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Home » Articles »   By David DeWitt
Wednesday, August 27,2014
Local NEWS

Commissioners cap retrieval fees at county dog shelter

By David DeWitt
The Athens County Commissioners voted Tuesday to set a cap for dog redemption fees at $30 after a local advocate expressed concerns about the inability of some people to pay when their dog is picked up by the warden or his staff.
Wednesday, August 27,2014
Local NEWS

County ammo scandal draws scrutiny from state and feds

By David DeWitt
The "good ol' boy" practice of purchasing personal ammunition through a law enforcement discount is nothing new in America.
Wednesday, August 27,2014
Local NEWS

Meigs man sentenced for role in drug ring

By David DeWitt
A man described as a Meigs County connection in the case of a local prescription pill drug ring has been sentenced to four years in prison.
Wednesday, August 27,2014
Local NEWS

Drug-ring ‘leader’ gets 10 years

By David DeWitt
The leader of a Glouster-based prescription pill drug ring was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years mandatory prison time after pleading guilty to 16 counts related to the sale of Oxycodone.
Sunday, August 24,2014
Campus NEWS

Trustees to review proposed construction projects

By David DeWitt
Ohio University has multiple construction projects it plans to present to the Board of Trustees this week for possible approval, including a $12 million renovation to Boyd Dining Hall on West Green.
Sunday, August 24,2014
Sports NEWS

Man pleads not guilty in uptown sexual battery case

By David DeWitt
A man charged for sexual battery in an uptown sex incident pleaded not guilty last week when he was arraigned in Athens County Common Pleas Court.
Sunday, August 24,2014
Local NEWS

Chief Pyle addresses militarization of police issue

By David DeWitt
As clashes between police and citizens have dominated news reporting and images in recent weeks, most notably in Ferguson, Missouri, a debate has exploded about the so-called militarization of police, and what it means for communities.
Sunday, August 24,2014
Campus NEWS

Suspended prof files motion to suppress alleged child porn evidence

By David DeWitt
A suspended Ohio University business professor has filed to suppress evidence against him in a child pornography case, claiming that a search warrant violated his Fourth Amendment rights.
Wednesday, August 20,2014
Local NEWS

If you were foolhardy enough to go home for the summer, here’s what you missed in A-town

By David DeWitt
As students flood back into Athens, the boozy, lazy, hazy days of summer have come to an end for you dear college folk, and we know you're ready to buckle down for 15 weeks of monkish dedication to your studies.
Wednesday, August 20,2014
Local NEWS

Elected sheriff’s former assistant a "subject" in investigation

Prosecutor and interim sheriff decline to release details

By David DeWitt
Suspended Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly's former administrative assistant, Teresa Kirkendall, resigned from her employment at the Sheriff's Office in a letter on Aug. 7.
 
 
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