Thursday, June 20, 2013

Get ready for a warm up.

By the weekend, temperatures could hit 90.

 

Governor John Kasich is coming to Willard.

He’ll be at Pepperidge Farm this afternoon, as officials break ground on the company’s expansion project. The expansion will result in 50 new jobs.

 

The state highway patrol’s Norwalk post is investigating a Wednesday evening crash that sent a Wakeman man to Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center.

Tony Hoff suffered serious injuries, when his car went off DeRussey Road in Townsend Township. Hoff was not wearing a seat belt, and was thrown from his car. He was flown from the scene, to MetroHealth.

 

A fourth suspect in a modern-day slavery case in Ashland has turned herself in.

Dezerah Silsby surrendered yesterday. Silsby, Daniel Brown, Jordie Callahan and Jessica Hunt each face charges of forcing labor. The four allegedly forced a 29-year-old mentally disabled woman to perform manual labor for two years. They’re also accused of beating the woman and her child, and using the victim’s money and benefits, to buy drugs. If convicted, all four suspects face life in prison.

 

Two Pennsylvania residents are facing drug charges, after they were caught with $25,000 worth of cocaine on the Ohio Turnpike, near Vermilion.

The highway patrol made the bust Monday night. According to reports, Christy Hoffman was pulled over for a ‘marked lanes’ violation. That’s when troopers found her passenger, Robert Spates holding a box containing cocaine. The two are described as known drug violators. If convicted of cocaine trafficking, they face up to 20 years in prison.

 

More job cuts, at Ohio’s largest newspaper.

According to a post on the “Save the Plain Dealer’s” Facebook page, management laid off an unspecified number of workers in the newspaper’s advertising, marketing, pre-press, finance, I.T., and building service departments. The post also says newsroom employees will go through similar layoffs “at a later date.”

 

Bellevue police are asking for help, in finding the person who set off a pipe bomb last Friday night on Sinclair Street.

The suspect detonated the bomb just before midnight, then took off on foot. No one was injured. If you have information, contact the Bellevue Police Department at 419-483-4444.

 

Funds have come in slowly for a statue of Milan-born Thomas Edison.

The goal is $2 million.  So far, just $27,000 has been raised.  According to the Columbus Dispatch, major individual and corporate donors are being lined up in hopes of reaching the goal.  Plans call for the statue to be placed in the Statuary Hall in Washington D.C.