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Friday Apr 18 | WCHS-TV Charleston

Child Being Treated After Being Bitten In The Face By Dog In Athens County

A child is being treated in the hospital after deputies said the girl was bitten in the face by the family dog in Athens County.

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Related Topix: The Plains, OH

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Marietta Times

Safety campaigns aimed at motorists and motorcyclists

As warmer weather begins to move in, motorists should be keeping their eyes open for a large number of motorcycles coming back to the roadways.

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Related Topix: Weather

Sun Apr 13, 2014

WBNS

Athens Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash

An Ohio man has died after his motorcycle crashed with a van on a road in Athens County.

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Related Topix: Athens, OH

Thu Apr 10, 2014

WBNS

Officials Try To Identify Body Found In Athens Creek

A body was discovered in an Athens County creek on Thursday. Officials say the body was found off state Route 50. Chopper 10 spotted authorities at the scene near Dow Lake Dam.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

Recordpub.com

Dem panel names interim sheriff in Ohio county

Democratic Party officials have named a retired lieutenant as interim sheriff in a southeast Ohio county where the elected sheriff is facing corruption charges.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Schools to get $1.5M to fight drug abuse

School-based programs in Licking and Athens counties are among 22 recipients of $1.5 million in state "Building Youth Resiliency" grants to boost the fight against alcohol and drugs.

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Related Topix: Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Licking County, OH, Drugs, US Governors, John Kasich

Marietta Times

Mumps awareness

As statewide cases of mumps continue to rise, the reach of the outbreak is extending outside of the central Ohio area to which it was initially contained.

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Related Topix: Health, Mumps, Ohio, Belmont County, OH, Vaccinations

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Tri-County News

Calendine files suit against Pomeroy

The village of Pomeroy is once again the defendant in a civil action filed last week in Meigs County Common Pleas Court.

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Related Topix: Pomeroy, OH, Meigs County, OH

Sat Apr 05, 2014

NewsandSentinel.com

Athens County plane crash claims 1

Athens County officials were investigating a small plane crash involving a single fatality Saturday evening near Ohio University's Gordon K. Bush Airport near Albany, Ohio.

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Related Topix: Air Accidents, Albany, OH

WCHS-TV Charleston

One Killed In Athens County Plane Crash

One person has been killed in a small plane crash in Athens County, Ohio. Crews were on the scene Saturday of the crash near the intersection of U.S. Route 50 and Ohio Route 32 near Albany.

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Related Topix: Air Accidents

Wed Apr 02, 2014

Ohio.com

Ohio activists rally in Columbus against fracking waste disposal

A coalition of local, statewide and national groups concerned about toxic waste from hydraulic fracturing, better known as "fracking," gathered at the Statehouse today for "Don't Waste Ohio" Legislator Accountability Day.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Geology, Science

Fri Mar 28, 2014

The Daily Record

Missing Ohio student may have committed suicide 4 minutes

Police in southeast Ohio say they have reason to believe that a missing Ohio University student may have committed suicide in a river that runs through campus.

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Related Topix: Suicide, Ohio University

NewsandSentinel.com

Smith named Athens sheriff

Athens County commissioners voted 3-0 to appoint Smith, a Coolville resident and 26-year veteran of the department, to take over for Sheriff Patrick Kelly, who is facing a suspension as he awaits trial on 23 felony corruption charges and two misdemeanors.

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Related Topix: Coolville, OH

Thu Mar 27, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Retired lieutenant appointed interim Athens County sheriff

Athens County commissioners appointed an interim sheriff this morning to replace indicted Sheriff Pat Kelly.

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Wed Mar 26, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Athens County commissioners plan to replace sheriff

As a panel of judges continues to weigh whether to suspend Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly from his job while criminal charges are pending against him, the county commissioners are planning to appoint a temporary replacement sheriff on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Belmont County, OH

Tue Mar 25, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Justice Insider: Trees that fell in forest were heard

A Meigs County man stepped over the line - literally - and received a dressing-down in federal court in Columbus last week.

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Related Topix: Meigs County, OH, Columbus, OH, Franklin County, OH

Mon Mar 24, 2014

WCHS-TV Charleston

Sex Offender Pleads Not Guilty In Connection To Teen Prostitution Case

An Athens County sex offender has pleaded not guilty to charges in connection to a teen prostitution case.

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Marietta Times

Medical marijuana

Libertarian candidate for governor Charlie Earl announced his endorsement for the "Ohio Cannabis Rights Amendment" earlier this month, and John Pardee, president of the Ohio Rights Group that's pushing to get the amendment on the ballot, praised Earl for his support in a recent news release.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Ohio, Washington County, OH, Noble County, OH

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