Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Ohio GOP Lawmaker Contesting Fraud, Theft Charges
A southwest Ohio lawmaker that authorities say misled investors and used their money for personal gain has entered a not guilty plea.
State Rep. Pete Beck is free on a $50,000 bond, with a Hamilton County Common Pleas court hearing scheduled Aug. 12. The certified public accountant from Mason waived a scheduled arraignment appearance Friday.
The 60-year-old Republican was indicted last week on charges including theft, securities fraud, making misrepresentations and selling securities in an insolvent company without full disclosure.
Beck has denied allegations against him as “scandalous” through his attorneys. He also has brushed away calls for his resignation.