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Home » Articles »   By David DeWitt
Wednesday, April 22,2015
Local NEWS

State: Don’t let Kelly out of prison while he pursues appeal

By David DeWitt
Former Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly doesn't want to remain in prison while he appeals his conviction on 18 felonies, but in a filing Monday the state of Ohio argued that he should.
Wednesday, April 22,2015
Local NEWS

Attorney for fired deputy demands retraction from complainants

By David DeWitt
An attorney for an Athens County sheriff's deputy who had been fired, reappointed, then suspended and fired again, has sent a certified letter to three area residents demanding they publically retract allegations of sexual misconduct against the deputy and withdraw complaints made to the Sheriff's Office.
Wednesday, April 22,2015
Local NEWS

Group pushes for county home rule, injection well ban

By David DeWitt
A group of anti-fracking activists announced Tuesday they will be circulating petitions to turn Athens County into a charter government and ban the dumping of oil-and-gas hydraulic fracking waste, as well as use of water from sources in the county for fracking activities, on the November ballot.
Monday, April 20,2015
Habitat for Humanity

OU Inn and Habitat collaborate to sell used hotel furniture, other items

By David DeWitt
The general manager of the Ohio University Inn and the executive director of the local Habitat for Humanity both sit on the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce. So when the OU Inn made plans to re
Sunday, April 19,2015
Local NEWS

City & campus on schedule for single-stream recycling

By David DeWitt
The Ohio University community and residents of the city of Athens are on track to get single-stream recycling this July, which means no more sorting. Officials hope this will generate more recycling participation.
Sunday, April 19,2015
Local NEWS

Local group appeals ODNR’s approval of 8th injection well

By David DeWitt
An Athens-based anti-fracking group has filed an appeal of a new drilling-waste injection well in eastern Athens County recently approved by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Sunday, April 19,2015
Campus NEWS

Journalist recalls dark days of Pol Pot's reign of terror

By David DeWitt
On Dec. 22, 1978, American journalist Elizabeth Becker was one of three reporters allowed in Cambodia to interview Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot, a totalitarian dictator who oversaw a radical form of agrarian socialism that led to the deaths of approximately 25 percent of the Cambodian population.
Wednesday, April 15,2015
Campus NEWS

Hocking board interviews presidential candidates

Votes to extend academic calendar for faculty by 5 days

By David DeWitt
The Hocking College Board of Trustees interviewed the remaining four candidates for its presidential position on Tuesday, and will invite finalists for an on-campus visit and final interviews at the end of this month.
Wednesday, April 15,2015
Campus NEWS

OU president speaks out about housing flap during Faculty Senate

By David DeWitt
Where the president of Ohio University lives is not as important as what the president does, OU President Roderick McDavis told Faculty Senate in an exchange Monday night over the situation with his residency at 29 Park Place and 31 Coventry Lane.
Sunday, April 12,2015
Local NEWS

Spring storm blasts parts of Athens County

By David DeWitt
Severe thunderstorms with high winds and hail ripped through Athens County Thursday afternoon causing power outages and felling trees, with some significant property damage.
 
 
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