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Home » Articles »   By David DeWitt
Wednesday, July 30,2014
Local NEWS

Prosecutor fills in details of ‘drug kingpin’ arrest

By David DeWitt
The takedown of a local prescription pill ring and its Detroit-area supplier has crippled the painkiller drug supply chain that had generated around $3 million in profits, Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn asserted on Tuesday.
Wednesday, July 30,2014
Local NEWS

911 Center to get upgrades

By David DeWitt
The Athens County 911 Center will see nearly half a million dollars worth of upgrades spread out over the next five years.
Wednesday, July 30,2014
Local NEWS

Man takes plea in case involving sex with girl, 13

By David DeWitt
One of two men indicted for having had sex with a juvenile girl at a party in Glouster late last year has taken a plea agreement and is awaiting sentencing.
Sunday, July 27,2014
Local NEWS

Electricity-pool board seeking proposals, puts expansion on table

Could spur alternative energy investments

By David DeWitt
The electricity aggregation pool in Athens County is now seeking specific proposals from companies. The goal is to reduce prices for consumers while building a green economy in the region, according to local officials.
Sunday, July 27,2014
Local NEWS

Ex-Detroit cop allegedly at top of drug ring

Former supplier for Glouster-based drug ring caught in Atlanta airport

By David DeWitt
A former Detroit police officer has been arrested and indicted for first-degree felony racketeering after the bust of a Glouster-based drug ring in Athens County led back to him as the supplier. 
Sunday, July 27,2014
Local NEWS

Local officials learn how to combat opiate abuse

By David DeWitt
Athens County officials joined judges, law-enforcement officers, treatment providers and others from around the state in Columbus last month to discuss the opiate epidemic in Ohio.
Sunday, July 27,2014
Local NEWS

Two meth labs found in Athens County

By David DeWitt
Three Albany residents have been charged in connection with a methamphetamine operation after a tip led to a warranted search and evacuation of a home and an attached building Thursday.
Sunday, July 27,2014
Local NEWS

Glouster man gets prison time for intimidation

By David DeWitt
A Glouster man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to multiple counts related to domestic violence and intimidation.
Wednesday, July 23,2014
Local NEWS

Details on Glouster drug ring revealed in warrant

By David DeWitt

Details on what authorities have called one of the biggest drug ring busts in Athens County history have come to light, including the alleged roles of a former Chauncey marshal and those at the top of the operation.

Wednesday, July 23,2014
Local NEWS

Athens County joins area major crimes task force

By David DeWitt
The Athens County Sheriff's Office, the Athens County Prosecutor's Office, the Police Departments of the City of Athens and the City of Nelsonville, and the Ohio University Police Department have officially joined the Major Crimes Unit, formerly known as the Fairfield-Hocking Major Crimes Task Force, according to a press release Wednesday.
 
 
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