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911 Director To Be Reprimanded

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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.

OU Student Withdraws Candidacy, Patterson Unopposed in Mayor’s Race

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The Republican candidate in the Athens mayoral race has withdrawn his candidacy, leaving Democrat Steve Patterson unopposed on the November general election ballot.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 Police Chief Resigns Amid Ethics Investigation

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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

Historical Nelsonville Schools in Renovation Process


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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

Full Event Audio: ISU SSP 2015 Astronaut Panel


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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