Local News

09/16/2013 - 3:21am
The prison system has failed Americans — or at least according to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who as the head of the Department of Justice found that too many Americans are locked up...
09/16/2013 - 3:08am
The Athens City School District is in the process of adopting new state education standards, which Ohio Department of Education officials argue will better prepare students for a college career...
09/16/2013 - 2:57am
An Albany man, who turned himself in for robbing a bank in Athens this summer, was sent back to jail Tuesday after drug use. Emmanuel Arocho, 31, turned himself in to the Athens Police Department...
09/16/2013 - 1:58am
Environment Ohio, a Columbus-based environmental group, held a news conference outside the Athens Public Library last week to announce the release of their new study, “America’s...
09/13/2013 - 4:52am
Athens County’s higher gas prices can empty your wallet faster than other counties’ prices, and local law enforcement officials say they’re no different. “When the gas...
09/13/2013 - 4:50am
The Athens County Department of Job and Family Services stands to lose about $1.3 million in food assistance program funding this November, continuing what county officials say is a trend of less...
09/13/2013 - 4:41am
Even 50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech, the topic of racial income inequality still plagues the nation and Athens. In the city of Athens,...
09/12/2013 - 10:09pm
A local man received a four-year prison sentence Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to two counts of tampering with evidence and another for aggravated possession of drugs, among other charges....
09/12/2013 - 2:38am
In less than a year, both Colorado and Washington legalized the use of marijuana — and some suspect Ohio will soon join the list. Following last year’s decision, the U.S. Department of...
09/12/2013 - 2:37am
After receiving a grand jury subpoena from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s Office on Tuesday, Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly plans on taking action. Kelly was issued a subpoena...

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