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An apology was issued Thursday for the scenario that was used in an Athens County exercise to train emergency responders in the event of a terrorist incident. The scenario involved a fake anti-fracking extremist group. “The Athens County Emergency Management Agency and the Athens County LEPC (Local Emergency Planning Committee) are issuing this release to… Read More
The National Weather Service office In Charleston, West Virginia issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow and sleet for portions of the region. The advisory is in effect from Midnight Friday until 7 p.m. Saturday. NWS Forecasters expect between 1 and 3 inches of accumulating snow and sleet before changing to rain Saturday evening. Temperatures… Read More
Alexander Local Schools officials say that ammunition found on its Albany campus caused a lockdown Friday. In a message released by the district, "authorities were called and the incident was investigated." Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly released a statement on his Facebook page saying that the school is secure and there was no apparent threat… Read More
Jack Frost is a composite of several characters like Father Frost and Jokul Frosti. This fictional being is believed to control winter elements. Common happenings attributed to Jack Frost include cold weather, winter precipitation, and foliage changes. In literary terms, he is sometimes thus used as an idiom – or figurative symbol – of the… Read More
UPDATE 5:51 p.m. An Athens man died in a accident on Route 32 in Albany. The accident happened around 9:30 a.m. Friday on Route 32 at U.S. 50. According to the Highway Patrol a truck driven by Chester Clay Jr., 69, of McArthur was traveling south on U.S. Route 50 when Clay failed to yield… Read More
Strong guard play wasn’t enough to propel the Alexander Lady Spartans (4-2, 1-2 TVC-Ohio) to a win against conference rival Vinton County (4-3, 2-1 TVC-Ohio) in McArthur, as the Lady Spartans fell, 63-57. Alexander hit the ground running in the first eight minutes. Two fast break layups by junior guard Allyson Malone helped jump-start their… Read More
The undefeated Athens Lady Bulldogs rode the hot hand of junior guard Dominique Doseck en route to a 75-61 victory over the Nelsonville-York Lady Buckeyes on Thursday night at Ben Wagner Gymnasium. The junior guard paced the Lady Bulldogs with 39 points, helping Athens improve to a perfect 6-0 on the year and dropping N-Y… Read More
Agents from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation conducted searches of the Athens County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Patrick Kelly’s home on Wednesday. It was the second time BCI executed search warrants at the two locations. The previous time was in June. The bureau has been investigating several allegations involving Kelly, and the… Read More
A man faces multiple felony charges after repeatedly ramming or attempting to ram police cruisers Friday morning. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said that Brian Rawlins was stopped at 12:39 AM on US 52 near Portsmouth. When the Trooper got out of his car the report says Rawlins rammed the car with his truck so… Read More
OU students are leaving Athens en masse for winter break, but that doesn't mean things are going to quiet down. On the contrary, Athens bands are planning to raise the volume–and funds for music education–with a little help from their friends. This Saturday, The Union and Jackie O's will be teeming with Beatles fans as Lennon Fest celebrates its 14th year.
Keith Hanlon, a Columbus-based musician, recording engineer and Ohio University alumnus, shares his top music picks of 2013, including albums by David Bowie, My Bloody Valentine and Prefab Sprout.