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Six-vehicle crash injures five in Pike County
According to the Chillicothe post of the Ohio Highway Patrol, a 2011 Ford-450 driven by Thomas Downard, 50, of Wellston, was driving east on Ohio 32 when he failed to maintain assured cleared distance and hit a 2008 Ford Escape driven by 25-year-old Jessica Vogler, of Peebles. The crash caused a cha
Nelsonville police officer allegedly made more racist comments
Barga also provided a record of interviews conducted on May 9-10 with seven Nelsonville police officers, two of whom reported they had directly heard Braglin state as much while he was off duty and they were on duty. Meanwhile, of the five other officers interviewed (Nelsonville has eight full-time
Parkersburg man arrested on felony meth charge after police find drugs in Maple Street home
On Tuesday, May 22, agents of Wood County Home Confinement and the Parkersburg Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant at the home of Jeffrey Lee Jackson, Jr., 32, on Maple Street in Parkersburg.
City: Due to air in water lines, Athens water may appear milky
The Athens Public Water System is experiencing on-going instances of air in water lines, which may make the water appear milky, according to a news release from the city. The water is safe to drink, the release said.The air getting into the water lines “is due to water-level changes in the final cle
Manslaughter conviction in overdose death overturned on appeal
Thomas Kosto, 40,was convicted in June 2017in the May 2015 death of 34-year-old Chad Baker.
Robbery charge dropped to assault
Another defendant among three charged with robbery has had his case resolved in Athens County Common Pleas Court.Michael Householder, 26, of Glouster, pleaded guilty Monday to a reduced charge of misdemeanor assault. He was sentenced to 91 days in jail, with credit given for 91 days already served w
Cloudy tap water caused by work at Athens Water Treatment Plant is safe to drink
ATHENS, Ohio (WTAP) -Some City of Athens Public Water Customers may experience cloudy or milky tap water, due to on-going instances of microscopic air bubbles in the water lines.
Summer feeding sites for children announced
Evergreen Estates, 45 E. Fourth St., Athens, June 4 through Aug. 17; Monday through Friday from noon to 1 p.m.Hope Drive Apartments, 10 Hope Drive, June 4 through Aug. 17; Monday through Friday from noon to 12:30 p.m.Lifepoint, 8097 Rolling Hills Road, July 30 through Aug. 3, Monday through Friday f
Man still faces 112 charges in child porn case after 60 dismissed
Prosecutors have dropped 60 charges in a child pornography case against a Guysville man, but he still faces 112 other charges.Benjamin Schneider, 46, formerly of Athens, is currently scheduled to stand trial June 18 in Athens County Common Pleas Court, according to the court's online docket.Schneide
Section of Beebe Road closed for road slip
The Athens County Engineer's Office has closed Athens County Road 109 (Beebe) in Rome Twp., between Twp. 191 (Haga Ridge) to Route 329, until further notice. The roadway is closed due to a road slip which made the area unsafe for vehicles. The engineer's office asks that drivers avoid the area.
For the record: Friday-Sunday, May 18-20
Athens County SheriffFriday, May 187:04 a.m., Bessemer Hostel, Bessemer Road, Buchtel — Deputies responded to a complaint of alleged property damage, which they determined to be unfounded. However, one of the involved parties had an active warrant out of Athens Municipal Court. Charity Rutter, 20, w
A new classroom approach in Athens
Note: This story appears in the Tuesday, May 22 newspaper on Page A1.THE PLAINS — The Athens City School District may fully adopt a social and emotional learning program that a few schools in the district have used in some capacity for more than a decade.During last Thursday’s school board meeting,
Unemployment rate trending downward in Athens County
Unemployment rates fell in April among Southeastern Ohio counties, echoing the slight statewide decrease in the unemployment rate from 4.4 percent in March to 4.3 percent in April.That statewide April 2018 mark reflects a 0.5 percent improvement from a year before, when the unemployment rate in Ohio
Sheriff: Ray man resists arrest
Vinton County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Lewis Dundon attempted to serve a warrant on Logan Wade Coleman, 29, of Ray, on May 16, according to a press release.
"Helping You Age Better" - 36th Annual Senior Citizens Art Show This Month!
It’s hard to believe it is already May! Our Agency loves a lot of things about May, especially the observance of Older Americans Month and the opportunity to host our annual Area Agency on Aging District 7 (AAA7) Senior Citizens Art Show and Poetry/Essay Contest!For those not familiar with our Art S
Ohio Historical Marker unveiled at Athens armory
Armory Day in Athens was celebrate Saturday at the former Ohio National Guard armory, with speakers talking of the building's past and future. The event also served to unveil an Ohio Historical Marker at the site."Today we are unveiling a historic marker that not only commemorates this historic buil
Plea deal sends drug ‘kingpin’ to prison for 6 years
Morgan B. Wynn, 25, of 365 Mt. Tom Pines Road, Marietta, was sentenced for three charges Monday; aggravated trafficking in drugs, a second-degree felony; improperly handling a firearm, a fourth-degree felony; and aggravated trafficking in drugs, a third-degree felony.
Police investigating after decomposed body found in Parkersburg
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) -Parkersburg Police are investigating after a body was found Monday afternoon in the 1800 block of Murdoch Avenue.Police Chief Joe Martin says the body found near the old St. Joseph's Hospital parking building was heavily decomposed.We have a reporter headed to the scene, a
Lone Nelsonville council member takes issue with joint statement
NELSONVILLE — Councilman Greg Smith says he was excluded from a statement issued by six fellow council members last week condemning the city’s unwillingness to terminate a Nelsonville police officer who remains on unpaid leave.The police officer, Josh Braglin, has been the subject of a months-long i
Man dies after being struck crossing North Bridge Street
According to the Ohio Highway Patrol, Terry Roof, 59, of Chillicothe, was crossing North Bridge Street near Stewart Road at 1:29 a.m. when he was struck by a southbound 1998 Dodge Ram driven by Matthew Novak, 31, of Bainbridge.