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Monday, July 28,2014
Local NEWS

Major water line bursts on Athens' West Side

What's been described as a main water main burst on Athens West Side Monday afternoon, closing West State Street and creating an emergency for city workers.
Sunday, July 27,2014
Local NEWS

Glouster man gets prison time for intimidation

By David DeWitt
A Glouster man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to multiple counts related to domestic violence and intimidation.
Sunday, July 27,2014
Local NEWS

Two meth labs found in Athens County

By David DeWitt
Three Albany residents have been charged in connection with a methamphetamine operation after a tip led to a warranted search and evacuation of a home and an attached building Thursday.
Sunday, July 27,2014
Local NEWS

Local officials learn how to combat opiate abuse

By David DeWitt
Athens County officials joined judges, law-enforcement officers, treatment providers and others from around the state in Columbus last month to discuss the opiate epidemic in Ohio.
Sunday, July 27,2014
Local NEWS

Locals visit White House to explore rural economic opportunities

By Fred Kight
Two Athens County development leaders were in Washington D.C. this past week for the announcement of a $10 billion initiative to promote rural economic development.
Sunday, July 27,2014
Local NEWS

Ex-Detroit cop allegedly at top of drug ring

Former supplier for Glouster-based drug ring caught in Atlanta airport

By David DeWitt
A former Detroit police officer has been arrested and indicted for first-degree felony racketeering after the bust of a Glouster-based drug ring in Athens County led back to him as the supplier. 
Sunday, July 27,2014
Local NEWS

City Council talks pre-planning for possible Armory plan

By Conor Morris
Athens City Council had a lively discussion at its July 14 meeting about funding a $7,000 "pre-planning plan" for the old Athens Armory building at the north end of Court Street.
Sunday, July 27,2014
Local NEWS

Electricity-pool board seeking proposals, puts expansion on table

Could spur alternative energy investments

By David DeWitt
The electricity aggregation pool in Athens County is now seeking specific proposals from companies. The goal is to reduce prices for consumers while building a green economy in the region, according to local officials.
Sunday, July 27,2014
Local NEWS

Stuart's Opera House launches $4 million capital campaign

By Conor Morris
Stuart's Opera House launched its $4 million expansion capital campaign at a public event Friday. With a $500,000 grant from the Osteopathic Heritage Foundations also announced during the event, $3,103,900 has been raised for the campaign so far.
Sunday, July 27,2014
Local NEWS

New 'tavern' on Court Street possible

Owner of Ski's Teases and Collectibles has liquor permit available to him

By Conor Morris
After a 13-year wait, a class D5 liquor permit has been made available to Jerry Ski, owner of Ski's Teases and Collectibles at 55 N. Court Street. 
 
 
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