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U.S. Secret Service Investigating Two Locals For Counterfeit Bills

U.S. Secret Service Investigating Two Locals For Counterfeit Bills

Federal authorities have joined the investigation  into two locals who were arrested in Illinois for passing counterfeit money. According to Premiere Broadcasting, Todd Ebbert, who heads investigations for the Effingham Illinois Police Department, said the Effingham police received a message from Vandalia authorities that someone was passing counterfeit $100 bills. Police responded to a convenience […]

Undercover Detectives Arrest Alleged Heroin Dealer

Undercover Detectives Arrest Alleged Heroin Dealer

A Fayette County man was arrested on Tuesday afternoon in Washington Court House after allegedly selling heroin to an undercover narcotics officer. The arrest occurred at approximately 11:05 a.m. near the intersection of Court & North streets. According to Sheriff Vernon P. Stanforth, sheriff’s detectives and members of the U.S. 23 Major Crimes Task Force […]

Wanted Sex Offender Might Be In Area

Clark County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a sex offender they say failed to register an address change. According to Fox 45 News in Dayton, Benjamin James Maurer was convicted June 7, 2013, of sexual imposition in Delaware County, Ohio. He is classified as a Tier 1 sex offender and is required to register with […]

David Daniels receives Youth Leadership Association Distinguished Service Award

Ohio Department of Agriculture Director David T. Daniels has received the 2014 Distinguished Service Award by the Ohio‐West Virginia Youth Leadership Association at the Statehouse during the 63rd Ohio Youth in Government program. The award is presented annually to one who actively advances programs and opportunities for Ohio youth, and champions their accomplishments. Daniels is […]

HPD Officer Arrested On DV Charges

Hillsboro Police Chief Todd Whited has released a statement following the April 19 arrest of a Hillsboro police officer. Officer Foister M. “Fred” Hampton of the Hillsboro Police Department was arrested Saturday on a first-degree misdemeanor charge of domestic violence. “There is an internal investigation into the matter surrounding Officer Hampton’s arrest by the Highland […]

Miami Trace Seeking Substitute Bus Drivers

Miami Trace has openings for substitute bus drivers. If you have a school bus driver license, they need you to be part of their team.  If you don’t have a school bus driver license, they have their own staff of professional trainers willing to work with qualified people, 21 years of age or older.  ’ […]

Advocate Investigation Leads To Mayor’s Resignation

Advocate Investigation Leads To Mayor’s Resignation

The New Holland Mayor has resigned amid allegations of corruption. Fayette Advocate was the first to tell you about allegations of corruption and nepotism taking place inside the small village. On Tuesday, Fayette Advocate published an investigation where former Village Administrator and current Pic-A-Fay Fire Chief Mike Murphy’s private company was receiving checks for working […]

EXCLUSIVE: Advocate Uncovers Corruption and Nepotism in New Holland

EXCLUSIVE: Advocate Uncovers Corruption and Nepotism in New Holland

In an exclusive government watchdog investigation, Fayette Advocate has uncovered corruption and nepotism taking place inside the small village of New Holland. Current Pic-A-Fay Fire Chief Mike Murphy served as the New Holland village administrator from 2011 to March 10 of this year, when he handed in a forced resignation. The resignation came after an […]

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