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Authorities Continue To Cite COVID-19 Health Order Violations In Athens

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Three more people in Athens are facing charges of violating Ohio’s “stay-at-home” health order to practice physical distancing in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. According to police reports, Athens police officers responded to two separate “nuisance parties” on Mill Street Friday, April 3, where the Ohio University students… Read More

Athens Police Department Annual Report Shows Quieter City

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The numbers are in and it looks like the Athens Police Department has achieved one of its main goals for 2014. The 2014 annual report released this week by the Athens Police Department details the improvement in noise complaints along with other arrest, citation and investigation data for the department over the past year.  When… Read More

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Federal Judge Blocks Former Deputy’s Subpoena For Athens Police Records

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A federal magistrate judge has granted the Athens Police Department’s request to quash a subpoena seeking apparently sealed records. The records relate to the 2011 prosecution of Joel Kelly, son of former Athens County Sheriff Patrick Kelly, on a misdemeanor charge. The records were sought by Shannon Sheridan, a former sheriff’s deputy who is suing… Read More