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Ohio Governor Appoints Athens Judge

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich appointed a new judge Monday to the Athens County Common Pleas Court.  George McCarthy will assume office on May 28th, and must run in November 2014 to retain the seat for the unexpired term.  McCarthy is replacing Judge Michael Ward, who recently retired.  According to a press release, McCarthy received a… Read More

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Vinton County Gets New Marketing Director

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Vinton County’s new marketing director was introduced at Monday’s meeting of the Vinton County Commissioners. Sam Davidson, 23, replaces Brandi Betts who resigned the position in February. Davidson was introduced by Vinton County Chamber of Commerce President Vicki Maxwell. “I think Sam is going to bring a youthful outlook to the position and he’s going… Read More

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Accurso, Thompson Named All-MAC

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Ohio junior distance runners Juli Accurso and Melissa Thompson earned All-MAC honors after their successful seasons and performances at this past weekend’s MAC Outdoor Championships. Melissa Thompson earned second team honors and this is the fourth All-MAC honor of her career.  She broke the Ohio school record in the 1,500m Run at the MAC Outdoor… Read More

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Nine Pioneers Earn All-OAC Honors


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Nine Marietta College Pioneers earned All-Ohio Athletic Conference honors Monday. Catcher Alex Toth, outfielders Jordan Grilliot and Aaron Hopper, and pitchers Jason Byers and Mike Mulvey were all selected to the first team. Toth started 39 games for Marietta and led the team with a .403 batting average. This season, Toth had a knack for… Read More

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False Calls Leads To Marijuana Bust

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Athens County Sheriff’s deputies shut down an indoor marijuana grow operation Sunday after receiving false phone calls about a possible kidnapping. According to Sheriff Pat Kelly, deputies first received a phone call from a person claiming his daughter was in a domestic situation with her live-in boyfriend at home on Shade Rd. Deputies arrived at… Read More