Damage assessments are coming in, after last night’s wind storm.
The National Weather Service Office says winds hit 60 miles per hour locally, and 85 miles per hour in northwest Ohio. There are numerous reports of trees down around the area. Tornado warnings were issued last night, for parts of Wood, Lucas, Ottawa and Ashland counties. There have been no confirmed reports of twister touchdowns.
The St. Paul Flyers are one step away from a spot in the Division VII state semi-finals.
The Flyers will play Berlin Center Western Reserve Saturday night, at Ken Dukes Stadium in Medina.
Two local residents are in the Huron County Jail this morning, charged in connection with a series of break-ins in Norwalk, and Ridgefield Township.
So far, 43-year-old Eugene Large of Norwalk is charged with one count of complicity to burglary, while 35-year-old Maria Stallard of Monroeville is charged with burglary, complicity and tampering with evidence. Because of the ongoing investigation, deputies declined to release more information.
The EHOVE teacher accused of having sex with a teenage student is on paid leave, and is out of jail.
47-year-old Michael Edwards of Huron was arrested at home last Thursday. He was charged with sexual battery, a third-degree felony, punishable by up to five years in prison. The Culinary Arts instructor and a 17-year-old girl allegedly engaged in a sexual relationship last fall.
Ohio’s young hunters will have a chance to pursue white-tailed deer, during the state’s 11th annual youth deer-hunting season this weekend.
The youth deer-gun season is open statewide to hunters holding a valid youth hunting license and a deer permit. Young hunters must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult.
High school playoff football action continues this weekend.
Perkins and Clyde will meet tonight in Bellevue. St. Paul and Huron will play at different sites tomorrow night.
A Sandusky man is headed to death row.
Barring a successful appeal, Curtis Clinton will die by lethal injection, for killing 23-year-old Heather Jackson and her two children. Clinton learned his fate yesterday, in Erie County Common Pleas Court. Judge Tygh Tone agreed with a jury’s recommendation that he be sentenced to death, for the September, 2012 killings. Death sentences are automatically sent to the Ohio Supreme Court for appeal. An execution date will be set at a later time.
An EHOVE Career Center teacher is in jail, for allegedly having sex with a student.
47-year-old Michael Edwards was arrested Thursday at his home in Huron. He was charged with sexual battery. Edwards is EHOVE’s Culinary Arts instructor. He’s accused of having sex with a now-17-year-old girl numerous times last fall. According to report, the two had consensual sex in cars and buildings around Erie County, including Edwards’ home. The girl is a student at EHOVE.
An Erie County grand jury has indicted a Bellevue-area man accused of sexually assaulting a Lorain County woman.
38-year-old Brian Jury faces five counts of rape, two counts of kidnapping, plus single counts of attempted murder and felonious assault. Jury’s accused of raping the woman at his Strecker Road property November 1st. She was found later, bound and naked along the roadside. He was arrested in Lorain County. Deputies said he had two loaded guns, prompting weapons charges there. Jury remains in jail in Lorain County, but is expected to be transferred to Erie County sometime soon.
State Route 601, near U.S. Route 20 in Norwalk has re-opened.
It was closed, for a culvert replacement project.
In case you missed yesterday’s announcement, leaf pickup in Norwalk will begin Monday.
Crews will take leaves the day after your trash is collected. If today is trash day, your leaves will be picked up on Monday.Crews will pick up leaves just once.
It seems low, but a new study shows it’ll cost $49.04 to serve Thanksgiving dinner to 10 people this year.
That’s down nearly one percent from last year. According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, that includes turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls, butter, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie and whipped cream.
It was damaged by high winds last month, and now, it’s coming down.
We’re talking about the steeple at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, at League and State Streets in Norwalk. A bulletin from Norwalk Catholic School says “The church steeple will at some point be taken down.” The steeple has been in danger of collapse, since it was damaged during a Halloween night storm.
Governor John Kasich has delayed the execution of a man scheduled to die today.
The temporary stay will allow doctors to decide if Ronald Phillips non-vital organs or tissues can be donated to his mother and others. Phillips made the request earlier this week. His new execution date is set for July 2nd, 2014.
1:30 this afternoon is when Erie County Common Pleas Court Judge Tygh Tone will decide on life in prison, or death, for convicted triple murderer Curtis Clinton.
Tuesday, a jury recommended death for the Sandusky man who killed Heather Jackson and her two children last fall.
Leaf pickup will begin this coming Monday, in Norwalk.
Leaves will be collected on the same routes as trash collection, and will be picked up the day after your trash day. If your trash day is Friday, leaves will be picked up on Monday, the first day of collection. Mulched leaves cannot be picked up, and leaves in bags will not be picked up. Leaves must be curbside by 7:30am. Leaves behind parked cars cannot be picked up. Leaves will be picked up just once. Again, leaf pickup begins Monday, in Norwalk.
A Bellevue man is going to prison for nine years, for his role in a brutal beating.
19-year-old Tyler Smith was sentenced yesterday, in Huron County Common Pleas Court. Smith and a co-defendant, Connor Holbrook used a crowbar to attack 19-year-old Austin Thornton, of St. Paris, Ohio. The assault occurred in late April, in Willard. Thornton suffered serious head injuries. Smith agreed to plead guilty to attempted murder. Holbrook has rejected a plea bargain, and will stand trial next week. A third person, Brianna Boonie of Bellevue will stand trial in December, on charges of conspiracy and obstructing justice.
A change of heart, in the Perkins school district.
Last night, the Board of Education voted to return 3.2 mills from the permanent improvement fund, back to the general fund. The move will return about $1.4 million annually, to pay for salaries and other day-to-day operations. The board shifted the money between funds two years ago. But three failed levy attempts forced officials to re-think the decision.
A longtime employee at the Huron County Auditor’s Office says he’s running for County Commissioner in 2014.
Democrat Dennis Stieber of Norwalk made the announcement yesterday. He also announced plans to retire from the Auditor’s Office at the end of next year.
The St. Paul High School Athletic Office will be open from 7 – 8 tonight to sell advance tickets to Saturday’s playoff football game against Wellsville. The game will kickoff at 7 at Orrville’s Red Rider Stadium.