Prosecutors in the trial of suspended Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly portrayed the case in opening statements Wednesday as one about public corruption and greed, with Kelly flouting his oath of office and using campaign donations and taxpayer dollars for personal financial and material gain.
A local man was acquitted by a visiting Franklin County judge Tuesday of criminal mischief in a case that had revolved around different interpretations of the First Amendment. Ultimately, however, the judge rules on another issue.
The co-owners of the Union Bar & Grill building have received a partial building permit from the state so that they can replace the bar's roof that was destroyed in the West Union Street fire that devastated that block Nov. 16.
If Athens' Kroger management is awarded the D5 liquor permit it's currently seeking, local Kroger shoppers could soon have the ability to sip a glass of beer or wine as they go about their shopping.
Somebody's been convinced America was founded as a theocracy, which couldn't be further from the truth. Another person doesn't like Sandy Plunkett's cartoon analogies. Another person is happy not to have to install solar panels. Another is skeptical about the Pat Kelly Trial, while another thinks it's cold outside. This is your voice, Athens, cherish it.
An Athens city recreation official last week chased down a man who allegedly stole money from lockers in the Athens Community Center. To his advantage, Andrew Chiki, assistant arts, parks and recreation director, is also a long-time cross-country runner who coaches Athens High School's cross-country team.
It's been a tough week trying to keep up with everything. Best of Athens is a colossal undertaking for both our writers and editor (me), the journalism equivalent of a kidney stone until it's been passed.
On a soul-crushing Tuesday night for fans of the Ohio Bobcat men's team, the 'Cats missed three-pointers like a broken record in a 76-40 beatdown to Eastern Michigan.
For scores of shoppers gathered in the lobby of Stuart's Opera House in Nelsonville Saturday, vinyl never left.
Ohio University's Graduate Student Senate is calling for all graduate students to waive their legal fees.
Stuart's Opera House in Nelsonville recently received significant support for its capital campaign from the First National Bank of McConnelsville.
A second Ohio University student has announced his intention to run as a Republican for an at-large Athens City Council seat this year.
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