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Local Bars, Law Enforcement Fund New Tool for Sexual Assault Investigations

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Six Athens bars have joined with local law enforcement in the fight to find sexual assault suspects. According to a press release from Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn, OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital asked for his office’s help in raising funds for a Cortexflo machine, a photo and video system “to assist in forensic medical examination of… Read More

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Ohio University Administration Reaffirms Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

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ATHENS, Ohio — Administrators at Ohio University have reaffirmed their commitment to diversity and inclusion in response to the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice revoking previous policy on protecting the rights of students to use the bathroom consistent with their gender identity. Interim President David Descutner, Executive Vice President and Provost… Read More

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Suspect In Athens Bank Robberies Arrested in Parkersburg, Connected To Other Robberies

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ATHENS, Ohio — A suspect wanted in connection to two bank robberies in Athens has been arrested by authorities in West Virginia in connection to several other robberies in multiple states. Christine Joy Martin, 30, of Davisville, West Virginia, was arrested at a hotel in Parkersburg on December 30. Police in Morgantown, West Virginia had… Read More

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Police Searching For Suspects In On-Campus Robbery

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ATHENS, Ohio — Athens Police are seeking the public’s help in locating two suspects wanted for an alleged aggravated robbery that took place on Ohio University’s campus. At approximately 3:30 a.m. Thursday morning, a victim reported being robbed while walking through the alley between the Radio and Television building and Kantner Hall. The victim told officers… Read More