YEAR IN REVIEW: Key local stories from March-April
, 2022-12-27 14:31:33,
This is Part 2 of a six-part series looking back at just a few of the key stories in the pages of the Record-Herald throughout 2022.
Woman sentenced in home invasion
WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE (March 2) — The Mt. Sterling woman who broke into a Grace Street home in October and threatened the resident with a railroad spike was sentenced Monday to eight to 10 years in prison.
Sherry L. Lahmon, 37, plead guilty in Fayette County Common Pleas Court to second-degree felony burglary, second-degree felony robbery, fourth-degree felony grand theft of a motor vehicle, and first-degree misdemeanor endangering children.
The guilty pleas were part of an agreement with the Fayette County Prosecutor’s Office, which dismissed one count of theft.
Community health fair set to return
WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE (March 3) — The public is being asked to save the date for the 30th Community Health Fair Family Fun Day to be held on Saturday, June 11, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Grace Community Church in Washington C.H.
A scaled back version of the highly-anticipated event will be back in 2022 with a new date, but many familiar free and reduced-price screenings and family fun activities, according to Fayette County Public Health officials. The health fair had been an annual county tradition for 29 years prior to a two-year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are very excited to partner with Adena Fayette Medical Center and other local agencies and organizations to bring the health fair back this year,” said Leigh Cannon, MPH, deputy health commissioner at Fayette County Public Health. “It’s time to return to routine. Routine screenings, routine bloodwork, routine well checks and immunizations — all of these are important for health and wellness and also for disease prevention or early disease detection and care.”
Homicide suspect captured
WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE (March 4) — The Washington C.H. Police Department is investigating a reported homicide that occurred Thursday morning at the City Motel, according to authorities.
The name of the victim is not being released at this time. Washington Police Department Chief Jeff Funari said a “person of interest” is in custody. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation was on the scene assisting with the investigation.
According to Funari, police received a call from the City Motel, 1524 Washington Ave., at 11:23 a.m. Thursday.
The Washington Police Department informed the Highland County Sheriff’s Office…
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