01, Oct 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 yesterday 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 41/2 years in prison if Crawford orders the maximum sentence for ...
01, Oct 2014 - Fairfield, OH Lancaster man charged in infant's death
LANCASTER, Ohio — A Lancaster man has pleaded not guilty to reckless homicide and other charges related to the death of a 4-month-old baby. William Love Jr., 29, also pleaded not guilty to endangering children and tampering with evidence at an arraignment today before Fairfield County Common Pleas Court Judge Chris A. Martin.
01, Oct 2014 - Fairfield, OH Drunken driver gets 4 years for killing Lancaster woman
LANCASTER, Ohio — A Lancaster man convicted of killing a woman while driving drunk was sentenced today to four years in prison. Fairfield County Judge Richard E. Berens will allow Christopher B. Bayer II to remain free on a recognizance bond while Bayer appeals the sentence.
01, Oct 2014 - Fairfield, OH Ex-Fairfield County court clerk gets 18 months on corruption charges
LANCASTER, Ohio — Emotions ran so high yesterday at the sentencing of former Fairfield County Clerk of Courts Deborah K. Smalley that she sobbed while apologizing and the judge admonished her bitter former employees to address their remarks to him, not to their old boss. Visiting Judge Dale Crawford sentenced Smalley to 18 months in prison for theft in office and 12 months for attempted theft in ...