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Alexander Local School Board's April meeting has been rescheduled from it's original date of April 15, to Wednesday, April 8 at 7 p.m. in the Alexander Library. The meeting will also be live streamed on the school's YouTube page. 

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Tax Commissioner Jeff McClain announced Friday that Ohio will be following the federal government and IRS in extending the deadline to file and pay the state income tax.

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Temple Cemetery, on State Route 143 in Albany will be doing it's annual cleaning on April 4, with rain date of April 11.

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Athens County Auditor Jill Thompson reminds property owners that Tuesday, March 31 is the final day to file a Complaint Against the Valuation of Real Property for Tax Year 2019.

Starting Monday, March 30, the local transit programs will be available for essential travel and essential activities only as outlined in Governor Mike DeWine’s Stay-at-Home Order. This includes locations such as health care facilities, essential work locations, grocery stores, or the pharma…

The Athens County Republican Party's annual Lincoln Day Dinner scheduled for April 16 at the Athens American Legion has been cancelled, according to Party Chairman Pete Couladis. The fall dinner will be held, hopefully, in September.

The Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities will on Tuesday, March 31, hold its regular board meeting at 6 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend remotely by calling +1 413-338-0199 and when prompted, entering the PIN: 129706762#. Those who cannot attend remotely may attend at Bea…

Effective March 25, 2020, only five passengers at a time will be allowed on a bus at one time. If there are already five passengers on the bus, you will have to wait for the next bus. This is in accordance with Governor DeWine's directive regarding social distancing. You will find seats mark…

The Village of Glouster has imposed a curfew starting today, Thursday, March 26, 2020, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. This curfew will remain in effect for the duration of the Governor's State of Emergency. Essential workers are exempt from this curfew. Violators are subject to arrest. Please stay s…

In response to the increased stress and anxiety related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting stay in place orders, Hopewell Health Centers, Inc. will increase the number of behavioral health professionals who answer their hotlines. When someone calls they will be able to talk to a beha…

The Athens Civitan Club announces the southeastern Ohio senior chair volleyball tournament which had been scheduled for May 15 is cancelled for this year.

Short Street in Nelsonville will be closed from Fort Street to Kontner Street, Wednesday, March 25 through Friday, March 27. The roadway will be closed each day from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The roadway is being closed for an R&R Pipeline gas line repair project, weather permitting. Please use a…

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Athens County Board of Elections, located at 15 S. Court Street in the Courthouse Annex Building, has been locked down and no in-person activity is permitted. 

The City of Nelsonville Mayor’s Court announces that due to Governor DeWine issuing an executive order declaring a state of emergency; the World Health Organization officially declaring COVID-19 to be a global “pandemic” requiring “urgent and aggressive action” to control the spread of the v…

The City of Athens announces that South Court Street between Mulberry Street and President Street will be closed for the use of a crane to install rooftop air-conditioning units on Thursday, March 26, 2020 from 8:00 A.M. until 1:00 p.m.

Community Food Initiatives will be receiving its shipment of potatoes for the annual seed potato giveaway event, which will take place as scheduled, with outdoor and no-contact pickup only. The event is scheduled for Thursday, April 2 from 1-6 p.m. at the Nelsonville ACEnet Business Center a…