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

Athens City Council Approves Pay Increase Of New Arts, Parks and Recreation Director

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Athens City Council voted 6-1 Monday night to give Mayor Steve Patterson the ability to hire a new director for the Athens Arts, Parks and Recreation Department with a 34% pay increase. The council’s authorization of the 34% pay increase will bring the new director’s salary to $68,000. First Ward… Read More

A life guard observes swimmers during lap swim at the Athens Public Pool, in Athens, Ohio, on Monday, July 26, 2021. [Joseph Scheller | WOUB]

Staffing Shortages And Delayed Action Forced Cutbacks At Athens City Pool

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A few months ago Athens officials made it clear they wanted the city pool fully open this summer. But halfway through the season, they were forced to cut hours significantly and offer refunds to season pass holders.  This was a direct result of several lifeguards quitting, frustrated by working long hours… Read More