Peak of Ohio News http://www.peakofohio.com/news 20 Latest News Articles 2017-03-24T08:56:33Z Annual Home and Leisure Show set for this weekend (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=239836" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_31613114635-HomeShowtopview31513.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Logan County&rsquo;s biggest two-and-a-half day event is this weekend. You&rsquo;re invited to the 26th annual Home and Leisure Show at Bellefontaine High School. The show is presented by Easton Water Solutions and WPKO &amp; peakofohio.com. Vendo... Bill Tipple 2017-03-24T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=239836 Jon Cross announces campaign for 83rd District State Representative seat <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=239815" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_6151484015-joncrossheadshot61514.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Jon Cross, president/CEO and economic development director of the Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance, has officially announced his campaign to run for State Representative of the 83rd Ohio House District for the Republican Primary in 2018. T... 2017-03-23T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=239815 Patrol trying to locate stolen military Humvee <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=239813" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_3231783028-OSHPHumveestolen32317.png" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a stolen military Humvee from the Ohio National Guard Armory located in Stow, Ohio. The Patrol responded to the Armory at 4630 Allen Road on March 22nd at 3:30 pm. Troopers discovered that the suspect(... 2017-03-23T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=239813 Ridgemont looks to expand its ag department (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=239811" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_3231754428-RidgemontBOE32317.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Ridgemont is looking to expand its agricultural department. A second agricultural teacher was hired at Thursday's board of education meeting. The district plans to expand the program into the seventh and eighth grade levels. The new hire also allows... Nate Dunham 2017-03-23T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=239811 Updated Concealed Carry Laws Manual available <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=239809" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_90812102524-MikeDeWine912.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Thursday that an update of his office's Concealed Carry Laws Manual has been released reflecting recent changes enacted by Senate Bill 199. The updated manual is currently available online, and printed copi... 2017-03-23T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=239809 Firefighters rescue exotic bird for city resident <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=239777" 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>The Bellefontaine Fire Department rescued an exotic bird that escaped from an east side home Wednesday afternoon around 5:25. Firefighters responded to Kurtis Bennett's 700 Township Road 179, Apt. 4A, residence. Bennett reported that one of his exo... Bill Tipple 2017-03-23T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=239777 Area man arrested for early morning home invasion <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=239775" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_101114115024-UnionCountySheriffsOffice1014.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>An area man was arrested following a home invasion in Union County Thursday morning around 4:55. The Union County Sheriff's Office reports that Robert Nelson, 52, of Marysville, forcibly entered a home on Wintersweet Court in Jerome Township (east o... Bill Tipple 2017-03-23T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=239775 Suspended driver charged with OVI, child endangering <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=239772" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_3231795032-DonnieCampbellphotofromOVIandchildendangeringarrestfrom32217.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A suspended driver was arrested on multiple charges following a traffic stop in the 600 block of Heritage Drive Wednesday night around 11:40. The Bellefontaine Police Department reports that Donnie Campbell, 24, of Cincinnati, was driving a Chevy we... Bill Tipple 2017-03-23T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=239772 Horse struck and killed on State Route 47 <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=239768" 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 struck a horse on State Route 47 near the Winner Family Farm Wednesday morning around 6:35. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Mark Holly, 48, of Kenton, was driving a 2009 Honda Civic westbound on 47 when he struck a hors... Bill Tipple 2017-03-23T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=239768 Hi-Point Board requests public hearing for assistant treasurer position (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=239726" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_3221773246-OHPBOE32217.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Ohio Hi-Point Career Center Board of Education requested a public hearing for Assistant Treasurer Lavena Hubble Wednesday evening. Hubble is looking to retire and seek re-employment with the district. She would like to work three more years. The... Nate Dunham 2017-03-22T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=239726 Harshbarger, Snapp named Riverside Seniors of the Month <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=239723" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_3221754525-HankHarshbarger32217.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Riverside High School recently named its March Seniors of the Month. Hank Harshbarger Parents: Jack and DeeDee Harshbarger School activities and awards: FFA, BPA, Student Council, PAC, FCA, and Interact, Football, Basketball, Baseball, Ag and BPA ... Nate Dunham 2017-03-22T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=239723 Attorney General DeWine announces pilot program for families harmed by parental opioid abuse <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=239720" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_90812102524-MikeDeWine912.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Wednesday the creation of a new pilot program that will serve families harmed by parental opioid abuse in more than a dozen southern Ohio counties. Ohio START (Sobriety, Treatment, and Reducing Trauma) is ... 2017-03-22T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=239720 Brose, Dixon named Benjamin Logan Seniors of the Month <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=239678" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_32117103451-AlyBrose317.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Benjamin Logan recently named its Seniors of the Month. Name: Aly Brose Parents: Steve &amp; Becky Brose Address: Zanesfield School activities and awards: Varsity Football Cheerleading, Competition Cheerleading, Varsity Track and Field, National ... Bill Tipple 2017-03-22T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=239678 Local drivers stopped for going 100 mph <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=239675" 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 speeding drivers were charged after a traffic stop in Belle Center Tuesday night around 9:45. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that a deputy on patrol noticed two vehicles speeding on Route 68 near State Route 274. Carter Hoge, 20, of ... Bill Tipple 2017-03-22T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=239675 Teen driver cited for county crash <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=239673" 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 without a license was cited following a one-vehicle crash on Township Road 56 north of County Road 57 (near Huntsville) Tuesday afternoon around 2:10. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Erika Rhoads, 18, of Bellefontaine, w... Bill Tipple 2017-03-22T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=239673 Semi driver cited for weather-related crash on 117 <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=239668" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_4081375259-StatePatrolcruiserwithtrooper313.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A semi driver was cited after he crashed in dense fog on State Route 117 at Township Road 100 (north of Huntsville) Tuesday morning around 9:35. The Marysville Post of the State Highway Patrol reports that Eugene Stone, 63, of Camden, Tennessee, was... Bill Tipple 2017-03-22T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=239668 Cocaine dealer sent to prison <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=239642" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_9231685126-RobertRatleffphotofromtraffickingindrugsarrestfrom92216.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Six defendants were sentenced and four pleaded guilty before Assigned Judge Mark O'Connor in Logan County Common Pleas Court Monday afternoon. Robert Ratleff, 43, of West Mansfield, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for obstructing justice and tw... Bill Tipple 2017-03-22T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=239642 WL-S BOE approves four-year agreement with teachers' association (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=239635" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_3211773802-WestLibertySalemSchoolBoard32117.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The West Liberty-Salem School Board approved a four-year agreement with the West Liberty-Salem Education Association Tuesday night. The pay increases are the first significant increase for the staff since the recession of 2009-10. Teachers will get ... Mike Vetorino 2017-03-21T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=239635 HTM makes two sizable donations to Indian Lake Schools (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=239633" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_3221791205-JanaCoreKatelynHoganMikeFaganRickCoreandPatODonnellfrom32117.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Indian Lake Board of Education accepted two donations from Honda Transmission Tuesday evening. The first donation was worth $9,825 and will be used to purchase door jam barricades for the middle school and high school. 7th grade teacher Jana Cor... Nate Dunham 2017-03-21T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=239633 Jordan questions panel about buried report on possible Defense Department savings (Video included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=239630" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_8221594850-JimJordan815.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Urbana) questioned representatives from the Department of Defense (DoD), Defense Business Board (DBB), and others Tuesday about a December 2016 Washington Post report that claimed the DoD tried to bury a DBB study on potenti... 2017-03-21T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=239630