16, Sep 2014 - Fairfield, OH Husband of ex-Fairfield County court clerk pleads guilty to corruption charges
LANCASTER, Ohio — The husband of the former Fairfield County clerk of courts took a negotiated agreement today and pleaded guilty to theft in office and having an unlawful interest in a public contract. Visiting Judge Dale Crawford convicted David E. Smalley, and scheduled sentencing for Oct. 6. He could receive a maximum of 4 1/2 years in prison if Crawford ordered the maximum sentence for each ...
15, Sep 2014 - Lancaster, OH Fairfield County woman charged in fatal wreck
LANCASTER, Ohio — A Fairfield County woman was charged today with aggravated vehicular homicide and vehicular assault, accused of causing a weekend crash that killed a motorcyclist and injured his passenger. Devin R. Downour, 20, of Rushville, appeared from Fairfield County jail by video arraignment before Fairfield County Municipal Court Judge David A. Trimmer, who entered not-guilty pleas on ...
15, Sep 2014 - Fairfield, OH Fairfield County couple charged with keeping 15-year-old daughter in shed
LANCASTER, Ohio — A Fairfield County couple has have been charged with child-abuse, accused of forcing their 15-year-old daughter to live in an outbuilding without food, water or a toilet. Douglas Lyle Sherman, 64, and Kim Eng Sherman, 60, were arrested yesterday at their home at 10200 Lithopolis Rd. in Bloom Township and are being held at the Fairfield County jail, Sheriff Dave Phalen said today.