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Tuesday, November 25,2014
Local NEWS

Risks of oil and gas pipelines weighed in local forum

By Samantha Nelson
An informational forum last Thursday evening in Athens aired concerns and information about proposals to install 70,000 miles of oil and gas pipelines throughout Ohio.
Tuesday, November 25,2014
Local NEWS

Glouster man pleads innocent to dealing crack near school

A Glouster man has pleaded not guilty in Athens County Common Pleas court after being arrested last week for allegedly trafficking in crack cocaine inside a school zone.
Tuesday, November 25,2014
Local NEWS

OUPD welcomes second bomb-sniffing pooch

By Conor Morris
Ohio University and the OU Police Department Monday welcomed the university's second bomb-sniffing dog at a press conference. This is the second grant-funded position held by a canine that was announced by the OUPD this year.
Tuesday, November 25,2014
Local NEWS

Investigators dig through ashes for clues to fire

Fire investigators sifted - literally - through the burned-out coals and ashes at the back of 16 W. Union Street Monday as they continued to look for evidence pointing to the cause of the fire that heavily damaged that and nearby buildings early the morning of Nov. 16.
Tuesday, November 25,2014
Local NEWS

Christian group tells county not to remove sign for churches

By David DeWitt
Members of the Athens Christian Education Committee, the group that maintains the Church Directory sign outside the Athens County Courthouse, met with the Athens County Commissioners Tuesday to voice opposition to the directory's removal.
Tuesday, November 25,2014
Local NEWS

It looks to be a trying winter in Common Pleas Court

A number of cases approaching trial dates in next couple of months

By David DeWitt
While Athens County Common Pleas Court held only four jury trials between September 2013 and today, that could be doubled in the coming months with eight prominent cases scheduled for trial between now and early February.
Tuesday, November 25,2014
Local NEWS

Nelsonville property code referendum makes headway

By Conor Morris
A petition with 248 signatures of Nelsonville residents requesting a referendum of a recently approved property maintenance code to be placed on a future ballot has been passed along to the Athens County Board of Elections.
Sunday, November 23,2014
Local NEWS

Fire marshal: Union Street fire report could take weeks

By David DeWitt
While the on-site investigation into the Nov. 16 West Union Street fire in uptown Athens has been completed, the Ohio State Fire Marshal's office is continuing to conduct interviews.
Sunday, November 23,2014
Local NEWS

High school senior difference makers walk dogs, swim with toddlers

By Dennis Powell
They don't graduate until spring, but Athens High School seniors are already making a difference. 
Sunday, November 23,2014
Local NEWS

Rental biz had just moved in before Union Street fire

Bobcat Rentals lost everything it had spent about two months moving into the office

By Conor Morris
A week before flames surged through multiple buildings on Union Street, The Plains-based rental company Bobcat Rentals had just finished moving into a building at 14 W. Union St. that for many decadeshoused the Campus Sundry store in half of its street-level storefront.
 
 
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