Nick Claussen

09/22/2011 - 12:54pm
The Ohio Department of Insurance recently released a report detailing the expected effects of “Obamacare” on the state, but Athens County job and health officials are uncertain how the...
09/12/2011 - 6:14pm
Earlier today, the Athens County United Appeal expanded their 2-1-1 phone service, which provides information on local welfare services to a new intuitive website. The site, 211athenscounty.org,...
10/01/2013 - 1:57am
The Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as “Obamacare,” will arguably widen access to health insurance for many in Athens County who are uninsured, yet among village government...
09/30/2013 - 5:05am
Methamphetamine, marijuana and heroin aren’t the only drugs plaguing Athens County. Some Athens County residents who have health insurance go to their doctor, complain of symptoms, get a...
09/30/2013 - 4:58am
“Obamacare” elicits a variety of responses from Athens County residents. They can’t determine whether the Affordable Care Act will be for the best or the worst. But political...
09/18/2013 - 3:27am
Almost 4,000 more Athens County residents are on food stamps this year than there were in 2007. Ever since 2008, when the stark realities of the Great Recession led government agencies to enact...
09/13/2013 - 4:50am
The Athens County Department of Job and Family Services stands to lose about $1.3 million in food assistance program funding this November, continuing what county officials say is a trend of less...
09/11/2013 - 2:39am
The 2013 unemployment rate in Athens County is approximately 9 percent, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. To mitigate the problem, The Work Station, a government-operated service...
08/29/2013 - 2:41am
Athens County officials are at odds over the cause, but they know one thing is for certain: Drug users in the county are dying at one of the fastest rates in Ohio. In 2011 alone, there were 12...
04/10/2013 - 1:21am
With a poverty rate more than two times the average for the state of Ohio, Athens is infamous for being one of the poorest regions in the state. Yet if Ohio University students were counted...

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