A lawsuit against Ohio University's
Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in the Ohio Court of Claims has
been stayed pending a determination on whether a doctor involved in the
case is entitled to personal immunity under Ohio Revised Code.
Local law enforcement in Athens is
anything but bored with plenty of property and party-related crime to
patrol, but violent crime is rare, with a study ranking Athens as the
eighth safest city in Ohio.
An Athens County sheriff's deputy fired in 2012 by
now-suspended Sheriff Pat Kelly for insubordination and sexual harassment got
his job back four months ago, though a new investigation has made his current
A Shelby County man who was arrested in
June for alleged impaired driving after crashing his vehicle into a
car, a light pole and a North Court Street bar is slated for an
appearance in Athens County Municipal Court later this month.
The Democratic nominee for Ohio
Secretary of State, state Sen. Nina Turner, visited Athens Tuesday to
meet with various area small-business owners to learn about ways to help
if she is elected in November.
The Athens County Commissioners voted
Tuesday to set a cap for dog redemption fees at $30 after a local
advocate expressed concerns about the inability of some people to pay when
their dog is picked up by the warden or his staff.