Peak of Ohio News http://www.peakofohio.com/news 20 Latest News Articles 2015-03-27T03:13:01Z Citizens’ Police Academy covers use of force (Audio & Video included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=168885" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_3261583535-CPAClass3Week832615.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The third class of the Bellefontaine Police Department's Citizens' Police Academy discussed use of force Thursday. Sergeant Allen Shields explained that police can only use deadly force in an instance of imminent death or bodily harm to an officer o... Nate Dunham 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=168885 Ohio Hi-Point Board hears enrollment reports <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=168819" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_3261594004-OHPBOE22515.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Ohio Hi-Point Board of Education heard reports from the high school director and the satellite director during their monthly meeting Wednesday night. The Ohio Hi-Point Career Center is still accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year, ac... Bill Tipple 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=168819 City man arrested on felony drug warrants <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=168814" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_3261591050-RobertCotterphotofromtwocountsoftraffickingcrackcocainearrestfrom32515.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A city man wanted on felony drug warrants was arrested near downtown Wednesday afternoon around one o'clock. Detectives from the Logan County Joint Drug Task Force saw Robert Cotter, 53, of 117 West Brown Avenue, Apt. 1, traveling southbound in an a... Bill Tipple 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=168814 Local teen charged for sending harassing texts <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=168797" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_6251282401-LoganCountySheriffVehicleLogo.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A local teen has been charged for sending harassing text messages to a 16-year-old Indian Lake girl. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Rebecca Savidge, 18, of 243 East Marshall Street, Russells Point, sent the messages to the teen. Dep... Bill Tipple 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=168797 Local driver crashes into field <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=168796" 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 field near Ridgeway Wednesday afternoon around 3:15. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Jacob Lozano, 21, of 248 West Letson Street, Kenton, was driving a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am southbound ... Bill Tipple 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=168796 Indian Lake Spring Fling a success <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=168700" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_3251555413-3rdgraderKaylaGreenwinsagoldfishbytossingaballintoacupatoneoftheILESPTOSpringFlingcarnivalgames32514.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Hundreds of parents and kids attended the Indian Lake Elementary PTO Spring Fling Saturday. The annual event featured dozens of vendors in the gym, concessions in the cafeteria, the Kids Care Art Fair, Key Club members running carnival games, painti... Nate Dunham 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=168700 Benjamin Logan Board conducts special meeting, begins superintendent search (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=168698" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_3251550920-BLBOE32515.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Benjamin Logan Board of Education conducted a special meeting Wednesday. The board hired K-12 Consulting, of Dublin, to conduct the district's superintendent search. The district will pay the firm $9,500 for its services. K-12 Consulting recentl... Nate Dunham 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=168698 County man arrested on theft warrant <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=168670" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_9241490330-CharlesStevensIIphotofromgrandtheftarrestfrom92314.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A local man wanted on a warrant for theft turned himself in at the Logan County Sheriff's Office Tuesday night around ten o'clock. Deputies report that Chuck Stevens II, 41, of 3915 County Road 11, Bellefontaine, was wanted for a trailer theft. On ... Bill Tipple 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=168670 Semi fire temporarily closes Route 33 near Bellefontaine <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=168625" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_Bellefontaine Fire Truck and Squad 9-09.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A semi fire closed the eastbound lanes of 33 between Route 68 and State Route 540 Wednesday morning for two hours. The Marysville Post of the State Highway Patrol reports that Douglas Bills, 62, of Paris, Kentucky, was driving a 2014 Peterbilt eastb... Bill Tipple 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=168625 Texting driver crashes near his house <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=168658" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_101613125614-BellefontainePoliceDepartmentcruiser101613.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A texting driver was cited following a crash in the Lake Addition Tuesday night around 10:55. The Bellefontaine Police Department reports that Carl Arehart Jr., 18, of 1308 Superior Street, Bellefontaine, was driving a 1999 Honda Accord southbound i... Bill Tipple 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=168658 City drug deal leads to three arrests <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=168632" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_3251582636-AshleyShaffnerphotofromtraffickingScheduleIIIdrugsarrestfrom32415.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Three area residents were arrested after a drug deal went bad in the city Tuesday night around six o&rsquo;clock. A deputy from the Logan County Sheriff's Office noticed a car backing on Rush Avenue near Miami Street. Joseph Birt, 35, of 1000 Rush ... Bill Tipple 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=168632 Storm-Chasing Roofer sentenced to prison <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=168566" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_90812102524-MikeDeWine912.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Union County Prosecuting Attorney David Phillips announced that a storm-chasing home repair contractor will serve prison time for stealing more than $150,000 from 40 victims throughout central and southwest Ohio.... 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=168566 Mayor updates city council on bike path (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=168559" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_10281473924-BellefontaineCC102814.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Bellefontaine Mayor Ben Stahler updated council at their last meeting in March Tuesday night on the condition of the bike path from Bellefontaine to West Liberty. Bike riders need to wait a little longer to start using the path. Stahler indicated th... Mike Vetorino 2015-03-24T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=168559 Riverside School Board discusses parking lot maintenance (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=168561" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_3241582130-RVSDBOE32415.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Riverside Board of Education discussed the district's parking lots Tuesday. The parking lots have numerous cracks and are in need of some repairs. The district contacted other area schools about what they do for a project this big. The board hir... Nate Dunham 2015-03-24T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=168561 Ordinance says infrastructure, new roads for new school to be paid for by Urbana City School District (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=168565" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_32415114822-UCCworksessionon32415.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Urbana City Council had a work session on Tuesday evening.&nbsp; Discussions began with the Urbana City School District or the developer of the land where the new Pre K-8th grade school will be built off of Community Drive adjoining the Champaign... Jeff Kelley 2015-03-24T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=168565 Ditch work to close McArthur Township Road 99 Thursday <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=168558" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_11031153552-roadclosedanddetoursign.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Ditch work along McArthur Township Road 99 will cause a closure Thursday. Crews from the Logan County Engineer's Office will conduct the ditching work between Route 33 and State Route 366. The road will be closed from 8 am to 12 pm. Alternate rout... Nate Dunham 2015-03-24T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=168558 Local woman pleads guilty to elderly mother’s death <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=168515" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_32415122632-MaryStrawserphotofromrecklesshomicideandtheftfromtheelderlypleaon32315.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Three defendants pleaded guilty and four others were sentenced before Logan County Common Pleas Court Judge Mark O&rsquo;Connor Monday afternoon. A local woman likely is facing prison time after admitting that she caused her 100-year-old mother&rsqu... Bill Tipple 2015-03-24T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=168515 Teen driver injured after striking utility pole; numerous wrecks across the county <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=168473" 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>A teen driver suffered minor injuries in a one-vehicle accident in Lakeview Monday afternoon around 3:45. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Ashley Gease, 17, of 12161 Township Road 87, Lakeview, was driving a 2002 GMC Sierra southbound ... Bill Tipple 2015-03-24T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=168473 Hit-skip accident near Indian Lake <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=168465" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_6251281014-LoganCountySheriffsOfficeJailComplexsignfrom612.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A local driver's vehicle was damaged in a hit-skip crash on State Route 366 near Township Road 94 Monday afternoon around 5:30. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Cheryl Alltop, 52, of 1602 County Road 9, Bellefontaine, was driving a 199... Bill Tipple 2015-03-24T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=168465 Local boy killed in two-car crash near Bellefontaine <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=168441" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_Bellefontaine Fire Department Squad.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>An 11-year-old Bellefontaine boy was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Route 68 near Township Road 219 Monday afternoon around five o'clock. The Marysville Post of the State Highway Patrol reports that Connor Strobridge, 11, was riding in a northboun... Bill Tipple 2015-03-24T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=168441