Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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NEW YEAR'S BABY—St. Joseph Mt. Sterling welcomed its first baby of 2018 at 5:31 p.m. Jan. 2. Jennifer and Justin Miller of North Middletown welcomed Finley “Finn” Miller. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and was 21 inches long. His siblings are Cali and Cash Miller. Each year, hospital staff work with local businesses to create a welcome wagon for the first baby born in the new year, including gift certificates, diapers, wipes and assorted gifts, a release said.
Local woman faces abuse of an adult charge
By Tom Marshall
Senior Advocate writer

Mt. Sterling Police arrested a woman Tuesday morning after she allegedly abused another individual in her care with Cerebral palsy.

Mary Jane Crouch, 45, of Mt. Sterling, was arrested on charges of first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree criminal abuse and wanton abuse/neglect of an adult person.

Crouch was lodged in the Montgomery County Regional Jail.
Patrol officers reportedly found Crouch armed with a knife when they responded to an alleged disturbance at a home on Larkin Bay just after 7 a.m., Det. Chris Haddix said.

Crouch reportedly complied with directions to drop the knife when police arrived.

Inside the home officers say they found a non-verbal 22-year-old woman with Cerebral palsy and other mental and physical disabilities. She reportedly had visible bruising all over her body, Haddix said.

“There were obvious signs of neglect and abuse,” Haddix said.
Detectives were called in to investigate and arrested Crouch. The alleged victim was turned over to the custody of Adult Protective Services.

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