Local news roundup
Athens Public Transit received a $3.2 million federal grant for a new service facility, to be built on land donated by the City of Athens, and its operator HAPCAP is now seeking matching funds from the county. (Athens Messenger)
Jacqulyn “Brandi” Sanders, the former fiscal officer for the body that oversees the Southeast Ohio Regional Jail in Nelsonville, pled guilty to misdemeanor records tampering charges and was sentenced to two years of probation. The plea followed an Ohio State Auditor’s investigation into her improper accrual of sick and vacation hours. (Ohio State Auditor)
Less than 1% of Ohio University’s bathrooms have menstruation products, according to research by a group of students advocating for better access. (The Post)
Local activists are calling on Chase bank to stop funding fossil fuels, and for local residents to move their dollars to local financial institutions. (Third Act Ohio)
Twins Brooke and Alexis Owens, students in the Diesel/Ag Technology Program at Tri-County Career Center, want to show that anyone can choose a career in diesel mechanics and succeed. (The 360)
The Athens International Film + Video Festival has been scheduled for April 10-16. (OU)
A production of the musical “Once” at ARTS/West, opening March 17, will be made accessible through integrating the use of American Sign Language throughout the show. (WOUB)
Former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder was found guilty of racketeering. His attorney has pledged to appeal. (Ohio Capital Journal)
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Walgreens will not distribute the medical abortion-inducing drug mifepristone in Ohio after Attorney General Dave Yost threatened legal action if it took part in a federal program making the drug more widely available. State data show that over half of abortions in Ohio in 2021 used medication. (Cleveland.com)
Meeting schedule is based on meeting notices published by public bodies and regular meeting schedules. Meeting information may change after this is posted. Check our website for the most up-to-date information.
8:30 a.m.: Athens-Hocking Solid Waste District Board of Directors has a regular quarterly meeting at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, 35 Public Square, Nelsonville. In-person only.
6:30 p.m.: Lodi Township Board of Trustees has a regular monthly meeting at the Lodi Township Office, 15525 Fossil Rock Rd., Athens. In-person only.
7 p.m.: Trimble Village Council has a regular monthly meeting at the Trimble Village Hall, 19549 Congress St., Trimble. In-person only.
7:30 p.m.: Tuppers Plains Chester Water District Board of Directors has a regular monthly meeting at the Tuppers Plains Chester Water District, 39561 Bar 30 Rd., Reedsville. In-person only. Agenda
9 a.m.: Athens County Budget Commission has a regular weekly meeting at the Athens County Courthouse, 15 S. Court St., 1st floor annex, auditor’s conference room, Athens. In-person only.
7 p.m.: Burr Oak Regional Water District Board of Directors has a regular monthly meeting at the Tom Jenkins Dam Office, 23560 Jenkins Drive, Glouster. In-person only.
7 p.m.: Coolville Village Council has a regular monthly meeting at the Coolville Village Hall, 26319 Main St., Coolville. In-person only.
7 p.m.: Lee Township Board of Trustees has a regular monthly meeting at the Lee Township Office, 2013 Mill St., Albany. In-person only.
6 p.m.: Parade of the Hills Committee has a regular monthly meeting at the Nelsonville Homes, 900 E. Canal St., Nelsonville. In-person only.
6:30 p.m.: Albany Village Council has a regular biweekly meeting at the Albany Village Hall, 5153 Alton St., Albany. In-person only.
7 p.m.: Albany Independent Agricultural Society has a regular monthly meeting at the Albany Fairgrounds, 5120 Washington Rd., Albany. In-person only.
4 p.m.: Athens Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors has a regular monthly meeting at the Athens Soil and Water Conservation District, 69 S. Plains Rd., The Plains. In-person only.
5 p.m.: Athens-Hocking Recycling Center has a regular monthly meeting at the Athens-Hocking Recycling Center, 5991 Industrial Drive, Athens. In-person only.
6 p.m.: Dover Township Board of Trustees has a regular monthly meeting at the Dover Township Garage, 15947 Main St., Millfield. In-person only.
6 p.m.: Trimble Local Board of Education has a regular monthly meeting at the Trimble Local School District Office, 1 Tomcat Drive, Glouster. In-person only.
5 p.m.: Rome Township Board of Trustees has a regular biweekly meeting at the Rome Township Building, 8708 SR 144, Stewart. In-person only.
11:30 a.m.: Age-Friendly Athens County has a community discussion at the Athens Public Library, 30 Home St., Athens. In-person only.
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