Deputies round up two wanted fugitives in Vinton Co.
VINTON COUNTY, Ohio — The Vinton County Sheriff’s Office apprehended two wanted fugitives this week. On Tuesday, February 27, deputies from the sheriff’s office arrested 19-year-old Colby Ward of McArthur. Authorities stated that Ward was wanted for a probation violation. Additionally, Harold Corbin, 22, also from McArthur,...
Council hears news from public transit, continues rec marijuana debate
LOGAN — Rog Stivison, coordinator of Logan Public Transit (LPT), brought along his posse of public transit workers and enthusiasts to Tuesday’s meeting of city council, with some encouraging updates on the countywide service and one major announcement. Back in December, The Logan Daily News detailed LPT’s major accomplishments in 2023, a record-setting year that included its 250,000th passenger served since its humble beginnings back in 2007. The operation currently...
Columbus woman's civil case against dog owners remains active
McARTHUR — A Columbus woman, who lost part of her left leg after being attacked by pitbull-mix dogs in 2022 in Vinton County, is suing the dog owners. Three pitbull-mix dogs attacked Eva Simons Saturday, Nov. 5 on Shea Road near Lake Hope. Simons, then 64, underwent surgery, reconstructive surgery on her right leg and her left leg had to be partially amputated, according to her GoFundme page that has...
New ultrasound equipment
This is one of the new state-of-the-art ultrasound machines recently obtained by Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Cats Up for Adoption in Logan, OH
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around logan..
Commissioners proclaim March DD Awareness Month
March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, and on Thursday and today the Hocking County commissioners signed a proclamation recognizing it. From left, commissioners Michael Linton, Sandra Ogle and Jason D’Onofrio, and Charlie Miller, Stephanie Riggs, and Superintendent Jill Squires.
Local Alert: Tornado Watch in Effect for Athens County Until Wednesday Morning
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A TORNADO WATCH FOR ATHENS COUNTY UNTIL 10:00AM, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2024. REMEMBER, A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO, LOCAL TV, RADIO OR YOUR CABLE TELEVISION PROVIDER FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.Visit here for more details.
'God bless Vinton County and the USA'
Early voting in the Primary Election began last week and Pickaway County Commission candidates will appear on the ballot. Per the Commissioners’ race, Mark Fout, a Republican from Ray, is running for re-election. Kevin Cozad, a Republican from Hamden, also wants the job, so this will be a contested primary — whoever wins will be the next commissioner as no Democrat filed for the position. A bunch of folks are...
Vinton County: Floodwatch in effect from late Tuesday to Wednesday evening
Per the National Weather Service, A FLOOD WATCH is IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT (TUESDAY) THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING. * WHAT...FLOODING CAUSED BY EXCESSIVE RAINFALL IS POSSIBLE. * WHERE...PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST OHIO, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES, ATHENS, GALLIA, JACKSON OH, LAWRENCE OH, MEIGS, MORGAN, ...
Attorney General issues 2023 concealed carry report
COLUMBUS — On Friday Attorney General Dave Yost issued Ohio’s annual report on concealed handgun licensing, showing that a total of 90,582 permits were issued in the state in 2023. According to the statistics reported to the Attorney General’s Office, county sheriffs issued 15,581 new licenses and 75,001 renewals. Permit holders who wish to renew their licenses must do so every five years. The reports shows that in Hocking County,...
Special prosecutor: Court should not restart former trustees’ failed appeal
COLUMBUS — Two-and-a-half years into a six-and-a-half-year prison sentence for burglary and theft, former Benton Township Trustee Gerald Dean Stevens is still trying to keep an appeal of his conviction alive — despite having lost at every stage of the appeal process thus far. Stevens’ most recent effort came in December, when he asked Ohio’s Fourth District Court of Appeals to reopen his appeal based on his claim that his previous attorney — whom he has replaced — provided him with ineffective legal assistance. Stevens’...
Ohio man sentenced for hiding meth in candy bag
MARYSVILLE, Ohio (WCMH) – A man was sentenced to up to six years in prison after pleading guilty in a case where police found methamphetamines inside a candy bag during a traffic stop. According to the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, Brian Saunders Jr., 49, of McArthur, Ohio, was sentenced last week to between four and […]
Arrests made and drugs seized in Nelsonville raid
NELSONVILLE, Ohio — A drug raid in Athens County resulted in three arrests, according to the sheriff’s office. Athens County Sheriff Rodney Smith released a statement this afternoon regarding an ongoing drug trafficking investigation within the county. Sheriff Smith stated, “A high volume of drug traffic coming to and from the residence had recently been reported to the Task Force. Upon arrival at the residence, detectives identified numerous individuals with warrants for their arrest.”
City issues boil order
Due to an emergency fire hydrant and valve repair, the city of Logan on Thursday issued a boil order for Shady Oaks Community, 1389 Ohio Ave., until further notice.
Athens County public meetings
Village of Chauncey will hold a public discussion on pay-to-stay and discrimination ordinances at noon Saturday in the village hall.Athens City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Monday in council chambers, 8 E. Washington St., Athens.Athens County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the second-floor conference room of the Athens County Courthouse Annex, 15 S. Court St., Athens.The Waterloo Township Trustees will change the date of their March meeting from March 6 to 6 p.m. March 5 at the Township Hall.The regular board meeting of the Federal Hocking School District Board of Education...
Despite setbacks, recycling center’s volume went up last year
LOGAN — The Athens-Hocking Recycling Center (AHRC) has released its 2023 statistics on recycling across the two counties it serves. The gains over its 2022 numbers, though meager, serve as a bright spot for an organization that’s endured a rough few months, losing its waste collection contract in the City of Athens to the major, for-profit hauler Rumpke. New executive director Crissa Cummings, who took over for former director Bruce...
Heating assistance at HAPCAP ending soon
GLOUSTER — The Winter Crisis Program at Hocking Athens Perry Community Action (HAPCAP) will be accepting applications until March 31, 2024. Residents of Hocking, Athens, and Perry Counties may schedule their appointments by calling 740-868-1908. This program is designed to help households facing an emergency maintain or restore their primary heating source, including electric or gas service. This program also provides bulk fuel (propane, wood, coal, fuel oil, kerosene) for eligible households. An emergency situation is defined as having a disconnect notice on your electric...
The LOGAN Nose-on
March is disability Awareness Month and LOGAN community resources has events happening throughout the month. Christina stopped by with details on the LOGAN Nose-on and how you can be involved.
County GOP calls on prosecutor to step down
LOGAN — Monday evening, the Hocking County Republican Party held its monthly meeting, and adopted a resolution to remove County Prosecutor Ryan Black from office, provided he does not meet their demand for resignation by March 20. Black has made regional headlines in recent weeks for a lawsuit filed against him by two former employees, alleging, among a bevy of other offenses, an unsolicited stream of “demeaning, degrading, sexist and offensive comments and conduct,” including coerced sex. ...
Prosecutors deny officers bullied, tricked woman into confessing
LOGAN — After contentious court hearings earlier this month, on whether a judge should suppress statements that a Fairfield County woman charged in connection with a stabbing death gave to police, attorneys on both sides of the case have submitted their written arguments. In a brief filed Feb. 23, special prosecutors William R. Walton II and Cynthia L. Ellison of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office deny the defense claim that 22-year-old Sabra Flagg was duped and coerced into writing a confession in the form of...