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An Albany man is facing charges in connection to a robbery last week at an Athens Bank. Emmanuel Arocho, 31, was indicted in Athens County Municipal Court Monday morning on one count of robbery. Proscecutors said Arocho is accused of entering the People's Bank on East State Street, handing the teller a napkin demanding money… Read More
Athens, Ohio-based Scene One Theatre will present the entertaining and extreme production of The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon July 16-17 at ARTS/West. Written by Don Zolidis, the play centers around two expressive, outgoing characters who take the classic Brothers Grimm tales and turn them into one large story in which every character is connected to yet… Read More
UPDATE 5:00 PM: Power has been restored to all American Electric Power customers in Perry County who were without power Monday afternoon. An AEP Ohio Spokewoman said that power was shut off Monday afternoon in order for crews to remove a tree near a substation. Approximately 1,076 customers are affected, according to AEP Ohio’s Outage… Read More
An outage of OU's West Green Chilled Water Plant has left five buildings temporarily closed. The 20th aniversary of "The Shawshank Redemption" filming calls for exciting Labor Day Weekend events in Mansfield. A former West Virginia Division of Highway employee faces charges of stealing about $200,000 worth of property from the agency. Details in your… Read More
A Chauncey man is facing a felonious assault charge for choking his girlfriend with a cell phone cord. Plus, after a slight delay, Athens County's first school resource officer could be hired before the start of the school year. These stories and more in your Monday NewsWrap.
The recruiting trail remains hot for Ohio Football. Two weeks into July the team notched its 11th verbal commitment for the 2014 class from athlete Robbie Walker. Walker announced his decision Sunday on his personal Twitter account. Walker attends Gonzaga High School in Washington, D.C., where he has drawn interest as a game changing all-purpose… Read More
One of the victims of a two-motorcycle crash on Saturday has died from injuries sustained in the crash, according to the State Highway Patrol. June Rae Murray, 51, of Virginia Beach, Va., died overnight Sunday at Grant Medical Center in Columbus after being ejected from her motorcycle Saturday on Route 33 near the Wayne National… Read More
A Chauncey man faces a felony assault charge for chocking his girlfriend with a cell phone cord. Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly says Cory Ringer, 25, admitted chocking his girlfriend during an interview with deputies. Kelly says deputies received a call Sunday around 3:30 p.m. about female being held against her will at a house… Read More
Thousands are expected to attend this weekend's All Good Festival, being held July 18-21 at Legend Valley, located in the rolling hills of Thornville, Ohio. More than 50 acts will perform, including members of The Grateful Dead, Yonder Mountain String Band and Grace Potter.
Plans for Nelsonville-York City School District to hire the county’s first resource officer are slightly delayed, but officials still think the contract will be finalized and an officer will be hired before the start of the school year. The number of candidates are now down to four, according to Athens County Sheriff Patrick Kelly. Previously,… Read More
UPDATE 9:10 a.m. According to an official statement from Ohio University, buildings that have been affected by the outage should be restored within the next 24-48 hours. Some buildings have been temporarily closed on Ohio University's Athens campus. According to a report from the university, an outage of OU's West Green Chilled Water Plant has… Read More
Children with green backpacks walked in a single-file line around Ohio University’s campus on Friday heading to their next activity. Around 230 youngsters are partaking in this year’s Kids on Campus summer camp, which kicked off last week. For the first time in its 18-year history, the camp now includes children from beyond Athens County…. Read More
New Athens County floodplain maps proposed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency could put a damper on commercial and residential development in Nelsonville if adopted. On Thursday evening, new maps were rolled out for Athens County at the Athens Community Center. While the overall floodplain area in the county didn’t shift much, the floodway line… Read More
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