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Sunday, January 4,2015
Local NEWS

The 10 most click-worthy stories of 2015

By David DeWitt
In the last issue of The Athens NEWS, we showcased our year-in-review of the biggest stories of 2014. Those stories were decided by what's known among pro journalism geeks as "newsworthiness.&qu
Sunday, January 4,2015
Local NEWS

Dozens heap scorn on local injection well proposal

Commissioners look for ways to monitor water and air quality near K&H wells

By David DeWitt
The Athens County Commissioners are investigating ways to monitor air and water quality in the Torch area in the aftermath of holding a public meeting about a third proposed fracking waste injection w
Tuesday, December 30,2014
Local NEWS

Another big news year bites the dust in Athens County

By David DeWitt
Another year is in the books, and 2014 has come and gone. We now look with wide eyes toward the possibilities in 2015, when the sun will shine a little brighter, the birds will sing a little sweeter, and The NEWS will rock a little harder.
Tuesday, December 30,2014
Local NEWS

Top Ten web stories of 2014

By David DeWitt
In this issue, we've given our year-in-review of the biggest stories of 2014. Those stories were decided by what's known among pro journalism geeks as "newsworthiness."
Tuesday, December 30,2014
Local NEWS

Dozens testify against proposed frack-waste well in eastern Athens County

Some say they doubt ODNR will listen to opposition input

By David DeWitt
Not one of 35 community members who spoke Tuesday evening during a public meeting about a proposed  Torch-area fracking waste injection well said he or she favors it.
Sunday, December 28,2014
Local NEWS

Jack Frech says goodbye to 33 years of official advocacy

By David DeWitt
In 33 years at the helm of Athens County Job & Family Services, Jack Frech has radically transformed the organization, but the fight against poverty still rages. Frech has dedicated his life to this fight.
Tuesday, December 23,2014
Local NEWS

Local judge reflects on representing the ‘minds’ of Billy Milligan

By David DeWitt
The most pleasant of Billy Milligan's various personalities was the one called Alan, his former attorney said in an interview this week.
Tuesday, December 23,2014
Local NEWS

Court filing details charges against sheriff

By David DeWitt
In somewhat unusual circumstances, a bill of particulars has been filed in the criminal case against suspended Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly 11 months after the 25-count indictment against him was announced.
Tuesday, December 23,2014
Local NEWS

Former commissioner charged with stealing from youth league

By David DeWitt
The former commissioner of the Trimble Township Youth League pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges accusing him of stealing more than $8,000 from the league.
Sunday, December 21,2014
Local NEWS

Ex-cop accused in drug ring case asks to suppress evidence, change venue

By David DeWitt
A former village of Chauncey marshal accused of cultivating marijuana and acting as protector of an area drug ring has filed several motions, including one to suppress evidence in his case.
 
 
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