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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.