Put Jennifer MidKiff in Jail for arson and killing dogs

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A woman has been charged with arson in connection with a fire that destroyed a barn in Athens County on Thursday.

Jennifer Midkiff, 39, of Guysville, was also charged with breaking and entering in the fire that left four dogs unaccounted for. She is being held in the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail on a $10,000 bond pending an appearance in Athens Municipal Court on Monday.

Authorities said the fire broke out about 1 p.m. Thursday at the barn located on Franklin Street in Guysville..

Martha Carson, the owner of the barn, said she had intended to turn the building into a dog-rescue facility.

First responders were able to save one of the five dogs in the barn.