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Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl will not run for another term in office. Wiehl officially announced his intentions for his second term in office be his last term as mayor at the Athens City Council meeting on Monday night. Wiehl was elected in 2008 and then he was reelected in 2012. Before becoming mayor, Wiehl was… Read More
City Council members commend Athens for their quick response to the fire on Union Street that left about 40 students without places to stay and closed several businesses. The fire was first reported on Sunday morning around four when officials say a large fire broke out in the alley behind Union and Court Street. Businesses… Read More
Trash will be on the Athens City Council agenda again, since councilmembers decided to amend the trash ordinance instead of adopting it at Monday night’s City Council meeting. The trash ordinance aimed at beautifying the city by keeping trash receptacles out of street view has received a lot of conflicting emotions from residents. Before the… Read More
Candidates for the 94th District Statehouse are finishing up last minute campaigning before election night on Tuesday. Democratic incumbent Debbie Phillips is running for her last term in the statehouse after being in office since 2008. Republican challenger Yolan Dennis is making her first run for office. Phillips is the current Assistant Minority Leader in the… Read More
The Ohio University and Athens Police Departments are investigating gunshots fired between Court Street and West Union and Washington around 2 a.m. Sunday. No injuries have been reported as a result of the incident. A witness at the scene, Maxwell Powers, told WOUB that he heard the gunshots after police responded to a fight in… Read More
Trash talk was a big topic at the Monday Athens City Council Meeting as residents took to the podium to complain about visible trashcan warnings. City Council is currently trying to amend a city ordinance to increase fines and regulations about trashcans in street view. This ordinance specifies that garbage containers should be kept out… Read More
Athens City Council members were met with citizen disapproval during the City Council meeting on Monday night. After the second reading for the ordinance proposing a change in storing garbage cans, two Athens citizens confronted the City Council about wording in the proposal. This ordinance is an effort to beautify the city of Athens. If… Read More
Mary Beth Tinker stressed the importance making use of first amendment rights while talking to Ohio University students Thursday night in Baker Theater. Sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists and E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Tinker talked of her teen years explaining the 1965 case against her school. Tinker, with help from the American… Read More
The proposal to increase the fine for nuisance party violations but lower the criminal penalty took a major hit at the Athens City Council meeting Monday night. The $250 fine proposed for being cited with a nuisance party was under fire during the first reading of the amendment to Athens City Code. Patrick Lang, the… Read More
It's lunch time and the news is already booming. If you don't have time to look through the full story, here's a summary of today's news. Hundreds are being sent to the ICU after being infected with a new virus. Ten states, including Ohio, have now asked the Center for Diseas Control for help investigating… Read More
Sixty degrees and sunny made for a perfect day to run in the bare minimum of clothing. The weather was good news to students who participated in the "Bare on the Bricks" run, otherwise known as the nearly naked mile, which happens every February in Athens. This year marked the fifth time the Student Alumni Board… Read More
The Hocking College Police Department has charged the alleged victim of a recent assault. The assault allegedly occurred on February 10th and is still being investigated. The alleged victim is being charged with "Making False Alarm" and Inducing Panic," both misdemeanors. A similar report was filed close to campus on February 8th with a different… Read More
An Athens floral shop owned by the city council president is being ordered to pay over $30,000 in minimum wages and statutory damages. Also, Columbus police officers are under investigation after they fired 194 shots in the chase of an armed homicide.
Two Chillicothe residents are now under arrest after police obtained a search warrant for a home on Adams Avenue Police arrested 34-year-old Jahmol Cruse and 26-year-old Heather Jones. Inside the house, Police found about 20 grams of cocaine, six games of heroin, marijuana, Xanax and a large sum of cash. Cruse is being charged with… Read More
Athens County Auditor Jill Thompson is officially running for re-election. Thompson pledged to continue to protect the taxpayers when she filed her nominating petitions with the county Board of Elections. Thompson vows to take a stand and says, "the only people I owe are the people of this county. I work for them." This Athens… Read More
Athens authorities are still looking for a suspect in a burglary from last November. The Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino is rescheduling all greyhound races because of expected cold temperatures.
Two people accused in an armed robbery earlier this month are among a long list of Washington County Grand Jury indictments. According to WTAP, the grand jury indicted Jason Stewart in the case of an armed robbery at the Subway restaurant earlier this month on Washington Boulevard in Belpre. Also indicted was Austin Stacy on… Read More
The unofficial election results for Monroe County are in. In the race for the Switzerland of Ohio Local School Board incumbent Vice-President Edward Carelton keeps his seat on the board receiving 1,598 votes. Challenger Molly Davis appears to have beaten incumbent Janelle Comstock after receiving 1,505 votes, leading by a 17 vote margin. However, there… Read More
Two people are arrested on drug charges in Jackson County and authorities are searching for a third person. According to WTAP, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office says a search warrant was executed Wednesday night at a camper in Millwood, just south of Ravenswood. Authorities say they found a few grams of heroin, scales and more… Read More
West Virginia Espiscopal Diocese has approved same sex marriage. A 29-year-old man is released from the hospital after being shot. For the full story, listen to the afternoon update.
Over 50 meth labs were busted in Kentucky this past weekend. Golf carts have been legalized for on road traffic in Ironton City. For the full stories listen to the afternoon audio update.
Governor Kasich plans to limit food stamps for Ohio adults without depedents. Investigation is pending after a crash on U.S. Route 50 in Athens County. For all the details, listen to the afternoon audio update
Investigators hope to learn a cause of death Friday for a woman whose body was found inside a parked van. The Gallia County Sheriff's Office says Wilma Wright, 58, of Chillicothe, was found inside the van at about 4:30 Thursday at the eastbound rest stop off of Route 35 near Rio Grande. Wright's body has… Read More
A recent spike in all-terrain vehicle crashes near Gallipolis has local law enforcement officials stepping up patrols and raising local awareness of ATV safety. According to the Gallipolis Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, there have been four ATV deaths in the area in the last nine months. The fatalities have prompted the State… Read More
A man faces charges for cooking methamphetamine. The Ross County Police Department responded to a disturbance call at 725 Valley Road where they found Nathan J. McCoy acting suspiciously. McCoy then confessed to cooking methamphetamine. U.S. 23 Major Crimes Task Force and the Chillicothe Fire Department responded to clean up. McCoy is being held at… Read More