FRANKLIN - A 20-year veteran of the police force was placed on administrative leave and stripped of his weapon after being arrested for domestic violence.
Lt. Gary L. Wallace, 46, of Franklin Township, pleaded not guilty Friday to the misdemeanor charge and remained free on his promise to return to court.
He is accused of choking his wife, Angela, as she lay on the floor during an altercation about 2:30 p.m. Thursday at their Franklin-Trenton Road residence.
Sheriff's officials said Wallace called his police department to report the incident and asked that a sheriff's deputy be dispatched.
A report indicates that both Wallaces had cuts on their lips and that Angela Wallace had a red mark on her arm.
Trial set for man for luring two girls
MASON - A Fairfield Township man is scheduled for trial in Mason Municipal Court after authorities said he lured two 13-year-old girls into his car in Deerfield Township in November and took them to his home.
Paul Lanier, 52, is slated to be tried Feb. 25 on two misdemeanor charges.
"He has been charged with (criminal) child enticement of two female juveniles who reside in Deerfield Township," Mason City Prosecutor Robert Peeler said. Lanier contacted the girls through the Internet, picked them up Nov. 29 and transported them to his home in Butler County, Peeler said.
Authorities would not discuss what happened during the short time the girls were in Lanier's home.
Eyesores will give way to zoo parking
Project teaches music to kids
Vance: Faith matters
TOP LOCAL HEADLINES
Kids, not plows, take day off
Crime, housing concern citizens
Blast claims Bellevue's 'tough kid'
Bridge backers race clock
Murphy, Davis camps squabble
Bond issue may be back
Appeals Court: Jailed juror should have had a hearing
Bush backers chosen for convention
Five honored as models of courage
Major drugs trove seized
Judge declines to step aside
Exhibit to honor individuals
Wolf eludes capture after sanctuary escape
Officer on leave after domestic call
Mobile laboratory goes to school
Fixing Olde West Chester
Residents protest permit
Reading needs levy for success, educator says
Tax district may be used to benefit Olde W. Chester
Adams Co. board wants review of 10 Commandments ruling
Terrace Park mom starts coffee shop, thinks big
Trustee faces weapons charge
Child support can be paid by card
'Big box' zone change pushed back
Court gives reprieve to ousted student
Nunn was promoter of NKU, friends recall
Ethel Pennington took her teaching job home
Wilbert 'Will' Kueffner, jeweler