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Home » Articles »   By David DeWitt
Sunday, March 1,2015
Local NEWS

County wants $85K from convicted sheriff

Officials also in quandary about what to do with rotting official documents that sheriff dumped in local landfill

By David DeWitt
The Athens County Commissioners on Thursday authorized Prosecutor Keller Blackburn to file a lawsuit seeking more than $85,000 in salary and compensation former sheriff Pat Kelly received while suspended under indictment and waiting for trial.
Sunday, March 1,2015
Local NEWS

Hocking prez lays down gauntlet to faculty union

By David DeWitt
The Hocking College administration has announced it will withdraw its objection to two professional bargaining unit grievances that the union has voted to send to arbitration.
Wednesday, February 25,2015
Local NEWS

Will Coast Guard allow frack waste barging on Ohio River?

By David DeWitt
A Texas-based company looking to construct a deep-shale drilling waste off-loading facility on the Ohio River in Meigs County pitched to its investors last month that it had been given the go-ahead by the U.S. Coast Guard to barge oil-and-gas drilling waste materials down the river.
Wednesday, February 25,2015
Local NEWS

Nelsonville couple hit with charges after disabled cousin’s death

By David DeWitt
A Nelsonville couple has been arrested and charged with multiple felonies related to a lack of care that contributed to the death of a disabled woman.
Wednesday, February 25,2015
Local NEWS

Faculty union at Hocking moves forward with grievances

By David DeWitt
The Hocking College professional bargaining unit, which represents faculty, has voted to move forward with arbitration on two grievances filed against the college in December.
Wednesday, February 25,2015
Local NEWS

Ex-band member pleads guilty in sexual battery

By David DeWitt
A Michigan man has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to three third-degree felony counts of sexual battery that occurred during Ohio University Homecoming 2013.
Sunday, February 22,2015
Local NEWS

Kelly supporters writing letters, plan rally during sentencing

By David DeWitt
Supporters of former Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly have launched a letter-writing campaign and are currently planning a "peaceful demonstration" during his sentencing March 20 on 18 felonies at the Athens County Courthouse.
Thursday, February 19,2015
Local NEWS

Errant church donation results in child-porn arrest

By David DeWitt
Two flash drives accidentally left with a donation to a local church have led to an Ohio University Computer Services Center employee being arrested Wednesday and charged with 10 felony counts related to child pornography.
Wednesday, February 18,2015
Local NEWS

Officials and activists react to state high court ruling against local fracking laws

By David DeWitt
The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Tuesday 4-3 against a local oil-and-gas drilling and zoning ordinance in Munroe Falls, saying the local drilling regulations and resrictions cannot be enforced because they conflict with state law.
Wednesday, February 18,2015
Local NEWS

New injection well permit could make Athens No. 1

It would be a dubious No. 1 – for most injection well waste in Ohio; Athens Co. already ranks first for out-of-state waste

By David DeWitt
A third injection well in eastern Athens County is slated to move forward with no public hearing from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources despite 200 letters of protest and a request by the county board of commissioners.
 
 
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