Local news roundup
Three local restaurants are opening branches in or moving to Columbus (614Now):
- Jackie O’s shares target opening date for massive new downtown taproom, kitchen.
- Popular Athens chicken and waffles spot coming to Columbus.
- Popular Ohio-based bagel shop opening first Columbus location this month.
Two other local businesses have launched crowdfunding campaigns to overcome challenges:
- The owner of Tavolino needs help paying back rent accumulated during the pandemic. (Facebook)
- A failed Halloween event last fall continues to affect Chosen Pathways Spiritual Emporium. (GoFundMe)
Three students in Tri-County Career Center’s culinary program are finalists in a NASA competition to create meals for astronauts. (The360)
A Pomeroy-based bank wants to buy 134-year-old Nelsonville Home and Savings. (ABA Banking Journal)
Longtime WOUB Radio host Ivan Tribe, a nationally renowned historian of bluegrass and chronicler of Ohio’s “Little Cities of Black Diamonds,” died April 4. (WOUB)
Dee Rucker laments Ohio University’s decision to sell its Proctorville Center, which was built on land her father donated to the university in 2000. (Athens Messenger)
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An Athens teacher was among those who testified before the body that will create rules for oil and gas drilling on state-owned land. A law passed by the lame-duck legislature in December and signed by Gov. Mike DeWine in January requires the state to allow drilling on public land. (Statehouse News Bureau)
A proposed bill that would ban diversity training and strikes on public university campuses (among other things) would have far-reaching effects on higher education in Ohio. (Columbus Dispatch)
A look at LGBTQ+ history and resources at OU. (The New Political)
A history of OU’s cherry blossoms. (The New Political)
Crisis call centers are worried about how — and if — the state will fund the new 988 suicide hotline, federal funds for which will run out this summer. (Columbus Dispatch)
- Indy context: Local providers say the rollout of the 988 hotline has been hampered by lack of awareness.
A law that ostensibly provides more rights to crime victims in Ohio has taken effect. However, use of the same law in other states, including Florida and North and South Dakota, has led to the inadvertent result of police officers who shoot people being able to claim that they are victims of crime under the law, and withhold their names from public release. (Statehouse News Bureau, ProPublica)
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.
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.
5 p.m.: Athens County Veteran Commission has a regular biweekly meeting at the OhioMeansJobs – Athens County office, 510 W. Union St., Athens. In-person only.
5 p.m.: Rome Township Board of Trustees has a regular monthly meeting at the Rome Township Building, 8708 SR 144, 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 floor annex, auditor’s conference room, Athens. In-person only.
5:15 p.m.: United Campus Ministry Board has a regular monthly meeting at United Campus Ministry, 18 N. College St., basement, Athens. In-person only.
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.
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.
4:30 p.m.: Athens County Public Libraries Board of Trustees has a regular monthly meeting at the Nelsonville Public Library, large meeting room, 95 W. Washington St., Nelsonville. In-person only. Agenda
5:30 p.m.: Athens City Commission on Disabilities has a regular monthly meeting at the Athens Community Center, conference room, 701 E. State St., Athens, and over Zoom by request for accommodations. Agenda
6 p.m.: Parade of the Hills Committee has a regular monthly meeting at Nelsonville Homes, community room, 900 E. Canal St., Nelsonville. In-person only.
6:30 p.m.: Albany Village Council has a regular biweekly meeting at 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, and over Zoom.
5 p.m.: Athens-Hocking Recycling Center Board of Directors has a regular monthly meeting at the Athens-Hocking Recycling Center, 5991 Industrial Park Rd., 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 Schools Board of Education has a regular monthly meeting at the Trimble Local School District office, 1 Tomcat Drive, Glouster. In-person only.
6:30 p.m.: Athens City School District Board of Education has a regular monthly meeting at the district office, 21 Birge Drive, Chauncey. In-person only.
No public meetings
8 a.m.: Troy Township Board of Trustees has a regular monthly meeting at the Troy Township Office, 25600 Brimstone Rd., Coolville. In-person only.
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