Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Huron County/Bronson Township crash

Two Plymouth residents were seriously hurt in a two-vehicle collision Tuesday in Huron County’s Bronson Township.

The Highway Patrol says a Willard man in a box truck ran a stop sign on Dublin Road and hit a pickup truck on New State Road driven by 52-year-old Richard Thornton with passenger 51-year-old Ann Hargraves.

Thornton was flown to a Toledo hospital with Hargraves taken to Fisher-Titus Medical Center.

The box truck driver, 31-year-old Derek Rigg, was not hurt; but was cited for a stop sign violation.


Erie County/Sandusky fire on Columbus Avenue

 No one was hurt Tuesday morning when a multi-story home caught fire on Columbus Avenue in Sandusky.

According to authorities, the blaze began when a blow torch that was being used to strip paint — caught some of the rafters under the roof on fire.

The home took on some damage from the blaze and from firefighters’ efforts to extinguish it.


Erie County/Convicted killer wants to re-open appeal

A man on death row for killing a Sandusky woman and two young children has filed an application to re-open his appeal.

Earlier this year, the Ohio Supreme Court denied 47-year-old Curtis Clinton’s motion to reconsider the appeal in connection with the 2012 murders of Heather Jackson, daughter Celina and son Wayne.

Clinton’s application argues that his attorney for the original appeal was ineffective.

He’s scheduled to be executed in September 2021.


Erie County/Sandusky motel owner going to jail

The co-owner of a Sandusky motel shut down by authorities in April due to nuisance complaints has been sentenced to 30 days in jail.

68-year-old Raghbir Virk was accused of re-opening the Howard Johnson Inn on Milan Road last month under a different name, a direct violation of a court order.

Virk reportedly told authorities that he had completed necessary renovations and was told he could re-open the building, which was allegedly false.

The rooms were still reportedly in bad shape as well.

Virk was also ordered Tuesday to shut down the motel for a year.


Ottawa County/Oak Harbor mayor resigns

Oak Harbor mayor Joe Helle has resigned.

There had been apparent complaints from council members that Helle no longer lived in the village.

The now former-mayor says he believed he was pushed out as a political move…because he’s running as a Democrat for the Ohio Senate against Republican Steve Arndt.

Council President Don Douglas takes over as mayor.


Huron County/Salt and fuel prices increasing

As the Huron County Engineer’s Office prepares for winter…it will include higher prices for road salt and gas.

The price of salt has jumped twenty-five-dollars per ton from 2017 and will reportedly cost the county close to seventy-five-thousand-dollars more than last year.

Fuel costs will also likely increase by close to fifty-thousand-dollars in 2019.

The county says they might have to reduce some road and bridge work to make up for the higher prices.


Erie County/Margaretta Township road partially re-opened

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office says one lane of travel is now open on State Route 101 from Maple Avenue to Main Street in Margaretta Township, following Monday’s storm damage.

Caution is advised as personnel will be directing traffic.


Erie County/Fair – Day 2

It’s day 2 of the Erie County Fair…

Kids under 16 receive free admission until 4:00 pm.

The Truck Pull happens tonight in the grandstand arena.


Erie County/Sandusky’s Cholera Cemetery re-dedication today

A re-dedication ceremony for Sandusky’s Cholera Cemetery on Harrison Street takes place this afternoon.

Just a little while ago, the cemetery was renovated with a refurbished sign and entryway, improved landscaping and a butterfly garden.

The event begins at 2:00 pm.  The public is invited.





Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly in the late afternoon.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83.



A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.



A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.



A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Partly sunny, with a high near 80.