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Sunday, June 1,2014
Local NEWS

Coal co. denies lawsuit’s pollution and mineral claims

A coal company has responded to a lawsuit from three Glouster men claiming it surreptitiously mined minerals from underneath their property without paying for them, and also allowed pollution to seep out onto the property, killing thousands of fish.
Sunday, June 1,2014
Local NEWS

Albany woman gets 11 years in child rape case

By David DeWitt
An Albany woman who pleaded guilty to two counts of rape and one count of kidnapping in Athens County Common Pleas Court last week has been sentenced to a mandatory 11 years in prison.
Wednesday, May 28,2014
Local NEWS

Did top cop date the wrong gal?

Prosecutor: Village chief aided known fugitive

By David DeWitt
An Athens County grand jury Tuesday returned a 12-count indictment against suspended Glouster Police Chief Lucas Mace, including five felonies, for his alleged role in helping a known fugitive elude arrest.
Wednesday, May 28,2014
Local NEWS

Albany woman pleads to rape charge; faces possible 11 years in prison

By David DeWitt
An Albany woman pleaded guilty to two counts of rape and one count of kidnapping in Athens County Common Pleas Court Tuesday.
Wednesday, May 28,2014
Local NEWS

One is the loneliest number at the polls

In each of three campus or near-campus precincts, only one person voted in primary

By Conor Morris
Based on the current tally of all of the votes from the May 6 primary election in Athens County, three Athens city precincts had only a single vote tallied per precinct.
Wednesday, May 28,2014
Local NEWS

OU Alumni Assn. hosts big Green Weekend with arts’ focus

The Ohio University Alumni Association is hosting the first-ever "On the Green Weekend" today (Thursday) through Sunday. On the Green is a spring sister event to the annual Homecoming festivities, focusing on academics and the arts at the University.
Wednesday, May 28,2014
Local NEWS

Businessman calls counterclaims frivolous in tanning parlor suit

By David DeWitt
An Athens real estate broker has responded to counterclaims against him in a lawsuit he is pursuing against a Columbus company he has accused of selling him a pig-in-a-poke uptown tanning parlor.
Wednesday, May 28,2014
Local NEWS

New nonresident tax rules could cost cities and businesses big

By Conor Morris
Language in a tax-reporting requirement - which was passed through the Ohio Senate on May 21 as part of House Bill 483 - could cause big headaches for Athens city government and local business owners alike.
Wednesday, May 28,2014
Local NEWS

Prosecutor’s Office donates to addiction recovery house

By David DeWitt
The Athens County Prosecutor's Office has donated $2,500 for a pilot program at a local drug and alcohol recovery facility on Dairy Lane.
Wednesday, May 28,2014
Local NEWS

Doctor who served as OU prof gunned down in Pakistan

By Kaleb Carter
Ohio University professor and Columbus area cardiologist Dr. Mehdi A. Qamar was killed on Monday in eastern Pakistan as a result of gunfire from those opposed to Qamar's Ahmadi faith.
 
 
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