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Monday, January 26,2015
Local NEWS

Jury pool whittled down in first day of Kelly trial

By David DeWitt
Day one of the trial of suspended Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly ended Monday with jury selection still underway.
Sunday, January 25,2015
Local NEWS

Assistant rec director chases down alleged Community Center thief

Chase inadvertently leads to suspect's arrest

By Conor Morris
An Athens city recreation official last Tuesday chased down a man who allegedly stole money from lockers in the Athens Community Center. To his advantage, Andrew Chiki, assistant arts, parks and recreation director, is also a long-time cross-country runner who coaches Athens High School's cross-country team.
Sunday, January 25,2015
Local NEWS

Athens City Pool meeting accepts input

Meeting last Wednesday hosted almost 100 community members

By Conor Morris
Community members had a lot to say at a meeting last Wednesday devoted to gaining input on a proposed new aquatic center at the Athens Community Center. The facility will be funded by a recreation lev
Sunday, January 25,2015
Local NEWS

Pat Kelly trial starts today

Suspended Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly faces a 23-count indictment

By David DeWitt
The trial of suspended Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly on a 23-felony, 25-count indictment is scheduled to start today in Athens County Common Pleas Court. Kelly pleaded not guilty to all charges after being indicted one year ago this week.
Sunday, January 25,2015
Local NEWS

AHS competition proves poetry still alive and kicking

By Allison Ricket
In 2013, a Huffington Post article caused quite a kerfuffle in the literary world when it asked the question "Is poetry dead?" and answered in the affirmative.
Sunday, January 25,2015
Local NEWS

Local police, prosecutors get sex-assault response training

By David DeWitt
What techniques should police officers use while speaking with a victim of sexual violence? In the aftermath of a reported sexual assault, what strategies help ensure a perpetrator will be brought to justice? How does a college town atmosphere and university judiciary complicate sexual-assault investigations?
Sunday, January 25,2015
Local NEWS

Men arrested after uptown fight, one of them an OU football player

Two men were arrested by Athens Police officers early Sunday morning outside Courtside Pizza following a fight. One of them is an Ohio University football player.
Wednesday, January 21,2015
Local NEWS

Historic preservation credits might help rebuild West Union

By Conor Morris
A group of West Union Street building and business owners affected by the fire that burned their buildings last November attended a meeting with various state representatives Tuesday to learn about historic preservation tax credits and other state aid for those seeking to rebuild.
Wednesday, January 21,2015
Local NEWS

Local restaurant/bar’s T-shirt achieves Nirvana status

By Conor Morris
A photo of rock n' roll star and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl wearing a Casa Nueva T-shirt during the band's late frontman Kurt Cobain's 1992 wedding to Courtney Love in Hawaii has been making the rounds on Athens residents' Facebook pages recently.
Wednesday, January 21,2015
Local NEWS

Athens High students plan to demonstrate against abortion

By Dennis Powell
A group of Athens High School students is planning to lend support locally today for the annual anti-abortion March for Life that's happening today in Washington, D.C.
 
 
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