Today's News

  • Kingston library using grant for new laptops

    Kingston Public Library will be getting new laptops and technical training, thanks to a $9,900 state grant.

    “We really appreciate it. We really needed it because the laptops we have are really old,” said Kingston Public Library Director Emily Steele.

    Kingston Public Library hopes to offer computer classes, and the laptops will be a great benefit to that initiative.

  • Harriman tattoo artist’s legal woes not over

    A tattoo artist’s deal to resolve his criminal case has fallen apart.

    Joshua Argubright, who operates Ain’t Rite Ink in Harriman, was arrested on charges of sexual battery and theft of property on Aug. 29.

    The accuser is his former apprentice. She alleged Argubright sexually harassed her and refused to return her tattooing equipment after she stopped training at his shop.

  • Ohioans jailed on marijuana, other charges

    An alleged out of state drug trafficker was arrested in Rockwood Thursday.

    Police charged Ashley Nichole Bragdon with being a fugitive from justice, criminal impersonation, driving on a suspended license and manufacture, delivery or sell of marijuana.

    According to the report, Rockwood Police Officer Brandon Smith observed a gray Honda driving erratic on South Gateway Avenue. Smith stopped the car at Tedder Street and Front Avenue.

  • Rockwood borrowing for grant flexibility

    A resolution that passed the Rockwood City Council unanimously last week will give the city more cash flow flexibility when dealing with grant funding.

    Currently the city is in line to receive a number of grants totaling up to about $2.7 million that require matching funds.

    “We’re working on three grants right now,” said City Administrator Becky Ruppe.

    For example, a sidewalk project might be billed $25,000. The city would borrow the money to pay the bill and then submit the paperwork for reimbursement to the state.


    Guests at the 71st annual Roane County Chamber of Commerce Banquet celebrated the presentation of Chamber awards and graduation of the Leadership Roane County class of 2017.

    More than 250 attended the event in Rockwood’s Walden Ridge Event Center.

    The honoring of outstanding Chamber members was the highlight of the night, particularly significant being the Paul Cowell Distinguished Service Award.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Make Rockwood’s High School Great Again!

    Gentle reader, we read, as we suspect you did also, Mr. Paul Kamikawa’s letter published in last Friday’s News, written, he says, in response to our recent articles, particularly as to Rockwood High School’s status in general, and ACT score performance in particular.

  • Driver stuck on tracks charged with DUI

    A 30-year-old man allegedly got his car stuck on the railroad tracks in Rockwood when he attempted to drive around a stopped Norfolk Southern train Saturday morning.

    Police responded and charged Cody Lee Galyon, 418 New Hope Road, Rockwood, with driving under the influence, driving on a revoked license, reckless endangerment and implied consent law.

    According to the report, Rockwood Police Officer Charles Haubrich responded to the tracks around 1 a.m.

  • LeMond settles in Jacksons’ lawsuit

    Carbon fiber expert Connie Jackson and her husband Jeffrey Jackson have settled their lawsuit against Greg LeMond, LeMond Companies, LeMond Composites, Nicolas Wegener and Alex Jacome.