The Athens County Commissioners on Thursday authorized Prosecutor
Keller Blackburn to file a lawsuit seeking more than $85,000 in salary
and compensation former sheriff Pat Kelly received while suspended under
indictment and waiting for trial.
A Texas-based company looking to
construct a deep-shale drilling waste off-loading facility on the Ohio
River in Meigs County pitched to its investors last month that it had
been given the go-ahead by the U.S. Coast Guard to barge oil-and-gas
drilling waste materials down the river.
Supporters of former Athens County
Sheriff Pat Kelly have launched a letter-writing campaign and are
currently planning a "peaceful demonstration" during his sentencing
March 20 on 18 felonies at the Athens County Courthouse.
Two flash drives accidentally left with a donation to a local church have led to an Ohio University Computer Services Center employee being arrested Wednesday and charged with 10 felony counts related to child pornography.
The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Tuesday 4-3 against a local oil-and-gas drilling and zoning ordinance in Munroe Falls, saying the local drilling regulations and resrictions cannot be enforced because they conflict with state law.
A third injection well in eastern
Athens County is slated to move forward with no public hearing from the
Ohio Department of Natural Resources despite 200 letters of protest and a
request by the county board of commissioners.