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After court ruling, Athens will stop chalking tires

After the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Monday that the parking-enforcement tactic of chalking tires is unconstitutional, the city of Athens confirmed Wednesday that it will no longer be chalking tires.


For the record: Wednesday, April 24

8:13 a.m., Frost Road, Coolville — Deputies responded to a report that a residence had been entered and several items taken, including a small boat. The incident is under investigation.


More steps taken toward Route 50 sewer project

Several actions related to the Route 50 sanitary sewer project were taken by the Athens County Commissioners at their meeting Tuesday as they prepare to put the project out to bid.


Ohio man praised for stopping alleged sexual assault of 5-year-old dies

LAKE COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - The Eastlake Police Department said Rick Adams, the 20-year-old man who beat a teen for allegedly sexually assaulting a boy, died Monday night. According to his uncle, Adams was unresponsive in his bed, after his girlfriend noticed he wasn’t breathing.


Financial woes projected for Athens County 911

Funding shortfalls for operation of Athens County 911 are being forecast and the idea of a county sales tax increase as a remedy has been broached. Also, the need for additional funding would be exacerbated if money is spent on equipment and facility improvements that a 911 five-year plan says are n


Human remains found in bag by mushroom hunters in Ohio

PEBBLE TWP., Ohio (WCMH) - An autopsy will be performed this week on decomposed human remains that were found Monday afternoon in Pike County, according to Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader.


Ohio judge tosses death sentence of man on death row since 1988

CLEVELAND — A judge in Ohio has ruled that a man who's been on death row for more than 30 years is intellectually disabled and has thrown out his death sentence. Andre Jackson was convicted of aggravated murder in 1988 for fatally beating a 74-year-old employee at a laundromat in Euclid.


For the record: Tuesday, April 23

2:30 p.m., Bobo Road, Guysville — Deputies took a report regarding a breaking and entering, in which a Troy Built brush cutter and a Stihl chainsaw were reported taken. The case is under investigation.


Ohio School Superintendent Allegedly Had Sex with Boy, 16, and Tried to Have Sex with Other Boy

An Ohio school superintendent is accused of having sex with a 16-year-old male student and attempting to have sex with another male teenage student multiple times, according to multiple reports.


Investigation continues into fatal crash involving Alexander bus

ALBANY — The State Highway Patrol is still investigating a fatal crash that occurred earlier in April involving an Alexander school bus and a motorcycle. The crash took place April 11 on Route 356 in Waterloo Twp. The motorcyclist, Bruce Sheppard, 63, of Zaleski, was pronounced dead at the scene.


Canadian men sold heroin, fentanyl through darknet under ‘Pharmaphil’ name, feds in Ohio say

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Two Quebecers face charges in the U.S. for being behind a darknet storefront that shipped heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil and other drugs to places in Canada, U.S. and Europe.


Police believe Ohio boy accidentally shot, killed his 1-year-old cousin

CLEVELAND — Police in Cleveland say they believe that a 10-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his 1-year-old cousin over the weekend. Authorities also say the boy hasn't been charged, but his mother was charged Wednesday with child endangering and obstructing justice.


Red Cross blood drives scheduled

Several upcoming Red Cross blood drives have been scheduled in Athens. Appointments are strongly suggested, but walk-ins are welcome as the schedule permits. For questions about eligibility and appointments, call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767). T-shirts will be provided to all donors.


Woman accused of setting fire to Ohio courthouse, having explosive device in apartment

LOGAN, OH (WBNS/CNN) – The Hocking County Courthouse became a crime scene early Tuesday morning after officers noticed smoke coming from one of the offices. Officers had been called to the area to investigate reports of a woman throwing bricks through the windows of several residences. They saw a fe


Nebraska organic farmer in Athens for screening

A special one-night screening of the new documentary film, “Dreaming of a Vetter World” will be held at Athena Cinema in Athens at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1. The farmer at the center of the film, David Vetter, will be in Athens to answer questions after the showing.


Accused Northeast Ohio Drug Ring Indicted: Patch PM

CLEVELAND — Twenty people have been accused of taking part in a drug ring that brought heroin, fentanyl and fentanyl analogues into Cleveland, the Department of Justice announced on Thursday. ... Read more.


Steak ‘n Shake official: Closed Middletown location ‘will be the cleanest restaurant in Ohio’

MIDDLETOWN — If the staff can complete its training and the restaurant passes final inspection, the Steak ‘n Shake in Middletown could be reopened as early as Friday. Middletown Health Commissioner Jackie Phillips said the restaurant has submitted most of the required documentation to the city healt


Pair arrested in southeast Ohio for alleged car theft

SCIOTO COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A pair from Wheelersburg was arrested Tuesday for allegedly driving a stolen car, the New Boston Police Department says. Christopher Maggard, 42, and Cory Wood, 31, both of Wheelersburg, are charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle and receiving stolen license plat


17 students at same Ohio school earn perfect ACT scores

CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Getting a perfect score on the ACT isn't easy, but over a dozen students at one high school in Ohio did just that. Seventeen juniors and seniors at Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati scored a perfect 36 on the standardized test used for college admissions.


Ohio Man Wanted for Kidnapping Pulled Over on I-90

BUFFALO (WBEN) - Five children and their mother are safe after New York State Police caught their kidnaper driving in a white minivan in Cheektowaga on Sunday. A fugitive from Ohio, 27-year-old William Angel, is now in the custody of New York State Police following a traffic stop on the Thruway near