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Topic:  Congratulations To Allan Swank

Topic:  Congratulations To Allan Swank
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rpbobcat
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  Message Not Read  Congratulations To Allan Swank
   Posted: 5/6/2021 2:11:03 PM 
According to The Post he defeated long time incumbent Chris Fahl in the Fourth Ward primary.

He's running unopposed, so, as The Post says, he'll be sworn in January.
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cc-cat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Congratulations To Allan Swank
   Posted: 5/7/2021 1:44:54 PM 
This has to be the most rigged election EVER. I understand there is already a call for an audit and an audit of the audit. So many FAKE ballots. This makes the BIG LIE look like a little fib. Time to storm BW3 and take back the election.

Congrats Sir!!!
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Mike Johnson
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  Message Not Read  RE: Congratulations To Allan Swank
   Posted: 5/7/2021 2:20:26 PM 
Way to go, Alan! A voice of reason and foresightedness should be welcome on the council.


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Ohio69
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  Message Not Read  RE: Congratulations To Allan Swank
   Posted: 5/7/2021 2:59:31 PM 
Congrats Alan. So, when are we breaking ground on Athens' most pressing and urgent need.... an 18 hole municipal golf course?

Last Edited: 5/7/2021 2:59:58 PM by Ohio69


Can somebody hit a pull up jumper for me?.....

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Bobcat Love's Sense of Shame
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  Message Not Read  RE: Congratulations To Allan Swank
   Posted: 5/7/2021 4:55:16 PM 
Has anybody checked these ballots for traces of bamboo?
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bobcatsquared
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  Message Not Read  RE: Congratulations To Allan Swank
   Posted: 5/7/2021 5:24:04 PM 
Aren't these congratulations a little premature? If anyone can lose an election unopposed it has to be . . . oh, never mind. Congrats Allan.
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mf279801
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  Message Not Read  RE: Congratulations To Allan Swank
   Posted: 5/7/2021 10:15:42 PM 
Alan, level with us: did your (incumbent) opponent really not know they had to stand in a primary election?
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OhioCatFan
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  Message Not Read  RE: Congratulations To Allan Swank
   Posted: 5/7/2021 10:58:51 PM 
Congratulations, Alan. I know you will be a voice of reason on City Council, just the way your were when we both served on the old GWC Board. The woman you beat was nasty and mean-spirited. People in my family have had personal dealings with her. You did a great public service in removing her from office. The whopping margin of your victory indicates that others probably felt that way too.


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Alan Swank
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  Message Not Read  RE: Congratulations To Allan Swank
   Posted: 5/8/2021 10:27:59 AM 
Ohio69 wrote:
Congrats Alan. So, when are we breaking ground on Athens' most pressing and urgent need.... an 18 hole municipal golf course?



That's a good one because it's not the first time I've heard that this week. It is truly hard to believe that a college town our size doesn't have an 18 hole golf course. We talk about attracting tourists. It's amazing how many men and women drive out of the county on a daily basis to play golf on an 18 hole track taking their money with them.

Anyway, I digress. Thanks for the well wishes. It was a real team effort with a group of folks from many political perspectives chipping in with advice, guidance, and monetary support. On to November.

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Jeff McKinney
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  Message Not Read  RE: Congratulations To Allan Swank
   Posted: 5/8/2021 1:16:42 PM 
Congratulations, Alan!
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ozarkcat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Congratulations To Allan Swank
   Posted: 5/8/2021 6:44:07 PM 
Having served on golf site committees, I have found the actual cost of building a course is not that great if you find an area with the right drainage, etc. How about a joint city and OU effort in The Ridges. It could include walking trails, botany sites and engineering students could help in the planning, etc. Finding an architect is a big step and there are many semi-retired ones out there who can be used. And this would also open the current OU course for development. I have been interested in this since there was a call a couple of years ago (during future campus planning) by a few to do away with golf because it is only for the elite. All of us old weekend hackers know that is not true.
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oldkatz
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  Message Not Read  RE: Congratulations To Allan Swank
   Posted: 5/8/2021 8:27:57 PM 
Congrats.....but remember, many of us B/A members are anxiously awaiting those patronage plum city positions.


"All my inside sources tell me I have no inside sources." Salvatore "money bucks" Mafiosiano.

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Jeff McKinney
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  Message Not Read  RE: Congratulations To Allan Swank
   Posted: 5/9/2021 1:57:39 PM 
oldkatz wrote:
Congrats.....but remember, many of us B/A members are anxiously awaiting those patronage plum city positions.


Yup! I'm hearing there could be an opening for grass cutting in the devil strips.

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Alan Swank
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  Message Not Read  RE: Congratulations To Allan Swank
   Posted: 5/10/2021 9:23:37 AM 
ozarkcat wrote:
Having served on golf site committees, I have found the actual cost of building a course is not that great if you find an area with the right drainage, etc. How about a joint city and OU effort in The Ridges. It could include walking trails, botany sites and engineering students could help in the planning, etc. Finding an architect is a big step and there are many semi-retired ones out there who can be used. And this would also open the current OU course for development. I have been interested in this since there was a call a couple of years ago (during future campus planning) by a few to do away with golf because it is only for the elite. All of us old weekend hackers know that is not true.


There is an elevated spot up on The Ridges that is flat as a table and looking from that spot, you can see four different golf holes right before your eyes. I've dreamed of a course up there for years but golf has such a bad name in this town for some very loud people that I don't think it could ever happen unless the powers that be just tuned them out and promoted the course as a tourist attraction with economic development possibilities.

Your comment about "the elite" is funny but spot on. For years the Elks league played Monday and Tuesday night and the OU league played on Wednesday and Thursday. Taking a look at those two crews, it's hardly the elites that you'll find at a suburban country club like Firestone or Inverness.

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The Optimist
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  Message Not Read  RE: Congratulations To Allan Swank
   Posted: 5/12/2021 2:22:48 PM 
Congratulations!


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BillyTheCat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Congratulations To Allan Swank
   Posted: 5/13/2021 8:25:36 AM 
Congrats Al, but come on guys, can we at least spell the guys name correctly?
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bobcatsquared
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  Message Not Read  RE: Congratulations To Allan Swank
   Posted: 5/13/2021 9:58:10 AM 
Allen not Allan?
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cc-cat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Congratulations To Allan Swank
   Posted: 5/13/2021 10:41:56 AM 
Alphonso? Aloysius?
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bobcatsquared
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  Message Not Read  RE: Congratulations To Allan Swank
   Posted: 5/13/2021 11:24:02 AM 
Allah? Aladdin?
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JSF
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  Message Not Read  RE: Congratulations To Allan Swank
   Posted: 5/13/2021 12:30:12 PM 
Apparently that was her first contested election.


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BillyTheCat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Congratulations To Allan Swank
   Posted: 5/13/2021 12:45:10 PM 
bobcatsquared wrote:
Allen not Allan?


Or simply Alan
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Alan Swank
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  Message Not Read  RE: Congratulations To Allan Swank
   Posted: 5/13/2021 12:51:08 PM 
JSF wrote:
Apparently that was her first contested election.


She was first appointed in 2009 to fill the seat vacated when Debbie Phillips went to the Ohio House. She had a Republican opponent in the 2009 general election but has had no opposition in the Democratic primaries or general elections since then.

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giacomo
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  Message Not Read  RE: Congratulations To Allan Swank
   Posted: 5/13/2021 9:15:55 PM 
“Swank”, still my favorite magazine.
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oldkatz
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  Message Not Read  RE: Congratulations To Allan Swank
   Posted: 5/14/2021 10:59:49 AM 
giacomo wrote:
“Swank”, still my favorite magazine.


What? You gave up your subscription to Argosy??


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bobcatsquared
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  Message Not Read  RE: Congratulations To Allan Swank
   Posted: 5/14/2021 11:18:47 AM 
How about the famous bar on Court St. named after Alan? Swankies
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