Tagged: Paul Wiehl

Athens Bus System Seeking Improvements

City officials are searching for possible improvements to the city bus system. Numerous candidates for oversight and bus route strategies are being considered in hope to provide a more efficient...

Athens Swears in New Interim Lieutenant

On Monday Athens Police Department swore in a new Lieutenant, Adam Claar, after an emergency staffing ordinance was drafted to fill the opening. Claar, a resident of Vinton County, has...

City Council Pushes to Ban Fracking in Athens

A recent surge in natural gas leasing from landowners throughout the state of Ohio has prompted Athens city officials to push for legislation banning the use of horizontal hydraulic fracturing, or more commonly referred to as “fracking.” The process has been largely unregulated, which has caused many Athens residents to be concerned with the potential environmental effects.