Peak of Ohio News 20 Latest News Articles 2015-03-02T10:33:40Z Blue arrested on felony weapons charge <a href=";id=165543" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A rural Bellefontaine man was arrested on a felony weapons charge Friday afternoon. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Alan Blue, 51, of 1942 County Road 25 South, was wanted after deputies found a handgun at his residence on Friday. Au... Bill Tipple 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z County man arrested on felony drug warrants <a href=";id=165539" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A local man was arrested on multiple felony drug warrants at his residence Sunday morning around 12:15. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Damione Miller, 35, of 108 North Miami Street, Rushsylvania, was wanted on two warrants in Logan C... Bill Tipple 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z Two local snowmobilers injured in rural crash <a href=";id=165533" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Two local men were injured in back-to-back snowmobile crashes in a field near Belle Center Sunday afternoon around 2:30. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Denton "Pork" Plikerd, 34, of 408 Torrance Street, Belle Center, and David Schroe... Bill Tipple 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z Structure fire destroys city home <a href=";id=165522" target="_blank"><img src=" Fire Truck and Squad 9-09.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A structure fire destroyed a house on the city's west side Monday morning around 4:30. The Bellefontaine Fire Department responded to 208 Lawrence Street. Eyewitnesses report the home was fully engulfed. The cause remains under investigation. Fir... Bill Tipple 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z BLES students participate in science fair <a href=";id=165436" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Benjamin Logan Elementary students&nbsp;recently participated in their school science&nbsp;fair. First through fourth graders were guided through the scientific process on an experiment of their choice. The final part of the event happened last week... 2015-03-01T05:00:00Z Local law enforcement agencies benefit from innovation award <a href=";id=165435" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Ohio Development Services Agency awarded 11 grants and five loans to assist efficiency and collaboration projects across the state, totaling more than $2 million. A local law enforcement agency was among those recognized. The Local Government In... 2015-03-01T05:00:00Z Area students to compete in Rotary speech contest <a href=";id=165434" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Bellefontaine Rotary Club is hosting their local Four-Way Test Speech Contest on Monday during the regular club meeting held at the Friendly Senior Center. Students from local high schools have been invited to compete by sharing their perspectiv... 2015-03-01T05:00:00Z Malarkey receives Courage Award <a href=";id=165383" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Indian Lake High School student Alex Malarkey was recently recognized for his determination and courage&hellip;traits he displays every day of his life. In 2004 at age 6, Alex was nearly killed in an auto accident outside of Bellefontaine that left ... Bill Tipple 2015-02-28T05:00:00Z Concealed carry numbers drop in Ohio <a href=";id=165382" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine issued a report indicating that more than 110,000 concealed carry licenses were issued or renewed in Ohio in 2014, according to data compiled by Ohio&rsquo;s county sheriffs. The following total concealed carry numb... Bill Tipple 2015-02-28T05:00:00Z Daulton completes basic training <a href=";id=165377" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>U.S. Air National Guard Airman Maria Daulton recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline a... Bill Tipple 2015-02-28T05:00:00Z Standoff in Urbana Friday afternoon at residence <a href=";id=165336" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Urbana police and fire divisions responded Friday afternoon around three o'clock to a report of an elderly suicidal woman at 410 Bloomfield Avenue. Upon officers arriving on the scene, they discovered that the home was locked and they were unable to... 2015-02-27T05:00:00Z County man charged with rape <a href=";id=165287" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A rural Bellefontaine man was arrested on a felony sex charge Thursday night following a brief investigation by the Logan County Sheriff's Office. John Franck III, 49, of 3646 State Route 47 East, allegedly raped an adult female. Deputies were noti... Bill Tipple 2015-02-27T05:00:00Z Dr. Franklin announces retirement <a href=";id=165256" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Dr. Tom Franklin will be retiring after working in orthopedics for more than 35 years. His last official working day is March 31st. As he is preparing to wrap up his career, Franklin said he will miss the patients who have let him become part of the... Bill Tipple 2015-02-27T05:00:00Z Ridgemont board approves calamity day plan <a href=";id=165250" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Ridgemont School Board met in regular session Thursday night and adopted a calamity day plan for the rest of the school year. With overwhelming parental support and agreement between the Ridgemont Board of Education and the Ridgemont Education A... Bill Tipple 2015-02-27T05:00:00Z Two arrested on felony charges following manhunt in rural Logan County <a href=";id=165172" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Two Russells Point men were arrested on multiple felony charges Thursday afternoon after leading several law enforcement agencies on a lengthy manhunt. Zane Grandi, 26, and Aaron Lewis, 25, were arrested following a 90-minute foot pursuit near the W... Bill Tipple 2015-02-26T05:00:00Z Local pet shelter board hears advice from attorney general’s office (Audio included) <a href=";id=165188" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Top of Ohio Pet Shelter Board of Directors heard from two representatives of the Ohio Attorney General's Office at the Hilliker YMCA Thursday. The two attorneys were present to provide the shelter with education as it progresses forward. The boa... Nate Dunham 2015-02-26T05:00:00Z Impact Teen Drivers Day declared in Bellefontaine <a href=";id=165190" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Bellefontaine High School DECA celebrated Impact Teen Drivers Day on Wednesday. The day began with Mayor Ben Stahler and Police Chief Brandon Standley speaking on the WBCS morning announcements where Mayor Stahler read a proclamation declaring Febru... 2015-02-26T05:00:00Z Mary Rutan Hospital welcomes new neurologist <a href=";id=165127" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Neurologist Xiaomei Gao-Hickman, M.D., recently joined the medical staff at Mary Rutan Hospital. As a general neurologist, Dr. Gao-Hickman will diagnose and treat conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, neuromuscular disorders, epilepsy, ... Bill Tipple 2015-02-26T05:00:00Z Two area drivers seriously injured in head-on crash <a href=";id=165124" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Two area drivers suffered serious injuries in a head-on crash on State Route 245 in western Union County Thursday morning around 4:45. The Marysville Post of the State Highway Patrol reports that Kacie Amlin, 23, of 8400 McCarty Road, Woodstock, was... Bill Tipple 2015-02-26T05:00:00Z Drunk driver charged following hit-skip in bar parking lot <a href=";id=165122" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A drunk driver was arrested following a hit-skip accident in the Desperado's Bar &amp; Grill parking lot, 6857 Lima Street, Huntsville, Wednesday night around 7:30. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that a drunk patron struck a vehicle. Dep... Bill Tipple 2015-02-26T05:00:00Z