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Athens County Prosecuting Reports


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The Athens County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office released two cases each investigated by the Athens County Sheriff’s Office. Jonathan Westerviller, 29, of Chauncey, Ohio entered plea changes of 1 count possessing criminal tools and 1 count of Theft. In addition, Westerville entered a change of plea to 1 count of Receiving Stolen Property. Michael Malcolm, 34,… Read More

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Logan Elm Preps For Renewal Levy Vote


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Logan Elm School District officials are preparing to ask the voters of Pickaway County to renew two soon-to-be-expiring levies.  Superintendent Tim Williams told the board that the first resolution will request certification for the renewal levy tax, and then they will need to pass another resolution in January, after it has been certified, which will… Read More

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Wolfe Leads Southern Over Federal Hocking


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The Federal Hocking Lancers were focused on two things coming into the Southern Tornado’s (1-0) new gym tonight: the recent losses of, newly appointed, coach Eric Mitchell and how to contain senior forward Tristen Wolfe. With coach Joe Butcher taking the reigns for the Lancers after Mitchell’s departure—reportedly for personal reasons—the Lancers seemed to already… Read More

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Village of Laurelville Purchases New Water Meters


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 The Village of Laurelville is moving further into the 21st Century with the purchase of new water meters for the entire community. According to Village Mayor Jason Hettinger, the current water meters were purchased and installed sometime around 1981, which is 33 years ago. “They’ve been a constant source of problems,” Hettinger stated. “The new… Read More

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Ohio Lawmakers Narrow Lethal Injection Bill


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Ohio lawmakers have removed a provision from a death penalty bill that doctors warned could lead to dangerous shortages of a widely used anesthetic.            At issue was a requirement that drugmakers be prohibited through contracts from restricting distribution of drugs that could be used in executions.            Dr. Robert Small, representing the Ohio Society… Read More

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OU Student To Run For Athens City Council


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Athens City Council will likely see some new faces and organizational changes in 2016 as at least one person has already announced his candidacy to run for an at-large seat. On Tuesday, Ohio University student Aaron Dauterman announced that he will be running for an at-large Council seat as a Republican in 2015. Dauterman, 21,… Read More

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Jackie O’s, Casa To Host 14th Annual Lennonfest

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Many wondered what would happen with Athens' annual Lennonfest after the Nov. 16 fire that destroyed The Union Bar & Grill's upstairs room and several other businesses along West Union Street, including Jackie O's Public House.

Eric Leighton, who founded Lennonfest 14 years ago, wants to assure everyone that a splendid time is still guaranteed for all. Casa Cantina agreed to co-host this Saturday's event and Jackie O's Public House, which recently re-opened, is ready to rock once again with dozens of local musicians performing Beatles classics.

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Bills Legalizing Fireworks Clears Ohio Senate


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Consumer grade fireworks would be legal to use in Ohio under legislation moving through the state Legislature.   Current state law prohibits setting off firecrackers, smoke bombs and other recreational fireworks available for purchase in Ohio and says they must be transported out-of-state within 48 hours of being bought.   A bill sponsored by state… Read More

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State School Board Votes On Specialized Teachers


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An education policy change that some say would let school districts eliminate art, gym and other classes has cleared its first hurdle at the state school board, over some continuing objections.   At issue was a rule governing districts' minimum staffing requirements for elementary art, music and physical education teachers, counselors, librarians, nurses, social workers… Read More