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Seven Indicted In Drug Trafficking Ring

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More charges may be pending from a spring 2011 drug bust that already netted seven arrests. The Perry County Grand Jury handed down indictments to those seven county residents suspected in a prescription drug trafficking ring. The Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force and agents with the Ohio Board of Pharmacy conducted an investigation into… Read More

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Commissioners To Ask For State Hearing On Injection Well

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A public hearing on a permit application to drill an injection well in Troy Twp. is being sought by the Athens County Commissioners, who also approved a resolution Tuesday in support of legislation that would ban disposal of fracking waste in injection wells. Both actions were requested by the Athens County Fracking Action Network (ACFAN),… Read More

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Countywide Accountability System Brought To First Responders

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After seven months of debate, the county fire departments and other first responders now have a uniform system of accountability for emergency response. The Passport is a system that keeps an incident commander aware of where individuals are during an emergency situation, through use of tags from fireman’s helmets or medic identification badges. According to… Read More

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Man And Woman Arrested For Meth Operation In Circleville

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A man with felony cases already pending in Pickaway County Common Pleas Court was arrested again Tuesday on meth-related charges. Brian C. Fout, 31, is being held in the Pickaway County Jail on charges of manufacture or cultivation of illegal drugs; illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs; trafficking in drugs;… Read More

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Steampunk Spectacle to Bring Together History, Fantasy

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For Jessica Cyders, Steampunk is a way to make history “sexy,” where the Victorian era meets modernity, technology and, most of all, creativity. Think of H.G. Wells, whose 19th century time machines brought readers’ imaginations beyond the plain of reality. Think of the year 1870, when author Jules Verne dreamed up a submarine that could… Read More

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Ariel Castro Commits Suicide

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Ohio corrections officials say Ariel Castro who held three women captive in his home for nearly a decade has committed suicide at a state prison facility. Spokeswoman JoEllen Smith says 53-year-old Castro was found hanging in his cell around 9:20 p.m. Tuesday at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient. Prison medical staff performed CPR before… Read More