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‘Bulk Amounts Of Suspected Heroin’ Found In The Plains

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THE PLAINS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Athens County Sheriff’s Criminal Interdiction Unit (CIU) is reporting the second drug bust within four days. This one was on Roy Avenue in The Plains on July 28. Investigators executing a search warrant found bulk amounts of suspected heroin along with “suspected methamphetamine related drug paraphernalia,” according to a… Read More

The intersection at U.S. 33 and Johnson Road.

ODOT Proposes Removing Johnson Road Connection To U.S. 33

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Ohio Department of Transportation has proposed closing the Johnson Road connection to U.S. 33 in spring 2021 to reduce the chance of serious vehicle crashes. ODOT is seeking public comment on the proposal. The proposed project would include closing the median at the Johnson Road intersection, removing the existing left… Read More

Drinking in the Sunshine: Athens County Bars Welcome Customers Back to Outdoor Areas

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The day before Ohio bars and restaurants were allowed to reopen outdoor seating, the owners of the Smiling Skull Saloon were busy.  Of course, it stands to reason that the owners of any bar would have a busy day. But, as they prepared to welcome customers back after two months, there… Read More