30, Mar 2015 - Lancaster, OH Fairfield County couple sentenced for keeping daughter in shed
LANCASTER, Ohio — A Fairfield County couple accused of child abuse last year for locking their 15-year-old adopted daughter out of the house and making her sleep in a back-yard shed have been sentenced to probation. Fairfield County Municipal Court acting Judge James Fais sentenced Douglas and Kim Sherman to 180 days in jail each, suspended for two years on probation.
12, 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 ...
12, 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 ...