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07/21/2016 07:49 AM
Councilman: Johnson arrest a 'dark blow' for village

Reaction to the arrest of Joe Johnson, former Mount Sterling village administrator, has been shock and surprise from many of the village's officials and residents. On the surface, they say Johnson appeared to be fulfilling his role as village administrator up until January when he resigned.


07/20/2016 06:09 AM
Former Ohio Village Administrator Charged With Stealing

The former administrator of a central Ohio village is facing charges that he stole nearly $1 million from village coffers.


07/19/2016 09:55 AM
Former Mount Sterling official indicted on theft, racketeering charges

The former village administrator of Mount Sterling in Madison County was indicted today with 30 felonies, including a first-degree felony racketeering charge. Joe Johnson, who resigned his village job in December, is charged with a single count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, which is the first degree felony and with 22 counts of theft in office, two counts of money laundering, single counts each of theft and tampering with records and three counts of failing to file tax returns.


07/14/2016 11:04 AM
Champer wins Grand Champion Steer - 9:00 am updated:

Josh Champer, far right, 13, of Mount Sterling, and his Shorthorn steer, CF Sox, won Grand Champion Steer at the Madison County Fair on Tuesday. Also pictured are from left, his father, Darrell Champer, Judge Jake Osborn, and Josh's grandfather, Leonard Brinksneader.