Sandusky Woman dies in three-vehicle crash Wednesday in Margaretta Township
A three-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon in Margaretta Township claimed the life of a Sandusky woman. 76 year-old Dorothy Wilson was killed while a passenger in a Saturn Vue that was side-swiped by a commercial truck, then when left of center where her vehicle hit a Dodge Charger head-on. It took place around 2:45 pm on U.S. 6 just east of State Route 269. The driver in the Saturn, 78 year-old Bruce Rueckert of Lansing, Michigan suffered serious injuries and was life-flighted to Toledo. The drivers of the other two vehicles received minor injuries. The crash is under investigation. Alcohol and drug impairment are not suspected.
Norwalk PD issues letter warning concerning Heroin and Fentanyl Overdoses
The Norwalk Police Department released a letter on their Facebook page Wednesday concerning the heroin/fentanyl epidemic. Norwalk PD Chief David Light says in the letter that most of the marijuana that they’re taking off the streets of Norwalk has been laced with fentanyl. He also points out that most of the heroin has fentanyl added to it, and that the Norwalk PD have noticed a strong increase in heroin/fentanyl overdoses in the recent months. The Norwalk PD warns that if you or a family member comes in contact with any unknown substance, to not touch it, but to call them at 419-668-3311. The letter concludes by stating that The Drug Enforcement Administration issued a nationwide alert on fentanyl as a threat to health and public safety back in March of 2015.
Remains found in Pittsfield Township yet to be Positively-Identified
There’s still hasn’t been a positive I-D on the remains of a body found a few weeks ago in Pittsfield Township. They are, however, believed to be those of Clarence William Thomas, who disappeared from Lorain 14 years ago. A man serving time in a West Virginia prison for a triple homicide 4 years ago, reportedly told authorities, he had buried Thomas in the farm-field in 2002.
Indictment brought against man accused of planning to kill Federal Judge
A grand jury in Toledo has brought a three-count indictment against a suspected member of Al-Qaeda, accused of plotting to kill a federal judge. 37 year-old Yahya Farooq Mohammed is already facing separate charges of funneling money to forces in Iraq to battle U-S military personnel.
HEAP Program offers financial assistance for Summer Electric Bills
(Courtesy of Ohio News Connection) Eligible Ohioans can now apply for the HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) Summer Crisis Program to help avoid the heat, while receiving financial assistance with the costs of a utility bill, air conditioner or fan. To qualify, households must have a gross annual income at or below 175 percent of the federal poverty level. The program offers up to $500 in assistance. It runs through August 31st.
25th Huron River Fest starts Friday
Huron River Fest is celebrating its’ 25th anniversary this year, running this Friday through Sunday at the Huron Boat Basin. The 3-day festival also includes fireworks Friday night, then on Saturday a classic car show at 9:00 am with a parade at 11:00 am, and a pet parade Sunday morning. Also, new this year to the festival is a boat decorating contest with a $100 cash prize.