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County group plans to bring charter proposal back in November

The Athens County Bill of Rights Committee is preparing to launch a petition drive March 15 to put a charter proposal before voters on the November General Election ballot.

Right now, Athens County residents are the wards of the state, Dick McGinn maintained, but with a charter, “we’ve cut the umbilical cord with Columbus. We don’t want to have an independent country but we’d be capable for the first time of passing laws.”

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