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Armed robbery suspects arrested

Police arrested two men in connection with Tuesday’s armed robbery at Magruder Hospital’s pharmacy. Joshua Trapp, 35, of the 100 block of W. Buckeye St., and Clark Sams, 46, of the 2200 block of S. Mud Creek Road, were both charged Thursday afternoon. Trapp landed felony counts of aggravated robbery and theft of drugs. Sams was […]

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Ottawa County grand jury indicts 25

Twenty five people have been indicted by an Ottawa County grand jury on charges that include theft, child endangering, domestic violence, rape and drug-related crimes. According to a news release from Ottawa County Prosecutor James VanEerten, the recent grand jury session resulted in the following indictments: • Daniel Kitzler, Jr., on one count each of failure […]

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450 oxycodone pills found during Willoughby Hills traffic stop

Willoughby Hills police arrested three men from Detroit who had more than 450 oxycodone pills. The pills were discovered during a traffic stop at 2 a.m. Aug. 6. According to police, further investigation after the stop and alert from an officer’s K-9s led to the bags being found in the car. The men are being […]

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Overdose deaths: Lake County report takes closer look at 2016

“Our nation is in crisis,” President Trump’s Opioid Commission wrote in its recently released interim report. The commission urged the president to declare a national state of emergency. “With approximately 142 Americans dying every day, America is enduring a death toll equal to September 11th every three weeks,” the commission wrote in its report. Lake […]

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Alleged drug trafficker pleads not guilty

A man who faces decades in prison for drug crimes pleaded not guilty to 10 felonies related to trafficking cocaine, oxycodone and hydrocodone. Terry A. Harris, 51, of Zanesville, appeared for arraignment Wednesday in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court. He was charged with trafficking in cocaine, possession of cocaine, three counts of trafficking in oxycodone, […]

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