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Home » Articles »   By David DeWitt
Wednesday, July 23,2014
Local NEWS

Details on Glouster drug ring revealed in warrant

By David DeWitt

Details on what authorities have called one of the biggest drug ring busts in Athens County history have come to light, including the alleged roles of a former Chauncey marshal and those at the top of the operation.

Wednesday, July 23,2014
Local NEWS

Athens County joins area major crimes task force

By David DeWitt
The Athens County Sheriff's Office, the Athens County Prosecutor's Office, the Police Departments of the City of Athens and the City of Nelsonville, and the Ohio University Police Department have officially joined the Major Crimes Unit, formerly known as the Fairfield-Hocking Major Crimes Task Force, according to a press release Wednesday.
Tuesday, July 22,2014
Local NEWS

One-vehicle crash claims life of 18-year-old Stewart man

By David DeWitt
A one-vehicle crash on Ohio state Rt. 329, north of the village of Stewart in Athens County, claimed the life of 18-year-old Michael Allen Rood Monday.
Sunday, July 20,2014
Local NEWS

Athens native chasing dream, drops new music video

By David DeWitt
An Athens native living out her dream as a pop artist in Los Angeles released her first music video July 11. Alex Cappelletti, stage name Al-x, grew up in Athens and graduated from Athens High School.
Sunday, July 20,2014
Campus NEWS

Magistrate sides with student in broken-thumb suit

Despite OU attorney claims that student "simply can't be believed"

By David DeWitt
A magistrate has decided against the Ohio University Police Department and recommended a judgment of over $22,000 in a lawsuit from a student alleging an officer broke her thumb during a drunk-driving arrest.
Wednesday, July 16,2014
Local NEWS

Barge facility for frack waste raises local concern

Terminal would be located in Portland, Meigs Co.

By David DeWitt
The Athens County Commissioners are considering scheduling a public meeting with local residents raising concerns over a proposed fracking waste off-loading barge facility on the Ohio River in Meigs County.
Wednesday, July 16,2014
Local NEWS

County budget panel restores levy for Children Services

By David DeWitt
The Athens County Budget Commission has agreed to fully restore a levy for Athens County Children Services after the agency made a voluntary 0.5 mill reduction last year.
Wednesday, July 16,2014
Local NEWS

Charges dismissed against employee accused of tipping off alleged OU bone thief

By David DeWitt
Charges have been dismissed against an Ohio University employee accused of obstructing justice by letting a fellow employee know that authorities were investigating him for stealing human bone remains.
Wednesday, July 16,2014
Local NEWS

Just a routine media circus

False report of dorm shooting draws heavy police response, media from all over

By David DeWitt
When the news first breaks, I'm incredulous. Only the last hour of the afternoon is separating me from a nice walk home when the door to the office flies open.
Wednesday, July 16,2014
Local NEWS

Petrol panel says it won’t change mind about denying well appeal

By David DeWitt
The Ohio Oil and Gas Commission has declined to reconsider its decision to deny an appeal by a local anti-fracking group opposed to a Torch area drilling-waste injection well in eastern Athens County. The matter is now heading to a Franklin County court.
 
 
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