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Pickaway County Commissioners Balk At Paying Castro’s Autopsy Bill

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The Pickaway County Commissioners are questioning why local taxpayers are expected to foot the autopsy bill for Ariel Castro following his death at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient last month. Brian Stewart, Pickaway County Commissioner, said the county received an $1,100 invoice for Castro’s autopsy from the Franklin County Coroner’s Office, which commissioners addressed… Read More

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Separate Circleville Traffic Stops Lead To Drug Arrests

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Two separate traffic stops on two different nights led to arrests involving prescription drugs and methamphetamine, according to the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office. Angel L. Jayne, 39, of New Holland, was stopped by park rangers about 7:45 p.m. Friday near Deer Creek State Park, where chemicals to manufacture methamphetamine were discovered in her vehicle. According… Read More

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Pickaway County Commissioners, Sheriff Clash Over Reported Hacking Attempt

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The Pickaway County Commissioners cite a lack of evidence in their decision not to pursue action against a Sheriff’s office employee they believe attempted to hack into the county’s computer system on Aug. 13. Sheriff Robert Radcliff, who launched an outside investigation into the charges when he was notified of the issue on Aug. 20,… Read More

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Logan Elm School Board Approves Five-Year Financial Plan

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The Logan Elm school board approved its five-year financial forecast and honored several students for their academic achievement during Monday’s board meeting. The forecast projects the district’s finances, including end-of-the-year and end-of-term balances. “If the projections on the governor’s proposal come through, then we would increase in funds of about $350,000 this fiscal year,” said… Read More

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Viral Meningitis Cases Confirmed At Ohio Christian University

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Life on the Ohio Christian University campus is business as usual after two students were diagnosed this week with viral meningitis. A memo distributed Wednesday informed faculty, staff and students of the issue, emphasizing the cases were viral and not the more serious bacterial form of meningitis. Dr. Hank Kelly, OCU provost, said university officials… Read More