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Wednesday, February 26,2014
Local NEWS

February crimes of the month

The following incidents have been listed by Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous as March 2014 Crimes of the Month. In each case, the reporting agency is the source of the information.
Wednesday, February 26,2014
Local NEWS

OU staffer denies obstructing bone theft investigation

An Ohio University administrator who was charged with allegedly interfering in an investigation of the theft of human remains from an OU anatomy lab has pleaded not guilty, and been released on his own recognizance.

Tuesday, February 25,2014
Local NEWS

Whoa - not so fast with that special election

State officials have suggested that under certain scenarios in which Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly is suspended from office, the county would have to hold a special election to pick someone to fill out the rest of his four-year term.
Sunday, February 23,2014
Local NEWS

Good Works head explains why grant was refused

By Jim Phillips

Keith Wasserman says that when homeless people come to the organization he runs, Good Works, seeking help, they should not have to turn over their personal data to the state and federal government if they don't want to.

Sunday, February 23,2014
Local NEWS

Nursing home responds to lawsuit by former resident

By Jim Phillips

A local nursing home that was sued last month by a former resident has responded to the suit, and has asked a judge to stay the case and order it into arbitration to avoid a trial.

Sunday, February 23,2014
Local NEWS

Army of supporters walks for homeless

Annual Good Works walk attracts big following

By Nadia Kurtz
"Good Works should have a legacy, and… want the history of Good Works to say, 'They loved well,'" said Keith Wasserman, founder of Good Works Inc. during his welcome speech at the nonprofit organization's 12th annual WALK Saturday morning.
Sunday, February 23,2014
Local NEWS

Voter suppression or efficiency measure?

Views differ dramatically on new state legislation

By David DeWitt

Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed into law Friday several bills that will rewrite voting rules in the state, eliminating a number of early voting and registration opportunities as well as tightening identification standards.

Sunday, February 23,2014
Local NEWS

Area roads and streets lousy with potholes

By Fred Kight

The warm-up in the weather means it's time to catch up on pothole repairs. And work crews in the Athens area are very busy because highways, roads and streets are a "hole-y mess" after weeks of snow, ice and extreme cold.

Sunday, February 23,2014
Local NEWS

Gahanna man killed in apparent fall down steps Sunday morning

A 23-year-old Franklin County man died Sunday morning, after reportedly falling down a stairwell at the back of an uptown bar.

Sunday, February 23,2014
Local NEWS

Anti-fracking group challenges motion to dismiss injection well appeal

By David DeWitt

A local anti-fracking group is objecting to a motion to dismiss its appeal of a decision to allow the drilling of a new drilling waste injection well in eastern Athens County.

 
 
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