Athens County Newswire

Athens County Newswire

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  1. Racisma s legacy: Discriminatory language in old deedsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WLVQ-FM Columbus

    ... the White Caucasian Race" or "American Citizens." Covenants excluded people "of the negro race or blood" in Athens County in 1939 and of "African or Mongolian descent" in Allen County in 1954. Those documents were written by developers, planning ...

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  2. Judge: County recorders cannot alter deed restrictions, even if it includes racist languageRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 23 | The Columbus Dispatch

    ... the White Caucasian Race" or "American Citizens." Covenants excluded people "of the negro race or blood" in Athens County in 1939 and of "African or Mongolian descent" in Allen County in 1954. Those documents were written by developers, planning ...

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  3. Cocaine plane at Ohio U. airportRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 23 | WLVQ-FM Columbus

    ... to Windsor, Ontario, but had diverted to Gordon K. Bush Airport at Ohio University. The official contacted the Athens County Sheriff's Office, who searched the plane upon arrival, along with agents Department of Homeland Security Investigations, and ...

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  4. Couple who fled trial caught in Franklin CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 22 | NewsandSentinel.com

    A couple convicted in a child abuse case after they fled during their trial were arrested Monday by Columbus Police. Kayla Fannon, 26, and Samuel A. Thompson, 31, both of Nelsonville, were convicted May 17 in Athens County Common Pleas Court on second- and third-degree felony counts of endangering children and a third-degree felony count of permitting child abuse.

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  5. Second Canadian to plead guilty in cocaine plotRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 22 | The Columbus Dispatch

    The pilot of a Canada-bound plane loaded with 290 pounds of cocaine seized after an emergency landing at Ohio University airport in Athens County has agreed to plead guilty to drug charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Monday. A week after his co-defendant agreed to plead guilty, a document filed Monday in federal court in Columbus said Sylvain Desjardins, 48, also will plead guilty to intent to distribute more than 5 kilograms of cocaine.

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  6. Couple caught in Athens endangerment caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 22 | NewsandSentinel.com

    ... proceeded without them the next week, resulting in a guilty verdict on May 17. According to a release from the Athens County Prosecutor's Office, Fannon and Thompson were arrested today at the Budget Inn Motel in Lockbourne, Ohio.

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  7. Washington County struggles with food insecurityRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 21 | NewsandSentinel.com

    ... in the Foodbank's service area is a low of 14.3 percent in Washington County to a high of 20.4 percent in Athens County. Also, 22.7 percent or one in four children in Washington County is facing hunger. The 10-county service area includes Athens, ...

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  8. Report Finds Medicaid Expansion Key To Reduced HomelessnessRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 19 | Plunderbund

    ... Integrated Services for Behavioral Health in Southeast Ohio, shared the story of a formerly homeless client in Athens County who was laid off his roofing job after a workplace injury. "He fell off a roof on a job several years ago. He was treated ...

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  9. Athens County couple convicted after not showing up for trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 18 | NewsandSentinel.com

    Kayla Ann Fannon, 26, and Samuel A. Thompson, 31, both of Nelsonville, were each found guilty Wednesday of a second-degree felony count of endangering children and third-degree felony counts of endangering children and permitting child abuse, according to a release from the Athens County Prosecutor's Office.

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  10. Police searching for Ohio parents convicted of severely injuring baby girlRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 18 | WISH-TV Indianapolis

    ... entencing," said Prosecutor Blackburn. Anyone with information as to their whereabouts is urged to contact the Athens County Prosecutor's Office at 740-592-3208 or central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.

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  11. Police looking for parents convicted of breaking baby's bonesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 17 | KRON 4

    ... ng," Prosecutor Keller Blackburn said. Anyone with information as to their whereabouts is urged to contact the Athens County Prosecutor's Office at 740-592-3208 or central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.

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  12. Deputies investigating gunshot wound, alleged marijuana grow -Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 17 | Tri-County News

    The Meigs County Sheriff's Office is investigating a reported gunshot wound to a man's arm which led to the discovery of an alleged indoor marijuana grow. In a news release, Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood reported that his office received a phone call from the Athens County 911 at 12:45 a.m. Wednesday of a man who had arrived at OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital with a gunshot wound to his right arm.

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  13. Food insecurity plagues many in Washington CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 15 | Marietta Times

    ... in the Foodbank's service area is a low of 14.3 percent in Washington County to a high of 20.4 percent in Athens County. Also, 22.7 percent or one in four children in Washington County is facing hunger. The 10-county service area includes Athens, ...

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  14. Southern girls 4th, boys 5th at NYHS OpenRead the original story

    Thursday May 11 | Point Pleasant Register

    The Nelsonville-York boys and girls track and field teams both claimed team titles in the NYHS open, on Wednesday night at Boston Field in Athens County. The Lady Buckeyes' total of 152 was just six ahead of second place Athens.

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  15. Alleged serial predator arrested in Athens -Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 9 | Tri-County News

    An Athens man alleged to have sexually assaulted or attempted to sexually assault three women in three separate incidents over the past 11 years pleaded innocent on Tuesday to charges in an 11-count indictment in Athens County. Shawn J. Lawson Jr., 26, was arrested on Monday evening at the Athens County Prosecutor's Office after being called to the office for a diversion appointment.

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  16. Bond set at $3 million for suspect in Athens rapesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 9 | The Columbus Dispatch

    ... rapist wanted in connection with a series of sexual assaults on women in the city. He was arrested Monday. Athens County Prosecutor Keller J. Blackburn said Lawson is a suspect in a Lancaster rape that was reported March 17. Lancaster police ...

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  17. Trial set for escaped prisonerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 9 | The Delaware Gazette

    A June trial has been set for the man who escaped from a correctional facility in Athens County and was apprehended by City of Delaware Police in April.Troy B. T. Byrd, 28, appeared in Delaware County Common Pleas Court Monday afternoon, where he entered a not guilty plea to one count of failure to comply with order or signal of a police officer, a ... (more)

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  18. a Major breakthrougha as Athens man indicted as serial rape suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 8 | The Columbus Dispatch

    An Athens man is accused in a multiple-count indictment of being the serial rapist wanted in connection with a series of sexual assaults on women in the city. Shawn J. Lawson Jr. , 26, of Athens, was arrested about 4:20 p.m. Monday and booked a short time later into the Southeast Ohio Regional Jail.  Lawson was indicted by the Athens County Grand Jury on 11 felony counts, including:  two counts of rape, one count of attempted rape, three counts of felonious assault; three counts of kidnapping and two counts of aggravated burglary.

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  19. Meigs avenges loss to Buckeyes, 7-1Read the original story

    Thursday May 4 | Tri-County News

    After dropping a 10-1 decision to Nelsonville-York on Tuesday, the Meigs baseball team flipped the script and topped the Buckeyes by a 7-1 count in Wednesday's Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division contest, in Athens County. The Marauders took a 2-0 lead in the top of the opening inning, as Zach Helton singled home Christian Mattox and Wesley Smith.

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  20. Lady Marauders win TVC Ohio title outrightRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 3 | Point Pleasant Register

    One night after clinching a share of its first Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division championship since 2011, the Meigs softball team earned the title outright, defeating host Nelsonville-York by a 12-1 margin in six innings, on Wednesday night in Athens County. The Lady Marauders went ahead 1-0 in the top of the first, as Taylor Swartz doubled and then scored on a two-out error.

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