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Home » Articles »   By David DeWitt
Sunday, September 21,2014
Local NEWS

Area schools receive annual report cards

Some of the grades nothing to brag to mom about

By David DeWitt
Students at area school districts received their end-of-the-year grades in June. Similarly, every school system in the state gets a report card of its own each fall from the Ohio Department of Education.
Sunday, September 21,2014
Campus NEWS

OU highlights new transportation and parking programs

By David DeWitt
In a conference call Thursday, Ohio University Transportation and Parking Services highlighted new programs this year that allow drivers to pay for parking with their smart-phones, track the whereabouts of campus shuttles with GPS technology, and take advantage of a new car-sharing network.
Sunday, September 21,2014
Local NEWS

Supplier in big Glouster drug ring gets 17 years in prison

Also must pay $100K to prosecutor's fund

By David DeWitt
A Detroit area ex-police officer accused of being the supplier of a multimillion dollar Glouster-based illegal prescription pill ring was found guilty and sentenced to 17 years in prison Friday in Athens.
Wednesday, September 17,2014
Local NEWS

Bypass wins honors as top 10 highway project

By David DeWitt
The U.S. Rt. 33 Nelsonville bypass was ranked a top 10 project nationwide in 2014 rankings from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Wednesday, September 17,2014
Local NEWS

Aggregation group narrows down energy suppliers

By David DeWitt
The Southeast Ohio Public Energy Council overseeing electricity aggregation in the city of Athens and Athens County has narrowed down potential aggregation supplier companies to AEP Energy and Empower Gas and Electric.
Wednesday, September 17,2014
Local NEWS

Attorney general candidate campaigns in Athens on heroin fight

By David DeWitt
The Democratic candidate for Ohio attorney general came to Athens Monday touting his plan to combat the state's heroin crisis while accusing his opponent, incumbent AG Mike DeWine, of failing to act as the problem has exploded in recent years.
Wednesday, September 17,2014
Local NEWS

Officials slate $100K for addiction fight

Partnership raises $85,000 for effort so far

By David DeWitt

An initiative from the Athens County Prosecutor's Office is looking to put $100,000 toward opiate addiction treatments at the Athens-based Health Recovery Services and has already raised $85,000 toward the effort.

Wednesday, September 10,2014
Local NEWS

Auditor responds to suspended sheriff's shots over ammo

By David DeWitt
Athens County Auditor Jill Thompson has responded to suspended Sheriff Pat Kelly's accusation that she's playing "political games" with an ammunition purchasing controversy, saying she's just doing her job as a watchdog for Athens County taxpayers.
Wednesday, September 10,2014
Local NEWS

Feb. trial set for former OU student charged in bizarre case alleging sex, blackmail

By David DeWitt
A former Ohio University student facing charges of sexual battery and extortion for allegedly persuading another male student to send the first student sexually compromising images of himself by pretending to be a woman in text messages is now scheduled to face trial in February 2015.
Sunday, September 7,2014
Local NEWS

Prosecutor notches 98 percent conviction rate

By David DeWitt
Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn has announced that his office won convictions on more than 98 percent of its cases during the last annual state reporting period from Sept. 1, 2013 to Aug. 31, 2014.
 
 
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