Saturday, May 16, 2015

2015 Click it or Ticket Kickoff

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office, Ohio Highway Patrol and the Wayne County Safe Communities coalition team up for a weeklong effort on the topic of traffic safety.

Monday, April 20, 2015

David talks about pain pills and the move to heroin.

Part one of a series of interviews with
“David” a Wayne County resident and convicted felon who shares
his story of addiction.


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Quota Club Cops ‘n Kids

We recently teamed up with the Orrville Quota club, police from Dalton & Smithville as well as Aultman Orrville Hospital – for Safety First Program through Cops ‘n Kids. At the close of the program, each first grade child was fitted with an adjustable bike helmet donated by Aultman Orrville Hospital and a Cops ‘n Kids drawstring bag donated by Quota International of Orrville.

The benefits to our community are tremendous. So many children are treated each year with head injuries from bicycle accidents, we hope this continual program will help reduce those numbers dramatically.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Missing/Runway child from the Dalton Ohio found safe.

Missing/Runway child from the Dalton Ohio area.
Milanie M Cline
Ht. 5-6
Wt. 140
Hair black (very short)
Eyes brown
Last seen near Dalton Ohio at 0005 hrs March 29 2015. Wearing black and white checker print coat and boots.
Milanie left a foster home in Dalton and has family in Mansfield Ohio.
Anyone with information should call the Wayne County Sheriff's Office at 330-287-5701 or email Capt. Doug Hunter at

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Pair arrested for abuse of a corpse


Sheriff Travis Hutchinson is reporting that deputies have arrested a man and woman who have admitted their involvement in dumping the body of Nathaniel Abshire in a field on Armstrong road.
Arrested for abuse of a corpse are…
Matthew Lee Miller age 32, of 1020 E. Bowman Street Wooster Ohio.
Virginia Lea Dininger age 32 of 9177 Shank Rd Litchfield Ohio.

Deputies responded to the 800 block of Armstrong road shortly before noon on March 25th after two oilfield workers discovered a body in a field adjacent to an oil well. Initially the body was unidentified, but investigators learned the identity of the man after relatives saw a Sheriff’s Office posting about the matter on social media. The man was identified as Nathaniel Dakota Abshire age 22, of Medina Township Ohio.
As the investigation into the matter continued, both Miller and Dininger were identified as suspects, with Dininger being arrested on Wednesday evening and Miller the following morning. Both Miller and Dininger were acquaintances with Abshire.

Investigator were able to learn that Dininger and Abshire were guest in Millers home on Sunday. After awaking from sleep Dininger discovered Abshire was dead. After this discovery, Miller and Dininger loaded Abshire’s body into Dininger’s car and discarded the body at the Armstrong road location.

 The cause of death will be determined after the results of an autopsy are received and it is possible that additional charges will be filed.

 At this time both suspects are currently incarcerated in the Wayne County Jail.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Body of adult male found

Sheriff Travis Hutchinson is reporting that his office is attempting to identify the body of an adult male that was found shortly before noon today. Deputies were called to 800 block of Armstrong road after two oil field workers reported the discovery of a body lying in an oil well access drive.

The body is that of a white male, 30-40 years of age 185 lbs. with short brown hair and a goatee. The man has a very large distinct tattoo on his upper chest consisting of three words… “F*** Your Life.

There were no visible injuries to the man who was examined by Wayne County Coroner Dr. Amy Jolliff at the scene prior to being transported to the Summit County Medical examiner’s office for autopsy. It is believed that the body had been at the location for less than 48 hours.
The case continues to be under investigation and anyone with information on this case is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 330-287-5701 or e-mail Capt. Doug Hunter at