Peak of Ohio News http://www.peakofohio.com/news 20 Latest News Articles 2015-07-31T12:07:17Z Logan County Courthouse project update (Audio & Video included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=184047" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_7301565350-Lookingintotheclocksectionfromthetopofthecourthouse73015.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>It has been three years, one month, and two days since the June 29th, 2012 windstorm damaged the Logan County Courthouse Tower. The commissioners report that the project is on schedule. They are reporting that the tower and roofing project will be d... Nate Dunham 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=184047 Representative Jordan earns the Taxpayer Super Hero award <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=184045" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_7301581115-CCAGWPresidentTomSchatzpresentsRepJimJordanwithTaxpayerSuperHeroaward73015.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste honored Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) Thursday for earning a perfect score on its annual scorecard. Representative Jordan was one of only 17 lawmakers to earn a 100 percent score in CCAGW&rsquo;s 2... 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=184045 Lakeview couple arrested for neighborhood dispute; threaten deputies with pit bull <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=184041" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_7301553548-JamesIrwinphotofromaggravatedmenacingandintimidationarrestfrom72915.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A Lakeview couple was arrested on multiple charges following a neighborhood dispute near their home Wednesday night around 11:20. The Logan County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office reports that James Irwin, 49, and Angeline Taylor, 36, both of 11364 Kootenay P... Bill Tipple 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=184041 Markin Farm Zipline Adventures is zipping through summer (Audio & video included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=184025" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_7301524533-MarkinFarmsZiplinefrontsign73015.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Markin Farm Zipline Adventures is busy with the summertime rush. The zipline site, located in West Liberty, is the next stop on our summer travel series that highlights tourist attractions in Logan County. The course is owned by Terry and Julie... Emily O'Connor 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=184025 Driver killed, passenger seriously injured in rural crash <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=183997" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_73015100230-FatalcrashonStateRoute245inUnionCountyfrom72915.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>An area driver was killed in a one-vehicle accident on State Route 245 in rural Union County near North Lewisburg Wednesday night around 7:10. The Union County Sheriff's Office reports that Brett Madden, 21, of Marysville, was driving a 2004 Dodge N... Bill Tipple 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=183997 Car/semi accident near Honda plant <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=183990" 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 driver was cited following a two-vehicle crash on State Route 347 in front of the Honda East Liberty Plant Wednesday afternoon around 4:15. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Kyle Knickerbocker, 29, of Marion, was driving a 2005 Ford T... Bill Tipple 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=183990 Local driver crashes into road closed sign near DeGraff <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=183989" 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 local driver was cited after he struck a road closed sign on County Road 43 Wednesday night around eight o'clock. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that William Walters, 50, of 605 Saxon Drive, Apt. 5, Bellefontaine, was driving a 1996 Che... Bill Tipple 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=183989 Heavy rain leads to crash on Route 33 <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=183984" 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 driver lost control in heavy rain and crashed on Route 33 west of State Route 347 Wednesday afternoon around 5:20. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Jordan Reser, 30, of 200 Pine Ridge Court, Bellefontaine, was driving a 2003 To... Bill Tipple 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=183984 Historical Society seeking support for operating levy (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=183922" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_10161231327-LoganCountyHistoricalSociety1012.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>One issue will be on the August 4th special election ballot in Logan County. The Logan County Historical Society is seeking the passage of an operating levy. The levy is a five-year .25 mill replacement that has been in effect since 1995. The levy w... Nate Dunham 2015-07-29T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=183922 Burglar caught in the act <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=183921" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_7291552617-DustinBradleyphotoforburglaryfrom72715.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A burglar was caught in the act in rural Auglaize County Monday morning around 8:30. The Auglaize County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office reports that Dustin Bradley, 31, of Anna, was found inside the residence at 2100 Celina Road, St. Marys. The homeowner h... Nate Dunham 2015-07-29T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=183921 Ohio has its first two cases of West Nile in 2015 <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=183920" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_10091174917-Mosquitobite.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Ohio&rsquo;s first two human cases of West Nile virus in 2015 have been reported in a 34-year-old Cuyahoga County man with a febrile illness (fever), and a 77-year-old Hamilton County man with encephalitis. Ohio reported 11 human cases of West Nile v... 2015-07-29T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=183920 Drunk pedestrian arrested for entering city man’s truck <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=183898" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_1281484145-MelissaGillettephotofromdomesticviolenceaggravatedmenacingandcriminaldamagingarrestfrom12714.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A drunk pedestrian was arrested on multiple charges on the city's east side Wednesday morning around 3:30. The Bellefontaine Police Department reports that Melissa Gillette, 28, of 604 North Park Street, Bellefontaine, entered a vehicle parked at 42... Bill Tipple 2015-07-29T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=183898 Driver arrested after lying to deputy <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=183870" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_7291582730-NathanJenkinsphotofromobstructingofficialbusinessarrestfrom72815.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A driver was arrested after he lied to deputies near Bellefontaine Tuesday afternoon around 4:10. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Nathan Jenkins, 58, of Piqua, was driving a Dodge Ram pickup eastbound on State Route 47 near Township R... Bill Tipple 2015-07-29T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=183870 Driver cited for crashing into cornfield near Belle Center <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=183860" 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>An area driver was cited following a one-vehicle crash on County Road 51 near County Road 39 Monday morning around 5:55. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Staci Grogan, 24, of 11902 Township Road 180, Kenton, was driving a 2005 Chrysler... Bill Tipple 2015-07-29T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=183860 Rural crash leads to OVI arrest <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=183858" 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 drunk driver was arrested following a two-vehicle crash on County Road 96 east of State Route 117 Sunday afternoon around 3:40. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that John Hassenauer, 72, of Wapakoneta, pulled from a private drive in a 201... Bill Tipple 2015-07-29T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=183858 Despite rain delays, Ruscilli still optimistic school will start September 9th at WL-S (Audio & video included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=183812" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_72815105214-WLSschoolconstructionon72815.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Despite the excessive rain received this summer and a power outage for 2 &frac12; days last week, Ruscilli, the construction company for the West Liberty-Salem building project, was still optimistic school will start on the original starting date of ... Jeff Kelley 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=183812 Jordan: IRS Commissioner John Koskinen needs to go <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=183808" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_2131280242-JimJordan21312.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>When it was revealed in 2013 that the IRS had targeted conservative groups for exercising their First Amendment rights, President&nbsp;Obama&nbsp;correctly called the policy &ldquo;inexcusable&rdquo; and pledged accountability. He even fired the then... Jim Jordan, Rob DeSantis 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=183808 Outside tax collection nearing reality for Bellefontaine (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=183807" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_7281580229-BellefontaineCC72815.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Bellefontaine City Council passed on first reading only Tuesday night an ordinance allowing the city to hire the Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA) to collect taxes and provide additional services. Support for the change is strong but not unanimous. ... Mike Vetorino 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=183807 Riverside moves forward with levy, preps for school year (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=183803" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_7281562822-RiversideBoardofEducationmeeting72815.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>On Tuesday evening, the Riverside Board of Education held their final meeting before school begins. The meeting opened with Jason Bell giving a maintenance update. Bell said cleaning was nearly finished and all buses have been inspected for the new ... Emily O'Connor 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=183803 United Way kicks off “Stuff the Bus” <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=183763" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_72815125455-JimReedandJillSmithatBigLotsforStufftheBuskickofffrom72715.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>SHHHH! Don't tell the kids. But "Back to School" season is almost upon us. And with it, United Way's annual "Stuff the Bus" school supply drive is underway. (Pictured: United Way &ldquo;Stuff the Bus&rdquo; collection bins are out at 25 Logan County... Bill Tipple 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=183763