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The suspended Athens County Sheriff is facing 25 charges.

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Westmoreland Coal Company cuts 56 more jobs
Athens County Sheriff Rodney Smith and officers from APD also attended the event


Three students arrested
Ohio University police increase patrol after recent reports of sexual assault.


Rain and snow likely tonight with accumulations of around an inch



More than $1.1 million in federal funding has been awarded 79 Ohio schools and other providers that participate in the National School Lunch Program.

The individuals who will have a major role in the selection of the next Hocking College President have been selected by the Hocking College Board of Trustees. 

Two people were injured and a portion of Route 33 was closed Saturday night after a collision in front of a local movie theater.

Democrat Joan Kraynanski has officially filed to run for an Athens City Council at-large seat, according to the Athens County Board of Elections.

The state Health Department says four people have died from the flu this season in Ohio as hospitalizations continue to rise.

The city of Nelsonville will be reviewing the salaries of its police and fire chiefs to get them more aligned with one another.

The issue was brought up during City Council’s Finance Committee meeting Wednesday evening.

Plummeting temperatures are causing trouble across Ohio.

Firefighters in northeastern Ohio say a barn fire that killed more than a dozen horses Thursday may have been started by a space heater being used to thaw frozen pipes.

The Ohio University community is mourning the loss of Professor Emeritus of Journalism Donald A. Lambert, 82, who died on Saturday, Jan. 3.

Thirty or more miners at the Buckingham Coal Co. mine in Perry County were laid off shortly after the company was sold, according to miners with whom The Messenger spoke.

The suspect who was fatally shot yesterday at Port Columbus by police has been identified.

Columbus Police say he’s 41 year old Hashim Hanif Ibn Abdul-Rasheed. The shooting is still under investigation.