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Two More Defendants Plead Guilty In Hazing Death

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The last of the former Ohio University students involved in the death of a fraternity pledge have plead guilty. Collin Wiant died on November 12, 2018 during what is being considered a hazing incident for the Sigma Pi fraternity. Nine men were charged in connection with Wiant’s death. According to a… Read More

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Two Deals To Buy Abrio’s Fall Through

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After the failure of two potential sales of the former Abrio’s restaurant in Athens — including one to open an IHOP restaurant — permission is being sought to sell the contents of the building. Jack Harris, court-appointed receiver for the former restaurant, has filed a motion in Athens County Common Pleas Court asking for permission… Read More

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Former Athens High School teacher begins prison sentence

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The former Athens High School social studies teacher who pleaded guilty to sexual battery against a student reported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail to begin his prison sentence. Isaac J. Thomas, 35, is currently housed in the Correctional Reception Center for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation, where new inmates are processed after entering the… Read More

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Man Sentenced in Burglary Case

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Michael Dale Wright, 25, appeared before Athens County Common Pleas Judge Patrick J. Lang on Monday and changed his plea to guilty to an indictment charging one count each of aggravated burglary and felonious assault. Judge Lang sentenced Wright to six years in the State Penal System, to begin upon completion of the sentence he is… Read More

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Appeal of Glouster Man’s Conviction Connected To Reversed Case

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Sentenced to a mandatory five-year prison term, a Glouster man convicted of gross sexual imposition is appealing his prison sentence and believes new case law will help his appeal. Thomas Shifflet, 78, was found guilty by a jury in Athens County Common Pleas Court of gross sexual imposition. He was acquitted of sexual imposition and… Read More