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Sunday Aug 17 | NewsandSentinel.com

Residents encouraged to comment

The comment period for the permit of a fracking barge facility to be built in Meigs County by GreenHunter Water has been extended by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers until Aug. 24. Comments from concerned residents about the proposed facility along the Ohio River had been received since June, totaling 340 in the initial comment period.

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Related Topix: US News, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Plain Dealer

Streamlining delivery of health care is critical for Ohio's disadvantaged: editorial

Ohio's range of welfare programs resembles a row of silos. Each caches valuable services.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Ohio Government, US Governors, John Kasich, Opinion

Mon Aug 11, 2014

WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Drug trafficking suspect enters not guilty plea

A former Detroit police officer accused of leading a drug ring in southeastern Ohio has pleaded not guilty to trafficking charges.

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Fri Aug 08, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Ex-police chief gets probation for hiding wanted woman

A former Glouster police chief received a suspended jail sentence and surrendered his state certification to be a police officer today in an Athens County courtroom after he pleaded guilty to crimes related to hiding a woman wanted on drug charges rather than arresting her.

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Related Topix: Glouster, OH, Belmont County, OH

WBNS

Glouster Police Chief Pleads Guilty To Dereliction of Duty

A judge sentenced Mace to a 100-day suspended jail sentence, but he has to forfeit his Ohio Police Officer Training Certificate.

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Related Topix: Glouster, OH

Wed Aug 06, 2014

NewsandSentinel.com

Smokey Bear to be celebrated

Dressed in blue jeans, a ranger hat and often seen carrying a shovel, Smokey Bear, an icon since 1944, is celebrating his 70th birthday at Burr Oak State Park in Athens County this weekend.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Glouster, OH

Sun Aug 03, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Athens County prosecutor tough on crime, cops

The uniformed parade stepping through the Athens County courthouse is difficult to keep up with because the line keeps growing longer.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mike DeWine, US Senate, Republican, Ohio, Franklin County, OH, Chauncey, OH

Mon Jul 28, 2014

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

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