A Circle K in the Ohio town of Chillicothe was robbed on Aug. 21. Two days later, a man and a woman brandished a weapon at a home on Ohio 138 in Ross County. Two people are now facing felony charges in connection with these two instances.
There are thousands of untested rape kits that are being sent from police departments all over the state to one central location for testing. Some of the kits have gone untested for months if not years. Many people who have been accused of felonies such as rape or sexual assault have been waiting for their day in court.
Some claiming to be a concerned citizen made a call to authorities indicating they were concerned about the health and welfare of a child living in an Ohio house. When authorities were dispatched to check on the situation, five people ended up being arrested on drug charges for cultivating marijuana. It is unclear what information was given to police that enabled them to obtain a search warrant that was executed by the Portage County Drug Task Force.
An Ohio man was arraigned on July 22 after being arrested at his home in Cleveland. Police received a phone call indicating that the man may have been involved in the case of the bodies of three women that were found in trash bags. He did not enter a plea with regard to the felony charges he is facing which include kidnapping and aggravated murder. The man indicated to the court that he did not want to exercise his right to have a preliminary hearing. He is being held on a bond of $6 million.