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17 hrs ago | Insurance Journal West

State Says Old Mines to Blame for Sagging SE Ohio Highway

State transportation officials believe a section of a main highway in southeast Ohio is sagging because of abandoned coal mine space beneath the road, and they are trying to pinpoint the problem areas that might need to be filled.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Nelsonville, OH, Geology, Science

21 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

Athens County man gets 10 years for role in drug ring

An Athens County man identified as "a major player" in a locally run drug ring has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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Related Topix: Glouster, OH, Chauncey, OH

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Old mines causing Rt. 33 to sag near Nelsonville

A state transportation engineer was driving west on Rt. 33 toward Nelsonville one day last summer when he felt a dip in the road.

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Related Topix: Nelsonville, OH, Ohio, Theater, Arts, Geology, Science, Ottawa County, OH

Marietta Times

Spanning time

Just off of Hills Branch Road, snuggled in between Zion Ridge Road and Ohio 26, rests a 19th century beauty suspended over the Little Muskingum River.

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Related Topix: Washington County, OH, Fairfield County, OH

Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Settlement reached in case of Athens County boy burned by toy tractor

The parents of an Athens County boy whose toy tractor burst into flames while he was riding it reached a monetary settlement with the manufacturer this summer, their attorney said.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

NewsandSentinel.com

Residents encouraged to comment

The comment period for the permit of a fracking barge facility to be built in Meigs County by GreenHunter Water has been extended by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers until Aug. 24. Comments from concerned residents about the proposed facility along the Ohio River had been received since June, totaling 340 in the initial comment period.

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Related Topix: US News, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Plain Dealer

Streamlining delivery of health care is critical for Ohio's disadvantaged: editorial

Ohio's range of welfare programs resembles a row of silos. Each caches valuable services.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Ohio Government, US Governors, John Kasich, Opinion

Mon Aug 11, 2014

WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Drug trafficking suspect enters not guilty plea

A former Detroit police officer accused of leading a drug ring in southeastern Ohio has pleaded not guilty to trafficking charges.

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Fri Aug 08, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Ex-police chief gets probation for hiding wanted woman

A former Glouster police chief received a suspended jail sentence and surrendered his state certification to be a police officer today in an Athens County courtroom after he pleaded guilty to crimes related to hiding a woman wanted on drug charges rather than arresting her.

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Related Topix: Glouster, OH, Belmont County, OH

WBNS

Glouster Police Chief Pleads Guilty To Dereliction of Duty

A judge sentenced Mace to a 100-day suspended jail sentence, but he has to forfeit his Ohio Police Officer Training Certificate.

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Related Topix: Glouster, OH

Wed Aug 06, 2014

NewsandSentinel.com

Smokey Bear to be celebrated

Dressed in blue jeans, a ranger hat and often seen carrying a shovel, Smokey Bear, an icon since 1944, is celebrating his 70th birthday at Burr Oak State Park in Athens County this weekend.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Glouster, OH

Sun Aug 03, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Athens County prosecutor tough on crime, cops

The uniformed parade stepping through the Athens County courthouse is difficult to keep up with because the line keeps growing longer.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mike DeWine, US Senate, Republican, Ohio, Franklin County, OH, Chauncey, OH

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