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Open House Held for New Athens Maintenance Facility


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The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) celebrated the completion of the new maintenance facility in Athens County by hosting an open house today. The new building is a remodeled version of the original building, which was built in 1961. The new facility was an $8.3 million investment. The facility has many new features including two… Read More

Ohio State Ex-Band Director Denied Access to Trustees Records

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A federal judge has denied fired Ohio State marching band director Jonathan Waters broad access to trustees’ records that Waters had argued might help prove his gender discrimination case. District Judge James Graham issued the decision Friday after a telephone conference with attorneys. Waters alleged trustees were directly involved in his… Read More

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Ohio Police Officer Fired for ‘Racially Charged’ Facebook Posts

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REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) – A central Ohio police officer has been fired after a four-month investigation into Facebook posts that officials say were racially charged. Officials say Reynoldsburg Officer Katherine Mielke was fired last week after a disciplinary hearing. Authorities say she posted two items on Facebook last year that were racially insensitive to African… Read More