Phalen: Limited deputies, large county contributed to Luke 17-minute response time

A limited number of deputies and the vastness of their patrol area contributed to the 17-minute response to a domestic incident that resulted in the death of a Pickerington teacher’s husband.

Whitehall fire staff will grow by one

The Whitehall Division of Fire will hire a new staffer by Oct. 26, Fire Chief Preston Moore said Thursday, Oct. 8, after City Council passed an emergency ordinance two days earlier authorizing him to do so.

Marysville police bust two for criminal damaging

The Marysville Division of Police has charged two men with criminal damaging after an incident this morning, Oct. 8.

District unsure when reinstated teacher will return

Pickerington Local School District officials said Thursday, Oct. 8, they don’t know when an elementary school teacher would return to work after charges against her were dropped in the death of her husband.

Charges dropped; Pickerington teacher reinstated

Shortly before her father was hit and fatally injured by a car driven by her mother, a 12-year-old girl called 911 to summon help to the family's Fairfield County home.
Updated 5:45 p.m.

Darby student charged with inducing panic

A 16-year-old student was arrested at Darby High School on a felony charge of inducing panic, Hilliard police said Oct. 6.
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Westerville library criticized for lax security that led to embezzlement

In a report released Tuesday by the state auditor’s office, auditor Dave Yost was critical of the Westerville Public Library’s security that allowed a former employee to embezzle more than $26,000.

Wagner: Bomb threat tested emergency protocol

Licking Heights Superintendent Philip Wagner said high school staff members responded quickly to a Sept. 25 bomb threat, evacuating all high school students to the nearby football stadium.

UA police investigating Fifth Third Bank robbery

Upper Arlington police are investigating a robbery that occurred at a local bank Friday morning.

Redflex lobbyist agrees to plead guilty to extortion

Lobbyist John Raphael has agreed to a guilty plea of extortion in connection with an ongoing investigation into his relationship with Redflex Traffic Systems, the city’s former red-light camera provider.
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