Local News

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

A man was rescued from an industrial mixer Monday afternoon near Sandusky…

Authorities say the man was pinned inside the contraption that was filled with a tar-like substance at the Thor-Works factory on Campbell Street. 

The employee, who was alert when removed, was life-flighted to a medical facility. 

 

A Bellevue man is on trial for murder in Sandusky County…

59-year-old John Frost is accused of shooting and killing Curtis Gibbs at Frost’s apartment complex in July of last year.

Opening arguments were made yesterday along with the jurors visiting the scene of the shooting.

According to the Sandusky Register, Frost’s family say it was in self-defense following an alleged break-in gone awry…while Gibb’s family claims Gibbs was looking for his girlfriend and was shot before he got to the apartment.

 

A Lorain County man is due in court, after an armed robbery at a service station on Detroit Road in Sheffield.

It happened this past Saturday night…

A clerk told police, Evin Ballard showed a handgun and demanded cash.

Ballard surrendered to police last night.

 

A crash in North Olmsted has put 4 people in the hospital.

It happened early yesterday at Lorain and Dover Center Roads.

Police say, it appears a pickup pulled into traffic, and struck 3 motorcycles.

 

In Medina County…

Police in Rittman are reporting a spike in drug overdoses…some, nearly fatal.

Police say, at least 7 people were revived with NARCAN on July 3rd and 4th.

 

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office is warning of a scam involving elderly individuals…

They say they’ve received two reports of older people receiving calls claiming to be law enforcement; telling them that their grandchildren were involved in a traffic crash and they needed cash right away to get them out of jail.

The subjects in both cases sent cash via money orders. 

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office says if you receive such a call, get off the phone and call a family member or the person who’s supposedly in jail; and you’ll discover that it’s just a scam.

 

The Village of Greenwich is now hiring…

They’re announced a competitive examination for a utility worker position.

They say to visit their website, www.villageofgreenwich.com for more information.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the late afternoon.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87.

 

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms; with heavy rain possible.

Low around 72.

 

Wednesday

Showers and thunderstorms.

Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.

High near 84.

 

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.


Monday, July 15th, 2019

A Mansfield truck driver has been indicted by a Union County grand jury in last December’s death of Greenwich construction worker, 24-year-old Teresa Howell.  

79-year-old Douglas Jones faces charges of involuntary manslaughter, aggravated vehicular homicide, vehicular homicide, and two counts of failure to stop after an accident.

Jones is accused of striking and killing Howell while she was performing road work on Route 33 near the border of Union and Franklin Counties…then allegedly leaving the accident; before his truck was located in south Columbus.

Jones’ previously was convicted of criminal charges in Pennsylvania in July 2018 after hitting and killing a man standing near a disabled truck on the berm of the road…in which his commercial driver’s license was not revoked.

Howell’s family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company that employs Jones; claiming they hired Jones while knowing of the Pennsylvania crash.

 

A Berea man died in a single motorcycle crash early Sunday near Fremont.

The State Highway Patrol says 56-year-old Roger Cox failed to negotiate a curve in the roundabout in front of Terra State Community College; where he was ejected from his cycle. 

Whether or not Cox was driving impaired is under investigation. 

 

Two people were rescued from a sinking bass boat in Lake Erie south of Kelley’s Island on Saturday. 

The U.S. Coast Guard’s Marblehead Station pulled one of the people out of the water…with a bystander rescuing the other person and helping them onto the Coast Guard’s boat.

 

No foul play is suspected in a Norwalk house fire where 19-year-old Devin Spooner died along with nearly 20 pets.

A State Fire Marshal officer tells the Norwalk Reflector that the cause of the July 3rd blaze on Walnut Street is still undetermined though. 

Local authorities previously stated that they believed the fire was accidental; involving something cooking-related or a wood-burner.

 

The Ohio Department of Health has confirmed the state’s first measles case of 2019.

They say it’s a young adult from Stark County that recently traveled to a state with confirmed measles cases.

This is the first confirmed measles case in Ohio since 2017.

Huron County Public Health is urging local residents to make sure they are up-to-date on their vaccinations.

 

Reports of counterfeit money both Bellevue and Norwalk…

Police say to be on the lookout for fake 10-dollar bills that have ‘replica’ printed on them and the word ‘states’ misspelled. 

 

The Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio wants you to ‘save the date’…

On September 29th, Second Harvest will host their “Generous Helpings” fundraiser, featuring signature dishes, a silent auction, and music from the Swamp Boogie Band.

 

Tickets are now on sale…

Proceeds will help their food distribution programs in Lorain, Erie, Huron and Crawford Counties.

 

An Erie County instructor is among 11 nominees for the state’s 2020 Teacher of the Year” award…

Mary Darr of Briar Middle School in the Perkins Local School District has been named a ‘Regional Teacher of the Year’; which puts her in the running for the state honor; which will be announced in the spring of 2020.

 

Roadwork in Norwalk…

Crews are slated today to begin the 2019 Street Resurfacing Project.

Look for construction on Tucker Street from Parsons to the end, Taylor Street from Parsons to Mack Street and North Garden from Harkness to East Main. 

 

Today marks the beginning of a week-long arts festival in Medina County.

This afternoon, there will be a sidewalk chalk art demonstration on Medina Public Square.

Other events this week include;

-Hip-hop workshops

-A writers’ conference

-And a performance by “Didgeridoo Down Under”

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms; mainly in the late afternoon.

Sunny, with a high near 89.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72.

 

Tuesday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87.

 

Wednesday

Showers and thunderstorms.  High near 85.