Peak of Ohio News http://www.peakofohio.com/news 20 Latest News Articles 2014-07-25T06:18:35Z Floodplain meeting informative, residents had many questions for FEMA, ODNR (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=136891" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_72414104404-floodplainmapofIndianLakeatmtgon72414.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Ohio Department of Natural Resources along with FEMA and their contractor met with Logan County officials Thursday at the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center.&nbsp; An open house for the public was held as well before a public presentation by FEMA and O... Jeff Kelley 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=136891 Driver crashes into local business <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=136887" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_7241462149-CrashatAnglesNurseryon72414.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A 78-year-old West Liberty woman suffered minor injuries after crashing into Angle's Nursery on Route 68 south of Bellefontaine Thursday just before noon. The Logan County Sheriff's Office, West Liberty Fire Department, and Macochee Joint Ambulance ... Bill Tipple 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=136887 Area man indicted for killing his wife <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=136850" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_72414102445-JonCostellphotofromaggravatedmurderarrestfrom72214.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A Union County man accused of fatally drugging his bedridden wife last fall has been indicted on four felony charges, including aggravated murder. Jon Costell, 56, of Milford Center, was also indicted for involuntary manslaughter, domestic violence,... Bill Tipple 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=136850 City woman arrested on assault charge <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=136849" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_7241495104-BrendaGaukinphotofromassaultandaggravatedtrespassarrestfrom72314.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A city woman was arrested on multiple charges following a domestic disturbance Wednesday night around 6:30. The Bellefontaine Police Department reports that Brenda Gaukin, 58, of 500 Gunntown Road, Apt. G10, entered an apartment at 300 North Detroit... Bill Tipple 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=136849 Jordan praised for fiscal voting record <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=136844" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_2131280242-JimJordan21312.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Congressman Jim Jordan has been recognized for his fiscal policy. The National Taxpayers Union Foundation&rsquo;s (NTUF) recently-released BillTally report lists Jordan (R-Urbana) as having the most fiscally responsible legislative agenda among Ohio... Bill Tipple 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=136844 Local driver cited for T-Bone injury crash <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=136839" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_40213115603-StatePatrolcruiserwithtrooper313.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A local driver was cited following a T-Bone injury crash in Logansville at the intersection of State Route 47 and County Road 24 earlier this week. The Marysville Post of the State Highway Patrol reports that Naomi Melihammer, 21, of 12496 Shroyer R... Bill Tipple 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=136839 Hi-Point approves change to board, Dr. Price announces retirement (Audio & Video included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=136752" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_7231473030-OHPBOE72314.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Ohio Hi-Point Career Center Board of Education accepted a couple of changes to the Waynesfield-Goshen Representative Wednesday. Tadd Turner resigned from the board. Waynesfield-Goshen then went through the process of finding his replacement. The... Nate Dunham 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=136752 Lutheran Community Services celebrates 50 years of giving (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=136749" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_7231452016-LutheranCommunityServices50thanniversarysignon72314.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Lutheran Community Services is celebrating a milestone this week. The non-profit has been helping Logan County residents for 50 years. A cookout was held today to commemorate the anniversary. The thrift store opened on July 21st, 1964. [audio:Kim... Bill Tipple 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=136749 DeGraff man arrested for domestic incident <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=136728" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_7231410706-DeGraffPoliceBadgeon714.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A DeGraff man was arrested following a domestic disturbance with his wife at their 911 South Main Street residence Tuesday night around ten o'clock. The DeGraff Police Department responded after a female caller said, "He is threatening to take the k... Jeff Kelley 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=136728 Updated: Sex offender and teenage girl arrested for sexual relationship <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=136692" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_7231481900-RobertJonesphotofromcontributingtothedelinquencyofaminorarrestfrom72214.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>An out-of-state sex offender and a local teenage girl were arrested following a sex-related incident on Stockyard Road Tuesday afternoon around 3:30. The Bellefontaine Police Department responded to a lewd behavior complaint involving Robert Jones, ... Bill Tipple 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=136692 Drunk driver sent to prison for serious injury accident <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=136696" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_7231492434-GaryCampbellphotofromsentencingforcausingaccidentfrom72214.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A drunk driver who caused a serious injury crash near Indian Lake last year has been sentenced to prison. Gary Campbell, 57, of Belle Center, was sentenced to 16 months in prison for two counts of vehicular assault and one count of OVI by visiting J... Bill Tipple 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=136696 City feeling impact of Code Enforcement Officer (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=136590" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_7221493611-BelleCityCouncil72214.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Bellefontaine City Council hired Wes Dodds as the newly created code enforcement officer just over three months ago. Tuesday night Dodds shared with council that of the 390 reported cases, 285 have been grass violations. Of the 390, 324 have been res... Mike Vetorino 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=136590 Updated: County road closing for bridge replacement <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=136714" 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>Crews from the Logan County Highway Department will be replacing the bridge on County Road 24 between County Road 21 and Township Road 207 in Washington Township. The project started today and will continue through Wednesday, September 10th. The ro... Jeff Kelley 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=136714 Top of Ohio Pet Shelter elects officers <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=136697" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_120911110944-HumaneSocietyServingLoganCounty12911.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Humane Society Serving Logan County Inc. or Top of Ohio Pet Shelter elected officers for the new board of directors at their regularly scheduled monthly business meeting Monday evening. The new executive officers are as follows: Christopher DeW... Jeff Kelley 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=136697 Urbana Council approves wastewater department requests (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=136591" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_7221494222-UrbanaCouncil72214.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Board of control recommendations highlighted the Urbana City Council meeting Tuesday. A purchase order was authorized to Heritage Cooperative in the amount of $18,000. The city had an electric in-flow pump fail back in May. The wastewater department... Nate Dunham 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=136591 Boil advisory affects south side of Bellefontaine, DeGraff’s lifted <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=136587" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_7251164248-Boil advisory 7-11.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A water line repair prompted a boil water advisory for the south side of Bellefontaine Tuesday. Residents and businesses are asked to boil water for at least five minutes before consumption. The advisory will be lifted when test results show that w... Nate Dunham 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=136587 Drunk driver arrested for ramming ex-girlfriend’s car <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=136544" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_11131320951-BellefontainePoliceDepartmentcruiser101613.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A city man was arrested on multiple charges after he intentionally rammed into his ex-girlfriend's car at her residence Tuesday morning around 12:30. The Bellefontaine Police Department reports that Justin Durflinger, 24, of 232 Meadowbrook Drive, s... Bill Tipple 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=136544 Trooper Clemons promoted to sergeant at Marysville Post <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=136539" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_7231411229-SergeantPhilipClemons72314.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Marysville Post of the State Highway Patrol has a new sergeant. Trooper Philip Clemons was promoted to the rank of sergeant Monday by Colonel Paul Pride, Patrol superintendent, during a ceremony at the Patrol&rsquo;s Academy. Sergeant Clemons w... Bill Tipple 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=136539 City man sentenced on felony sex charge <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=136538" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_7221490459-DarrellDavisphotofromgrosssexualimpositionsentencingfrom72114.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Four defendants were sentenced and one pleaded guilty before Logan County Common Pleas Court Judge Mark O&rsquo;Connor earlier this week. Darrell Davis, 32, of Bellefontaine, was sentenced to three years in prison, five years mandatory post release ... Bill Tipple 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=136538 Local teen charged for mother/daughter dispute <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=136529" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_Logan County JDC 3-11.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A local teen was arrested following a domestic dispute with her mother at their residence Monday afternoon around two o'clock. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Elizabeth Ordean, 15, of 205 South Miami Street, Quincy, was refusing to co... Bill Tipple 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=136529