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Russells Point man arrested in Bellefontaine



Russells Point Police arrested Bryant Burchett, 24, of 106 Lind Ave., after officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department located him early Thursday evening at the Comfort Inn lounge in Bellefontaine.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 May 2015

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Serious crash reported in Russells Point


A mother and her 8-year-old daughter were flown to Columbus hospitals after being pinned inside an autobombile in this 5:54 p.m. Friday crash at the intersection of U.S. Route 33 and Sunnyside Avenue in Russells Point, officers of the Russells Point Police Department report. Jennifer Barnett, 30, of Bellefontaine, attempted to cross U.S. 33 southbound when she was struck by a westbound van driven by Frank Wranik, 53, of Buckland. After being extricated form the car, Ms. Barnett was flown to OSU Wexner Medical Center while her daughter, Maysan Barnett, 8, went to Columbus Children’s Hospital. Mr. Wranik and Rusty Booker, 25, of Bellefontaine, who was also in the Barnett car, were taken by squad to Mary Rutan Hospital. All occupants were in stable condition late Friday, Police Chief Joe Freyhof reported. Indian Lake EMS, Indian Joint Fire District, Huntsville EMS, Robinaugh EMS, and Washington Township Police Department assisted at the scene. A separate minor injury crash involving a car and a semi occurred Thursday afternoon at the same intersection. (EXAMINER PHOTO | BRADEN McGLONE)

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1992 graduate, Reames returns to address BHS Class of 2015

Bellefontaine High School graduates the Class of 2015 during commencement exercises slated for 4 p.m. Sunday at AcuSport Stadium. 

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Effort under way to establish D.C. bus tour group for local veterans

For several years, World War II, Korean and Vietnam veterans from Logan County have sought to participate in the Shelby County Veterans to D.C. bus tours.

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Absent graduate gets ovation

CORRECTION: Jessica May Brandt was inadvertently omitted from the top 10 list in the Riverside graduation article Saturday.


The crowd roared during Riverside High School commencement exercises Friday evening when Superintendent Scott Mann announced the senior who skipped walking the stage in favor of running at the regional track meet won a high jump championship.

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Girlfriend faces new felony in murder case

The girlfriend of the man accused of murder was charged with felony child endangering for her role in the events that led up to the death of 5-year-old Michael Barton.

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POLICE BEAT: Police seek felony charges against abusive boyfriend

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Officers plan to file felony domestic violence charges on a named man who allegedly slapped his pregnant girlfriend at Mary Rutan Hospital when she refused to go to the maternity ward Wednesday night to watch the birth of the suspect’s child with another woman.

Patricia Haas of Lakeview was bleeding from her nose and told police every time she opened her eyes, she became dizzy.

She declined to file because the suspect is the father of her child. She acknowledged there is a court order prohibiting the suspect from having contact with her.

Shoplifter charged

A theft charge was filed against Cathy J. Organ, 37, of 10206 W. State Route 47, DeGraff, after loss prevention officers at Wal-Mart, 2281 S. Main St., reported an incident at about 3 p.m. Friday.

She was reportedly seen paying for two large plastic totes and then filling them with $516.53 of other merchandise before trying to leave the store, officers report.

Three served warrants at house

Three men were served with warrants at the same residence throughout the evening Friday.

Officers went to 813 W. Williams Ave. first at 4:40 p.m. in search of Glenn R. Goble, 27, at large, who was taken into custody on a warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of possession of drug abuse instruments.

While there, they also located Kyle W. Smith, 29, at large, and served him with two warrants, one a Union County parole violation and the second a contempt of court from Logan County.

Officers went back to the same residence at about 8 p.m. and served Chase A. Brown, 24, of that address, with warrants for criminal trespassing and theft.

Motorist cited for crash

Officers cited Robert Hoyt, 28, of Bellefontaine, for failure to yield while turning after a 3 p.m. Friday crash at the intersection of Brody Drive and Gunntown Road.

He was reportedly attempting to turn eastbound onto Gunntown when he struck a car driven by Dayna Ober, 20, of Cable. Damage was minor, officers report.


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Honda’s CR-V tops in compact SUV challenge

Honda reports its 2015 CR-V, America’s most popular sport utility vehicle for the past decade built locally at the East Liberty Auto Plant, has won the top spot in the TODAY/MotorWeek Compact SUV Challenge, with a panel of experts and customers choosing CR-V over six competing models.

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