If you heard two loud booms in Norwalk and the outlying area Saturday night, they were part of a Civil War re-enactment at the Bronson-Norwalk Conservation Club.
Services are set, for James Berens of Norwalk. Berens was murdered at his Morley Drive home September 19th. Friends may call between 5 and 7 Wednesday night, at the Walker Funeral Home on West Main. Graveside services will be held at 11 Thursday morning, at Woodlawn Cemetery.
The Sandusky Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating an early Sunday morning crash involving a semi-truck and a pedestrian.
The patrol says 38-year-old Quincy Latrell Thomas of Toledo was killed at 3:40 yesterday morning on State Route 51, near the Ottawa-Wood county line. A report says visibility was poor due to heavy fog, and Thomas was wearing dark clothing, when he stepped into the path of the semi. Thomas was pronounced dead at the scene.
Mansfield police say they’ll release more information today, about the death of Richland County prosecutor Jim Mayer.
Mayer shot and killed himself at home Friday evening. He had been county prosecutor since 1988. The county commissioners will appoint an interim prosecutor later today.
A second Willard man has been arrested in connection with a car theft ring.
18-year-old Donovan Sparkman was arrested last week in Tennessee on charges of motor vehicle theft and tampering with evidence. Willard Police say Sparkman is a co-sponsor with Eddie Tackett Jr. They’re accused of stealing cars and taking them to a chop shop in Mansfield. Tackett is scheduled to stand trial in November.
The man behind this summer’s popular “Imagine Norwalk” events will be honored by city council.
A resolution honoring Chris Castle is on tomorrow night’s work session agenda.
The state’s fall colors are expected to peak right on schedule.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says fall colors should peak in northern Ohio around mid-October, in central Ohio the third week of October, and in southern Ohio at the end of October.
A former Sandusky used car dealer already sentenced to weekends in jail for fraud is in trouble again.
29-year-old Brian Vanvlerah was arrested late last week, for passing thousands of dollars in bad checks. If convicted, he faces up to a year in prison. Vanvlerah will spend October and November weekends in the Erie County Jail, for previously altering buyer agreements with customers, and not handing over car titles. Vanvlerah owned Hometown Car Sales.
The figures are in and estimates have attendance at yesterday’s Wooly Bear Festival in Vermilion at 100,000.
A reminder: Early voting starts tomorrow, throughout Ohio.
For those who need to register to vote, or update voter information, the deadline for that is next Monday, October 6th.