The Athens County Engineer’s Office will be extending the closing for County Road 94, Swett Hollow Road in Dover Township, at Township Road 334, LaFollette Road for 1 mile East, through Friday, April 18, 2014 from 8am to 3:30pm, weather permitting. The roadway is being closed for six sections of culvert replacement. Please avoid this area.
The Plains Water and Sewer District will be CLOSING East Fourth Street at the intersection of State Route 682 in The Plains on Wednesday, April 16 at 10AM until 1PM. The roadway is being closed in order to make water line leak repairs. Please avoid the area.
The Athens County Engineer’s Office will be closing County Road 94, Swett Hollow Road in Dover Township, at Township Road 334, LaFollette Road for 1 mile East, Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 8am to 3:30pm, weather permitting. The roadway is being closed for culvert replacement. Please avoid this area.
The Athens County Sheriff’s Office has reopened State Route 56 between Athens County Road 19, Radford Road and State Route 682. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Rodney Smith, Sheriff
Bryan Cooper, Captain
The Athens County Sheriff’s Office will be CLOSING State Route 56 from Athens County Road 19, Radford Road to State Route 682 at 8:30 PM this evening April 12th, until further notice. The road is being closed for the public’s safety in order to allow the large crowd from the 12fest music festival to exit the festival area safely. No traffic will be allowed into the area except for dedicated festival busses. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
The Athens County Sheriff’s Office would like to advise county residents to use caution while traveling near the 12fest venue located on State Route 56 on Saturday April 12th. The music festival will begin a 1PM and will end at approximately 11PM. Traffic congestion and foot traffic may increase near the festival area.
There will be a short fireworks display at approximately 8:30 PM. The Sheriff’s Office encourages residents to avoid the area. If you have any question please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 740 593 6633. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Athens County Sheriff Rodney Smith wants to inform all participants of 12 Fest scheduled for this Saturday, April 12th to use caution while riding in motor vehicles to and from the event. The Sheriff’s Office and area law enforcement will be heavily patrolling the region and strictly enforcing traffic laws, especially overloaded vehicles.
The Sheriff’s Office encourages all participants to use the bus transportation system offered by 12 Fest promoters located at the Athens County Fairgrounds, on West Union Street. Overnight parking is also being offered at the fairgrounds.
The Sheriff’s Office offers the following transportation tips;
- Any motor vehicle that has too many occupants and is causing disregard to others in the motor vehicle, may result in the driver being issued a citation.
- Use caution in paying for a ride to 12 Fest. If you are in a motor vehicle and it is determined the vehicle is overloaded you will not be allowed to continue riding in the vehicle.
- Any exchange of money for a ride to 12 Fest may be considered a civil matter and not criminal.
Rodney Smith, Sheriff
Bryan Cooper, Captain
The Athens County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call at 6:35 PM reporting a plane crash near 3315 US Route 50, near Ohio University’s Gordon K Bush airport. The Albany Area Volunteer Fire Department and Athens County Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to the scene. First responders found a small 4 person, single engine aircraft. The aircraft had a single occupant who was the pilot and was declared dead at the scene.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is on scene performing an aircraft crash investigation. The name of the pilot is unavailable at this time as official try to notify the pilot’s family. The Federal Aviation Administration, (FAA) has been notified and a FFA crash investigation go team has been dispatched to the scene. Further information will be released as it becomes available.
A small plane has crashed near Albany,Ohio. The Crash is reported near the intersection of US Route 50 and State Route 32. Emergency Crews are on scene. At this time Albany Area Fire Department Fire Chief Warren Keirns has confirmed one fatality at the scene.
Flooding and has closed the following Athens County roads;
- CR 18-Potter Road, Ames TWP
- CR 19 Hebbardsville Road, Alexander TWP
Do not drive into high water, TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!! Please avoid these areas.