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08/20/2016 12:08 PM
Experts: Small governments feel effects of corruption

Ohio's state auditor says there's no statistically significant proof that government corruption occurs more frequently in smaller communities amid a rash of recent corruption charges, but notes those communities often feel the effects more than their larger counterparts. State Auditor Dave Yost told The Columbus Dispatch smaller governments typically have a smaller pool of people to draw from and that employees often must share duties.


08/10/2016 05:27 PM
Deputies shoot suicidal vet holding rifle -

A suicidal veteran seeking help through a crisis line was fatally shot by authorities Tuesday night after he emerged from his home near Mount Sterling carrying a gun. The victim has been identified as Ron Smith, of 18290 Five Points Pike.


08/07/2016 08:57 AM
Thieving officials hit central Ohio villages, small cities hard

Small communities like Mount Sterling face ever-shrinking budgets and fewer individuals with the proper experience to serve in positions of financial authority. Crooked public officials aren't usually part of that image, but sometimes small communities find themselves facing big corruption problems.


08/03/2016 11:31 AM
Deer Creek Daisies named fair winners - 9:00 am updated:

Best of Show for Artistic Design was exhibited by Connie Lindsey of Mount Sterling, a member of the Deer Creek Daisies Garden Club, at the Fayette County Fair. The name of the class was Table Setting .


08/01/2016 07:48 PM
Forget-Me-Not Days -

London Mayor Patrick Closser read a proclamation Monday in support of DAV's Forget-Me-Not Days. At left, Kenneth Reed, Officer of the Day and at right, Dave Beekman, DAV chapter 93 commander.


07/29/2016 06:08 PM
Attorney questions informanta s credibility -

Defense attorney Mike Murray wants to know more about a confidential informant who aided local authorities in a drug investigation last spring. Specifically, Murray wants to know if the informant is a heroin user who has overdosed at least twice.


07/29/2016 01:54 PM
Police raid apartment in Johnson investigation - 11:50 am updated:

Former Mount Sterling village administrator Joe Johnson glimpses at his family in attendance during his arraignment in Madison County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday. He is being held on a $500,000 bond.


07/29/2016 04:58 AM
Timmons Bros. to talk rock a na roll, TV -

The Timmons brothers, Dave, seated, John, right, will present on Saturday afternoon their program "60 years of the Love/Hate Relationship between Rock Music and TV" at 2 p.m. in the conference room of the Mt. Sterling Public Library.