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Friday, August 29,2014
Local NEWS

Nelsonville chiropractor pleads guilty to workers' comp fraud

Agrees to pay $390,000 in restitution

By Conor Morris
A Nelsonville chiropractor pleaded guilty Aug. 22 in Franklin County Common Pleas Court to one count of workers' compensation fraud. 
Wednesday, August 27,2014
Local NEWS

City Council talks about tweaking various ordinances

Possible amendments for loud parties, trash and loud dogs

By Conor Morris
An amendment to the penalty section of the city of Athens' nuisance party law, proposing a civil fine of $250 for hosts of overly wild parties, was discussed by the city service-safety director and some members of City Council Wednesday morning.
Wednesday, August 27,2014
Local NEWS

Church eyes ARTS/West as temporary home

By Conor Morris
The Athens church, the New Life Assembly of God, may end up temporarily holding its Sunday services at the city's arts facility, ARTS/West, this fall, according to a local pastor and a city official.
Wednesday, August 27,2014
Local NEWS

New plan submitted for student apartments

Developer adjusts plan to meet city planners’ concerns about complex; location near South Green

By Conor Morris
The Athens Office of Code Enforcement has received a revised proposal for new $15 million student housing complex near Ohio University's South Green.
Wednesday, August 27,2014
Local NEWS

No shame in bringing up the rear

Event Saturday to celebrate the caboose, with collectors on hand with their own

By Fred Kight
Bill Evans thinks it's sad that young people can no longer wave hello to train-crew members as they rumble down the tracks in their caboose. Or even see a caboose, for that matter.
Wednesday, August 27,2014
Local NEWS

Drug-ring ‘leader’ gets 10 years

By David DeWitt
The leader of a Glouster-based prescription pill drug ring was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years mandatory prison time after pleading guilty to 16 counts related to the sale of Oxycodone.
Wednesday, August 27,2014
Local NEWS

Dale’s BP seeks OK for apartments, convenience store at site

Uptown corner has been gas or service station for decades

By Conor Morris
The owners of Dale's BP on North Court Street in Athens have submitted a proposal for redevelopment of the convenience store/gas station into an apartment building, with a convenience store still operating on the ground floor.
Wednesday, August 27,2014
Local NEWS

Meigs man sentenced for role in drug ring

By David DeWitt
A man described as a Meigs County connection in the case of a local prescription pill drug ring has been sentenced to four years in prison.
Wednesday, August 27,2014
Local NEWS

County ammo scandal draws scrutiny from state and feds

By David DeWitt
The "good ol' boy" practice of purchasing personal ammunition through a law enforcement discount is nothing new in America.
Wednesday, August 27,2014
Local NEWS

Commissioners cap retrieval fees at county dog shelter

By David DeWitt
The Athens County Commissioners voted Tuesday to set a cap for dog redemption fees at $30 after a local advocate expressed concerns about the inability of some people to pay when their dog is picked up by the warden or his staff.
 
 
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