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Trimble School Teacher Dies

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Update 12:23 p.m. The name of the individual found dead is 47-year-old Christopher D. Downs. The body was found at the Jacksonville Volunteer Fire Department and pronounced deceased at the scene. The Trimble Twp. area was shaken Monday morning with the news that a prominent member of the community has died. The Athens County Public Information… Read More

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Funds Sought To Keep Charleston-Huntington Buses Running

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Transit officials are looking for funding to keep buses running between Charleston and Huntington. The Intelligent Transit bus service’s funding will expire on June 30. Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority assistant general manager Doug Hartley says unspent repair money will allow the service to operate for at least a few more months. Hartley tells the… Read More

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State Puts Hold On Drone Security Testing At SW Ohio Prisons

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Ohio’s prisons agency says it has put a hold on its testing of drones as a security measure to keep watch over two corrections facilities. The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction began testing the unmanned aerial vehicles at prisons in Lebanon and Warren in southwest Ohio in October. But the agency’s operations managing director Ed… Read More

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Maryland Man Pleads Guilty to Athens Fraud of $800,000

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A Maryland man pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to stealing more than $1.1 million though a scheme in which the conspirators pretended to be romantically interested in the victims. According to court documents, one of the victims was an Athens resident who lost more than $800,000. Krist Koranteng, 33, is scheduled to be sentenced… Read More

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With takeover, West Virginia GOP Saw Fizzle-outs And Compromises

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In their first shot at leading the Legislature since the 1930s, Republicans considered ideas that Democrats hadn’t given much play. They suggested allowing charter schools, repealing Common Core educational standards, drug testing welfare recipients and introducing a right-to-work law. Those proposals and others met resistance and fell flat. Other bills, including a prevailing wage rollback,… Read More

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Former Sheriff’s Secretary Re-trial Set For Monday

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The former Meigs County Sheriff’s secretary accused of taking funds while serving in that position is scheduled for a second jury trial beginning on Monday. Mary Kimes, 46, of Middleport was indicted in May 2013 on eight counts of theft in office for allegedly stealing at least $60,000 in office funds according to the indictment…. Read More

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Quote To Test Landfill Records Presented To Commissioners

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A consultant quoted a price of $5,145 to do testing to find out if records dug up from a landfill as part of the Patrick Kelly investigation pose a safety risk. Hiring of the consultant is on the agenda of this week’s Athens County Commissioners meeting. Part of the investigation of then-sheriff Patrick Kelly centered… Read More

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Second Jury Trial for Meigs Co. Sheriff’s Secretary To Begin Monday

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The former Meigs County Sheriff’s secretary accused of taking funds while serving in that position is scheduled for a second jury trial beginning on Monday. Mary Kimes, 46, of Middleport was indicted in May 2013 on eight counts of theft in office for allegedly stealing at least $60,000 in office funds according to the indictment…. Read More

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Nelsonville Plans History Tours

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People who want to learn more about Nelsonville’s past can take part in history tours that will be held this coming Friday and April 24. Students in the Natural and Historical Interpretation program at Hocking College will tell tour participants about the sites visited, imparting information they have compiled and researched. That research included talking… Read More

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Alexander Schools Looks Forward To New Athletic Complex

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The Alexander Local School District, in a joint venture with Holzer Health System, has designed an all-encompassing Alexander Community Wellness Center meant to benefit students and community members. The 22,000 square-foot facility will include a weight room, two regulation basketball courts, an indoor track, a physician’s room and an all-purpose room. Construction is expected to… Read More

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Jackson Man Begins Trial on Kidnapping, Rape Charges

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After almost two years, Zachary R. Dunn’s trial has begun. The prosecution kicked off its case against Dunn Thursday afternoon with opening statements that outlined the alleged chain of events that lead to Dunn’s arrest. Dunn is charged with three counts of kidnapping, two counts of abduction, one count of rape, two counts of gross… Read More