Local news roundup
Correction: In last week’s Bulletin Board, we relayed some incorrect statements from an Athens Messenger story about campaign filings for the Athens municipal elections later this year. Three at-large seats are up for election this year, each with just one candidate. One of those candidates is Micah McCarey. Although the initial error was not ours, we repeated it and we apologize. We’ll work harder to ensure information from other sources presented in the Bulletin Board is accurate.
Local boards are looking for new members:
- The Athens Farmers Market invites community members to join its board for one-year volunteer terms
- Nelsonville seeks residents to join its City Council and Dog Park Board
Le-Ax Water District has released its 2022 consumer confidence report.
Several Ohio University buildings were evacuated after a gas leak. (The Post)
OU students, faculty and staff, and Athens community members, will have an opportunity to speak to race and equity consultants hired by the university to develop a DEI study. (OU)
The Nelsonville-based Foundation for Appalachian Ohio has opened two grant opportunities: the Dale Hileman Legacy Fund, which supports economic development projects with awards up to $1,000, and the Donald R. Myers Legacy Fund, which supports nonprofits working in education, regional networking, support for community leaders and fulfillment of basic needs with awards up to $900.
A Dublin-based developer and Columbus-based author and philanthropist are pitching a $25 million recreational tourism project in Hocking County with inspiration in…Disney World’s EPCOT. (Logan Daily News)
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Note: Monday, Feb. 20, is Presidents Day, a federal holiday. Please check with the public body to ensure that the meeting will go on as scheduled.
10 a.m.: Federal Hocking Local Board of Education’s Building and Grounds Committee has a meeting at the Federal Hocking Middle School, 8461 SR 144, conference rm., Stewart. In-person only.
6 p.m.: York Township Board of Trustees has a regular monthly meeting at the York Township Fire Department, 15255 Elm Rock Rd., Nelsonville. In-person only.
9 a.m.: Athens County Budget Commission has a regular weekly meeting at the Athens County Courthouse, 15 S. Court St., 1st fl. annex, auditor’s conference rm., Athens. In-person only.
10 a.m.: Ohio University has a town hall conversation around its new development strategy for The Ridges for OU community members at The Ridges, 118 Ridges Circle, bldg. 14, 2nd fl., Athens. In-person only.
12 p.m.: Ohio University has a town hall conversation around its new development strategy for The Ridges for Athens community members at The Ridges, 118 Ridges Circle, bldg. 14, 2nd fl., Athens. In-person only.
3 p.m.: Athens Metropolitan Housing Authority Board of Commissioners has a regular monthly meeting at the Prisley-Wells Commissioner Building, 10 Hope Drive, Athens. In-person only. Agenda
Indy Context: Former AMHA director Jodi Rickard was arrested last week and charged with stealing over $1.5 million from this agency that provides housing to low-income residents of Athens County (she has pleaded not guilty). This is the first meeting of the AMHA board since the charges were announced.
6 p.m.: Athens Township Zoning Commission has a regular monthly meeting at The Plains Public Library, 14 S. Plains Rd., The Plains. In-person only.
6 p.m.: Federal Hocking Board of Education has a regular monthly meeting at the Amesville Elementary School, 23 Main St., cafeteria, Amesville. In-person only.
6 p.m.: Nelsonville City Council has a special meeting to discuss potentially selling the police department’s K9 unit to the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office at the Nelsonville City Hall, 211 Lake Hope Dr., Nelsonville, and over livestream. In-person only.
7 p.m.: Sunday Creek Valley Water District Board of Directors has a regular monthly meeting at the Sunday Creek Valley Water District, 15945 2nd St., Millfield. In-person only.
10 a.m.: Buckeye Hills Regional Council Regional Advisory Council on Aging has a regular bimonthly meeting at the Buckeye Hills Regional Council, 1400 Pike St., Marietta. In-person only. Notice
6 p.m.: Athens-Meigs Educational Service Center Governing Board has a regular biweekly meeting at the Athens-Meigs Educational Service Center, 21 Birge Drive, Chauncey. In-person only. Agenda
6:30 p.m.: Federal Valley Resource Center Board has a regular monthly meeting at the Federal Valley Resource Center, 8225 SR 329, Stewart. In-person only.
9 a.m.: Athens-Meigs Educational Service Center Business Advisory Council has a regular quarterly meeting at OhioMeansJobs – Athens County, 510 W. Union St., Athens. In-person only. Agenda
5:30 p.m.: Jacksonville Village Council has a regular monthly meeting at the Jacksonville Fire Station, 34 S. 6th St., Jacksonville. In-person only.
7 p.m.: Trimble Township Board of Trustees has a regular monthly meeting at the Trimble Township Building, 14 Town St., Glouster. In-person only.
No public meetings
11:30 a.m.: Age-Friendly Athens County has a community discussion at The Plains Public Library, 14 S. Plains Rd., The Plains. In-person only.
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