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Home » Articles »   By Jim Phillips
Sunday, May 4,2014
Local NEWS

Interim sheriff says fired deputy is coming back

By Jim Phillips
Athens County Sheriff Rodney Smith announced Friday that a deputy, fired in 2012 by now-suspended Sheriff Pat Kelly for insubordination and sexual harassment, has gotten his job back. Shannon Sheridan is "on the payroll as we speak," Smith said Friday morning.
Sunday, May 4,2014
Local NEWS

Young accuser in rape case can testify via closed-circuit

By Jim Phillips
A judge on Friday approved a request by the Athens County Prosecutor's office to allow an 11-year-old girl who was allegedly sexually abused by an Albany woman to testify via closed-circuit television at the woman's trial on charges of rape and kidnapping.
Thursday, May 1,2014
Local NEWS

Glouster man sentenced to life in prison for slaying of father

He will be eligible for parole after 20 years

By Jim Phillips
A Glouster man was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 20 years, after taking a plea bargain in a case in which he was charged with murdering his father. Paul J. Rober
Wednesday, April 30,2014
Campus NEWS

OU, woman swap allegations in legal thumb-wrestling bout

By Jim Phillips
In a lawsuit in which an Ohio University student sued OU Police for allegedly breaking her thumb during a drunk-driving arrest, OU's attorney has argued that the student's trial testimony "simply cannot be believed."
Wednesday, April 30,2014
Local NEWS

City goes into court seeking road construction easements

By Jim Phillips
The city of Athens has filed temporary-appropriation petitions in court against three Richland Avenue properties whose owners haven't (yet) agreed to grant the city construction easements for a large-scale improvement project planned for that road.
Wednesday, April 30,2014
Local NEWS

First of two defendants in Craigslist 'casual encounters' scam takes plea deal

By Jim Phillips
One of two men charged with luring a man to an apartment with a deceptive Craigslist ad promising a "casual encounter" with a woman, then trying to rob him, will probably do no prison time.
Wednesday, April 30,2014
Local NEWS

Prosecutor joins the Facebook parade with official page

By Jim Phillips
It's springtime, and both the county's top law enforcement agencies are boasting spiffy new websites.
Wednesday, April 30,2014
Local NEWS

By Google, she’s the best in state

Local middle-schooler heads to national finals for her Doodle 4 Google graphic

By Jim Phillips
Emi Olin's parents, Ellie and Mikio Olin, have always made much of her artistic skills. But that's just something parents do, right?
Sunday, April 27,2014
Local NEWS

Move by interim sheriff might allow fired deputy's return

By Jim Phillips
It appears that an Athens County sheriff's deputy who was fired for insubordination and sexual harassment during the tenure of now-suspended Sheriff Pat Kelly might be getting his job back sooner than expected.
Sunday, April 27,2014
Local NEWS

Lawsuit defendants claim Athens family colluded in purchase of tanning parlor

By Jim Phillips
A Columbus company that was sued by a local business owner for allegedly selling him a pig-in-a-poke uptown tanning parlor has filed its own third-party complaint in the case.
 
 
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