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Athens 911 Director Resigns

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Athens County’s 911 director Scott Warner has resigned effective Tuesday. He submitted his formal letter Tuesday afternoon after Athens County Commissioners accepted his resignation in the morning. Warner could not be reached for comment. No explanation was provided in his letter, however, Commissioner Lenny Eliason said Warner's resignation was partly due to the disciplinary settlement… Read More

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Man Dies in Ross County Crash


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The Chillicothe Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two vehicle fatal crash that occurred on US 23 near milepost 19 in Ross County, at approximately 9 p.m. Monday night. Matthew S. Barnhart, 44, of Chillicothe, was traveling southbound on U.S. 23 in a semi-truck hauling a track-hoe on a trailer.  Barnhart… Read More

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State Identifies New 70 MPH Speed Zones

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The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) unveiled a map today identifying the interstate highway locations where motorists will be legally permitted to drive 70 mph beginning this summer.    Motorists will be permitted to drive 70 mph on interstates that are "outside urbanized areas" after a state transportation budget bill goes into effect on July 1st…. Read More

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Man Arrested For Car Burglaries

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A Wheelersburg man faces burglary charges in connection with a series car burglaries. Chadwick Gary, 38, is charged with one count of burglary and one count of theft from a vehicle. The Scioto County Sheriff says Gary suspected of breaking into a several vehicles in the Wheelersburg and Kentucky area. The Sheriff says investigators were… Read More

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Alloys Plant To Idle; Workers Laid Off

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Felman Production LLC plans to temporarily idle one of three electric arc furnaces at its ferroalloys plant in New Haven and lay off union workers. The company says in a news release that several management and contract positions already have been eliminated. Felman attributes the cuts to a decline in silicomanganese prices and increasing manufacturing… Read More

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Morning Update For May 21

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Meigs County police have been in a standoff for nearly 20 hours. A house in Harrison Township was leveled by a large explosion. Wayne County High's principal is making students accused of vandalizing the school with deer carcasses clean today and tomorrow.

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Standoff With 80-Year-Old Man In Meigs County Over

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UPDATE 4:48 p.m. Shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, a domestic dispute turned stand-off with police that began around noon on Monday finally concluded in Meigs County. A post was made on the Meigs County Sheriff's Office's Facebook page announcing that the 80-year-old male keeping police at bay was taken into custody. "After a long battle,… Read More