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.
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?
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.
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
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.