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Alexander High Snow Plow

Athens Co. ODOT Plows Get Artistic Touch from Students

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MARIETTA, Ohio — Athens County students’s art can be seen this winter season as the snow falls. Groups put their artistic touch on Ohio Department of Transportation snow plows as part of the Paint-the-Plow program. Students at Athens High School, Alexander High School, Nelsonville-York High School, Trimble High School, and the Tri-County Career Center recently… Read More

Athens Co. Search Warrant Nets Seven Arrests on Drug Charges

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CHAUNCEY, Ohio — Seven Athens County residents face multiple charges related to drug crimes after authorities executed a search warrant in Chauncey. Multiple law enforcement units made the arrests Tuesday at 24 Fourth Street, where suspected crack cocaine, heroin, suspected fentanyl and Schedule II prescribed narcotics packaged for sale, were located and seized. Drug use and… Read More

Hocking County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Murder-Suicide

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LOGAN, Ohio — A domestic violence incident has claimed two lives in Hocking County. According to the sheriff’s office,  Hocking County 911 received a phone call early Monday morning reporting Natalie Nutter, 34, had been abducted by her estranged husband, Kevin Nutter, 34, from a residence on Nutter-Boring Road in Logan. Deputies engaged in a… Read More

The Sigma Pi house

9 Indicted in 2018 Death of Ohio University Student

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(UPDATE 12/2 3:22 p.m.) The final defendant in the case surrounding the death of an Ohio University student will stand trial in early February. Joshua Thomas Androsac, 20, was arraigned in court Monday. He is charged with five felonies, including involuntary manslaughter and two counts of trafficking harmful intoxicants. Androsac pleaded not guilty on all counts…. Read More

Ohio U Professors Point to Athletics & Admins re: Budget Issues

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ATHENS, Ohio — The Ohio University chapter for the American Association of University Professors (OU-AAUP) on Monday released research suggesting the university’s financial aid should come from Ohio Athletics as opposed to its academic departments. “Athletics typically runs an annual deficit in the range of $20 million,” according to OU-AAP. Their research further asserts, “Like… Read More

The LGBT Center at Ohio University

OU Names Three Finalists for LGBT Center Director Position

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ATHENS, Ohio — Three candidates have been named as finalists to direct Ohio University’s LBGT Center, which hasn’t had a permanent director since the controversial firing of the previous director in January. Micah McCary, Nicolas Franco and Kerr Mesner will participate in open forums on the Athens Campus Nov. 20, 21 and 22, respectively, as part… Read More

A leaf from a cannabis plant

Cannabis Ordinances Decided In Nelsonville, Adena Village, Somerset

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ATHENS (WOUB) — Voters in Nelsonville, Adena Village and Somerset were split on ordinances nullifying the fines for cannabis possession in the city. The Nelsonville ordinance, which passed 430-321, was supported by Grassroots Ohioans. The same organization brought the Athens Cannabis Ordinance (TACO) to passage two years ago. “What the cannabis ordinance in Nelsonville does… Read More

Ohio University Alumni Gate

Ohio University Investigates Engineering Fraternity For Alleged Violations

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ATHENS, Ohio — A professional coed fraternity at Ohio University is now under review as part of the school’s widespread investigation into alleged violations of the student code of conduct. The Theta Tau Engineering Fraternity was placed under a conduct review by the university on Friday. All non-academic group activities are suspended during this process “to… Read More

Athens City Police Car

Arrest Numbers Released For Halloween Block Party

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ATHENS, Ohio — Six people were arrested Saturday during the annual Halloween Block Party in Athens, according to the city. The Athens Police Department arrested four people Saturday night and the Ohio University Police Department arrested two, all charges were alcohol related. The Ohio Department of Public Safety Investigative Unit arrest numbers have not been made… Read More