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Area Officials Undergo Training To Combat Terroristic Events

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A hands-on, live-action training seminar took place Wednesday at the Athens County Fairgrounds giving first responders and emergency management personnel valuable experience in dealing with biochemical and terrorist incidents. “It gives the county a chance to interact with the state,” said Athens County Emergency Management Agency Director Fred Davis. “It gives us a chance to… Read More

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OU Student Misidentified As Alleged Rape Victim

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An Ohio University student who was misidentified as the victim of an alleged rape that took place over Homecoming weekend filed a complaint with police over telecommunications harassment. The female OU student reported Monday that between Wednesday and Friday she had received numerous harassing comments via social media websites after wrongly being identified as the… Read More

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OU student misidentified as alleged rape victim, files harassment complaint

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An Ohio University student who was misidentified as the victim of an alleged rape that took place over Homecoming weekend filed a complaint with police over telecommunications harassment. The female OU student reported Monday that between Wednesday and Friday she had received numerous harassing comments via social media websites after wrongly being identified as the… Read More

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Convicted Of Gross Sexual Imposition, Glouster Man Denies Wrongdoing In Civil Suit

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A Glouster man being sued by the families of sexually abused children has filed a response to the lawsuit and essentially denies any wrongdoing. Thomas Shifflet, 76, was convicted earlier this year of gross sexual imposition against a child and later entered no contest pleas to gross sexual imposition against three other children. The no… Read More

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Copper Wire Theft Leaves Thousands Without Power, Hocking College Closed

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UPDATE 3:05 p.m. Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly says his department may have a person of interest related to the theft of copper wire from a American Electric Power Ohio's station in Nelsonville that left thousands of customers without electricity. Sheriff Kelly said investigators are waiting on AEP Ohio to positively identify some copper wire as… Read More