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A Glouster man was sentenced last week to 19 years in prison on a first-degree felony count of involuntary manslaughter for the shooting death of an Athens man at a West Washington Street apartment last November.

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Preparations have been under way all summer to get West Elementary in Athens ready for East Elementary’s kindergarten-through fifth grade students to move to that facility, while the Athens City School District demolishes the old East Elementary building.

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The Athens County Commissioners last week sent a letter to the Athens County Fair Board asking the board to “immediately” cease fair vendors’ sale of Confederate flag merchandise and ban future sales of those products, prompting a contentious debate among many in Athens County.

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Hocking College Board of Trustees Chair Andy Stone confirmed this week that he’s not seeking another term on that governing body after his term expires on Aug. 31.

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The 15th annual Boogie on the Bricks brought a ton of people and a ton of good times to Court Street throughout the day and evening Saturday.

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It’s been more than a year since STAR Community Justice Center took over stewardship of the former SEPTA Correctional Center in Nelsonville. That year has seen significant employee turnover as well as allegations from former employees of mismanagement and other problems.