The Democrats can't shake Butch Smith as their candidate in the Ohio's heavily Republican 2nd Congressional District, even though he never campaigns and always loses. Why not? This zombie campaign for Congress is giving Democrats fits The Democrats can't shake Butch Smith as their candidate in the Ohio's heavily Republican 2nd Congressional District, even though he never campaigns and always loses.


Three days after the Rhoden family murders in April, 79-year-old Jim Brodess sat on a front porch and mentioned that the Pike County sheriff's office had never before had to deal with an investigation even close to this one. And then he noted that Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader - even before eight people from his county were executed by killers who still haven't been caught - already was locked in a dogfight to keep his job.


One person is dead and two have been injured after their vehicle collided with a train in Pike County this afternoon. The State Highway Patrol said the crash occurred about 3:30 p.m. near the intersection of River Road and Rt.


The question that will be posed at a hearing Friday in Pike County Court isn't so much "when?" as it is "where?" Eric Frein, 33, is facing charges that include first-degree murder, murder of a law-enforcement officer and terrorism after he was accused of shooting and killing Cpl. Bryon Dickson and seriously wounding Trooper Alex Douglass.


An aerial photo shows one of the locations being investigated in Pike County, Ohio, as part of an ongoing homicide investigation on April 22, 2016. Ohio's attorney general did not hesitate to call the execution-style mass killing of eight people in rural southern Ohio pre-planned and "cold-blooded."


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