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

New program and partnership with Tri-County provide skills to work through recovery

Sparks are flying for a potentially bright future for Alisha Hogue, a recent graduate of a unique partnership between the Athens County Prosecutor’s Office and Tri-County Career Center in Nelsonville…  

$200,000 bond levied against Nelsonville woman charged with escape

Kayla Allbaugh, 28, of Nelsonville, was arraigned under a $200,000 bond without 10 percent posting allowed after appearing in Athens County Common Pleas Court Monday via video from the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail to answer a charge of escape…

Purse-snatcher sentenced to a year in prison

Zachary Rowe, 28, of Columbus, was sentenced Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, to one year in prison after pleading guilty in Athens County Common Pleas Court to a third-degree felony charge of robbery…

Glouster man sentenced to four years in prison after stealing from father

Jack W. Kasler, 33, of Glouster, was sentenced in Athens County Common Pleas Court Wednesday to four years in prison after pleading guilty stealing nearly $2,000 from his father…