You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.


  • ePAPER

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and interactive features. Starting at just 99c for 8 weeks.


Welcome to

Your source for Clark and Champaign counties’ hometown news. All readers have free access to a limited number of stories every month.

If you are a News-Sun subscriber, please take a moment to login for unlimited access.

breaking news

Honda supplier to add 85 jobs, invest $55M in Springfield plant

Boy, 17, accused in Medway arson, burglary

A 17-year-old Medway boy is in the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center on charges of arson and burglary stemming from two incidents at residences on North Park Drive late last year.

Criminal Investigations Division detectives with the sheriff’s office arrested the young man at school and took him to the detention center when he declined to talk about the incidents, the sheriff’s office said Friday.

According to the sheriff’s office, several residents called 911 the night of Nov. 22 to report a house fire. Deputies and Bethel Twp. fire crews found 217 N. Park Drive fully involved in flames.

Deputies developed a juvenile suspect after interviewing witnesses in the area.

The state fire marshal’s office also assisted in the arson investigation.

On the evening of Dec. 13, a call to the sheriff’s communication center reported a possible burglary at 214 N. Park Drive.

Deputies were able to develop a suspect from interviews with witnesses who said they saw a juvenile male leaving the address, carrying a 50-inch flat screen TV.

Detectives worked both cases together and were able to determine that the 17-year-old was the likely suspect in both incidents, according to the sheriff’s office.

What is not clear is whether the prosecutor’s office will pursue charges against the boy in adult court.

Next Up in Crime

Clark County Municipal Court cases
Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED THURSDAY INCLUDED: Brittany R. Baker, 20, of 2175 S. Yellow Springs St., drug abuse, lanes of travel, dismissed. Emilio Brenes, 36, of 1337 Rutland Ave., criminal damaging, guilty, 90 days jail, fined $250; resisting arrest, guilty, 90 days jail; two counts criminal damaging, theft, obstructing official business, dismissed. Jeffrey W....
Spirit Airlines pilot’s likely overdose raises safety questions
Spirit Airlines pilot’s likely overdose raises safety questions

The suspected fentanyl-related overdoses of a Spirit Airlines pilot and his wife in their Centerville home raise a frightening prospect: Has the opioid crisis that is destroying whole families entered the ranks of pilots entrusted with hundreds of lives each day? Investigators have offered no indication that Brian Halye used drugs while piloting aircraft...
Police: Gunman shoots 6, including 2 children, in Florida
Police: Gunman shoots 6, including 2 children, in Florida

Six people were shot early Monday in a Florida neighborhood, the Sanford Police Department said. The shooting was reported shortly before 6:30 a.m. at a home on Hays Drive in Sanford, police said. Investigators said a gunman went to the home of someone he knows and shot two adults, an 8-year-old boy and a 7-year-old boy. One adult died. The other adult...
Dozens of dogs rescued from South Korea meat trade; arrive safe in Pittsburgh
Dozens of dogs rescued from South Korea meat trade; arrive safe in Pittsburgh

After a 7,000-mile journey, dozens of dogs rescued from the South Korea meat trade are now safe in Pittsburgh.The animals landed at JFK International in New York and were picked up by the Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team. While eating dog is on the decline in South Korea, about 30 million are slaughtered in Asia every year. "These dogs were...
Virgin Airlines to be no more
Virgin Airlines to be no more

Being named the Best Airline in North America isn’t enough to save the brand name of Virgin Airlines. Alaska Airlines, which bought Virgin last year, has announced that it will fly both companies under the Alaska Airlines name by 2019, CNN Money reported. >> Read more trending news But Alaska Airlines said in last week’s announcement...
More Stories