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John Jagos, a.k.a. Brothertiger, has been a staple in the Athens music scene for nearly four years.
However, with almost 4,500 ‘likes’ on Facebook, and European and U.S. tours under his belt, Jagos has garnered a worldwide following and seems poised for the big leagues.
Wednesday morning's fire at a Scioto County home has been ruled arson. The Division of State Fire Marshal says the fire broke out shortly before 3 a.m. on Locust Street in Wheelersburg. No one was home, and no one was hurt. Neighbors discovered the fire and reported it to the fire department. A Blue Ribbon… Read More
An Ohio University student who snapped up a handful of domains related to the Republican presidential ticket has transferred one of the sites to Mitt Romney's campaign. Sophomore Matt McKnight says PaulRyanVP.com could become the vice presidential candidate's main website. McKnight's a Romney-Ryan supporter. He says he bought a total of four domains Friday night…. Read More
Athens City Schools Superintendent Carl Martin says non-teaching employees of the district have ratified a new working and wage agreement. Now it's up to the school board to consider the contract, which is on the agenda for tomorrow's meeting. No word yet on possible raises and other terms. The workers initially rejected a tentative agreement,… Read More
Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl says attendance was light today for a public hearing for the proposed Madison Heights project. But Wiehl says there was quite a bit of discussion by members of the City Planning Commission, which hosted the hearing. They are concerned about traffic flow into and out of the site at the intersection… Read More
State agents say a bag of human hair found in Junction City "is believed to have been collected from a barber shop and not related to a crime." That is the word today from Jill Del Greco, a spokeswoman for the Ohio Bureau of Investigation and Identification The hair was discovered in a home in… Read More
Eat Your Veggies First…Then, Get Your Fair Food Fix! Horse pulls, modified and stock tractor pulls, competition-races-pageants, local talent-big name entertainment, cotton candy-funnel cakes-fries-lemonade-sandwiches of every kind-bloomin’ onions, meeting new friends, catching up with folks you’ve known forever…where are we? The sights, sounds and aromas of fairs, festivals and carnivals are all around us, and,… Read More
Deputy charged, tourism report released and bank robber pleads guilty. These are today's headline stories.
The man accused of robbing a Stockport bank last week has entered a guilty plea in Morgan County Common Pleas Court. Bradley Divel of Cutler will be sentenced later. He pleaded guilty for the August 7th robbery of the First National Bank. Morgan County Sheriff Tom Jenkins says Divel was arrested 30 minutes after robbing… Read More
A Washington County Sheriff's Deputy is now facing charges of breaking and entering and his been fired from the department. Dustin Maze, 30, of Belpre is free on bond following a court hearing this morning. Sheriff Larry Mincks says the B & E occurred in 2007 or 2008 and had not been reported until information… Read More
Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks says a deputy sheriff has been arrested. The deputy and two other subjects allegedly were involved in a 2007 breaking and entering. Their names have not been released. The sheriff is having a news conference today and we expect to find out more then.
The Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau has just released data showing tourism generated more than $130 million in local sales in 2011. According to a new report, Athens County's tourism industry contributed more than $17 million in taxes. The industry also sustained more than 2,100 local jobs in 2011, with earnings of $36 million…. Read More
After months of emotional debate and protests, a central Ohio county will no longer be euthanizing stray dogs with carbon-monoxide gas. Fairfield County commissioners voted Tuesday to switch to lethal injection, which is seen as more humane. The shelter said it had been using gas because it was cheaper. The change puts Fairfield County among… Read More
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has delivered a harsh indictment of President Barack Obama's re-election strategy, accusing the president of running, in Romney's words, a "campaign of division and anger and hate." Romney appeared Tuesday night before a crowd of thousands standing outside the Ross County Court House in Chillicothe, Ohio. The former Massachusetts governor… Read More