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Athens County Sheriff Patrick Kelly and Records Commission Chairman Lenny Eliason confirmed they have been subpoenaed by the Ohio Attorney General's Office. Plus, a probe into allegations of misconduct at the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail found that officials did follow proper disciplinary procedures. These stories and more in your Tuesday NewsWrap.
The Athens County Historical Society and Museum (ACHSM) is seeking help from area legislators, State Sen. Lou Gentile (D-30th Dist.) and State Rep. Debbie Phillips (D-94th Dist.) to scuttle the legislation advanced by Ohio University to reconfigure The Ridges Advisory Committee. An amendment to the state budget bill (House Bill 59) is being sponsored by… Read More
Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee is retiring following the revelation of recorded remarks in which he criticized Notre Dame, Roman Catholics and the Southeastern Conference. The university announced Tuesday that Gee is retiring as of July 1. Gee made the joking remarks to the university's Athletic Council in December… Read More
Ohio senators plan to keep in the state budget a provision that would effectively de-fund Planned Parenthood by putting it at the back of the line for public family planning money. The Senate Finance Committee unveiled its latest changes Tuesday to the more than $61 billion, two-year spending plan. The panel was expected to vote… Read More
The next time you see one of those high-tech jet fighters roaring across the sky you might consider the possibility that workers from our area have had a hand in making it. The cockpit of this F-35 – a simulator of one of the world’s most advanced fighter jets – is sitting on a factory… Read More
According to PrepBaseballReport.com, Ohio recently received a commitment for the class of 2014 in Ty Suntken, a shortstop and right-handed pitcher from Wauseon High School (OH). The Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association named Suntken First Team All-Ohio, after hitting .433 with four home runs and 25 RBIs his junior year, according to Defiance City… Read More
UPDATED 5:00 p.m. An Athens County commissioner and the county sheriff confirmed Tuesday that they have been subpoenaed by the Ohio Attorney General's Office to testify to a grand jury. "I'm going to assume it has to do with the sheriff because they previously asked for my e-mails (relating to the sheriff's disposal of records)," said… Read More
The former home of Southeast Imports Superstore on Columbus Road has been sold to the highest bidder after an auction Saturday that saw the property split into three pieces and sold at a total of $535,000. The sale price is reportedly lower than what Athens County recently offered when it was being considered as a… Read More
After further investigation into three anonymous letters alleging misconduct at the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail, The Logan Daily News has found that the jail has followed proper disciplinary measures. The letters, sent to county commissioners in Athens, Hocking, Morgan and Perry in 2012, outlined numerous allegations of misconduct — criminal and otherwise — committed by… Read More
Nearly 20 years ago, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that the state was not in compliance with its constitutional mandate to provide a “thorough and efficient system” for funding public and secondary education. In the decades since, a bitter debate has raged in Columbus over the best school funding formula. Despite a new model proposed… Read More
Sheriff's deputies are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in Licking County. A West Virginia man convicted of sexually assaulting a child will remain in prison after courts refuse to hear his appeal. More in your morning update.
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources needs help in locating a species of bird called whip-poor-wills. The bird is gray, black and brown with a black throat. Officials say it is well-camouflaged and is easier to hear than see. Its namesake song is a loud, rhythmic "whip-poor-will" which it sings repeatedly at night. Biologist… Read More
A West Virginia man convicted of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl will remain in prison to complete his sentence. Joseph Lavigne Jr.'s lawyer, Greg Ayers, tells the Charleston Gazette that the U.S. Supreme Court won't review Lavigne's petition. Lavigne, 55, was convicted of sexual assault in Putnam County in 1996. He was sentenced to up… Read More
A provision in bill being considered by the Ohio Senate would allow chiropractors to make the call on allowing student athletes with head injuries to go back into games. The move has upset some physicians in the state who say chiropractors do not have the proper training for that responsibility. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports… Read More
Sheriff's deputies are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in rural central Ohio. It started Monday night when Licking County deputies were called to a house near Pataskala for a welfare check. Deputies heard shots fired and called in the SWAT team. Following a standoff of several hours, deputies forced their way into the house to find… Read More