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We Are Olympia hears crime report
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:55:11 -0700

By Josh Cruse Richland County Sheriff ’s Officer Misty Puckett reported crime statistics and policing during the holiday season at the We Are Olympia meeting Monday, October 20. She reported burglaries at Texas and Ohio Streets. A vandalism was also reported at the same location on Ohio Street. A vehicle theft was reported on Kentucky Street. read more

How dangerous is Ohio 162?
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:41:56 -0700

Local resident says more stop-ahead signs are needed. Rural Greenwich resident Dean Sheldon said there needs to be more stop-ahead signs posted along the Ohio 162 corridor.

Caught on video: Deli owner forced to floor at gunpoint during robbery
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:44:24 -0700

MANSFIELD, Ohio — The Richland County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery at Stacks Deli and Drive Thru in Mansfield. Owner Chris Stackhouse was there when it happened around 4 p.m. on Wednesday. He said he was in the back office when a man came in with a gun and demanded he get on […]

WANTED: NE OH's 12 most wanted fugitives
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:49:24 -0700

The U.S. Marshals released their 12 most wanted fugitives in Northeast Ohio, which they label their “Dangerous Dozen.”

Candidate profiles: Ohio Senate, 27th District
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:46:19 -0700

Democrat George S. Rusiska wants to replace Republican Frank LaRose in the Ohio Senate for the 27th District.

Prosecutor kills himself; sued by former inmate
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:55:58 -0700

The Richland County Prosecutors committed suicide in his Mansfield home, according to Commissioner Ed Olson.

Commissioner reacts to news of prosecutor’s death
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 16:14:45 -0700

MANSFIELD, Ohio — A long-time county prosecutor is dead after a shooting at his home. Mansfield police responded to the home of Richland County Prosecutor James Mayer late Friday afternoon for the report of a single gunshot. Police found Mayer dead outside his house. News of the prosecutor’s death left Richland County Commissioner Ed Olson […]

Commissioner: Ohio Prosecutor Kills Self At Home
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20:04:25 -0700

A long-serving Ohio county prosecutor who was sued by a former prison inmate he helped to convict has killed himself at home.

Richland County prosecutor kills himself
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:41:28 -0700

Shelby native fatally shot himself in his home tonight, authorities say. The 65-year-old Democrat had been serving as prosecutor since his election in 1988.

Another county prosecutor kills himself
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:09:28 -0700

Wyandot County's prosecutor found dead just a few weeks after Richland County's prosecutor committed suicide.