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Home » Articles »   By David DeWitt
Wednesday, October 29,2014
Local NEWS

Suspended prof in child porn case seeks to suppress evidence

By David DeWitt
Following a hearing on his motion to suppress evidence against him in a child pornography case, a suspended Ohio University professor is arguing for the motion to be sustained because a second search warrant was never obtained to search the digital contents of items seized from his home.
Monday, October 27,2014
Election NEWS

In local, regional races, incumbents have big money advantage

Election's only a week away

By David DeWitt
Incumbent officeholders continue to hold a significant financial advantage heading into the final weeks of the 2014 mid-term elections. Pre-election financial reports filed last week show incumbents holding an advantage at the federal, state and county levels in races set to appear on the ballot in Athens County.
Sunday, October 26,2014
Local NEWS

Cooper gives insight into crisis negotiation

By David DeWitt
Whether dealing with a criminal who's barricaded himself inside a home, an environmentalist who's stuck her arms in barrels of concrete, or a depressed person threatening suicide, Athens County Sheriff's Capt. Bryan Cooper said he believes in sincerity.
Sunday, October 26,2014
Local NEWS

Standoff ends in man’s arrest

By David DeWitt
A police standoff in Coolville Thursday morning resulted in the arrest of a Belpre man who had fled West Virginia law enforcement and barricaded himself inside a residence on state Rt. 144 in Athens County.
Sunday, October 26,2014
Local NEWS

HAPCAP, O’Bleness allegedly defrauded in healthcare case

By David DeWitt
O'Bleness Memorial Hospital and Hocking-Athens-Perry Community Action are two local entities listed as victims in an alleged healthcare scam that cost them nearly $500,000.
Sunday, October 26,2014
Local NEWS

Two get prison for meth lab

By David DeWitt
The final two defendants of three people arrested and charged with felonies for manufacturing methamphetamine at a residence in Coolville have pleaded guilty and were sentenced to prison last week.
Wednesday, October 22,2014
Local NEWS

Commissioners rescind Holzer agreements while company seeks tax exemption

By David DeWitt
The Athens County Commissioners last Tuesday voted to rescind two measures related to Holzer Clinic of Athens as the medical outfit seeks a property tax exemption from the state of Ohio.
Wednesday, October 22,2014
Local NEWS

Job & Family director announces retirement

Commissioners decline to discipline Frech on insubordination charges

By David DeWitt
The longtime director of Athens County Job & Family Services, Jack Frech, announced his retirement Tuesday afternoon, following a two-hour pre-disciplinary hearing with the County Commissioners, after which they took no action.
Wednesday, October 22,2014
Local NEWS

Health official: Ebola likely not a local threat

By David DeWitt
With a nurse for an Ebola patient in Dallas flying into Cleveland last week, the Ohio Department of Public Safety has issued Ebola preparedness directives. However, the administrator of the Athens City-County Health Department said Monday that it's improbable that anybody from Athens will be stricken with the deadly illness.
Sunday, October 19,2014
Election NEWS

Debate ‘fact check’ adds some spark to county Auditor’s race

By David DeWitt
As the contentious race for Athens County Auditor heads into its final weeks, the candidates are addressing concerns being raised about past performance in their respective jobs.
 
 
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