Stories tagged with: Hocking County

December 18, 2012 - 10:55am
1 year 36 weeks ago

A Columbus man faces charges in connection to drugs found during a traffic stop in Hocking County.

Troopers said 32-year-old Michael Hills was incarcerated in the Athens Regional Jail and charged with trafficking in marijuana, a third degree felony.

Troopers said the stopped a 2012 Dodge Charger with an Illinois registration for a speed violation on US 33 around 8:30p.m. Monday night.

Troopers said a drug sniffing dog alerted the patrol to the vehicle and a search revealed...

April 14, 2010 - 3:58pm
4 years 16 weeks ago

Hocking County Sheriff Lanny North says a Sunday homicide in Laurelville is still under investigation but he hopes to have a suspect in custody soon.

The Hocking County Coroner is releasing details on the cause of death, saying 56-year-old Robert "Mike" Yoder died from blunt force trauma to the head.

Yoder's wife, Dianne, came home from church Sunday around 1 p.m. and found him lying outside her home. North says deputies responded and ruled the incident the county's...

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