For many years tuberculosis has
been a widespread and in many cases fatal infectious disease, but great
strides have been made against the disease in North America, in no small
part due to advanced screening and treatment techniques.
A 70-year-old Chauncey man indicted on
charges related to having paid with money and drugs to have sex with a
16-year-old girl has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to one year in
prison last week in Athens County Common Pleas Court.
Hocking College's signature fall event,
Hocktoberfest, transpired Saturday less than two days after the college
accepted the resignation of its president, and with a backdrop of
continued enrollment and financial crises at the community college.
Since last week when a Hocking College
official announced the college was facing a $4.2-plus million budget
shortfall, as well as continuing to hemorrhage enrollment, speculation
has been rife on the campus that President Ron Erickson would be fired
or let go.
School districts in Athens County
received annual report cards from the state of Ohio earlier this month,
and while some districts did well and others did poorly,
superintendents interviewed this week all pointed to burdensome and
excessive testing requirements.