Stories tagged with: Junction City

March 27, 2015 - 3:16pm
1 year 22 weeks ago

A Junction City man has been arrested on drug charges following a sting operation.

On March 23rd the Perry County Sheriff’s Office and the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force arrested 45-year-old James C. Hanning for Illegal Assembly or Possession of Chemicals for the Manufacturing of Methamphetamine. As part of the sting operation, Hanning was followed from Junction City to Buckeye Valley Road where he was stopped by sheriff’s deputies.  

The sheriff's...

July 5, 2014 - 1:56pm
2 years 7 weeks ago

The Lancaster Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a one vehicle crash that claimed the life of a Junction City man early Saturday morning.

According to the Highway Patrol, 21-year-old Mark E. Metzger was traveling southbound on Toll Gate Road right around midnight  when his GMC pickup truck went off the right side of the roadway and lost control.  The vehicle then went back left of center and off the left side of the roadway striking a...

July 30, 2012 - 11:05pm
4 years 4 weeks ago

You never know what you're going to find when you're rummaging through a loved one's most personal possessions, and for a Perry County family, that couldn't be more accurate.

"They found a grocery sized bag of human hair," said Junction City Police Chief Amy English.

Relatives of 70-year-old John Moore turned over the bag to Chief English.

"There were just so many colors, multiple styles, lengths, as varied as hair can be," said English.

That bag...

September 8, 2011 - 4:33pm
4 years 50 weeks ago

The quiet village of Junction City in Perry County woke up to a buzz this morning as news of the wig-wearing bank robber quickly spread.

According to FBI Special Agent Harry Trombiatas, it all began shortly before 10 o'clock Thursday morning at First National Bank of McConnelsville. A man wearing a long, black wig slipped a note to the teller demanding money. Without argument she handed over the cash.

"It's a very peaceful town, when something happens here, it...

July 3, 2011 - 6:41pm
5 years 8 weeks ago

The scorching heat wasn't enough to stop Fourth of July celebrations across the area....

Sunday was the 39th July 4th Celebration held in Junction City. A committee organizes the event each year to include a car show and raffle drawings for the adults...bounce houses and pony rides for the kids....and vendors of all types for the whole family. Committee Secretary Shay Clark said, the event grows each year.

"I'll tell you it's nice because Somerset and New Lex have...

May 27, 2011 - 2:18pm
5 years 13 weeks ago

A boil advisory has been issued in Junction City. Official says a water main break occurred and has since been fixed, but officials Friday issued the boil alert. It remains in effect until further notice.

March 23, 2011 - 6:41pm
5 years 22 weeks ago

The Perry County Sheriff's Office had a busy Wednesday searching for a suspect who possibly drowned in a creek in Junction City.

Sergeant John Russel said around 10 a.m. dispatchers received a call of an intoxicated man walking along State Route 37 near Flag Dale Road heading towards Lancaster.

"Our deputy encountered the subject asked him to come talked to him and he took off running through the field and into the woods and then eventually ended up into the...

March 18, 2011 - 1:53pm
5 years 23 weeks ago

Authorities say a head on crash in Junction City sent two people to the hospital. One of the drivers was taken from the scene by Medflight.

The accident happened just before 10:30 a.m. Friday near  Junction City Elementary School.

Trooper Goss with the Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol says 57-year-old Rodney Alfman of New Lexington was traveling east on West Main Street when he went left of center and struck a Honda Accord heading west bound...

September 18, 2010 - 3:25pm
5 years 49 weeks ago

The Perry County Sheriff's Office arrest a woman in connection to a drug bust in Junction City.

Friday deputies with the Perry County Sheriff's Office and agents with the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force executed a search warrant at 310 Poplar Street.

Sheriff's Sgt Kevin Starrett said that the investigation was into the trafficking of methadone in front of juveniles at the residence.

Deputies aren't releasing the woman's name until formal charges are filed.


March 12, 2010 - 6:36pm
6 years 24 weeks ago

14-year-old Robert Hazzlett of Junction City was taken by helicopter in serious condition to Children's Hospital in Columbus after being struck by a truck Friday afternoon in Perry County.

It happened shortly before 3 p.m. in front of the People's National Bank on State Route 37 in Junction City. Authorities say it seems the teen did not see a Dodge pick-up truck traveling westbound.

"It appears at this time it was obviously the teenager was not in a marked...

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