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More than 100 Arrested During Athens Block Party Weekend

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Just over 100 people are facing charges related to alcohol after Athens’ annual Halloween block party. The Athens Police Department arrested 12 people Saturday night. Ohio University Police arrested 9 people related to alcohol and marijuana. The Ohio Department of Public Safety officers made 83 alcohol-related arrests on Friday and Saturday. The block party ended around… Read More

Washington County School Districts, Ambulance Services Fare Well In Primary

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Marietta’s school districts and ambulance services got what they asked for in the May Primary Election. Marietta City School District’s 2.95 mill permanent improvement renewal levy passed with 64 percent of the vote in unofficial results from Tuesday night. The school district also had a current expenses renewal levy of 8.5 mills that passed with… Read More

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Partnership With OhioHealth, University Medical Associates Approved By Board

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A partnership between two local medical groups was approved by the Ohio University Board of Trustees, which will consolidate the OhioHealth Athens Medical Associates and University Medical Associates. The new organization, as announced by Trustee Chair David Wolfort, will be OhioHealth Physician Group Heritage College. University Medical Associates has 35 physicians and four nurse practitioners… Read More

Athens County Honors Its Veterans

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Locals spent Friday morning honoring those that are currently serving and the veterans that that have gone before them. High school marching bands, including Athens, Federal-Hocking & Alexander serenaded the crowds throughout the route. This year the parade started at Morris Avenue cut to State Street turned up Carpenter then marched on Court Street and… Read More

Athens Co. Prosecutor Featured In Investigation Of Official Spending

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Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn was subject to scrutiny in media reports questioning his spending habits during “training trips.” Brooks Jarosz, investigative reporter for ABC 6 in Columbus, investigated Blackburn’s use of the Furtherance of Justice fund, which is used by prosecutors and sheriffs in Ohio for criminal investigation and training uses. Jarosz found that Blackburn… Read More