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These pleading were made Sept. 2 in Pickaway County Common Pleas Court before Judge P. Randall Knece. Name/Age Address Charge(s)/Plea(s) Disposition Jeffrey B. Bigam, 41  504 Northfield Dr., Circleville, OH Felony OVI – G PSI ordered Stacey A. Bush, 51 511 E. King, Lancaster, OH Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity, Aggravated Trafficking in …

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News Residents will see sewer, water rate hikes in 2021

Residents will see sewer, water rate hikes in 2021

by Craig Lovelace CIRCLEVILLE – Beginning next year, you might want to consider how often to flush, water the lawn or wash the car.     That’s because Circleville City Council on Tuesday raised water and sewer rates that will rise annually for residents and businesses from 2021 through 2025. The typical family could see an increase …

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News Gas station gets council OK to expand on East Main St.

Gas station gets council OK to expand on East Main St.

by Craig Lovelace If you were hoping for a bigger gas station in downtown Circleville, City Council granted your wish Tuesday. Members on Tuesday night approved plans for an enlarged Duke & Duchess fueling station at Washington and East Main Street. The vote was 5-1 with Sheri Theiss as the sole dissenting vote. Englefield Oil …

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Law Enforcement & Court Reports PUCO tells Pickaway County phone provider to improve its service

PUCO tells Pickaway County phone provider to improve its service

by Craig Lovelace CIRCLEVILLE — A woman driving herself to OhioHealth Berger Hospital about a year ago shook the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office. The hospital called the office to let them know that the emergency-911 call the woman placed never got through and led her to take the wheel in her own hands.  What might …

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Law Enforcement & Court Reports Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office reports for Aug. 22

Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office reports for Aug. 22

On Saturday just shy of 12:45 p.m., Pickaway County Sheriff’s deputies were called out to a hair salon on Circleville Plaza where a customer was upset with the business’ mask policy. An employee told the sheriff’s deputy that the customer later filed a complaint with the corporate office. The salon’s general manager later contacted the …

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Law Enforcement & Court Reports Circleville Police reports for Aug. 18-20

Circleville Police reports for Aug. 18-20

Aug. 18 12:08 ­– Police provided extra patrol in the area of East Union Street after a female reported that two males on bicycles were shining flashlights behind her residence. 9:01 a.m. – A female told police that she believes there is a homeless camp or drug activity occurring on the creek bank in Ted …

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News Taking a closer peek at city’s planning document

Taking a closer peek at city’s planning document

by Craig Lovelace CIRCLEVILLE — The regulations that guide how properties are planned and zoned classified will get the once over to ensure they are consistent and don’t stymie development and businesses that want to locate or expand in the city. City Council members endorsed a suggestion Tuesday from Mayor Don McIlroy to pull representatives …

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Law Enforcement & Court Reports All rise

All rise

Pleadings, arraignments and prison sentences handed down in Pickaway County Common Pleas Court by Judge P. Randall Knece on Aug. 19.

News Coronavirus relief funds coming to Circleville small biz, families

Coronavirus relief funds coming to Circleville small biz, families

by Craig Lovelace Small-businesses and those who lost their jobs or income because of COVID-19 are getting a possible boost from federal money Circleville City Auditor Gayle Spangler tapped into. City Council on Tuesday approved the use of more than $400,000 in federal dollars available to communities through the Coronavirus Aid and Economic Securities Act …

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Law Enforcement & Court Reports Circleville Police reports Aug. 14-16

Circleville Police reports Aug. 14-16

Aug. 14 1:58 p.m. ­– Police noticed a female [name redacted] walking in the back lot of the department on East Franklin Street. A report was taken and the female transported to OhioHealth Berger Hospital. 7:36 a.m. – Someone allegedly cut the fence and a lock at the GE facility in the 500 block of …

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