Youngstown Personality Charged With Domestic Violence
August 10, 2006 at 6:11 AM (PT)
A YOUNGSTOWN radio personality is facing misdemeanor domestic violence charges. The YOUNGSTOWN VINDICATOR reports that JOHN R. BATCHO, aka "MR. SPORTS" on CUMULUS Classic Rock WYFM (Y-103)/SHARON, PA-YOUNGSTOWN, was arraigned on WEDNESDAY and pleaded innocent to the charges, which arose from an incident on TUESDAY in a bank parking lot in GIRARD, OH where BATCHO and his ex-wife MARIA MACHESES were exchanging custody of their daughter.
MACHESES told the court that she and BATCHO had an exchange when the daughter cried about leaving BATCHO, and that he touched her and she fell, but that she did not think he meant to push her. Witnesses claimed BATCHO did push MACHESES to the ground, and one called police. BATCHO was released on $3,500. bond and will appear AUGUST 30 in GIRARD MUNICIPAL COURT.