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Home » Articles »   By David DeWitt
Wednesday, January 28,2015
Local NEWS

Adversaries in Kelly trial argue good intentions vs. criminal intent

Each side lays out its strategy in opening statements

By David DeWitt
Prosecutors in the trial of suspended Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly portrayed the case in opening statements Wednesday as one about public corruption and greed, with Kelly flouting his oath of office and using campaign donations and taxpayer dollars for personal financial and material gain.
Tuesday, January 27,2015
Local NEWS

Jury is seated in trial of suspended sheriff

Opening statements scheduled for Wednesday morning

By David DeWitt
A jury was impaneled late Tuesday afternoon in the trial of suspended Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly.
Monday, January 26,2015
Local NEWS

Jury pool whittled down in first day of Kelly trial

By David DeWitt
Day one of the trial of suspended Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly ended Monday with jury selection still underway.
Sunday, January 25,2015
Local NEWS

Local police, prosecutors get sex-assault response training

By David DeWitt
What techniques should police officers use while speaking with a victim of sexual violence? In the aftermath of a reported sexual assault, what strategies help ensure a perpetrator will be brought to justice? How does a college town atmosphere and university judiciary complicate sexual-assault investigations?
Sunday, January 25,2015
Local NEWS

Pat Kelly trial starts today

Suspended Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly faces a 23-count indictment

By David DeWitt
The trial of suspended Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly on a 23-felony, 25-count indictment is scheduled to start today in Athens County Common Pleas Court. Kelly pleaded not guilty to all charges after being indicted one year ago this week.
Wednesday, January 21,2015
Local NEWS

Records detail infighting among college leaders

By David DeWitt
Public records from Hocking College confirm deep tensions among top administrators last fall as the institution faced deep budget cuts and a sharp enrollment drop that eventually led to 36 layoffs, furloughs and program reorganization.
Wednesday, January 21,2015
Campus NEWS

Campus event focuses on race and inequity

By David DeWitt
What is it like to be black? What is it like to be white? When was the first time you realized that race is an issue?
Sunday, January 18,2015
Commentary

My friend Ashley taught me well how to live with joy

By David DeWitt
As I get older, more and more often I recall Kurt Vonnegut's instruction to notice when we are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is."
Sunday, January 18,2015
Local NEWS

Rule change disallows segregation of those with disabilities

By David DeWitt
A change in rules at the federal level will no longer allow Medicaid funds to be used to provide waiver services in settings that have the effect of segregating people with disabilities from people without those issues.
Sunday, January 18,2015
Local NEWS

Former Chauncey marshal gets 10-year prison sentence for role in Glouster drug ring

By David DeWitt
The final defendant in the Glouster-based prescription painkiller drug ring busted last spring, a former Chauncey village marshal, has taken a plea deal and been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
 
 
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