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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A 14-year-old Nelsonville boy admitted in court Tuesday that he killed another boy while playing with a gun. Meanwhile, the boy’s father, Donald Platt, 37, was indicted Tuesday on charges of involuntary manslaughter, endangering children and tampering with evidence. The accused boy was charged Friday with reckless homicide in connection with… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A 14-year-old Nelsonville boy was charged with reckless homicide Friday in connection with the shooting death of another boy. The boy is accused of causing the death of 11-year-old Eli Spangler by playing with a firearm. (WOUB is not naming the accused boy because of his age and because his case… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A Nelsonville firefighter is dead after collapsing at the scene of a structure fire. Senior firefighter Jeff Armes was among the Nelsonville Division of Fire crew that responded to a call on Pleasantview Avenue at 5:04 p.m. Sunday. Armes collapsed while working on the scene, according to a release from the division…. Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Nelsonville’s former deputy auditor was sentenced Monday to nearly five years in prison for stealing money from the city for several years while in office. Stephanie Wilson, 47, was also ordered to pay back the more than $200,000 she stole. She had previously pleaded guilty to multiple charges connected with the… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – The former deputy auditor in Nelsonville pleaded not guilty to new felony charges related to theft while in office after previously pleading guilty to similar charges. Stephanie Wilson, 47, of Stewart, was arraigned Thursday in Athens County Common Pleas Court after being indicted on a felony charge of engaging in a pattern… Read More
NELSONVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) — Nelsonville-York School District board members approved a phased back-to-school plan at the board’s August meeting on Wednesday. Superintendent Rick Edwards said the district worked with the Athens City-County Health Department and a public health specialist to navigate the process of returning to school during the COVID-19 pandemic. Edwards explained students will… Read More
NELSONVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) — The city of Nelsonville received help for a project to improve its water system. The Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded a $250,000 grant to the city of Nelsonville for a new wastewater treatment plant. This brings the total funding to more than $16.5 million for a project that will operate as… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Everyone who steps into Smart Barber Shop receives a hearty hello from owner Dave Smart, whose grin shines right through his face mask. Last Friday, Smart reopened his shop on West Washington Street in Athens. It was closed for about two months under orders from the state of Ohio to slow… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio — An investigation into financial mismanagement in Nelsonville may not end at the indictment of a deputy auditor, according to the Athens County Prosecutor. Stephanie Wilson, of Stewart, is reportedly cooperating with investigators as they dig deeper into the city’s practices. “I’m not sure whether other people will be criminally charged for it,” Athens… Read More
(UPDATE 2/11/20 3:45 p.m.) Although none of the allegations involve their schools, WOUB News has a learned Stephanie Wilson was asked to resign her position from the Federal Hocking Local School District Board. The statement from the board reads, “The Federal Hocking School Board has been made aware of the allegations against newly elected Board… Read More
NELSONVILLE, Ohio — Nelsonville City Council appointed an interim city manager during a special meeting Tuesday night. Scott Frank was selected by council members out of six candidates nominated for the position. “It’s exciting,” Frank said. “I like the challenge. So many diverse departments. I think it’s going to be a lot of fun learning what… Read More
NELSONVILLE, Ohio (AP) – Officials in a small Ohio city say they’re frustrated by the ongoing theft of historic bricks from sidewalks in town. Nelsonville city manager Chuck Barga says the theft of the Nelsonville Star Bricks began around Jan. 5 and now at least 50 have been stolen. The Star Bricks are a legacy… Read More
Opening Night: Family Trees & Bumble Bees. This father & daughter duo will show together for the first time. Robert Holderman will present new wood carvings. Starbrick member, Tere Sager, will have new paintings in various mediums. (This show will run through Sept. 22nd) This is a Nelsonville Final Friday Gallery Walk event!
July 26, 2019, 6-9 pm: Opening Night: Up, Up & Away. Sue Hazen, Sue Roth and Pam Long make vessels and sculptures based on or built using..balloons. So come float among the stars together! (This show will be on display through Aug, 25th.) This is a Nelsonville Final Friday Gallery Walk event!
Adults 55 years and older are invited to a community conversation to share ideas for older adult activities in Nelsonville. We welcome you to join us at the Nelsonville Public Library in the Large Meeting Room to have conversation about SeniorBEAT. The listening session will be a time for community members to provide feedback and… Read More
Nature~Nurture: Mother & Twin Daughters Overflow with Talent. June 28, 2019, 6-9 pm: Opening Night: Nature ~ Nurture. Talent really can be inherited. Terry Fortkamp is a gifted artist. And her daughters have taken up the mantle. Terry will present new acrylic scenes from nature, flowering trees and bushes. Abby Sickles does portraiture photography. Hannah… Read More
Dan Knier, Farm Manager of the Agroecology program at Hocking College, will be walking us through the basics of starting a garden. From composting, to planing your garden, you’ll be ready to dig in after this workshop! Be sure to Register for this workshop by emailing Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org Saturday, April 27th 2:00PM-3:30PM at the… Read More
Come celebrate the grand reopening of the Nelsonville Community Garden! Check out our new location and accessible garden features. Join us for a ribbon-cutting ceremony, garden plot sign up, seed giveaway, light refreshments and free raffle! Help us grow and share the harvest!
A Sensory Delight in Multi Media! Mar. 29th, 2019, 6-9 pm: Opening Night for HC Artist Invitational. Multi-media pieces from the hardworking Art Students at Hocking College. Glass, Ceramics, Painting and Photography. Come see what this group of talented students are doing. (This show will run through April 21st.) This is a Nelsonville Final Friday Gallery Walk… Read More
Join the Hocking College Natural and Historical Interpretation Capstone students for a FREE event at The Market on State Street celebrating the wild and wonderful workings of the winter world. The event will feature fun, educational activities for younger members of the family and will take place at the same time as the Athens Farmers… Read More
Event Name: The 15th Annual Bowl-A-Rama Buy the Bowl…the Chili’s Free! January 25, 2019, 6-9 pm: Starbrick Cooperative Gallery presents the 14th Annual Bowl-A-Rama. Buy the Bowl…the Chili’s Free! The area’s finest potters are spinning unique art bowls for you to fire up with our homemade chilies. Also that night: After the Holidays Studio Sale-get… Read More
We are thrilled to invite the public to another event hosted by Hocking College! Join the Interp. Capstone students and Nature Center staff for a family fun spring day full of discovery! Activities will include meeting our live animal ambassadors, exploring the forests on discovery hikes hunting spring wildflowers, salamanders & frogs. Also play fun… Read More
First Presbyterian Church in Nelsonville is having its Winter Rummage Sale from 9am to 3pm this Saturday, Feb. 17 at 69 E. Washington Street In Nelsonville. Discover collectibles, furniture, household wares, clothing and so much more. Check out our baked goods sale. Make it a day in Nelsonville!
“I cried,” is how Judy Sinnott of Nelsonville described her reaction when the Public Square was hit Saturday night by a fire, a blaze that Sinnott said also fueled “a ton of flashbacks.” She and others in the community couldn’t help but recall the 1980 fire that all but destroyed Stuart’s Opera House, located beside… Read More