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Three things to know

Local judge offers advice to new lawyers. On Monday, Nov. 14, in his capacity as president of the Ohio State Bar Association, Perry County Municipal Court Judge Dean Wilson addressed more than 600 new lawyers taking their oath at a bar admissions ceremony. Learn more on page A5. Venerable lumber business changes hands. Snider-Flautt Lumber company in New Lexington has been sold to new owners who are eager to make a positive impact on the community. The lumber and building material store is over 150 years old. Learn more on page A4. Who will be the miners’ queen? The annual Murray City Miners parade is set for Dec. 10. A full field of candidates is competing to be named queen, junior miss, little miss and mini miss; winners will be announced at the end of the parade. Learn more on page A6.
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Police ask for help in finding missing Nelsonville man

NELSONVILLE, Ohio — The Nelsonville Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man. According to police officials, Randy Eugene Hinton was last seen yesterday morning walking towards Hocking Parkway on Riverside Drive. At the time, officials said, Hinton was wearing boots, blue jeans, a white shirt, and a black hoodie.

Shawnee Township Fire Department is updating their fleet

SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP, OH (WLIO) - The Shawnee Township Fire Department has started to update their equipment from the money raised from a tax levy that voters passed a year ago. Within the last month, they have gotten two new trucks. First, a new rescue pumper to replace a truck that was built in 1994. The cost of fire services has jumped significantly in recent years. The new $810,000 engine is two and half times the cost of the last engine they bought in 2010. But its service will save the township some money in the end.

Athens to host holiday tree-lighting ceremony Friday

Several places in Athens County will kick off the holiday season with activities in the coming days. The City of Athens will host a tree lighting ceremony from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday. During the event, Santa Claus will be available to take photographs with children in his workshop, located in front of Athens County Courthouse, at the intersection of Washington and Court streets. ...

Judge to speak on murderous brother duo

GLENFORD – Perry County Probate/Juvenile Judge Luann Cooperrider will give her presentation on the infamous “.22-caliber killers” case on Thursday, Dec. 8, as part of the Perry County Park District’s speaker series. The judge will speak beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the Hoover Theater, 125 E. High St. in Glenford. In 1977–78, central Ohiio was terrorized as two brothers, Gary and Thaddeus Lewingdon – who came to be known as...

Disturbing details released in death of Hocking Co. toddler

HOCKING COUNTY, Ohio — New details were released today regarding the death of a 10-month-old toddler in Hocking County. The Guardian broke the story regarding the child’s death over the weekend. According to the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office, 10-month-old Kamyla Somers suffered seven skull fractures, bleeding from the...

Judge Dean Wilson addresses new lawyers at Ohio Bar admissions ceremony

COLUMBUS – On Monday, Nov. 14, in his capacity as president of the Ohio State Bar Association, Perry County Municipal Court Judge Dean Wilson had the honor of addressing the more than 600 new lawyers taking their oath at the Ohio Supreme Court’s bar admissions ceremony. Out of the more than 970 aspiring lawyers who sat for the bar exam this summer, more than 703 passed. And Judge Wilson, who was first admitted to the bar in November of 1983, had some advice for them...

Athens Chamber welcomes Ashley Ferguson

A ribbon cutting was celebrated recently for new Athens Area Chamber of Commerce member, Mortgage Investors Group-Ashley Ferguson, located at 14 E. Washington Avenue in Athens. Chamber friends joining the celebration and pictured here (from left) are: Karen Sullivan (Athens…

Murray City Miners Festival has full slate of candidates

MURRAY CITY – The annual Murray City Miners parade is set for Saturday, Dec. 10. A full field of candidates is competing to be named queen, junior miss, little miss and mini miss; winners will be announced at the end of the parade, which takes place at 5 p.m. The queen will receive a $500 scholarship, with the first runner-up getting a $300 scholarship and the second runner-up a $200 scholarship. ...

Two Perry County school districts awarded state safety grants

Schools in two Perry County school districts are among the more than 700 K–12 schools statewide that will receive funding for security upgrades. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Monday announced new funding for school safety grants. A total of 708 schools in 57 counties will receive $57.8 million in grant funding to enhance student and staff safety. DeWine is awarding the funds as part of his K-12 School Safety Grant Program, which helps schools with physical security expenses, such as new security cameras, public address...

New store aims to cater to thrifting trend

NEW STRAITSVILLE – New Again Thrift Store is the latest addition to New Straitsville and the result of Perry County local Holly Brown’s dream come true. Located at 115 Main St., the shop opened its doors Aug. 27 to sell clothes, food, home items and more at an incredibly affordable price –“yard sale prices,” as Brown likes to put it. Brown, who lives near Logan, grew up visiting yard sales and thrift stores and continued to do so as she raised her children, both because...

Athens County real estate transfers, Oct. 17-Nov. 4

Listed prices do not necessarily reflect actual property values. Jean E. Edgorf, Erik W. Dreher and Zora V. Dash, 50 Pomeroy Road, Athens, to Nicholas C. Bell, $155,000. Benjamen Clark and Jennifer Mainelli, 32 West 4th St., The Plains, to Amanda K. Cox, $145,000. Christopher S. and Angela G. Pyle, 80 S. Shannon Ave., Athens,...

Tammy's Sign

Located at 1333 E. Canal Street in Nelsonville, Tammy’s Country Kitchen serves breakfast, lunch and dinner every Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Business owner pleads in underage nudity case

NEW LEXINGTON – A New Lexington business owner who was charged with possessing and transferring material showing a minor in the nude has taken a plea in the case and will likely serve jail time. Records of the Perry County Common Pleas court indicate that on Nov. 16 Thomas R. Everett entered a plea of no contest to illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance, a fifth-degree felony. Everett had been indicted on July 25 on two counts of this offense, one...

After School Program begins at New Lexington

NEW LEXINGTON – A 21st Century Project Y.O.U. After School Program grant has been awarded to New Lexington High School and Elementary School. The After School Program officially commenced on Oct. 17 but two offerings started prior to that according to Jenn Channel, the site manager for the program. “Drivers Education started on Oct. 3 and our Big Brother/Big Sister program began on Oct. 5,” stated Channel. Channel formerly held...

Kazma Knights and other drag performers to bring holiday cheer to Athens

Ohio University has become a popular location for drag shows, previously hosting RuPaul's Drag Race All-Star Silky Nutmeg Ganache in August. Yet, drag can be found beyond the bricks of Athens this holiday season. On Dec. 3, Kazma Knights, a local Athens drag queen, will be hosting her fifth annual...

Ohio man charged after being found with fictitious ID

An Athens Ohio man was arrested over Thanksgiving weekend after trying to get into a home that he thought was his because of his intoxication level. Police got a call just after 2:30 am Saturday, saying someone was trying to open the caller’s North Dubuque Street residence’s door. Upon arrival, they confronted 20-year-old Andrew Stephens, who allegedly said he was just at home and pointed toward to the locked house. The homeowner stated that he didn’t know Stephens.

Snider-Flautt Lumber under new ownership

NEW LEXINGTON – Longtime president and general manager Jack Dittoe has sold the Snider-Flautt Lumber company in New Lexington to new co-owners Ryan Lewis and Caleb Spencer. The lumber and building material store, located at 131 W Jefferson St., has been passed down through generations since its founding in 1870. Lewis and Spencer are eager to take the reins and make a positive impact on the community as they take ownership at the beginning of December. ...