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Former Student Accused with Threatening Grove City Schools

Former Student Accused with Threatening Grove City Schools The Grove City Area school district was in a panic after a threat was reported by law enforcement this Tuesday. While police did not give a description of the threat, they did say it was “vague” in nature. As a cautionary measure, parents were notified and 15 schools were placed on lockdown, meaning no students were allowed outside for any reason. The lockdown was lifted before 9 a.m. after law enforcement… Read more

Man Killed by Employee at Columbus Smoke Shop

Man Killed by Employee at Columbus Smoke Shop A man was shot outside of a smoke shop in Columbus this Tuesday and authorities are trying to find out why. Oscar Louis Morgan Jr., 24-year-old man, was shopping at the Outlet Smoke Shop in McNaughten Centre around 1 a.m on May 14. Witnesses state Morgan was reportedly intoxicated when he entered the store and started physical altercations with both customers and employees. Morgan’s behavior escalated… Read more

Ohio Mom Gets 10 Years for Leaving Baby in Hot Car

Ohio Mom Gets 10 Years for Leaving Baby in Hot Car Last September 4th, a woman from Zanesville named Samantha Donohoe went inside her apartment. While in the apartment, Donohoe left her two-month-old son in the car for hours with the heat index that day reaching 97 degrees Fahrenheit or 36 degrees Celsius. The child was found dead when Donohoe returned to the scene. Prosecutors are now stating the temperature inside the vehicle reached 130 degrees… Read more

Ohio Man Allegedly Killed Infant Son in Warren

Ohio Man Allegedly Killed Infant Son in Warren On April 29th, an indictment was unsealed for 27-year-old Cody Colwell for the murder and felonious assault of his two children. Colwell, a Warren County resident, was charged after his 2-month-old son Cayden Colwell died in a suspicious manner.  Authorities found the child after responding to a 911 call. The call was from Colwell who stated Cayden had suddenly become unresponsive in their Clearcreek… Read more

Police Investigate Woman’s Body in Franklin County

Police Investigate Woman’s Body in Franklin County Multiple law enforcement agencies are investigating after a woman’s body was discovered Thursday morning by a person out on a walk. Both Mifflin Township, the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office are working together to assess the crime scene and learn how the woman died. Mifflin Township Police spokeswoman Melissa Rap reported the body was 20 to 30… Read more

Woman Arrested for Setting Fire to Hocking County Courthouse

Woman Arrested for Setting Fire to Hocking County Courthouse Miranda L. McCormick, 31, of Logan was arrested after allegedly starting a fire at the Hocking County Courthouse just after midnight Tuesday morning. McCormick has been charged with aggravated arson. She still may face more charges.  According to the Logan Police Department, officers were called to the 300 block of West Main Street after receiving reports that a subject was throwing bricks through… Read more

Record High Holiday Travel Means Increased DUI Arrest Risk

Record High Holiday Travel Means Increased DUI Arrest Risk AAA expects there to be 112.5 million Americans traveling for the holidays this year. That means more than a third of all Americans will be traveling by plane, car, or rail across the country between Dec. 22 and New Years Day. This would be an increase of 4.4 percent over last year and would be the highest total since AAA began tracking holiday travel. The vast majority of holiday travelers, 102.1… Read more

Ohio Ranks Third in the Country for Reported Hate Crimes

Ohio Ranks Third in the Country for Reported Hate Crimes While ranking seventh in total population, the state of Ohio has the dubious distinction of ranking third in number of hate crimes reported, behind only California and New York. Some states with significantly higher populations have significantly less reports of hate crime. For instance Texas which has more than double the population of Ohio and is the second most populated state in the union has well… Read more

Ohio to Spend Hundreds of Millions to Fight Opioid Epidemic

Ohio to Spend Hundreds of Millions to Fight Opioid Epidemic The opioid crisis has quietly gripped the country for years and only now have we started coming to terms with it and trying to fix the problem. Overdose deaths due to synthetic opioids, such as OxyContin and Fentanyl,  have doubled in the past couple of years with 30,000 deaths annually, which is about the same amount of deaths that are attributed to car crashes every year. Ohio is actually one of… Read more

Brian Joslyn Fighting to Get Woman Out of Prison Due to Bad Advice from Former Attorney

Brian Joslyn Fighting to Get Woman Out of Prison Due to Bad Advice from Former Attorney If you are accused of a crime, it is a serious risk to your life and liberty if you let the court appoint an attorney to represent you. You have no idea if this attorney has any experience, if this person is going to spend the necessary amount of time on your case, if they have ever been successful in the past, or if they even care what happens to you. There are countless horror stories floating around… Read more

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