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New case of COVID-19 confirmed; Athens County total now 14

A new COVID-19 cases was confirmed by the Athens City-County Health Department on Sunday afternoon, bringing the county total to 14. Read more


Proposed closure of US 33 and Johnson Road intersection

A common site of traffic accidents on US 33 near The Plains is under consideration for closure by the Ohio Department of Transportation (OD… Read more



Bulldogs conclude virtual track season

Under normal circumstances, last weekend would have been a big one for high school track and field athletes.  Read more

Recent Obituaries (last 7 days)

Glenn Brooks

ALBANY – Glenn E. Brooks, 94, of Albany, died Sunday morning May 25, 2020 at his home with his family. Born Feb. 23, 1926 in Athens, he was… Read more


Abby Agranoff Lavelle

COLUMBUS – Abby Agranoff Lavelle left this Earth on May 21, 2020 for a beautiful new adventure. She was surrounded by her loving family; so… Read more

Helen Ellen Conley

LOGAN – Hattie Ellen Conley, 92, of Logan, Ohio, formerly of Nelsonville, passed away May 22, 2020, at Carlin House, Logan, Ohio. Read more


Ann Fugate

ATHENS – Sheila “Ann” Fugate, 82, of Athens, died Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Born Aug. 12, 1937 in … Read more


Helen Hazlebeck Watkins

COLUMBUS – Helen Anne Hazlebeck Watkins, born May 8, 1929 in Portsmouth, Ohio, died April 20, 2020 in Columbus. Survived by daughters, Cath… Read more


Wayne Dunlap Jr.

UNION, KENTUCKY — Charles Wayne Dunlap, Jr., “Wayne,” passed away peacefully at his home in Union, Kentucky, on Friday May 15, 2020, just o… Read more


Joyce Richardson

ATHENS – Joyce Richardson, 81, Athens, died on Wednesday, March 25, at her home. It was her 61st wedding anniversary with husband Phil Rich… Read more


Ruth Bojanowski

GLOUSTER – On Friday, May 15, 2020, our loving mother and grandmother, Ruth Gaynell Bojanowski, went to be with the Lord our God in Heaven … Read more

Allen Mohney

NELSONVILLE – Allen Mohney, 62,of Nelsonville, Ohio passed away May 16, 2020. Graveside services will be May 22, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Whitmore… Read more


Jill Lallier

ALBANY – Jill Lynn Lallier, 47, of Albany, died Sunday, May 17, 2020 at Holzer Meigs in Pomeroy. Read more


Phyllis Billy

ATHENS – Phyllis A. Billy, 84, of Athens, passed away Friday morning, May 15, 2020 at Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus. Born Aug. 1… Read more


Pauline Ervin

ATHENS – Pauline Ervin, 86, of Athens, died Sunday afternoon, May 17, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. Born Dec. 4, 1933 in Shade… Read more