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Home » Articles »   By David DeWitt
Wednesday, July 16,2014
Local NEWS

Barge facility for frack waste raises local concern

Terminal would be located in Portland, Meigs Co.

By David DeWitt
The Athens County Commissioners are considering scheduling a public meeting with local residents raising concerns over a proposed fracking waste off-loading barge facility on the Ohio River in Meigs County.
Wednesday, July 16,2014
Local NEWS

County budget panel restores levy for Children Services

By David DeWitt
The Athens County Budget Commission has agreed to fully restore a levy for Athens County Children Services after the agency made a voluntary 0.5 mill reduction last year.
Wednesday, July 16,2014
Local NEWS

Charges dismissed against employee accused of tipping off alleged OU bone thief

By David DeWitt
Charges have been dismissed against an Ohio University employee accused of obstructing justice by letting a fellow employee know that authorities were investigating him for stealing human bone remains.
Wednesday, July 16,2014
Local NEWS

Just a routine media circus

False report of dorm shooting draws heavy police response, media from all over

By David DeWitt
When the news first breaks, I'm incredulous. Only the last hour of the afternoon is separating me from a nice walk home when the door to the office flies open.
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.
 
 
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