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Sunday, October 26,2014
Local NEWS

Two get prison for meth lab

By David DeWitt
The final two defendants of three people arrested and charged with felonies for manufacturing methamphetamine at a residence in Coolville have pleaded guilty and were sentenced to prison last week.
Sunday, October 26,2014
Local NEWS

HAPCAP, O’Bleness allegedly defrauded in healthcare case

By David DeWitt
O'Bleness Memorial Hospital and Hocking-Athens-Perry Community Action are two local entities listed as victims in an alleged healthcare scam that cost them nearly $500,000.
Sunday, October 26,2014
Local NEWS

Standoff ends in man’s arrest

By David DeWitt
A police standoff in Coolville Thursday morning resulted in the arrest of a Belpre man who had fled West Virginia law enforcement and barricaded himself inside a residence on state Rt. 144 in Athens County.
Sunday, October 26,2014
Local NEWS

Cooper gives insight into crisis negotiation

By David DeWitt
Whether dealing with a criminal who's barricaded himself inside a home, an environmentalist who's stuck her arms in barrels of concrete, or a depressed person threatening suicide, Athens County Sheriff's Capt. Bryan Cooper said he believes in sincerity.
Sunday, October 26,2014
Local NEWS

Two locals get Jenco awards

Thursday night, Oct. 16, individuals from across several counties were recognized with Jenco Awards for their leadership in the service of others in Appalachian Ohio, according to a news release.
Sunday, October 26,2014
Local NEWS

City Council gives final approval to big pile of laws

Ordinances involve trash, nuisance parties, barking dogs, armory and more

By Conor Morris
Barking dogs, garbage fine increases, a study of the Athens Armory, nuisance-party fines, and a city-county sewer service agreement, oh my! These hot topics and more were the subject of nine total city ordinances or amendments that Athens City Council adopted upon third reading at its meeting last Monday.
Wednesday, October 22,2014
Local NEWS

Trash talk in Athens

Community members join debate about trash and beautification

By Conor Morris
After two weeks of warnings tacked on residents' houses that allegedly violate Athens' current trash-placement ordinance, some residents took to City Council Monday evening to complain about the warnings and enforcement of ordinance.
Wednesday, October 22,2014
Local NEWS

Health official: Ebola likely not a local threat

By David DeWitt
With a nurse for an Ebola patient in Dallas flying into Cleveland last week, the Ohio Department of Public Safety has issued Ebola preparedness directives. However, the administrator of the Athens City-County Health Department said Monday that it's improbable that anybody from Athens will be stricken with the deadly illness.
Wednesday, October 22,2014
Local NEWS

Job & Family director announces retirement

Commissioners decline to discipline Frech on insubordination charges

By David DeWitt
The longtime director of Athens County Job & Family Services, Jack Frech, announced his retirement Tuesday afternoon, following a two-hour pre-disciplinary hearing with the County Commissioners, after which they took no action.
Wednesday, October 22,2014
Local NEWS

Saturday, folks will try to make a difference

This Saturday, AmeriCorps members from Rural Action's Ohio Stream Restore Corps (OSRC) and COMCorps, housed in the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Community Health Programs, will be inviting community members and local volunteers to the annual "Make a Difference Day" (MADD)
 
 
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