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04/23/2014 - 4:05am
After a long summer, Ohio University students will return in August to see some of the more beat-up roads around town patched up and smooth — or at least, on their way there. Engineering...
04/23/2014 - 3:59am
The Athens Police Department will now be a permanent prescription-drug drop-off location registered with the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, according to an...
04/23/2014 - 3:56am
Following an almost two-hour executive session, the Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities voted Tuesday night to lift the investigational review on its superintendent, Eric Young, and...
04/22/2014 - 11:19pm
  A crowd of almost 100 folks gathered Tuesday afternoon at Walter Hall. One thing was on their minds — and it had nothing to do with the impending stress of finals week looming on the...
04/22/2014 - 11:07pm
Tensions arose at the Athens County Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning over proposed annexation of land that could lead to establishing a microbrewery. However, some residents objected to the...
04/22/2014 - 10:54pm
It was supposed to be funny. That was the motivation behind an Athens High School student’s placement of two notes in a girl’s bathroom Monday indicating a bomb in the building would...
04/22/2014 - 11:59am
The body found Monday in the Hocking River was identified as Sam Wiater, the Athens man whose mother had reported him missing almost six weeks ago, Athens Police Chief Tom Pyle said. The body was...
04/22/2014 - 11:03am
The same female Athens High School student who found bomb threat notes in a girl's bathroom and brought it to the attention of school officials was the one who crafted the notes, authorities...
04/22/2014 - 1:25am
An unidentified body was recovered from the Hocking River on Monday afternoon. The Athens Fire Department was first on the scene just after 1 p.m., after two fishermen who were on the river in a...
04/22/2014 - 1:21am
Jason and Heather Jolley appreciate the good days, and there’s been more of them since they moved to Athens from North Carolina last year. Days like those can range from when their daughter...

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