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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

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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