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An Athens man who pleaded guilty to charges related to the theft and sale of human bones has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison. Weston Moquin, 29, pleaded guilty in January to charges of interstate transportation of stolen goods and theft from a program receiving federal funds. The theft occurred from Ohio University…. Read More
Country music singer and songwriter Suzy Bogguss in performance at the Fur Peace Ranch recorded May 21, 2011.
A collision involving two vehicles at the intersection of Athens Co. US50/32 has resulted in life-threatening injuries. Officials say Boyd Bobo was driving a 1988 Chevrolet truck northbound on Radford Road and failed to yield at a stop sign. An investigator at the scene said Bobo pulled onto US-50 into the path of a 1998… Read More
The second set from the Tony Rice Unit recorded in performance at the Fur Peace Ranch April 4, 2009.
The village of Trimble has been declared to be in a state of fiscal emergency. The announcement came Tuesday from Auditor of State Dave Yost. The Auditor's office found that the village had hundreds of thousands of dollars in deficit fund balances after Trimble Mayor Douglas Davis requested a fiscal analysis. The auditor said those deficit… Read More
Cameron Fuller's success in last year's Ohio Brew Week competition in Athens was the nudge he needed to finally decide to pursue a goal he has — opening a craft beer brewery. If all goes as planned, Devil's Kettle Brewing will begin making beer in six or seven months at its location on Columbus Road,… Read More
An Ohio bill would allow cats, dogs and other family pets to be included within the scope of protection orders obtained by victims of domestic violence or stalking. A state Senate panel approved the proposal Tuesday. Under the measure, courts could issue orders that keep alleged offenders from threatening or interfering with the care of… Read More
Summer construction is in full swing at Ohio University. The wide array of projects include road, building and utility work. The university and City of Athens aim to progress on the projects with minimal disruption to events and activities. Campus projects are occurring at College Green, the Housing Development Plan Construction, South Green Drive Extension,… Read More
Ohio health officials have distributed more than 11,800 doses of vaccines to try to stem recent outbreaks of measles and mumps in the state. The state epidemiologist, Mary DiOrio, said Tuesday that around half of those measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccines have been administered. There have been 68 measles cases reported in six counties, mostly among unvaccinated… Read More
A divided Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a man who killed two teenage girls in Cincinnati despite what the court called improper remarks by a prosecutor arguing for death. A jury convicted Anthony Kirkland in 2010 of aggravated murder, attempted rape and other charges in the 2006 death of Casonya Crawford,… Read More