Unpaid city income taxes creating revenue

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23
Oct
2013

It seems that “all’s well that ends well” following an auditor’s report to city council during Monday’s meeting regarding the city deal previously made with an income tax collecting company from Cleveland.

The city of Athens made a deal with the Central Collection Agency (CCA) early in 2012 to utilize its expertise to collect.

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Athens hopes to improve local canopy

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15
Oct
2013

People from around the country are fascinated by the landscape surrounding Athens, but it does not come easy as the city Shade Tree Commission plans their next move to improve the city’s tree diversity.

In his address to the commission, Deputy Service Safety Director Ron Lucas told the committee of some of the concerns.

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11
Oct
2013

City Council members plan to utilize the city’s general fund more to close some end of the year expenses for city departments.

The ordinance to approve the appropriation on these funds was read for the first time during Monday’s meeting where At-Large Rep. Chris Knisely told her fellow members that $40,000 will be needed.

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03
Oct
2013

Regardless of a government shutdown, the City of Athens continues to take care to ensure the cultural entertainment of its residents through the Arts West program.

The building ,132 West State St. Arts West, an old church located where West State St. splits with Miller St., has spent the last year under renovation to.

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Committees unite to fight wastewater in Athens

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08
Sep
2013

Hydraulic fracturing, or as it is commonly called, fracking, is no stranger to Athens County. Following multiple public hearings, legal action and city council debates, the Athens League of Women Voters, Amesville Mayor Gary Goosman and the Bill of Rights Committee (BORC) held a watershed summit at the Ridges on Saturday to further.

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Athens City Council prepares for Halloween bash

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04
Sep
2013

With regard to the saying, “Rome wasn’t built in a day,” the Athens City Council proved once more that it is never too early to prepare for the onslaught of visitors that is Halloween weekend in the city during Monday night’s meeting.

Each year, the city plans the event months in advance to facilitate.

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Athens summer proves to be a busy one

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25
Aug
2013

Summertime in Athens appears to be nonexistent to many students and professors as they leave town and head off for home. But the world does keep spinning, news keeps coming, and Athens was alive as ever during the past few months. Like many towns in the Midwest, the name of the game this summer was construction..

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DOMA Defeated!

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26
Jun
2013

Shouts of 'Death to DOMA' and 'Equality for all' rang out on the steps of the Supreme Court as hundreds gathered to hear the news that both same sex cases argued in court in March had made major strides forward for marriage equality on Wednesday. The two cases, United States v. Windsor and Hollingsworth v..

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City looks for areas in need of improvement

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24
Apr
2013

City improvements may soon be possible as the mayor’s office and city council plan to apply for the annual Community Block Grant Fund (CBDG). During Monday’s public hearing, Mayor Paul Wiehl, presented a layout of the grant to those in attendance and city council members. “In the past we have funded the Grosvenor Slip, Mill St., and.

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