Trio of fires reported in Tuesday’s bitter weather

RushcreekFireRescue

Firefighters of the Rushcreek Fire Department, along with a number of other area fire departments, were kept busy during Tuesday’s subzero temperatures fighting a trio of separate fires in the Rushsylvania area — a house fire, camper fire and a garage/unattached garage fire.

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FRIGID DAYS

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Man shot self after 911 call

ChampaignCoSheriff Melvin

A Mechanicsburg man who died in a New Year’s Eve shooting was alive during a 911 call reporting the shooting and apparently took his own life before authorities could get to his home.

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Wanted man arrested after standoff

WHITING CHASE

WHITING

Chase M. Whiting, 26, of 555 Newell St., Apt. 5, was served Tuesday with warrants for tampering with evidence, illegal possession of prescription drugs, possession of cocaine and three counts of failure to appear.

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Flatbed trailer driver charged with OVI

GRIFFITH PHILLIP JR

GRIFFITH JR.

Phillip E. Griffith Jr., 49, of Greenup, Ky., was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs related to a single-vehicle crash involving his truck and flatbed trailer early this morning on State Route 274.

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