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Former Athens High School Teacher Begins Prison Sentence

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The former Athens High School social studies teacher who pleaded guilty to sexual battery against a student reported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail to begin his prison sentence. Isaac J. Thomas, 35, is currently housed in the Correctional Reception Center for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation, where new inmates are processed after entering the… Read More

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Man Allegedly Sold 100 LSD Doses to Confidential Informant

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An Athens man was arrested Friday after he allegedly sold drugs, including 100 doses of suspected LSD, to a confidential informant for the Athens Major Crimes Unit. Benjamin P. Finkel, 21, was charged with trafficking in LSD, trafficking in marijuana and possession of LSD, all felonies of varying degrees, according to a news release by… Read More

OUPD Officer Allegedly Assaulted

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An Ohio University Police Department officer was injured while attempting to arrest an allegedly disorderly Athens man. Camden R. Pierce, 20, of 12 N. McKinley Ave., was being arrested Monday for alleged disorderly conduct when he allegedly assaulted Officer John Stabler. The incident allegedly occurred at Pickering Hall on the OU campus, according to a… Read More

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Sexual Assault Reported to Athens Co. Sheriff’s Office

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A female alleged that she had been sexually assault after a date two weeks ago, according to the Athens County Sheriff’s Office. The office is seeking more information about the man accused in the incident. The woman said the alleged sexual assault happened about two weeks ago, after the two had gone to the Athena… Read More

Grand Prize of $500 in the Non-Professional Category: Barbara Miller and her group for "The Daniel Stewart House, 1816"

“Uptown For The Holidays” Gingerbread Contest Winners Announced

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The winners of the 2014 Uptown for the Holidays Gingerbread Competition are pretty familiar with the feeling. Both grand prize winners were champions last year, including Nancy Mingus, who defended her title, taking the $500 grand prize in the professional category. Grand prizes were awarded to those that depicted an Athens city or county historical… Read More

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Charity Overwhelms In Wake Of Union Street Fire

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Charity efforts began almost immediately after flames erupted and destroyed five buildings on Union Street Sunday morning. Those efforts include area organizations as well as online movements. The American Red Cross brought toiletries for the more than 30 displaced Ohio University students and provided coffee and breakfast for the emergency responders. What they would have… Read More

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Six Injured and Dozens Displaced Because of Union Street Fire

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Six people were injured, 30 Ohio University students were displaced and five buildings suffered extensive damage as a result of an early morning fire on Union Street in Athens. The buildings housing Jack Neal Floral, Campus Sundry, Smoke Zone, The Union and Jackie O's Public House were all damaged by the fire which started around… Read More