The controversy surrounding the qualifications of George Maier to be Stark County Sheriff is forcing the Buckeye State Sheriff's Association and the Ohio General Assembly to rewrite the rules. Bob Cromwell, head of the Buckeye State Sheriff's Association says a County Sheriff needs a wide range of experience in order to handle not only law enforcement issues, but running a jail and handling Sheriff
's sales of foreclosed property.
Most of us here in Stark County didn't feel a thing but, at 2:26 a.m. Monday morning, a 2.8 magnitude earthquake rattled a few shelves near the Ohio-Pennsylvania border. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources reported the tremors originated about six miles east of Boardman and about eight miles southeast of Youngstown. This area is known for its seismic activity and, over a span of more than 175 years, has experienced more than 100 earthquakes of various magnitudes.According to local officials, there were no reports of damage.
LANCASTER, Ohio â Violet Township Trustee Terry J. Dunlap Sr. was charged today with negligent assault in connection to an accidental shooting of a student taking a concealed-carry class that he taught last year.
A Franklin County grand jury has cleared three Columbus SWAT officers who shot and killed a shooting-spree suspect last fall. The grand jury reviewed the Nov. 22 rampage that ended with Danny Thornton, 47, being shot by officers after a woman and a police officer were wounded and a fourth-grade boy died.
The state Controlling Board today approved the Ohio Lottery Commissionâs plan to spend $22.5 million on the latest gambling expansion in the state by providing next-generation electronic machines to veterans posts and fraternal lodges.
Supporters of an effort to add an âOhio Voters Bill of Rightsâ to the Ohio Constitution soon can begin collecting signatures in their bid to place the measure on the statewide ballot. The office of Attorney General Mike DeWine today certified recrafted language for the petitions as acceptable after rejecting prior wording as flawed on Feb. 13.