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Grandfather, Wife Face Murder Charges In Death Of Girl, 5

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NEW BOSTON, Ohio (AP) — Court records show an Ohio man and his wife have been charged with aggravated murder in the death of the man’s 5-year-old granddaughter. The Portsmouth Daily Times reports 5-year-old Annabell Greene was flown Wednesday to a Columbus hospital where she died. Her grandfather, 46-year-old Richard Greene, and his 38-year-old wife,… Read More

Auditor of State Awards Athens City Schools and Others for Audit Reports

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio’s state auditor has awarded several local entities after reviewing their financial audit reports.  Athens City School District was one of four districts in Ohio to receive the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. On his website, Ohio Auditor of State Keith Faber explains this distinction is given to entities who… Read More

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State Says County Agency Mishandled Case of Scioto Co. Baby Found Dead

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The state says a children services agency mishandled the case of a months-old boy who was found dead in an Ohio well and whose parents have pleaded not guilty to charges including aggravated murder. The Columbus Dispatch reports Ohio’s Department of Job and Family Services recently informed Scioto County Children Services… Read More

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Mom of Dead Baby in Well Found Competent for Murder Trial

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PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) – The mother of a months-old boy found dead in an Ohio well has been found competent for trial on charges including aggravated murder. Jessica Groves and her husband, Daniel, pleaded not guilty in the death of their son, Dylan. Groves’ attorney, Robert Shawn Stratton, stipulated to a psychiatrist’s finding about her… Read More

Parents Plead Not Guilty in Death of Baby Found in Well

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PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) – Court officials say the parents of a 4-month-old boy found dead in an Ohio well have pleaded not guilty to charges including aggravated murder, kidnapping and corpse abuse. Court officials in Scioto County say 39-year-old Jessica Groves and 41-year-old Daniel Groves, of Otway, pleaded not guilty Monday in Portsmouth in the… Read More

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Two Face Felony Charges Related to Falsifying Concealed Carry Training

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PORTSMOUTH — Two Scioto County men face felony charges after allegedly issuing or selling false training certificates used to obtain concealed carry permits. Jerry Hayes, 36, of Lucasville, was indicted on 25 counts of falsification by a Scioto County Grand Jury last week, according to Sheriff Marty V. Donini. A months-long investigation revealed Hayes was selling the… Read More

VIDEO: Reform in Lucasville After Inmates Attacked

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A newly released video shows the brutality of an Ohio inmate’s knife attack on four other prisoners who were handcuffed to a table and unable to defend themselves. The video obtained by The Associated Press reveals for the first time the extent of the victims’ injuries and raises questions about how… Read More