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On Thursday, March 26th, detectives with the Major Crimes Unit (MCU) received cr...

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:22
On Thursday, March 26th, detectives with the Major Crimes Unit (MCU) received credible information that Lori L. Payne, 38, and Christopher M. Nichols, 40 of Logan, were trafficking narcotics from their residence located on Gallagher Avenue. The detectives also received information the two were convicted felons and were in possession of a firearm.

Based on the information obtained, the Major Crimes Unit obtained a search warrant to execute at the residence. Due to the information about the firearm, the Logan-Hocking Special Response Team (SRT) assisted with the execution of the search warrant and respond with their armored vehicle for officer safety.

The Sheriff’s Interdiction Unit (SIU), MCU and SRT personnel executed the search warrant successfully and were able to safely arrest Payne and Nichols without incident.

Both charged with Trafficking in Heroin (F-5) and transported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail to await their initial appearance in Hocking County Municipal Court.

The week of March 30 – April 3, HCSO will not be accepting applications for Conc...

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 07:35
The week of March 30 – April 3, HCSO will not be accepting applications for Concealed Carry License’s (CCW) or conduct any background checks (Webcheck).

On March, 19, members of the Sheriff's Interdiction Unit (SIU) assisted Adult Pa...

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 09:45
On March, 19, members of the Sheriff's Interdiction Unit (SIU) assisted Adult Parole Authorities Officers (APA) and Logan PD officers after receiving information Kevin Wright of Logan was selling drugs from his residence.

APA and SIU made contact with Wright and advised his of their reason for being at his residence. Wright stated he had some marijuana in his bedroom and authorized officers to search the room.

Members located several baggies of marijuana, Butane Honey Oil (hash oil), digital scales, miscellaneous drug paraphernalia, two baggies of methamphetamine (meth), diazepam pills and cash.

Wright was arrested and charged with Possession of Meth and Trafficking in Meth.

He was transported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail in Nelsonville.

Attorney General DeWine Warns of Spring Scams (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—As spring offici...

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:54
Attorney General DeWine Warns of Spring Scams

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—As spring officially begins, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today is warning Ohioans to be wary of solicitors who offer roofing, driveway paving, or tree trimming services and demand upfront payment.

“Spring is a good time to make home repairs, but it’s also a time to watch for scams,” Attorney General DeWine said. “If someone comes to your door offering goods or services, ask for references and take time to think about it. If they pressure you or demand large upfront payments, it could be a scam. Be very careful before handing over your money.”

In 2014, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office received more than 2,500 complaints about household goods or property improvement. The office also filed 14 civil lawsuits and pursued several criminal cases involving home improvement.

To help Ohioans protect themselves, Attorney General DeWine encouraged consumers to look for signs of a potential home repair scam, including:

• Requests for a large down payment. If you have to pay half or more of the total price in advance, be skeptical. Scam artists often try to pressure consumers to make large down payments before any work is started.

• Requests for cash payment. Be wary if you are told you must pay in cash versus other forms of payment. If something goes wrong, it will be difficult to recover cash payments.

• No notice of your right to cancel. In Ohio, consumers generally have a three-day right to cancel a contract that results from a door-to-door sale. Under the Home Solicitation Sales Act, sellers are required to notify consumers about this right.

• Work that will begin immediately. If someone offers to perform work on your home right away, be skeptical. Some traveling scam artists claim they have leftover materials or that they “just happened to be in the neighborhood,” but after taking consumers’ payments, they leave without doing any work or after doing a poor job.

• No written contract or references. If a contractor won’t provide you with a written contract detailing the costs, the work to be done, and the starting and end dates, consider doing business with someone else. Also be skeptical if a contractor refuses to provide references of past customers.

Consumers who suspect a scam should contact the Ohio Attorney General’s Office at www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov or 800-282-0515.


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Sat, 03/07/2015 - 09:23

The Level 1 Snow Alert for Hocking County is canceled.
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The Level 1 Snow Alert for Hocking County is canceled.

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Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:31

Hocking County is now under a Level 1 snow alert.
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The Level 2 Snow Emergency issued March 4 has been downgraded to a Level 1 snow alert.

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Wed, 03/04/2015 - 21:30

Hocking County is under a Level 2 Snow Emergency.
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Hocking County is under a Level 2 Snow Emergency.Roadways are hazardous. Only those who believe it is necessary to drive should be out on the roadways. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work.

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Wed, 03/04/2015 - 18:27

Hocking County is now under a Level 1 snow alert
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Hocking County is now under a Level 1 snow alertRoadways are snow covered and people should drive with caution.

Emergency preparedness is not the sole concern of Californians for earthquakes,...

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 13:58
Emergency preparedness is not the sole concern of Californians for earthquakes, those who live in "Tornado Alley"; or Gulf Coast residents because of hurricanes. Most communities may be impacted by several types of hazards during a lifetime. Americans also travel more than ever before; to areas impacted by hazards they may not be at risk of near their homes. Knowing what to do before, during and after an emergency is a critical part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count.

Civic Ready, through Hocking County EMA, has a site in which you can subscribe to receive email and or text messages whenever inclement weather is approaching as well as other notifications.

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UPDATED: Event: Winter Storm Warning Alert: ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN...

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 11:48
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Event: Winter Storm Warning
Alert: ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THURSDAY... * HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW. * ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 3 TO 5 INCHES. * TIMING...MIXED PRECIPITATION WILL TRANSITION TO SNOW THIS AFTERNOON AND THEN INCREASE IN INTENSITY THIS EVENING.

Target Area: Brown; Clermont; Highland; Hocking; Ross

Event: Winter Storm Warning Alert: ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UN...

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 10:33
Event: Winter Storm Warning
Alert: ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THURSDAY... * HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW. * ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 6 TO 10 INCHES. * TIMING...RAIN WILL TRANSITION TO SNOW THIS AFTERNOON THEN INCREASE IN INTENSITY THIS EVENING.

Target Area: Brown; Clermont; Highland; Hocking; Ross

Attorney General DeWine Warns of Top Phone Scams During National Consumer Protec...

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:27
Attorney General DeWine Warns of Top Phone Scams During National Consumer Protection Week

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—In recognition of National Consumer Protection Week, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned consumers about five of the top phone scams reported to his office.

“Every day, there’s a scammer who picks up the phone, tells a big lie, and tries to get money from someone in Ohio,” Attorney General DeWine said. “No longer do thieves have to rob a bank to get cash. They just pick up the phone, tell a very detailed, believable story – and smart Ohioans all over the state fall for their scam. We want to help consumers avoid falling for con artists' lies, and education is the best way we can help consumers be aware of their schemes.”

In 2014, the Ohio Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Section received approximately 1,200 complaints about phone scams. Consumer victims regularly report losing hundreds or thousands of dollars.

Some of the most prevalent or most costly scams include:

1. IRS Imposter Scam – Con artists call pretending to be the IRS. They claim the consumer must immediately send payment or be arrested or thrown in jail. Hundreds of consumers have called the Attorney General’s Help Center to report this scam. In a few cases, consumers reported sending between $2,000 and $28,000 to the ploy.

2. Sweepstakes Scam – Consumers receive a call saying they have won an international lottery or sweepstakes prize. In order to collect the winnings, however, the victim is told to send money for processing fees, taxes, or other costs. In reality, it’s all a scam. In 2014, the Ohio Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Section received over 150 complaints about sweepstakes phone scams, including dozens of consumers who reported losing $40 to $190,000.

3. Grandparent Scam – Scammers pretend to be a grandchild in trouble and call grandparents asking for immediate payment. The “grandchild” may claim to have been in a car accident, caught with drugs, or arrested. Grandparents are told to wire money or to buy a prepaid card and provide the card’s numbers to the caller. In 2014, more than 40 consumers filed complaints about the grandparent scam. The average loss was over $4,700.

4. Computer Repair Scam – Consumers receive a call from someone who falsely claims to represent Microsoft or another computer support service. The caller says the consumer’s computer has a virus and offers to fix the problem, often asking the consumer to give the caller remote access to the consumer’s computer (which allows the caller to access the consumer’s computer from far away). Instead of fixing the problem, the caller locks the computer, takes the consumer’s personal information, or charges the consumer.

5. Grant Scam – In a typical grant scam, consumers receive a call saying they have won a federal grant worth up to $10,000. To receive the grant, the caller says the consumer must send a few hundred dollars to cover taxes, insurance, or other costs. In reality, there is no grant. In 2014, consumers reported losing between $60 and $6,000 to the ploy.

To help consumers avoid these and other phone scams, Attorney General DeWine also unveiled a new phone scams checklist, which is designed to be a quick reference sheet, kept near the phone, to help people detect the signs of a phone scam.

A copy of the phone scam checklist can be found on the Ohio Attorney General’s website.

Attorney General DeWine’s office also is issuing a “Video Tip of the Day” during National Consumer Protection Week. Those videos will be posted on social media.

Each year, representatives from Attorney General DeWine’s Consumer Protection Section conduct over 200 educational events across the state. During National Consumer Protection Week alone, they are participating in over 20 events.

A list of events can be found on the Ohio Attorney General’s website.

To report a scam or for help resolving a consumer complaint, consumers should contact the Ohio Attorney General’s Office at www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov or 800-282-0515.


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Mon, 03/02/2015 - 08:47

The Level 1 Snow Alert for Hocking County is canceled.
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Sun, 03/01/2015 - 08:15

Hocking County is under a Level 1 Snow Alert.
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On February 24, a victim reported to HCSO her credit card had been used on two s...

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 13:36
On February 24, a victim reported to HCSO her credit card had been used on two separate occasions to withdraw funds from her bank account earlier in the morning. The withdrawals were made without her knowledge by an unknown individual.

The location of the withdrawals was determined and video of the individual using the credit card was obtained. He was identified as Colt Vorhees, 24 of Logan.

HCSO Sgt. Boch was provided the locations of the withdrawals and was able to obtain video of the individual using the credit card. He was identified as Colt Vorhees, 24 of Logan.

Later in the day, Sgt. Boch located Vorhees who had secured a room in a local motel and had paid for the room in cash.

Vorhees allowed Boch and HCSO Det. Shirey into his room where he admitted to using the credit card to obtain cash to purchase drugs.

Inside of the room, various drug paraphernalia was voluntarily retrieved by Vorhees and turned over to deputies.

Members of the Sheriff’s Interdiction Unit (SIU) were requested to respond to assist with gathering the drug paraphernalia and narcotics.

Vorhees is currently charged with theft and possession of drug abuse instruments. He was transported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.

On February 22, deputies responded to a domestic complaint on Krafter Road, Laur...

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 14:51
On February 22, deputies responded to a domestic complaint on Krafter Road, Laurelville.

The female resident, Patricia Sexton-Pruitt, was arrested and charged with Domestic Violence, Assault and had a warrant for arrest for Failure to Appear issued from Hocking County Municipal Court.
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On February 22, deputies responded to a Marion Township residence regarding a domestic violence incident.

Deputies were met by several individuals at the residence, one of which provided false identification to deputies.

On further investigation, his true indentify was determined as Dustin Throckmorton of Delaware, Ohio. Throckmorton had outstanding warrants for his arrest from Marion County and the City of Marion.

He was arrested by HCSO deputies and charged with Obstructing Official Business. He is also being held for Marion County and the City of Marion.
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On February 22, deputies stopped a vehicle on SR 93 North near Sutton Road for a traffic violation.

The driver, Jerry Hunter of Crooksville, stated he did not have a valid operator’s license, which were currently suspended.

A front sear passenger provided false information to deputies of his identity. He was later identified as Billy Bobb of Crooksville and learned he had an outstanding grand jury indictment for his arrest from Perry County.

One of the rear seat passengers, Dustin Ratliff of New Lexington, provided deputies with his identification. It was determined he had outstanding felony warrants for his arrest issued by Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office, Athens County Sheriff’s Office and the Perry County Sheriff’s Office.

The driver was cited for driving under suspension and summoned into court. Bobb and Ratliff were transported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.

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Mon, 02/23/2015 - 08:44

The Level 1 Snow Alert for Hocking County is canceled.
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Sun, 02/22/2015 - 13:45

Hocking County is now a Level 1 Snow Alert.
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Hocking County is now a Level 1 Snow Alert.Some of the secondary roads remain snow covered and care should be exercised when driving on these roadways

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Sat, 02/21/2015 - 11:07

Hocking County is under a Level 2 Snow Emergency.
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Hocking County is under a Level 2 Snow Emergency.Roadways are hazardous. Only those who believe it is necessary to drive should be out on the roadways. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work.Winter Storm Warning issued February 21 at 10:55AM EST until February 21 at 7:00PM EST by NWSEvent: Winter Storm Warning WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING... * ACCUMULATIONS...TOTAL STORM SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 5 TO 7 INCHES. * TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON HOURS. SOME BRIEF FREEZING DRIZZLE...SLEET...OR RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON HOWEVER THE PRIMARY PRECIPITATION TYPE IS EXPECTED TO BE SNOW. Target Area: Butler; Champaign; Clark; Clinton; Darke; Delaware; Fairfield; Fayette; Franklin; Greene; Hamilton; Highland; Hocking; Licking; Madison; Miami; Montgomery; Pickaway; Pike; Preble; Ross; Union; Warren

Beginning Monday, February 23, 2015, Eastbound State Route 56 East of Coldbranch...

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 09:09
Beginning Monday, February 23, 2015, Eastbound State Route 56 East of Coldbranch Road will be closed with the use of temporary traffic signals for half of the length of the project.

The Westbound lane will be closed with the use of temporary traffic signals for the remaining length of the project.

The estimated date of completion is August 31, 2015.

The project is for bridge replacement

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