Snow, ice and cold weather have quickly accumulated calamity days/hours over the past week for schools in Athens County and surrounding areas, and with more winter weather expected it is anyone’s guess how many more snow days may be headed this way.
The newest leader of The Plains Volunteer Fire Department isn't new to the ranks of the department, and he had months to prepare for the top job.
Mickey West has been a member of the department for eight years, and was assistant chief for the last four years.
Two weeks in to his term, Athens County Common Pleas Judge Pat Lang is getting acquainted with a new pace and a different role.
Lang won last November's election to fill now-retired Judge L. Alan Goldsberry's seat and is now hearing cases in Courtroom B.
Two new sensory rooms are now available for students at Beacon School.
The term “sensory room” refers to a room designed with specific equipment to help those with sensory disorders, such as those which impact student's acceptance of various lights, sounds and environmental factors.
The preschool programs at Alexander Local Schools have been recognized with a five star rating from the state through the Step Up to Quality program.