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Sunday, July 6,2014
Local NEWS

Wanted: Hot job needs workers

Area volunteer fire departments struggle to staff fire calls

By Fred Kight
Although you will probably not see a sign like this posted, the fact is all volunteer fire departments in Athens County could use additional personnel. It's not that their ranks are particularly thin; the problem is job conflicts.
Sunday, July 6,2014
Local NEWS

School district urges voiding of Holzer support

By David DeWitt
The Federal Hocking School District is continuing to push the Athens County Commissioners to void several previous actions related to Holzer Health Clinic as the clinic continues to seek a tax exemption.
Sunday, July 6,2014
Local NEWS

Commissioner not thrilled about way district has handled hiring of new county planner

By David DeWitt

Athens County Commissioner Chris Chmiel said Thursday that he'd like to see the county planner position come back under the umbrella of the board of commissioners after tensions arose recently regarding a new hire.

Sunday, July 6,2014
Local NEWS

Man gets 10 years for role in area drug ring

By David DeWitt
A Jacksonville man has pleaded guilty to three felony counts and has been sentenced to 10 years in prison related to an alleged prescription painkiller drug ring in Athens County.
Sunday, July 6,2014
Local NEWS

City planners discuss zoning changes to improve E. State

By Conor Morris
An Athens city official last week stated that the city's East State Street business corridor is lacking in design cohesion and needs more definition in the city's zoning code.
Sunday, July 6,2014
Local NEWS

Man convicted in student rape wants verdict overturned

By David DeWitt
Convicted rapist Levi D. Canterbury has appealed the verdict that a jury in Athens County Common Pleas Court delivered last year, arguing that he did not receive a fair trial.
Sunday, July 6,2014
Local NEWS

Carthage trustee: Township needs its own volunteer fire department

By Fred Kight

If Carthage Township Trustee Chris Nutter and colleagues have their way, Athens County will get another volunteer fire department.

Thursday, July 3,2014
Local NEWS

Couple pleads guilty in case recalling TV show’s meth RV

By David DeWitt
Comparisons to the popular AMC drama, "Breaking Bad," are unavoidable: Two Athens County residents have pleaded guilty to multiple counts related to running an apparent mobile methamphetamine lab out of an RV.
Wednesday, July 2,2014
Local NEWS

More charges may be coming for indicted police chief

Pleads not guilty to charges Wednesday afternoon

By David DeWitt
Suspended Glouster Police Chief Lucas Mace may face additional charges related to helping fugitives elude justice when a second grand jury meets later this month.
Wednesday, July 2,2014
Local NEWS

Student teams up with national group to sue OU over free speech

By Conor Morris
A national group that advocates free speech on college campuses is behind a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday in Columbus against Ohio University, charging that OU officials support a code of conduct that violates students' First Amendment rights.
 
 
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