Afroman Sued By Officers Who Raided His Home For Using Raid Footage in Music Videos
In August 2022, the police in Adams County, Ohio raided the home of Joseph Foreman, also known as rapper Afroman, on unfounded suspicions of drug trafficking and kidnapping. In retaliation, the rapper used home security footage of the raid and referenced it in multiple music videos, resulting in seven officers suing Afroman for allegedly invading their privacy. The plaintiffs, four deputies, two sergeants and a detective are claiming the rapper took footage of their faces obtained during the raid and circulated it without their consent, which is a misdemeanor violation under Ohio Revised Code. They’re also suing on civil grounds, claiming they’ve suffered “emotional distress, embarrassment, ridicule, loss of reputation, and humiliation.”
Rap artist Afroman sued by officers who raided his Ohio home
Seven law enforcement officers have sued rap artist Afroman, accusing him of improperly using footage from a police raid on his Ohio home last year in his music videos.
Former Pike County official stole nearly $7,000 from office, audit finds
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — A former Pike County official illegally pocketed nearly $7,000 from her public office, a special audit confirmed on Thursday. Ohio Auditor Keith Faber said an investigation into Sharon Manson, the former executive director of the Pike County Convention and Visitors Bureau, revealed she improperly issued herself $6,805 in extra payroll checks […]
The cast list has been announced and rehearsals are starting as the cast begins to prepare for their spring musical, Mean Girls
This May, the Mean Girls Musical is set to come to the stage at Portsmouth High School. The cast list was announced over break and this past Tuesday, the cast had their first rehearsal. The director, Katherine Reis, as well as all of the cast members, are super excited to...
FROM THE ARCHIVES
(By Stephen Kelley from the Peoples Defender, 1981) Adams County was carved out of a section of the old Northwest Territo
Newpoint Gas continuing work toward reindustrializing former DOE site in Pike County
PIKETON - Newpoint Gas recently announced that CDM Smith will serve as the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) partner in support of the h2Trillium Energy and Manufacturing (h2TEAM) complex. The h2TEAM complex will be owned and operated by Trillium H2Power, LLC (tH2Power) and serve as the anchor development project to launch the reindustrialization vision at the site of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PORTS) facility near Piketon. ...
Rain and Potential Flooding Continues in Region
We've had 1.5 to 2 inches of rain overnight, with another 1.5 to 2 inches expected, so better check that sump pump...and watch for ponding on roads and flooding in valleys - remember: Turn around, don't drown!. A flood watch will is effect through this Saturday afternoon. The National Weather...
Sawmill equipment liquidation, and misc.
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Ancestors of Adams County Pioneers- Part 7
Last week we ended our story with a hint of mystery concerning the death of Joel Cameron, who had been killed by his slaves. Joel was a close
SCCTC class gives back to soldiers, disabled
The Scioto County Career and Technical Center (SCCTC) has been busy giving back in recent months through its cosmetology program, thanks to educator Angela Commeans, who is over the program and is also a SkillsUSA advisor for her school. The group’s biggest efforts have come from care packages being mailed...
Man drives car into home in Scioto County, Ohio
SCIOTO COUNTY, OH (WOWK)—A man was taken to the hospital after driving his car into a house in the Franklin Furnace area on Monday. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says a man drove his car off the right side of Haverhill Ohio Furnace Rd., overturned, and struck a house. They say he was ejected from […]
Senior Profile- Colby Harover, West Union High School
SPORTS EDITOR’S NOTE: Each week, The People’s Defender will profile an Adams County senior student/athlete so our
Clay High School looking for head boys basketball coach
The Oregon City Schools Department of Athletics is looking for a candidate to serve the district in the role of head boys basketball coach. Clay has an overall enrollment of 846 students with 424 males and 422 females in grades nine, 10, and 11. This enrollment figure places Clay in Division I for all boys and girls sports except for football where it is classified as Division II.
Shawnee State University to host School of Education Day on Apr. 14
Shawnee State University’s Office of Admissions will host a School of Education Day on Friday, Apr. 14. The event welcomes high school students and parents who are interested in learning more about the education programs at SSU. SSU’s School of Education offers multiple degree pathways for teachers including licensure...
March Spotlight – Talitha Parks
By Sherry Larson People’s Defender When the Defender contacted Talitha Parks t
Keep those meals moving
By Sherry Larson People’s Defender One of the essential things we can do for o
Shawnee State University announces Summer and Autumn 2023 registration dates
Shawnee State University’s Office of the Provost has announced its course registration dates for the Summer and Autumn 2023 semesters. Priority registration will take place Mar. 27 – Mar. 31 through the online MySSU student portal. Registration will open each day at 12:30 a.m. Monday, Mar. 27 –...
SSU Information Security major prepares for career through on-campus internship
A senior Information Systems Management major at Shawnee State University, Jerrica Whitaker (Hometown: Columbus, Ohio) is in the process of completing an on-campus internship as the Network Lab Manager for the Advanced Technology Center. In her role, she feels she has been prepared for her future career. “It’s given me...
Pike Co. Dog Pound reaches full capacity, pleads for caring homes for dogs in need
PIKE COUNTY, Ohio — The Pike County Dog Pound is pleading with the public for help as they reach full capacity and are in desperate need of caring homes for the dogs they currently have. In a social media statement released recently, the pound said that they “need to find new homes and rescues for the pound dogs!”
Here is why West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky had 3 earthquakes in past month
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — The Tri-State has experienced three earthquakes in the past month. While that may seem unusual, experts say it’s not uncommon. “There are lots of small faults all over the eastern U.S. in the middle of the plate that just kind of pop now and then from the stress between the Atlantic […]
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