Appeals Court Affirms Mandatory Sentence For Sex Offender


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


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


(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