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Home » Articles »   By Jim Phillips
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.

Friday, February 21,2014
Local NEWS

Former lieutenant indicates interest in filling sheriff job

By Jim Phillips

A third possible candidate for interim Athens County Sheriff has identified himself.

Friday, February 21,2014
Local NEWS

Special election likely if Sheriff Kelly must be replaced

By Jim Phillips
If a special commission set up by the Ohio Supreme Court decides to suspend Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly in the wake of his indictment on 25 criminal counts, it may mean that the county has to hold a special election to choose someone to fill out the remainder of his term.
Wednesday, February 19,2014
Local NEWS

Two put out feelers on sheriff replacement job

By Jim Phillips
At least two local law enforcement officers have told the Athens County Democratic Party that they're interested in taking over as county sheriff, if current Sheriff Pat Kelly has to step down due to his recent criminal indictment.
Wednesday, February 19,2014
Campus NEWS

Stats show significant nuisance-party enforcement growth

By Jim Phillips

In September 2012, Athens city officials said they were hoping that a stricter enforcement policy for the city's nuisance-party law would make a significant dent in multi-house student block parties in Athens.

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.
 
 
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