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Bradley Michael Long (Contributed)

Sex offender wanted for not registering address

Authorities in Clark County are looking for a man they said has not met requirements to register as a tier 1 sex offender.Bradley Michael Long, 28, has not registered his address, which he is required to do every year for 15 years, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.Long was ...

Three adults, who had a baby with them, took off running from this truck after hitting a child who was walking along Lexington Avenue on Monday evening, Aug. 31, 2015, Springfield police said. (Eric Higgenbotham/Staff)

Child pedestrian hit by truck in Springfield

Police are looking for three adults with a baby who took off running from a pickup truck after hitting a child who was walking along Lexington Avenue.The child pedestrian’s injuries are non-life threatening, Springfield police said, and the child may have suffered a broken arm in the accident in the ...

 Kiser Lake drowning victim was avid fisherman

The St. Paris man who drowned in Kiser Lake on Sunday while fishing loved to spend time outdoors and had just caught a 28-inch striped bass the day before, his sister said.Douglas J. Fiscus, 50, had been fishing from an anchored kayak on Sunday afternoon when he entered the water ...

Jordan Briem

Clark Co. theft suspect turns himself in

UPDATE @ 10 a.m. (Aug. 31)Jordan Briem, the suspect wanted in connection to several car break-ins throughout Clark County, turned himself into Clark County deputies Sunday night, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.Briem contacted deputies and agreed to turn himself in at the Kroger’s on Derr Road, the ...

Trooper: OVI driver hits apt. building, severs gas lines

UPDATE @ 10:25 p.m. A man was drunk tonight when he slammed his pickup truck into the side of an apartment building, severing natural gas lines and forcing residents to evacuate, said Sgt. Richard Dixon of the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Springfield Post. He said the driver, whose name was ...

Congressman has ‘Boehner moment’ in Sunday address

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan called it a “Boehner moment” as he teared up while talking about his father from the pulpit Sunday. Jordan, an Urbana Republican, was a featured speaker as was his father, John, at the annual fall sports kickoff at the Christian Worship Center on South Elm Tree ...

Vigil held to remember three Bellefontaine boys

Vigil held to remember three Bellefontaine boys

Vigil held to remember three Bellefontaine boys

Workers put several train cars back on the track Friday afternoon, Aug. 28, 2015, along Snyder Park Road. (Bill Lackey/Staff)

Several train cars derail at Snyder Park

UPDATE @ 6:55 p.m.: Snyder Park Road has been damaged by the derailment of several train cars that occurred when the wheels from one of the cars came off the tracks, said a crew member working to repair the situation.The crew lifted the train back on the track.Snyder Park Road ...

Springfield woman seriously hurt in carjacking

UPDATE @ 5:45 p.m.: A Springfield woman was seriously hurt in a carjacking early Friday, according to a police report.The victim was driving a rental car on East Leffel Lane when a pickup truck sped in front of her at a red light. The suspect pulled the victim out of ...

DeGraff police found this car, which sped away from a traffic stop on Thursday evening, Aug. 27, 2015, parked in the backyard of a home on North Koke Street a short time later, the police chief said. (Courtesy: DeGraff police)

Woman jailed after fleeing DeGraff police

A Pitsburg, Ohio, woman is in the Logan County Jail on charges accusing her of fleeing from police after a traffic stop.Heather Fox, 30, of North Jefferson Street, was apprehended by police who found the Darke County woman hiding in the closet of a home on North Koke Street, DeGraff ...

Ex-Tecumseh superintendent gets jail time, admits gambling addiction

Former Tecumseh Superintendent Brad Martin will serve six months in jail and five years probation for stealing from the school district and going to casinos on work time. Martin spoke publicly for the first time in a packed courtroom Thursday, admitting he has a gambling addiction and said he regrets ...

Skybree Schindler

Girlfriend indicted in connection to child’s death

A Bellefontaine woman was arraigned today on felony charges of child endangering and obstructing official business in connection to the death of 5-year-old Michael Barton.Skybree Schindler was the girlfriend of Anthony Barton, 24, also of Bellefontaine, who is accused of beating his son with a switch, killing him.Barton was indicted ...

2 charged in Clark, Champaign church vandalism

Two men accused of breaking into seven churches in four counties were indicted Monday by a Clark County grand jury on charges of vandalism.Andrew Marvin Baker, 20, of St. Paris and Joshua Dale Hower, 19, of Sidney, were arrested in Champaign County in early August after an investigation into a ...

Bellefontaine funeral set for Pilkington baby

Funeral arrangements have been set for 3-month-old Noah Pilkington, one of three boys allegedly killed by Bellefontaine mom Brittany Pilkington over the past year.A visitation will be held from noon-2 p.m. Wednesday at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, 321 N. Main St., in Bellefontaine.Pastor C.J. Plogger will officiate ...

Enon car show benefits Shop with a Cop

More than 60 vehicles partipated today in a charity car show. The second annual Enon Car Show, held at Settlers Park off West Main Street in the village, also featured food trucks. The show benefits Enon Shop with a Cop.

Springfield man sentenced to life in prison has outburst in court

Springfield man sentenced to life in prison has outburst in court

A Springfield man has been sentenced today to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 45 years for the January shooting death of a Columbus woman.

Springfield man gets life sentence for woman’s fatal shooting

A Springfield man convicted of murder spewed expletive-filled threats Friday at a prosecutor and judge before he was sentenced to spend life in prison. Davon L. Watters, 26, of 325 E. John St., was convicted Wednesday on numerous charges related to the death of Marque Whaley, 24, on East Main ...

Bellefontaine mom’s family torn over 3 sons’ deaths

The Bellefontaine mom accused of fatally smothering her three young sons told her mother she didn’t commit the crimes, but other family members don’t know what to believe. Brittany Pilkington, 23, is charged with three counts of murder. She was silent during her first appearance Thursday morning in a Logan ...

Davon Watters

Springfield man guilty in woman’s shooting death

UPDATE @ 1:30 p.m. (Aug. 20)A Springfield man could face life in prison after he was found guilty on several charges in connection to the January shooting death of a Columbus woman.Davon L. Watters, 26, of 325 E. John St., was convicted Wednesday on numerous charges related to the death ...

Bond $1M for Bellefontaine mom accused in sons’ deaths

The Bellefontaine mom accused of fatally smothering her three young sons told her mother she didn’t commit the crimes, but other family members don’t know what to believe. Brittany Pilkington, 23, is charged with three counts of murder. She was silent during her first appearance Thursday morning in a Logan ...

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