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The "Ohio Find It Here" sign welcomes people on the William S. Ritchie Jr. Bridge, also known as the Ravenswood Bridge, on the border with West Virginia.

Local Ohio Leaders From Both Parties Welcome COVID Relief Money

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — $2.2 billion is coming to Ohio’s 88 counties from the new COVID relief package, and another $2.2 billion will go to 930 Ohio cities and villages. And local leaders of both parties say they need the money. Counties will get from $255,380,000 for Franklin County to $2,500,000 for Vinton County. Tim… Read More

Auditor of State Awards Athens City Schools and Others for Audit Reports

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio’s state auditor has awarded several local entities after reviewing their financial audit reports.  Athens City School District was one of four districts in Ohio to receive the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. On his website, Ohio Auditor of State Keith Faber explains this distinction is given to entities who… Read More

Coronavirus Pandemic

Athens Co. Health Commissioner Orders Public Bodies to Conduct Meetings Online

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Dr. James Gaskell, Athens City-County Health Commissioner, is ordering all public bodies in the county to “make best efforts” to conduct their business digitally as a precaution to the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Ohio Attorney General’s office, public bodies include state and local government agencies such as school boards, city… Read More