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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
The recently completed balcony on the second floor of the former Blue Gator building on Court Street will remain as the ordinance approving the structure to hover over the city sidewalk narrowly passed Athens City Council on Monday with a 4-3 vote. The original proposal presented to Athens City Council by Gator Guys LLC —… Read More
The National Weather Service is urging people in parts of the region to be on alert for the possibility of severe weather during the afternoon and evening hours on Tuesday. A severe thunderstorm watch was issued for Lawrence County until 10 p.m. Tuesday. The NWS also issued a special weather statement for parts of central… Read More
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
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
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
Senior Alexis Geiger and junior Juli Accurso will represent Ohio University and compete at the NCAA East Regional in women’s outdoor track and field to be held in Greensboro, N.C. Accurso qualified for the 5,000m run which is set for Saturday at 8:05 p.m., and the 10,000m run which is set for Thursday at 9… Read More
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
Scott Pfeiffer reviews The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire, and directed by Baz Luhrman, the man behind Moulin Rouge and Romeo + Juliet.
A woman who was drunk when she hit and killed a 15-year-old boy walking along a rural Ohio road last fall has been sentenced to prison for eight years. Authorities say 49-year-old Cathy Humphries' blood alcohol content was more than three times the legal limit when she hit Austin Houser with her pickup truck Oct…. Read More
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.
Wayne County High's principal says students accused of vandalizing the school with deer carcasses will be allowed to graduate if they clean up the mess. Principal Sara Stapleton tells WCHS-TV that the students must clean the school from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. The school's graduation ceremony is scheduled… Read More
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