Peak of Ohio News http://www.peakofohio.com/news 20 Latest News Articles 2017-06-28T09:15:24Z City man sent to prison for raping 15-year-old <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=247306" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_2091783414-MichaelEricJustinphotofromrapearrestfrom2817.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Twelve defendants were sentenced and three pleaded guilty in Logan County Common Pleas Court over the last week. The cases were before Judge William Goslee and Assigned Judge Mark O'Connor. On June 26th before Judge Goslee: Michael &ldquo;Eric&rdq... Bill Tipple 2017-06-28T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=247306 Repeat offender charged with felony domestic violence <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=247304" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_91712101828-WestLibertypolicecruiserwithChiefShaneOelkerfrom712.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A West Liberty man arrested on a felony charge following a domestic incident with his live-in girlfriend at their 402 North Detroit Street residence Wednesday morning around 2:30. The West Liberty Police Department reports that Nicholas Cheek, 34, a... Bill Tipple 2017-06-28T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=247304 Riverside will waive all student fees for second year in a row (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=247268" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_6271770137-RSBmtgnewteachers62717.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>At the Riverside Board of Education meeting on Tuesday night the board approved for the second year in a row waiving all student fees. They approved the waiver of all academic fees, approved waiving the athlete fees: the $65.00 participation fee for... Jeff Kelley 2017-06-27T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=247268 City Council hopeful to put resource officers in Bellefontaine City Schools (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=247267" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_6271780201-BellefontaineCityCouncil62717.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Bellefontaine City Council adopted an ordinance Tuesday evening that will help put resource officers inside two city school buildings. Council has approved an agreement with Bellefontaine City Schools that would allow the city police department to p... Nate Dunham 2017-06-27T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=247267 Gas explosion destroys local church; pastor thankful for communities' outreach (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=247250" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_62717123624-TemporaryFreeWillBaptistChurchon62717.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A natural gas explosion destroyed the Hi-Point Free Will Baptist Church (formerly Moulton Gas) at the corner of County Road 11 and County Road 18 on June 22nd around 12:30 p.m. Firefighters from Bellefontaine and West Liberty responded. Authorities... Cole McDaniel 2017-06-27T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=247250 Judge accepts Serna's insanity plea <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=247238" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_10291171747-champaigncountycourthouse.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A judge has agreed to allow 17-year-old Ely Serna to plead not guilty by reason of insanity for the January shooting at West Liberty-Salem High School. Champaign County Common Pleas Court Judge Nick Selvaggio accepted the plea entered by Serna. The... Bill Tipple 2017-06-27T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=247238 Teen driver cited for crashing into creek near Indian Lake <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=247230" 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 teen driver was cited following a one-vehicle crash on State Route 235 north of Lakeview Monday afternoon around 12:55. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Bradley Clawson, 19, of Lakeview, was driving a 1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 southbou... Bill Tipple 2017-06-27T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=247230 Honda celebrates United Way Pantry Drive <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=247227" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_6271795330-HondaUnitedWayPantryDriveon62717.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Thanks a ton, Honda! Literally. Associates from the East Liberty Plant delivered and sorted more than a ton of food and personal needs items collected during Honda of America Manufacturing&rsquo;s first United Way Pantry Drive. 2,400 pounds in donat... Bill Tipple 2017-06-27T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=247227 Suspicious person arrested on felony drug charges near Indian Lake <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=247222" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_6271793359-EricCoephotofrompossessionofheroinarrestfrom62617.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A county man was arrested on felony drug charges in Chippewa Monday night around 7:15. The Logan County Sheriff's Office responded to a suspicious person complaint on Ash Avenue. Deputies saw Eric Coe, 38, of Lakeview, exit the woods. He was carry... Bill Tipple 2017-06-27T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=247222 Structure fire destroys rural farmhouse <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=247219" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_12101512448-BokescreekFireDepartmenttruck1215.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A structure fire destroyed a vacant two-story farmhouse near West Mansfield Monday night around 9:15. The Bokescreek Fire Department along with mutual aid from Ridgeway, Rushcreek, and Perry Township responded to 10247 State Route 47 East. Jean Ric... Bill Tipple 2017-06-27T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=247219 West Liberty Village Council meet; Bicentennial Celebration July 6-9 (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=247180" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_6261794918-WLVC200th62617.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The West Liberty Village Council met Monday evening. One topic discussed was the upcoming Bicentennial Celebration for the village on its 200th birthday. Council also commented on how successful the fireworks show was at Lions Park on Saturday night... Jeff Kelley 2017-06-26T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=247180 O'Donnell case will be presented to grand jury <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=247177" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_6191721620-PatODonnellphotofromgrosssexualimpositionarreston61917.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The case against Indian Lake Superintendent Pat O'Donnell will be presented to the Logan County Grand Jury on July 11th. The Logan County Prosecutor's Office dismissed the case in Bellefontaine Municipal Court Monday afternoon. Prosecutor Eric Stew... Bill Tipple 2017-06-26T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=247177 Krieger's re-employment set for BCS board action (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=247175" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_6261771356-BCSBOE62617.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Bellefontaine City Schools Board of Education offered time for a public hearing regarding the re-employment of District Treasurer Keith Krieger during Monday evening's meeting. The hearing was required by law because Krieger retired under the St... Nate Dunham 2017-06-26T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=247175 Golf cart driver arrested for hit-skip injury accident near Lakeview <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=247147" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_62617125351-KevinHenryphotofromobstructingofficialbusinessarrestfrom62517.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A golf cart driver was arrested after he fled the scene of a rollover injury crash in Chippewa Saturday night around 7:30. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Kevin Henry, 30, of London, lost control while trying to make a left turn from ... Bill Tipple 2017-06-26T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=247147 County man arrested following foot pursuit in Bellefontaine <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=247146" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_62617123628-CharlesBrayphotofromtheftandburglaryarrestfrom62417.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A local man wanted for recently stealing his mother's TV was arrested on multiple charges following a foot pursuit in the city Saturday afternoon around 5:30. The Logan County Sheriff's Office responded to 864 East Sandusky Avenue. Deputies saw Cha... Bill Tipple 2017-06-26T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=247146 Midwest Express set to expand, add 147 jobs <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=247139" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_62617104252-MidwestExpress617.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Midwest Express has announced plans to expand their campus in East Liberty over the next year. The expansion will lead to 147 new jobs over the next four months. &ldquo;Midwest Express and its associates have spent nearly three decades investing in... Bill Tipple 2017-06-26T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=247139 Motorcyclist airlifted from Indian Lake crash <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=247126" 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 motorcyclist and his passenger were injured in a one-vehicle crash on State Route 235 near State Route 366 (north of Lakeview) Saturday afternoon around 4:20. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Danny Dotson, 61, of Springfield, was ope... Bill Tipple 2017-06-26T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=247126 Two charged for weekend bar fight <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=247125" 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>Two area men were charged following a fight in the Froggy's parking lot, 11065 Township Road 293, Lakeview, Sunday morning just after midnight. A Logan County Sheriff's Deputy working security witnessed the incident. Thomas Oates, 46, of rural Kent... Bill Tipple 2017-06-26T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=247125 Fire damages Harmon Field shelter houses <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=247097" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_62412102419-BellefontaineFireTruckandsquad99.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A fire damaged two shelter houses at Harmon Field Park, 908 West Columbus Avenue, Monday morning around 3:15. The Bellefontaine Fire Department reports two trash cans were set on fire, then spread. No one was injured. The fire caused about $2,500 ... Bill Tipple 2017-06-26T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=247097 County Road 13 getting chip-seal attention this week <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=247064" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_9151452155-LoganCountyHighwayTruck.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Logan County Engineer's Office has announced a chip-seal project for several days this week. County Road 13 will be undergoing work from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Emergency and local traffic only will be maintained using flaggers. On Monday, ... 2017-06-25T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=247064