Top Story

Check here for updates via live tweets from the courtroom

Other News

This is the first rape reported in 2015.
Officials plan on visiting two other finalist cities later in the week


Three students arrested
Ohio University police increase patrol after recent reports of sexual assault.


Slight chance of snow continuing overnight and into Tuesday



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A judge has withdrawn from the case of an Athens man charged with criminal mischief for allegedly defacing the church directory on the Athens County Courthouse.

Athens County should save some money because of a change in the handling of cases in which defendants face going back to prison for violating conditions of their post-release control.

A T-shirt design that was brought about by a community’s desire to help those who lost their jobs because of the Union Street fire has raised more than $10,000, according to shirt producers.

The owner of a Richland Avenue apartment complex does not have standing to appeal a zoning variance granted by the city of Athens for a new apartment building in town, an attorney for the city is asserting.

A man convicted of murdering an Ohio University student 30 years ago has been denied parole.

John Salyers Jr., 50, had a parole hearing this month, but was denied parole, according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.

The Union Street buildings ravaged by fire in November have been condemned by the city since the fire was extinguished. But their fate is still to be decided by local building owners and architects.