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The Scioto County Sheriff's Office is looking for more information about a dead body found floating in Pink Creek off of the Ohio River. The Athens County Sheriff's Office has a new deputy patrolling the streets. These stories and more in your Tuesday NewsWrap.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for parts of the region until midnight Tuesday. According to the NWS a cold front will push through the read late Tuesday afternoon and evening. With the ground saturated from previous rains over the past few days and an inch or more rain possible the… Read More
The leader of the Ohio House says proposed changes to Medicaid are unlikely to pass by June 30. House Speaker William Batchelder said Tuesday he expects the work to continue after the Legislature recesses for the summer. The Republican said he had no time frame in mind for the work to be finished. He said… Read More
In response to the wild animal escape that happened in Zanesville in 2011, each county in Ohio will now have to create a Dangerous Wild Animal Response Team. Gov. John Kasich drafted legislation creating stricter regulations for owning dangerous or exotic animals and requires each county to have a team and plan if a wild… Read More
Two men were arrested for possessing meth ingredients after the pastor of Outreach Ministries reported a suspicious vehicle in the church parking lot. Tony D. Smith, 48, of Williamsport, and Timothy M. Murray, 24, of Somerset, were both charged with illegal assembly of possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, a third-degree felony. Pickaway… Read More
UPDATE 4:45 p.m. A Ohio Department of Transportation spokesman says it will be until at least 6 p.m. before ramps to West Virginia on U.S. Route 50 are back open again after a tractor trailer rollover. ODOT said the U.S. 50 ramp to Blennerhassett Bridge is closed. So is State Route 339 to US 50 Blennerhassett… Read More
It is not often that a political strategist gets to work with people or causes close to his heart. But, that’s the case with former Athenian Ian James. Daily, he champions a cause that he is passionate about – marriage equality in Ohio. Ian is both a political consultant and a gay rights advocate –… Read More
Police say a body found in Cameron could be that of an inmate who escaped while on work release. Marshall County Sheriff Kevin Cecil tells that clothes on the body match the description of clothes worn by Derek Midcap when he was last seen. Cecil says the body has been sent to the state Medical… Read More
UPDATE 3:13 p.m. Investigators have identified the body found floating in the water near Wheelersburg Monday afternoon. The Scioto County Sheriff's Office says Jennifer Shepard, 34, was found floating in Pine Creek off the Ohio River. Shepard was last seen in Portsmouth by a friend around 10:15 Saturday evening. Sheriff Marty Donini says Shepard was seen… Read More
Southeast Ohio's already-thriving bluegrass community is about to expand. This Saturday, Hocking Hills Adventure Trek in Logan is opening The Trek Theatre, featuring weekly bluegrass concerts and storytelling. "We’ve created Trek Theatre to showcase the finest bluegrass and storytelling performers in Ohio," said owner Jim Stratton. "There are tons of great outdoor activities offered to… Read More
A man is sentenced to 23 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to the murder of Thomas Miller of Pataskala. Three properties in Wheeling didn't draw any bids during an auction. A central Ohio day care worker is denying she drugged children at her facility. More in your update.
The Athens County Sheriff’s Office added a new deputy over the weekend, the second this month, as Sheriff Patrick Kelly said he again opted for someone experienced with law enforcement and the Athens area. Jon Arnold, 30, is in his first week with the Athens County Sheriff’s Office after working four years in law enforcement… Read More
An Ohio legislative committee is slated to hear two Medicaid proposals on Tuesday as lawmakers try to find common ground on changes to the health program. One bill is aimed at curbing Medicaid costs and making the program more efficient while neither expanding it nor cutting beneficiaries. The bipartisan bill's sponsors have described the legislation… Read More
Higher tolls on the Ohio Turnpike over the next decade will back $1 billion in bonds that will help pay for northern Ohio road projects. Tolls will increase 2.7 percent a year to pay for work that would otherwise face years of delay because of lower revenue at the Ohio Department of Transportation. The Cleveland… Read More
A judge has sentenced a man to 23 years to life in prison after he admitted fatally shooting a contractor while trying to rob a rented barn in rural in central Ohio last year. Danny Hensley, 50, pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated murder and aggravated robbery in the October slaying of Thomas Miller of Pataskala,… Read More