Man Pleads Guilty To 3 Logan Co. Slayings

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio — A Logan County man will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole after pleading guilty on Thursday to killing a woman and an elderly couple. Sammy Littleton fought back tears at times as he pleaded guilty…Read More

Killer's plea deal will save his life

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio - Jim Hall tries to imagine what he will say or do when he comes face to face in court on Thursday with Sammy Littleton II, the man accused of killing his beloved aunt and uncle. He cannot. "This will be the most evil person to ever…Read More


Many of the family felt like they would like to see Sam Littleton die, but the pain of a trial and the endless appeal and waiting 15 or 20 years, or even longer, for justice wasn't what anyone wanted," Stewart said. Nevertheless, Stewart was preparing a…Read More

This is what the Russell family and friends lost..very sad

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio - With 60 years of marriage to stand as testament to their bond, the story of how Dick Russell and the former Gladis McColloch met and fell in love most surely is a beautiful one. Too bad no one knows it. Maybe they met at church, one…Read More

Celebration of how couple lived offers a chance to forget

For many, Tuesday’s memorial service for Richard and Gladis Russell was a chance to forget the events of the past few weeks and remember the way the couple spent the majority of their lives. Dozens of friends, family members and Lions Club representatives…Read More

UPDATE: Gladis Russell's cause of death

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Gladis Russell, of Bellefontaine, died from blunt force trauma to her head, The Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed her cause of death Friday morning. Her body is expected to be returned to Bellefontaine, Ohio, sometime next week. On…Read More

Gladis and Russell Memorial

A joint memorial service for Mr. and Mrs. Russell will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the First Church of God in Bellefontaine. The couple were dedicated to the Lions Club organization and, following visitation at the church from 2 to 8p.m. on Monday, there…Read More
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