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Home » Articles »   By David DeWitt
Wednesday, November 19,2014
Local NEWS

Seven charged in heroin bust

One of the largest heroin seizures in Hocking County history

By David DeWitt
The Major Crimes Unit that includes law enforcement in Athens, Fairfield and Hocking counties executed a large heroin-related search and arrest warrant round-up late last week, resulting in charges against seven different people in Logan, northwest of Athens County.
Wednesday, November 19,2014
Local NEWS

Investigators say they know where fire started but not how or why

Authorities likely know more than they're saying at this point

By David DeWitt
What's known is this: the point of origin for a fire that heavily damaged four uptown buildings early Sunday morning has been put at the rear of the building at 16 W. Union Street.
Wednesday, November 19,2014
Local NEWS

Prosecutor recommends directory removal

County Courthouse Church Directory in question at center of church-state case

By David DeWitt
The Athens County prosecutor has informed the county Commissioners that the potential legal liability of the Church Directory sign on the Athens County Courthouse outweighs its informational use.
Wednesday, November 19,2014
Local NEWS

Trial averted at last minute as drug defendant pleads guilty

By David DeWitt

In what would have been only the fifth jury trial in Athens County since September 2013, a last-minute plea now has a Reyonoldsburg man heading to prison.

Wednesday, November 19,2014
Local NEWS

Arrests hit alleged burglars

By David DeWitt
The Nelsonville Police Department last week made multiple arrests in connection with an investigation of multiple aggravated burglaries.
Wednesday, November 19,2014
Local NEWS

State pitches in on double sheriff’s pay

By David DeWitt
The Ohio Attorney General's office has agreed to pay a subsidy for both sheriff salaries being paid by Athens County while suspended Sheriff Pat Kelly awaits trial, slated to begin Jan. 26.
Sunday, November 16,2014
Local NEWS

Bus route extended to Chauncey

By David DeWitt
An Athens city bus-route expansion for the first time will offer regular public transit in the village of Chauncey and along Ohio Rt. 13, Athens Public Transit announced last week.
Sunday, November 16,2014
Local NEWS

Dems considering city prosecutor for law director post

By David DeWitt
With Athens Law Director Pat Lang slated to take up the bench on the Athens County Common Pleas Court, replacing retiring Judge L. Alan Goldsberry in November, the Athens County Democratic Central Committee again will be appointing an interim replacement for a local official.
Sunday, November 16,2014
Local NEWS

Hocking layoffs come with program consolidation

Sources accuse college of going after union members

By David DeWitt
The reorganization effort at Hocking College to address a $4.4 million budget hole that cost 36 people their jobs so far, also will shrink the number of major programs from seven to four.
Wednesday, November 12,2014
Local NEWS

Nelsonville still waiting on crucial flood map decision

By David DeWitt
Nearly one year after the city of Nelsonville filed an appeal to proposed new floodway maps from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, businesses and property owners in the city are still awaiting a decision.
 
 
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