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THE LEVEL 1 SNOW ALERT FOR HOCKING COUNTY IS CANCELED.
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The Level 1 Snow Alert for Hocking County is canceled.However, some of the secondary roads remain snow covered and care should be exercised when driving on these roadways.

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10 hours 35 min ago

Hocking County is under a Level 1 snow alert
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Hocking County is under a Level 1 snow alert.Roadways are slick and drivers should drive with caution.

On January 23rd, 2015, members of the Sheriff&#x2019;s Interdiction Unit were performin...

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 13:58
On January 23rd, 2015, members of the Sheriff’s Interdiction Unit were performing traffic interdiction on US 33 in the Rockbridge area.

Junior L. Lydelle, 28 of Rockbridge, was stopped for various traffic violations. After the Sheriff’s Interdiction Unit K9 indicated that there was an odor of a narcotic inside the vehicle, a search was conducted.

SIU members located an undisclosed amount of methamphetamine, heroin and drug paraphernalia. They also seized from the vehicle an undisclosed amount of cash, digital scales and small baggies that are commonly used to package narcotics for sale.

Lydelle was arrested and charged with trafficking and possession of drugs. He was transported to the Regional Jail to await his arraignment. An unnamed female was also in the vehicle and will possibly be facing charges for her involvement at a later date.

On the morning of January 20, the Sheriff&#x2019;s Interdiction Unit (SIU) was contacte...

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 14:06
On the morning of January 20, the Sheriff’s Interdiction Unit (SIU) was contacted by Wal-Mart stating a male individual in the store appeared to be under the influence.

Deputies Culbertson and Covert responded to Wal-Mart and met with two Wal-Mart managers outside of the store. They were advised the individual was leaving the parking lot and pointed to the vehicle.

Deputies followed the vehicle which pulled into the parking lot of Lake Logan Beach.

Contact was made with the driver, identified as James Dexter, 30 and a female passenger, Jennifer Johnson, 26, both of Nelsonville.

Deputy Woodgeard and K-9 Emma arrived to assist. K-9 Emma performed a free air sniff of the exterior of the vehicle and alerted on the passenger side door. Both occupants of the vehicle were requested to exit the vehicle so a search could be conducted in the vehicle.

As Dexter exited, a small metal dish and zip lock bag fell out of his pant leg which contained white off colored rocks and metal spoon with white residue, believed to be crack.

Located in the vehicle were two small metal tins as well as drug paraphernalia. One tin contained pill capsules with a white powdery substance and two pieces of wrapped plastic containing a white powdery substance.

The second tin contained a plastic baggie with broken up pills, believed to be suboxone.

Dexter was charged with Possession of Drugs and Tampering with Evidence.

Johnson was charges with Trafficking in Drugs and Possession of Drugs.

Dexter was transported to the Southeastern Ohio Jail and Johnson was transported to the Fairfield County Jail to await their initial appearance in Hocking County Municipal Court.

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Wed, 01/07/2015 - 09:11

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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Tue, 01/06/2015 - 06:47

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

2014 Logan Santa Parade (Re-scheduled) Saturday, Dec. 13 The parade will depart...

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 10:59
2014 Logan Santa Parade (Re-scheduled)
Saturday, Dec. 13

The parade will depart from the Hocking County Fairgrounds at 2 p.m. The parade will travel West on Main Street to the Hunter Street intersection, then West on Hunter Street to the Hocking Mall.

2014 Logan Santa Parade has been canceled due to weather conditions.

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 11:49
2014 Logan Santa Parade has been canceled due to weather conditions.

2014 Logan Santa Parade Saturday, Dec. 6 The parade will depart from the Hockin...

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 09:25
2014 Logan Santa Parade
Saturday, Dec. 6

The parade will depart from the Hocking County Fairgrounds at 2 p.m. The parade will travel West on Main Street to the Hunter Street intersection, then West on Hunter Street to the Hocking Mall.

The half-block of Market Street to Main Street from the alley will be blocked off by 12 p.m. to keep cars from parking in that area to hold the area open for Santa’s transportation.

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Sat, 11/22/2014 - 07:36

Roadways in Hocking County are currently extremely hazardous due freezing rain. Conditions are consistent with Level 3 ice conditions.
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Roadways in Hocking County are currently extremely hazardous due freezing rain. Conditions are consistent with Level 3 ice conditions. Westbound US33 is closed at SR 664.

The evening of November 17, deputies were dispatched to a Good Hope Township res...

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 11:17
The evening of November 17, deputies were dispatched to a Good Hope Township residence of a burglary in progress and the suspect was armed with a knife.

When deputies arrived they were advised by the home owner that Julia Ferrell, 27 of Lancaster “busted” through their front door and headed up the stairway with a knife. Ferrell stated she was going to gut her ex-boyfriend.

Ferrell was subdued by the homeowners, but was able to flee prior to the arrival of deputies. A description of her vehicle was obtained and located by deputies a short distance from the residence.

Ferrell was arrested and charged with Aggravated Burglary (F-1). She was transported to the Southeastern Ohio Jail in Nelsonville to await her initial appearance in Hocking County Municipal Court.

The Major Crimes Unit executed numerous heroin related search and arrest warrant...

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 08:48
The Major Crimes Unit executed numerous heroin related search and arrest warrants in and around the Logan area late Thursday evening, Nov. 13.

The warrants were all issued by Hocking County Municipal Court Judge Frederick Moses and was the product of multiple months of covert investigations into heroin trafficking. The following individuals had arrest warrants issued as part of the operation:

1. Dwight D. Waddell – Homer Street Logan – Trafficking in Heroin – 3rd Degree Felony
2. Kari L. Waddell – Homer Street, Logan – Trafficking in Heroin –3rd Degree Felony
3. Saundra Hamilton – Motherwell Ave, Logan – Trafficking in Heroin – 4th Degree Felony
4. Earl “Derek” Justice – Motherwell Ave, Logan – Trafficking in Heroin – 4th Degree Felony
5. Austen K. Poling – Walnut Dowler Road – Trafficking in Heroin – 4th Degree Felony
6. Bret K. Poling – Walnut Dowler Road – Permitting Drug Abuse – 5th Degree Felony
7. Terri L. Poling – Walnut Dowler Road – Permitting Drug Abuse – 5th Degree Felony

Seized from one of the individuals was a plastic bag which contained 32 grams of heroin which is equivalent to 320 unit doses.

All were transported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail in Nelsonville to await their initial appearance in Hocking County Municipal Court.

Additional charges will be presented to a grand jury at a later date


With adverse weather conditions soon approaching, HCSO would like to remind all...

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 11:02
With adverse weather conditions soon approaching, HCSO would like to remind all citizens of the three snow emergency levels that may be issued during inclement weather so you may have a better understanding of their meaning.

LEVEL 1 SNOW ALERT:

Roadways are hazardous. Caution should be used when driving.

LEVEL 2 SNOW ADVISORY:

Roadways are extremely hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roadways are also icy. Only those persons who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roadways. Your employer should be contacted to see if you should report to work.

LEVEL 3 SNOW EMERGENCY:

Pursuant to Attorney General Opinion 86-023 and Attorney General Opinion 97-015, the Sheriff may declare a snow emergency and temporarily close municipal, township, county and state roads within his jurisdiction for the preservation of the public peace.

ALL ROADWAYS ARE CLOSED to non-emergency traffic. No one should be out during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel. All persons should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. THOSE TRAVELING ON THE ROADWAYS MAY SUBJECT THEMSELVES TO ARREST.

You may check the sheriff’s office web page at www.hockingsheriff.org for the current snow adversary level for Hocking County, visit their facebook page or listen to your local media station. An additional resource to stay informed is to subscribe to Nixle. You may do so by visiting www.nixle.com.

Veterans Day Parade Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 Forming of the parade is the Mall on...

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 13:45
Veterans Day Parade

Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014

Forming of the parade is the Mall on West Front Street (W. Front & Gallagher) beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Floats and personal to be in position before 2:30 p.m.

Parade begins at 3:00 p.m.

Parade will travel up Gallagher Street to West Main Street, turning right onto West Main and proceeding East on Main Street to Tansky Motors, where the parade will end.

The week of October 27- 31, HCSO will not be able to accept applications for Con...

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:18
The week of October 27- 31, HCSO will not be able to accept applications for Concealed Carry License’s (CCW) or conduct any background checks (Webcheck).

Trick-or-Treat dates and times that HCSO is currently aware of: Bremen Thursday...

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:12
Trick-or-Treat dates and times that HCSO is currently aware of:

Bremen
Thursday, Oct 30
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Gibisonville
Sunday, Oct 26
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Haydenville
Sunday, Oct 26
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Laurelville & Murray City
Thursday, Oct 30
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Logan
Sunday, Oct 26
Trick or Treat will take place after the Halloween Parade
Parade Lineup is at 4 p.m. at the PNC Bank on East Main Street
Parade travels down Main St., 5 p.m.
Trick or Treat from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

New Straitsville
Saturday, Nov 1
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Sugar Grove
Thursday, Oct 30
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Union Furnace
Sunday, Oct 26
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

OffenderWatch&#xae; a sex offender mapping and notification service aids citizens in...

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 09:48
OffenderWatch® a sex offender mapping and notification service aids citizens in avoiding potentially dangerous homes

In Hocking County, there are approximately 52 offenders registered sex offenders, and HCSO wants you to know where they reside so that you avoid those houses when trick-or-treating. “HCSO does the best in making sure sex offenders live where they tell us, so it is crucial that our citizens visit our website www.hockingsheriff.org, to see who the registered sex offenders are and where they are living.” Citizens are encouraged to check any addresses where they or their family spend time. The mapping and address feature found on the website pinpoints exactly where an offender lives.

You will also find many other beneficial tools such as the ability to sign up for FREE automatic email notifications informing you if an offender moves within a specified radius of any address you register. If you aren’t planning on trick-or-treating in your neighborhood, but will be in a different neighborhood, register that address beforehand so you know which houses to avoid. You can register any and all addresses where your children spend time; for example: friends', grandparents', or babysitters' addresses.

The alerts are in real-time and sent out via e-mail as soon as a new offender has registered with the Sheriff’s Office. The benefit of registering for this free confidential e-mail alert service is that it allows us to monitor important addresses for you, thereby keeping you up-to- date of newly registered offenders and making it unnecessary for you to have to check important addresses daily or even weekly.

The website for the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office is www.hockingsheriff.org. Citizens should click on the link “Search for Offenders, in your area,” and follow the instructions to check their neighborhood offenders. You may click "register for email alerts to sign up to receive FREE e-mail alerts about nearby offenders.

You may also click onto the link entitled “Register for Offender Alerts” along the left side of the HCSO Facebook page.

HCSO encourages everyone to have a fun and safe Halloween. Knowledge is power and knowing where the registered sex offenders reside in your area can help you make the best choices for safe and enjoyable Halloween activities.

On October 6th the Hocking County Sheriff&#x2019;s Office received a report of an illeg...

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 12:18
On October 6th the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an illegal dump site on Sam’s Creek Road just off of State Route 56. Deputies responded to the scene and located items they believed were components of a methamphetamine manufacturing operation.

Members of the Major Crimes Unit and Hocking County Sheriff’s Interdiction Unit were summoned to the scene and when they arrived they confirmed that the items were from a methamphetamine laboratory. Detectives were able to safely neutralize and clean up the dump site.

A total of three one-pot methamphetamine manufacturing reaction vessels, nine HCL acid gas generators, and numerous components were located, neutralized and packaged for disposal.

Further investigation led MCU and SIU detectives to a Laurelville residence which belonged to Mark E. Shively, where a search warrant was executed.

Detectives uncovered a large methamphetamine manufacturing and narcotics distribution operation that was being run by Shively.

Detectives located over 150 baggies of methamphetamine, most of which was weighed out and packaged for sale. They also located a large amount of liquid methamphetamine at the residence along with some crack cocaine.

Shively was also cultivating marijuana inside the residence and detectives located a large amount of marijuana there. Most of the marijuana seized was prepackaged for sale.

Detectives seized numerous loaded firearms from the residence, including an illegal sawed-off shotgun.

Sheriff Lanny North said “Numerous tips had been received about Mr. Shively selling narcotics; however, we were unaware that he was manufacturing and distributing methamphetamine on a scale this large. After last night’s operation, we feel that we have shut down one of the areas largest methamphetamine dealers.”

Major Crimes Unit Commander Eric Brown stated “We want to thank the public for submitting the tips and information on Mr. Shively. We feel that Mr. Shively was an upper level narcotics distributor for the area. The seized methamphetamine alone has an approximate street value of over $5,000.”

Shively was arrested at his home and was transported to the Regional Jail to await his arraignment. Numerous additional charges are expected to be presented to the Hocking County Grand Jury at a later date.


Hocking County 3rd Annual Opiate Town Hall Meeting| October 9, 2014 ~ 6:00 pm-8:...

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:07
Hocking County
3rd Annual Opiate Town Hall Meeting|
October 9, 2014 ~ 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
(Doors open at 5:30 pm)
Logan High School Cafeteria
14470 St. Rt. 328 Logan, Ohio 43138
For more information call 740-593-3177

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