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Monday, June 2,2014
Local NEWS

Crimes of the Month – June

The following incidents have been listed by Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous as June 2014 Crimes of the Month. In each case, the reporting agency is also the source of the information. The At
Sunday, June 1,2014
Local NEWS

Developers will modify plans for rejected apt. complex

By Conor Morris
After being denied four variances for a proposed student apartment complex’s construction at a May 13 Athens Board of Zoning Appeals hearing, developers plan to change their original plans to satisfy zoning concerns.
Sunday, June 1,2014
Local NEWS

OU selects firm for Ridges master plan

Plan to include recommendations for older buildings

By Conor Morris
Ohio University announced Thursday that its Ridges Master Plan Committee had selected Columbus-based architectural firm Schooley Caldwell Associates (SCA) to aid in updating the university's master plan for development and rehabilitation of facilities at the Ridges.
Sunday, June 1,2014
Local NEWS

Athens County gets brownfields money

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to award the Athens County Port Authority with brownfield grants for new investments to provide funding necessary to assess contaminated properties, boost local economies and create jobs while protecting human health, according to a news release.
Sunday, June 1,2014
Local NEWS

School officials slam proposed rollback of constitutional standards

By Fred Kight
Trimble Local School Supt. Kim Jones calls it "worrisome." Her Federal Hocking Local counterpart George Wood calls it "foolish." The two Athens area school leaders are referring to a proposal to remove from the Ohio Constitution the phrase that requires the state to provide an adequate system of public schools.
Sunday, June 1,2014
Local NEWS

Farmers Market vendors face tighter food regs

Baked goods, cheese, some greens may be affected

By Conor Morris

Athens Farmers Market vendors were told by a local Health Department official Thursday that they must comply as soon as possible with a series of updated requirements and standards in the Ohio Uniform Food Safety Code.

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.
 
 
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