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Wednesday, August 13,2014
Local NEWS

Homeless shelter full go four months after April fire

By Kaleb Carter
More than four months has passed since a fire on the bottom floor of the Good Works Timothy House homeless shelter on Athens' West Side rendered the shelter uninhabitable. Last Tuesday, Aug. 5, the shelter on Central Avenue became fully operational once more.
Wednesday, August 13,2014
Local NEWS

Phone poll on county auditor’s race stirs controversy

Automated ‘push-poll’ seeks to tie Democrat Hecht to suspended sheriff; origins of poll remain uncertain

By Conor Morris
A phone poll asking questions about the general election race for the Athens County auditor's seat has been making the rounds in Athens in the past week.
Wednesday, August 13,2014
Local NEWS

Man sentenced for sex incident

By David DeWitt

A Millfield man who's accused of engaging in sexual conduct with a 22-year-old developmentally disabled woman in a local care facility was sentenced to five years probation Thursday.

Wednesday, August 13,2014
Local NEWS

Corps allows more input on barge facility

Company wants to unload frack wastewater/brine for storage in Meigs Co.

By David DeWitt
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to extend the comment period on a fracking waste off-loading barge facility being planned for Portland in Meigs County on the Ohio River.
Wednesday, August 13,2014
Local NEWS

$12 million bond set for alleged drug ring supplier

Accused ‘kingpin’ pleads not guilty to all charges

By David DeWitt
Athens County Common Pleas Court Judge L. Alan Goldsberry set a $12 million bond for alleged prescription drug-ring supplier Brandon J. Allen on Monday. He pleaded not guilty to all charges during his arraignment.
Wednesday, August 13,2014
Local NEWS

Bounty raises $75K for healthy food grants at area pantries

Bounty on the Bricks, held this past Saturday in uptown Athens, raised $75,000 "while celebrating local farmers and featuring fresh produce, the beauty of Court Street, and most importantly the generosity of the Athens community," according to a news release from the Athens Foundation.
Sunday, August 10,2014
Local NEWS

A bounty of charity flows from Court Street event

368 diners seated on Court Street for second annual Bounty on the Bricks

By Evan Peter Smith

On Saturday evening, South Court Street in Athens became a sea of moonlit faces. The second annual charity dinner known as Bounty on the Bricks magically transformed Court Street for a few hours. Our photo gallery tells the story in photos.

Sunday, August 10,2014
Local NEWS

No mud and drills at this boot camp

LeanOhio program teaches local officials to get more out of dwindling $$ resources

By David DeWitt

Government officials from organizations throughout Athens County and the surrounding region gathered at Ohio University's Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs late last week for the start of boot camp.


Sunday, August 10,2014
Local NEWS

Locally based national business outfit moving to Orlando

National Business Incubation Association given $500k incentive package over five years in move to Orlando

By Terry Smith
A national business association announced Thursday that it's moving its headquarters and global training center from Athens to Orlando, Fla. The National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) had been in Athens since 1988.
Sunday, August 10,2014
Local NEWS

Ex-police chief escapes jail time after guilty plea

By David DeWitt
Former Glouster Police Chief Lucas Mace pleaded guilty to six second-degree misdemeanor counts of dereliction of duty in Athens County Common Pleas Court Friday after reaching an agreement with the Athens County Prosecutor's Office.
 
 
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