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Career Center Objects To Holzer Clinic Seeking Tax-Exempt Status

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Tri-County Career Center in Nelsonville has also submitted an objection to Holzer Clinic of Athens filing for tax-exempt status. The Messenger had previously reported that Federal Hocking School District — which is estimated to lose nearly $100,000 a year if the exemption is fully granted — had filed an objection with the Ohio Department of… Read More

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BCI Conducts Another Search of Sheriff’s Office and Residence

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Agents from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation conducted searches of the Athens County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Patrick Kelly’s home on Wednesday. It was the second time BCI executed search warrants at the two locations. The previous time was in June. The bureau has been investigating several allegations involving Kelly, and the… Read More

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Federal judge rules for OU in lawsuit filed by former student

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A federal judge has granted summary judgment in favor of Ohio University and dismissed a lawsuit filed by a former student who claimed his rights were violated when OU took disciplinary actions against him. Gregory Richards of the Bronx, N.Y., filed the federal lawsuit against President Roderick McDavis and other OU officials.   Richards was… Read More

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Coolville Gets Grant For Sewage Treatment Project

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Another piece of the funding package needed for Coolville's sewage treatment project has fallen into place, and now village officials are awaiting final word on another grant before a construction contract is awarded. The Ohio Development Services Agency announced Friday that the village has been awarded at $600,000 Community Development Block Grant for the project…. Read More

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Legislation to allow regional jail to borrow money working way through Ohio Senate

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Supporters of legislation that would allow Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail to borrow money for repairs are slated to testify Tuesday before an Ohio Senate committee. Senate Bill 82 was introduced in March by Democrat Lou Gentile and Republican Troy Balderson, whose districts include four of the five counties that make up the regional jail —… Read More

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Sheriff Answers Questions About School Resource Officer

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Athens County Sheriff Patrick Kelly has responded to concerns the county commissioners raised about a proposed contract with Nelsonville-York Schools, but whether his answers are enough to let the contract move forward remains to be seen. Nelsonville-York School District wants to contract with the sheriff’s office to provide a school resource officer, with the sheriff’s… Read More