Primaries: live local and presidential results

9:44 p.m. With 100 percent of Athens County precincts reporting, Grace claims the win in her home county. She held a 15 percent lead over Smith. Grace also claimed Meigs County with a 23 percent lead. In Washington County, all but one precinct have reported results, showing Grace with a hefty 33 percent lead. Only …

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Survivor Advocacy Program is expected to reopen Fall Semester this year

Emily Bohatch | News Editor Ohio University's Survivor Advocacy Program will likely be opening again at the start of Fall Semester this year, according to an email from university officials sent to students Monday afternoon. In a joint email to students, Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit and Jenny Hall-Jones, interim vice president for …

Athens County Sheriff’s Office looking into Facebook post about deceased infant

Emily Bohatch | News Editor The Athens County Sheriff's Office confirmed Wednesday on social media that a detective is investigating a Facebook post referencing a deceased infant. The sheriff's office did not confirm exactly which post the office is investigating, but commenters pointed to a post made by an Athens resident earlier in the week. In the …

Athens mayor names new city code director

Emily Bohatch | News Editor Athens Mayor Steve Patterson chose the new director of the Athens Code Enforcement Office on Wednesday morning after a nearly month-long vacancy. Though the news originally broke in a news release sent out by Deputy Service-Safety Director Ron Lucas, Patterson made an announcement during his weekly press conference, introducing new director Rick …

Kiser’s on Court moves over for Lancaster based New York style Pizzeria

Emily Bohatch | News Editor While Ohio University students may still be recovering from the sudden closure of Kiser’s Barbeque’s Court Street location Monday afternoon, they can begin to look forward to the opening of a New York style pizzeria. Franco’s Pizza, an eatery currently based out of Lancaster, will be opening its doors at 42 …

After receiving reduced charges, Russell pleaded guilty to inducing panic

Emily Bohatch | News Editor After his charges were reduced from making a terroristic threat to inducing panic during the tail end of last year, Ohio University student Nickolaus Russell pleaded guilty to the fifth-degree felony on Jan. 6. Russell also pleaded guilty to possessing criminal tools, another fifth-degree felony, according to Athens County Court of …

Athens County Sheriffs Office makes three drug related busts in one week

Emily Bohatch | News Editor Though his predecessor Pat Kelly was well known for his die-hard drug policy, Athens County Sheriff Rodney Smith has augmented that policy tremendously in the past year. Earlier this week, the sheriff’s office discovered and secured two meth labs and tackled a suspected drug trafficking operation, according to various news …

Illegal left turns on Bobcat Lane concern for Athens, Ohio University law enforcement officials

Emily Bohatch | News Editor It wasn’t uncommon for Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl to voice qualms about the idea of Ohio University opening up its own private drive onto Richland Avenue during his time in office. “It’s been in contention for at least seven years,” Wiehl said. “It would be unsafe.” And, though Bobcat Lane …