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Sunday, August 10,2014
Local NEWS

Another drug-ring figure pleads guilty, gets 3 years in prison

By David DeWitt
The girlfriend of an alleged Glouster-based prescription pill drug-ring leader has been sentenced to three years in prison for her role in the operation.
Sunday, August 10,2014
Local NEWS

Farmers Market has eye on former gas company site

ACEnet hopes to launch $700k campaign this fall to help market get new site

By Conor Morris

The Athens Farmers Market has talked with the owner of a 15-acre property on East State Street about possibly developing the site to house the Market.

Located on the city's Far East Side, the so-called Columbia Gas site was annexed by the city of Athens two years ago.

Sunday, August 10,2014
Local NEWS

Sexual assault reported behind police station

By David DeWitt
An uptown sex incident has led to the arrest and incarceration of a man on a sexual battery charge at the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail. 
Sunday, August 10,2014
Local NEWS

Strategic design plan strives to find Athens'

"Essence of Athens" plan has public kick-off in September

By Conor Morris
What is the "essence" of Athens? Is there a definable style to our community? And, more importantly, what can local public and private entities do to reinforce that "Athens" style?
Friday, August 8,2014
Local NEWS

Former Glouster chief pleads guilty

Surrenders police officer certificate, gets 2 years probation

By David DeWitt
Former Glouster Police Chief Lucas Mace pleaded guilty to six second-degree misdemeanor counts of dereliction of duty in Athens County Common Pleas Court Friday after reaching an agreement with the Athens County Prosecutor's Office.
Wednesday, August 6,2014
Local NEWS

Dig this: Archaeology class explores 4,000-year-old culture

By Conor Morris

An archaeological dig site undertaken by Ohio University's Archaeological Field School this summer in the Wayne National Forest near Nelsonville has turned up artifacts that date the human habitation of the site back to about 4,000 years ago, and possibly older.

Wednesday, August 6,2014
Local NEWS

Making Athens a 'safe zone' through LGBT community outreach

By Sam Flynn
Often, people have a hard time imagining themselves outside of their perspective. Sometimes people become stuck in a certain way of thinking, unable to accept changes to their worldview.
Wednesday, August 6,2014
Local NEWS

Bad bug workshop

ODNR, OSU officials discuss emerald ash borer

By Conor Morris
Take a moment to examine the ash trees on your property. Is the canopy thinning? Are there little letter "D"-shaped holes in the bark? Are there unusual shoots sprouting form the main trunk? How about serpentine patterns in the wood beneath the bark?
Wednesday, August 6,2014
Local NEWS

Nelsonville police excessive force lawsuit settled

By David DeWitt
A settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit against two Nelsonville Police officers accused of using excessive force.
Wednesday, August 6,2014
Local NEWS

Has OU lost its party school edge?

It's an edge the university would gladly give up

By Kaleb Carter
So the fall continues. A year after slipping from number 1 in the party school rankings (to number seven last year) Ohio University takes home the number 13 ranking in the Princeton Review's list of the top party schools.
 
 
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