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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

It’s the first day of school for students in Norwalk.

School also starts today in Huron and Willard.

 

No change, at the Norwalk Reservoir.

The upper reservoir remains off-limits, due to a potentially harmful algae bloom. The lower reservoir isn’t affected, meaning Norwalk’s drinking water supply is safe. We’ll let you know when the ban on the upper reservoir is lifted.

 

A Tuesday evening crash in Ashland County killed two women, one from the area.

The victims were identified as 77-year-old Loretta Meacham of Bellevue and 25-year-old Autumn Meacham of West Salem.  They were passengers in a mini-van that was hit at the intersection of U.S. Route 42 and State Route 302.  According to the Highway Patrol, the driver of the car ran a stop sign.

 

Unemployment was up last month, in Huron County and nearly all surrounding counties.

According to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, unemployment in Huron County increased by two percent, to 8.8 percent. That’s fourth highest in Ohio. Jobless rates increased slightly in Erie, Sandusky, Seneca, Crawford, Ashland and Richland counties. Only Lorain County saw a slight decrease.

 

A Sandusky business owner has been arrested, for allegedly stealing money meant for an ailing friend.

Timothy Nyman was picked up Monday, for felony theft. He was taken to the Erie County Jail, but has since been released. Nyman owns Black Tie Dance Studio. Last year, he agreed to host three fundraisers for a friend with MS. The friend, Brian Stuckey died in December. Family members recently reached out to Nyman about money raised for medical expenses, then turned to Sandusky police, after becoming suspicious. Investigators found Nyman transferred much of the money from the donation account to his personal account. They also learned Nyman made large cash withdrawals, and used the money for personal expenditures. If convicted, Nyman faces up to 18 months in prison.

 

A Willard man has been charged, in connection with a multi-county stolen car ring.

So far, Eddie Tackett is charged with motor vehicle theft, with more charges expected against him and others. Authorities recovered more than 20 stolen cars in Ashland County. They believe the cars were taken from Huron County, and the surrounding area. The investigation continues.

 

An update, on Monday’s fatal car-motorcycle crash near Plymouth.

The highway patrol says 65-year-old Billy D. Jones of Willard was killed, when his motorcycle was hit head-on, on State Route 61. The driver of the car, Jennifer Woodhull of Shelby was flown from the scene to Grant Hospital in Columbus. Her condition is unknown. The highway patrol is investigating the crash.

 

In sports…

Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine has named Brian Hoyer as the team’s starting quarterback for the season opener in Pittsburg.  He announced his decision this morning. 

J.T. Barrett will be Ohio State’s starting quarterback when the Buckeyes open the season against Navy.  The announcement was made after Ohio State confirmed Braxton Miller will miss the upcoming season after re-injuring his right shoulder.

The Cleveland Indians rallied from 5 down to beat the Twins, 7-5.  Game two of the three game series is set for 8:10 tonight at Target Field.  You can hear it on 95.3, WLKR.