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A written reprimand will be given to Athens County 911 Director Dan Pfeiffer for not following a union contract, the county commissioners decided Tuesday. The commissioners upheld a grievance filed by dispatcher Lisa Cartwright. Dispatchers are represented by the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association. Read more at The Athens Messenger.
The Republican candidate in the Athens mayoral race has withdrawn his candidacy, leaving Democrat Steve Patterson unopposed on the November general election ballot. According to the Athens County Board of Elections, Andrew Looker withdrew his candidacy on Thursday. Looker is an Ohio University student and employed at Walmart. On Tuesday, Patterson said he was surprised… Read More
HAMDEN — Hamden Police Chief Charles Boyer has agreed to resign for violating multiple state ethics rules upon reaching a settlement with the Ohio Ethics Commission. Boyer, a 33-year veteran of law enforcement, had been serving as chief since Hamden resurrected its police department in 2012. His involvement in being appointed to that role is… Read More
The Nelsonville Restoration Foundation announced last week the Ohio Housing Finance Agency approved tax credits to reconstruct two historical buildings, the Nelsonville High School and Junior High after fifteen years of preservation. The junior high school was built in 1907, and the high school was built in 1924. Dorothy Gettle, the Nelsonville Restoration Foundation chairman,… Read More
Here’s a set from Telecaster master Bill Kirchen, recorded Sept. 20, 2014 at the Fur Peace Ranch in Pomeroy, Ohio. Live from Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch airs Fridays at 7 p.m. on WOUB FM. To hear other programs in the series, visit this link.
Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville will kick off its Free Summer Concert Series this Friday, June 26, at 7 p.m. with indie-folk-pop group The Shook Twins. The concert series, which takes place in the Stuart’s Opera House parking lot, coincides with Final Fridays, Nelsonville’s monthly arts event. Hailing from Portland, Oregon, The Shook Twins are… Read More
Four astronauts from around the world gathered at Ohio University on June 17th for the International Space University Space Studies Program’s astronaut panel. The panel featured: Jack Schmitt: the Lunar Module pilot of 1972’s Apollo 17 mission Soyeon Yi: the first South Korean in space, traveled to the International Space Station in April 2008 Paolo Nespoli: Italian Astronaut, flew… Read More
A New Lexington man will serve nearly 30 years in prison for the attempted murder of his ex-wife. Frederick “Fritz” J. Craig, Jr., 53, was sentenced on Monday in Athens County Common Pleas Court to 26 years in prison on one count each of attempted murder, tampering with evidence and domestic violence; and two counts… Read More
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) – Officials with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park say DNA results show a euthanized bear was not responsible for an attack on a 16-year-old boy. However, the park says rangers believe they shot the bear that attacked the boy and it may have died. The parks closed several trails and backcountry… Read More
CLEVELAND (AP) – The U.S. Justice Department is seeking suggestions about who should serve on a selection panel that will pick a community police commission that is a key provision in Cleveland police department reforms. A federal judge on June 12 approved an agreement made between the city and Justice Department on how to reform… Read More
By Luke O’Roark – Copperheads Staff Writer LIMA — The Southern Ohio Copperheads, presented by Ohio Health O’Bleness Hospital, won 6-0 against the Lima Locos in 10 innings on Monday after an offensive outburst in the top of the 10th. With hecklers abound at Simmons Field, Monday’s affair saw a scoreless pitching duel throughout between… Read More
An agreement calling for Athens-Hocking Solid Waste District to provide funding to help create a materials recovery facility was approved Monday by the district’s board. The nonprofit Athens-Hocking Recycling Centers Inc. is developing the facility at Theisen Industrial Park near The Plains. It will sort recyclables, meaning that residents won’t have to sort them at… Read More
Columbus has a great festival in store for you every single weekend this summer. So pick your favorite weekend and take that trip – no excuses. June 27-28: ComFest, Goodale Park/Victorian Village A celebration of peace, togetherness and live local music. Tips here. June 28: German Village Haus und Garten Tour, German Village Explore this… Read More