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Nelsonville City Council Fires Police Officer Accused Of Racist Social Media Posts

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The Nelsonville police officer accused of racist social media posts and threatening comments is now out of a job. After about 15 minutes in executive session during Wednesday’s city council meeting, the city manager, Chuck Barga recommended Joshua Braglin be fired for violating the city’s social media policy. Nelsonville City Council members unanimously approved the… Read More

Two Indicted in Infant Death

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ATHENS — A mother and her boyfriend have been indicted in the death of a three-month-old baby. An Athens County grand jury returned indictments on Jerry Wayne Andresen, 21, and Christina Leigh Hazlett, 23, both of Athens. Both were charged with murder, aggravated murder, involuntary manslaughter, felonious assault, two counts of endangering children, two counts… Read More

A Federal Shutdown’s Impact On Southeast Ohio

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Very few effects, if any, are expected in Southeast Ohio if the federal government experiences a shutdown because negotiations stall in Congress. While there are 50,000 federal employees in Ohio only those considered “non-essential personnel” could be furloughed.  “Essential” workers would remain on the job – but some wouldn’t get paid. Federal judges, Mail carriers,… Read More