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Marietta Man Now Faces Rape Charge


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A Marietta man originally arrested on a charge of gross sexual imposition is now facing a charge of rape. Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks says Wilburn Bever, 47, was arrested in June for sexual acts committed on six and eight year old females in 2011.   Bever was freed after posting bond.   Mincks says… Read More

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Athens County History Comes Alive In Two New Books

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Two new books about Athens County history will hit shelves this week.

Ron Luce, executive director of the Athens County Historical Society and Museum has written a brief history of the area, titled Athens County, Ohio, featuring a diverse collection of images and stories.

Local historian Cyrus Moore is also presenting a new book about the Ohio National Guard, titled The Athens Maneuvers: The Ohio National Guard Maneuvers in Athens County, August 17-23, 1904, and the Remaking of the Guard.

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Morning Audio Update For July 20


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Two men are in custody in connection with a series of armed robberies in the Athens area. Bond has been set for a Morgan County man charged with murder. And two Athens County school boards are placing tax levies on the November ballot. Details in your morning audio update.

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Pair Confess To String Of Athens County Armed Robberies


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UPDATE 1:15 p.m. An Athens municipal court judge set bond Friday morning for two men accused in a string of armed robberies in Athens County. James Whiteman and James Geer appeared via video conference on charges of aggravated robbery and complicity to aggravated robbery, respectively. Whiteman faces three counts of aggravated robbery, stemming from incidents on… Read More