Court rejects Ohio law that bans police from sex with minors

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Former state rep introduced law in response to local case

COLUMBUS — A divided Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday declared unconstitutional a law that made it illegal for police officers to have sex with minors simply on the basis of their profession.

  • Written by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press

Municipal court to begin accepting online payments

The Bellefontaine Municipal Court will begin accepting online payments of traffic and criminal fines as part of a recent round of technological upgrades.

  • Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF

SILVER CELEBRATION IN LAND OF THE RISING SUN

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ABOVE: Bellefontaine Mayor Ben Stahler receives a plaque from Suzuka, Japan, Mayor Noriko Suematsu during a presentation Thursday at the Suzuka mayor’s office. Mayor Stahler is among a delegation of local adults and youths to travel to Japan this week to mark the 25th anniversary of the Friendship City pact. FRONT PAGE SLIDE SHOW: Japanese musicians perform during the presentation. (PHOTOS | SUZUKA DELEGATION)

 

  • Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF

Chip seal work continues

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The Logan County Engineer’s Office announces that county forces will be chip sealing the following roads from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily beginning Monday, Aug. 1, weather permitting: 

  • Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF

School, technology fees capped by Ridgemont BOE

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Technology advancements were behind a number of decisions made Thursday night by members of the Ridgemont Board of Education during their regular meeting.

  • Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF