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Home » Articles »   By David DeWitt
Wednesday, May 27,2015
Local NEWS

County official attends injection well strategy session

Several counties discussing effort to lobby state to allow local regulation

By David DeWitt
Last week, representatives from a variety of counties across Ohio impacted by oil-and-gas waste injection wells met to discuss what can be done, with some suggesting a moratorium and changes to state law.
Wednesday, May 27,2015
Local NEWS

Defendant food driver asks for dismiss of lawsuit

By David DeWitt
The driver of a DP Dough delivery car who was named in a lawsuit against the company has asked that the case be dismissed and that he be granted judgment to recover attorney costs.
Wednesday, May 27,2015
Local NEWS

Human trafficking hits home

Push to raise local awareness grows

By David DeWitt
Human trafficking is not just a problem in faraway lands. It happens here in America, in Ohio, in Athens County. And it doesn't happen like it does in a Liam Neeson movie. It's subtle. It's insidious. And it can be hard to spot.
Monday, May 25,2015
Local NEWS

Hocking LGBT group fights rash of discrimination

By David DeWitt
Multiple incidents of discrimination against members of the LGBT community at Hocking College recently prompted a letter to the Board of Trustees and a meeting with the college president. 
Wednesday, May 20,2015
Local NEWS

Company plans to begin barging frack waste soon

Questions remain about company’s authorization to transport fracking waste via Ohio River to Meigs County

By David DeWitt
A Texas-based company looking to barge deep-shale drilling waste to an off-loading facility in Meigs County on the Ohio River is planning to start operations this coming September.
Wednesday, May 20,2015
Local NEWS

Police Report Follies: Tales from Athens County

Part 3

By David DeWitt
The late Fred Rogers once invoked us to imagine what our neighborhoods would be like if each of us offered, as a matter of course, just one kind word to another person.
Wednesday, May 20,2015
Local NEWS

Solid waste district maneuvering to keep key city, OU recycling contracts

City Council member calls for open bidding to save taxpayer money

By David DeWitt
Ryan Lombardi, Ohio University's vice president for student affairs, is leaving OU for a similar position at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, OU President Roderick McDavis announced Monday.
Sunday, May 17,2015
Local NEWS

Community members, official rally for Social Security and other programs

By David DeWitt
A large crowd of community members and elected officials gathered at the Athens County Courthouse last Wednesday to wish a happy birthday to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
Sunday, May 17,2015
Local NEWS

Couple accused of disabled abuse waive speedy-trail rights

By David DeWitt
A Nelsonville husband and wife charged with multiple felonies related to a lack of care that allegedly contributed to the death of a disabled woman each has waived his and her right to a speedy trial.
Sunday, May 17,2015
Local NEWS

Athens to join multi-county talks about injection wells

Group wants to discuss lobbying effort for stronger regulation

By David DeWitt
Athens County will send a representative to a meeting of other county officials in Ohio looking to discuss making a push to change laws regulating oil-and-gas waste injection wells.
 
 
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