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Home » Articles »   By David DeWitt
Wednesday, December 3,2014
Local NEWS

Danger road

After fatal accident, calls come for lower speed limits on Radford Road

By David DeWitt

Athens County Engineer Jeff Maiden sees Radford Road as one of the county's most dangerous and committed Wednesday to doing as much as he can to increase safety along the roadway, including taking the necessary steps to possibly lower the speed limit.

Sunday, November 30,2014
Local NEWS

Campaign shines spotlight on poor during holidays

By David DeWitt
It's the most wonderful time of the year, for some, while others struggle mightily throughout the holiday season to meet basic needs and put food on the table.
Sunday, November 30,2014
Election NEWS

Phillips' re-election confirmed in official count

By David DeWitt
After holding a narrow margin on election night, state Rep. Debbie Phillips, D-Albany, picked up significant provisional votes and has now officially won re-election to her fourth term representing Ohio's 94th state house district.
Tuesday, November 25,2014
Local NEWS

It looks to be a trying winter in Common Pleas Court

A number of cases approaching trial dates in next couple of months

By David DeWitt
While Athens County Common Pleas Court held only four jury trials between September 2013 and today, that could be doubled in the coming months with eight prominent cases scheduled for trial between now and early February.
Tuesday, November 25,2014
Local NEWS

Christian group tells county not to remove sign for churches

By David DeWitt
Members of the Athens Christian Education Committee, the group that maintains the Church Directory sign outside the Athens County Courthouse, met with the Athens County Commissioners Tuesday to voice opposition to the directory's removal.
Sunday, November 23,2014
Local NEWS

County judge takes steps to establish specialized courts

By David DeWitt
Athens County Common Pleas Court Judge George McCarthy has taken another step toward setting up a specialized drug court in Athens County, attending a symposium in Columbus last Thursday about such courts.
Sunday, November 23,2014
Local NEWS

Fire marshal: Union Street fire report could take weeks

By David DeWitt
While the on-site investigation into the Nov. 16 West Union Street fire in uptown Athens has been completed, the Ohio State Fire Marshal's office is continuing to conduct interviews.
Wednesday, November 19,2014
Local NEWS

Seven charged in heroin bust

One of the largest heroin seizures in Hocking County history

By David DeWitt
The Major Crimes Unit that includes law enforcement in Athens, Fairfield and Hocking counties executed a large heroin-related search and arrest warrant round-up late last week, resulting in charges against seven different people in Logan, northwest of Athens County.
Wednesday, November 19,2014
Local NEWS

Investigators say they know where fire started but not how or why

Authorities likely know more than they're saying at this point

By David DeWitt
What's known is this: the point of origin for a fire that heavily damaged four uptown buildings early Sunday morning has been put at the rear of the building at 16 W. Union Street.
Wednesday, November 19,2014
Local NEWS

Prosecutor recommends directory removal

County Courthouse Church Directory in question at center of church-state case

By David DeWitt
The Athens County prosecutor has informed the county Commissioners that the potential legal liability of the Church Directory sign on the Athens County Courthouse outweighs its informational use.
 
 
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