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Nelsonville City Council appoints new member to fill vacant seat

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NELSONVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) – The seat of an ousted former council member was filled at  Nelsonville’s City Council meeting Monday. Douglas Childs was unanimously appointed to the council after a short interview by council members. The council seat became vacant after the city removed former council member Greg Smith for the fourth time in February…. Read More

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The city of Nelsonville and an ousted council member are in negotiations to resolve multiple legal actions

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NELSONVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) – A former Nelsonville City Council member who was kicked off the council four times is still fighting his removal through six legal actions he filed against the city. Greg Smith is seeking vindication: He wants the court to agree he was wrongfully removed each time, he wants the city to pay… Read More

Athens City Hall is seen in Athens, Ohio, on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. [Joseph Scheller | WOUB]

Athens auditor requests another $200,000 to pay record income tax refunds

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Athens city auditor asked council Monday night for another $200,000 to cover local income tax refunds. This brings the total set aside for refunds this year to $750,000, about half a million dollars more than normal. The reason for all the extra refunds is so many people working remotely last… Read More

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Nelsonville City Council Member Sues Fellow Council Members Over Removal Votes

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NELSONVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) — A Nelsonville City Council member is suing his fellow council members in federal court over efforts to remove him from office. Greg Smith alleges in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the council’s actions violated multiple constitutional rights, including his right to due process and free speech. WOUB reached out to members… Read More