Peak of Ohio News http://www.peakofohio.com/news 20 Latest News Articles 2018-02-25T01:32:52Z Two transported in south Bellefontaine crash <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=260853" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_2251860140-Bellefontainecarcrashwithtwoinjured22418.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Two people were transported from a multiple vehicle crash in south Bellefontaine Saturday afternoon. News tippers report a red Honda Civic and a blue Buick Rendezvous collided in the area of Hot Head Burritos and MIG at about 4 o'clock. Authorities... 2018-02-25T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=260853 Logan County Sheriff's Office hosts inaugural awards banquet (Audio & video included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=260846" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_2241891448-SheriffsOfficeawardsbanquetBrentlingercaseon22418.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Logan County Sheriff's Office hosted its inaugural awards banquet at the Winner Harvest Barn Saturday night. About 200 employees, elected officials, and community leaders attended. Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Urbana) was the featured speaker. He... Bill Tipple 2018-02-24T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=260846 County man arrested for trafficking meth <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=260827" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_5131482854-ShaneHicksphotofromfeloniousassaultarrestfrom51214.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A county man was arrested on multiple felony drug charges following a traffic stop in Santa Fe earlier this week. The Logan County Joint Drug Task Force arrested Shane Hicks, 30, of 13534 State Route 235 North, Lakeview, at the intersection of State... Bill Tipple 2018-02-24T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=260827 Young scientists on display at BL Science Day, move on to district <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=260812" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_2231891312-BLScienceFair422318.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Benjamin Logan High School held its annual Science Day this week. Five high school and one middle school project received superior ratings and will be moving on to the district science fair on Saturday, March 17th. Along with the high school, 30 el... 2018-02-23T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=260812 Missing Hardin County boy found deceased <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=260810" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_12618111716-Hardincountysheriffsbadge.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>An autistic boy from the Ada area has been found dead after a short search. The Hardin County Sheriff's Office reports Samuel Rowold, 13, went missing Friday afternoon. Authorities reported shortly after that he was found deceased and his body was ... 2018-02-23T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=260810 Gun-related threat, social media post stir Bellefontaine City Schools (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=260783" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_4101554834-BellefontaineCitySchoolsSign2014.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A gun-related threat along with a social media post has caused a stir at Bellefontaine City Schools today. On Thursday morning, a 14-year-old Bellefontaine Middle School student made a comment about bringing a gun to school. She was walking down th... Bill Tipple 2018-02-23T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=260783 10-year-old bitten by neighbor's pit bull mix <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=260784" 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 10-year-old DeGraff boy was bitten by his neighbor's pit bull mix Tuesday afternoon around 3:30. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Westin Bowen was playing basketball in his backyard when the dog came onto the property and bit him on ... Bill Tipple 2018-02-23T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=260784 Traffic stop leads to drug charge on Route 33 <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=260785" 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 was issued a drug-related charge following a traffic stop on Route 33 near Route 68 Thursday afternoon around 5:30. The Logan County Sheriff's Office stopped William Rupe, 36, of Gallipolis, for driving outside the marked lanes. ... Bill Tipple 2018-02-23T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=260785 Lakers' Clem wins FFA Creed Speaking Contest <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=260772" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_2231875123-LexiClem22318.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Indian Lake High School sophomore Lexi Clem earned first place at the FFA Sub District Creed Speaking Contest recently. This qualifies her for the district contest at Benjamin Logan High School later this month. If Clem places in the top 2, she will... Bill Tipple 2018-02-23T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=260772 Judge denies Serna's attempt to dismiss confession <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=260744" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_2221874349-ElySernaTriCountyRegionalJail22218.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Champaign County Judge Nick Selvaggio denied Ely Serna's motions to dismiss his confession for the shooting at West Liberty-Salem High School. Judge Selvaggio stated that Serna, 18, waived his Miranda rights during an interview with Champaign County... 2018-02-22T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=260744 Ribbon cutting held for Mary Rutan Health Center (Audio & video included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=260743" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_2221863213-MaryRutanHealthCenterribboncuttingon22218.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The new Mary Rutan Health Center is now open. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the three-story, $22 million facility located at 1134 North Main Street (at the intersection of Route 68 and Route 33.) "The opening of the new facility is the cul... Nate Dunham 2018-02-22T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=260743 BHS set to present School of Rock: The Musical (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=260738" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_2211832130-Schoolofrock22118.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The BHS music department invites you to see&nbsp;School of Rock: The Musical&nbsp;this weekend at Bellefontaine High School. The show will be performed on Friday and Saturday night at 7:30. Admission is $8. All seats are reserved. You can call 592-2... Abbi Adelsberger 2018-02-22T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=260738 County man killed while working on vehicle <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=260705" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_8071510638-BellefontaineEMS.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A county man was killed in an accident at his Rushsylvania home Wednesday afternoon around 5:30. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Joe Shoemaker, 58, of 147 Railroad Street, was working on a Ford Explorer outside his detached garage. I... Bill Tipple 2018-02-22T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=260705 Lakeview man sentenced for raping 10-year-old boy <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=260713" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_5111744649-JamesPutschphotofromrapearrestfrom51117.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A Lakeview man who raped a boy multiple times has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. James Putsch, 36, of 9635 Orchard Drive, was sentenced before Logan County Common Pleas Court Judge William Goslee Wednesday. Putsch was given five years post r... Bill Tipple 2018-02-22T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=260713 Powder recovered at Indian Lake Middle School was not drugs <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=260716" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_112514124953-IndianLakeMiddleSchool.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A plastic bag filled with a powdery substance at Indian Lake Middle School this month did not contain drugs. Initially, police reported a bag of fentanyl was found at the school on February 1st around 1:30 p.m. The Washington Township Police Depart... Bill Tipple 2018-02-22T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=260716 Healthy Living Coalition aims to curb obesity (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=260686" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_2211880608-HealthyHabitsHealthyYou22118.png" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Logan County Community Health Risk and Needs Assessment from 2012 recognized a need for healthier living in Logan County. The Healthy Living Coalition was formed shortly after that first needs assessment and has been working to curb obesity loca... Nate Dunham 2018-02-21T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=260686 Riverside students explore the solar system <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=260683" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_2211884242-COSIatRiverside22118.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Riverside students explored the solar system without leaving school when COSI brought its traveling science program Astounding Astronomy to the elementary school recently. Kids began the day with an interactive assembly introducing them to the solar... Nate Dunham 2018-02-21T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=260683 Certified state candidates announced <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=260682" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_101213120823-Statehouse1013.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted recently announced the complete list of candidates who have qualified to run for statewide offices following the review and verification of signatures by county boards of elections. Statewide candidates appearing o... 2018-02-21T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=260682 Flirtatious drunk driver arrested in Zanesfield <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=260646" 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 flirtatious drunk driver was arrested following a traffic stop in Zanesfield Saturday night around six o'clock. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Holly Lebamoff, 46, of Bellbrook, was driving a Porsche SUV westbound on County Road 153... Bill Tipple 2018-02-21T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=260646 Drunk pedestrian arrested in Bellefontaine <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=260645" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_73115124902-BellefontainePoliceDepartmentbadgeon715.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A drunk pedestrian was arrested in the city Wednesday morning around 2:15. The Bellefontaine Police Department reports that Jose Chavez, 35, of Bellefontaine, was knocking on a female resident's door on Spruce Avenue. Initially, Chavez had some dri... Bill Tipple 2018-02-21T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=260645