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Wednesday, July 16,2014
Local NEWS

Petrol panel says it won’t change mind about denying well appeal

By David DeWitt
The Ohio Oil and Gas Commission has declined to reconsider its decision to deny an appeal by a local anti-fracking group opposed to a Torch area drilling-waste injection well in eastern Athens County. The matter is now heading to a Franklin County court.
Wednesday, July 16,2014
Local NEWS

Barge facility for frack waste raises local concern

Terminal would be located in Portland, Meigs Co.

By David DeWitt
The Athens County Commissioners are considering scheduling a public meeting with local residents raising concerns over a proposed fracking waste off-loading barge facility on the Ohio River in Meigs County.
Wednesday, July 16,2014
Local NEWS

Keynote focuses on craft brew success stories at keg-tap

By Kaleb Carter
Jackie O's enjoyed a packed Public House on Monday night for a keg-tapping ceremony that featured Joe Tucker, the keynote speaker for Ohio Brew Week.
Wednesday, July 16,2014
Local NEWS

ODOT District 10 begins mine exploration below U.S. 33

In an effort to keep southeast Ohio highways safe, Ohio Department of Transportation District 10 is beginning a first-of-its-kind abandoned mine exploration project under U.S. Rt. 33 in Athens County.
Wednesday, July 16,2014
Local NEWS

Charges dismissed against employee accused of tipping off alleged OU bone thief

By David DeWitt
Charges have been dismissed against an Ohio University employee accused of obstructing justice by letting a fellow employee know that authorities were investigating him for stealing human bone remains.
Wednesday, July 16,2014
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OU will help pay for second needed Athens city firetruck

By Conor Morris
Ohio University President Roderick McDavis and Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl announced Monday that OU in 2017 will begin paying a five-year contribution of $50,000 per year toward purchasing a new pumper truck for the Athens Fire Department.
Wednesday, July 16,2014
Local NEWS

City has ‘ruff’ discussion on amendment to noise ordinance

By Conor Morris
Athens City Council discussed an amendment to the city's noise ordinance as it relates to loud animals at a special session on Monday - a continuation of the discussion from a few weeks ago on how to regulate loud, barking dogs.
Sunday, July 13,2014
Local NEWS

Burglary rate double since last year; police chief offers tips

By David DeWitt
The city of Athens has seen its burglary rate double in the past year, and Athens Police Chief Tom Pyle is offering tips to residents for helping law enforcement and protecting their property. 
Sunday, July 13,2014
Local NEWS

Autopsies in tragic local deaths filed with court

No surprises in reports, though one death cause remains undetermined

Autopsies have been completed in three Athens County cases including two men whose bodies were found in or near the Hocking River, and a woman who was found dead after a one-vehicle crash at The Ridge
Sunday, July 13,2014
Local NEWS

Brew tour taps deep into uptown Athens' saloon history

By Kaleb Carter
Drink up. With Ohio Brew Week (OBW) spilling over Athens, the Athens County Historical Society and Museum is conducting historic walking tours of the uptown area to display and present information concerning the history of bars and drinking establishments in Athens.
 
 
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