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Sunday, October 19,2014
Local NEWS

Celebration of meat & BBQ

36 BBQ teams compete in 18th annual Smoked Meat & BBQ Festival

Wood smoke, the sweet smell of super-secret-recipe sauce, and people who take their barbecue very seriously descended upon Nelsonville's public square over the weekend for the 18th annual Ohio Smoked Meat & Barbecue Festival.
Sunday, October 19,2014
Local NEWS

Back from Calif. fire lines, local woman gets tabbed as 1st female state-forest manager

By Fred Kight
After about two weeks on the front lines as a wildland firefighter, an Athens County woman is now back home to take on another challenge in a field that consists mostly of men. Courtney Streithorst was promoted recently to state forest manager, a first for a woman in Ohio.
Sunday, October 19,2014
Local NEWS

Former student wins lawsuit against OUPD over broken thumb

By David DeWitt
A former Ohio University student who said a campus police officer broke her thumb during a drunk-driving arrest has been awarded $22,554 by the Ohio Court of Claims.
Sunday, October 19,2014
Local NEWS

Hocking Trustee chair responds to racism charges

Says the main thing is to put past behind and move forward

Since the weekend of Oct. 10-12, when recently resigned Hocking College President Ron Erickson sent a letter to local newspapers accusing college officials of racism, the taint of that charge has been lingering at the Nelsonville community college.
Wednesday, October 15,2014
Local NEWS

JFS director says he's being targeted by commissioner

By David DeWitt
The Athens County Commissioners are slated to meet with the longtime director of Athens County Job & Family Services later this month for a pre-disciplinary hearing on four personnel allegations a
Wednesday, October 15,2014
Local NEWS

Local parent lobbies for smoking ban in city parks

By Conor Morris
Thaden Brient, an Athens parent, spent about a month of his summer this year picking up cigarette butts from the grounds of Southside Park on Dairy Lane.
Wednesday, October 15,2014
Local NEWS

Bald eagles making a comeback in southeast Ohio

By Sam Flynn
Just like its citizens, the USA's national birds are preparing for winter. Bald eagle sightings have increased in Athens County as the population has grown statewide over the last several years, an Ohio Division of Wildlife (DOW) official recently confirmed, and winter is one of their busiest travel times.
Wednesday, October 15,2014
Local NEWS

Residents not thrilled about trash-can warnings

By Conor Morris
City of Athens residents may have noticed an unpleasant surprise tacked to their front door when they woke up in the morning or came home from work over last two weeks.
Wednesday, October 15,2014
Local NEWS

Motorcyclist leads local police on high-speed chase

A police chase Tuesday afternoon had law enforcement following an Ohio University student on a motorcycle through town, out on the highway, and back around into Athens, ending on campus. Felony charges resulted.
Wednesday, October 15,2014
Local NEWS

College looks to move forward from tumult

Two interim presidential candidates introduced in aftermath of president’s resignation, racism charges

By David DeWitt
Hocking College brought two candidates for interim president to campus Wednesday, just days after former president Ron Erickson leveled accusations of racial turmoil that he said led to the recent upheaval among top administrators.
 
 
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