Solar farm proposed in Cutler; town passes moratorium ordinanceThe Maine MonitorNewsBreak Contributor
$150,000 Scratch-Off Winner Sold in LoganNews WaveNewsBreak Contributor
William T. Sherman is Born — Ohio History and BeyondAmerican History CentralNewsBreak Contributor
Airah Lavy breaks All-Time scoring record at Nelsonville-Yorkohsfbmedia.comNewsBreak Contributor
Tragic Accident in Perry County: Pedestrian Struck and Killed by VehicleSayitLoudNewsBreak Contributor
More breaking news from a half-century ago
LOGAN — Following a brief hiatus, The Logan Daily News returns with a look at the news across Hocking County and beyond, 50 years ago this past week. Feb. 19, 1974 — “Nelsonville Landmark Burns; 2 Injured As Porch Collapses.” NELSONVILLE — The Warner Building, an 80-year-old landmark of W. Columbus St. in downtown Nelsonville, caught fire the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 19, and was “gutted over a two-hour period”...
Local Traffic Alert: Nelsonville's Madison and W Franklin St Intersection Closure for Water Main Work
The City of Nelsonville announces that the intersection of Madison Street and West Franklin Street will be closed to traffic at 8:30AM, Monday, February 26, 2024, until 5:30PM, Tuesday, February 27, 2024. The closure is to perform water main tie overs for a new water main. There will be detour signs posted, and the detour will consist of West Washington, Adams, and Cross streets. Please avoid this area and use an alternate route.Visit here for more details.
❄️ Heavy Snowfall Affects Eastern and Southeastern Ohio; Travel Advisory in Place
The time displayed is local to the original X account in Columbus, Ohio. As of 10AM today, eastern and southeastern Ohio have been experiencing significant snowfall. A plow captured the scene on SR 328 in Hocking County, showcasing the winter conditions. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has deployed nearly 600 crews throughout the state to manage the snow on roadways. Motorists are advised to allow extra travel time this morning and to give the plow teams ample room to conduct their clearing operations safely. Caution is recommended for those who need to travel in the affected areas.
Last time the plug was pulled
This photo, taken in 2013 by Logan Daily News columnist Bud Simpson, shows the last time before this month that the water level in Lake Logan was drawn down. His latest thoughts on the lake can be found on page A4.
Three things to know
What a way to make a livin’. Ohio University’s Tantrum Theater will present ‘9 to 5 the Musical,’ with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, on Feb. 29 and multiple dates in March. The musical tells the hilarious story of three women reaching the end of their rope with an overbearing boss. Learn more on page A3. Settin’ the woods on fire. This spring, the Wayne National Forest is preparing prescribed fires in three areas totaling up to 3,088 acres. The planned burn areas are on the Athens and Ironton Ranger Districts. During prescribed fire operations, the public should avoid the vicinity and drive slowly. Learn more on page A3. Our back pages. We take another stroll back through the decades in this issue, looking at some of the more notable stories in The Logan Daily News in February 1974, including a big Nelsonville fire, a renegade deer, a foiled copper wire heist, and the breakup of a famous musical couple. Learn more on page A6.
Athens County Sheriff’s Office responds to calls for service on Thursday, February 22
ATHENS, Ohio — The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to several calls for service on Thursday, February 22nd, 2024. Here’s a summary:. 10:15 AM: Responded to Red Rock Road,Glouster for a residential alarm. No signs of forced entry found. 11:30 AM: Responded to Huckleberry Road,Coolville for a...
Chamber director urges commissioners to reconsider joining rec council
LOGAN — The county commissioners met Thursday morning in regular session, featuring a discussion with the Hocking Hills Chamber of Commerce. Bailey Venzin, executive director of the chamber, visited the commission to urge them to reconsider last October’s decision to turn down a partnership with the Outdoor Recreational Council of Appalachia (ORCA). She expected to be joined by Karen Raymore, executive director of the Hocking Hills Tourism Association (HHTA), but Raymore was out due to illness. ...
Athens County public meetings
Athens City Council will meet in committees at 7 p.m. Monday in council chambers, 8 E. Washington St., Athens.The Nelsonville City Council will hold a regular council meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, in Council Chambers at City Hall. Citizens comments and business and organizational comments may be made in person or emailed to email@example.com by 1 p.m. Monday. The meeting may be streamed on the City of Nelsonville YouTube channel at https://tinyurl.com/bhv6bp4u ...
Public officials respond to Athens’ ceasefire resolution
ATHENS, Ohio — While Athens this week joined a growing chorus of local governments in Ohio and beyond calling for a ceasefire in Israel’s war on Gaza, public officials contacted by the Independent did not say they were taking such resolutions into account. The Athens resolution, prompted by...
New shop ready to roll out the donuts
LOGAN — When Penny’s Pastries in downtown Logan closed its doors last year, the loss was felt deeply by all of us for whom sweet confections are the glowing capstone of the food pyramid. Happily for those who venerate the donut and all its tasty kin, a new business held its grand opening on Tuesday, when the ceremonial ribbon was snipped on Hocking Hills Donuts and Coffee Shoppe, at 2217 E. Front St. The shop is in the front of the Hocking Hills Diner, and...
Boil Order in Effect for Adams Street Residents Until Friday Noon
The Nelsonville Water Department has issued a boil order for all customers on Adams Street from West Washington Street to Jingleburg Alley until 12:00PM, Friday, February 23, 2024. The boil order is due to crews tying into a new water line. When a boil order is in effect, we ask all who are affected to boil their cooking and drinking water for three (3) minutes before being consumed.Visit here for more details.
Savor the Spice: Logan's Top 3 Mexican Restaurants Worth Your Time
In this piece, we're exploring three delightful Mexican restaurants in Logan. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Ohio University to Mail Important Health Insurance Tax Form 1095-C to Eligible Employees
Ohio University's Human Resources department will mail IRS Form 1095-C to eligible employees. This form, required for tax filing, is in addition to the W2 tax forms. Unlike W2 forms, employees cannot download the 1095-C form from the 'My Personal Information' portal; it will be sent via mail.
Workshop generates ideas for regional development strategy
LOGAN — More than 20 local leaders gathered Thursday evening at the Logan Theater, to take the early steps in creating a new long-range economic development plan for an eight-county region in southeastern Ohio. The event was one of eight workshops that are being held in each of the counties served by the Buckeye Hills Regional Council, a council of governments that is designated as an economic development district by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). Thursday’s event in Hocking County was the fourth in...
Rain and Snow Showers Saturday Morning in WV, OH, and KY
(WOWK) – Scattered rain and snow showers will move in early Saturday morning, leading to another chilly start to our weekend. Take a look at the slide show below to see when the snow moves through your neighborhood. The main factor for our snow totals (or lack thereof) from this system will be road temperatures. […]
Rocky® Boots introduces Code Red boots designed for firefighting and public service
NELSONVILLE, Ohio — Tapping into its tactical and outdoor heritage, Rocky® Boots Code Red is a collection of boots designed for men and women trained in firefighting and EMS. With a boot for structure fires and rescue calls, Rocky® is bringing innovative footwear to the firehouse. Code Red fire boots for men and women are constructed to meet NFPA certifications. Key elements include a Vibram® fire and ice outsole, fire-resistant leather, and a thermal barrier BBP (Blood Borne Pathogen) membrane. Products are available at retail and online at https://www.rockyboots.com/.
Logan resident hits lottery for over $100K
LOGAN — The Ohio Lottery reports that a resident of Logan, identified only as “John,” has won $150,000 on the new Lady Luck 100X scratch-off game. After mandatory state and federal taxes amounting to 28 percent, the agency says, he will receive $108,000. According to a Feb. 16 news release on the ohiolottery.com website, Speedway #9186 at 175 S. Mulberry St. in Logan, sold the winning ticket. “John said when he scratched the ticket he had to grab his glasses from his glove box to look more closely at his ticket because he did not believe he had won,” the release state. “He’s planning to pay off some bills and get a new kitchen thanks to his win.” Lady Luck 100X is a $20 scratch-off with a top prize of $40,000 a year for 25 years. As of Feb. 16, there were three top prizes remaining in the game, according to the Lottery.
Athens County Seeks Local Input for Transit Development Plan Through Online Survey
Hocking, Athens and Perry County Community Action (HAPCAP) are developing a new Transit Development Plan (TDP) for Athens and nearby areas. The plan will improve services of Athens Public Transit (APT) and Athens On-Demand Transit. A survey is open for the University population to contribute to this plan.
Two wanted in Athens, sheriff’s office asks the public for assistance
ATHENS, Ohio — The Athens County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating two individuals wanted on probation violations. Thomas Reasoner is currently wanted for violating his probation terms related to charges of forgery, tampering with evidence, and theft. Jessica Ruble is also wanted for...
Like a volcano, Hocking County is erupting with corruption
LOGAN, Ohio — Hocking County welcomes millions of visitors to the area every year with people traveling from around the globe to visit our beautiful area. However, with all of the recent negative press related to local public officials, our county’s image has changed from the most beautiful place to live and visit to the most corrupt place.