With officials statewide making a push for exotic-animal regulations following Tuesday’s Zanesville fiasco, Rep. Debbie Phillips, D-92nd, will propose legislation today that would ban new private ownership of exotic animals in Ohio.
A Gallipolis man charged with raping an Ohio University student and a local man charged with robbing a gas station at knifepoint both pleaded not guilty at their arraignment hearings yesterday.
For some, retirement means leaving the working world and picking up a general hobby. But for Marcia Van Bibber and her husband, Eddie, it means taking that hobby and transforming it into a small business.
Yesterday’s Athens City Council meeting brought to light Council’s compromises regarding energy contracts, residential unease over green space and worries for the city’s financial future.
Financial plans to implement the eighth-largest campus solar panel system in the nation are in the works between Hocking College officials and Third Sun Solar Power.
As a part of the Help America Vote Act, 92 precincts across the state of Ohio are set to receive grants for permanent polling improvements.
The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services is cracking down on families who are not meeting the requirements to receive cash assistance from the state.
With the conclusion of Nancy Bain’s 26-year career as an Athens City Councilwoman looming, the race to put a new face on the 3rd ward is on.
Irked by the methods of area “kill shelters,” local animal rights activist Terri Ann Smith has run her own shelter for years. To help fund the effort, Smith recently opened a thrift store, a move that has raised questions from local officials.
Despite outcry against the use of carbon monoxide in dog shelter euthanasia, the Athens County Dog Shelter has no intentions of changing its current system of dealing with overcrowding.
Over a dozen residents and students lined the sidewalk outside of the Ohio University Inn over the weekend in an attempt to persuade those considering leasing their property to oil and natural gas companies for hydraulic fracturing to think twice.
Republican mayoral candidate Randy Morris said he believes that more effective leadership could alleviate Athens’ suffering as the city prepares itself for almost $1 million in budget cuts.
Every 15 seconds, numbers flashed bold and black in stark contrast against the white projector screen. The numbers reached 127 by the end of the news conference — the number of people beaten during a domestic dispute in 35 minutes.