Despite its groundbreaking start, Athens County is now coming up short with its recycling efforts. With curbside pickup and quarterly collection drives, area residents began diverting waste materials from the landfill nearly 30 years ago.
Tim Horton's has revamped plans for a franchise slated to be built on East State Street in Athens at the site of the old Pizza Hut building.
Vandals defaced an anti-fracking billboard just southeast of Nelsonville over the weekend, and the owner of the billboard hopes Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly will do something about it.
About three miles east of the Athens County line, a Brazil company has proposed a major petrochemical complex intended to exploit the surge in Utica and Marcellus deep-shale gas and oil development in the Mid-Atlantic region and Ohio Valley.
A number of Athens County businesses and one county village have signed on as "friends of the court" in an Ohio Supreme Court case that could decide whether local zoning can share authority with state law to regulate oil-and-gas drilling.
State and local authorities continue to investigate a fire that closed down the Walmart store in Athens, which they believe was deliberately set. The Ohio State Fire Marshal has said that the fire early Tuesday morning that closed down the store at 929 E. State St. was an arson.
Just as it had happened the previous three weeks, the Ohio Bobcats could feel the game slipping away. After getting out to a fast start, the 'Cats watched helplessly as the Minutemen drove down t
For one last time Friday afternoon, seniors with the Ohio Bobcats football team raised their helmets and joined the Marching 110 in the singing of "Alma Mater, Ohio."
To the Editor:
In 2008, a bipartisan renewable energy law was passed in the GOP-controlled Ohio House and Senate by a margin of 132 to 1. Senate Bill 221 was written to help make sure that Ohio gets 12.5 percent of its retail power from renewable sources and the same percentage from energy efficiency by 2024.
A Buchtel man who was arrested in September after allegedly leading police on a high-speed car chase is scheduled to take a plea bargain next week in Athens County Common Pleas Court.
An 88-year-old woman who was hospitalized after being found, suffering from a serious burn, in a garage where she was living with her brother in The Plains Saturday, was reportedly undergoing surgery in a Columbus hospital as of Tuesday morning. A local health official described the garage as being clearly unfit for human habitation.
To the Editor:
"When my loved ones or I have cancer or a severe illness, your apology won't be enough." This is what I want to proclaim to the faceless entity who is in charge of the injection well so near my home.
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