Appeals Court Affirms Mandatory Sentence For Sex Offender

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The Knox County Prosecutor’s office has successfully defended an appeal of a three-year mandatory sentence by Clifford Koch, a sex offender with multiple convictions for failure to register.
The Fifth District Court of Appeals stated that Ohio’s sex offender registration law requires a minimum sentence of three years for repeat failures to register.… Read full story

Troopers Seize 200 Pounds Of Marijuana In Preble County Traffic Stop

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EATON – A California woman is facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 200 pounds of marijuana, worth approximately $1 million following a traffic stop in Preble County.  

On November 22, 2016, at 2:56 p.m., troopers stopped a 2005 Ford F-250 pick-up truck, with Nevada license plate registration, for impeding traffic on Interstate 70, near milepost 8.Read full story

Lancaster Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Thousands from Elderly Relative

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(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that a Lancaster man has pleaded guilty to stealing tens of thousands of dollars from an elderly relative.

Randy Sycks, 66, pleaded guilty in Fairfield County Common Pleas Court today to a bill of information charging him with a felony count of theft.… Read full story