Despite the importance midterms hold both nationally and locally, they typically engage fewer voters compared to presidential election years.
Athens City Council met to discuss an ordinance amending housing regulations and the requirement for rental permits in Athens and to discuss mutual aid to the Athens Sheriff’s office.
The race for Ohio’s 94th District House of Representatives seat between Tanya Conrath and Jay Edwards has involved controversy since Conrath decided to run in August.
The body passed two ordinances, one to allow the Dairy Barn Arts Center to place a new sign in the city’s right-of-way and another to amend appropriations to the water fund.
The solar project will offset 1,834 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually and 55,020 metric tons of carbon dioxide over its 30-year design life.
Committees heard from the City and Safety Services Committee, who discussed additional expenses to the solid waste contract.
Democrat Senate Candidate Tim Ryan was announced to speak, but canceled at the last minute.
On Monday, Tanya Conrath held a rally to speak with supporters about her lawsuit against Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose.
Council also discussed the creation of the Athens Community Improvement Corporation, an economic development tool, which would be used to improve the city.
The committees also discussed a new sign for The Dairy Barn Art Center.