Stories tagged with: Fairfield County

September 1, 2013 - 4:55pm
45 weeks 11 hours ago

At approximately 3 a.m. on Sunday morning the Lancaster Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol investigated a single vehicle crash that occurred on US-22 just west of Amanda Northern Road, in Fairfield County.

James O. Bigerton, 45 of Carroll, Ohio was traveling westbound in 2007 Honda motorcycle when the patrol says he drove off of the roadway and overturned.

At approximately 6:00 a.m a passerby observed the crash and called 911. The Amanda Fire Department along...

August 17, 2013 - 9:26am
47 weeks 1 day ago

The Lancaster Post of the Ohio State Patrol says that on Saturday morning at approximately 1:30 a.m. a 2001 Ford Expedition was stopped for speeding on US 33, milepost 8 in Fairfield County.

Both the driver and the passenger were Michigan residents traveling to Logan, Ohio. Criminal indicators were observed and both suspects admitted to possessing drugs. After searching the vehicle, officials found 25 pounds nitrous oxide, 11 grams of hashish powder, 6 vials of hashish liquid, LSD,...

August 15, 2013 - 9:23am
47 weeks 4 days ago

The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced Thursday that an OVI checkpoint will be held in both Licking and Fairfield counties Friday evening. The checkpoints, funded by federal grant funds, are planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers.

According to Sgt. Mark Leach of the Granville Patrol Post, provisional data shows there were 413 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 436 people were killed last year in Ohio. State troopers make an average of 25,000 OVI arrests each year, in an...

April 27, 2010 - 5:41pm
4 years 11 weeks ago

Fairfield County's Community Watch Program is entering its fourth year, and Sheriff Dave Phalen says crime has reduced by 50 percent in neighborhoods that are taking part.

The program utilizes four retired cruisers, all of which have Amber warning lights and are marked as "Community Watch" cars.

Volunteers use these vehicles to patrol areas after attending 40 hour training classes. If you're interested in becoming part of the program, you can contact Sergeant Jared...

March 22, 2010 - 5:24pm
4 years 16 weeks ago

The Fairfield County Sheriff's Office is working with the organization Prevention Works to possibly have the county commissioners implement a curfew.

Children ages 12 or under would be required to be inside from dawn until dusk-unless they have parents' permission-and teenagers, ages 13-17, would not be allowed outside from midnight to five a.m.

Most villages in the county already have curfews implemented but this would mainly carry-over into the more rural areas. Sheriff Dave...

November 7, 2009 - 6:18pm
4 years 35 weeks ago


A teenage girl is dead after being hit by a car while riding her horse.

It happened around 6:30 last night on Marcy Road in Fairfield County. The Lancaster Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol says 69-year-old Donald Brunney was traveling west on Marcy Road when he struck a horse ridden by 15-year-old Chastity March.  March was transported to Children's Hospital by Bloom Township EMS and was later pronounced dead.  Brunney was not injured in the crash...

October 15, 2009 - 4:45am
4 years 39 weeks ago

The Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident that took place just before midnight Thursday.

Troopers say that 34-year-old Jodi Holland of Lancaster was traveling west onto County Road 33 A near Horns Mill Road in Berne Township, when she struck a guardrail and was ejected from her vehicle.

Troopers say Holland wasn't wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident, which is still under investigation.

This is the 14th fatal...

October 7, 2009 - 8:54pm
4 years 40 weeks ago

Fairfield County is discussing possibly raising its sales tax by 0.25% to help generate about three million dollars for 2010.

Fairfield County Clerk Manager, Scott Zody, says the County Commissioners have been looking at raising the sales tax because of current budget and economic issues caused by reductions in state funding and reductions in local revenue.

Fairfield County is one of three counties to have the lowest sales tax in the state at 6.25%.

The Commissioners plan...

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