The driver in a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a bicyclist more than a year ago in Norwich Township was placed on probation today for three years as part of a plea agreement. Randall E. Pennington, 43, of Royal Meadow Lane in Grove City, pleaded guilty in February to failing to stop after a crash and attempted tampering with evidence for replacing his broken windshield.
Officials at the Buckeye Ranch plan to ask the state to revoke the foster-parent license of a South Side man who was indicted yesterday on 12 counts of sexual battery. Herbert C. King Jr., 42, is accused of engaging in oral and anal sex acts with a teenage boy who had been placed in his home at 3801 Barkwillow Lane.
Preliminary tests show that six food samples taken from a Lancaster church potluck have tested positive for botulism, according to the Ohio Department of Health. Twenty cases of botulism have been confirmed among those who attended the potluck at the Cross Pointe Free Will Baptist Church on Sunday, said Ohio Department of Health spokeswoman Michelle LoParo.