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Southeast Ohio is receiving more than $25 million for local jail projects

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The state is awarding $50 million to rebuild or expand local jails, and more than half of that is coming to southeast Ohio. The funding was announced Friday by Gov. Mike DeWine and Annette Chambers-Smith, director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. Here are the allocations, as detailed in… Read More

First responder's vehicle line the road leading to the Southeast Ohio Regional Jail

A “Mass Inmate Disturbance” At SEORJ Ended With Flash Bangs, Tear Gas And No Injuries

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Officers used flash bangs and tear gas to stop a mass inmate disturbance at the regional jail Thursday afternoon. No injuries to law enforcement or inmates were reported, said Athens County Sheriff Rodney Smith. Smith said he received a call for help around 2:50 p.m. from the warden at the Southeastern… Read More