Peak of Ohio News http://www.peakofohio.com/news 20 Latest News Articles 2015-01-26T04:25:46Z School delays for Monday; snow emergency declared <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=161022" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_12211243621-snow.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A snowy Sunday prompted Logan County Sheriff Andy Smith to issue a Level 1 Snow Emergency. The sheriff's office announced the snow emergency around 5:40 Sunday afternoon. Several school delays have been reported for Monday. Here's the list: Benja... Bill Tipple 2015-01-25T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=161022 Hite named to third term as Senate Agriculture Chairman <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=161019" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_1251590833-CliffHite12515.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Ohio Senate President Keith Faber (R&ndash;Celina) recently appointed State Senator Cliff Hite (R&ndash;Findlay) to serve as the Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture. Hite will also take the reins of the Finance Subcommittee on Ed... 2015-01-25T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=161019 Riverside School District recognized with Auditor of State Award <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=161018" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_1251590052-DaveYostStateAuditor12515.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports: Riverside Local School District (Logan County) Bucyrus City School District (Crawford County) Gallia... 2015-01-25T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=161018 Vetorino, Verbsky named as January Seniors of the Month for Bellefontaine <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=161017" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_1251585430-SarahVetorinoSOTM12515.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Name: Sarah Vetorino High School: Bellefontaine High School Parents: Mike &amp; Mary Jo Vetorino School activities and awards: Band, Cross Country, Student Council, Interact, DARE, Girls Basketball manager, National Honor Society, and Track If I ... 2015-01-25T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=161017 Bridge in Zane Township to close for replacement <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=161016" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_11031153552-roadclosedanddetoursign.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Logan County Engineer&rsquo;s Office has announced that crews will be replacing a bridge located on Twp Rd 160 in Zane Township between CR 44 and Twp Rd 161. The work is scheduled to begin Monday, January 26th and continue through Friday, Februa... 2015-01-25T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=161016 Lakers kick off student-driven fundraising campaign (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=160970" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_12415113414-JeffCourteratweightroomfundraisingkickoffon12315.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Indian Lake is looking to strengthen its athletic program with a campaign to update the district&rsquo;s weight room and training facilities. Athletic Director Jeff Courter kicked off the fundraiser by handing out the Miami Valley's Elite Entertainm... Bill Tipple 2015-01-24T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=160970 County Spelling Bee is Monday <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=160967" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_12415103749-SamFlemingandLaurenCarteratcountyspellingbeeon12914.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Midwest Regional Educational Service Center is hosting the county spelling bee in the Bellefontaine High School auditorium Monday night at 6:00. Each school building for grades 1-8 can send their top two spellers to compete at the county bee. T... Bill Tipple 2015-01-24T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=160967 Benjamin Logan to host Show Choir Event (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=160962" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_3081353512-BenjaminLoganHighSchoolsign3813.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>On Sunday, show choirs from Benjamin Logan, Indian Lake, Bellefontaine, and Jackson Center will perform at Benjamin Logan High School. The groups will perform "Taking It To The Streets" and "I'll Stand By You" (from the popular TV series Glee). [au... Hannah Pemberton 2015-01-24T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=160962 Ohio Hi-Point students win landscaping challenge <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=160954" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_1241593441-OhioHiPointstudentswinlandscapingchallengefrom115.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A team of six Outdoor Careers students at Ohio Hi-Point Career Center placed first in the Ohio Nursery and Landscapers&rsquo; Challenge during the Central Environmental Nursery Trade Show (CENTS) in Columbus earlier this month. Pictured, left to rig... Bill Tipple 2015-01-24T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=160954 Selfless giving leads to Community Hero award for Bowman (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=160883" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_1231511039-JenniferBowman.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Ask Jennifer Bowman what makes her a community hero and she doesn't have an answer. Ask her to help out someone in need and she'll spring in to action and take care of business.&nbsp; Lee's Famous Recipe and WPKO &amp; WBLL are proud to tab Jennifer ... Chad Wilkinson 2015-01-23T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=160883 Neighborhood dispute leads to arrest <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=160873" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_3271291353-RussellsPointpolicelogo312.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A local man was arrested following a neighbor dispute at Point Village Apartments, 400 Lincoln Boulevard, Thursday night around 8:20. Chelsea Overs, 23, said her neighbors were yelling, screaming, and beating on the walls causing her pictures to com... Bill Tipple 2015-01-23T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=160873 Indian Lake Seniors can go to Buckeye Boys/Girls State <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=160910" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_12315114153-BuckeyeBoysandGirlsStateon12315.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Indian Lake students heading into their senior year will again have the chance to participate in one of Ohio&rsquo;s leading programs for young adults. Students will again be able to go to Buckeye Boys and Buckeye Girls State. Students who went thi... 2015-01-23T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=160910 Logan County company the first to use CNG fuel van <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=160908" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_12315112122-StaleysCNGfuelvan2on12315.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Staley and Sons PowerWash, located at 7868 State Route 366 in Russells Point, has purchased a 2012 Ford Transit Connect that is fueled by compressed natural gas.&nbsp; The van has a 15-gallon tank mounted in the rear of the van.&nbsp; When the tank... 2015-01-23T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=160908 City man arrested for attacking his brother <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=160851" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_1231593907-TimothyTewksburyphotofromdomesticviolencearrestfrom12215.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A city man was arrested following a domestic dispute with his brother at their west side home Thursday night around 8:25. The Bellefontaine Police Department reports that Timothy Tewksbury, 44, got into a fight with Joseph Lakatos, 47. Both of them... Bill Tipple 2015-01-23T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=160851 Driver cited after striking utility pole, fence <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=160845" 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>An area driver was cited following a one-vehicle accident near Logansville Thursday morning around 7:20. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Kyle Cooper, 33, of 21111 Dingman-Slagle Road, Sidney, was driving a 1992 Toyota pickup northboun... Bill Tipple 2015-01-23T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=160845 Slick roads lead to county crash <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=160837" 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 local driver was cited after he lost control on the black ice and crashed near Zanesfield Thursday morning around 4:15. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Thadeus Donaldson, 22, of 120 North Park Street, Bellefontaine, was driving a '9... Bill Tipple 2015-01-23T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=160837 Hi Point Women’s Center celebrates 30 years of saving lives (Audio & Video included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=160757" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_1221592447-HPWC30thyearcelebration112215.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Hi Point Women's Center held its 30th Anniversary Celebration for Life at the Bellefontaine First Church of God Thursday. The event gave the center a chance to reflect on its past, present, and future. Light refreshments and entertainment were p... Nate Dunham 2015-01-22T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=160757 Passenger arrested on multiple warrants <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=160715" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_12215124001-MarcusGantphotofromFranklinCountywarrantsarrestfrom12115.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A passenger was arrested on multiple warrants following a traffic stop on the city&rsquo;s west side Wednesday afternoon around 4:50. The Bellefontaine Police Department reports that Marcus Gant, 25, of Lima, was arrested on Franklin County warrants... Bill Tipple 2015-01-22T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=160715 Benjamin Logan announces Seniors of the Month <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=160676" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_1221575957-KyleAckley115.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Name: Kyle Ackley Parents: Jay and Kristy Ackley Address: East Liberty School activities and awards: Football, Basketball, Track, Baseball, FFA, and Youth Leadership.&nbsp;Second-Team SW District Football, First-Team CBC Football, All-Area Team Fo... Bill Tipple 2015-01-22T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=160676 Peitsmeyer passes away (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=160594" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_61611114717-Greg Peitsmeyer photo at sportscaster camp 6-16-11.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Former Bellefontaine football coach Greg Peitsmeyer passed away Wednesday night after a battle with cancer. Peitsmeyer, 60, led the Chiefs from 1988 to 2002. In his 15 years, he compiled a record of 106-53, won five league championships, and made si... Bill Tipple 2015-01-21T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=160594