Peak of Ohio News http://www.peakofohio.com/news 20 Latest News Articles 2016-12-09T03:11:34Z Former county resident pleads guilty to rape, gross sexual imposition <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=231476" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_12091692519-JohnWalkerJrphotofromrapepleaon12716.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Three defendants pleaded guilty before Logan County Common Pleas Court Judge Mark O'Connor earlier this week. John Walker Jr., 63, of Bowling Green, pleaded guilty to rape and gross sexual imposition. In December 2015, Walker was indicted on seven ... Bill Tipple 2016-12-09T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=231476 County traffic stop leads to drug charges <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=231470" 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 speeding driver was issued drug-related charges following a traffic stop on County Road 43 near Township Road 31 (between Bellefontaine and DeGraff) Thursday morning around 10:30. The Logan County Sheriff's Office stopped Alexander Schinker, 20, o... Bill Tipple 2016-12-09T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=231470 Passing driver causes crash near Indian Lake <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=231466" 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 passing driver caused a two-vehicle crash on State Route 235 near Township Road 240 (south of Lakeview) Thursday night around 6:15. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Pacer Cooley, 25, of Lewistown, was driving a 2006 Ford Explorer sou... Bill Tipple 2016-12-09T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=231466 Windows of Hope raises awareness for mental health and suicide prevention (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=231439" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_12081683003-WindowsofHopephoto112816.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Recovery Zone and Suicide Prevention Coalition conducted their first annual Windows of Hope event at the Recovery Zone, 440 South St. Paris Street, Bellefontaine, Thursday night. The event focused to raise awareness for mental health and suicide... Nate Dunham 2016-12-08T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=231439 Updated: Windmill Productions presents A Charlie Brown Christmas (Audio & video included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=231435" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_12081670230-4Acharliebrownchristmas12816.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Windmill Productions invites you to see the well known classic A Charlie Brown Christmas this weekend. This story will be played by a children's cast and an adult cast. The show will appear four times this weekend: The adult cast will perform on Fr... Abbi Adelsberger 2016-12-08T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=231435 Driver hits car that then hits school bus Thursday <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=231441" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_1291552753-schoolbus.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a three vehicle injury crash that happened Thursday morning around 7:20 am on U.S. 33 east of Wapak-Fisher Road in Auglaize County. A Wapakoneta City School bus driven by Brenda ... Jeff Kelley 2016-12-08T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=231441 Two injured in alcohol-related crash near Huntsville <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=231383" 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 husband and wife were injured in an alcohol-related crash on County Road 37 near Township Road 95 (near Huntsville) Wednesday night around 7:15. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Mark Blue, 55, of rural Bellefontaine, was driving a 20... Bill Tipple 2016-12-08T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=231383 COSI on Wheels visits ILES (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=231437" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_12081680215-COSIonWheelsoutreachEducatorPerrinShepherdtrytogetsecondgraderColinBendlertotouchthechemicalsinthecontainer12816.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Indian Lake Elementary students lined up to make slime as part of the "It's Simple Chemistry - COSI on Wheels" visit Thursday. COSI Outreach Educator Perrin Shepherd led a student body assembly to start the day which included what he calls a "chem-m... 2016-12-08T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=231437 Heffner named Job and Family Services Director <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=231393" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_12081692751-CynthiaHeffnerphotoon1216.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Logan County Commissioners have appointed Cynthia Heffner as Director of the Logan County Job and Family Services. Heffner earned her Juris Doctorate in 1992 and was admitted to the Ohio State Bar the following year. In 2004, she joined the Job... Bill Tipple 2016-12-08T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=231393 County teen arrested for threatening family members <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=231384" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_Logan County JDC 3-11.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A rural Bellefontaine teen was arrested on multiple charges following a domestic disturbance at his 4268 County Road 10 residence Wednesday afternoon around 4:40. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Brody Baker, 17, got into an argument h... Bill Tipple 2016-12-08T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=231384 Local woman fights terminal illness while raising awareness (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=231337" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_12071694604-VictoriaGeibonCancer12716.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Victoria Geib is raising awareness for breast cancer while fighting a terminal illness. Tori was diagnosed with Metastatic Breast Cancer with mets to her bones, lungs, liver, and kidney earlier this year at the age of 30. She stresses the importanc... Nate Dunham 2016-12-07T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=231337 Sanford, Wooddell named Riverside Seniors of the Month <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=231334" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_12071671920-TylerSanford12716.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Riverside High School recently recognized its December Seniors of the Month. Tyler Sanford Parents: Jeff and Kim Sanford School activities and awards: Class President, NHS, BPA, FCA, Interact, baseball, basketball, and football. If I were princip... 2016-12-07T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=231334 Health district scabies treatment day deemed successful (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=231328" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_12071620341-HealthDistrict12716.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Logan County Health District Board heard a report at their monthly meeting on Wednesday. The scabies epidemic, which has been a concern since May, was finally addressed. Three Norwegian Crusted Scabies cases and five normal cases had been report... Mike Vetorino 2016-12-07T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=231328 ODNR dredges break record for sediment removed in a single season <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=231333" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_92014123835-TheChiefDredgededicatedatMoundwoodon91914.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) recently finished the 2016 dredging season, having removed more than 1 million cubic yards of dredge material from state park lakes and other state properties. The 1 million cubic yards of sediment is t... 2016-12-07T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=231333 County man sent to prison on felony sex charges <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=231238" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_11416105122-JamesHowardphotofromsevencountsofrapearrestfrom11316.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Three defendants were sentenced and one pleaded guilty before Logan County Common Pleas Court Judge Mark O'Connor earlier this week. James Howard, 60, of Lakeview, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for two counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a ... Bill Tipple 2016-12-07T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=231238 Three injured in morning crash on 33 near Indian Lake <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=231257" 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>The Logan County Sheriff's Office responded to a two-vehicle injury crash on Route 33 near County Road 87 (west of Lakeview) Wednesday morning around 9:10. Three occupants were transported to Mary Rutan Hospital by Indian Lake EMS. One of the vehic... Bill Tipple 2016-12-07T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=231257 Driver crashes into tree near Bellefontaine <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=231253" 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 local driver crashed following our first snow of the season Sunday night around 7:45. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Trevor Newland, 23, of Lakeview, was driving a 2009 Pontiac G6 westbound on County 10 east of County Road 55 when ... Bill Tipple 2016-12-07T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=231253 DeGraff Police looking into two new programs for the community (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=231207" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_12061694750-DeGraffCouncil12616.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>DeGraff Village Council learned more about a couple of programs Police&nbsp;Chief George Piersall looks to bring to the police department. During Tuesday's meeting, Chief Piersall described the Senior Watch Program and the Auxiliary Non-Sworn Police... Nate Dunham 2016-12-06T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=231207 Council votes to improve ball diamonds, build new stairway at Municipal Building (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=231200" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_12061672551-UCCmtgcouncilandMayorBean12616.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>At the Urbana City Council meeting Tuesday several projects were approved with the end of the year fast approaching. Council approved two Board of Control recommendations: One to provide $8,550 to the Howell Buildings Company for material and labor ... Jeff Kelley 2016-12-06T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=231200 Home Strings Youth Dulcimer Club performs at Ohio Statehouse <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=231202" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_12061683225-HomeStringsDulcimergroup12616.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Home Strings Youth Dulcimer Club performed Monday (following a tour) at the Ohio Statehouse as the first of the Holiday Noontime Concerts. Students will also give a concert at the Orr Mansion this Saturday at 1 pm and at Green Hills Foundation H... 2016-12-06T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=231202