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Wednesday, September 17,2014
Local NEWS

Shakeup among local K-9 police

By Conor Morris

Ohio University Police officer Tim Woodyard and his new canine friend, a Labrador retriever mix rescue dog from Columbus, Alex, will soon become Athens', and OUPD's, first bomb-sniffing K-9 "unit."

Wednesday, September 17,2014
Local NEWS

Athens City Council: Hide your trash containers or else

By Conor Morris
Changes to the way Athenians store their trash, and increased fines for those who violate city code for trash storage, are coming, and City Council wants the public to be prepared for the changes.
Wednesday, September 17,2014
Local NEWS

Nuisance party revision hits snag with city law director

By Conor Morris
The Athens law director told City Council Monday that its proposed administrative fine for an amendment to the city's nuisance party ordinance is illegal in its current form according to Ohio Revised Code.
Wednesday, September 17,2014
Local NEWS

Officials slate $100K for addiction fight

Partnership raises $85,000 for effort so far

By David DeWitt

An initiative from the Athens County Prosecutor's Office is looking to put $100,000 toward opiate addiction treatments at the Athens-based Health Recovery Services and has already raised $85,000 toward the effort.

Wednesday, September 17,2014
Local NEWS

Attorney general candidate campaigns in Athens on heroin fight

By David DeWitt
The Democratic candidate for Ohio attorney general came to Athens Monday touting his plan to combat the state's heroin crisis while accusing his opponent, incumbent AG Mike DeWine, of failing to act as the problem has exploded in recent years.
Wednesday, September 17,2014
Local NEWS

Foster grandparent volunteers honored

The COAD Foster Grandparent Volunteer Program recently honored their volunteers at a recognition luncheon held at the Ohio University Inn in Athens. COAD's Area II has 48 FGP Volunteers serving in Athens, Hocking, Muskingum, Perry, Pike, Ross and Washington counties, stated a news release.
Wednesday, September 17,2014
Local NEWS

Prison for wife who stole $320K from husband and mother-in-law

A woman from The Plains was sentenced to four years and nine months in prison Monday for stealing over $320,000 from her husband and mother-in-law.
Wednesday, September 17,2014
Local NEWS

Weekend tour to celebrate region’s culture, sights, heritage

By Fred Kight
Ohio's Hill Country Heritage Area and local resident Tom O'Grady are hitting the back roads this weekend to give visitors a taste of Southeast Ohio. The Finely Crafted Fall Tour - which sold out - will visit Athens and four other counties this Sunday and Monday (Sept. 21 and 22).
Wednesday, September 17,2014
Local NEWS

Aggregation group narrows down energy suppliers

By David DeWitt
The Southeast Ohio Public Energy Council overseeing electricity aggregation in the city of Athens and Athens County has narrowed down potential aggregation supplier companies to AEP Energy and Empower Gas and Electric.
Wednesday, September 17,2014
Local NEWS

Bypass wins honors as top 10 highway project

By David DeWitt
The U.S. Rt. 33 Nelsonville bypass was ranked a top 10 project nationwide in 2014 rankings from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
 
 
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