The annual holiday concert by the Local
Girls vocal trio is always a harmonious highlight of the season in
Athens. This year it will be enhanced by the presence of
Grammy-nominated songstress Sarah Hart, who's the niece of Local Girl
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
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.
The Athens County commissioners on
Tuesday agreed to send an official message to the Ohio Department of
Natural Resources, asking that agency to do more extensive seismic
testing in connection with a pending permit application for an
oil-and-gas drilling wastewater injection well in eastern Athens County
More than a year after she was arrested
for allegedly interfering with police officers during the 2012 Athens
Halloween weekend, Ohio University student Kelly Kasler finally resolved
her criminal case this month with a plea bargain.
On Tuesday night, a crowd of area citizens packed a public meeting
in Athens to voice their concerns about "fracking" and injection wells.
These included the concern that injecting high-pressure wastewater from
oil-and-gas drilling operations into underground wells has been linked
in some places to increased seismic activity.
Nary a good word was heard about oil-and-gas drilling
or its byproducts Tuesday night, as upwards of 125 people packed a room in the
Athens Community Center to offer public comments on a proposed injection well
for "fracking" wastes, in eastern Athens County near Torch.
how long there have been Quakers living in Athens, probably no one knows for
sure. But the small group that eventually turned into what is now the Athens
Friends Meeting (the Quakers' formal name is the Religious Society of
Friends) began getting together with some regularity around 1977.
years ago, after a highly publicized trial, an Athens County jury found former
Ohio University student Matthew Kulchar not
guilty of kidnapping and raping a female student in a dorm room.
trying to get the record of those charges sealed.