Resident creates signs to advise extra caution at crosswalk

A city resident has taken on a mission in recent weeks to warn area pedestrians utilizing a crosswalk in the downtown Bellefontaine area where he has observed too many “close calls,” he said. Richard Pine enjoys sitting along Main Street to enjoy the businesses and camaraderie of friends gathered in the common space during recent … Read more Resident creates signs to advise extra caution at crosswalk

As US struggles, Africa’s COVID-19 response is praised

By CARA ANNA Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At a lecture to peers this month, John Nkengasong showed images that once dogged Africa, with a magazine cover declaring it “The Hopeless Continent.” Then he quoted Ghana’s first president, Kwame Nkrumah: “It is clear that we must find an African solution to our problems, and that … Read more As US struggles, Africa’s COVID-19 response is praised

‘Unfathomable’: US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000

By CARLA K. JOHNSON AP Medical Writer The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, by far the highest in the world, hitting the once-unimaginable threshold six weeks before an election that is certain to be a referendum in part on President Donald Trump’s handling of the crisis. “It is completely unfathomable that … Read more ‘Unfathomable’: US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000

Ramírez, Indians clinch playoff spot with 5-3 win over WSox

By BRIAN DULIK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — With one sweet swing, José Ramírez pushed the Cleveland Indians into the playoffs and strengthened his case for the AL MVP award. Ramírez hit a three-run homer with two outs in the 10th inning, giving Cleveland a 5-3 win over the Chicago White Sox that clinched a … Read more Ramírez, Indians clinch playoff spot with 5-3 win over WSox

Man charged with discharging firearms near prohibited premises

Christopher S. Wallace, 42, of 233 Second St., Russells Point, was charged with using weapons while intoxicated, discharge of a firearm near a prohibited premises and disorderly conduct related to an incident Monday evening. Deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office responded about 10 p.m. to the area of First and Second streets in the … Read more Man charged with discharging firearms near prohibited premises

Deputies investigate suspected arson fire

Deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a suspected arson fire that occurred early Monday morning at a residence at 10975 Township Road 157, East Liberty. No injuries were reported in the blaze. The property is owned by Marvin Helfenstein, who passed away Sept. 12, and the home is valued at $155,000. Deputies … Read more Deputies investigate suspected arson fire

Raiders’ rally falls short in loss to Falcons

Benjamin Logan’s volleyball team nearly pulled off a dramatic comeback, but the Raiders ran out of steam in the final set against visiting Graham. The Falcons won the first two sets 25-17, 25-17 before Ben Logan won the next two 25-21, 25-19. Graham then prevailed in the fifth 15-9 to get the win in Central … Read more Raiders’ rally falls short in loss to Falcons

Highway patrol trooper charged with rape

URBANA — A trooper from the Springfield Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol was arrested recently on felony charges including rape and sexual battery. The Champaign County Sheriff’s Office charged John Mcleod, 40, of Marysville, Friday with two counts of rape, two counts of sexual battery, and one count of aggravated trafficking in drugs. Mcleod was placed on leave without pay pending the … Read more Highway patrol trooper charged with rape

3-acre pasture to be developed on campus

Expanding the Ohio Hi- Point/Indian Lake High School FFA program was the main topic Monday at the September regular meeting of the of the Indian Lake Schools’ board. FFA Advisor Tanner Schoen offered details of a new program that will involve the creation of a three acre pasture on campus that will allow students to raise livestock. The pasture project is paid for by a $15,000 … Read more 3-acre pasture to be developed on campus

WL-Salem boys wear down Jackson Center 4-1

West Liberty-Salem’s boys grabbed a 4-1 win over visiting Jackson Center on Tuesday during a non-league game. The Tigers improve to 6-1-2 on the season. Lance Baldwin, Owen Johnson and Logan Saylor all scored goals in the first half to give WL-Salem a 3-1 advantage. Mason Powell and Isaac Brown each provided an assist. In … Read more WL-Salem boys wear down Jackson Center 4-1

Ramírez homers, Indians close in on playoffs top ChiSox 7-4

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Santana’s two-run homer snapped a tie and José Ramírez homered again as the Cleveland Indians moved closer to clinching a playoff berth — and delayed Chicago’s likely AL Central title — with a 7-4 win over the White Sox on Monday night. The Indians cut … Read more Ramírez homers, Indians close in on playoffs top ChiSox 7-4

Eugenio Suárez homers, surging Reds beat Brewers 6-3

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds aren’t wilting in their first exposure to September playoff pressure in many years. Eugenio Suárez hit a two-run homer, Luis Castillo won his fourth straight start, and streaking Cincinnati moved above .500 for the first time since opening day, beating the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 … Read more Eugenio Suárez homers, surging Reds beat Brewers 6-3

Ben Logan’s early scoring barrage overwhelms IL

Benjamin Logan jumped on top early and rolled to a 6-0 win over visiting Indian Lake in a Central Buckeye Conference boys soccer game Monday night. The Raiders continue to sit atop the CBC Mad River division standings with a 3-0-1 mark. They are 6-2-1 overall. Indian Lake falls to 2-5-1 overall and 0-3-1 in … Read more Ben Logan’s early scoring barrage overwhelms IL

Felonious assault arrest reported

Steven J. Zirkle, 60, of 14624 County Road 87, Lakeview, was charged with felonious assault after deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office responded to an incident at his address about 8:55 a.m. Friday. Deputies responded to an active domestic violence complaint, with Zirkle’s live-in girlfriend reporting that he was upset and being violent, throwing … Read more Felonious assault arrest reported

ILHS prepares for homecoming week festivities 

The Indian Lake High School Homecoming Court will represent their school during the Indian Lake Homecoming Game on Friday, Sept. 25, and at the Indian Lake Community Homecoming Celebration in downtown Russells Point on Saturday, Sept. 26.  The court is made up of Queen Ella Wagner, Senior Attendant Ashlyn Shaner, Junior Paige Kindle, Sophomore Paige … Read more ILHS prepares for homecoming week festivities 

Suspected mobile meth lab discovered during traffic stop

A Kentucky woman is facing felony charge of illegal assembly or possession of chemicals to manufacture drugs after officers of the Russells Point Police Department uncovered a possible mobile meth lab during a traffic stop with her vehicle early Monday morning. Ashley K. Hurless, 31, of Somerset, Ky., was charged with possession of drug abuse … Read more Suspected mobile meth lab discovered during traffic stop

2021 United Way agency funding window extended

Organizations can apply to be a United Way agency by Oct. 9 The United Way of Logan County is extending the opportunity for local entities that serve Logan County to apply for status as a United Way Funded Agency and to receive allocations in 2021. Applications are available online at www.uwlogan.org, and all documentation must … Read more 2021 United Way agency funding window extended

Board of Elections reports change in 2 polling locations

Officials from the Logan County Board of Elections reported Monday that the board has been required to change two polling locations in advance of the Nov. 3 general election because of issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. The locations that will not being utilized this election are the Hilliker YMCA and Green Hills Foundation Hall. … Read more Board of Elections reports change in 2 polling locations

GOP senators confront past comments on Supreme Court vote

By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators weighing what to do about the vacancy on the Supreme Court are facing questions about their own past comments amid complaints by Democrats that their views have shifted with changing political reality. President Donald Trump on Saturday urged the GOP-run Senate to consider “without delay” … Read more GOP senators confront past comments on Supreme Court vote

Ginsburg’s impact on women spanned age groups, backgrounds

By JOCELYN NOVECK AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Sure, there were the RBG bobbleheads, the Halloween getups, the lace collars, the workout videos. The “I dissent” T-shirts, the refrigerator magnets, the onesies for babies or costumes for cats. And yes, the face masks, with slogans like: “You can’t spell TRUTH without RUTH.” But … Read more Ginsburg’s impact on women spanned age groups, backgrounds