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Published: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 @ 11:03 AM
Updated: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 @ 11:53 AM
MIDDLETOWN — A Middletown man was transported to the hospital Sunday from the city jail after apparently overdosing on heroin found in his buttocks, according to police.
At about 12:40 p.m. a corrections officer at the Middletown City Jail observed Eugene Mongar Jr. falling down in a holding cell, according to a police report.
When officers arrived, it appeared Mongar was overdosing and paramedics were called. A search of Mongar turned up a “tied off baggie containing a brown chunky substance in Mr. Mongar’s buttocks,” the officers stated in the report.
The substance tested positive for heroin, according to police.
Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 8:20 AM
— An Indiana man was arrested after he was found naked in the backyard of a Kentucky home after allegedly attempting to start a fire, claiming he “may be Jesus,” Kentucky New Era reported.
Austin Michael Johnson, 31, was arrested June 18 by Magoffin County Sheriff’s deputies in Johnson Fork, where he was reportedly naked and lying in the grass. Originally, Johnson would not give deputies his name but told them he “may be Jesus.”
Police said Johnson was behind a residence and had poured gasoline around the house. He then grabbed a service wire that provided electricity to an outbuilding on the property and attempted to start a fire, Kentucky New Era reported.
When chased away by the homeowner, Johnson got into a car in front of the house before exiting the vehicle and walking down the road. Deputies found him approximately 75 feet from the front gate of the home, Kentucky New Era reported.
Johnson was charged with third-degree burglary; first-degree indecent exposure, first offense; third-degree criminal trespassing; second-degree criminal mischief; giving an officer false identifying information; and public intoxication – controlled substance (excludes alcohol).
Published: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 5:22 PM
Nielsen, 54, announced her pregnancy last month on social media. The baby, named Frida, is the first child for her husband Mattia Dessi.
“We are overjoyed to welcome our beautiful daughter into our lives,” the couple told People. “It’s been a long road, and so worth it. We’ve never been more in love.”
People reported the baby weighed in at 5 pounds, 9 ounces.
Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 7:22 PM
GREENVILLE — The Darke County Humane Society (DCHS) has received their first felony Animal Cruelty Conviction, according to a release.
Robert Frazier of Ansonia, who was facing felony charges after a dog was found frozen to death behind a home in December 2017, plead guilty last Thursday in Darke County Court on a fifth degree felony charge of animal cruelty.
Agent Wills of the Darke County Humane Society located the dog behind Frazier’s residence that was starved and frozen to death. Wills removed the dog and had it examined by a veterinarian to confirm his findings.
This is the first felony conviction the DCHS has been able to prosecute under the new Ohio Animal Cruelty Laws.
Frazier was sentenced to 30 days in jail, and 16 days were credited for time served already. He reported to the Darke County Jail on Friday, June 22 at 9:00 a.m. to serve the remaining 14 days. He was also ordered to pay restitution, a Veterinarian Bill, and court costs/fines.
“It’s sad we need laws in place to make people treat animals in a decent way. I’m glad the new laws give us more power when we charge offenders. Hopefully this will show the people that we are not playing around. We will not tolerate this behavior in our county,” said Agent Wills.
Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 7:22 PM
Hundreds of Republican supporters spent an afternoon Sunday listening to optimistic speeches at the annual Ice Cream Social that Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine and his wife Fran hosted at their home near Cedarville.
DeWine’s event brought nearly all the Ohio GOP statewide candidates; Senate candidate U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Wadsworth, did not attend because he had a conflict, organizers said.
DeWine told the hundreds in attendance that he was smart to ask Secretary of State Jon Husted to become his running-mate during the Republican primary, leaving him to face just the withering fire from the primary campaign of Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor. GOP voters selected DeWine over Taylor, and he and Democratic candidate Richard Cordray face each other in November.
“The politics of (joining with Husted) make a lot of sense, he said. “I don’t think I have to explain that to anybody. Instead of a bruising, horrible primary, the two of us were together — and we still had a bruising, horrible primary.”
A common theme among candidates who spoke Sunday was the fight against the opioid epidemic. Ohio Rep. Robert Sprague, R-Findlay, the GOP candidate for secretary of state, said DeWine was the right candidate to lead the fight against opioid addiction.
“We have become ground zero for the opioid epidemic,” Sprague said. “Mike DeWine is going to make us ground zero for the solution.”
DeWine’s campaign calls for a 12-step “Recovery Ohio” plan that would implement early drug prevention education in Ohio schools, expand efforts to reduce drug and cash flows from cartels and increase drug addiction treatment programs.
“We will make a difference every day,” DeWine said.
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, whose seat is not up for election, rallied the crowd to be active this campaign season.
“The pundits may be wrong; the blue wave might not come to Ohio,” Portman said. “The only blue wave coming here is going to be a blue wave of those blue DeWine t-shirts.”