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Hocking County Courthouse Fire Leads To Discovery Of Homemade Bomb

The courthouse in downtown Logan suffered about $30,000 in damage in the fire early Tuesday morning.
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The courthouse in downtown Logan suffered about $30,000 in damage in the fire early Tuesday morning.

The Hocking County Sheriff’s Office says a woman is behind bars after setting fire to the county courthouse early Tuesday morning. 

Deputies say they saw smoke and fire coming from a courthouse window in downtown Logan around 12:30 a.m. Deputies say when they confronted Miranda McCormick in the parking lot, she pulled a knife and ran to a nearby apartment. 

After barging inside, deputies say they extinguished another fire before discovering an improvised explosive device and more bomb-making materials.

The sheriff’s office says the courthouse fire caused about $30,000 in damage and the response led two local schools to cancel classes today.

McCormick faces felony aggravated arson charges and the sheriff’s office says more charges are expected.