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Meigs County deputies were busy responding to various calls on Tuesday, Feb. 20
POMEROY, Ohio — On February 20, Meigs County Deputies were kept on their toes responding to a multitude of calls across the county. From domestic violence incidents to traffic stops and juvenile complaints, law enforcement remained vigilant in addressing community concerns. Here’s a detailed breakdown of the day’s events:
Wolfe Mountain Entertainment presents “The Murder Mystery at the Murder Mystery”
POMEROY, Ohio (WTAP) - Wolfe Mountain Entertainment will be putting on a comedic murder mystery called “The Murder Mystery at the Murder Mystery” on March 1, 2, and 3. The show will be at 7 p.m. on March 1 and 2. The show on March 3 will be held at 3 p.m.
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...
Ohio Man Arrested in Online Child Exploitation Sting
An Ohio man, Wayne Mallory, was apprehended on Friday following an undercover online operation conducted by deputies, uncovering over 1,300 files depicting young girls engaged in sexual acts with adult men.
Ohio vs. Akron March 6 Women's Basketball Tickets & Start Time
The Akron Zips (9-15) play the Ohio Bobcats (8-16) in a clash of MAC squads at 6:00 PM ET on Wednesday. If you're looking to attend this game in person, head to StubHub or Ticketmaster to purchase your tickets!. Ohio vs. Akron Game Information. Game Day: Wednesday, March 6. Game...
Meigs County Deputy Robert John “R.J.” Leonard, Jr. and Female Prisoner Drown
Meigs County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert John “R.J.” Leonard, Jr and a female prisoner he was transporting to jail drowned when his patrol vehicle was swept away by the Tennessee River. Tennessee Police Benevolent Association Press Release. The Southeast Tennessee Chapter of the Tennessee Police Benevolent Association and...
Stolen car recovered, large trash fire
A breaking-and-entering complaint in Torch was reported to the Athens County Sheriff’s Office. The caller told deputies that someone broke into the garage and vacant trailer on the property and stole multiple items. Items that were left behind by the suspect were collected and sent to the Bureau of...
WOUB is celebrating Leap Day during its next radio pledge drive
ATHENS, OH – February 29th only happens every four years. That’s why it’s an ideal time to do something special. WOUB will ask listeners to honor the unique day and Take the Leap by making a donation to WOUB during its two-day radio pledge drive. And thanks to matching donations from several longtime members, every donation made on Thursday, February 29 and Friday, March 1 will be matched dollar for dollar.
Athens County Sheriff’s Office reports on calls for service
ATHENS, Ohio — Deputies from the Athens County Sheriff’s Office were busy responding to various calls for service on Tuesday, February 20th, across different locations within the county. The day started with a dispatch to a 911 hang-up on Steinmeyer Road, New Marshfield. Upon arrival, deputies found no...
The Scoop: News Roundup Feb. 21, 2024
The Athens County Independent believes the cited sources of information are reliable; however, these sources are responsible for the accuracy of their own reporting. A fire broke out at an apartment complex on West Union Street over the weekend, with no injuries reported though many residents were displaced. (The Post)
Reported crash blocking an intersection in Salisbury Township
SALISBURY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A two-vehicle crash was reported in Salisbury Township. The crash happened on Cambridge Road and Seldomridge Road around 9:05 a.m. According to Lancaster County dispatchers, one vehicle is in the middle of the intersection blocking traffic. Crews are responding to the scene. Injuries are unknown.
Heat problems continue at Ping Center
It has been over three weeks since Ohio University’s Charles J. Ping Recreation Center has had to close sections of its facilities and cancel group exercise classes due to complications with the building's heating, ventilation and air conditioning, or HVAC system, according to a previous Post report. The recreation...
Flames tear through cottage in Salisbury Twp.
SALISBURY TWP., Pa. - "A little bit of smoke to start with and I said that looks funny and then it burst into flames," said Harrison Leuckel. The longtime resident first spotted the fire around 1:55 p.m. Tuesday in the now-burned down cabin, located within the Waldheim Park church-owned community.
Holzer welcomes Chairman of the Board
JACKSON — Holzer Health System would like to welcome Gary Roach as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Roach joined the Board of Directors in 2009 with an extensive history at Wiseman Insurance Agency, where he has been for almost 40 years. He began working there in 1984 as part of the third generation to run the agency, which now boasts three family members making up the fourth generation. ...
Student senate removes vice president
Ohio University student senate held a vote of no confidence to remove Vice President Isaac Davis in an executive session Wednesday. 22 of 32 voting members in the executive session voted to remove Davis because he was not fit to remain in office, according to a student senate statement. Current senate members will be nominated to fill the vice president vacancy in their next meeting on Feb. 28.
Arson Ruled Out in Deadly Athens County Fire
ATHENS, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – Arson has been ruled out in that fire near Athens on Thanksgiving Day that killed a family of five. The damage was so thorough that the cause may never be known, but the State Fire Marshal is continuing to investigate. Hoarding may...
Three Meigs County fire departments receive 2024 MARCS Grant funding
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Three Meigs County Fire Departments were among the more than 300 departments across the state to soon receive funding to upgrade their radio communications systems. According to the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of State Fire Marshal, 75 or Ohio’s 88 counties have departments receiving funding....
‘Stronger When We Touch’ spotlights poetic dialogue between Wendy McVicker and Cathy Cultice Lentes
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – Stronger When We Touch is a volume of poetic correspondence between former Athens Poet Laureate Wendy McVicker and Meigs County-based writer Cathy Cultice Lentes, published recently by Orchard Street Press. The correspondence took place throughout the early half of 2021. McVicker and Lentes spoke with...
Ohio’s most prolific scorers come from an unlikely group
Ohio’s freshmen account for nearly half of its points per game as a team, totaling a combined 29.3 points per game out of Ohio’s 63 points per game. Both of those marks sit atop the MAC, displaying how important the freshmen have been to the Bobcats early on.
Meigs County deputies respond to various calls on February 18th
POMEROY, Ohio — On February 18th, 2024, Meigs County Deputies were kept busy responding to a range of incidents throughout the day. Here’s a breakdown of the calls they attended to:. 02:20 AM – Deputies investigated a complaint of underage drinking on SR 124 in Racine. Upon arrival,...