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Route 50 closed near Guysville

Officials are on scene and have closed Route 50 both directions between Route 329 and Route 7 in Athens County. The truck was reportedly carrying barrels of vanilla extract, which contains alcohol, and so extra precautions are being taken.

ATHENS MESSENGER - 2018-10-19 19:55:00

Athens bar claims it has been defamed

A uptown Athens bar and its owner have filed a defamation lawsuit against a Franklin County resident.The lawsuit was filed Monday in Athens County Common Pleas Court by 18 West Union LLC (which does business as the Union Bar live-music venue) and by owner Andy Studniarz. Named as defendants are Cara


Coroner: Man found dead on sidewalk last month died of

James E. Johnson, 49, of 35 N. High St., was declared dead at 7:17 a.m. Sept. 21 after Chillicothe police were called to the area of Seventh Street and Mechanic Street on the report of a man down in front of a Ford Explorer.

CHILLICO GAZETTE - 2018-10-19 19:54:00

Man wanted for attempted murder

A warrant for Vincent Roberts, 37, of 1920 Roberts Road, Amesville, was issued on Wednesday for attempted murder and aggravated burglary. The charges stem from a dispute he had with his sister’s son that allegedly ended with Roberts firing a gun at his nephew. Both charges are first-degree felonies

MARIETTA TIMES - 2018-10-19 00:00:00

Tractor-trailer rollover closes all lanes of U.S. Route 50 at SR 7 in Coolville

The Ohio Department of Transportation says the crash happened at 2:00 PM Friday, when a truck carrying vanilla extract rolled over at the intersection of U.S. Route 50 and Township Road 119 in Coolville, spilling a large barrel of vanilla extract all over the road.

THENEWSCENTER.TV - 2018-10-19 17:09:00

Adamsville man gets 15 years for brutal assault, rape

The woman stated that for three days Tetak, her former boyfriend, held her captive in a nearby trailer house where he repeatedly beat her and raped her.

ZANESVILLE TIMES RECORDER - 2018-10-19 20:24:00

Marshall's Taevion Kinsey wows crowd with dunks at Herd Madness

Kinsey, a 6-foot-5 freshman guard, says he only lost one dunking contest in his life. He was on ESPN SportsCenter for a dunk he did during a summer practice in the Marshall Recreation Center, and he once leaped over two 7-foot players to win a competition in Europe.

WVGAZETTEMAIL.COM - 2018-10-20 02:34:00

Special senior night in store for Athens

Ryan Adams has coached more varsity football games than anyone else in the history of Athens High School.A former Bulldog himself, Adams has pursued the life he wanted. Coaching, working and raising a family in the place he’s known his whole life.But four years ago, Adams was tempted to turn the pag


Glouster man dies in ATV crash

The accident occurred at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12. William Joseph Wright was riding his new ATV unaccompanied, but was wearing a helmet when the accident occurred. Following the accident, Wright laid there conscious for about an hour until other riders found him and called 9-1-1 for help.


Coroner: Chillicothe man Josh Whitaker’s death ruled accidental; drug use a factor

The body of Joshua M. Whitaker, 39, was found by construction workers along Paint Creek on Aug. 14, six days after he was reported missing. Friends of Whitaker reported him missing after no one had seen or heard from him since the early morning of Aug. 6.

CHILLICO GAZETTE - 2018-10-19 16:01:00

Athens business receives $5,000 national award for green home products

Nature's Magic of Athens was one of two small businesses that recently received a $5,000 People & Planet Award from Green America, in recognition of the business "being committed to bettering the environment and society."


Ohio man sought for attempted murder

A warrant for Vincent Roberts, 37, of 1920 Roberts Road, Amesville, was issued on Wednesday for attempted murder and aggravated burglary. The charges stem from a dispute he had with his sister’s son that allegedly ended with Roberts firing a gun at his nephew, sheriff’s office said.

PARKERSBURG NEWS & SENTINEL - 2018-10-19 00:00:00

Washington County man wanted after shooting at man during fight

AMESVILLE, Ohio (WTAP) -A Washington County man is wanted on attempted murder and aggravated burglary charges after deputies say he shot at a man during an argument at a home in Amesville, Ohio.The Washington County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded Tuesday afternoon to a shots fired call at


Moonville event draws big crowd

This year’s Midnight at Moonville celebration at the Moonville Tunnel in Vinton County drew around 2,000 people according to David “Uncle Buck” McPherson, president of the hosting organization, the Vinton County Convention & Visitors Bureau.


Poston Salem Road to close indefinitely for repair

NEW MARSHFIELD — Beginning Monday, Oct. 22, Poston Salem Road (Waterloo Twp. Road 1266) will be closed indefinitely for road repairs. The closer will be from Athens County Road 9 to Athens County Road 110.


Local bar owner sues Columbus woman for defamation

Defendant, who accused former bar owner of sexual assault, claims bar never truly cut ties with him


Letter: Support Van Meter for county treasurer

Editor, The Messenger:Please support Gary Van Meter for Athens County Treasurer.Gary is a graduate of Athens High School, is an Army veteran, a retired business owner and served the Athens community as city auditor and councilman.


Letter: 'Pay it forward' by supporting Athens school levy

Editor, The Messenger:I began my public school journey in 1933 in a one-room school house in Muskingum County. (It, of course, came complete with the pot bellied stove and two outhouses.) The building, still standing, was constructed in 1858, three years before the start of the Civil War. They would


First-place Buckeyes travel to Vinton County

However, Nelsonville-York responded with one of the most memorable scoring drives in program history. Keegan Wilburn caught a 2-yard touchdown pass from Garrett Maiden as time expired, Nelsonville-York was a 27-24 winner and would go on to start 13-0 and win a Division VI, Region 23 title.


Prison to be transformed into jail to help treat women with drug addictions

"If you have to be there, we want to treat you like a human being. We want to help you," said Ohio University Executive in Residence Rick Hodges. He is helping lead the charge as part of the Appalachian Recovery Project to come up with a new solution to the drug crisis that has hit the Appalachian r