a_d
Monday Night
50°
Mostly Cloudy
3%
Tuesday
75°
Mostly Cloudy
2%
Tuesday Night
57°
Partly Cloudy
2%
Wednesday
82°
Partly Sunny
8%
Wednesday Night
63°
Slight Chance Thunderstorms
17%
Thursday
73°
Chance Thunderstorms
57%
Thursday Night
50°
Slight Chance Thunderstorms
15%
Friday
72°
Chance Thunderstorms
35%
Friday Night
59°
Chance Thunderstorms
43%
Saturday
77°
Thunderstorms Likely
57%
Saturday Night
62°
Thunderstorms Likely
68%
3 Day
Extended
a_d
a_d
Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Local officials report baby's death occurred in Clark County

By Ed Gebert
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP - Clark County officials will handle any legal action involving a Springfield-area man in connection with the death of a 3-month-old girl.
The girl was found in a truck on Tuesday in the 6200 block of Wabash Road.
Clark County court documents allege Brian Hayslip, 22, told police he had shaken 3-month-old Lily Hayslip when she began crying while he was feeding her Tuesday.
Lily's mother had called Clark County authorities Tuesday to report her missing after Hayslip, her fiance, failed to drop off the girl at her grandmother's house so he could go to work.
"Mercer County and Clark County worked closely on this case," Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said in a news release Wednesday. "It has been determined that the death occurred in Clark County, although the child's body was found in Mercer County and Hayslip was arrested in Mercer County."
At 5:17 p.m. Tuesday, the Mercer County Sheriff's Office received a telephone call reporting a child had been found alone in a car seat in a vehicle that was still running. Celina Fire Department personnel responded and reportedly pronounced the infant dead at the scene.
Identification for Hayslip was found inside the vehicle.
During a K9 search, Hayslip was located in an open field near a wooded area.
Hayslip reportedly said he was looking for a place to bury Lily. Authorities determined Wednesday that Lily had been killed in Clark County.
"This is an example of how agencies are supposed to work together to ensure that justice is served," Grey said. "I am proud of the work by all involved."
Messages left with Clark County sheriff's and prosecutor's officials were not returned by press time.
- The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Other Coverage:
Video from the scene of the arrest
911 call for a deceased infant in truck
Story in Wednesday's edition
a_d
Additional online story on this date
ST. MARYS - City council members on Wednesday heard first reading of an ordinance appropriating final expenses for 2016.
Council members John Bubp, Robin Willoughby, Todd Fleagle and Dan Uhlenhake were present to consider allocating about $2.7 million to cover the costs. [More]
Subscriber only stories on this date
Child struck by car dies
Mercer County sales tax receipts smash record
Preliminary budget figures expected in 4-6 weeks
Ex-Auglaize man arrested for sexual battery
Redskins, Flyers advance to final
Minster advances to Bath title game
a_d