Peak of Ohio News http://www.peakofohio.com/news 20 Latest News Articles 2017-06-23T12:23:45Z Serna pleads not guilty, claims insanity <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=246972" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_10291171747-champaigncountycourthouse.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>17-year-old Ely Serna has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity for the January 20th shooting at West Liberty-Salem High School. His attorney, Dennis Lieberman, filed the plea and three motions in Champaign County Common Pleas Court Wednesday. L... Bill Tipple 2017-06-23T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=246972 City traffic stop leads to felony drug arrest <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=246968" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_6231791333-StevenMcMillenphotofromfelonypossessionofdrugsarrestfrom62117.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A suspended driver was arrested on multiple drug charges following a traffic stop on Troy Road near West Columbus Avenue Wednesday night around 5:45. The Bellefontaine Police Department stopped Steven McMillen, 34, of Bellefontaine. Initially, McMi... Bill Tipple 2017-06-23T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=246968 Rollover injury accident on 68 near Bellefontaine <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=246929" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_8261294025-OhioStateHighwayPatrolPatch111011.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A local driver was injured in a one-vehicle rollover crash on Route 68 near County Road 37 (near Eagle's Campground) Thursday afternoon at 3:20. The Marysville Post of the State Highway Patrol reports that Connie Ellis, 56, of Kenton, was driving a ... Jeff Kelley 2017-06-22T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=246929 Experience the 25th Historic Home & Garden Tour this Saturday and Sunday (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=246927" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_6221782232-UrbanaHomeGardenTourpicture62217.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> The Champaign County Preservation Alliance 25th Historic Home and Garden Tour is this Saturday and Sunday, June 24th and 25th in Urbana. The times for the tour are 11am-5 pm each day. To begin the tour you go to 205 S. Main St. behind the Urbana M... Jeff Kelley 2017-06-22T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=246927 BHS organizations fundraise during GOBA (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=246909" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_62217101005-GOBAtentcityphotofrom62117.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>While Bellefontaine hosted the bicyclists from GOBA, the Bellefontaine High School Boosters and select clubs from BHS used this opportunity to fundraise for their organizations. The BHS organizations involved in the fundraisers are the Music, Athlet... Abbi Adelsberger 2017-06-23T09:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=246909 Updated: Gas explosion destroys city church <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=246907" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_6221712443-HiPointFreeWillBaptistChurchexplosionphoto1on62217.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A natural gas explosion destroyed the Hi-Point Free Will Baptist Church (formerly Moulton Gas) at the corner of County Road 11 and County Road 18 Thursday afternoon around 12:30. Firefighters from Bellefontaine and West Liberty responded. Authoriti... Bill Tipple 2017-06-22T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=246907 Updated: Injury accident on Route 68 near Green Hills <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=246856" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_7191475350-MacocheeEMSPhotoSquad11271914.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A two-vehicle injury accident in front of Green Hills temporarily closed Route 68 Thursday morning just before six o'clock. The West Liberty Police Department reports that Angela Parthemore, 50, of Rushsylvania, was driving a 2014 Kia southbound on ... Bill Tipple 2017-06-22T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=246856 Honda R&D Americas earns 2017 Corporate Caring Award <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=246880" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_1051680936-HondaRD116.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Honda R&amp;D Americas (HRA) was selected as the Benefactor of the Year at last night's Columbus Business First 2017 Corporate Caring Award ceremony for its philanthropic efforts with nonprofit organizations in Central Ohio. HRA was selected from amo... Bill Tipple 2017-06-22T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=246880 Updated: Milk truck driver killed in early morning rollover crash <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=246879" 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>A milk truck driver was killed in a one-vehicle rollover crash on State Route 705 near Ft. Loramie Thursday morning around 3:20. The Shelby County Sheriff's Office reports that John Payne, 55, of Tipp City, was driving a westbound 2013 Volvo semi pu... Bill Tipple 2017-06-22T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=246879 Injury accident on County Road 1 near West Liberty <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=246868" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_5161655029-StateHighwayPatrolcruiseron51616.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A driver was injured in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of County Road 1 and County Road 5 (near West Liberty) Wednesday afternoon around 5:45. The Marysville Post of the State Highway Patrol reports that Amber Baer, 39, of Dayton, was drivi... Bill Tipple 2017-06-22T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=246868 Crews chip sealing popular county road <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=246862" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_9151452155-LoganCountyHighwayTruck.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Crews from the Logan County Highway Department will be chip sealing County Road 13 between County Road 32 and State Route 235 today. The road will be under construction from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Emergency traffic and local traffic only will be maint... Bill Tipple 2017-06-22T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=246862 Updated: GOBA cyclists welcomed to Bellefontaine, downtown celebration thrown (Audio included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=246834" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_6211783321-GOBABellefontainesign62117.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Bellefontaine is playing host to over 1,500 bicyclists until Friday morning. The riders are in town as part of the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA). The Logan County Chamber of Commerce used downtown Bellefontaine as the site for the Summer Kick... Nate Dunham 2017-06-21T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=246834 Ohio House votes for legislation establishing “One-Bite” Addiction Treatment Program <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=246832" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_6211780737-RepRobertColeSprague62117.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>State Representatives Robert Sprague (R-Findlay) and Stephen Huffman (R-Tipp City) applauded the Ohio House&rsquo;s passage of legislation Wednesday that would encourage physicians to immediately seek treatment should they become addicted to alcohol ... 2017-06-21T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=246832 BHS grad, longtime teacher arrested on child pornography charges <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=246831" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_6211745029-GregLeephotofromchildpornographyarrestfrom62117.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A longtime teacher was arrested on federal child pornography charges this week. Greg Lee, 52, was a teacher and coach at Dublin Scioto High School for 22 years. Lee allegedly exchanged nude photos with a 15-year-old student at Dublin Scioto. Autho... Bill Tipple 2017-06-21T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=246831 Two city teens missing <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=246797" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_6211795745-CaydeNeeleyandEmilyGoodwinphoto1from61917.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Two city teens are missing after they ran away earlier this week. The Bellefontaine Police Department is looking for Emily Goodwin, 17, of 113 School Street, and Cayde Neeley, 16, of 547 East Columbus Avenue, Apt. 12. The teens were reported missin... Bill Tipple 2017-06-21T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=246797 Woman sentenced to eight years for campground burglaries <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=246792" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_6211792359-AlyssaTaflingerphotofromburglaryarreston21717.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Ten defendants were sentenced and three pleaded guilty in Logan County Common Pleas Court over the last week. The cases were before Judge William Goslee and Assigned Judge Mark O'Connor. On June 16th, before Judge Goslee: Alyssa Taflinger, 26, of ... Bill Tipple 2017-06-21T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=246792 Teen driver charged with OVI, child endangering <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=246776" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_52317100405-TaylorHennonphotofromtraffickingindrugsarrestfrom52117.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A drunk driver was arrested just hours after she was released from jail. The Washington Township Police Department stopped Taylor Hennon, 19, of Lewistown, for numerous lane violations on Route 33 near Township Road 94 Tuesday night around 6:30. Of... Bill Tipple 2017-06-21T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=246776 DeGraff fills vacant council seat, welcomes back Chief Piersall (Audio & video included) <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=246750" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_6201794530-DeGraffCouncilswearinginParker62017.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>DeGraff Council filled its final vacant seat Tuesday evening. Longtime village resident Meggin Parker expressed her interest in council. Following a 4-0 vote, Parker was sworn onto council. Councilwoman Jenny LeClair was absent from the meeting. D... Nate Dunham 2017-06-20T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=246750 Urbana City Council Public Hearing and Regular Session <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=246747" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_6201780306-UrbanaCityCouncil6202017.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Urbana City Council held a public hearing and regular session meeting Tuesday evening. In the public hearing, packets were passed out to council members that had projected 2018 revenue and expenses and the city's tax budget for the fiscal year b... Tami Wenger 2017-06-20T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=246747 Smith graduates from basic training <a href="http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&amp;id=246743" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.peakofohio.com/shared/inc/client/5/articles/thumbs/t_6201752030-USAirForceAirmanLukeWSmith61917.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>U.S. Air Force Airman Luke Smith recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies,... Nate Dunham 2017-06-20T05:00:00Z http://www.peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=246743