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Dorr Run, Monday Creek Trails will be improved with ODNR funding

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Two recreational trails in Hocking County will be improved with federal funds received through the Recreational Trails Program. The Dorr Run/U.S. 33 Bypass Project and the Monday Creek OHV Trail System were selected to receive the federal grants, which are reimbursement grants that provide up to 80 percent of the project’s funding. “When they put… Read More

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Weekend traffic stops result in numerous charges

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Local law enforcement conducted numerous traffics stops on people headed to Athens for the Halloween Block Party, which resulted in almost 30 charges being filed. The Hocking County Sheriff’s Office, Hocking County Sheriff’s Interdiction Unit and the Fairfield-Hocking Major Crimes Unit conducted 88 traffic stops along U.S. 33 on Oct. 25 and 26 because of… Read More

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Trustee Deny Allegations Of Corruption In Benton Township

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Benton Township Trustee Robbie Davis is denying allegations of corruption in Benton Township made by trustee candidate Bruce Johnson, and told The Logan Daily News that the allegations could hurt his logging and excavating business. “We’re a small community and when my name gets involved in something, it can hurt my business,” Davis said. Davis… Read More

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Candidate Accuses Benton Township Of Corruption

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A candidate for Benton Township Trustees is accusing the three current trustees of nepotism and misuse of funds. Candidate Bruce Johnson claims that trustees Clyde Garrett, Robbie Davis and Gerald “Dean” Stevens are employing family members and misusing township insurance provided to the trustees. Garrett and Davis are up for re-election in November. Former trustee… Read More

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Court Sides With Hocking County In Conspiracy Lawsuit

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Visiting Hocking County Common Pleas Court Judge Dale Crawford ruled in favor of Hocking County over a local woman who accused numerous officials of conspiracy. The accusations come from Melanie Ogle of Rockbridge. The court granted the motion for summary judgment on the defendants, who include Hocking County Sheriff Lanny North and Hocking County Prosecutor… Read More

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Logan Man Charged For Driving Truck Into Scott’s Creek

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A Logan man is being held in Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail for endangering children and other charges after he drove his truck into Scott’s Creek on Tuesday. Anthony “Tony” Marolt, Jr., 31, has been charged with three counts of endangering children, obstructing official business, reckless operation and driving under suspension. The Hocking County Sheriff’s Office… Read More

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Logan-Hocking High School Graduation Rates Reach Record Levels

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National high school graduation rates have reached a record high, but the rate for the Logan-Hocking School District is even higher. A study done by the Editorial Projects in Education Research Center found that high school graduation rates have increased for a third straight year, reaching the highest point in 40 years. Nationally the graduation… Read More

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N-Y Schools Hit Hardest by Federal Sequester

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The automatic federal spending cuts from the financial sequester are expected to hit schools statewide at the start of the school year. While the impact won’t be as bad as expected, local school officials won’t know what this means until more data is released. On Monday, Ohio Department of Education officials said the state expects… Read More

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Investigation Finds Jail Followed Proper Procedures

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After further investigation into three anonymous letters alleging misconduct at the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail, The Logan Daily News has found that the jail has followed proper disciplinary measures. The letters, sent to county commissioners in Athens, Hocking, Morgan and Perry in 2012, outlined numerous allegations of misconduct — criminal and otherwise — committed by… Read More