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Home » Articles »   By David DeWitt
Tuesday, February 10,2015
Local NEWS

Jury in Kelly case adjourns Wednesday afternoon without verdict

Deliberations expected to continue Thursday morning

By David DeWitt
The jury in the criminal trial of suspended Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly spent Wednesday deliberating on the case, then adjourned for the night, with expectations of continuing deliberations Thursday morning.
Monday, February 9,2015
Local NEWS

Suspended sheriff takes the stand in his own defense

Testimony covers full range of felony trial, which is nearing an end

By David DeWitt
The final day of defense testimony in the trial of suspended Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly ended with Kelly himself being relieved of the stand after having testified in his own defense most of the day Monday.
Sunday, February 8,2015
Local NEWS

Man gets 10 to life for child rape

By David DeWitt
A Coolville man has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to charges relating to sex crimes involving a 6-year-old and a 9-year old.
Sunday, February 8,2015
Local NEWS

Defense brings sheriff’s employees to the stand

Judge says witnesses should continue early this week, before closing arguments, deliberations

By David DeWitt
The defense's case in the trial of suspended Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly will continue today (Monday), with visiting Judge Patricia Cosgrove expecting testimony to be wrapped up early this week, followed by closing arguments and jury deliberation.
Sunday, February 8,2015
Local NEWS

State agents detail sheriff’s alleged violations of the law

By David DeWitt
The prosecution rested Thursday in the trial of suspended Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly with testimony from a forensic accountant talking about Kelly's finances and the lead investigator from the state Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) talking about the agency's role in the case.
Sunday, February 8,2015
Local NEWS

Did school officials know?

Prosecutor says school board should take action in case involving teacher's affair with student

By David DeWitt
At least one top administrator in the Athens City School District was told about but failed to report to local law enforcement rumors involving a teacher having sex with a student, Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn alleged Sunday.
Friday, February 6,2015
Local NEWS

Former Athens High School teacher get 5-year prison sentence for sex with student

Guilty plea eliminates need for trial

By David DeWitt

A former Athens High School teacher was sentenced to five years in prison in Athens County Common Pleas Court Friday for a third-degree felony sexual battery charge related to a relationship he had with a student.

Thursday, February 5,2015
Local NEWS

Former Kelly campaign manager testifies against suspended sheriff

By David DeWitt
The former campaign manager for suspended Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly testified Wednesday in Common Pleas Court that Kelly had him write a $500 check intended as a campaign donation out to Kelly personally.
Wednesday, February 4,2015
Local NEWS

Testimony in sheriff’s trial covers theft allegations

By David DeWitt
The first witness to testify explicitly that suspended Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly committed theft by selling county property was county Prosecutor Keller Blackburn, who took the witness stand Monday morning.
Wednesday, February 4,2015
Local NEWS

State Senator talks Ohio budget priorities

Kasich proposes more income tax cuts, upping state sales tax

By David DeWitt
Wednesday, Feb. 4, the filing deadline for Democrats and Republicans for the May 4 primary, has come and gone. Of special note thus far in this election cycle: Seven Democrats and two Republicans each seeking one of three at-large City Council seats.
 
 
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