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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.