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Athens Messenger (Newspaper) - July 3, 2015, Athens, Ohio Get social 3,472 people like us on Facebook join the conversation for news updates contests and More. Follow us on twitter Joe Higgins Ojoe messenger Sara Brumfield @ Sara b messenger Kevin Wiseman Kevin messenger Jason Arkley Ojason messenger John Hailey Ojohn messenger Steve Robb a Steve messenger Sarah Hawley Sarah messenger Tyler Buchanan Tyler messenger weather fridays forecast to storms High 78 Low 64 Page a2 n obituaries fits j fif$6cn our a tuition increase nixed in state budget concert under the elms state budget Impact on county schools unclear by Sarah Guinn messenger staff journalist International space University a 2015 space studies program at Ohio University charting a path to the red plane International space Community still has designs on Mars by Spencer Cappelli special p or tre messenger human travel to Mars is the a ultimate goal of the International space Community Industry professionals affirmed this week at an International space University panel concerning the future of human space flight. A Lack of funding and key critical technologies has made the Endeavor a horizon goal a a Mars is the most challenging destination for our generation to think about getting to. We re not going to get there without our International Kathy Laurini a senior advisor at Nasa however with leading global space agencies saying astronauts boots will not Graze the surface of the red planet until Well into the 2030s. Rather exploration of the Low Earth orbit Leonear Earth asteroids and the Moon will constitute the bulk of leading space agencies near term goals. Under the Moniker of isec a or the International space exploration coordination group 14 of these agencies will oversee the development of an International finance and research consensus that panellists Here were optimistic would launch the global scientific Community into a new Era of cosmic exploration a despite what you May read or hear we believe the future of space exploration is Bright Quot said Kathy Laurini a senior advisor at Nas that Agency s Lead Deli Iseck on monday. Laurini stressed the Lance of both numans manned missions in l saying the areas close planet w ill serve As a ing ground Quot for reseal development vital to i Cess of a future Mars i rockets life Suppo communications system see Mars on a by Sara Brumfield messenger staff journalist Ohio University will have to make due without previously approved tuition increases for the 2015-16 academic year As gov. John Kasich has implemented a two year freeze on tuition increases for in state undergraduate you trustees had approved a 2 percent tuition hike for undergrads at its meeting in january. Now that increase is null and void. Students. Kasich signed the states biennial budget on tuesday which included the tuition freeze. The Ohio University Board of trustees had approved a 2 percent tuition increase for returning undergraduate students for the upcoming school year at its see tuition on Page a5 gov. John Kasich a two year budget plan has been finalized spending $955 million More in state Aid for k-12 schools than the previous two year budget but the Impact Athens county would experience is still unclear. The messenger previously reported three out of Athens county a five school districts Athens Alexander and Federal Hocking would lose funding after Kasich announced his budget proposal in february however once state representatives examined the budget in the House and made new changes to the funding formula area representatives such As Ryan Smith a Bidwel chair of the House finance committee said that at minimum districts would not lose funding. Districts will not see a drop in funding and should use fiscal year 2015 As a Baseline said Aaron Rausch director of budget and school funding with the Ohio department of education. No District will receive anything less than what was dispersed for fiscal year 2015, he added. Rep. Debbie Phillips a Albany lamented the budget and said the version that was passed was the Senate a. The House worked to make funding see Impact on Page As fed Hock challenges tax values set on properties by Steve Robb messenger staff journalist Stewart Federal Hocking local school District is challenging the values set for tax purposes on properties owned by three companies. A complaints were filed against a amp a partners clo Mart inc. And Southeast Ohio i holdings Elc which owns Athens mini storage. Complaints were tiled by the school District against a amp a partners go Mart inc. And Southeast Ohio holdings Lac which owns Athens mini storage of Federal Hocking is successful in getting the tax values increased it would increase the tax Revenue the District gets from the properties. All three complaints Are pending before the Athens county Board of revision which has scheduled hearings for july 20. See tax on Page a5 inspired by the music Lorelai Blackwood 7, dances and plays her Flag like a Fife to a Sousa March. Herschel Mcnab Waverly Page a5comics.b6-7community.,.a5 editorial.a4sports.�?z.b1-2vol. 110, no. 190 in messenger photos by John Halley the concert under the elms series on the Campus of Ohio University wrapped up its 2015 season wednesday evening with the annual Independence Day concert a celebrate America at the Wilhelm Amphitheater. Athens messenger 50�

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