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Quincy residents urged to watch for water

During its regular meeting Tuesday, Quincy Village Council asked residents to be aware of excess water on their properties as the village is experiencing a large volume of water use at this time and a problem has not been located.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015

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Vitale ready for second run for state representative

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State Rep. Nino Vitale, R-Urbana, will seek a second term as the 85th House District in 2016 and he filed his petitions with the Champaign County Board of Election in mid-November.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015

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Suspended driver cited in C.R. 10 crash


Christian S. Schoenberger, 22, of Lakeview, was cited for driving under suspension, failure to control and received a seat belt violation following a crash about 8:45 a.m. Wednesday. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015

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Convenience store target of burglary

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Officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department are investigating a burglary to Speedy Mart, 511 S. Main St., that was discovered Wednesday morning.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015

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Council works to wrap up 2015

Five Bellefontaine City Council members met Tuesday as part of a schedule change to wrap up necessary ordinances before year end while avoiding a Christmas week meeting and to clear the way for renovations to the council chambers.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015

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Pilkington wants case moved and new prosecutor



Attorneys for Brittany Pilkington filed 50 motions Nov. 25 asking in part to move her trial, eliminate the possibility of a death sentence and to remove the Logan County Prosecutor’s Office from her capital murder case.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2015

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Parks district, OSU Extension to partner on new volunteer corps


$50K grant will fund Mary Rutan Park upgrades


Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2015

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Stapleton bond set at $1 million

URBANA — A Champaign County Municipal Court judge set Michael Stapleton’s bond at $1 million last week.

Stapleton was arraigned on charges of murder and felonious assault in connection to the Nov. 29 death of Brett Jaynes, 4. He did not enter a plea and was appointed an attorney.

Previous story — Man arrested, charged with murder in 4-year-old's death



URBANA — A North Lewisburg man was arrested Tuesday in connection with the death of 4-year-old Brett Jaynes, deputies of the Champaign County Sheriff's Office report.

Michael C. R. Stapleton, 25, has been charged with murder and felonious assault following the North Lewisburg boy's death Sunday evening at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus.

The Champaign County Prosecutor's Office and Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation are assisting deputies with the investigation.

The Franklin County Coroner's Office is expected to perform an autopsy on the boy this week.

The suspect was lodged in the Tri-County Regional Jail.


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Authorities investigate 4-year-old boy's death

NORTH LEWISBURG — Deputies of the Champaign County Sheriff's Office are investigating the death of a 4-year-old North Lewisburg boy.

Deputies responded about 1:30 p.m. Sunday to a report of an unresponsive child in a home in the 200 block of Gunn Street in the village.

The boy was taken to a Union County hospital before being flown by medical helicopter to Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus.

He was pronounced dead around 7 p.m, deputies said.

Northeast Champaign County Fire and EMS Department also responded to the scene.

Authorities have not released the child's identity.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 December 2015

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