30
Apr
2012

Students and community members took to the streets of Athens Sunday to take part in the 8th annual Athens Beautification Day, a day President Roderick McDavis marked as a new chapter in the relationship between students of Ohio University and the Athens community. “Let today be the day when giving something back means something not only.

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Oxbow Block Found in Violation of City Code

By: ANNA RUMER  /   Category: Campus / Recent News   /   4 Comments
04
Apr
2012

Progress towards the opening of Oxbow Lane took a possibly crucial step today as a section of the Athens City Code, recently discovered by a member of Ohio University Student Senate, points to the possible illegality of the dead-end road. Oxbow Lane, popularly known as Bobcat Lane, is the stretch of road running in front of.

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Athens Issues
08
Feb
2012

The City of Athens in partnership with the Athens County League of Women Voters hosted a town hall meeting Tuesday night to allow residents to identify local priorities and voice their concerns about issues affecting the community. Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl began the meeting by providing updates on projects and issues the city is currently.

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16
Jan
2012

The BellaVino wine store on Stimson Avenue will be replaced with an 18-bedroom student apartment facility complete with parking. An exhaustive discussion by the Athens Planning Commission ended in a victory for the Wasserman Group as the commission decided in a 3-2 vote to allow Ric Wasserman to execute his latest development plan, the building of.

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Wiehl Wins Election in Landslide

By: EMILY MADDERN  /   Category: City / Recent News   /   No Comments
Election_Results
09
Nov
2011

  Athens residents re-elected Paul Wiehl as Mayor of Athens in a landslide vote against Republican candidate Randy Morris in Tuesday's election. A total of 15,774 ballots were cast in the local election, a voter turnout rate of 31.72 percent. Wiehl received 2,385 votes to secure the mayor's office; Morris received 972 votes. Wiehl contributed the success.

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Morris, Wiehl Contrasting Views on Athens Issues

By: ISAAC PLACKE  /   Category: City / Recent News   /   No Comments
07
Nov
2011

As election day nears, the city of Athens’ two mayoral candidates continue to present their differing perspectives on what will be the major issues for the city in the next mayoral term. According to Jim Sands, at-large representative, the role of the mayor is a simple one. “The mayor gives direction,” said Sands. “The mayor is the.

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Ohio Mayors Unite for American Jobs Act

By: BRIAN PETERS  /   Category: Recent News / State   /   No Comments
Mayors
07
Nov
2011

In a show of solidarity along party lines, 21 mayors across Ohio wrote a letter to Congressional Republicans on Thursday urging them to pass the American Jobs Act. The list of mayors, including Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl who is up for reelection next week, range from all over the state but have the same message.

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Moyarial_Race
01
Nov
2011

Mayoral candidate Randy Morris arrives ten minutes early for his interview–a typical practice for someone with a long-term military background. Morris, now 58 years old, grew up in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, a small town outside of Columbus.  He lived in a household that earned a living working for their family-run floral shop, and he often lent.

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