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Corning Man Dies After Alleged Assault

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CORNING — A Perry County man who had been hospitalized since reportedly being assaulted outside a Corning carryout last Thursday, died Sunday afternoon in a Columbus hospital. According to the Perry County Sheriff’s Department,  Fred Fisher, 55,  of Corning, allegedly became involved in a dispute with Brandon Keith, 23, of Glouster. Deputies were dispatched at… Read More

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Perry County Takes Next Step Toward Future Of 911 Operations

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Perry County took the next step toward 21st century emergency service, with village and county agencies agreeing in principal to share 911 response duties. Technical Advisor Committee (TAC), following recommendations of a survey conducted last year by Cleveland State, suggested that a consolidated 911 be housed at the municipal building in New Lexington. John Arkley,… Read More

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Grants Provide Funding For Conservation Efforts In Athens County

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As part of it work to carry out Ora Anderson’s vision of preserving and enhancing the natural beauty of this region, the Ora E. Anderson Conservation Fund has awarded two grants totaling over $6,700 for conservation efforts taking place in Athens County. The Raccoon Creek Partnership received a $4,400 grant to support its mission of… Read More

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Perry County Courthouse Reopens Following Evacuation Tuesday

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A bomb threat emptied the Perry County courthouse Tuesday, and after a three-hour search by the Sheriff’s Department with help from the Muskingum County K-9 unit, employees and staff members were allowed to re-enter the building by late afternoon. The New Lexington Police Department received a call at 12:28 p.m. Tuesday about a bomb threat… Read More

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Historical Marker To Be Dedicated For Civil War Medal Of Honor Recipient

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An historical marker will be dedicated at the Athens County Fairgrounds to commemorate the location where 150 years ago Milton Holland raised Company C of the 5th United States Colored Infantry regiment. The ceremony will take place at 2 p.m., Nov. 11. The keynote speaker for the dedication will be Bennie McRae of Trotwood, Ohio…. Read More

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Case involving man facing rape charges headed to grand jury

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A 43-year old Junction City man facing a rape charge involving a three-year old girl will soon have his case heard in front of a grand jury. According to a press release from the Perry County Sheriff’s Office on Oct. 3 deputies from the Perry County Sheriff’s Office along with the United States Marshall’s Service… Read More

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Seven Indicted In Drug Trafficking Ring

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More charges may be pending from a spring 2011 drug bust that already netted seven arrests. The Perry County Grand Jury handed down indictments to those seven county residents suspected in a prescription drug trafficking ring. The Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force and agents with the Ohio Board of Pharmacy conducted an investigation into… Read More

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Councilman Expected To Face Jury Trial

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A trial date for a New Lexington Village councilman charged with child endangering and drunk driving could be set within 30 days. The Perry County Tribune reports a pretrial hearing for Trent Thompson was held Tuesday in Perry County Court. In July, Thompson pleaded not guilty to four misdemeanor charges stemming from an incident July… Read More

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Murder Suicide investigation in Perry County

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A husband and wife were found dead in their home in Perry County after an apparent murder-suicide. The Perry County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Tuesday afternoon that Juanita Thompson, 41, and Christopher Thompson, 43, were discovered Tuesday morning in their home on New England Hill Road. The Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at 8:15 Tuesday… Read More

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Family Claims Facebook Post By New Lexington Councilman Is Racially “Ignorant”

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A family pictured in a racially charged Internet posting by New Lexington Councilman Trent Thompson is asking for his removal from office. Thompson apparently posted a photograph of a mixed race couple walking with their back to the camera pushing two baby strollers with a caption saying “This seems to be an ever growing epidemic… Read More