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UPDATE: Gates Brothers fire ruled undetermined

Bellefontaine Fire Chief Andy Fissel reports investigators from the State Fire Marshal’s Office and from insurance companies are unable to determine the cause of Saturday’s fire at 233 W. Columbus Ave.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 August 2015

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Classic cruise

Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2015

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UPDATE: Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions has local flare


CORRECTION: Oliver McGuire of Champaign County exhibited the reserve grand champion market beef at the Ohio State Fair and not the grand champion as was posted in an earlier version of this story.

The annual Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions livestock closed out the Ohio State Fair on Sunday, with some local flavor.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 August 2015

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Ridgemont board calls special meeting to delay first day of school

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The Ridgemont Board of Education has called a special meeting for 7 p.m. today at the high school library to vote on a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ridgemont Education Association that would move the first day of school until Sept. 15. 

Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2015

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Logan County to host blood drive


Community Blood Center sponsors a blood drive from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at the Logan County Discovery Center, 1973 State Route 47.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2015

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Man faces multiple theft-related charges



Daniel Close, 31, at large, was charged Sunday with burglary and felony theft of a credit card related to several theft-related incidents. 

Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2015

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Woman charged with OVI after crashing into house



Patty A. Vickers, 50, of 314 Washington Ave., Bellefontaine, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and was cited for leaving the scene of a crash and failure to control following an incident Sunday afternoon.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2015

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UPDATE: Lakeview man flown from crash



A Lakeview man was flown to an area hospital following a head-on crash about 10:50 a.m. Saturday on U.S. Route 33 at State Route 708, Russells Point Police Chief Joe Fryhof reports.

Robert Wetzel, 76, was taken by MedFlight helicopter to Grant Medical Center in Columbus after being extricated from his vehicle by Indian Joint Fire District personnel.

Mr. Wetzel was last reported in critical condition at the hospital, according to information provided in a early Sunday afternoon email from Chief Freyhof. Hospital officials, however, declined to provide an update on the patient as of 6:30 p.m.

Reports indicate Mr. Wetzel was driving a westbound 2009 Ford Focus on U.S. 33 when an eastbound Ford F-150 attempting to turn north onto S.R. 708 traveled into his car's path.

The pickup truck's driver, Margie Burkhammer, 18, also of Lakeview, was treated and released by Indian Lake EMS. She was cited for failure to yield at an intersection.

 The Logan County Sheriff’s Office and Washington Township Police Department assisted at the scene.

Both vehicles sustained heavy damage and were towed from the scene.


Last Updated on Sunday, 09 August 2015

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