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17 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

Husband of ex-Fairfield County court clerk pleads guilty to corruption charges

The husband of the former Fairfield County clerk of courts took a negotiated agreement today and pleaded guilty to theft in office and having an unlawful interest in a public contract. Visiting Judge Dale Crawford convicted David E. Smalley, and scheduled sentencing for Oct. 6. He could receive a maximum of 4 1/2 years in prison if Crawford ordered the maximum sentence for each crime to run consecutively.

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17 hrs ago | WBNS

Husband Of Former Fairfield County Clerk Of Courts Also Pleads Guilty

The Lancaster Eagle Gazette reports that Smalley must pay $2,580 in restitution as part of the plea deal. That's the money he received through the commission of a contract to put lights on county buildings.

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17 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

Fairfield County woman charged in fatal wreck

A Fairfield County woman was charged today with aggravated vehicular homicide and vehicular assault, accused of causing a weekend crash that killed a motorcyclist and injured his passenger. Devin R. Downour, 20, of Rushville, appeared from Fairfield County jail by video arraignment before Fairfield County Municipal Court Judge David A. Trimmer, who entered not-guilty pleas on her behalf this afternoon.

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Related Topix: Rushville, OH, Lancaster, OH

19 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

Teen forced to live in shed sought help from neighbor

A 15-year-old girl wrote a note to her neighbor and tucked it in her door. She said she needed food and other help, and asked the neighbor to meet her outside but not to tell her mother.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Fairfield County couple charged with keeping 15-year-old daughter in shed

A Fairfield County couple has have been charged with child-abuse, accused of forcing their 15-year-old daughter to live in an outbuilding without food, water or a toilet. Douglas Lyle Sherman, 64, and Kim Eng Sherman, 60, were arrested yesterday at their home at 10200 Lithopolis Rd. in Bloom Township and are being held at the Fairfield County jail, Sheriff Dave Phalen said today.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Ceremonies mark anniversary of 9/11 attacks

From the fire station he manned at the Pentagon heliport, Alan Wallace saw a flash over his left shoulder. It was a plane, level and low and maybe 200 yards away.

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Related Topix: Lithopolis, OH, Groveport, OH

Thu Sep 04, 2014

WBNS

2 Charged In Hit & Run Involving Amish Buggy In Fairfield County

A family of three, was thrown from their buggy and injured last Wednesday , when it was struck in Fairfield County. The driver fled the scene.

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Related Topix: Religion, Amish, New Lexington, OH

Tue Sep 02, 2014

Aurora Advocate

Higher road salt prices may pinch some local budgets

Columbus - Higher salt prices are expected to pinch the budgets of some local governments in Ohio as they try to replenish salt supplies for the coming winter State officials say salt prices for the Ohio Department of Transportation's summer stock-up are nearly double what the state paid in some counties last year and are climbing higher for winter ... (more)

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Related Topix: Mahoning County, OH, Campbell, OH

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

How bees make honey is complex process

In honor of bees, the sweet fruit of their labor and the upcoming Lithopolis Honeyfest in Fairfield County, we are going to explore the chemistry of honey.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Lithopolis, OH, Chemistry, Ohio State University, Agriculture

Sat Aug 30, 2014

WLWT-TV Cincinnati

Higher salt prices pinch some Ohio local budgets

Higher salt prices are expected to pinch the budgets of some local governments in Ohio as they try to replenish salt supplies for the coming winter.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Mahoning County, OH, Campbell, OH

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Lancaster man convicted of driving drunk, killing pedestrian

A Fairfield County jury convicted a Lancaster man tonight of causing the death of a woman three years ago by driving drunk and hitting her while she walked in the road.

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Related Topix: Lancaster, OH

Thu Aug 28, 2014

WBNS

Amish Family Survives Hit & Run Driver Who Hit Buggy

It could have been much worse - a father, mother, and their infant daughter were all sent flying from an Amish buggy.

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Related Topix: Religion, Amish

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Threat places Pickerington schools on lockdown

Pickerington schools have been put on lockdown after a threat was called into Pickerington North High School.

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Related Topix: Pickerington, OH

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Trial begins for Lancaster man accused in drunken-driving death

Jury selection began this morning in the trial of a Lancaster man charged with fatally running down a pedestrian while driving drunk.

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Related Topix: Lancaster, OH

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Marietta Times

Spanning time

Just off of Hills Branch Road, snuggled in between Zion Ridge Road and Ohio 26, rests a 19th century beauty suspended over the Little Muskingum River.

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Related Topix: Washington County, OH, Athens County, OH

Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Former Reynoldsburg teacher sentenced for sex with teen

A former Reynoldsburg schools math teacher was sentenced to prison today, after he pleaded guilty to sex charges involving a 15-year-old girl.

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Related Topix: Reynoldsburg, OH

The Columbus Dispatch

Man died 12 days after crash

A man injured in a crash on the Northeast Side last month died nearly two weeks later, Columbus police said today.

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Related Topix: Columbus, OH, Carroll, OH

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Madison Press

Precipitation report for the month of July

Overall, Central Ohio precipitation averaged slightly below normal in the northern half of the network, near normal in the southwest sector, and slightly above normal in the southeast sector of the network.

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Related Topix: Weather, Ohio, Buckeye Lake, OH, Franklin County, OH, Licking County, OH

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Military surplus

Sgt. Jared Collins of the Fairfield County sheriff's office sits in the agency's MRAP, which has been used once since it arrived in March, defusing an armed confrontation.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Woman dies from injuries suffered in Fairfield County car crash last week

A South Side woman has died from injuries suffered in a crash in Fairfield County last week.

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Related Topix: Canal Winchester, OH

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