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Home » Articles »   By Jim Phillips
Sunday, February 16,2014
Local NEWS

City wins lawsuit over flooding

By Jim Phillips
The city of Athens has won a lawsuit by a Columbus Road dentistry practice, which claimed an inadequate storm-sewer drainage system led to repeated flooding at the site for more than a decade.
Sunday, February 16,2014
Local NEWS

Attorneys disagree on whether alleged actions qualify as rape

By Jim Phillips
In the case of a 37-year-old Albany woman charged with raping a 10-year-old girl at Strouds Run State Park last May, the defense and prosecutor have each submitted proposed instructions for the jury that hears her trial.
Sunday, February 16,2014
Local NEWS

Inter-fraternity stabbing leads to victim’s lawsuit a year later

By Jim Phillips
An Ohio University student who was stabbed early last year in what authorities called a dispute between feuding OU fraternities has sued his assailant and seven alleged accomplices in Athens County Common Pleas Court.
Wednesday, February 12,2014
Local NEWS

More C8 lawsuits coming from Athens County

By Jim Phillips
The number of federal lawsuits by Athens County residents, related to the contamination of drinking water by a chemical plant in West Virginia, now appears to be up to 11, according to records of the U.S. District Court in Columbus.
Monday, February 10,2014
Local NEWS

Sheriff: Arraignment’s a distraction from his job

By Jim Phillips
Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly had already made it clear that he has no intention of stepping down just because he's been indicted on 25 criminal charges. The sheriff remained confident and upbeat Monday afternoon, after pleading not guilty to the charges at his arraignment.
Monday, February 10,2014
Local NEWS

Unsealed records show Kelly’s battle with AG over subpoenas

By Jim Phillips
Recently unsealed documents relating to the investigation and indictment of Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly indicate that, in the view of state investigators, Kelly's office has continued, right up through his arraignment Monday, to stonewall the Ohio Attorney General's office and a special grand jury on their requests for evidence.
Sunday, February 9,2014
Campus NEWS

Award-winning journalist to host talk on being black in America

By Jim Phillips

Famed TV journalist Soledad O'Brien is coming to Ohio University, and she wants to have a serious talk about race.
Her aim in visiting on Thursday, Feb. 20, O'Brien said in a phone interview last week, is "to open up a conversation… I don't think people have to agree. It's not about agreement."

Sunday, February 9,2014
Local NEWS

Sheriff arraignment scheduled for Monday afternoon

By Jim Phillips

Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly has an appointment in Athens County Common Pleas Court today (Monday), to be arraigned on 25 criminal counts including 23 felonies.

Wednesday, February 5,2014
Local NEWS

Injection well protesters prepare for day in court

By Jim Phillips
Eight protesters who were arrested Saturday during a demonstration at a Coolville area injection well for oil-and-gas drilling wastewater are probably going to fight their charges in court, and hope their case will draw attention to the dangers of such wells for Athens County and southeast Ohio.
Wednesday, February 5,2014
Local NEWS

Ohio attorney general's motion lays out case against sheriff

By Jim Phillips
A motion by the Ohio Attorney General's office, asking the state Supreme Court to remove Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly from office, includes details of exactly what Kelly allegedly did to earn indictment from a special grand jury Friday on 25 criminal counts.
 
 
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