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Police Ask For Help Identifying Person(s) Involved in Fatal Hit-Skip

Lancaster Police asks the public for help identifying person or persons involved in a fatal hit-skip accident. You can find details in the accident from the Lancaster Police department Facebook post (see below in italics).

Call Lancaster Police at (740) 687-6680 ext. 4645 if you have more information.


The Lancaster Police Department is requesting assistance from the public with identifying person(s) involved in a fatal vehicle accident on June 12, 2018 at approximately 9:28pm.

The collision occurred on West Wheeling Street at Welsh Avenue. Eyewitnesses in the area of the collision observed a green coupe (possibly Honda Civic) with a loud exhaust strike a bicyclist before fleeing the area (eastbound) on West Wheeling Street. The bicyclist died as a result of his injuries.

The vehicle involved should have front end damage.

Anyone with further information should contact Ofc. Welsh #997 at (740) 687-6680 ext. 4645. Information may be left anonymously, if desired.

If you own, manage, or operate a body/auto repair facility and have concerns regarding a vehicle matching this description – we encourage you to contact law enforcement immediately.

In addition, we encourage any involved person(s) to contact law enforcement immediately.




Do not try this at home…


The Ohio department of transportation has released a video that might scare you and impress you at the same time. During the morning rush on June 5th, a traffic camera captured an SUV exiting on U.S. 33 at Gender Road in Canal Winchester. The driver exits the highway by going the wrong way up an on-ramp in reverse. The driver would continue in the same manner, turning onto southbound Gender Road before finally ending the wild ride in a shopping center parking lot. Amazingly, the driver did not create an accident and no one was hurt. It is unclear if the SUV had a mechanical malfunction. Nevertheless, ODOT reminds drivers to pull over if your vehicle is not running properly and call if you need vehicle assistance. To check out the video for yourself, click on the link below.


US 33/Gender Road ODOT Traffic Video



Schedules for Local Outdoor Concerts 

Now that warmer weather is here, it’s time to get out and enjoy an outdoor concert! There are plenty of options to do so thanks to Lancaster Parks & Recreation and Pickerington Parks & Recreation. Check out the links below to find out the concert schedule and more details

Lancaster Parks – Friday Night Bandstand Schedule

Pickerington Parks – Summer Concert Series Schedule

Boy named honorary Pickerington Police Chief 



The City of Pickerington had a new Police Chief on March 5th, just for one day. That was the day 7 year-old Deany Bandavanis was named honorary police Chief. He and his older brother, Keller, got to ride in a cruiser, look inside a helicopter, play with a K9 and check out the inside of a SWAT truck. He even handcuffed a “bad guy”!

The “Police Chief for a Day” honor came one day after Deany celebrated his 7th birthday and comes as he continues to battle Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma. DIPG is a rare tumor that starts on the stem of the brain and has no known cure.

Deany, however, has been receiving treatments in Mexico. His mom, Ashley, says Deany is doing really well with treatments and soon will outpace a twelve month prognosis given by doctors. Cost for his medical treatments are also a financial burden for his family, as fundraisers and online donations are helping to defray some of those costs. You can learn more about Deany’s progress by visiting the “Deany Strong” page on Facebook (see link below).

Help with Medical Expenses here

Visit the Deany Strong Facebook page


Caring for Kevin


Earlier this year, Kevin Cyphert had emergency surgery for a malignant brain tumor. Neurosurgeons were able to remove half of it. Kevin was given less than a year to live and will undergo radiation and chemotherapy treatments.

He and his fiance, Ashton, were to get married on March 10, but have delayed that and money spent on the venue are non-refundable.  The family has set up a Go Fund Me account to raise funds for his medical bills. If you are unable to give, the family also is asking for prayers. You can also keep up with his progress on a special Facebook page.

Go Fund Me page for donations


 Caring for Kevin Facebook page



Police ask for help finding missing teen

Emmanuel Brown Jr, 16 (Reported missing on 1/6/18)


The Pickerington Police Department is asking public for help locating a missing teenage boy. Emmanuel Brown Jr, 16, (top picture) was reported missing/runaway to the police on January 6th.

You are asked to call 614-575-6911 if you have any information on their whereabouts.



Buckeye Lake Dam Information Links


Courtesy: ODNR

Courtesy: ODNR

Complete Report by The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Summary of Report from Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Ohio Department of Natural Resources Information on Buckeye Lake

 VIDEO: Buckeye Lake Public Meeting at Liberty Center 3/17/15

 ODNR Issues New Boating Rules for Buckeye Lake

Silverloade Consulting Economic Impact Study

Buckeye Lake Update and Dam Design Plans 7/16/15




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