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Athens Messenger (Newspaper) - May 2, 2015, Athens, Ohio Huge fire in Columbus Page a5�l e 2ui cons messenger your Hometown news saturday May 2,2015tjo scent to us with love a Jpn photo Courtesy of the Athens county sheriff s office new canine officer Ijo who will join the sheriffs office after tragedy a Wake Community helps toward new crime snifter by Susan Tebben womb news anew Deputy will he sniffing the streets of Athens count soon. Canine Deputy Ijo was announced As tile newest member of the Athens county sheriffs office in a news release Friday morning. Athens county sheriff Rodney Smith said insurance and the Aid of the local Community helped rebuild the canine program. The sheriffs office and canine handler Deputy John Kulchar lost canine Ryder and training canine Bane in a House fire that destroyed Kulchar a House. Attempts by first responders to get the dogs out of the Home were foiled by the heat and intensity of the fire according to previous Media reports. Kulchar was not Home at the time and a see Ijo on Page a2 International standards put freeze on Nelsonville Dairy Queen plans by Steve Robb messenger Stapp journalist Nelsonville a re of Peng of the Dairy Queen in Nelst Windl hold while the new owner awaits approval of revised plan Quot for Rem the building. The building was purchased at the end of 2014 by Boyd Warner a 37 year operator of Dairy Queens in Lancaster and elsewhere at the time. Warner told Hie messenger he was aiming for a March i opening Warner said Itu Irskay he was tin schedule Tor that to happen when he Learned the building a which he d remodeler a would not meet new standards of Dairy Queen International a a we re lust in an awkward Warner Vaid see freeze on Page a2hocking College moves funds to pay faculty by Sarah Hawley in an Effie it to maintain a balanced budget for the current year the Hocking College Board of trustees to a $480xkn from funds which were to be placed into the College s Reserve in order to pay for the Days the faculty will not be on furlough As had been planned in budget cuts last fall. W Hen the budget cuts were announced last fall furlough Day s were implemented for faculty staff and administration throughout the College a grievance was tiled by the professional bargaining unit Hocking College education association regarding the furlough being placed specifically on the faculty which resulted in them losing pay. Trustee Mike Brooks asked. A a everyone else in the institution look a furlough and helped balance the initial budget except the professional see faculty pay on Page a2 on the web go Mobile scan this or code Togo directly to our Mobile web site. Weather today a f0recas1 mostly sunny it a w 73/49 Iff obituaries Barbara unto 83, new Lexington Aaron a a Frank Norris 74, Logan Page a2 Index classified.a8 comics.a7 Community.a5 editorial.a4 obituaries.a5 sports.a6.9 vol. 110, no. 137 property owners being notified they re selected for tax Lien Sale angry Bird 8 -0o291 07212 2 Athens messenger 50c by Steve Robb messenger staff journalist about 270 Athens county property owners will be getting certified letters in the next few Days from the Athens county treasurer s office informing them thai their property has been selected for a tax Lien Sale. That Means that if they done to pay their Back property taxes including interest and penalties or set up a payment plan with the treasurers office. Their tax debt will be sold to an outside company. The messenger previously reported that county treasurer Bill Bias has contracted with a company called tax ease. Which will pay to the county the full tax debt owed on the property in Exchange for acquiring a Lien on the property. Tax ease will attempt to collect the debt but could ultimately foreclose on the property if the Money owed is not paid. Although this is the first official notification that their property has been selected for the tax Lien Sale its not the first time property own ers have been contacted Nix nit their a those who done to pay will have their lax debt sold to tax ease which will attempt to collect the debt. According to the letter being sent to property owners. Tax ease Ain charge interest As High As is percent annually on unpaid taxes. Delinquent taxes. Bias said Quot we have sent exit Many letters in the vast reminding people of their delinquency and making them aware we have a payment Bias said owners of the 270 properties owe a total of nearly $3 million in Back taxes interest and penalties. Bias said the tax Lien Sale will take place june 5. To avoid being Xiii of the Sale the property owners have until May 22 to pay by personal Check the full amount owed in Hack taxes they have until june 5 to pay with Cash or certified funds or to set up a pay ment plan w us the treasurer s office. Those who done to pay will have their tax debt sold to Mem tax ease. W Inch will then attempt to collect the debt. Either through payment in full or setting up a payment plan. According to the letter being sent to property owners tax ease can charge interest As High As 18 percent annually on unpaid taxes of the debt including interest and fees is not paid within one year tax ease can foreclose on the property and have it sold at a sheriff is Sale. See Lien on Page a2 messenger photo by John Hallen no we done to think this red winged Blackbird at strouds run Park has just heard the rhyme about its Kin being baked into a pie. It actually seemed to be upset by a certain photographer getting too near to its nest

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