Nelsonville. Earlier this year, residents Miki and Jay Brooks bought a former greenhouse property in Nelsonville, located between Jackson and Canal Streets, and recently had the old greenhouse buildings demolished. “It was an… Read More

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Electricity Suppliers Submit Proposals For Aggregation Program

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The Southeast Ohio Public Energy Council, the organization pursuing electric aggregation for the city of Athens and Athens County, is currently reviewing proposals from electricity suppliers. Five companies responded to a request for proposals sent out by the energy council.   Electric aggregation is a process by which residential and small business customers pool together… Read More

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Local Group Asks Court To Order ODNR To Provide Records

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An environmental group that is contesting an Athens County injection well permit has asked a court to order the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to provide public records the group requested two months ago. Athens County Fracking Action Network filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Franklin County Common Pleas Court, accusing ODNR of violating Ohio’s public… Read More

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State Says Holzer Qualifies for Tax Exemption

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The Ohio Department of Taxation has determined that Holzer Clinic of Athens qualifies for a property tax exemption, but school districts have an opportunity to present evidence to the contrary. It is unclear whether such evidence will be offered. Federal Hocking Local Schools and Tri-County Career Center had earlier objected when Holzer filed for tax-exempt… Read More