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First responder's vehicle line the road leading to the Southeast Ohio Regional Jail

A “Mass Inmate Disturbance” At SEORJ Ended With Flash Bangs, Tear Gas And No Injuries

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Officers used flash bangs and tear gas to stop a mass inmate disturbance at the regional jail Thursday afternoon. No injuries to law enforcement or inmates were reported, said Athens County Sheriff Rodney Smith. Smith said he received a call for help around 2:50 p.m. from the warden at the Southeastern… Read More

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29 New COVID-19 Cases Were Reported In Athens County For Sept. 16

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 6,690 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 29 new cases were reported Thursday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the numbers on Sept. 16, 2021. According to ODH data, the cases involved six people 0-19, six people 40-49, five people 20-29,… Read More

Ohio Redistricting Commission meets late at night on the final day of the constitutional deadline to pass maps.

Commission Approves Final District Maps That Appear To Retain GOP Supermajorities in House, Senate

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Just after the clock struck midnight, the Ohio Redistricting Commission approved new Ohio House and Ohio Senate district maps, that are likely to guarantee a Republican supermajority for the next four years, by a vote of 5 to 2. The two Democrats on the panel voted against the plan…. Read More