Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Huron-Erie County/Milan woman charged in hitman case

The Milan woman arrested over three months ago for allegedly hiring an undercover agent to kill her former son-in-law has been charged criminally in federal court.

70 year-old Sandra Haughawout faces a charge of solicitation to commit a crime of violence.

According to authorities, she attempted to hire and pay a hitman $10,000 to kill her daughter’s ex-husband after he was having a dispute with her daughter over custody of their children.


Huron-Erie County/Man arrested for stealing vehicles and boat

A man who allegedly stole a van from St. Paul Catholic Church in Norwalk on Monday was arrested Tuesday afternoon for reportedly also stealing two other vehicles and a boat.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol apprehended Jonathan Puccia of New Jersey in Portage County, saying he’s a person of interest in the thefts of the van, a car, an attempted theft of another car, a boat from Key Harbor Marina in Vermilion and also alcohol and food at the Wayside Inn on U.S. 6 in Vermilion.


Erie County/Sandusky man facing charges related to alleged attack of female

A Sandusky man faces aggravated assault and menacing charges.

Police responded to a call on Sycamore Line Monday night where a woman accused 49 year-old Laurence Davis from Clinton Street of choking her.


Huron County/Norwalk City Schools’ support staff contract

Superintendent George Fisk at Norwalk City Schools says a tentative contract agreement has been reached with support staff.

The contract with the Ohio Association of Public School Employees, which includes bus drivers, cafeteria workers, custodians and teachers aides, is expected to be ratified next Wednesday.


Huron County/Norwalk fire station getting close to opening

Norwalk Fire Chief John Soisson gave City Council a tour last night of the soon-to-be opening new fire station on Whittlesey Avenue.

The new facility will feature five bays, living and work quarters, a community meeting room and a triage area.

It’s scheduled to open sometime next month.


Lorain County/School fighting

Lorain Schools’ CEO David Hardy Junior says, the school system will take ‘a strong stance’ against fights in schools, and the students involved would be punished ‘swiftly’.

Those comments…in a news release from Hardy’s office…after several physical altercations and verbal disruptions at Lorain High.

Hardy says, those isolated behaviors cannot and will not dominate the ‘positive culture’ being created…


Erie County/Low-interest loans for improvements

Erie County Commissioners are preparing a financing plan that includes borrowing around $1.5 million for multiple improvements.

The low-interest loans would include $650,000 for a new sludge processing facility at Sandusky’s sewer plant on River Road, $550,000 for a new pumping station at Ohio 101 and $400,000 for renovations at The Meadows at Osborn Park.





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Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.