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Home » Articles »   By David DeWitt
Wednesday, October 29,2014
Local NEWS

Anti-fracking group looks beyond ballot initiative toward continuing efforts

By David DeWitt
The Bill of Rights Committee that has an anti-fracking proposal going to city of Athens voters Nov. 4 said in a press release last week that passage of Issue 7 is just the beginning.
Wednesday, October 29,2014
Local NEWS

Summit challenges recent River's Gate zoning decision

By David DeWitt
Attorneys for the Summit at Coates Run apartments have filed an administrative appeal of a zoning variance granted to another apartment development being planned near Ohio University's South Green.
Wednesday, October 29,2014
Local NEWS

Officials to discuss ideas for safer Halloween

By David DeWitt
While the Athens Police Department continues to search for a suspect who fired several gunshots on Court Street in the early morning hours of the Athens Halloween block party, city officials are starting discussions about what changes might be considered for the popular event in the future.
Wednesday, October 29,2014
Local NEWS

Man gets probation in case of sex with 15-year-old

By David DeWitt
A Nelsonville man was sentenced to five years community control probation earlier this month after being indicted in March on charges of engaging in sexual conduct with a juvenile.
Wednesday, October 29,2014
Local NEWS

Suspended prof in child porn case seeks to suppress evidence

By David DeWitt
Following a hearing on his motion to suppress evidence against him in a child pornography case, a suspended Ohio University professor is arguing for the motion to be sustained because a second search warrant was never obtained to search the digital contents of items seized from his home.
Monday, October 27,2014
Election NEWS

In local, regional races, incumbents have big money advantage

Election's only a week away

By David DeWitt
Incumbent officeholders continue to hold a significant financial advantage heading into the final weeks of the 2014 mid-term elections. Pre-election financial reports filed last week show incumbents holding an advantage at the federal, state and county levels in races set to appear on the ballot in Athens County.
Sunday, October 26,2014
Local NEWS

Cooper gives insight into crisis negotiation

By David DeWitt
Whether dealing with a criminal who's barricaded himself inside a home, an environmentalist who's stuck her arms in barrels of concrete, or a depressed person threatening suicide, Athens County Sheriff's Capt. Bryan Cooper said he believes in sincerity.
Sunday, October 26,2014
Local NEWS

Standoff ends in man’s arrest

By David DeWitt
A police standoff in Coolville Thursday morning resulted in the arrest of a Belpre man who had fled West Virginia law enforcement and barricaded himself inside a residence on state Rt. 144 in Athens County.
Sunday, October 26,2014
Local NEWS

HAPCAP, O’Bleness allegedly defrauded in healthcare case

By David DeWitt
O'Bleness Memorial Hospital and Hocking-Athens-Perry Community Action are two local entities listed as victims in an alleged healthcare scam that cost them nearly $500,000.
Sunday, October 26,2014
Local NEWS

Two get prison for meth lab

By David DeWitt
The final two defendants of three people arrested and charged with felonies for manufacturing methamphetamine at a residence in Coolville have pleaded guilty and were sentenced to prison last week.
 
 
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