The latest, on Tuesday’s apparent homicide in Willard.
The victim has been identified as 62-year-old Linda Ciocotto of Kirkwood Drive. She was shot and killed Tuesday night, while mowing her lawn. The sole suspect is her neighbor, 50-year-old James H. Blair. He was arrested early yesterday morning, after authorities used tear gas to force him from his home. He had been holed up for several hours. Blair is currently charged with murder. He’s in the Huron County Jail, in lieu of $1,000,000 bond. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for next Tuesday, in Norwalk Municipal Court. Huron County deputies, Willard and Monroeville police and state agents were at the Kirkwood Drive scene again this morning. Sheriff Dane Howard said authorities believe they know the motive, but he declined to say more, due to the ongoing investigation.
A crash in the village of Monroeville has claimed a Sandusky man.
86-year-old Robert Joiner died Wednesday, after the accident on U.S. Route 20, at Fort Monroe Industrial Parkway. According Monroeville police Chief Gary Lyons, Joiner pulled from the parkway late yesterday morning, into the path of a cement truck driven by an Ashland man. He was taken by Lifeflight to a Toledo hospital, but was later pronounced dead.
Perkins police are reviewing surveillance video, in hopes of learning more about the theft of an excavator.
The large piece of equipment was swiped from a construction site near Meijer on Milan Road. It was last seen Friday night.
A Hamilton County grand jury has charged a white University of Cincinnati police officer accused of killing a black man during a recent traffic stop.
Ray Tensing is facing murder and manslaughter charges, tied to the July 19th fatal shooting of Sam DuBose. The incident was filmed on Tensing’s body cam. If convicted, he faces life in prison.
Two Ohio men have been hospitalized with West Nile virus.
One is 34, and from the Cleveland area. The other is 77, from the Cincinnati area.
The first Saturday in August brings with it the annual 95.3 WLKR and K96 Summer Jam, at the Huron Boat Basin.
We’ll have much more, in news tomorrow.
The Cleveland Indians made it official this morning. The team traded Brandon Moss to the St. Louis Cardinals for minor league pitching prospect Rob Kaminsky. Moss hit .217, with 15 homeruns for the Indians. Kaminisky was the Cards’ first-round pick two years ago. He’s currently playing Single-A ball. The Indians will play seven straight out west. First up…Four in Oakland. Tonight’s game against the Athletics will begin at 10:05. You can hear it on 95.3, WLKR.