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Cold temperatures and the possibility of snow had road crews and residents alike preparing Monday for the first dose of winter weather.

An Athens County man has died as a result of a traffic incident that occurred Dec. 26 in Chauncey, according to the State Highway Patrol

Note: This story is the second of a two-part series looking into 2014 traffic fatalities data released by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Today's story details how Athens County compares to larger crash trends and what officials are doing to reduce traffic deaths.

More than 60 people have been subpoenaed by the prosecution in the criminal case of suspended Athens County Sheriff Patrick Kelly, including a former Athens County sheriff and former county prosecutor and members of the local news media.

Eleven crashes in Athens County caused the deaths of 12 people in 2014, the highest amount recorded in the county in recent years.

The Athens County Prosecutor’s Office responded to three different motions filed in the case of an Athens County man facing drug charges.

The prosecution disagreed with three motions filed in the case of Charles Wachenschwanz, 46, of Chauncey.

The second trial of a former secretary for the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office secretary will not start until well into the New Year, according to the court.

Mary Kimes, 44, of Middleport, is set to face trial in March after a jury could not agree on a verdict in a July trial.

As the flu virus continues to spread throughout the state, hospitalizations have more than doubled since early December.

The Athens Farmers Market is continuing to work with a team of government officials, community members and the Athens Foundation to secure a permanent home, however one board member says the market is secure at its current location until that happens.

A judge has withdrawn from the case of an Athens man charged with criminal mischief for allegedly defacing the church directory on the Athens County Courthouse.