Stolen Gator from Wilkesville area

April 20, 2014 Posted by Shawn Justice

A John Deere Gator mod XUV-620i was stolen from a residence on Thompsonville Rd, in the Radcliff area, during the night time hours. Vehicle has a custom radio added to it and a homemade plexiglass windshield. A stihl chainsaw and hand tools were inside the Gator. Neighbor heard a loud pickup truck that kept driving up and down the road around 3:30am. No other description available. Picture presented is a replica, but the Gator looks identical. If you have any info that will help law enforcement, please call 740-596-5242.


Press Release 04/17/14

April 19, 2014 Posted by Shawn Justice

     On April 17th, 2014, a call was recieved by the Vinton Co Sheriffs Office that a man was beating a dog with a baseball bat that was chained to a tree on Depue Rd in McArthur.  Clint Dickerson, age 42 of Creola, was arrested after an investigation led to evidence that Dickerson had beat the dog.  Dickerson was charged with criminal trespass, cruelty to animals, and injury to animals, and was taken to the SEORJ.  the dog was taken to the vet by the owner.  A bond hearing through video arraignment will be held on tuesday.  The case has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney for review. Investigation was conducted by Deputy Richard Hixson.


SR93 closed

March 17, 2014 Posted by Shawn Justice

A 2 vehicle fatal crash occurred on SR93 at Swan School. OSP has shut down the roadway to finish the investigation. Please use an alternate route if you are driving in this area.

Snow level update 03/17/14

March 17, 2014 Posted by Shawn Justice

VC has been under a level 1 snow emergency since 1:40am this morning. Please be careful while driving.

Snow Advisory Lifted

March 4, 2014 Posted by Shawn Justice

VC is currently under no levels at this time. Please use caution on twp roads.

Snow Advisory Downgraded

March 3, 2014 Posted by Shawn Justice

Vinton County has downgraded to a level 2 snow advisory at this time. Drive only if you feel it is necessary. Remember, ODOT and County Highway Department are doing a great job and the roads are starting to get better, but it will get cold again tonight and will likely refreeze. After a certain temp is reached, salt does not work. Please check in the morning to determine what level we will be on at that time.

Level 3 Snow Emergency

March 3, 2014 Posted by Shawn Justice

VC has now upgraded to a level 3 snow emergency. Only emergency personnel are to be on the roadways.

Snow Advisory Update

March 3, 2014 Posted by Shawn Justice

Vinton Co is now under a level 2 snow advisory.

Snow Advisory

March 2, 2014 Posted by Shawn Justice

Vinton Co is under a level 1 snow advisory at this time.

Winter Storm Watch 3-1-14

March 1, 2014 Posted by Shawn Justice

Weather forecasters are predicting a possibility of 1/4″ of ice and anywhere between 3-12″ of snow, depending on which weather station you watch. AEP is expecting this to be severe weather and cause numerous power outages in our area. If these conditions happen, the roads will be extremely hazardous. Please prepare for possible power outages tomorrow night and do not drive on the roadways unless necessary.

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