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Home » Articles »   By Jim Phillips
Monday, April 21,2014
Local NEWS

Police await ID on body pulled from Hocking

No word on whether body is Athens man missing since last month

By Jim Phillips
Athens Police are awaiting identification on a body they pulled from the Hocking River upstream of White's Mill this afternoon (Monday).
Sunday, April 20,2014
Campus NEWS

Study: Some OU athletes would earn six figures if paid fairly

By Jim Phillips
The notion of paying collegiate athletes for their work on the field has been much in the air of late. 
Sunday, April 20,2014
Local NEWS

School official wonders why health clinic got county help

Holzer wants exemption for property taxes

By Jim Phillips
In 2011, the Athens County Commissioners gave their needed approval to a Gallia County bond issue for the non-profit Holzer Health System, revenue from which allowed the purchase of a number of health-care facilities in a merger, and the retirement of some old debt.
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.
 
 
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