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Monday Jul 28 | Norwalk Reflector

Prosecutor: Former Detroit cop responsible for $3 million drug ring in two Ohio counties

A confidential informant gave an investigator in the Athens County prosecutor's office a tip in late February: This prescription-drug ring? It's huge.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Ohio, Prison

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio's welfare-to-work program ramping up

After a slow start, a $66 million state effort to help welfare recipients find jobs and move off public assistance is picking up steam.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Ohio Government, Cuyahoga County, OH

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Prosecutor: Former Detroit cop responsible for $3 million drug ring in Athens, Meigs counties

Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn, right, talks with investigator Jay Barrett as they stand next to a 2014 Mercedes Benz worth more than $100,000 that authorities seized during a search warrant in Detroit last night at the home and offices of former Detroit Police officer Brandon Jorge Allen, who has been indicted with racketeering and drug ... (more)

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Related Topix: Drugs, Ohio, Meigs County, OH

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Athens County to join Rt. 33 drug task force

Athens County law-enforcement officials said today they are joining the Fairfield-Hocking Major Crimes Unit to collaborate in investigating drug trafficking and related crimes along the Rt.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Nelsonville, OH, Ohio University, Fairfield County, OH

Tue Jul 22, 2014

WBNS

Teen Killed In Athens County Crash

Troopers say the accident happened Tuesday on State Route 239, north of the village of Stewart around 7:30 p.m. The Highway Patrol says 18-year-old Michael Allen Rood was driving a 1996 Saturn when he drove off the right side of the road, hitting an embankment, going airborne and striking a tree.

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Related Topix: Stewart, OH

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Athens County sheriff's ammo purchases questioned

Kelly used the sheriff's office's purchasing power last year to buy ammunition not only for deputies but also to fulfill orders from civilians, including his office's fiscal officer, one of his lawyers and an Athens County commissioner.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Columbus, OH

Times Recorder

Habitat for Humanity returns to Perry County

Habitat for Humanity is returning to Perry County, and it already has plans to build a new house in Crooksville.

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Related Topix: Perry County, OH, Crooksville, OH, Ohio, Athens, OH, Somerset, OH

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Norwalk Reflector

Mount Orab chief didn't know shooting address was at Ohio University

Chief Bryan Mount, who has been with the Mount Orab Police Department for 27 years - 14 as its chief - didn't mean to cause a ruckus on the Ohio University campus on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Mount Orab, OH, Ohio University, Brown County, OH, Athens, OH

TheCourier.com

New Trial Date For Ohio Sheriff In Corruption Case

Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly has pleaded innocent to charges including theft in office, tampering with records and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and is confident he will be exonerated.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Judge postpones trial of suspended Athens County sheriff

The trial date for indicted Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly has been moved to Jan. 26, visiting Judge Patricia Cosgrove said today.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Evacuation at Ohio University came after man said he shot his mother

ATHENS, Ohio Sections of Ohio University's campus and dorms were evacuated this afternoon, after a man called emergency personnel, saying he'd shot his mother.

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Related Topix: Ohio University, Athens, OH, Brown County, OH, Violent Crime

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Ex-Athens County police chief indicted on drug charges

A former police chief in Athens County was indicted today on drug charges that stem from his involvement in a criminal drug ring, Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn said.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Chauncey, OH, Nelsonville, OH, Glouster, OH

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Marietta Times

ODNR pays for public records lawsuit

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is pointing to a clerical error as the reason for the most recent public records complaint filed against the agency-the third to result in a monetary settlement since 2012.

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Related Topix: Columbus, OH

Fri Jul 04, 2014

WBNS

SE Ohio village police chief pleads not guilty

A southeast Ohio village police chief suspected of helping a woman avoid arrest has pleaded not guilty on 12 counts, including obstructing justice.

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Related Topix: Glouster, OH, Criminal Defense Law, Law

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