Athens County Prosecutor provides written testimony in support of Collin’s Law (HB 126)

Prosecutor Keller Blackburn submitted a written statement for Wednesday, March 31, 2021’s hearing with the Ohio Senate on Collin’s Law. Excerpt – “Hazing is a ritual of the past that for too long has been allowed to exist because of tradition and a faulty belie

Prosecutor’s office opens recovery path for Athens County man

A.J. Smith, a graduate of Federal Hocking High School in Athens County, Ohio, played sports in school, served in the United States Marine Corp, traveled the world, climbed Mt. Fuji (twice) and he destroyed relationships, stole from the elderly, passe

Arrest warrant issued for Glouster man on the run from law enforcement

A nationwide warrant has been issued by law enforcement for the arrest of Roger Rutter, 50, of Glouster.  In the process of an investigation into drug activity in the area, the Athens County Prosecutor’s Office presented a case to a grand jury on Monday and Rutter was indicted on

Nelsonville woman sentenced to nearly five years in prison on drug-related charges

Fawn Stevers, 37, of Nelsonville, was sentenced Tuesday in Athens County Common Pleas Court to four years and nine months in prison after pleading guilty to drug-related charges.  Stevers pleaded guilty to possession of heroin, illegal conveyance of drugs onto grounds o

Nelsonville native falls to rock bottom, rebuilds life with help from prosecutor’s office

Lindsey Brooks grew up having everything she could want in her hometown of Nelsonville; friends, good grades in school, great church life, a supportive family … She describes it as a “perfect childhood.” That ideal upbringing all changed at age 13 when she had her first drink of alcoh

$2.5M bond placed on Nelsonville’s former deputy auditor on new thefts

Husband indicted as co-defendant, to be arraigned on later date  Stephanie Wilson, 47, of Stewart, was arraigned Thursday in Athens County Common Pleas Court under a $2.5 million bond from an indictment charging engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, a second-degree felony, and th

Albany man pleads guilty to theft-related charges to laundromat and car wash

Jason Cunningham, 42, of Albany, was sentenced Thursday in Athens County Common Pleas Court to two years in prison after pleading guilty to thefts from a laundromat and a car wash.  Cunningham pleaded guilty to two separate indictments charging:  Breaking