Jon Baughman

  • Land/Shallow Water Search

Cost For My Service

I work on the reward basis. You only pay if the item is found, however I do have a call out fee of $40 which is required (gas money) even if the lost item is not located. If the search location requires me to travel outside a 30 mile drive radius from my house, the call-out fee may be greater and must be agreed upon in advance. The reward is up you each individual and is how much you think it is worth to have the ring (or item) returned to you. Everything will be in writing so there will be no surprises! Where required, all searches are performed with permission by property owners. (Contact for further info or details)

Search Types

Metal Detecting searches performed in Beaches, Parks, Lakes, Yards, Land, Woods, Snow, Water (deeper than about 4 or 5 feet will require more equipment), Campgrounds, Parking-Lots, Farms, School Yards, Fields, anywhere with legal permission and any type of terrain. Jewelry, Property pins, Gold/Silver caches, Relics, Coins. Also Estate Home and Property searches, and Insurance Property Claims. (Contact for further info or details)

Search Locations

Licking, Franklin, and all surrounding Counties, Columbus, Newark and all suburbs, All of Central Ohio region.

Jon Baughman's Bio

I am a husband and a father to four wonderful kids.

I have been metal detecting for a many of years now.

I am here To help people find their lost treasure, which is Priceless!

I am able to locate property pins

Check out JBDetecting, LLC web page at

Check out my Facebook page at

Read my Blog posts to see my past finds and all those happy smiles from others.

Jon Baughman - Recent Blog Post

  • Lost White Gold Diamond Woman’s Ring in Pataskala, OH. “FOUND” (2021)

    I received an email about a lost women’s white gold engagement band lost in a park, while she was playing with her son. I was able to setup a search the same day before the park was full with people for their baseball games. After a few laps of searching, there was the ring hiding […]

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  • Lost Gold Diamond Woman’s Ring in Columbus, OH. “FOUND” (2021)

    I received a call about a lost wedding ring somewhere in their backyard. It was lost sometime when they performing gardening work and filling their composting box. Started the search in all of the common areas in the grass and paths with no luck. I search the composting box and found many nails then continue […]

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  • Lost Gold Locket in Grandview Heights, OH. “FOUND” (2021)

    I received a call about her lost daughter’s locket. The necklace was found but the locket was lost somewhere throughout the yard during an Easter egg hunt. After performing a search through the yard the locket was found, she was very happy to have the locket returned. It is a special locket since her daughter […]

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  • Lost White Gold Diamond Woman’s Ring Set in Gahanna, OH. “FOUND” (2021)

    I received a call about a lost white gold diamond woman’s ring set. The set was lost in the snow and was unable to find it about three weeks early. During that day when she lost her rings, she had visited many other locations, she had made many phone calls about her missing rings at […]

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  • Lost Gold Diamond Woman’s Ring in Powell, OH. “FOUND” (2020)

    I received an email about a lost gold diamond engagement ring in their back yard. She possibility lost her ring while raking and bagging leaves a few days before. I had a hit in two of the four bags of leaves and started with them. As the first bag was dumped out on the ground […]

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Jon Baughman - Testimonials

  • My prayer to God had been answered and He sent Jon... (2019)


    I do believe and I believe in miracles! So blessed to have had to opportunity to witness one!

    On July 5th I had visited the beach and lost my gold ring in the water while catching a football. In a split second I knew the ring had slipped off my finger and I was so devastated. I spent nearly 2 hours waist deep in murky water trying to feel my foot on the seabed for a ring but no luck. People were kicking up sand and boats nearby were causing waves to pull in and out to shore.

    Heartbroken I left with no hope of finding the ring. After a long prayer and a few Facebook posts later I turned to the internet and found Jon in the OH area with multitudinous theringfinders testimonies and I immediately emailed him. After an immediate response we decided to schedule the search Sunday and meet up.

    The day before the search there were numerous people in the area and a storm causing the water to rise and I was so afraid the ring would’ve moved from the area that I was in. The day of the search it took Jon no longer than 45 minutes to locate my ring in the swelled waters with his underwater equipment and I was FILLED with joy and relief! It was embedded deep underneath the sand and I would have never found it on my own.

    This was a ring engraved with the initials of my boyfriend and his father, which had been passed down and was a promise ring to me which I’ve had worn everyday for 2 years. It meant the world to me and I was so heartbroken to have lost it.

    I am so immensely grateful for Jon and his hard work to search and find my ring. My prayer to God had been answered and He sent Jon and his wonderful father in law for that search. He prayed over me and I am forever grateful for their service!

    God bless,


  • Thank you so much Jon from the bottom of my almost broken heart! (2016)


    Dear Jon,

    We couldn’t thank you enough for not only coming on the same day we called you, but at night and in the bitter cold no less!

    I lost not only my engagement ring but my wedding band that was only 7 months old.

    I was in a frantic hurry on a frigid cold Wednesday morning. I rushed to get my kids in the car and get the ice scraped off. When I got in my car, I realized my rings were gone!

    I had 2 very generous people come help me search my yard and after no luck and a full days worth of tears, I had almost given up all hope!

    That is when I stumbled upon and found Jon B!

    I poured through 2 pages of blogged testimonies and decided to call!

    I’m so glad I did! Thank you so much Jon from the bottom of my almost broken heart! The 2 hugs that I gave you weren’t nearly enough!


    Andrew & Anell Pike of Westerville, Ohio

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