Logan County, OH

Three injured in head-on collision

QUINCY, Ohio (WDTN) – Three people were injured, and one is in critical condition after a head-on crash Friday night. Crews responded to a two-car crash on Route 70 in Quincy at 9:41 am, said the Logan County Sheriff’s Office. When crews arrived on the scene, they found three people had been involved in the […]
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Bellefontaine Examiner

Large amount of cash, drugs seized by Drug Task Force

The Logan County Unified Drug Task Force conducted a narcotic enforcement operation and a traffic stop Thursday afternoon that resulted in the arrest of the driver for trafficking in drugs. During the traffic stop at State Route 117 at Township Road 100 about 3 p.m., the driver, Joseph K. Hansen,...
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Lima woman arrested on multiple felony drug charges

A Lima woman was picked up on multiple felony drug charges following a traffic stop Thursday afternoon around 1 o'clock. While on patrol, the Logan County Sheriff's Office ran the registration of a passing vehicle and it returned expired. A traffic stop was initiated. The owner of the vehicle, passenger...
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County Drug Task Force makes arrest; finds $25K and drugs

A Mt. Vernon man was arrested on two felony drug charges following a traffic stop Thursday. The Logan County Unified Drug Task Force conducted a narcotics enforcement operation and conducted a traffic stop on Joseph Hansen on State Route 117, near Township Road 100, just outside Huntsville. Hansen had a...

Bellefontaine man involved in fatal accident Friday morning

State Route 274, near Township Road 99, was closed for several hours Friday due to a fatal accident. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Brian Hartman, 29, of Bellefontaine was going east on 274 around 7:30 Friday morning when he went left of center and struck a semi head-on. Both vehicles came to rest off the roadway. Hartman passed away from injuries in the accident.

Installation of Roundabout in Logan County Causing Traffic Issues

The Ohio Department of Transportation has started the process of installing a roundabout at the intersection of State Route 47 and State Route 235 in Logan County. This is causing road closures and impacting traffic in that area. Motorists are encouraged to adhere to the signage set out by the...
Bellefontaine Examiner

Hi-Point Graphics, All-Around Awards celebrate new retail space

‘Examiner’ offices still located at east Chillicothe Ave. site. Three businesses are now sharing a downtown Bellefontaine space at 127 E. Chillicothe Ave., and are open to serve a variety of needs in the community and provide unique specialty products. This spring, Hi-Point Graphics and All-Around Awards opened a...

Little League, Coach Pitch and T-Ball finals from Friday

In Friday night's Little League action, West Liberty Salem 1 -Lions Club faced off against West Liberty Salem 2 - Community Health and Wellness. WLS1 came out on top with a final score of 12-3. For Lions Club, Aydan Knox and Adly Knox both cracked home runs out of the park. The brothers combined for 4 runs, 4 hits and 5 RBI. Lucas Piacentino had 2 hits and scored 2 runs. Jackson Henry added 2 hits, including a 2 run double. David Roberts knocked in a run.

Roberts charged with OVI and reckless op

A Zanesfield man was charged following a traffic stop south of Ridgeway Monday evening around 6 o'clock. While on patrol, the Logan County Sheriff's Office reports they observed a vehicle traveling on State Route 292 near Township Road 117 cross the center double yellow line while taking a curve. The...
Bellefontaine Examiner

City resident claimed in S.R. 274 crash

Deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office report a Bellefontaine man was killed in a car verses semi-tractor trailer crash Friday morning crash in the area of 6220 State Route 274. Brian C. Hartman, 29, was pronounced dead after the crash at 7:34 a.m. near Township Road 199. He...

ODNR's plan for the aquatic vegetation growing in Indian Lake

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) recently announced its plan to address the aquatic vegetation growing in Indian Lake. ODNR states there has been an unprecedented amount of growth since 2021. Some aquatic vegetation is good, but if there is too much vegetation, it can lead to serious problems...

Here's ODNR's plan to remove excessive aquatic vegetation in Indian Lake

LOGAN COUNTY, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has developed a plan to address the surge of aquatic vegetation growing in Indian Lake. ODNR says there has been an unprecedented amount of growth since 2021. While some aquatic vegetation is good, too much of it can lead to more serious problems such as low oxygen levels in the water. The process can kill fish and other aquatic animals.

BLHS recognizes seniors; over $95,000 given out in scholarships

The 2022 Benjamin Logan High School senior awards and scholarship recognition was held Wednesday evening in the BLHS Auditorium. The event was a tribute to the wide array of student accomplishments and the beginning of a new chapter for the soon-to-be graduates. It is with great appreciation and humbleness that...
Bellefontaine Examiner

YMCA Early Learning Center hosts open house Tuesday

YMCA Logan County Early Learning Center, 1973 W. State Route 47, Bellefontaine (inside the Discovery Center for Children) hosts an open house from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24. The center is equipped to provide high-quality, licensed child care for infants,. toddlers and preschoolers (ages 6 weeks to 5...

Board of DD delivers books to increase awareness

The Logan County Board of DD is encouraging understanding by gifting reading materials that celebrate people of all abilities. DD employees are in the process of delivering special books to Logan County schools, libraries, churches, and community partners. The books are handpicked by employees at the LCBDD to help expand the thoughts and minds of all people to accept diversity.

IL BOE recognizes students; prepares for commencement (Audio included)

The Indian Lake Board of Education met Monday evening. The board recognized student achievements, approved supplemental contracts, gave the go-ahead for a new livestock building on campus, and approved the list of graduating seniors. Several ILHS/OHP FFA students were honored. ILHS had a record ten students receive their State FFA...

Benjamin Logan Board of Education Meeting Highlights

The Benjamin Logan Board of Education met Monday evening. January: Jordan Sexstone & Brice Shump / February: Olivia Hahn & Brady Burrey. March: Jennifer Naragon & Briggs Defibaugh / April: Taylor Lafferty & James Buffington. May: Maya Maxwell & Jacob Mitchell. Community Health/Wellness Partners End of Year Report-Tara Bair/Superintendent Scheu.

Two OVI arrests over the weekend; one 3x over the legal limit

The Logan County Sheriff's Office arrested two unrelated individuals over the weekend for OVI. In the first report, deputies were patrolling on State Route 366, in the area of Lincoln Boulevard, in Russells Point around midnight on Sunday when they observed a vehicle sitting at a stop sign for an excessive period of time.

Senior Day celebrated in Logan County

As we celebrate Older Americans Month, the Logan County Area Agency on Aging held a Senior Day Tuesday at the Logan County Fairgrounds. This day included a drive-thru lunch and special awards handed out to several members of the community. The 2022 Outstanding Senior Citizen Award went to Bellefontaine's Pat...

$25,000 raised by BLMS for Logan County Cancer Society

The Benjamin Logan Middle School hosted their Rally for a Cure on Monday. BLMS teacher, Marge Jenkins has been a leader in planning and organizing the BLMS Rally for a Cure for many years. She rallies the troops as needed such as Mr. Seeley, Ms. Inskeep, Mr. Hunt, and the many 8th graders who moved all the Relay supplies to the track Monday morning in record time!