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2016 Street Improvements Schedule - Update 8/26/16
The City of Athens Engineering & Public Works Department has contracted with York Paving to complete the 2016 Street Improvements, which will include milling, paving, and crack sealing Read on...
Franklin Avenue Infrastructure Improvements Project
York Paving, the Contractor for the Franklin Avenue Infrastructure Improvements project, is expecting to begin layout work for the project the week of August 22 Read on...
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Welcome Back Bobcats!

We have been very busy this summer working on renovations and repairs to buildings, infrastructure, and roads. Also, while we cannot exactly take credit for it, some of you may also notice that a large number of Pokestops have popped up around town and campus. While the temporary decrease in pedestrian and vehicular traffic made it easier to complete construction projects, we have definitely missed you, and we are delighted to have you back! 
Your presence and influence help make Athens the vibrant, colorful community that it is. Each year, Ohio University students help to ensure the success of various initiatives, events, and projects in and surrounding Athens. Your boundless enthusiasm, innovation, and empathy enhance our entire region, and we are very proud of your hard work to make our community a better place to study, work, and live. 
As you focus on your studies, we also hope you explore Athens! In addition to the clubs and organization available through Ohio University, there are many opportunities in the community as well. There are outdoor activities, a thriving arts community, local food and crafts, as well as art and music festivals throughout the year. Details about Ohio University student organizations are online at: and information about Athens area happenings is available online at
You may plan to spend only a few years here, or you may be planning to make your life here. However long you stay, while you are here, you are family, and your safety is incredibly important to us. While our Athens City and Ohio University Police Departments work diligently to patrol as much territory as possible, they cannot be everywhere at once. If you see one of your Bobcat brothers and sisters in a vulnerable situation, please speak up. Watch out for each other. Protect each other. Stand up for each other. Practice responsibility and respect for oneself and encourage it in others. If you see something, say something, and never be afraid to call first responders for help. Your intervention could make a huge difference in someone’s life. 
We look forward to all of the positive contributions that you will make to both your university and your city this year, and are excited to see what we can accomplish together! 

 Steve Patterson Roderick J. McDavis
 Athens Mayor  Ohio University President

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Parkmobile, A New Way to Park in Athens
Parkmobile, LLC and the City of Athens, OH announced today a program that allows customers to use their mobile phones to pay for parking at approximately 800 metered spaces throughout Athens. Customers can pay for parking with their cell phone using Parkmobile’s mobile applications for the iPhone, Android, Windows 7, and Black-berry smartphones.

To use the new Parkmobile system, customers register free at Once reg-istered, they can use a mobile app, internet, or call toll free to pay for parking.

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The Athens City Source App is now available!
Report a Concern, Get the Latest News and Information and Much More!  Search "Athens City Source App" in the iTunes Store or Google Play.