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Barton takes Alford Plea in death of son

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Anthony Michael Barton entered an Alford Plea today in the arraignment room of the Logan County Common Pleas Court in connection with the death of his 5-year-old son, Michael. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)

Faces 15 years to life

Anthony Michael Barton maintains he is innocent of beating his five-year-old son, Michael, to death.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 October 2015

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Driver, passenger charged after OVI traffic stop

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Driver Jeffrey D. Hamilton Jr., 21, of 10357 County Road 44, East Liberty, and his passenger, Kevin R. Vanhoose, 37, of 312 E. High Ave., Bellefontaine, each was lodged Sunday in the Logan County Jail on charges related to a traffic stop about 2:50 a.m. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 October 2015

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Man charged after short foot pursuit

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Billy Joe Salmons, 35, address at large, was charged with resisting arrest Monday and was served Logan County Common Pleas warrants for two counts of non-support of dependents and one count of contempt of court after an incident in East Liberty.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 October 2015

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Bellefontaine planning for big paving project in 2016

Just as Bellefontaine begins a $210,000 street paving program, city leaders already are looking ahead to a 2016 program that will dwarf this year's.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 October 2015

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Breakfast speaker urges ‘No’ vote on Issue 3

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Legalized recreational marijuana use will create legal and safety burdens for employers, Chris Prickett, owner of Acrux Investigations, told attendees of the Logan County Chamber of Commerce’s annual legislative breakfast today, and he urges people to vote against state ballot Issue 3.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 October 2015

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Domestic Violence Awareness ceremony is Friday

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New Directions of Consolidated Care Inc. is celebrating Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a ceremony “A Day of Hope” from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, at Union Station, 613 Hamilton St.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 October 2015

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Police Chief permitted to seek loan opportunities for new police department

West Liberty Village Council in a regular meeting Monday authorized its police chief to continue the next steps toward a potential building project for a new police station, accepted proposed ordinances from the Logan County Commission and learned of an extended absence of a fellow councilman.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 October 2015

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State testing, report card changes taking shape

Local school officials are busy wading through many changes to state testing for students, along with anticipating a new format for the 2014-15 school year report card, as was discussed by Bellefontaine Schools Board of Education members at their Monday evening meeting.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 October 2015

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