Willard man offered plea deal in 2015 accused murder of neighbor
A Willard man accused of murdering his neighbor last year has been offered a plea deal. 51 year-old James H. Blair is accused of shooting and killing his neighbor, 62 year-old Linda Ciotto, while she was mowing her yard on Kirkwood Drive in Willard on the night of July 28th, 2015. Blair has been charged with counts of murder, aggravated murder and felonious assault. The Norwalk Reflector says that Blair has until his next court hearing on Friday to accept the undisclosed deal from Huron County Prosecutor Daivia Kasper. If there’s a trial, it would begin October 12th.
Plymouth man dies from injuries in ATV crash
A man from Plymouth has died from injuries suffered in an ATV crash earlier this week. The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports that 43 year-old Dennis Cunningham passed away Tuesday after being involved in an ATV accident on Sunday on Olive Road, east of State Route 61 in Huron County. Cunningham swerved to avoid running off the road, overturned, and was then thrown off his ATV.
Three Norwalk students recognized in County Driving Competition
Norwalk High School’s Aaron Smith is among three Norwalk seniors to be recognized for their safe-driving skills. Three seniors from every Huron School took part in the AAA driving competition, which also included a written test on Ohio driving laws. Smith won 1st place and was presented with a $300 check from the AAA East Central Safety Department; while Keegan Livingston and Anessa Berry were Norwalk High School’s second and third place finishers.
Highway Patrol makes over 100 arrests in drug enforcement project
The Ohio State Highway Patrol joined forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus on marijuana and criminal patrol enforcement from this past Thursday through Sunday. This high-visibility enforcement effort resulted in the Ohio State Highway Patrol making 32 felony drug arrests and 125 misdemeanor marijuana arrests.