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Sunday, February 23,2014
Local NEWS

Good Works head explains why grant was refused

By Jim Phillips

Keith Wasserman says that when homeless people come to the organization he runs, Good Works, seeking help, they should not have to turn over their personal data to the state and federal government if they don't want to.

Sunday, February 23,2014
Local NEWS

Nursing home responds to lawsuit by former resident

By Jim Phillips

A local nursing home that was sued last month by a former resident has responded to the suit, and has asked a judge to stay the case and order it into arbitration to avoid a trial.

Sunday, February 23,2014
Local NEWS

Army of supporters walks for homeless

Annual Good Works walk attracts big following

By Nadia Kurtz
"Good Works should have a legacy, and… want the history of Good Works to say, 'They loved well,'" said Keith Wasserman, founder of Good Works Inc. during his welcome speech at the nonprofit organization's 12th annual WALK Saturday morning.
Sunday, February 23,2014
Local NEWS

Voter suppression or efficiency measure?

Views differ dramatically on new state legislation

By David DeWitt

Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed into law Friday several bills that will rewrite voting rules in the state, eliminating a number of early voting and registration opportunities as well as tightening identification standards.

Sunday, February 23,2014
Local NEWS

Area roads and streets lousy with potholes

By Fred Kight

The warm-up in the weather means it's time to catch up on pothole repairs. And work crews in the Athens area are very busy because highways, roads and streets are a "hole-y mess" after weeks of snow, ice and extreme cold.

Sunday, February 23,2014
Local NEWS

Gahanna man killed in apparent fall down steps Sunday morning

A 23-year-old Franklin County man died Sunday morning, after reportedly falling down a stairwell at the back of an uptown bar.

Sunday, February 23,2014
Local NEWS

Anti-fracking group challenges motion to dismiss injection well appeal

By David DeWitt

A local anti-fracking group is objecting to a motion to dismiss its appeal of a decision to allow the drilling of a new drilling waste injection well in eastern Athens County.

Sunday, February 23,2014
Local NEWS

Hotel construction to start this spring on East State St.

By David DeWitt
Construction of a new Fairfield Inn & Suites on East State Street in Athens is expected to begin in early May and projected to be complete around this time next year.
Sunday, February 23,2014
Local NEWS

AG’s office seeks TV news clip with ties to sheriff probe

The Ohio Attorney General's office is seeking to obtain TV news footage from a Columbus station - which may include statements by two Athens County residents about the sheriff's sale of property, some of it apparently belonging to the county, to a Nelsonville salvage yard.
Sunday, February 23,2014
Local NEWS

In letter to AG, sheriff responds to specific charges

By Jim Phillips
In the state law defining the process by which Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly might be suspended from office, there is a provision that allows Kelly to tell Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine either that Kelly is willing to go quietly, or that he refuses to step down voluntarily.
 
 
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