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Home » Articles »   By David DeWitt
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.
Sunday, July 13,2014
Local NEWS

Burglary rate double since last year; police chief offers tips

By David DeWitt
The city of Athens has seen its burglary rate double in the past year, and Athens Police Chief Tom Pyle is offering tips to residents for helping law enforcement and protecting their property. 
Wednesday, July 9,2014
Local NEWS

Commissioners say they will urge feds to take over oil & gas regulation

Board follows request of local anti-fracking group

By David DeWitt
The Athens County Commissioners have agreed to write a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency urging them to review and perhaps take over Ohio's oil and gas regulatory primacy from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Monday, July 7,2014
Local NEWS

Former village marshal busted in connection with local pot grow-op

By David DeWitt
A former Chauncey marshal was arrested, jailed, and charged with multiple felonies last week for cultivating marijuana. Charles A. Wachenschwanz, 46, of Chauncey, was arrested and transported to t
Sunday, July 6,2014
Local NEWS

Man convicted in student rape wants verdict overturned

By David DeWitt
Convicted rapist Levi D. Canterbury has appealed the verdict that a jury in Athens County Common Pleas Court delivered last year, arguing that he did not receive a fair trial.
Sunday, July 6,2014
Local NEWS

Man gets 10 years for role in area drug ring

By David DeWitt
A Jacksonville man has pleaded guilty to three felony counts and has been sentenced to 10 years in prison related to an alleged prescription painkiller drug ring in Athens County.
Sunday, July 6,2014
Local NEWS

Commissioner not thrilled about way district has handled hiring of new county planner

By David DeWitt

Athens County Commissioner Chris Chmiel said Thursday that he'd like to see the county planner position come back under the umbrella of the board of commissioners after tensions arose recently regarding a new hire.

Sunday, July 6,2014
Local NEWS

School district urges voiding of Holzer support

By David DeWitt
The Federal Hocking School District is continuing to push the Athens County Commissioners to void several previous actions related to Holzer Health Clinic as the clinic continues to seek a tax exemption.
Thursday, July 3,2014
Local NEWS

Couple pleads guilty in case recalling TV show’s meth RV

By David DeWitt
Comparisons to the popular AMC drama, "Breaking Bad," are unavoidable: Two Athens County residents have pleaded guilty to multiple counts related to running an apparent mobile methamphetamine lab out of an RV.
Wednesday, July 2,2014
Local NEWS

Concerns raised about hospital closing’s impact on emergency calls in service area

By David DeWitt
The Athens County Commissioners are requesting a sit-down with administrative officials of OhioHealth to press for the continued presence of an emergency medical department in Nelsonville.
 
 
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