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Home » Articles »   By David DeWitt
Sunday, October 12,2014
Election NEWS

County EMS chief explains reasons for one-mill levy on ballot

By David DeWitt
Athens County voters are being asked to decide on a five-year, one-mill replacement levy for Emergency Medical Services that the chief said in a recent interview keeps prices on services down and will help maintain personnel levels and proper equipment.
Wednesday, October 8,2014
Local NEWS

Auditor candidates view work with other officials differently

By David DeWitt
The two candidates for Athens County auditor carved out some more differences between themselves Tuesday evening at a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Athens County at the Athens Public Library.
Wednesday, October 8,2014
Local NEWS

Financial officer temporarily reinstated at Hocking

By David DeWitt
Two weeks after being reassigned to unspecified duties, Hocking College's chief financial officer has been reinstated to her duties, at least temporarily.
Wednesday, October 8,2014
Local NEWS

Tuberculosis board asks voters to renew levy

By David DeWitt

For many years tuberculosis has been a widespread and in many cases fatal infectious disease, but great strides have been made against the disease in North America, in no small part due to advanced screening and treatment techniques.

Sunday, October 5,2014
Local NEWS

‘Last chance’ for sheriff’s deputy?

By David DeWitt
Lawyers are continuing to trade barbs in the case of an Athens County sheriff's deputy fired, reappointed, and now suspended and on administrative leave again.
Sunday, October 5,2014
Local NEWS

Man gets one year in prison for importuning

Paid for sex with 16-year-old

By David DeWitt
A 70-year-old Chauncey man indicted on charges related to having paid with money and drugs to have sex with a 16-year-old girl has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to one year in prison last week in Athens County Common Pleas Court.
Sunday, October 5,2014
Local NEWS

Hocking begins search for its future leader

Memo from resigning president reveals friction with Trustees

By David DeWitt
Hocking College's signature fall event, Hocktoberfest, transpired Saturday less than two days after the college accepted the resignation of its president, and with a backdrop of continued enrollment and financial crises at the community college.
Thursday, October 2,2014
Local NEWS

Erickson resigns as president of Hocking College

Myriah Davis will serve as acting interim president while search is launched for interim and long-term president

By David DeWitt
By a vote of 7-0 with two members absent, the Hocking College Board of Trustees Thursday evening accepted the resignation of President Ron Erickson.
Wednesday, October 1,2014
Local NEWS

Coroner resigns; Dr. Ortman may replace him

By David DeWitt
Athens County Coroner Dr. Harold Clay Thompson resigned from his position effective Wednesday, Oct. 1.
Wednesday, October 1,2014
Local NEWS

HC Trustee: No action taken with president

Emergency personnel meeting set for Thursday afternoon

By David DeWitt
Since last week when a Hocking College official announced the college was facing a $4.2-plus million budget shortfall, as well as continuing to hemorrhage enrollment, speculation has been rife on the campus that President Ron Erickson would be fired or let go.
 
 
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