Gillian Ice, special assistant to the president for public health operations, said the university expects 50% of students to be vaccinated in the fall.
Jimmy Childs also agreed to testify on the prosecution’s behalf against the Bellar family in the cases against them.
Council met for the last time before its July recess, approving several ordinances.
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In her new position, Shaffer will assist OU President Hugh Sherman with an effective and efficient transition of OU leadership.
City Council: Athens discusses creation of mental health emergency response team; urgent repairs needed to fire department
The mental health emergency response team is meant to aid in crises where law enforcement can not, as well as prevent personal injury to the individual.
City Council: Source of income housing discrimination banned, Athens partners with OU for wastewater COVID-19 surveillance
Council also canceled a hiring freeze review that was established during the beginning of the pandemic.
Iris Virjee announced she was running for City Council on May 11.
There is currently an ongoing investigation into the incident.
Southeast Ohio Public Energy Council awarded $100,000 to expand renewable energy access in Athens County
The grant will be used to provide free solar assessments for businesses and agricultural producers in Athens.
Angelina “Rose” Glover has been missing since May 28.
The total number of deaths in the county currently stands at 60.
The announcement follows outgoing President Duane Nellis’ decision to step down and return to the classroom as an OU faculty member.
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Several Athens businesses are preparing for in-person orientation with promotions.
City Council also discussed joining the Outdoor Recreation Council of Appalachia.
On May 13, Walmart began offering the Pfizer vaccine to those 12 and older.
The county is now at the lowest alert level for virus spread and exposure.
Councilwoman Arian Smedley brought forward a proposed amendment to Athens City Code regarding source of income discrimination.
Gov. Mike DeWine to lift most COVID-19 health orders June 2, citing lower infection rates, CDC recommendations
Most health orders will be lifted June 2, leaving time for those who are not yet vaccinated to do so.