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Update: Hand Grenade Found in Car Removed

Nelsonville – The City of Nelsonville announces that Myers Street between Watkins Street and Monroe Street effective immediately until further notice. The roadway is closed due to an explosive device being found in a car. Nelsonville public safety personnel are on scene and have secured the area and are...
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Hand grenade ‘inert training device’ in Nelsonville

NELSONVILLE, Ohio (WCMH) — Streets have re-opened in Nelsonville after a suspected hand grenade was found to be an inert training device. The city closed Myers Street after what was thought to be a hand grenade was found in a car. Myers Street between Watkins and Monroe Streets was closed, the Nelsonville Police Department said […]
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Hocking County accident under investigation

ATHENS, OH. (WSAZ) - The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that happened Thursday in Hocking County. It happened on US 33 near SR-374 just after 11:30 p.m. on August 18. Troopers said Arthur William Harris, 74, of Columbus, Ohio, was driving eastbound when he struck a truck...

Wrong-way crash leaves one man in serious condition

HOCKING COUNTY, Ohio — Troopers with the Ohio Highway Patrol are investigating a wrong-way crash that caused the closure of route 33 in Hocking County yesterday evening. Reports say 74-year-old Arthur William Harris of Columbus was traveling eastbound in the westbound lane of route 33 around 11:42 p.m. when his 2016 Ford F-150 collided with another oncoming pickup truck.

Teen driver dies after losing control of truck, hitting tree

ATHENS, Ohio (WSAZ) – A 19-year-old from Vinton County lost his life during a crash on Thursday morning on State Route 93. According to Ohio State Highway Patrol, the driver, identified as Ethan Cole Fout, 19, of McArthur, Ohio, crashed around 5:45 a.m. Highway Patrol reports Fout drove off...

For the Record - 08/18/22

Aug. 14 1:52 a.m. - The Athens County Sheriff's Office responded to Blizzard Lane in Albany for a report of an alarm. Units checked the business and found it to be secured, with no signs of forced entry. 4:22 a.m. - Deputies responded to a residence in Alexander Township for an active dispute. Contact was made with the caller and his adult son, who were involved in a verbal dispute....

Ohio to name football field after coach

ATHENS – The football field at Ohio University will be named for the school’s most successful coach. The university’s Board of Trustees has approved naming the field in Peden Stadium for former head coach Frank Solich, the winningest coach in the history of the Mid-American Conference. Solich...

Vinton Co. woman among those infected by growing E. coli outbreak

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Center for Disease Control is sounding the alarm regarding a rapidly spreading E. coli outbreak. Currently, 29 people in two states have documented illnesses related to the bacteria, but the actual number of people infected, officials say, may be higher. A spokesperson for the CDC said, “Michigan and Ohio have both reported large increases in the number of E. coli infections in their states. Some of these illnesses have not yet been reported to the PulseNet system, but investigators are working quickly to add them to PulseNet to determine if they may be part of this outbreak”.

Army to conduct exercise Saturday at Apollo

SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — The Department of the Army’s 304th Engineer Company will be conducting a vehicle rescue exercise from 9:30 a.m. until approximately 2 p.m. Saturday on the Apollo Career Center property in the 2500 block of Breese Road, according to a release from the Shawnee Township Police Department.
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Auto accident on Ohio 93 claims life of McArthur man

ATHENS, Ohio — One man was killed early Thursday morning in a traffic accident in Hocking County, the Athens Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said. Ethan Cole Fout, 19, of McArthur, was traveling north on Ohio 93 about a half mile north of milepost 1 in Washington Township, Hocking County, the patrol said.

Crash claims life of Vinton Co. man

HOCKING COUNTY, Ohio— The Athens Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle crash that claimed the life of a Vinton County man. The crash happened shortly before 6 a.m. on Thursday. Ethan Cole Fout, 19 of McArthur, was traveling along route 93 in Hocking County when...

Athens plans to create Community Improvement Corporation

Athens plans to create a group to help with the city’s economic development. During its Monday meeting, city council conducted the first reading of an ordinance creating the Athens Community Improvement Corporation (CIC). The ordinance needs two more readings before it is passed and becomes law. The corporation will be an economic development tool for the city, according to Councilmember Sarah Grace, who introduced the ordinance. It will be able...

Housing Master Plan will enhance the residential experience, improve amenities

University officials and consultants provided a progress update, part of a series of updates over the past year to the Board of Trustees to develop a housing master plan for Athens campus residence halls. The update included a set of planning principles, building-by-building investment recommendations, identification of sites being considered...

Board of Trustees approves new free speech policy, receives key updates

The Ohio University Board of Trustees approved a new campus free speech policy in alignment with the Ohio Higher Education Reform Bill and received updates on enrollment planning and the Housing Master Plan development process during its meetings Thursday. The Board also approved naming the football field in Peden Stadium...

Three Things to Know - 08/18/22

Children’s Services Board’s August Meeting Set The Athens County Children Services Board will be holding its regular monthly meeting on Monday, August 29, at 4 p.m. at 2099 East State Street, Suite A, Athens. For further information, call Otis Crockron at (740) 592-3061. Board of Elections to Conduct Official Canvass of August Primary Votes The...

Hocking Athens Perry Community Action to change plan to bring broadband to Amesville

Hocking Athens Perry Community Action is working with Athens County to get broadband installed in Amesville and an area east of the village. Glen Crippen, HAPCAP director of Housing and Community Development, talked to the Athens County Board of Commissioners about the Amesville Broadband Initiative during the board’s Tuesday afternoon meeting at the courthouse annex, second floor. The Federal Communications Commission awarded Charter Communications some Rural Digital Opportunity Funds through...

Vinton County, Ohio man killed in Hocking County crash

HOCKING COUNTY, OH (WOWK) – A 19-year-old from Vinton County was killed in a vehicle crash in Hocking County, Ohio early this morning. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 5:45 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022 on State Route 93 near milepost 1 in Washington Township. Troopers say the victim, identified […]

Meeting set in Albany

ALBANY — The Albany Council Solicitor Contract Task Force will be having a meeting to discuss all aspects of drafting a contract dealing with legal representation of the village on Thursday, August 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Village Hall, 5153 Alton Street.

LCC charges past Shawnee

LIMA — Lima Central Catholic scored 27 unanswered points to turn a close game into a dominating performance in a 27-7 win over Shawnee in the football opener for both teams on Thursday night at Spartan Stadium. After being held to one yard of total offense and one first...