Driver lodged on felony drug charge

A driver was arrested on a felony drug charge following a traffic stop near Indian Lake about 1:45 p.m. Friday. Washington Township Police officers stopped James Gilliam Jr., 37, of Huntsville, for a marked lanes violation on State Route 274 near Township Road 94. Upon making contact with Gilliam, signs of drug use were observed. … Read more Driver lodged on felony drug charge

Riverside grabs 4-set win over Indian Lake

Riverside’s volleyball team fought its way to a four-set win over visiting Indian Lake on Saturday 25-20, 25-12, 23-25, 28-26 for a non-league win. The Pirates boost their record to 11-1 on the season, while the Lakers fall to 2-10. Jenna Woods powered Riverside’s attack with 19 kills, 10 digs and five blocks, Lauryn Sanford … Read more Riverside grabs 4-set win over Indian Lake

Discovery Center blood drive planned for Thursday

The Discovery Center hosts a Community Blood Center community blood drive from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at 1973 W. State Route 47, Bellefontaine. Donors must make an appointment at www.DonorTime.com or by calling (937) 461-3220. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the new “Wake Up It’s Time to Support the Fight” T-shirt honoring September Blood Cancer Awareness … Read more Discovery Center blood drive planned for Thursday

Shady Bowl Speedway has 5 new winners Saturday

Shady Bowl Speedway conducted a “Non-Winners Night” on Saturday to give drivers who had yet to win a feature the opportunity to do so. Feature winners from previous features this season were not eligible to compete. In the late models feature, former track champion Bud Perry led the first three laps before a rash of … Read more Shady Bowl Speedway has 5 new winners Saturday

Top-ranked Big Orange girls dominate at Cedarville Invitational

West Liberty-Salem’s girls cross country team recently moved up to the top spot in the Division III state poll and showcased why Saturday as they dominated the Cedarville Invitational. The Big Orange girls had five runners finish in the top six and won the nine-team meet with 20 points. Caroll, which is ranked 28th in … Read more Top-ranked Big Orange girls dominate at Cedarville Invitational

American Red Cross conducts local blood drive today

The American Red Cross conducts the following upcoming blood drives in the city: • Masonic Lodge, 600 N. Main St. — Noon to 6 p.m. today, Monday, Sept. 21. The Red Cross is testing blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies. The test may indicate if the donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to this coronavirus, regardless of whether … Read more American Red Cross conducts local blood drive today

Windmill Productions looks back over last decade

More than 50 shows generate nearly $200K for Holland Theatre Windmill Productions staged one of its first community theater productions, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, nearly 10 years ago with a cast of six members and area businesses pitching in financially to help pay the royalties for the performance. With no extra funds in … Read more Windmill Productions looks back over last decade

AP-NORC poll: Majority plan to vote before Election Day

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and HANNAH FINGERHUT Associated Press DENVER (AP) — A majority of President Donald Trump’s supporters plan to cast their ballot on Election Day, while about half of Joe Biden’s backers plan to vote by mail, a sign of a growing partisan divide over how best to conduct elections in the United States. … Read more AP-NORC poll: Majority plan to vote before Election Day

Firefighters battle exhaustion along with wildfire flames

By LINDSAY WHITEHURST Associated Press BEAVERCREEK, Ore. (AP) — They work 50 hours at a stretch and sleep on gymnasium floors. Exploding trees shower them with embers. They lose track of time when the sun is blotted out by smoke, and they sometimes have to run for their lives from advancing flames. Firefighters trying to … Read more Firefighters battle exhaustion along with wildfire flames

Driver charged with OVI after rollover crash

Joseph H. Harrington, 23, of 28249 State Route 739, West Mansfield, was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs as a result of a rollover crash early Friday morning. His passenger, Gage L. Rollins, 18, of 909 N. Main St., Bellefontaine, also was issued a summons for underage consumption, … Read more Driver charged with OVI after rollover crash

BLHS students earn AP Scholar Awards

Benjamin Logan High School is recognizing a two current students and a 2020 BLHS graduate for attaining AP Scholar Awards from the spring 2020 test administration. Junior Averi Lane has been recognized for demonstrating outstanding college-level achievement through AP courses and exams and has received the AP Scholar with Distinction Award. This honor is granted … Read more BLHS students earn AP Scholar Awards

Ginsburg, a feminist icon memorialized as the Notorious RBG

By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg moved slowly. When court was in session, she often had her head down, sometimes leading visitors to think she was asleep. She once acknowledged that she did occasionally nod off. She once confessed to dozing during a State of the Union. … Read more Ginsburg, a feminist icon memorialized as the Notorious RBG

K9 bite suit donation provides another tool in crime-fighting belt

The Logan County Sheriff’s Office unveiled this week a new specialty training tool for the department’s K9 Thor that will help the German shepherd to hone his subject-subduing skills when he is working out in the field. The agency was able to purchase an $1,800 bite suit weighing between 80 to 100 pounds as a … Read more K9 bite suit donation provides another tool in crime-fighting belt

WL-Salem girls blank Northeastern 5-0

West Liberty-Salem’s girls soccer team handled visiting Northeastern 5-0 on Thursday for an Ohio Heritage Conference victory. The Tigers improve their record to 4-2-2 overall and 3-1 in the OHC standings. Maddie Cole led WL-Salem’s offense with two goals, while Grace Estes, Ivy Cline and Megan Hollar all had one goal. Assists came from Macie … Read more WL-Salem girls blank Northeastern 5-0

BHS senior selected for Teen Ambassador Board

Bellefontaine City Schools recently received news that Samantha Starkey, a Bellefontaine High School senior, was selected to serve on the Ohio Attorney General’s 2020-2021 Teen Ambassador Board. After completing a strenuous application process, Samantha was chosen to be one of approximately 400 students to represent 68 counties throughout the state. The Ohio Attorney General’s Teen … Read more BHS senior selected for Teen Ambassador Board

1 positive test result reported from COVID-19 pop-up testing

The Logan County Health District in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Health and Ohio National Guard, hosted a COVID-19 Pop-Up Test Site on Sept. 10 at the Logan County Fairgrounds. Officials reported Thursday that only one individual received a positive COVID-19 test result out of the 71 individuals who were tested. Also out of … Read more 1 positive test result reported from COVID-19 pop-up testing

AP-NORC poll: Trump faces deep pessimism as election nears

By JULIE PACE and HANNAH FINGERHUT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than seven weeks before Election Day, most Americans are deeply pessimistic about the direction of the country and skeptical of President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.   Roughly 7 in 10 Americans think the nation is on the wrong track, according … Read more AP-NORC poll: Trump faces deep pessimism as election nears

Lightning storm, easterly wind: How the wildfires got so bad

By ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — It began as a stunning light show on a mid-August weekend — lightning bolts crackling in the skies over Northern and Central California, touching down in grasslands and vineyards. The National Weather Service warned that the dry lightning striking a parched landscape “could lead to new … Read more Lightning storm, easterly wind: How the wildfires got so bad

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s big distortions on mail-in voting

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI Associated Press President Donald Trump on Thursday continued his monthslong campaign against mail-in voting this November by tweeting critically about the practice, building on complaints he has made all week. The president has recently been trying to distinguish between states that automatically send mail ballots to all registered voters and those that … Read more AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s big distortions on mail-in voting

Justice Dept.: Sedition charge may apply to protest violence

By MICHAEL BALSAMO, ALANNA DURKIN RICHER and COLLEEN LONG Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In a memo to U.S. attorneys Thursday obtained by The Associated Press, the Justice Department emphasized that federal prosecutors should aggressively go after demonstrators who cause violence — and even sedition charges could potentially apply. The sedition statute doesn’t require proof … Read more Justice Dept.: Sedition charge may apply to protest violence