Peak of Ohio News http://www.peakofohio.com/news 20 Latest News Articles 2014-04-24T09:30:32Z First Empty Bowls Event in Logan County Benefits Second Harvest Foodbank <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=123847" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_4241473729-EmptyBowlsFundraiserAnna42414.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The first Empty Bowls Event in Logan County was held Thursday evening at the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center.&nbsp;&nbsp; The event benefits the Second Harvest Foodbank in Logan County.&nbsp; Community Engagement Supervisor Anna Plataniotis said the eve... Jeff Kelley 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=123847 Local teens injured in rollover crash near Bellefontaine <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=123791" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_Bellefontaine Fire Department Squad.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Three local teens suffered serious injuries in a rollover crash east of Bellefontaine on Township Road 135 near R &amp; R Body and Paint Wednesday night around 8:20. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Kaleigh Garrison, 19, of 54 Holiday ... Bill Tipple 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=123791 Local driver cited for two-vehicle accident <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=123800" 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 was cited following a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of State Route 47 and State Route 235 Wednesday afternoon around 3:40. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Russell Buchenroth, 49, of 1344 State Route 235, DeGr... Bill Tipple 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=123800 OHP Board catches up on the district’s financials (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=123674" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_4231493910-OHPBOE42314.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Ohio Hi-Point Career Center Board of Education heard a financial report from Treasurer Eric Adelsberger Wednesday. Adelsberger reported that the district will see an ending cash balance of around $9.2 million this year. That is an increase of ab... Nate Dunham 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=123674 Fette pleads guilty to Community Markets armed robbery <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=123619" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_9121332048-MichaelFettephotofromaggravatedrobberyarrestinWillardfrom81913.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Four defendants pleaded guilty and one was sentenced before Logan County Common Pleas Court Judge Mark O&rsquo;Connor recently. Michael Fette, 47, of Lancaster, pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery and kidnapping. Fette admitted to robbing Communit... Bill Tipple 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=123619 Teen driver crashes into utility pole near DeGraff <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=123614" 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 fell asleep at the wheel and caused a power outage after crashing into a utility pole north of DeGraff Wednesday morning around 1:30. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that John Clark, 18, of 11266 Elm Street, Lakeview, was dri... Bill Tipple 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=123614 Wintersteller found guilty on sex charges <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=123475" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_41013112108-BobWinterstellerphotofromrapesexualbatterygrosssexualimpositionandotherchargesarrestfrom4913.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A Logan County man avoided a trial on four counts of rape with a guilty plea to sexual battery and gross sexual imposition in Common Pleas Court Monday afternoon. A procedure known as an Alford Plea allowed Bob Wintersteller, 45, of 11307 County Roa... Bill Tipple 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=123475 Performance Audit bears good news for Council (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=123506" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_42214103108-BellefontaineCCx42214.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Bellefontaine City Council held their final meeting in April Tuesday night. Concerns from Green Tree Lane residents and encouraging news from a year-long performance audit highlighted the agenda. Water from the creek adjoining the backyards of Green... Mike Vetorino 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=123506 Riverside to use HB 264 to save energy costs <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=123505" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_4221475212-RiversideLocalSchools.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Riverside Local Schools will be taking advantage of the Ohio Energy Conservation Program to make energy efficiency improvements to the school. The Energy Conservation Program, commonly called HB 264, allows schools to borrow money for these specifi... Tom Stephens 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=123505 Urbana Council approves final numbers for phase I water project loan (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=123504" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_4221495038-UrbanaCouncil42214.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Urbana City Council approved Tuesday the official figures of a 20-year loan agreement with the Ohio EPA and Ohio Water Development Authority. Last meeting, Council voted to approve some preliminary numbers to aid in moving the phase I water project ... Nate Dunham 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=123504 Les Fons entertains Rotary Club <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=123464" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_42214112704-LesFonsperformsatBellefontaineRotaryClubfrom42114.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Bellefontaine High School Les Fons entertained the Bellefontaine Rotary Club Monday afternoon at the Friendly Senior Center. Members performed a number of contemporary song and dance routines. Les Fons is directed by BHS music instructor Stacy ... Bill Tipple 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=123464 Sleepy driver crashes on Route 68 <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=123453" 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 fell asleep at the wheel and crashed on Route 68 north of Bellefontaine Monday morning around 6:30. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Clinton Daines, 22, of 4039 Township Road 164, West Liberty, was driving a 2001 Chevy p... Bill Tipple 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=123453 Updated: Driver crashes into Macochee Creek <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=123443" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_4221485941-CrashintoMacocheeCreekphoto2from42214.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A driver was able to walk away after crashing into Macochee Creek near West Liberty Tuesday morning around 7:15. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that James Taylor IV, 26, of Dayton, lost control on State Route 245 east of County Road 47. ... Bill Tipple 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=123443 Updated: Indian Lake adopts new grading scale for 2014-15 (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=123328" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_4211492133-IndianLakeSBM42114.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>At the Indian Lake School Board meeting Monday evening, high school principal Rob Underwood talked about a new grading scale to be implemented starting next school year.&nbsp; Superintendent Pat O&rsquo;Donnell said Underwood and the Building Leader... Jeff Kelley 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=123328 Public meeting reveals happenings at local pet shelter (Audio & video included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=123325" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_4211492135-SteffenBaldwinonTOPSpublicmeeting421140090606.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Top of Ohio Pet Shelter conducted a public meeting at the Hilliker YMCA Monday. The meeting was to deliver the findings of a three-week investigation by Animal Cruelty Taskforce Ohio President and CEO Steffen Baldwin. The Top of Ohio Pet Shelte... Nate Dunham 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=123325 City resident arrested for assault, sexual imposition; two face OVI charges <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=123301" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_42114122111-DarnellAubrey42114.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Darnell Aubrey, 31, 308 W. High Ave, was arrested by the Bellefontaine City Police at 4:45 a.m. Saturday after he reportedly made unwelcome physical advances to a woman and then later punched the same woman in the face. According to the report, Aubr... 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=123301 Two accidents result in seven citations <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=123279" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_Sheriff patch.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Three drivers and two passengers received citations following a pair of car crashes this weekend. Deputies report the first crash occurred at 7:26 p.m. Friday, north of Indian Lake. According to the report, Matthew E. Mathison, 32, 429 Kent Dr., Apt... 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=123279 Convicted sex offender reported to be living in Marion Co. <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=123277" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_4211490034-JimmieRankin.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Logan County Sheriff&rsquo;s Department reported just before noon that Jimmie L. Rankin, 42, who last reported to live at 8573 State Route 366, Lot 31, Lewistown, has been located and is living in Marion County. Rankin was reported missing this ... 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=123277 Two Rushsylvania men arrested in separate incidents over the weekend <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=123273" 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>A Rushsylvania man was arrested and slapped with a wide range of charges after he was spotted driving recklessly in the village Friday at about 7:19 p.m. Deputies report that Shane R. Kramer, 40, of Rushsylvania, 1384 County Road 113 east, was stop... 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=123273 Gas prices up slightly throughout the state <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=123246" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_12171160212-minimumwageincrease.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Gas prices in Ohio have shown a mild increase over the past week as the AAA said that a gallon of gas was up two cents, now averaging $3.70 per gallon across the state. Today&rsquo;s gas prices are up 16 cents per gallon from a month ago and about ... 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=123246