Peak of Ohio News 20 Latest News Articles 2015-05-25T04:31:34Z Bellefontaine remembers the fallen (Audio and video included) <a href=";id=176378" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Memorial Day is a time to remember those who&rsquo;ve given their lives in service to this country. That sentiment was clearly evident in Bellefontaine Monday morning as people gathered to memorialize the fallen. A parade at 9 a.m. through downtown ... Joel Penhorwood 2015-05-25T05:00:00Z Standing with Ohio veterans and military families <a href=";id=176318" target="_blank"><img src=" Brown 4-11.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The following is a guest column from Senator Sherrod Brown: Few duties are more important than honoring Ohio&rsquo;s veterans. Just as we invest in and train our men and women during their military service, we must do so when they return to their ... 2015-05-25T05:00:00Z Memorial Day Events Schedule <a href=";id=176206" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Here is a Memorial Day weekend events schedule: Bellefontaine - 9am Monday, May 25, parade proceeds from Colton Avenue north on Main Street to Sandusky Avenue, west to Hayes Street and north to the Bellefontaine Cemetery; featured speaker at the cem... 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z Indian Lake names top ten seniors, four valedictorians among them <a href=";id=176331" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Indian Lake High School has announced their top ten graduating seniors for the Class of 2015, calculated by cumulative GPA. Among the ten are four valedictorians. Valedictorians and first in their class, going in alphabetical order are: Robert Bake... 2015-05-25T05:00:00Z Indian Lake third graders learn all things Logan County during field trip <a href=";id=176288" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Indian Lake third graders recently learned what makes Logan County a special place. During a field trip this past week, groups travelled to some of the area's most historic and important sites. Tours included the Logan County History Center and Orr ... 2015-05-24T05:00:00Z Red Cross offers water safety tips with onset of summer activities <a href=";id=176327" target="_blank"><img src=" Pool 7-28-11.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>With swimming pools opening this weekend and summer vacations on the horizon, people will be flocking to pools and beaches. That can be a great way to beat the heat. But it can also be disastrous without the proper precautions. &ldquo;Water is fun t... 2015-05-25T05:00:00Z Quincy yard sales approaching, signs available <a href=";id=176325" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Village of Quincy has announced their annual yard sales will be held on the first Saturday of June, June 6th, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Signs for the yard sales can be purchased at Civista Bank and the Village of Quincy office. Their cost is $5 and the... 2015-05-25T05:00:00Z Local faith-based team opens children’s center in Kenya <a href=";id=176289" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Bellefontaine residents Faith Muchiri, Mary Walker, and Victor Muchiri recently visited central Kenya to open and dedicate the Victoria Global Ministry (VGM) Children&rsquo;s Center. Faith Muchiri founded VGM in August 2014 after the death of her 22-... 2015-05-24T05:00:00Z Bulk item dumpsters to be available in Russells Point <a href=";id=176285" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Village of Russells Point will have dumpsters available June 5th-7th for disposal of bulk items. Dumpsters are for the use of residents within the corporation limit of Russells Point only. The dumpsters will be located on the west side of the Mu... 2015-05-24T05:00:00Z Speeding motorcyclist injured after crash following pursuit <a href=";id=176283" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Police in Champaign County were in short pursuit of a motorcycle that led to a crash early Sunday morning at about 3:30 in the area of Christiansburg Jackson Road and Old Troy Pike. The St. Paris Police Department reports that an officer on patrol o... 2015-05-24T05:00:00Z Board of DD celebrates successful fundraisers <a href=";id=176242" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>During their regular monthly meeting, Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities Board Superintendent Saul Bauer expressed his gratitude to the community for their continued support at two recent fundraisers at the board meeting held on Thursda... Bill Tipple 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z Wild turkey harvest up statewide <a href=";id=176235" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Ohio hunters checked 17,638 wild turkeys during the combined 2015 spring wild turkey hunting season and youth wild turkey hunting season, April 18th-May 17th, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Hunters checked 16,049 birds... Bill Tipple 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z Teen driver injured in alcohol-related rollover crash <a href=";id=176234" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A teen driver suffered serious injuries in an alcohol-related rollover crash near Port Jefferson Saturday morning around 12:20. The Shelby County Sheriff's Office reports that Samone Brown, 18, of Kettlersville, was driving a 2004 Pontiac Vibe westb... Bill Tipple 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z Updated: Barton charged with murder for son’s death; girlfriend arrested (Audio included) <a href=";id=176156" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Anthony Barton, 24, of 441 Plumvalley Street, Bellefontaine, has been charged with murder following the death of his five-year-old son, Michael Barton. Bellefontaine Police Chief Brandon Standley announced the charge late Friday morning after detect... Bill Tipple 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z Benjamin Logan graduates 131 Friday (Audio included) <a href=";id=176203" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Benjamin Logan High School held its graduation Friday evening before a capacity crowd in the newly air-conditioned Raider Gym.&nbsp; Receiving their diplomas were 131 graduates, including Co-Valedictorians Jenna Hardin, Carrie Leese, Caitlyn Baird, ... Jeff Kelley 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z West Liberty-Salem recognizes its top students <a href=";id=176060" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>West Liberty-Salem recently named its valedictorian and salutatorian. The valedictorian is Bethany Jolyn Painter, daughter of Rob and Denise Painter. Bethany has a Cumulative GPA of 4.2074. She will attend the Bowling Green State University and majo... Nate Dunham 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z Columbus Zoo visits Bellefontaine Elementary (Audio & video included) <a href=";id=176169" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Columbus Zoo made a special visit to the Bellefontaine Elementary School on Friday morning. The students were given a presentation featuring a penguin, flamingo, a cheetah and much more. Students were also given the&nbsp;opportunity to pet a ba... Emily O'Connor 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z Two city residents arrested on felony drug warrants <a href=";id=176140" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A city woman and her uncle were arrested on felony drug warrants at their residence Thursday afternoon around 2:30. The Logan County Joint Drug Task Force reports that Niesha Mundy, 29, and Shawn Mundy, 44, both of 213 Walker Street, were arrested w... Bill Tipple 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z Teen driver arrested for crash near McDonald’s <a href=";id=176152" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>An underage driver was arrested following a T-Bone crash in front of McDonald's, 1127 North Main Street, Thursday afternoon around 5:20. The Bellefontaine Police Department reports that Somer Main, 15, of 5732 Township Road 32 South, West Liberty, w... Bill Tipple 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z Burglars hit local home <a href=";id=176145" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>There was a burglary in West Mansfield recently. Wyatt Prince, 16, of 408 West Center Street, contacted the Logan County Sheriff's Office Thursday night around 9:30. Deputies report that two guns were stolen. A Ruger .22 rifle and a Remington 870 ... Bill Tipple 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z