Micah McCarey, council’s only member of color, faced challenges joining the predominantly white Athens City Council.
The role independents play in local, state and national governments varies depending on the political climate of the location in which they are running.
Council also discussed ordinances changing parking fines and fees and vending permit regulations.
Currently, 45.65% of Athens County residents are fully vaccinated.
The lengthy project is expected to be completed in spring 2022.
Following a 15-month closure during the beginning of the pandemic, Uptown Costume’s vibrant atmosphere is returning just in time for Halloween.
A man on the most-wanted list was transported to Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail without incident.
Your Athens weather for the Halloween weekend and a look into next week.
The county has reported seven COVID-19 related deaths in the past week.
The Finance and Personnel Committee discussed multiple, possible changes to staff pay and incentives, discussing a merit-based program at length.
Athens food truck owner seeks vending license amid possible penalty increases for unlicensed vendorsBy Lydia Colvin | Oct. 25, 2021
An ordinance was introduced at City Council’s previous meeting that, if passed, could result in jail time for vendors breaking Athens City Code.
The percentage of Athens residents who have started the vaccination process and those who have completed the process have increased since Oct. 19.
The new plan would lease or sell 21 university buildings.
Medical marijuana represents a potential, but not proven, alternative to pain relief in Southeast OhioBy Nolan Simmons | Oct. 21, 2021
As medical marijuana enters into the region, it is yet to be seen whether it has an effect on addiction.
The Athens County Sheriff’s Office received a report of multiple road signs being stolen.
Your Athens weather for the weekend and a look into next week.
Athens Mayor Steve Patterson and Athens County Prosecuting Attorney Keller Blackburn addressed privacy concerns regarding the cameras.