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Home » Articles »   By David DeWitt
Wednesday, October 22,2014
Local NEWS

Commissioners rescind Holzer agreements while company seeks tax exemption

By David DeWitt
The Athens County Commissioners last Tuesday voted to rescind two measures related to Holzer Clinic of Athens as the medical outfit seeks a property tax exemption from the state of Ohio.
Wednesday, October 22,2014
Local NEWS

Job & Family director announces retirement

Commissioners decline to discipline Frech on insubordination charges

By David DeWitt
The longtime director of Athens County Job & Family Services, Jack Frech, announced his retirement Tuesday afternoon, following a two-hour pre-disciplinary hearing with the County Commissioners, after which they took no action.
Wednesday, October 22,2014
Local NEWS

Health official: Ebola likely not a local threat

By David DeWitt
With a nurse for an Ebola patient in Dallas flying into Cleveland last week, the Ohio Department of Public Safety has issued Ebola preparedness directives. However, the administrator of the Athens City-County Health Department said Monday that it's improbable that anybody from Athens will be stricken with the deadly illness.
Sunday, October 19,2014
Election NEWS

Debate ‘fact check’ adds some spark to county Auditor’s race

By David DeWitt
As the contentious race for Athens County Auditor heads into its final weeks, the candidates are addressing concerns being raised about past performance in their respective jobs.
Sunday, October 19,2014
Local NEWS

Former student wins lawsuit against OUPD over broken thumb

By David DeWitt
A former Ohio University student who said a campus police officer broke her thumb during a drunk-driving arrest has been awarded $22,554 by the Ohio Court of Claims.
Wednesday, October 15,2014
Local NEWS

Michigan man faces 6 rape counts for alleged crime last year

By David DeWitt
A Michigan man has been arrested and charged with rape and sexual battery for an incident that reportedly occurred during Ohio University Homecoming weekend last year.
Wednesday, October 15,2014
Local NEWS

Car chase results in multiple charges

By David DeWitt
A Glouster man has been indicted on assault and gun charges connected with an incident where he allegedly firing at police officers during a vehicle chase last Tuesday. 
Wednesday, October 15,2014
Arts and Entertainment

OU audience can explore diabetes with owls, and Sedaris

By David DeWitt
The last time author and NPR humorist David Sedaris came to Athens he recalls it being a "Wacky Wednesday" or similarly themed party day. He remembers the Burrito Buggy and having to leave town to catch a flight in Columbus shortly after his performance.
Wednesday, October 15,2014
Local NEWS

College looks to move forward from tumult

Two interim presidential candidates introduced in aftermath of president’s resignation, racism charges

By David DeWitt
Hocking College brought two candidates for interim president to campus Wednesday, just days after former president Ron Erickson leveled accusations of racial turmoil that he said led to the recent upheaval among top administrators.
Wednesday, October 15,2014
Election NEWS

Disabilities board seeks levy to eliminate $1 million deficit

By David DeWitt
With a projected budget deficit in the upcoming year, the Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities has proposed an additional 1.5-mill tax levy for voters to consider Nov. 4. The levy wou
 
 
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