Ohio EMA Now Accepting Safe Room Applications

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Safe Room Rebate Program is once again accepting applications. The program provides a rebate for the purchase and construction/installation of tornado safe rooms for Ohio homeowners selected for the program.
“The entire state of Ohio is at risk of an EF5 tornado, which produces 250 mile per hour winds capable of destroying most structures,” said Steve Ferryman, Ohio EMA mitigation branch chief.
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Attorney General DeWine Releases Human Trafficking Report; Highlights Identifying At-Risk Youth

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine Monday announced a year-long effort by his office had identified 146 youth at risk of being trafficked in 2017 and provided that information to 13 local law enforcement agencies in the state. The announcement was coordinated with the release of the Ohio Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Commission Annual Report and was made at Monday’s meeting of the Ohio Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Commission.Read full story

Troopers Seize 72 Pounds of Marijuana in Lucas County

MAUMEE – Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Mexico man after a traffic stop in Lucas County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 72 pounds of marijuana valued at approximately $168,120.  

On January 24, 2018, at 12:41 p.m., troopers stopped a 2012 Chevy Malibu with Tennessee registration for a following too close violation on Interstate 80 near milepost 56.Read full story

Attorney General DeWine, FTC Announce Orders to Shut Down Tech Support Scam

(CLEVELAND)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Federal Trade Commission Monday announced that the operators of a nationwide computer repair scam have been banned from the tech support business as part of settlements with the FTC and Ohio Attorney General.

The settlements resolve a 2017 lawsuit accusing Repair All PC and several related companies and individuals of tricking consumers into believing their computers were infected with malware, then charging them hundreds of dollars for unnecessary repairs.Read full story

Knox County Sheriff’s Report – Jan 29, 2018


Knox County Sheriff’s Report – Jan 29, 2018
(Information courtesy of The Knox County Sheriff’s Office)

Douglas J Boyd, of Fredericktown, was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on January 26th, 2018.

Decoda S Ness, of Mount Vernon, was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on January 26th, 2018.… Read full story