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Home » Articles »   By Jim Phillips
Tuesday, April 15,2014
Local NEWS

Second man arrested for allegedly having sex with 13-year-old

By Jim Phillips
A second man accused of having had sex with a juvenile girl at a party in Glouster late last year has been arrested and is due in court today (Tuesday).
Sunday, April 13,2014
Local NEWS

Judge knocks down restitution amount in student-on-student assault

By Jim Phillips
A judge has lowered by more than $2,500 the amount of restitution a former Ohio University student athlete must pay to the fellow student he injured in an unprovoked attack in June 2012.
Sunday, April 13,2014
Local NEWS

Defense wants charges dismissed in child rape case

Claims pertinent law should be voided for vagueness

By Jim Phillips
In a bold legal move, the Ohio Public Defender's office is asking a judge to dismiss two counts of rape against a 37-year-old woman who's accused of having sex with a 10-year-old girl.
Sunday, April 13,2014
Campus NEWS

OU's Schoonover project generates another contractor lawsuit

By Jim Phillips
The repeatedly delayed renovation project that turned Ohio University's old Baker student center building into the new home of the Scripps College of Communication has spawned another law
Wednesday, April 9,2014
Arts and Entertainment

Some of local metal band’s fans are real animals

By Jim Phillips
When Skeletonwitch, one of Athens' most successful bands, released its fifth studio album last October, it was a great day for metal fans here and around the world. And with the band's release in January of a special limited edition version of the LP, "Serpents Unleashed" became a gift to dogs and cats as well.
Wednesday, April 9,2014
Local NEWS

Smith sworn in, discusses planned changes

Some run afoul of suspended Sheriff Kelly

By Jim Phillips
Rodney Smith, who had already been serving as Athens County's acting interim sheriff since shortly after his appointment by the county commissioners March 27, took a slight step up in rank Wednesday, when he was sworn in as interim replacement sheriff.
Wednesday, April 9,2014
Local NEWS

Prosecutor rolls out ambitious set of ‘community justice’ programs

By Jim Phillips
Even a casual inspection of local court records shows that much of the crime in Athens County is related to illegal drug abuse. And Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn has decided it's time to attack the problem at its source.
Monday, April 7,2014
Local NEWS

Suspended Sheriff Kelly lobbies central committee for his choice of replacement

Democratic Party operatives to vote Tuesday night on who holds indicted sheriff's office till after his trial next fall

By Jim Phillips
Suspended Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly is not happy with the changes that have happened in his agency since he left late last month at the order of a commission appointed by the state's chief justice.
Sunday, April 6,2014
Campus NEWS

Big economic effect of OU moving to semesters? Not so much

By Jim Phillips
When Ohio University made the switch in 2012 from an academic calendar using quarters to one using semesters, some business owners in uptown Athens expressed concerns that the change might negatively impact their annual sales.
Sunday, April 6,2014
Campus NEWS

Advisory body grills OU officials on plans for Ridges

By Jim Phillips
Ohio University officials faced searching, if generally friendly, questions Friday from members of the Ridges Advisory Committee, regarding the university's future plans for the Ridges property.
 
 
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