Athens County

First four projects of $500 million Appalachian Community Grant Program announced

BY: - March 21, 2023

The first four development projects of Ohio’s $500 million Appalachian Community Grant Program were announced Monday. The projects, which in total will receive a total of $50 million in development grants, will benefit Athens, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Gallia, Hocking, Jackson, Jefferson, Mahoning, Meigs, and Perry counties, said Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine. “New doors are opening […]

Pandemic could have major impact on census data

BY: - May 5, 2020

There was a Ferris wheel destined for Athens, Ohio.  When Mayor Steve Patterson was thinking of ideas to help boost participation in the 2020 census, he and other officials came up with one giant reward for college students’ participation. “Everyone that brought proof that they’d filled out the census would get a free ride, and […]