Peak of Ohio News http://www.peakofohio.com/news 20 Latest News Articles 2016-09-29T03:25:00Z Three injured in early morning accident on 68 near Bellefontaine <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=225445" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_8071510638-BellefontaineEMS.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Three people were injured in a one-vehicle crash on Route 68 north of Route 33 (near Farm Credit) Thursday morning around 5:45. The Logan County Sheriff's Office responded to the accident, which tied up traffic on 68 for several minutes. Two occupa... Bill Tipple 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=225445 County man cited for crash at 117 and 366 <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=225444" 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>A local driver was cited following a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of State Route 117 and State Route 366 (north of Huntsville) Wednesday afternoon around 3:25. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that David Proffitt, 78, of rural Bell... Bill Tipple 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=225444 County man arrested for pursuit near Indian Lake <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=225430" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_9281643843-DustinOakleyphotofromfelonyfleeingandeludingarrestfrom92716.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A speeding driver was arrested on a felony charge after he led police on a brief pursuit near Indian Lake Tuesday night around 6:40. The Washington Township Police Department attempted to stop Dustin Oakley, 26, of Belle Center, on State Route 366 n... Bill Tipple 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=225430 Longtime school board member killed in three-vehicle crash <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=225429" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_10251365157-WarrenStevens1013.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Longtime Urbana and Ohio Hi-Point school board member Warren Stevens was killed in a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of Ludlow Road and East Kanagy Road Wednesday night around 6:25. Stevens, 75, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was driv... Bill Tipple 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=225429 Hi-Point receives large donation from Sloan Foundation (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=225411" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_9281695115-OHPBOE92816.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Ohio Hi-Point Career Center Board of Education learned about a donation from the Sloan Foundation Wednesday. The donation worth $600,000 will be used to purchase SMART Technology equipment for the Dr. Sloan SMART Technology Lab. The career cente... Nate Dunham 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=225411 Chamber announces award winners for Annual Stars in Business event <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=225410" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_9281654554-JerryRobinson92816.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Logan County Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating its Annual Stars in Business Night of Recognition on Wednesday, October 5th at the Bellefontaine Regional Airport. The chamber uses the event to highlight local business leaders and volunteers... Nate Dunham 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=225410 Sex offender sought by deputies <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=225383" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_9281615434-WilliamBaumgardnerphotofromsoughtsexoffenderon92816.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A local sex offender is wanted by authorities. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that William Baumgardner, 27, at large, failed to register his address. Deputies have issued a warrant for his arrest. In 2012, Baumgardner was convicted of i... Bill Tipple 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=225383 Police target local clown threats <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=225354" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_8211680345-BellefontainePoliceDepartmentatCommunitySafetyEventon82016.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Over the past couple of days, local law enforcement has received an increased number of calls regarding individuals dressed up like clowns. Authorities said it stems from national trends where individuals have used clown costumes to attempt to scare... Bill Tipple 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=225354 Local driver seriously injured in T-Bone crash near Lakeview <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=225352" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_5251170339-Sheriff's Department SUV.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Two local residents were injured in a T-Bone crash near Lakeview at the intersection of County Road 270 and Township Road 87 Tuesday afternoon around 4:40. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Eric Moore, 73, of Zephyrhills, Florida, was d... Bill Tipple 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=225352 Police update BHS bomb threat investigation <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=225348" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_2191275055-BellefontaineHighSchoolsign.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Bellefontaine Police Department continues to work with federal and out of state investigators to locate the person who is responsible for the bomb threat that was received on Friday, September 16th at Bellefontaine High School. The threat caused... Bill Tipple 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=225348 County road set to close for bridge work <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=225312" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_9151451847-LoganCountyHighwayTruckDoor1.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A county road in Zane Township will be closed for the next three days. Crews from the Logan County Highway Department will be repairing a bridge on County Road 277 between County Road 44 and North Lewisburg Road. The work will require daily road cl... Bill Tipple 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=225312 Mann to receive Superintendent award (Riverside BOE meeting) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=225298" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_92716104337-RSBmtgMannRatliff92716.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Riverside Board of Education meeting was held Tuesday evening. At the end of the meeting, Treasurer Lucas Ratliff announced that he had nominated Superintendent Scott Mann for an exemplary leadership award for Region 2 by the Buckeye Association ... Jeff Kelley 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=225298 City hopes zoning reclassification will promote business potential (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=225295" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_9271682019-BCC92716.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Bellefontaine City Council adopted an ordinance Tuesday night that reclassifies zoning of a property on 1029 North Main Street near Reynolds Avenue. The 5.858 acres was zoned R-3 multi-family residential and B-3 general business to M-1 light manufac... Mike Vetorino 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=225295 Drunk driver sent to prison <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=225266" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_92716122444-JerrodPoolerphotofromOVIsentencingfrom92616.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>One defendant was sentenced and three pleaded guilty before Logan County Common Pleas Court Judge Mark O'Connor Monday afternoon. Jerrod Pooler, 45, of Belle Center, was sentenced to two years in prison, ordered to pay a $350 fine, and given a lifet... Bill Tipple 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=225266 Local driver injured in T-Bone crash in the city <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=225253" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_8071510638-BellefontaineEMS.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A local driver was injured in a T-Bone crash at the intersection of Garfield Avenue and Troy Road Monday afternoon around 2:15. The Bellefontaine Police Department reports that Steven Cramer, 66, of Ridgeway, was driving a 2013 Ford F350 westbound o... Bill Tipple 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=225253 Lakeview brothers arrested for domestic dispute <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=225248" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_9271692905-RoyHicksIIIphotofromdomesticviolencearrestfrom92616.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Two Lakeview brothers were arrested following a fight at their 116 North Oak Street residence Monday afternoon around 1:50. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Roy Hicks III, 24, got into a fight with Dylan Meade, 20. Hicks said he asked... Bill Tipple 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=225248 Teen driver cited for crash near Bellefontaine <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=225242" 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 two-vehicle crash at the intersection of County Road 29 and Township Road 179 (southeast of Bellefontaine) Monday night around 7:30. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Tyler Harvey, 16, of Bellefontain... Bill Tipple 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=225242 Shepherd sells Six Hundred Downtown to longtime associate <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=225241" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_9271684755-BrittanySaxtonandMichaelShepherdon92716.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Six Hundred Downtown has a new owner. General Manager Brittany Saxton has purchased the award-winning pizzeria from longtime owner Michael Shepherd. Saxton has worked with Shepherd for 14 years. Shepherd is an eight-time World Pizza Medalist at bo... Bill Tipple 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=225241 State report card recognizes district's student academic growth (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=225189" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_9261664247-BCSBOE926162.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Bellefontaine city school board members learned Monday night that the state's report card recognized the district's efforts with academic growth. The district received all A's in the Progress component which measures students' academic growth based ... Mike Vetorino 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=225189 West Liberty Council approves road work (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=225187" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_9261683622-WestLibertyCouncil92616.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>West Liberty Council approved some road work for the village Monday night. Council approved the bid from Quality Paving for just under $12,000. The work would conduct blacktopping on East Baird Street. That portion would be paid for by the state hig... Nate Dunham 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=225187