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OUPD Officer Allegedly Assaulted

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An Ohio University Police Department officer was injured while attempting to arrest an allegedly disorderly Athens man. Camden R. Pierce, 20, of 12 N. McKinley Ave., was being arrested Monday for alleged disorderly conduct when he allegedly assaulted Officer John Stabler. The incident allegedly occurred at Pickering Hall on the OU campus, according to a… Read More

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Sheriff’s Citizens Academy Starting Again


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PRESS RELEASE – The Athens County Sheriff’s Office will be holding its next Citizens Academy starting April 9, 2015. Applications for the Citizens Academy are available at the Athens County Sheriff’s Office located at Washington Street, Athens or you can contact our office and we will forward you an application upon your request. The deadline… Read More

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Records Culled From Landfill In Kelly Case Causing Concerns For County

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Athens County officials are trying to figure out what to do with some smelly — and possibly contaminated — records that were recovered from a landfill during the investigation of former sheriff Patrick Kelly. In 2013, records disposed of in the Athens-Hocking Reclamation Landfill by then-sheriff Patrick Kelly were dug up as part of the… Read More

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County Will Try To Recover Compensation Given To Kelly

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The Athens County Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to file a civil action against former sheriff Patrick Kelly to try to recover compensation Kelly received while under suspension awaiting trial. Kelly was found guilty Feb. 12 in Athens County Common Pleas Court of 18 felony charges and is scheduled to be sentenced March 20. The Ohio… Read More

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FCC Adopts Net Neutrality

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The Federal Communications Commission has agreed to impose strict new regulations on Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T. The regulatory agency voted 3-2 Thursday in favor of rules aimed at enforcing what’s called “net neutrality.” That’s the idea that service providers shouldn’t intentionally block or slow web traffic, creating paid fast lanes on… Read More

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32 Apply To Be Next Hocking College President

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There are 32 applicants under consideration to become the next president of Hocking College. Chairman of the Hocking College Board of Trustees Andy Stone stated via email on Wednesday morning that as of Feb. 25 there are 32 applicants that met the minimum qualifications for the position. There were initially 33 qualified candidates but one… Read More

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Ohio Utility Regulators Reject AEP Plan For Coal Plants

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Ohio utility regulators have rejected an American Electric Power proposal to guarantee profitability from two of its aging coal plants. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio ruled Wednesday that the plan was legal but it would not benefit customers. Commissioners declined to authorize a plan to cover the costs of generating electricity from the company’s… Read More

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Ohio House Passes Legal Protection For Skilled Volunteers

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The Ohio House has passed a bill that gives legal protection to certain volunteers who provide service and expertise during emergencies. The measure gives architects, engineers, surveyors and tradespersons immunity from civil liability for errors or omissions that may occur while performing services during times of declared emergency. Ohio law doesn’t currently provide protection against… Read More

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Ohio National Guard To Help Form New Cyber Protection Team

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A cyber protection team of soldiers from Army National Guard units in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan will be among the first of three such teams beginning work this fall to support the military’s cyber defense efforts. Ohio’s interim adjutant general said Wednesday that the team will consist of 39 soldiers. Maj. Gen. Mark Bartman says… Read More

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After Veto Last Year, West Virginia Lawmakers Clear Abortion Ban

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Lawmakers are sending Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin a bill banning abortion after 20 weeks conception, similar to one he vetoed last year. The Senate passed the proposal 29-5 Wednesday. The House passed it earlier this month. The bill provides some exemptions for women in medical emergencies. Rape and incest aren’t exempted. Proponents have cited… Read More

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Rates For City Parking Garage Slated To Increase In May

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In order to raise revenue to make repairs to the Athens Municipal Parking Garage, Council has proposed increased parking fees for the garage beginning in May. Legislation was introduced during Monday’s Athens City Council meeting to increase the parking fees at metered spaces as well as monthly parking spaces beginning May 1. The proposal would… Read More

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Preparations Underway For Athens Beautification Day

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The Ohio University and Athens community are gearing up for the annual Athens Beautification Day, which will be held on April 19. The annual event provides an opportunity for OU students and employees, as well as city residents and officials, to work side-by-side while doing beautification projects around the city and beyond. Athens Beautification Day… Read More

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Students Of Great Recession: Transfers Rising, Completions Declining

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There’s been a push in the last decade to accurately calculate college graduation rates as a way to address the education gaps between low-income students and their more affluent peers President Barack Obama upped the ante in 2009 when he promised in his first speech to a joint session of Congress to provide the resources… Read More