The Indy Bulletin Board: Athens County Events, Announcements, Public Meetings, & Local News Roundup 9/4–11

Our digest of top headlines from other outlets plus a list of all public meetings.

Local news roundup

Note: The Athens County Independent shares news from other outlets and organizations that we understand to be accurate and relevant to the community. The organizations cited are ultimately responsible for their own news coverage and announcements. 

Trimble High School is one of several schools to benefit from the expansion of a career building program for students, Growing Rural Independence Together. (WOUB)

An Athens man was sentenced to eight to 12 years in prison for drug trafficking. (Athens County Prosecutor’s Office)


Ohio University will kick off its English Department public reading series this week with alumnus Prince Shakur. (Ohio University)

  • Indy context: Athens features in Ohio University alum’s new award-winning memoir

The City of Athens donated used police cruisers to the villages of Amesville, Glouster and Corning recently. The cruisers were no longer needed because the city has begun to lease vehicles rather than owning them. (City of Athens)

The Ohio redistricting commission will reconvene on Sept. 13. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has ordered the governor to reconstitute the redistricting commission, per Ohio law. The Ohio Supreme Court has found that the last five versions of Ohio’s redistricting maps unconstitutionally benefited Republicans. (Ohio Capital Journal)

Pharmacies are closing and cutting hours across the country, including Walmart, CVS and Rite Aid. Rite Aid is expected to file for bankruptcy soon and close about 400 more of its stores. The company cites costs from opioid settlements as part of the reason. (Ohio Capital Journal)

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Note: All information is current as of the Bulletin Board’s production on Monday morning. Click the links to find the most up-to-date information. 

City of Athens

City of Nelsonville

  • NEW 
    • Street closed: Pleasantview Avenue from Woodlane Drive to Diamond Street is closed to traffic until at least Monday, September 11, 2023, due to a broken 8-inch water line under Pleasantview Avenue. Please avoid this area and use an alternate route. 

ODOT projects in Athens County: 

  • US 33/US 50 interchange: The ramp from US 33 east to Stimson Avenue/Rock Riffle Road is closed until approximately Sept. 30. Traffic is detoured from US 33 east to Exit 198 (Richland Avenue), through the roundabout onto US 33 west and the Rock Riffle Road exit. Expected project completion: November. 
  • Resurfacing: SR 377 from the SR 550 intersection to the Morgan County line; expected completion: Oct. 15.  US 50 between Della Drive and River Road and between Vanderhoof Road and SR 144; expected completion Nov. 1.
  • Landslide repair: SR 13 between SR 550 and Alderman Road (CR 111). Estimated completion: Oct. 1.

Public meetings

Meeting schedule is based on meeting notices published by public bodies and on regular meeting schedules of community organizations. Meeting information may change after this is posted. Check our website for the most up-to-date information.

Tuesday, 9/5:

9 a.m.: Athens County Budget Commission, Athens County Courthouse, 15 S. Court St., 1st floor annex, auditor’s conference room, Athens. In-person only.

9:30 a.m.: Athens County Board of County Commissioners, Athens County Courthouse, 15 S. Court St., 2nd floor annex, commissioners’ conference room, Athens, and over Zoom.

7 p.m.: Ames Township Board of Trustees, Ames Township Garage, 15900 Henry Rd., Amesville. In-person only.

7 p.m.: Athens City Council, third floor of the Athens City Building, 8 E. Washington St., Athens. In person and livestream. Agenda.

Wednesday, 9/6:

6 p.m.: Athens Environment and Sustainability Commission, Athens City Building, 8 E. Washington St., 1st floor conference room, Athens. In-person only. Agenda

6 p.m.: Waterloo Township Board of Trustees, Waterloo Fire Department, 8224 Hawk Rd., New Marshfield. In-person only.

6:30 p.m.: Albany Village Council, Albany Village Hall, 5153 Alton St., Albany. In-person only.

Thursday, 9/7:

12 p.m.: Athens Planning Commission, Athens City Building, 8 E. Washington St., 3rd floor, Athens, and over livestream. Agenda

6 p.m.: Buchtel Village Council, Buchtel Village Hall, 17710 N. Akron Ave., Buchtel. In-person only.

6 p.m.: Dover Township Board of Trustees, Dover Township Garage, 15947 Main St., Millfield. In-person only.

Friday, 9/8:

11:30 a.m.: Buckeye Hills Regional Council, Buckeye Hills Regional Council, 1400 Pike St., Marietta. In-person only.

12 p.m.: Athens City Commission on Disabilities Accessibility and Advocacy Committee, Berry Conference Room, Athens City Building, 8 W. Washington St., Athens. In-person only.  

Monday, 9/11:

4:30 p.m.: Le-Ax Water District Board of Directors, Le-Ax Water Office, 6000 Industrial Dr., Athens. In-person only.

5:30 p.m.: Athens City Historic Preservation Commission, Athens City Building, 8 E. Washington St., Athens. In-person only.

6:30 p.m.: Lodi Township Board of Trustees, Lodi Township Building, 15525 Fossil Rock Rd., Athens. In-person only.

7 p.m.: Little Hocking Water Association Board, Little Hocking Water Association, 3998 Newbury Rd., Little Hocking. In-person only.

7 p.m.: Nelsonville City Council, Nelsonville City Hall, 211 Lake Hope Drive, Nelsonville, and over livestream.

7 p.m.: Trimble Village Council, Trimble Village Hall, 19549 Congress St., Trimble. In-person only.

7:30 p.m.: Tuppers Plains Chester Water District Board of Directors, Tuppers Plains Chester Water District, 39561 Bar 30 Rd., Reedsville. In-person only.

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