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Athens looking to buy site for new fire station after lease deal was struck down

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The city of Athens is hoping to purchase property along Stimson Avenue to build a new fire station now that a long-term lease for the land is not an option. The Stimson property, located just past the roundabout on the way out of town, is owned by Ohio University. The university… Read More

A city of Athens Fire Truck dries on Washington Road.

Complication casts doubt on proposed location for new Athens fire station

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The city of Athens may be looking for another location to build a new fire station because of a complication with the proposed site. The city has spent months planning to build the new station on a vacant lot along Stimson Avenue next to the Hocking River. The land is owned… Read More

Athens City Council will propose a tax levy to replace decaying fire station

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Athens fire chief drew chuckles when he opened his presentation at Monday night’s City Council meeting with this line: “The fire station is falling down and I need a new one. Thank you.” But the laughter soon turned to gasps as Chief Robert Rymer played a video clip showing the… Read More