Parents of students in the Southwest Licking Schools district say they’re frustrated with the state’s decision to keep schools from using security barricades intended to stop a gunman.
Investigators say the fire was intentionally set, but they haven’t said how it was set.
South-central and south-eastern Ohio have been hard hit by ice from this week’s snowstorm which has caused widespread power outages.
The census figures that say three Ohio communities have been hit particularly hard by the slumping economy might be skewed. Both Athens and Oxford have large off-campus populations of students who would report themselves as low-income. But that doesn’t explain Portsmouth’s ranking where poverty according to the report has nearly doubled in the last 9 years.
Athens police had their hands full late Saturday night and early yesterday when the annual Halloween party on downtown streets got out of hand.City and Ohio University campus police arrested or ticketed nearly 100 people and responded to nearly 20 fights and at least five fires.