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Three OU Sororities, Professional Fraternity Under Investigation for Hazing

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ATHENS, Ohio — Three sororities governed by the Women’s Panhellenic Association (WPA) and a professional fraternity at Ohio University have been issued Cease and Desist orders as the school’s widespread investigation into hazing allegations continues. The university announced Wednesday that Delta Zeta’s Omicron Gamma chapter, Chi Omega’s Tau Alpha chapter, Pi Beta Phi’s Ohio Alpha… Read More

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Arraignment Scheduled Tuesday for Doc in Prescription Opioid Takedown

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CINCINNATI, Ohio — One of four doctors charged in a federal operation alleging the overprescribing opioid painkillers through “pill mill” clinics in  is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday. Dr. Thomas Romano, 69, of Wheeling, West Virginia, faces 20 counts of diversion of controlled substances for his alleged participation in the unlawful prescription of controlled substances outside… Read More

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OU Suspends 15 Fraternities After More Allegations of Hazing Arise

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ATHENS, Ohio — Ohio University has suspended all Interfraternity Council (IFC) fraternities on the Athens campus in light of hazing allegations involving multiple organizations. Dean of Students Jenny Hall-Jones made the announcement Thursday in a letter addressed to members of the IFC. “Earlier this week, we received allegations that two IFC chapters were hazing new… Read More

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Athens Co. BOE Disputes Characterization of State Auditor’s Findings

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ATHENS, Ohio — The chairperson of the Athens County Board of Elections said the organization made changes to timesheets and other policy after a state audit found they overpaid employees. “To resolve this problem the BOE has revised the time sheet layout,” Board Chairperson Kate McGuckin wrote in a statement. State Auditor Keith Faber announced Thursday… Read More

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Audit: Former Muskingum Co. Engineer Used County Resources on Personal Property

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — A now-deceased, former Muskingum County Engineer and his bonding company have been ordered to pay back thousands of dollars after a state audit revealed he used public resources for personal use. The Auditor of State’s fiscal year 2018 audit of Muskingum County, released Thursday, issued a finding for recovery for $18,517 against… Read More

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Athens Co. Commission Names Acting Clerk of Courts

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ATHENS, Ohio — The Athens County Commission has named an interim clerk of courts after the Tuesday death of Tina Willis. Candy Russell was selected during a special meeting of the commission Thursday morning, according to the commissioners’ office. Russell has worked in the clerk’s office for more than a decade, most recently serving as… Read More

The Athens County Board of Elections Office

Audit: Athens Co. Board of Elections Overpayed Employees

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Athens County Board of Elections paid back the county after an audit found the organization overpayed eight employees. Auditor of State Keith Faber released the fiscal year 2018 audit of the county this week, which uncovered “poor internal controls” that resulted in eight Board of Elections employees being overpaid a total… Read More

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Athens Co. Clerk of Courts Dies, Commissioners to Discuss Replacement

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ATHENS, Ohio — Athens County Clerk of Courts Tina Willis died Tuesday evening. The Athens County Commissioners’ Office confirmed the news Wednesday. Willis was appointed to the position in 2018 to finish the term of Ann Trout, who retired shortly before the appointment. She had previously served 18 total years in the clerk’s office and… Read More

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Two More Wanted on Charges Related to Athens Co. Drug Ring in Custody

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ATHENS, Ohio – Two wanted Athens County residents have been arrested on charges related to their alleged involvement in a local drug ring. Natalie Hoffman, 32, and George Cloud III, 34, both of Chauncey, were arrested Thursday on warrants related to indictments earlier this month for engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and possessing criminal… Read More

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Fourteen Charged in Alleged Athens County Drug Ring

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UPDATE 11:30 A.M. 8/23 – Two more people allegedly connected to an Athens County drug ring have been apprehended and appeared in court. Athens County Common Pleas Judge George McCarthy set bond at $250,000 for Kasandra Curry, according to the Athens County Prosecutor’s Office. Curry is accused of buying enough heroin and methamphetamine to sell on… Read More