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Auditor Thompson Sworn In To 5th Term

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Calling public service a “blessing,” Athens County Auditor Jill Thompson was sworn in to a fifth term Friday, cementing her status as one of the county’s longest-tenured auditors. The ceremony at the Athens County Courthouse was highlighted by the presence of Dave Yost, Ohio auditor of state, who administered the oath of office. Thompson thanked… Read More

Contra dancers at Shade Community Center (photo credit: The Dancehall Desperados)

In Shade, Contra Dancing Lives On

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The contra family dance at the Shade Community Center on Sunday was truly as advertised. Fathers danced with daughters and mothers with their sons. Couples of all ages locked hands and sometimes two children were rather precariously paired together. It was the kind of dance where you thank the band. It doesn’t appear too strenuous… Read More

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Color In The Hills Festival Provides Action-Packed Weekend

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It was a sword-swallowing, sheep-wrangling, stilts-wearing good time throughout the weekend at Glouster Community Park. Yes, the third annual Appalachian Color in the Hills Festival was action-packed. Even still, the emerging fall colors surrounding the festival were such that no one would have blamed a visitor for taking a quiet moment to take it all… Read More

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Democrats Garrison, Howard Face Off In 6th District Primary

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Two Democrats will square off in the upcoming primary election for the chance to unseat Republican Bill Johnson for the U.S. House of Representatives’ Ohio 6th District. Campaigning to become the Democratic nominee are Jennifer Garrison, a former state representative from Marietta, and Greg Howard, an engineer who operates a farm in Meigs County. Garrison… Read More