Dogs escape from barn fire near DeGraff

Firefighters of the DeGraff Fire Department report a barn and a nearby camper were heavily damaged following a fire this morning near DeGraff. 

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Woman, child die in Sidney house fire

SIDNEY, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a woman and child have died in a house fire and two men inside the home were taken to a hospital for smoke inhalation in western Ohio.

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Judge rejects South motions to dismiss; bench trial to start Monday

SOUTH CHAD

SOUTH

Geauga County Common Pleas Judge Forrest W. Burt has rejected Chad South’s motion to dismiss aggravated murder charges over government misconduct and witness intimidation, and the 46-year-old man’s trial will start Monday.

  • Written by JOEL E. MAST

Suspect admits to hit-skip crash

ANDERSON APRIL

ANDERSON

April D. Anderson, 23, of 809 Heritage Court, Apt. 27, was picked up Wednesday on a warrant for failure to appear.

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Driver, passenger issued charges during traffic stop

RAMOS TRAVIS

RAMOS

Driver Kodi T. Smotherman, 24, of 178 Market St., Lakeview, and his passenger, Travis Ramos, 19, of 441 W. Chillicothe Ave., Bellefontaine, each was issued several charges during a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon. 

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