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Groundwater Tests Considered Near Injection Wells

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A proposal to do baseline groundwater testing at a K&H Partners injection well site near Torch is being considered by the Athens County Commissioners. K&H Partners of West Virginia received a state permit March 18 to drill its third injection well in Troy Twp. near Torch. Injection wells are used to dispose of saltwater and… Read More

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Dutch Creek Residents Petition For Road Repairs

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Petitions with signatures of more than 60 residents and property owners on Dutch Creek Road have been presented to the Athens County Commissioners in an effort to get road and bridge improvements. A half dozen residents, with Butch Mitchell as their spokesman, met with the commissioners Thursday, a meeting also attended by County Engineer Jeff… Read More

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Quote To Test Landfill Records Presented To Commissioners

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A consultant quoted a price of $5,145 to do testing to find out if records dug up from a landfill as part of the Patrick Kelly investigation pose a safety risk. Hiring of the consultant is on the agenda of this week’s Athens County Commissioners meeting. Part of the investigation of then-sheriff Patrick Kelly centered… Read More

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Bike Path Grant Application Withdrawn, Another Pending

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An application to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for funding to help build a bike path extension from Athens to Athens County Road 24A (South Canaan) has been withdrawn. Whether it will impact the proposed project remains to be seen. On the recommendation of interim county planner Bob Eichenberg, the county commissioners recently voted… Read More

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Commissioners Postpone Discussion on Recouping Former Sheriff’s Pay

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The Athens County Commissioners want clarification of a state law before deciding whether to pursue the salary paid to former sheriff Patrick Kelly while he was under suspension awaiting trial. What they want clarified is whether more than just salary could potentially be recouped. Kelly was convicted last week in Athens County Common Pleas Court… Read More