Athens Co Rd 94, Swett Hollow Rd CLOSED at LaFollette Rd for 1 mile East, until Fri, 4/18, at 3:30pm, avoid this area

Athens Co Road Closed

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.

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The Plains Water and Sewer District CLOSING E Fourth St at SR 682 in The Plains, Wed, 4/16 10AM to 1PM, avoid the area

Road Closed Barricade

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.

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Athens Co Rd 94, Swett Hollow Rd CLOSED at LaFollette Rd for 1 mile East, Wed, 4/16, 8am to 3:30pm, avoid this area

Athens Co Road Closed

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.

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State Routr 56 reopened to normal vehicle traffic in Athens County, Ohio

Drive-Safely

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

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SR56 CLOSED 8:30PM this evening until further notice from Co Rd 19, Radford Rd to SR 682, no traffic allowed into area!

Road Closed

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.

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Use caution traveling near 12fest venue, SR56 Sat, 4/12, 1PM to 11PM, traffic congestion and foot traffic in the area

Sheriff

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.

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The Athens Co Sheriff’s Office urges caution for everyone traveling to and from 12 Fest on sat, 4/12!

Sheriff

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

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Albany, OH Airplane Crash, One Fatality, Ohio State Patrol Investigating, FAA Dispatched To Scene

Albany OH Plane Crash 04052014

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.

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Small plane crash near Albany, Ohio. Emergency crews on scene and report one fatality.

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.

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Athens County Road Closures From Flooding!

Athens Co Road Closed Flooding

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.

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