Peak of Ohio News http://www.peakofohio.com/news 20 Latest News Articles 2014-12-20T03:31:40Z Flu widespread across Ohio; Hospitalizations increasing rapidly <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=156779" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_11213100113-Fluvaccine113.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Influenza-like illness is now widespread throughout Ohio, and the numbers of associated hospitalizations are increasing rapidly. Last week alone (week 50), there were 529 new confirmed influenza-associated hospitalizations in Ohio, bringing the total... 2014-12-20T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=156779 Lotts and Hunt to represent BIS at county spelling bee <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=156776" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_12201495413-BISSpellingBeeWinners2014.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Bellefontaine Intermediate School held a spelling bee for fifth graders recently. Each fifth grade homeroom held a bee where the top three spellers from each class&nbsp;qualified for the school bee. Grant Lotts was the first-place winner of the... 2014-12-20T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=156776 Mad River Mountain set to open today <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=156772" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_Mad River Mountain sign 2-11.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Mad River Mountain is set to open their slopes for skiing and riding at 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 20th. Mountain officials say their snowmakers have been working around the clock since Wednesday afternoon with brief breaks when the temperature cr... Joel Penhorwood 2014-12-20T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=156772 Local Christmas tree farm wrapping up another successful season (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=156771" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_12201491413-IMG7446.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>An area Christmas tree farm is wrapping up another successful season. Stoll Farm Christmas Trees and Cattle, outside of Zanesfield on SR 540, is owned and operated by Bob and Lois Stoll. The operation boasts about five acres of Christmas trees that ... Joel Penhorwood 2014-12-20T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=156771 City traffic stop leads to felony drug arrest; passenger arrested on weapons charge <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=156670" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_12191493606-DerekNewellphotofromtraffickinginheroinarrestfrom121814.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Two city men were arrested following a traffic stop on East Sandusky Avenue near Linden Street Thursday night around 6:10. The Bellefontaine Police Department reports that Derek Newell, 29, of 1000 Garfield Avenue, Lot 38, was driving a Honda Accord... Bill Tipple 2014-12-19T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=156670 Drunk driver arrested for hit-skip crash <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=156651" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_12191483103-BettyJoBrownphotofromOVIresistingarrestandopencontainerarrestfrom121814.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A drunk driver was arrested on multiple charges following a hit-skip accident on the north side of Indian Lake Thursday afternoon around 3:45. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Betty Jo Brown, 61, of 14072 Cottonwood Avenue, Lakeview, w... Bill Tipple 2014-12-19T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=156651 Two pedestrians injured in hit-skip accident <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=156642" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_40213115603-StatePatrolcruiserwithtrooper313.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Two area residents were struck while changing a tire on State Route 31 near Mt. Victory in Hardin County Thursday night around 6:35. The pickup that struck them fled southbound on 31. The Findlay Post of the State Highway Patrol reports that a 2008... Bill Tipple 2014-12-19T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=156642 Ridgemont gives update on new building, taxes to decrease (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=156584" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_12181464849-RidgemontBOE121814.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Ridgemont Board of Education gave an update on its new building Thursday. Superintendent Emmy Beeson stated that the interior of the building is ahead by a couple of weeks. Temporary doors and windows are currently being placed and the roof is a... Nate Dunham 2014-12-18T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=156584 United Way reaches goal of $700,000 (Audio & video included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=156582" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_12181461839-JoanHaushalterandJoshStollyafterreachinggoalon121814.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The United Way of Logan County annual campaign surpassed its goal of $700,000. (Pictured, left to right: Josh Stolly, Terri Schneider, Ben Stahler, Tammy Allison, Ed Wallace, Megan Williams, and Joan Haushalter reveal the final tally.) This year's ... Bill Tipple 2014-12-18T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=156582 Company, state officials unveil new Honda Heritage Center (Audio and video included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=156581" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_12181452053-IMG7489.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The ribbon has been cut for the Honda Heritage Center. Local and state public officials joined top Honda executives on Thursday to officially open the new $35 million, 160,000 square foot facility on the southern side of Honda Parkway. Officials say... Joel Penhorwood 2014-12-18T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=156581 IL NHS names door decorating winners <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=156583" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_12181464036-3DRudolphdoordecoration121814.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Indian Lake National Honor Society conducted its annual door decorating contest recently. Each year NHS sponsors the event, which pits FaceTime classes against each other. Art teacher Mrs. Miller's students came up with a way to build a 3-D Rud... 2014-12-18T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=156583 Drug dealer arrested on multiple charges <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=156477" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_12181482035-EricGrissomphotofromtwocountsoftraffickingcrackcocainearrestfrom121714.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A Springfield man was arrested on multiple felony drug warrants at 809 Heritage Court, Apt. 27, Wednesday afternoon around 1:30. The Logan County Joint Drug Task Force reports that Eric Grissom, 30, was visiting the apartment. The task force had be... Bill Tipple 2014-12-18T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=156477 Teen driver cited for county crash <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=156475" 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 teen driver was cited following a one-vehicle crash near Pickrelltown on County Road 29 west of County Road 28 Wednesday morning around 7:10. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Aaron Myers, 19, of 11203 Shawnee Path, Lakeview, was driv... Bill Tipple 2014-12-18T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=156475 Superintendent search highlights Hi-Point Board meeting (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=156395" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_12171481624-OHPBOE121714.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Ohio Hi-Point Career Center Board of Education received an update on its superintendent search Wednesday. The district had a couple focus group meetings that included the community, local business leaders, school staff, and administrators earlie... Nate Dunham 2014-12-17T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=156395 Worrell, Villa to represent Indian Lake in county spelling bee <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=156389" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_12171453348-NathanWorrellandBrandonVilla121714.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Indian Lake Middle School crowned its 2014 spelling bee champ Wednesday. Fifth-grader Nathan Worrell spelled the word &ldquo;anathema&rdquo; to win. Anathema means an object of loathing. The competition took eight rounds to eliminate 20 spellers sp... Nate Dunham 2014-12-17T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=156389 Bellefontaine church performs original Christmas Pageant (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=156357" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_121714125340-image.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>This past weekend the youth of First United Methodist Church in downtown Bellefontaine put on a Christmas pageant for the community. This pageant was written and directed by their youth ministers, Michele Garver and Aaron Francis. The pageant follow... Hannah Pemberton 2014-12-18T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=156357 Mullins named Hilliker YMCA leader <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=156328" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_12171495104-MikeMullinson121714.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Mike Mullins has been named the executive director of the Hilliker YMCA, effective immediately. Mullins boasts an impressive resume. Most recently, he served as CEO of Adriel School for 7 years. Mullins has also served as the board president to th... Bill Tipple 2014-12-17T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=156328 Man sentenced on felony theft charge <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=156289" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_121614125456-StevenHenryphotofromgrandtheftsentencingfrom121514.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Three defendants were sentenced and three pleaded guilty before Logan County Common Pleas Court Judge Mark O&rsquo;Connor earlier this week. Steven Henry, 25, of Columbus, was sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution for grand... Bill Tipple 2014-12-17T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=156289 City man arrested on felony drug warrant <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=156323" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_12171490918-RobertShoffnerJrphotofromtraffickingheroinwarrantfrom121614.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A city man was arrested on a felony drug warrant near downtown Tuesday afternoon around 4:30. The Bellefontaine Police Department reports that Robert "Bobby" Shoffner Jr., 36, of 217 &frac12; West Sandusky Avenue, was walking with three other city r... Bill Tipple 2014-12-17T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=156323 Driver cited for rear-end collision on State Route 117 <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=156309" 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 local driver was cited following a two-vehicle crash north of Huntsville at the intersection of State Route 117 and State Route 366 Tuesday afternoon around 4:30. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Melissa Perez, 37, of 7047 Hancock Av... Bill Tipple 2014-12-17T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=156309