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New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Dogs & Puppie 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.
Weekly Safety Report: Coolville Resident Arrested for Illegal Burning, Disorderly Incident Reported in Nelsonville
A Coolville resident was arrested and charged with illegal burning after allegedly dumping and burning trash on his property. The incident was reported to the Athens County Sheriff's Office, who discovered approximately 200 tires adjacent to the property. The sheriff's office was assisted by the Athens County Prosecutor's Office and Ohio Adult Parole Authority.
Fatal crash in Hocking County
HOCKING COUNTY, Ohio (WTAP) - A Franklin County woman died after a two-car crash in Hocking County on Thursday. According to a news release from the Athens Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Caitlyn Laughlin died in the crash that happened shortly after 5 p.m. The release says that...
These New Lexington, OH based puppies are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
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 New Lexington.
Commissioner indicted for misuse of fair board money while its secretary
LOGAN – Hocking County Commissioner Jessica Dicken was indicted on seven criminal counts for allegedly misusing funds of the Hocking County Agricultural Society (which includes the county fair board) when she was its secretary. This news, announced Friday, seems to support allegations about Dicken made publicly last month by a local citizen. On two occasions last month county resident Sheri Young appeared at the county commissioners’ weekly meeting, seeking Dicken’s resignation. The first time, Young alleged that Dicken committed an ethical violation, details of which...
Nelsonville-York rally stops Pomeroy Meigs
Nelsonville-York overcame a first-quarter deficit in a 47-14 win over Pomeroy Meigs at Pomeroy Meigs High on Sept. 22 in Ohio football action. Pomeroy Meigs started on steady ground by forging a 14-7 lead over Nelsonville-York at the end of the first quarter. The Buckeyes’ offense roared in front for...
Nelsonville Residents, Businesses, and Leaders Urged to Support Local Bid for $50,000 Unleashed Dog Park
Nelsonville is participating in the 2023 PetSafe® Unleashed Dog Park Contest, a national competition. The winner will receive a PetSafe Unleashed Dog Park worth up to $50,000. The community is encouraged to support the application, with letters from local businesses, groups, civic leaders, and community members.
The 'Strangest' Museum In Ohio
Reader's Digest found the "out-of-the-box" museums around the country.
Calling All Residents: Nelsonville City Council Meeting on Sep 25, Your Participation is Encouraged
The Nelsonville City Council will hold a regular Council meeting on Monday, September 25, 2023, at 7:00PM in Council Chambers at City Hall. Citizens comments and business and organizational comments may be made in person or Emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1PM, Monday, September 25, 2023. The meeting may be streamed on the City of Nelsonville YouTube channel at https://tinyurl.com/bhv6bp4u. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.Visit here for more details.
Buckeyes bolster TVC-Ohio lead with dominant victory over Vinton County
NELSONVILLE — Dominance in athletics is hard to come by. In high school sports, however, true continued dominance is almost unheard of. With a whole new group of players almost every year, sustained success at the high school level is hard to achieve. But not for Nelsonville-York. The Nelsonville-York Buckeyes girls volleyball team continued their reign of terror over the Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division on Thursday night, as they downed the Vinton County Vikings in straight sets to stay unbeaten within the conference. ...
Three things to know
Commission holds resource fair for vets. On Thursday evening the Hocking County Veterans’ Service Commission held a Veterans’ Resource Fair. The event, which was free to attend, drew a large number of veterans of wars as far back as World War II. Learn more on page A5. Roll out your tires. The Athens-Hocking Solid Waste District has announced its upcoming Fall Recycling Days. The Hocking County event is set for Saturday, Oct. 14 at the Hocking County Fairgrounds will feature drop-off for scrap tires for 50 cents per tire and $4 for tires with rims. Learn more on page A5. Recreation development group asks county to join. Hocking County has been invited to join the Outdoor Recreational Council of Appalachia (ORCA), a multi-county organization that works to develop outdoor recreational opportunities in the region across government boundaries. Learn more on page A6.
5 ways to avoid the Athens plague
It seems to happen every year, a symphony of sniffles during every lecture and professors teaching to an audience of half-empty seats. A sickness moves through campus right alongside unsuspecting students. At Ohio University, this sickness is better known as the Athens Plague. Here are five ways to avoid getting...
Extended Boil Water Advisory for Bessemer Rd, SR78, and Village of Buchtel until Saturday Noon
The Nelsonville Water Department has extended a boil water advisory for certain areas due to another water line break and repair. The areas affected are Bessemer Road from Woodlane Drive and Carbon Hill Road to Buchtel, State Route 78 from Sylvania Avenue and State Route 78 to Buchtel, and the whole Village of Buchtel.
Athens County public meetings
Nelsonville City Council will hold a regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in council chambers at city hall, 211 Lake Hope Drive, Nelsonville.Athens City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in committees in the council chambers on the third floor of the city building, 8 E. Washington St., Athens.Athens County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the conference room on the second floor of the courthouse annex.Athens County Children Services Board will meet at 4 p.m. Sept. 26 at 14 Stonybrook Drive, Athens. For information, call Otis Crockron at (740) 592-3061.Athens County Commissioners rescheduled their Oct. 17 meeting to 9:30 a.m. Oct. 19. The meeting will be held in the second floor conference room of the courthouse annex, Athens.Tri-County Career Center Board of Education will hold a Special public Board Meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 24, to conduct a public hearing regarding the reemployment of Connie Altier, as a reemployed superannuate in the position of superintendent, for the period of January 3, 2024, through June 30, 2025. The hearing will be held at at Tri-County Career Center, 15676 State Route 691, Nelsonville, Room 108.
Ohio dominates Bowling Green 38-7 in MAC Opener
In its first game of Mid-American Conference play, Ohio traveled to Bowling Green and played its best football of the year. With a score of 38-7, Ohio set the tone for how it wants to play the rest of the MAC season. Ohio never saw a deficit Saturday evening and...
Outdoor recreation group invites county to join
LOGAN – The county commissioners Thursday morning welcomed Jessi Powers, executive director of the Outdoor Recreational Council of Appalachia (ORCA), to speak about a potential multi-county partnership to help disperse the Hocking Hills’ growing number of tourists over a wider area. ORCA is an organization best known in the region for its work with Athens County, planning the 88-mile Baileys Trail System through the Wayne National Forest. Currently, 58 miles of the trail have been completed, with funding secured for the remaining 30. ...
Nelsonville Music Festival 2024 – Date Announcement
The Nelsonville Music Festival, produced by the non-profit community arts center Stuart’s Opera House, is thrilled to announce that the 18th in-person edition of the festival will take place at the Snow Fork Event Center from July 26-28, 2024. Since 2005, the festival has been a haven for music enthusiasts from across the Midwest and beyond, showcasing both legendary acts and rising stars. Next July, they will once again bring the magic of live music to Athens County, Ohio featuring a diverse lineup of artists across various genres.
Skate Jam set for Sept. 23 at Athens Skate Park
Skaters and fans of the sport will gather at this year’s Skate Jam to marvel at unbelievable feats of talent from noon-9 p.m. Saturday at the newly renovated skate park at 701 E. State St., Athens. Admission is $20, and free for children 12 and under. Proceeds go toward maintaining the Athens Skate Park and program funding for Sojourners Resiliency Center, an asset-based youth development organization. The park’s recently completed...
Nelsonville Residents: Important Finance Committee Meeting Discusses 2024 Budget, Watch the Recording
The City of Nelsonville Finance Committee held a meeting on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at 7:00PM. The meeting was held to discuss the 2024 budget. The meeting was streamed on the City of Nelsonville YouTube channel at, https://tinyurl.com/bhv6bp4u.Visit here for more details.
Pet Palooza will be on Saturday in Athens, Ohio
ATHENS, Ohio (WTAP) - The Athens County Humane Society and Friends of the Shelter Dogs will host the first Pet Palooza on Saturday, September 23, 2023. The day will begin with a 5K Run/Walk (with your pet if you like), educational opportunities about pet care, humane issues, grooming, training and more.