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Athens prosecutors searching for wanted woman who is witness in homicide case

ATHENS, Ohio (WTAP) - Athens County authorities are looking for a woman with a nationwide arrest warrant who is also a witness in a homicide case. The Athens County Prosecutors Office says Catrina Dawn Tolley has a nationwide arrest warrant and is also a key witness in a homicide investigation in At

THENEWSCENTER.TV - 2018-03-20 18:09:00

Hotel planned near downtown Athens

A 24-bedroom hotel is being planned for a location on the corner of East State and Carpenter Streets in Athens. The Athens Planning Commission gave approval last week to site plans submitted by Prokos Rentals. The plans show a 14,450-square foot, three-story building with a laundry and check-in area

ATHENS MESSENGER - 2018-03-20 21:00:00

Woman arrested in death of her 3-month-old child

ATHENS, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A woman faces charges in connection with the death of her 3-month-old child, the Athens County Prosector's Office says. Investigators say it happened March 12. Christina L. Hazlett, 23, of Athens, was arrested and charged with endangering children, a second-degree felony, and

WSAZ - 2018-03-20 23:32:00

Athens man facing endangerment charge in baby's death

ATHENS, Ohio (WTAP) - An Athens man accused in the death of a 3-month-old baby is scheduled to appear in Athens Municipal Court for a preliminary hearing on Friday. Athens Police say Jerry Wayne Andresen, 21, was arrested on March 14 and charged with third-degree felony child endangerment. Police

THENEWSCENTER.TV - 2018-03-19 23:49:00

Man charged with biting store employee

An Athens-area man who allegedly bit a Walmart employee Saturday during a theft attempt has been charged with felonious assault and aggravated robbery. Jordan Boyer, 28, also ended up in the Hocking River before finally being taken into custody. A brief media release from the Athens Police Departmen

ATHENS MESSENGER - 2018-03-21 09:00:00

Authorities seek witness for investigation in baby's death

Authorities are trying to locate an Athens woman in connection with the investigation of the March 12 death of 4-month-old Ayla-Rae Hazlett. Investigators are trying to locate Catrina Tolley. County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn said investigators from his office and Athens police went to Tolley's res

ATHENS MESSENGER - 2018-03-20 14:59:00

Kucinich visits Athens County in race for governor nomination

Dennis Kucinich kicked off his two-day swing in Athens County passing by the Eclipse Company Town, a nod to the long tradition of energy production in this corner of the state he hopes to govern. In contrast to those days of coal mining and of the contemporary usage of hydraulic fracturing, Kucinich

ATHENS MESSENGER - 2018-03-21 09:00:00

Two charged with burglary after fleeing from police

PARKERSBURG - Two people are in custody and charges are pending against a third after they allegedly fled from police and attempted to hide in a Parkersburg residence early Sunday morning. Donovan Lyle Suttle, 30, of 10576 Gilespy Run Road, Petroleum, and Curtis Leon Davis Jr., 44, of 1133 Market St

PARKERSBURG NEWS & SENTINEL - 2018-03-20 07:00:00

For the record: Fatal accident reported

On Saturday, March 17 at 6:42 a.m., the Mason County Sheriff's Department responded to a two-vehicle crash, along with Flatrock Fire Department personnel on W.Va. 2/Ripley Road. According to the sheriff's department, a Ford F-250 was traveling southbound on W.Va. 2/Ripley Road, when it came upon the

POINT PLEASANT REGISTER - 2018-03-19 23:07:03

Concept of Athens County rock climbing park reaches new heights

The idea of creating an outdoor rock climbing park near Hockingport - for local recreation and as a tourism draw to bring climbers to Athens County - has been suggested to the county commissioners. One hurdle that would have to be overcome is acquiring the property. The site, along an abandoned sect

JACKSON COUNTY TIMES-JOURNAL - 2018-03-20 09:00:00

Gallipolis man charged for possession of drugs

An alleged repeat drug user is facing a pair of charges after reportedly "stress" in his life caused him to turn back to using once again. On Saturday, March 10, at approximately 8:17 p.m., the Jackson Police Department (JPD) received a call in reference to a report of a suspicious male parked at Ja

JACKSON COUNTY TIMES-JOURNAL - 2018-03-19 14:24:00

Settlement On The Way In Pat Kelly Salary Suit

ATHENS - The county has reached a settlement with a former sheriff in regards to pay given to him as he stood trial for engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.Patrick Kelly, in a 2017 photo from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. The Athens County Commissioners announced a sett

WOUB - 2018-03-19 14:38:25

Firefighter suffers leg injury in Washington County house fire

CUTLER, Ohio (WTAP) - A Washington County firefighter is being treated for a possible broken leg after a mobile-home fire in Cutler on Tuesday morning. Firefighters from Wesley Township, Barlow and Chesterhill fire departments were called to the fire on Southland Cemetery Road about 7 a.m. The Washi

THENEWSCENTER.TV - 2018-03-20 19:18:00

Infant's death still being investigated; suspect in custody

As the investigation continues into the death of the 3-month-old infant that happened last week (March 12), testimony on that case could be presented to an Athens County Grand Jury hearing later this week. Jerry Wayne Andresen, 21, of 300 W. State St. (the Athens Garden Apartments), was arrested las


Come listen to man who spent 27 years in prison while innocent

The state of Ohio is planning to kill 24 people in our name in the next five years. Many of these 24 people have conditions or extenuating circumstances that should make them ineligible for the death penalty. Some could be wrongfully convicted. All face cruel and unusual punishment in the form of th


Home destroyed in Sunday afternoon fire near Marietta

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Oh.-(WTAP) Volunteers from Reno, Oak Grove and Williamstown volunteer fire departments battled a fire Sunday afternoon near Marietta's west side. It broke out just after 3 P.M., at a two-story frame home in the 100 block of Simpson Street. A resident of the home was treated for fa


Former OU student gets max time, 11 years, for rape

Notay Jackson, a former Ohio University student from Chicago, received the maximum possible prison sentence Friday morning (March 16), nearly a month after an Athens County trial jury found him guilty of raping another OU student. On Feb. 22, Jackson was found guilty by the jury in Athens County Com


Planning board OKs plans for new near-uptown hotel

Anew hotel on East State Street in Athens, which upon opening would become the closest one to uptown, is being planned. A proposal for the building at 88 E. State St. - located at the intersection of Carpenter Street/Stimson Avenue and East State Street, and the former main office building of Prokos


Investigation of infant's death ongoing

An Athens County grand jury might be hearing testimony this coming week in connection with the death last Monday of an infant. A felony charge of child endangering has been filed against Jerry W. Andresen, 21, of Athens Garden Apartments, and a preliminary hearing was scheduled for Wednesday in Athe


Local officials seek new use for closed Athens County prison

NELSONVILLE - The three-story brick building that has occupied a forested hilltop since 1955 has been a tuberculosis hospital, a children's home and, most recently, a state prison for older inmates. What comes next for the recently closed Hocking Correctional Institution isn't yet known, but ideas a