Peak of Ohio News 20 Latest News Articles 2014-09-21T03:10:51Z New Russells Point Code Enforcement Officer to focus on Notices of Violation <a href=";id=144684" target="_blank"><img src=" point sign.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Village of Russells Point officials have announced that effective September 28th, they will have filled the position of Code Enforcement Officer. During the time of absence of a Code Enforcement Officer, the issuance of Notices of Violation has becom... 2014-09-21T05:00:00Z Tips for farmers and motorists to safely share the road during harvest season <a href=";id=144683" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>With the onset of harvest season, motorists should expect to share the road with more farm equipment. The Logan County Sheriff&rsquo;s Officer, along with the Farm Bureau, has released several tips on staying safe so paths can be shared without incid... 2014-09-21T05:00:00Z Second Harvest Food Bank of Clark, Champaign, and Logan Counties teams up with Walmart <a href=";id=144682" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The public can help Second Harvest Food Bank of Clark, Champaign, and Logan Counties win a $60,000 grant from Walmart as part of &ldquo;Fight Hunger. Spark Change,&rdquo; a nationwide campaign that recently launched at food banks across the country. ... 2014-09-21T05:00:00Z East Liberty Honda Plant lane closure scheduled for new turn lane – Other road construction <a href=";id=144675" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Logan County Engineer&rsquo;s Officer, Ohio Department of Transportation, and Honda East Liberty Plant have announced a lane closure on State Route 347 starting Monday, September 22nd. The right east bound lane will be closed for the constructio... 2014-09-21T05:00:00Z Two hit-skip accidents near Belle Center Saturday night, two injured <a href=";id=144648" target="_blank"><img src=" Fire Department Squad.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Marysville Post of the State Highway Patrol responded to a pair of hit-skip crashes in Logan County Saturday night. Troopers report that a motorcyclist suffered serious injuries in a wreck on Route 68 near Township Road 51 around 9:30. A passer... Bill Tipple 2014-09-21T05:00:00Z Harvest Fest wraps up today <a href=";id=144672" target="_blank"><img src=" seal 4-11.gif" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>You're invited to the final day of the Bellefontaine Rotary Club and Mad River Farm Market Harvest Fest. The family-oriented event runs from 12-7 today at Mad River Farm Market, which is on Route 68 near West Liberty-Salem. Rotarians are selling ha... Bill Tipple 2014-09-21T05:00:00Z Updated: Alcohol-related injury accident near West Liberty <a href=";id=144651" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A driver was taken by CareFlight and another by squad following a two-vehicle injury crash on Township Road 30 about a mile west of US 68 Saturday afternoon around five o'clock. Troopers from the Marysville Post of the State Highway Patrol report th... Joel Penhorwood 2014-09-21T05:00:00Z Dredge Day touts renewed dredging operation (Audio & video included) <a href=";id=144613" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Indian Lake Development Corporation hosted its 31st annual Dredge Day Friday afternoon at Moundwood State Park. About 100 local residents attended the event, which is described as a day of recreation, entertainment, discussion, good food, and ex... Bill Tipple 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z Troopers seize nearly three million dollars worth of marijuana in traffic stop <a href=";id=144564" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>An Ohio man is facing felony drug charges after the State Highway Patrol seized 651 pounds of marijuana worth nearly three million dollars following a traffic stop in Clermont County this week. Troopers stopped a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe for speed and f... Bill Tipple 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z Boil Water Order for Russells Point starting Monday <a href=";id=144519" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Village of Russells Point announced that a water main valve will be removed and the main water line repaired at the intersection of Wilgus Drive and West Main Street near Rite Aid. It's due to a leak in the existing valve.&nbsp; Work will start... Jeff Kelley 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z Band Spectacular on Saturday to feature area bands (Audio included) <a href=";id=144614" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>On Saturday, Bellefontaine High School will host its annual Band Spectacular for local marching bands. The Spectacular will be held at AcuSport Stadium at Bellefontaine High School. Bellefontaine's band will perform opening ceremonies at 7 pm. Ticke... Hannah Pemberton 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z Serious injuries caused by Shelby County accident <a href=";id=144516" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Shelby County Sheriff's Office responded to a two-vehicle injury accident near Anna at the intersection of State Route 119 and Lochard Road Friday morning around 10:30. Deputies report that Carol Hoying of Anna was driving her 1999 Ford Escort s... Jeff Kelley 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z State Park volunteers honored with Community Hero Award <a href=";id=144459" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Fred &amp; Evelyn Bodenmiller are true examples of giving back in our community.&nbsp; The married couple from Jackson Center has been selected as our latest WPKO/Lee's Chicken "What are you Famous For?" Community Heroes. They were nominated by the ... 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z Two OVI checkpoints planned tonight <a href=";id=144578" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>There will be two sobriety checkpoints in Auglaize County tonight. The Wapakoneta Post of the State Highway Patrol along with the Wapakoneta Police Department, St. Marys Police Department, and Auglaize County Sheriff's Office will conduct a checkpoi... Bill Tipple 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z Brannon announces resignation, accepts board of elections post (Audio included) <a href=";id=144454" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Bellefontaine will soon have a new mayor. Democrat Adam Brannon has accepted a leadership job at the Logan County Board of Elections. Brannon, who was elected nearly seven years ago, will resign his position on Monday, September 29th at 7:30 a.m. ... Bill Tipple 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z Drunk mother charged with child endangering <a href=";id=144452" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A drunk mother was arrested on multiple charges following an incident near her Lakeview residence Thursday night around 8:50. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Nicole Mumford, 39, of 270 South Main Street, was sitting on the street near... Bill Tipple 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z Board of DD approves strategic plan (Audio included) <a href=";id=144353" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities (DD) approved a three-year strategic action plan Thursday. The plan has been heavily worked on over the last few months. The process started with the board of DD sending out 325 questionnaires to ... Nate Dunham 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z Riverside set to celebrate Homecoming <a href=";id=144326" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> Riverside's Homecoming festivities will take place this weekend. The homecoming game will be played on Friday when the Pirates host Ridgemont at 7 p.m. You can hear live coverage on 98.3 WPKO. The homecoming court will begin the parade to the fie... Bill Tipple 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z Ohio Hi-Point earns A’s and B’s on report card <a href=";id=144291" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Ohio Hi-Point Career Center&rsquo;s Career Technical Planning District received three A&rsquo;s and one B on the 2013-2014 career technical education (CTE) report card. Ohio Hi-Point&rsquo;s planning district not only includes the Bellefontaine main... Bill Tipple 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z Teen driver cited for county crash <a href=";id=144285" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A teen driver was cited following a one-vehicle accident on State Route 287 near Middleburg Wednesday afternoon around five o'clock. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Gage Penhorwood, 18, of 850 Runkle Street, West Liberty, was driving ... Bill Tipple 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z