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Wednesday, July 2,2014
Local NEWS

Local July 4th events to feature boom-booms and more

Athens and Nelsonville have a number of Fourth of July celebration events planned for today and Friday, July 3-4, including a fireworks display tonight in Athens and a fireworks display Friday night in Nelsonville.

Wednesday, July 2,2014
Local NEWS

Errant tips, well-meaning donations at eatery go to local good causes

By Conor Morris
An Athens restaurant/bar as of last week had donated a total of $36,587 in tips it receives from customers to Athens County charitable organizations.
Wednesday, July 2,2014
Local NEWS

City-university collaboration allows for Bobcat Lane trial

Lane opening will enable vehicular access to Baker Center from Richland Avenue

The city of Athens and Ohio University appear to have buried the hatchet - at least temporarily - on a festering issue in recent years between the two entities.
Wednesday, July 2,2014
Local NEWS

Large ammo bill has county officials fired up, seeking answers

By David DeWitt
The Athens County Auditor's Office is investigating more than $20,000 in bills from a Columbus-based ammunition company to the Athens County Sheriff's Office. Many details remain uncertain about how the ammunition was obtained and where it went.
Wednesday, July 2,2014
Local NEWS

Concerns raised about hospital closing’s impact on emergency calls in service area

By David DeWitt
The Athens County Commissioners are requesting a sit-down with administrative officials of OhioHealth to press for the continued presence of an emergency medical department in Nelsonville.
Tuesday, July 1,2014
Local NEWS

Reinstated deputy files federal lawsuit against suspended sheriff

Alleges that Kelly fired him because deputy supported election opponent

By Terry Smith
A reinstated sheriff's deputy has filed a federal civil-rights lawsuit against suspended Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly, claiming that Kelly violated the deputy's First Amendment rights when he fired him two years ago.
Monday, June 30,2014
Local NEWS

Doctors hospital gets fatal prognosis

OhioHealth says it will close hospital, replace it with outpatient facility

Because of "the changing health-care needs of the community," OhioHealth is shifting its focus to outpatient services in Nelsonville, and closing inpatient services at Doctors Hospital by the end of 2014.
Sunday, June 29,2014
Local NEWS

Superheroes run to the rescue

Support CASA/GAL program to train court advocates for young victims of abuse and negelct

By Conor Morris
Numerous Batmen, Batgirls, Supermen, Supergirls, Captain Americas and a pint-sized Incredible Hulk flooded the bike path at the West State Street Park on Saturday. 
Sunday, June 29,2014
Local NEWS

Autopsies in local deaths completed but haven't been officially filed

By David DeWitt
Autopsies have been completed in three Athens County cases including two men whose bodies were found in the Hocking River, and a woman who was found dead after a one-vehicle crash at The Ridges in Athens.
Sunday, June 29,2014
Local NEWS

Woman who had role in chief's arrest takes plea

Allegedly intoxicated on heroin at time of traffic accident

By David DeWitt
A woman whom suspended Glouster Police Chief Lucas Mace is accused of aiding to elude arrest has taken a plea agreement on heroin charges and will enter the Athens County Prosecutor's diversion program.
 
 
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