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Nelsonville-York City Schools is one step closer to becoming the first district in Athens County to have an armed school resource officer just months after of a mass shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut left 20 children dead. Nelsonville City Council's finance committee decided to make a recommendation to the full council to hire… Read More
Many Ohio University students were left in the dark last week, as the campus shut down Wednesday over concerns of an armed fugitive who allegedly robbed a woman at gunpoint at an Athens apartment complex. Campus administrators issued emergency text and e-mail alerts to students and staff Wednesday that notified them of the armed robber… Read More
The West Virginia Supreme Court says federal mine inspectors can be held liable and sued when a negligent inspection results in the wrongful death of a coal miner. The ruling issued Tuesday afternoon says inspectors owe "a duty of care" to workers. It's a victory for the widows of two men killed in a 2006… Read More
Athens Police are investigating a sexual assault after a 19-year-old woman reported being raped in the city's south end. According to a police report, the woman told officers Tuesday she was sexually assaulted by a known person on Sunday in the early morning hours, between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. Lieutenant Joe Stotts says it… Read More
Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly told county commissioners Tuesday morning that his office is stretched too thin and he needs another deputy as a result. "My guys are covering Glouster now. They're covering Jacksonville, Trimble, Chauncey. All these places are supposed to have police departments and they don't and my guys are just swamped,"… Read More
A Millfield man faces burglary and animal cruelty charges after he allegedly stabbed a pit bull over the weekend. According the Athens County Sheriff, Charles Dearth, 29, told deputies he was at his girlfriend's house in Glouster when they got into a argument Saturday. Dearth said that he attempted to use the phone when his… Read More
A West Virginia judge alleges an ethics panel is illegally trying to remove him from office. The Judicial Hearing Board asked the Supreme Court to suspend Putnam County Family Court Judge William Watkins for the rest of his term Tuesday. But Watkins' lawyer argued that he must be impeached before he can removed. Lawyer Robert… Read More
Ohio industry may have a future in renewable energy. Local solar energy companies, the Ohio Development Service Agency and Ohio University’s Voinovich School are all working on making solar an economically viable energy source in Ohio. Chad Smith is the Deputy Chief of the Office of Energy at the Ohio Development Service Agency. “Historically, Ohio… Read More
Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen featured in performance at the Fur Peace Ranch from October 13, 2012. Plus, Tommy Emmanuel from June 3, 2012. Hillman Pedersen Emmanuel pt 1 Hillman Pedersen Emmanuel pt 2 Hillman Pedersen Emmanuel pt 3
Police and school officials will be discussing the possible hiring of an armed school resource officer with members of the Nelsonville City Council’s finance committee during a meeting Tuesday evening. Committee members will be gathering information on a draft contract that calls for sharing the cost of the officer between the city and the Nelsonville-York… Read More
Troopers are searching for a man who allegedly robbed a Dollar General Store in Cabell County Monday night. West Virginia State Police troopers said the man got away with a bag of money and Jolly Ranchers around 8:30 pm. The man apologized to the clerk after showing his gun and asking for cash. Troopers said… Read More
Victor Rasgaitis' group The Ridges has performed with numerous bands in cities and towns throughout the U.S. However, few of those bands had ever set foot in Athens, Ohio.
Rasgaitis is hoping to change that with "The Ridges Present," a new concert series debuting this Thursday at Casa Cantina.
Ohio hunters bagged 218,910 deer this hunting season. West Virginia officials are reviewing the use of the state's fleet of airplanes and helicopters. Details in your morning update.