Thursday, July 11th, 2019

The Milan Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that took place Wednesday around 11:00 yesterday morning on the Ohio Turnpike in Sandusky County.

Authorities say a 58-year-old Minnesota man was driving a commercial truck that was illegally too-tall; which struck a bridge that was under construction…dislodging a construction apparatus that fell upon a car travelling directly behind the commercial vehicle.

The driver of the car (name not yet released) died from injuries on the way to a Toledo hospital.

 

Law enforcement says a body discovered last Friday near a bridge over the Sandusky River in Fremont is that of a missing man.

Sandusky County Sheriff Chris Hilton reportedly told local media outlets that the death of 34-year-old Eric Edwards Jr., who was reported missing earlier this month, will be investigated as a homicide.

His cause of death has not yet been determined.

 

A Sandusky woman has been sentenced to nine years behind bars for taking part in the rape of an infant. 

According to the Sandusky Register, 34-year-old Ruth Cruz pled guilty to a lesser charge of attempted rape and pandering sexually-oriented material involving a minor.

Co-defendant, 48-year-old Eddie Cox of Sandusky, was previously sentenced to 22 years in prison for his role in sex crimes involving two children…in connection with incidents in 2017 on Fulton Street.

 

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall will be on display later today through Sunday, at Union Park on South Main in Wellington.

The names of Lorain County residents killed in the war will be read at 6 o’clock each night, and people can stop by, 24/7.

 

A public meeting has been planned for Tuesday of next week on the topic of a road project involving Route 6 from Sycamore Line in Sandusky to Rye Beach Road in Huron….including Butler Street in Sandusky.

It will take place from 4:00 to 7:00 pm in the Erie County Commissioner’s Chambers in Sandusky on Columbus Avenue.

Residents are invited to ask questions, provide recommendations and raise concerns.

 

City Council in New London has agreed to place a 3.5 mill infrastructure levy on the ballot this November.

The Norwalk Reflector reports that the levy, if passed, would raise an estimated $100,000 annually.

 

A new offering at the Willard Reservoir…

The city says they’ve installed a new kayak launcher…and if interested in taking part, residents need to come to City Hall to get a free sticker.

Other recreational improvements are also on the way in Willard…according to the city.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

THURSDAY, JULY 11TH, 2019

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly this afternoon.

Partly sunny, with a high near 88.

 

Tonight

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.

 

Friday

Partly sunny, with a high near 81.

 

Saturday

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Sunny, with a high near 86.