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Drug bust nets four suspects
Friday, August 01, 2014 8:00 PM

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VAN WERT — Three people were arrested and a fourth was already in custody as the West Central Ohio Crime Task Force served the paperwork from indictments handed down by the Van Wert County Grand Jury on Friday.

The four were reportedly charged due to an undercover drug investigation made by the task force. Arrested were Joshua D. Roberts, 32, Van Wert; Elizabeth Roberts, 26, Van Wert; and Ruby Hollingsworth, 55, Van Wert. Also indicted was Elmeco Crisp, 38, who is in the Mercer County Jail. The other three were taken to the Van Wert County Jail where they will await arraignment in Common Pleas Court, probably on Wednesday.

 
Surplus vehicle auction features variety of SUVs
Friday, August 01, 2014 8:00 PM

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COLUMBUS – More than 120 vehicles will be up for bid at the State of Ohio surplus auction Saturday, Aug. 9.

The auction will be held at the Ohio Department of Administrative Services, General Services Division headquarters, 4200 Surface Road, Columbus. The gates open at 8 a.m.; the auction begins at 10 a.m. The lot will remain open until 5 p.m. on the day of the sale.

The auction features a wide selection of cars, vans, SUVs and trucks, including a 2010 Ford Escape, a 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe and a 2007 Dodge Dakota Truck all of which are said to be in good shape.

To view all of the items, visit: www.dasapps.ohio.gov/Surplus/nextauction.asp.

 
Crestview teacher visits Thomas Jefferson’s home
Friday, August 01, 2014 8:00 PM
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BY ED GEBERT

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CONVOY — For Crestview history teacher James Lautzenheiser, history is not just a subject to be taught or facts to memorize, history is a true interest. For the past two summers, Lautzenheiser has spent a week at the home of his favorite president, Thomas Jefferson.

“The education wing (at Monticello)they have really been working on the past decade or so,” Lautzenheiser related. “They are really involved with bringing teachers — elementary, middle school, and high school — to Monticello to study different areas. The specific grant that I was on, the Barringer Fellowship, it allowed me and ten other teachers from around the country to develop some research project ideas that we wanted to focus on when we got to Charlottesville.”

Monticello is the private home and plantation of Jefferson, the nation’s third president and the author of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

“The site itself is in Charlottesville, Virginia, and it includes probably 60-70 percent of the original 5,000-acre plantation in the Blue Ridge Mountains,” said Lautzenheiser. “The home itself, Monticello, the foundation has been charged with restoring it and keeping it to the period of Jefferson at his retirement, so you’re looking at 1809 until his death in 1826. That includes restoring the original working plantation itself, so they want visitors to have a sense of not just this is Thomas Jefferson’s home, but this is the working plantation. They want to paint the story of the people who worked there.”

 
Latta sends letter to combat prescription drug abuse
Friday, August 01, 2014 8:00 PM

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) on Friday joined Senator Portman (R-OH), Senator Brown (D-OH) and members of the Ohio Congressional Delegation in sending a letter to the Office of Management and Budget, urging it to expedite the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) promulgation of the final rule under the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act. The rule would provide guidelines for the proper disposal of prescription drugs.

 
Convoy man arrested on sex charges
Friday, August 01, 2014 8:00 PM
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CONVOY — An investigation by local authorities and the Federal Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a 38-year-old Convoy man on sex offense charges.

Michael T. Vandagriff, Convoy, Ohio, was arrested and charged with two counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance. The second-degree felony charges are punishable by eight years in prison on each count if Vandagriff is found guilty.

 
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