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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

On September 22, 2014 the Hocking County Sheriff&#x2019;s Office mourns the loss of K-9...

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 12:17
On September 22, 2014 the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office mourns the loss of K-9 “J”. Jamie vom Zellwaldrand call name was “J”.

“J” was euthanized at the Ohio State University Veterinarian Hospital due to complications from a perforated bowel caused by cancer.

K-9 “J” started his career with the Sheriff’s Office in May 2009 with his handler Captain Jerrod Alford. The team received training and State of Ohio Certification at Pine Grove Kennels in Tuppers Plains, Ohio. K-9 “J” was a valuable asset to the Sheriff’s Office and will be greatly missed.

Our deepest sympathy goes out to Captain Alford and his family for their loss.


On September 23rd, 2014, members of the Fairfield-Hocking Major Crimes Unit and...

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 09:35
On September 23rd, 2014, members of the Fairfield-Hocking Major Crimes Unit and the Hocking County Sheriff’s Interdiction Unit with support from the Murray City Police Department, conducted an under
cover operation which resulted in the arrest of a suspected heroin dealer in Murray City.

Samuel L. Wilson, 26 of Murray City, was arrested and charged with one 3rd Degree Felony and one 4th Degree Felony count of trafficking in heroin.

The offenses took place at a residence on Long Street in Murray City and occurred within the vicinity of a juvenile.

An undisclosed amount of heroin, money and drug paraphernalia was recovered from Mr. Wilson’s person.

Detectives are also going to present charges to the Hocking County Grand Jury against another individual who was believed to have been involved in the distribution of heroin in Murray City.

Wilson was transported to the Southeastern Ohio Jail in Nelsonville to await his initial appearance in Hocking County Municipal Court.

On September 18, 2014 the Hocking County Sheriff&#x2019;s Interdiction Unit (SIU) recei...

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:51
On September 18, 2014 the Hocking County Sheriff’s Interdiction Unit (SIU) received information that Kyle Crist, 31 of Logan and Justin Sheets, 39 of Nelsonville, were manufacturing methamphetamine at a residence on SR 664 North, Logan.

From having prior contact with Crist, members were aware he was on probation through Hocking County Municipal Court. Probation officers were contacted and accompanied SIU members to the Crist residence.

When SIU and probation officers arrived at the residence, they located Crist, Sheets and a female, later identified as Morgan York, 29 of Logan, hiding in the woods behind the residence. Upon making contact with the individuals, SIU observed them tossing items to the side, one being an active one pot vessel.

Lying in the woods where the individuals were, was a cardboard bud light box containing two more one pot vessels and several cut lithium batteries, coffee filters, three cans of zippo lighter fluid, receipts of lighter fluid purchases, cold packs, empty boxes of pseudoephedrine and several small zip lock baggies.

SIU walked around the premises and located six more inactive one pot vessels located in various places in the yard. Inside of a dog box SIU located a book bag and a container of salt. Inside of the book bag SIU located measuring spoons, a measuring cup, coffee filters, and several more small zip lock baggies, mason jars, uncut lithium batteries wire cutters, a funnel, and grinder with white powdery residue in it, aluminum foil, visa debit card and cold packs.

SIU deputies neutralized the vessels and components, removed a liquid sample of the methamphetamine for submission to the BCI lab. Other components recovered were packaged for proper destruction.

As a precautionary measure, the Logan Fire Department also responded and was on scene to assist during neutralization of the components.

All three were charged with Illegal Assembly of Chemicals (F-3), Manufacturing Methamphetamine (F-2) and Tampering with Evidence (F-3). Sheets was also charged with possession (F-5).

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

On September 12, 2014 approx. 7:26 p.m., HCSO was dispatched to a shooting which...

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 13:14
On September 12, 2014 approx. 7:26 p.m., HCSO was dispatched to a shooting which had occurred at the residence of Colonel L. Fitch, 57 of Logan.

While enroute to the scene of the shooting, deputies located Fitch in his vehicle on Maysville-Williams Road as he was attempting to travel into Logan.

Fitch was treated at the scene by personnel from Hocking County EMS and later flown to Grant Medical Center in Columbus where he was released Saturday.

Detectives from HCSO as well as investigators from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation responded to the scene of the shooting to process for any evidence. All evidence collected will be submitted to the crime laboratory for analysis.

Due to the nature and sensitivity of the case and ongoing investigation, few details are currently being released so the investigation will not be jeopardized.

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Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:16

Laurelville Elementary PTO 2nd Annual Celebrity Apprentice Car Wash Saturday, S...

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 10:06
Laurelville Elementary PTO
2nd Annual Celebrity Apprentice Car Wash

Saturday, September 6, 2014
10 am - 12 pm

Hocking Co. Sheriff - Lanny North
Hocking County Team

$5.00 Donation VS $5.00 Donation

Pickaway Co. Sheriff – Robert Radcliff
Pickaway County Team

Laurelville Elementary School parking lot
Foods and drinks available

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On August 28th, members of the Hocking County Sheriff&#x2019;s Interdiction Unit and HC...

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:46
On August 28th, members of the Hocking County Sheriff’s Interdiction Unit and HCSO deputies were conducting a follow-up investigation into several vehicle thefts of contents from vehicles that had occurred in the Hocking Hill State Parks the day before.

A GPS signal from one of the stolen electronic devices led them to a residence on Jackson Street in Rockbridge. The residence belonged to the grandmother of one of the suspects, Jonathan L. Miller III.

At the residence, deputies located numerous stolen items that were taken from the vehicle thefts and also discovered a methamphetamine manufacturing operation.

SIU members neutralized and packaged six methamphetamine manufacturing vessels and all of the components used in the manufacturing process.

As a precautionary measure, the Good Hope Fire Department responded also responded and were on scene to assist during neutralization of the components.

Jonathan L. Miller III, 23 of Logan was arrested and charged with Illegal Manufacture of Drugs, (F-1) and Illegal Assembly of Chemicals for the Manufacture of Drugs, (F-2). He was transported to the Southeastern Ohio Jail in Nelsonville to wait his initial appearance in Hocking County Municipal Court.
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Additional charges, including charges relating to the vehicle thefts, will likely be presented to the Hocking County Grand Jury at a later date at the conclusion of the ongoing investigation.

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