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Athens City Council To Request Hearing On Fluff Bakery Liquor License

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Athens City Council will introduce an ordinance next week to request a public hearing from the Ohio Division of Liquor Control regarding a proposed liquor license transfer to Fluff Bakery and Catering on Court Street. Last week, some Council members expressed concern regarding the transfer of the license, which formerly belonged to West Side Tavern,… Read More

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Athens Woman Sentenced For Meat Cleaver Attack


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An Athens woman who attacked her boyfriend with a meat cleaver was sentenced to three years in jail. According to Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn, 35-year-old Amanda Ruth was sentenced Tuesday in Athens County Common Pleas Court on two counts of felonious aggravated assault. Last June, Ruth attacked 37-year-old Christopher McCoy with a meat cleaver…. Read More

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Athens City, County Go With Local Firm For Electric Aggregation

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By a split vote Tuesday, the Athens County Commissioners decided to go with a newly formed local company to guide the county through electric aggregation. The city of Athens, which is also pursuing aggregation, has selected the same company. Aggregation is the process by which customers are pooled together to get a lower price from… Read More

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Negligence Alleged Against Children’s Hospital, OU Medical College

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The father of a young Athens-area boy has filed medical negligence claims against Nationwide Children's Hospital, the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and other defendants. Danny Metts II, of Pleasant Valley Lane, Athens, filed lawsuits Friday in the Ohio Court of Claims and Franklin County Common Pleas Court on behalf of his son,… Read More

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Haydenville Man Charged With Having 300 Nude Photos Of Children Pleads Guilty

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A Haydenville man charged with having 300 nude photographs of children on his computer accepted a plea deal in Hocking County Common Pleas Court Monday. James A. McManaway, 37, pleaded guilty to two charges of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles and four charges of pandering obscenities involving a minor. He was indicted in November on… Read More

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Doseck Named First Team All-Ohio


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Dominique Doseck was named to the First Team All-Ohio squad for Division II Monday morning. Doseck paved the way for the Bulldogs, who have now won consecutive district titles. This isn’t Doseck’s first time receiving high honors, as she was named to the Third Team All-Ohio squad last season. Doseck finished the season averaging over… Read More

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Dark Market: Forced Prostitution Comes At Steep Price For Victims And The Community

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Modern slavery has built a rich and powerful in­dustry on the backs of men, women and chil­dren. Generating over $32 billion a year, the exploitation of over 27 million people has made human trafficking the third-largest industry of interna­tional crime – right behind illegal drugs and illegal weap­ons trafficking. The forced sex and labor trades… Read More

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Commissioner Says Law Governing Sheriff’s Possible Suspension Needs Changed

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An Athens County commissioner says he will pursue changes in the state law under which the suspension of Sheriff Patrick Kelly is being considered. Commissioner Lenny Eliason said he has already spoken with the County Commissioners Association of Ohio regarding his concerns with that law, and he will be drafting revised language for the association… Read More

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Marshall University And Partners To Create Water Innovation Center

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Marshall University is partnering in the creation of a center of innovation for water cleanliness and sustainability. Officials say the university will partner with the Charleston Area Alliance and others for the center at the West Virginia Regional Technology Park in South Charleston. The mission of the new West Virginia Water Sustainability Institute will be… Read More