Richey Case Update

A defendant’s request to move his retaliation case from Putnam County to another venue is turned down. Kenneth Richey of Columbus, accused of threatening a retired county judge here, had filed a motion to change the venue through his attorney. Judge, Keith Schierloh denied the request. The case is set for a pretrial hearing on Jan. 30, while a jury trial is scheduled for Feb. 24. Richey is charged with five counts of retaliation and more. He allegedly threatened retired Putnam County Judge, Randall Basinger in June and September.

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