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For the record: Tuesday, Feb. 19

9:04 a.m., 13242 Carr Road, Nelsonville — Members of the Criminal Interdiction Unit, the Athens County Response Team and the Major Crimes Unit conducted a warrant-issued search of a residence and located what appeared to be two bulk amounts of methamphetamine and heroin, along with several drug para

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Lawsuit filed over 2017 fire at Carriage Hill Apartments

A couple that lived at Carriage Hill Apartments in Athens at the time of a 2017 fire have filed a lawsuit in Athens County Common Pleas Court and are seeking to have it certified as a class action lawsuit.

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Council considers funding increase for Richland Ave. crossing project

The city of Athens may pony up more money to finish the Richland Avenue pedestrian bridge, but local officials want Ohio University to share in some of the extra costs. Discussions of the bridge project continued at Monday night’s Athens City Council meeting, with members also addressing street clos

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Snow Emergencies issued for Central Ohio counties

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- As of 6:00 a.m., Feb. 20, 2019, there are multiple counties in Central Ohio under a Snow Level Emergency. LEVEL 1: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.

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Water damage forces Jackson County, Ohio municipal court to relocate

JACKSON COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Repetitive rounds of heavy rains have lead to a leaking roof at the Jackson County, Ohio municipal courthouse, closing the building temporarily. "We have gotten pounded over the last few weeks," said Judge Mark Musick.

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Heroes of 'Heroin(e)' documentary visit Athens, Nelsonville

A woman struggling with addiction and the challenges that accompany the disease, spoke those words during the documentary "Heroin(e)." The documentary follows the efforts of three women from Huntington, West Virginia, who are also “trying.”

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OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital welcomes new general surgeon

Bradley Bryan, M.D., has joined the staff of OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital in Athens as a general surgeon. According to a press release from the hospital, Bryan has more than 20 years experience in private practice in Central Ohio, as well as having held a position with the Veterans Hospital Adminis

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For the record: Thursday-Monday, Feb. 14-18

8:20 p.m., Gamertsfelder Hall — George H. Raser was issued a citation for criminal mischief. 9:52 p.m., Armbruster House — Warrants were served on Brayden Lewis citing aggravated burglary, abduction and disrupting public services.

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Men sentenced for passing $20,000 in counterfeit bills at stores across northern Ohio

Four men were sentenced on federal charges for passing about $20,000 worth of counterfeit $50 bills in stores and restaurants across northern Ohio, including Aurora, according to documents from the Northern District of Ohio U.S. Federal Court.

WWW.OHIO.COM

Ohio nail salon getting a lot of attention over its risque name

PERKINS TOWNSHIP, OH (WOIO) - A new business owner in Perkins Township decided to get a little risque with the name of her nail salon. Dawn Moon tells Cleveland 19 she wants people to remember her salon and generate some business.

CLEVELAND19.COM

Sausage sold across Northeast Ohio under recall because it wasn’t inspected

PARMA, Ohio – Jugo’s, Inc of Parma, Ohio is voluntarily recalling Balkan Syle Sausage that didn’t undergo a state inspection. The frozen raw sausage products were produced and packaged from June 1, 2018 through August 31, 2018.

CLEVELAND NEWS - FOX 8

Ohio man sucker-punches attorney after he’s sentenced to 45 years in prison, officials say

An Ohio man stunned a courtroom Tuesday after he reportedly sucker-punched his defense attorney just moments after he was sentenced to 45 years in prison. Judge Nancy Margaret Russo sentenced David Chislton, 42, on nearly two dozen charges, Cleveland.com reported. He pleaded guilty to "assaulting hi

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Ohio Medical Marijuana Sales Going Strong

It’s been more than a month now since medical marijuana was available for sale in limited parts of Ohio. Nearly a million dollars’ worth of it has been sold. The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program reports more than $947,000 of medical marijuana have been sold since the first dispensaries opened

WKSU.ORG

$15-per-hour minimum wage considered in Ohio

Last week Policy Matters Ohio released a study stating that a rise in Ohio’s minimum wage would not negatively impact employers’ ability to pay their workers and still make a profit.

MARIETTA TIMES

Perin seeks to have separate trials, rather than one

Neil Perin of Athens, who faces 29 charges in Athens County Common Pleas Court, is asking that not all the charges go to trial at the same time. Perin was initially indicted in April, indicted again in July with additional charges and indicted once more on Aug. 22 with even more charges. Nearly all

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Ohio woman arrested on sixth DUI charge in 15 years

RAVENNA — An Ohio woman was charged with her sixth driving-under-the-influence offense and attempting to escape from officers after they arrested her on Thursday. Janice Ann Jones-Clark, 50, of Windham Township in Portage County, was stopped by troopers from the Ravenna Post of the Ohio State Highwa

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Guilty pleas entered in receiving stolen property cases

Logan A. Graber, 34, of Athens, has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to several charges in Athens County Common Pleas Court. According to the county prosecutor's office, Graber was convicted of seven counts of receiving stolen property, several counts of drug trafficking and possession

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Police: Thief stole electronics, money from Ohio State dorm rooms

Ohio State University police said someone has been entering unlocked dorm rooms at the university and stealing items like electronics, cash and credit cards. Police said they are investigating five burglaries from unlocked, unattended residence hall rooms in Blackburn, Houston, Nosker and Taylor.

WBNS 10TV COLUMBUS

WATCH: Video shows 'thundersnow' in Ohio

PIQUA, Ohio (CNN) - Check out this new video. A rare weather occurrence was caught on camera near Piqua, Ohio -- in the Dayton area -- early Wednesday morning. That flash of light is called "thundersnow," also known as a winter thunderstorm.

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Ohio State Highway Patrol Investigating Serious Crash

HURON COUNTY, OH - The Norwalk post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a serious crash that took place Monday, February 18th at US 20 and State Route 601 in Norwalk Township.

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