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Athens School District to investigate former principal's handling of sex assault report

The Athens City School District announced Thursday that is launching an investigation into a former Athens Middle School student’s claims that former Middle School Principal Paul Grippa (a current Athens City School Board member) failed to properly investigate or report to police the student’s claim

ATHENS NEWS - 2018-08-17 17:45:00

Introduction to Ohio’s four different squirrel species - Pomeroy Daily Sentinel

Did you know that Ohio is home to four different species of squirrels? While most people are familiar with the Eastern Gray and Fox squirrels, Ohio is also home to Red and Flying squirrels.

POMEROY DAILY SENTINEL - 2018-08-18 18:30:17

Local artist revives an ancient art form in Athens

Savannah Freeman of Athens uses chisels and gouges — not to create sculptures, though she could probably make those too — but to bring to life an ancient art form that has been around for thousands of years.Her woodcut art — 10 pieces of various sizes and shapes depending on the slab of wood sculpte

ATHENS MESSENGER - 2018-08-19 09:00:00

ODOT set to begin bridge-deck work on Rt. 33 in Athens on Monday

Vehicles traveling east on Route 33 before the State Route 682 interchange should take the Route 682 southbound exit ramp from Route 33 eastbound, then continue on Route 682 southbound to the interchange of Routes 682 and 33. Then, they should take the Route 33 west/Route 50 east entrance ramp from

THENEWSCENTER.TV - 2018-08-17 09:59:00

Athens Community Arts & Music Festival - Day 2

The Athens Municipal Arts Commission, the City of Athens, and Hocking College School of Music presents a celebration of the arts in Athens County. Two days full of music, poetry, visual arts, and so much more. From noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, the main festival will take place on the block of West Union

ATHENS NEWS - 2018-08-18 00:00:00

Many Athens roads to be paved in August

The City of Athens will begin work for the 2018 Street Improvements Project this month with milling, paving and crack sealing of many streets within the city.The first week of paving will run from Aug. 20 until Aug. 24, beginning with the Bike Path Spur. On Aug. 21, Armitage Road will receive attent


Authorities respond to reported explosion in Parkersburg

Multiple law-enforcement officers, including a bomb technician, are at the scene investigating.

THENEWSCENTER.TV - 2018-08-18 13:03:00

HAPCAP provides job skills to local youth

LOGAN — Hocking Athens Perry Community Action is providing essential professional skills for youth and young adults in the Logan area. Since 2016, Hocking County’s Comprehensive Case Management Employment Program (CCMEP) has been helping young adults find steady jobs and achieve their career goals.T

LOGAN DAILY NEWS - 2018-08-18 09:00:00

South Rodehaver to close for soil boring work

Athens County Road 57 (South Rodehaver) will be closed at the intersection of Carthage Twp. Road 685 (Dog Hollow) on Monday, Aug. 20 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. to perform soil boring for future slip repairs. Drivers are asked to avoid the area.

ATHENS MESSENGER - 2018-08-17 19:27:00

Charges in reported violent home invasion - The Point Pleasant Register

John Paul Baxley Jr., 32, and Brett Alan Rogers, 31 have been charged with burglary, armed robbery, grand larceny, and kidnapping. Baxley was additionally charged with sexual assault in the first degree.

POINT PLEASANT REGISTER - 2018-08-17 23:03:32

A walk through Athens is a nice time to reflect on squirrels, extra socks and my reflection

Instead, the sounds of nature are drowned out by the thoughts cascading through my mind while I am not focused on driving, listening to the radio, or doing anything except for walking.

ATHENS NEWS - 2018-08-17 18:39:00

Athens Community Arts & Music Festival

The Athens Municipal Arts Commission, the city of Athens and Hocking College School of Music present a celebration of the arts in Athens County, with two days of music, poetry, visual arts and more. This festival has several components. Please check individual listings for more detailed listings of


Athens health officials offer help to Hocking College with mold cleanup

"It's horrible, we've done this three times this year already, three times. We go through this every year it has been ever since I've been here," said Rhonda Martin.

MYFOX28COLUMBUS.COM - 2018-08-17 17:21:47

Goodwill to open local activities/training center

In addition to soon having a new store in Athens, Goodwill Industries will be opening an adjacent training center.Marvin Jones, CEO of Goodwill Industries of South Central Ohio, said the Athens Activities and Training Center is expected to open in October or November. The building complex where the


Athens County offers school based prevention program to reduce drug and alcohol abuse

"This is an exciting program designed to start early with teens and pre-teens so we can give them the skills they need to manage their moods, behaviors and impulses in a safe and supervised manner," Blackburn stated.


Schneider to be resentenced to correct omission

A former Athens resident convicted of secretly video recording a young teenaged girl taking showers has been ordered returned from prison to Athens County Common Pleas Court for resentencing.Benjamin Schneider, 47, was found guilty in June by Judge Patrick Lang of 110 counts that included charges of


Giveaway of clothing and other items will be held this Saturday

The Plains-Athens Community Church of the Nazarene, 49 Connett Road, The Plains, will hold a clothing giveaway this Saturday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Clothing in all sizes and for all seasons will be available, as well as shoes, accessories, housewares, toys and miscellaneous items. A free l


Lincoln Street to close Tuesday for sanitary main repair

Lincoln Street in Athens will be closed between Hudson Street and Lorene Avenue on Tuesday, Aug. 21 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for sanitary main repair. There will be no through or emergency traffic. Drivers are asked to avoid the area.


Logan singer to be on "The Voice"

LOGAN — The City of Logan will be well represented in the blind auditions for “The Voice” because a local country- recording artist is heading to California in a few weeks to showcase his vocal gifts.Lee Kelley, of Logan, toldThe Logan Daily Newshe received a pass to the show’s blind auditions. In J


Expanded Athens music fest gets infusion of art

With thousands of Ohio University students poised to flood into town next week, Athens is holding its last festival of the summer this weekend. With an arts component added to an annual late-summer uptown music festival, the newly hatched Athens Community Arts & Music Festival takes place Friday and