Peak of Ohio News http://www.peakofohio.com/news 20 Latest News Articles 2018-04-25T06:49:05Z Route 68 reopens near Bellefontaine <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=264160" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_6231140950-ODOT.gif" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Route 68 south of Bellefontaine has reopened. On Monday, ODOT closed 68 between County Road 30 and State Route 508. Initially, the road was scheduled to open on Friday. The road reopened Wednesday afternoon. Other roadwork that started this week:... Bill Tipple 2018-04-25T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=264160 County woman scammed out of thousands <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=264111" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_6211231155-LoganCountySheriffsOfficevan612.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>An 86-year-old rural Bellefontaine woman recently fell victim to a large scam. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports the woman lost more than $18,000. In January, the victim started receiving a series of phone calls from a caller named John Pet... Bill Tipple 2018-04-25T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=264111 Police cruiser suffers heavy damage in car/deer crash <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=264128" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_7031753325-WashingtonTownshippolicecruiserphoto3on617.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A Washington Township police cruiser suffered heavy damage in a car/deer crash on County Road 61 near Lewistown Monday night around 8:30. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that officer Earl Wisener, 37, was driving a 2012 Dodge Charger north... Bill Tipple 2018-04-25T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=264128 Kawakami, Neal named Bellefontaine Seniors of the Month <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=264131" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_4251893308-RyomaKawakami418.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Bellefontaine High School recently named its Seniors of the Month. Name: Ryoma Kawakami Parents: Katsumi and Eriko Kawakami Address: Bellefontaine School activities and awards: Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra, National Honor S... Bill Tipple 2018-04-25T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=264131 Area driver cited for two-vehicle crash on State Route 274 <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=264130" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_6211231152-LoganCountySheriffsOfficevehiclecloseup612.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>An area driver was cited following a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of State Route 274 and County Road 23 (near the Logan/Shelby county line) Tuesday morning around 10:55. The Marysville Post of the State Highway Patrol reports that Roy Baker... Bill Tipple 2018-04-25T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=264130 Holycross serves in final council meeting as service-safety director (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=264097" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_4241880856-BellefontaineCityCouncil42418.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Bellefontaine Service-Safety Director Jim Holycross served in his final council meeting Tuesday evening. Many council members, city administrators, department heads, and citizens expressed their gratitude to Holycross for his many years of service t... Nate Dunham 2018-04-24T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=264097 Calvary Christian concert band has strong performance at Cedarville University <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=264095" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_5191695443-CalvaryChristianlogoon516.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Calvary Christian had students participate in the Cedarville University ACSI Music Festival recently. The concert band received an excellent rating. The results of solo/ensemble performances were as follows: Woodwind Duet - Kaitlyn and Joanna Angu... Nate Dunham 2018-04-24T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=264095 Board of Developmental Disabilities discusses agency provider support <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=264096" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_101614101519-BoardofDDsignon101614.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities Superintendent Saul Bauer shared some troubling statistics at the April 19th board meeting. Statistics provided by the Ohio Direct Support Workforce Initiative ranked Ohio DSPs (Direct Support Profess... 2018-04-24T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=264096 Driver runs from traffic stop near Indian Lake <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=264063" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_6251282915-LoganCountySheriffsOfficeJailComplexsignfrom612.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A suspended driver is wanted after he ran following a traffic stop on the north side of Indian Lake Monday night around eight o'clock. The Logan County Sheriff's Office stopped the suspect on State Route 235 near Dollar General for driving without a... Bill Tipple 2018-04-24T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=264063 Chief Standley touts governor's executive order to improve background checks <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=264054" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_4241894210-ChiefStandleyatgovernorsexecutiveordersigningceremonyphoto1from42318.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Governor John Kasich took steps on Monday to improve the background check system that helps make sure guns stay out of the hands of people prohibited by law from having them. The executive order signed by Kasich follows recent reforms proposed by a ... Bill Tipple 2018-04-24T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=264054 Indian Lake Symphonic Band shines at weekend festival <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=264052" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_4241890749-ILHSBandatKingsIslandContestfrom42118.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Indian Lake High School Symphonic Band earned high marks at the Music in the Parks Festival at Loveland High School over the weekend. Vocal and instrumental groups from 8 states participated in the competition. The band earned an Excellent rati... Bill Tipple 2018-04-24T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=264052 Rash of house fires ruled arson, reward offered <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=264048" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_111715111650-KentonFireemblem1115.png" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A reward is being offered following four arson fires in Kenton early Saturday morning. The blazes were all on the south side of the city and involved houses at 339 South Leighton, 715 Leonard, 726 Tracy, and 609 Walnut Streets. Two of the homes wer... Bill Tipple 2018-04-24T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=264048 Local driver cited for crashing into Route 68 construction zone <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=264047" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_6251282513-LoganCountySheriffVehiclesideview.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A local driver was cited after he crashed into a construction zone on Route 68 near County Road 30 (between Bellefontaine and West Liberty) Monday morning around 8:50. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Homer Taylor, 94, of Bellefontaine... Bill Tipple 2018-04-24T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=264047 West Liberty Council meets new officer, prepares for traffic control project (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=264025" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_4231884805-WestLibertyCouncil42318.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>West Liberty Council witnessed the swearing in of a new part-time officer Monday evening. Cody Hullinger was welcomed to the West Liberty Police Department as he was sworn in by Mayor Greg Hostetler. Hullinger is presently conducting ride-along trai... Nate Dunham 2018-04-23T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=264025 Youth hunters find success during 2018 youth wild turkey season <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=264021" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_42213122200-LucasYoestingwithwildturkeyfrom42013.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Many young hunters found success during Ohio&rsquo;s 2018 youth spring wild turkey season after 1,860 birds were harvested, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Hunters age 17 and under were eligible to participate in the tw... 2018-04-23T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=264021 Bellefontaine BOE approves several coaching contracts (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=264020" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_4231862255-BCSBOE42318.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Bellefontaine Board of Education conducted their second and final meeting in April Monday night. Treasurer Keith Krieger told the board that the district received their February tax settlement from the Logan County auditor. The 4.5 million recei... Mike Vetorino 2018-04-23T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=264020 Rotarians honor three outstanding educators (Audio & video included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=264016" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_4231854308-AllisonReuleLisaPlankandJessicaHilbunon42318.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>As featured on 98.3 WPKO, the Bellefontaine Rotary Club 26th annual Excellence in Teaching Awards program was held at the Hilliker YMCA Monday afternoon. This year&rsquo;s recipients (pictured, left to right) are Allison Reule, Lisa Plank, and Jessi... Bill Tipple 2018-04-23T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=264016 Standoff suspect convicted of child rape in Kentucky <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=264008" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_4231824924-ChristopherBlantonphotofromassaultonadeputyarrestfrom42218.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The man who allegedly assaulted a deputy that led to a standoff near Urbana has a prior conviction for child rape in Kentucky. The Champaign County Sheriff's Office arrested Christopher Blanton, 37, in the 100 block of East Dallas Road Sunday evenin... Bill Tipple 2018-04-23T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=264008 ODOT announces Route 68 closure near Bellefontaine <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=264003" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_6231140950-ODOT.gif" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Your drive on Route 68 south of Bellefontaine could be slower the next few months. ODOT crews will be working on two portions of the road. Here is the schedule: US 68 between SR 508 and Township Road 30, ROAD CLOSURE April 23rd&ndash;27th. The off... Bill Tipple 2018-04-23T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=264003 Passed out drunk driver arrested on Route 33 <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=263987" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_6251282915-LoganCountySheriffsOfficeJailComplexsignfrom612.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A drunk driver was arrested after he fell asleep at the wheel on Route 33 near County Road 10 Sunday morning around 3:15. The Logan County Sheriff's Office responded to a vehicle parked in the roadway. Deputies report that Alic Bickham, 22, of Bell... Bill Tipple 2018-04-23T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=263987