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Sunday, August 24,2014
Local NEWS

The 'Birdman' soars in Athens

Skateboarding legend rolls through local skate park

By Conor Morris
Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk and a host of professional skaters with his skateboard company, Birdhouse, shredded the Athens Skate Park on East State Street on Sunday. The exhibition is a part of
Sunday, August 24,2014
Local NEWS

Chief Pyle addresses militarization of police issue

By David DeWitt
As clashes between police and citizens have dominated news reporting and images in recent weeks, most notably in Ferguson, Missouri, a debate has exploded about the so-called militarization of police, and what it means for communities.
Sunday, August 24,2014
Local NEWS

Area bank donates $32,000 to Appalachian foundation

Last Thursday, Peoples Bank "reaffirmed its commitment to creating opportunities in Appalachian Ohio" with a $32,000 gift to the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, according to a news release from the bank.
Sunday, August 24,2014
Local NEWS

New guest house offers an unusual feature – a float tank

By Sam Flynn
There's total darkness, silence and absolutely no tension. There's no call for tension or anxiety as you hover almost weightlessly in the warm embrace of a float tank. It is a world without the weight of reality and the constant input of sensory information. The brain is unleashed.
Wednesday, August 20,2014
Local NEWS

Athens and Meigs counties lead state in seized pot plants

By David DeWitt
Law enforcement authorities in Ohio have seized 12,341 marijuana plants in eradication efforts as of Aug. 14, with Athens and neighboring Meigs counties leading the state in numbers of plants seized.
Wednesday, August 20,2014
Local NEWS

Electric aggregation loosens rules for opt-out alternative

By David DeWitt
The Southeast Ohio Public Energy Council overseeing electricity aggregation in the city of Athens and Athens County has opened up the opt-out period to any time.
Wednesday, August 20,2014
Local NEWS

Dam project dirt hauling damages nearby road

Contractor says they will repair damages

By Conor Morris
Very noticeable road damage on a rural road just east of Athens is the result of dump-trucks traveling between a nearby hillside and a dam project at Strouds Run State Park a short distance away.
Wednesday, August 20,2014
Local NEWS

Grant will help addicted moms and their babies

Athens-based agency will administer program

The State of Ohio has awarded Athens-based Health Recovery Services (HRS) $600,000 in grant funding to reduce lengthy hospital stays and promote improved health outcomes for mothers who are dependent on heroin, or other opiates, and their newborn babies.
Wednesday, August 20,2014
Local NEWS

Elected sheriff’s former assistant a "subject" in investigation

Prosecutor and interim sheriff decline to release details

By David DeWitt
Suspended Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly's former administrative assistant, Teresa Kirkendall, resigned from her employment at the Sheriff's Office in a letter on Aug. 7.
Wednesday, August 20,2014
Local NEWS

If you were foolhardy enough to go home for the summer, here’s what you missed in A-town

By David DeWitt
As students flood back into Athens, the boozy, lazy, hazy days of summer have come to an end for you dear college folk, and we know you're ready to buckle down for 15 weeks of monkish dedication to your studies.
 
 
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