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Home » Articles »   By David DeWitt
Wednesday, March 25,2015
Local NEWS

Eighth frack well on way with approval of K&H No. 3

By David DeWitt
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has approved a new drilling-waste injection well in eastern Athens County that will become the third owned by K&H Partners of West Virginia.
Wednesday, March 25,2015
Local NEWS

Danger zone to the highway; residents call for safer Radford Road

By David DeWitt
Some residents of Radford Road concerned about safety want to see stop signs and traffic signals installed right away, but according to Athens County Engineer Jeff Maiden that just won't be possible.
Wednesday, March 25,2015
Local NEWS

Trimble coach, teacher and firefighter mourned by community

By David DeWitt
Members of the Trimble Tomcat community are in mourning following the death of a teacher, coach and volunteer firefighter Monday. The school district brought in extra counselors this week to help stud
Sunday, March 22,2015
Local NEWS

Ex-sheriff sticks to his guns to the bitter end

Pat Kelly sentenced to seven years in prison

By David DeWitt

From the day he took office to the day he was taken off to prison, former Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly has been nothing if not controversial.

Kelly's supporters applauded him as he was led handcuffed from the Athens County Common Pleas courtroom after being sentenced to seven years in prison on 18 felony counts early Friday afternoon.

Sunday, March 22,2015
Local NEWS

Speakers take on right-to-work laws in event at Baker Center

By David DeWitt
So far, Ohio's 131st General Assembly has not introduced so-called "right to work" legislation that would allow non-union members to avoid paying dues for collective bargaining contract negotiations and benefits.
Friday, March 20,2015
Local NEWS

Former sheriff gets 7 years in prison on theft, perjury, other charges

Supporters applaud Kelly as he's led from courtroom in handcuffs

By David DeWitt
Supporters of former Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly applauded him as he was led handcuffed from the courtroom after being sentenced to seven years in prison on 18 felony counts Friday afternoon.
Wednesday, March 18,2015
Local NEWS

Children Services seeks levy renewal this May; no new taxes

By David DeWitt
A levy that represents 39 percent of funding for Athens County Children Services' budget is up for renewal this year, and with needs increasing, officials said, passage of the levy is critical on May 5.
Wednesday, March 18,2015
Local NEWS

Pot legalization effort moves closer to petition drive

By David DeWitt
The marijuana legalization proposal being headed up by an Athens native was certified by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine Friday, and a signature drive will soon work toward placing it on the November 2015 ballot.
Wednesday, March 18,2015
Local NEWS

Former sheriff to have day of reckoning

Pat Kelly to be sentenced on Friday

By David DeWitt
Friday in Athens County Common Pleas Court, former county Sheriff Pat Kelly will learn his fate after being convicted on 18 felony counts related to theft in office.
Sunday, March 15,2015
Local NEWS

Glouster stabbing will be taken up by grand jury

By David DeWitt
A man accused of stabbing his ex-wife was being held in the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail in Nelsonville on a $125,000 bond, as of Sunday afternoon.
 
 
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