Athens PD looking for White Male Suspect Who Robbed Citizens Bank, W Stimson Ave

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Athens, Ohio, Police Department – At approximately 11:15 this morning a suspect entered the Citizens Bank at 20 West Stimson Ave. armed with a handgun and robbed the bank of an as yet to determined amount of money.  The suspect entered the bank and jumped the counter, threatening employees with what appeared to be a dark colored handgun.

After taking money the suspect fled the bank on foot running west bound.  Video footage from the area shows a possible suspect vehicle as a dark colored 2007-2011 Nissan Versa with an unknown license plate.

The suspect is believed to be a white male and was wearing a red or pink hat and what appeared to be a skin tight light tan mask with dark glasses over top and a dark colored jacket with a red color. He appears to also have on gloves with some sort of design on the back of the hand.

Anyone with information concerning this robbery can call Lt. Jeff McCall at the Athens Police Department at (740) 592-3315 or (740) 592-3313.

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Athens Co Rd 44, Bucks Lake Rd CLOSED, Garden Hill Rd to Carter Rd, Mon, 9/18/17, 8AM for 2 weeks, avoid this area

Athens Co Road Closed

The Athens County Engineer’s Office will be CLOSING Athens County Road 44, Bucks Lake Road from Township Road 77, Garden Hill Road to Township Road 75, Carter Road in Lodi Township, Monday, September 18, 2017 at 8:00 AM for 2 weeks.  The roadway is being closed for a slip repair project. Please avoid this area.

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Athens Co Rd 20, Strouds Run Rd CLOSED 0.1 mile W of State Park Rd, Mon, 9/18/17, 10AM for 30 days, avoid this area

Athens Co Road Closed

The Athens County Engineer’s Office will be CLOSING Athens County Road 20, Strouds Run Road 0.1 mile West of Canaan Township Road 212, State Park Road in Canaan Township, Monday, September 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM for 30 days.  The roadway is being closed for a slip repair project. Please avoid this area.

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Athens Co Rd 42, Mill School Rd CLOSED, N Coolville Rdg Rd to Sand Rdg Rd, Mon, 9/11 at 8AM for 1 week, avoid this area

Athens Co Road Closed

The Athens County Engineer’s Office will be CLOSING Athens County Road 42, Mill School Road between Athens County Road 75, North Coolville Ridge Road and Lodi Township Road 100, Sand Ridge Road in Lodi Township, Monday, September 11, 2017 at 8:00 AM for approximately one week.  The roadway is being closed for a culvert replacement project. Please avoid this area.

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Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous September 2017, Crimes of the Month

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The following incidents has been listed by Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous as September, 2017 Crimes of the Month.

The Athens Police Department is requesting your information pertaining to the location of Joseph E. Papineau.  

Mr. Papineau is being sought for his involvement in multiple criminal acts within the City and the County.  He currently has three separate warrants for his arrest from three different law enforcement agencies. The arrest warrants stem from charges involving receiving stolen property, possession of cocaine, and a traffic offense.

The Ohio University Police Department is requesting your information pertaining to a crime occurring on campus.

Between July 26, 2017 at 8:00 PM and the following day, July 27 at 8:30 AM, an unknown individual(s) forcibly entered the office building at the Ohio University Driving Range located on W. State St. After gaining entry, the individual(s) stole the cash register and multiple bottles of Gatorade.

Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous is offering a $2,000.00 cash reward for information on the above crimes if that information leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible. *Information on serious misdemeanors will be limited to a $1000.00 cash reward.  **Any information that leads to the arrest of an individual responsible for graffiti, the board can authorize up to a $500.00 cash reward. If you have information on these crimes, please call (740) 594 – 3331.

Other cash rewards are available for your information regarding other crimes that have been committed in Athens County and if you have knowledge of other crimes, you are asked to call (740) 594 – 3331. Also visit our website at www.crimesolversofathens.org for information on previous crimes of the month. Postings can also be viewed on Facebook.

Remember! Crime Solvers Anonymous needs your information and not your name so that your information can be passed onto the proper authorities.  Help us to help Athens County become a safer place.

Joseph Papineau

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Athens Co Rd 26, Peach Rdg Rd CLOSED, Dutch Creek Rd to SR 550, Thu, 9/7, 9:30AM until Mon, 9/11, 5PM, avoid this area

Athens Co Road Closed

The Athens County Engineer’s Office will be CLOSING Athens County Road 26, Peach Ridge Road between Athens County Road 34, Dutch Creek Road and State Route 550 in Ames Township, Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 9:30 AM until Monday, September 11, 2017 at 5:00 PM.  The roadway is being closed for repaving. Please avoid this area.

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Athens Co Outdoor Emergency Warning Siren TEST Nelsonville, The Plains, New Marshfield, 12noon Wed, 9/6/17

Siren Test

The outdoor emergency warning sirens in Nelsonville, The Plains and New Marshfield will be tested at 12 noon on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, with a one minute sounding of the sirens. Residents are asked not to call local emergency agencies inquiring why the sirens are sounding.

The outdoor warning siren system is normally tested on the first Wednesday of every month at 12:00 p.m. The monthly test will be cancelled if severe weather is threatening. If severe weather cancels the test it will be postponed until the next month. There are three conditions that result in the warning sirens being activated in Athens County.

  1. Severe Weather
    1. When the National Weather Service initiates a Tornado Warning for an area that includes areas of Athens County.
    2. When the National Weather Service initiates a Severe Thunderstorm Warning (winds 58+ mph, large hail, severe lightening, and heavy rains), for an area that includes areas of Athens County.
  2.  When there is an actual enemy or terrorist attack against the United States has been detected and is threatening areas of Athens County and protective action should be taken immediately.
  3. When a public safety emergency occurs, the sirens will be used to alert the public of emergencies such as hazardous materials incidents and civil disturbances.

When the outdoor warning sirens are sounded for an emergency they will be activated for five minutes. When you hear the warning sirens you should do the following;

  1. DO NOT CALL 9-1-1 to ask why the sirens are sounding as this can overload the 9-1-1 emergency response system.
  2. Remember, outdoor warning sirens are just that, out-door warning. The sirens are meant to be heard outside to signal you to go indoors and tune your radio or television station to the local Emergency Alert System (EAS) Station. As homes continue to become more energy efficient and sound proofing enhanced, outdoor warning sirens that once could be heard decades ago inside of a home can no longer be heard. That’s why other means of warning are in place.
  3. Go immediately to a safe area in your home or building, if high winds, severe thunder, and lightning are present.
  4. If you are outside away from possible shelter, lie flat on the ground away from trees until the storm passes. If in a vehicle, get out and find a more substantial structure.
  5. Carry a battery-operated radio or NOAA all hazard alert radio to your safe area. You will know when the storm or emergency has passed and when it is clear to leave your safe area.
  6. The Athens County SIRENS DO NOT identify specific types of storms or emergencies; therefore, you should immediately seek shelter and tune to local television or radio for further information.
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State Route 681 in Athens County has been re-opened to traffic. Please drive carefully!

Drive-Safely

State Route 681 in Alexander Township between the Athens County line to Petit Road, Alexander Township Road 42 has been re-opened to traffic. Please drive carefully!

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Village of Buchtel Boil Order CANCELED, Thank you for your time and patience during this incident

Buchtel Boil Order Canceled

The Buchtel Water and Sewer Department has CANCELED the boil order for the Village of Buchtel. The Buchtel Water and Sewer Department would like to thank Buchtel residents for their time and patience during this incident.

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SR681 CLOSED Alexander Twp, from County line to Petit Rd, Twp Rd 42 until further notice, please avoid this area

Road Closed

The Albany Area Fire Department has CLOSED State Route 681 in Alexander Township until further notice. The roadway is closed from the Athens County line to Petit Road, Alexander Township Road 42.  The roadway is being closed due to a natural gas leak in the area.  Please avoid this area.

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