8:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
Stephen Schaeffer, Republican candidate for Erie County clerk of courts, will face the winner of the Democratic primary next November. Schaeffer, of Huron, said he hopes to improve "e-government" through a Web site to serve not only citizens of Sandusky, but citizens on the edges of the county in communities such as Milan, Bellevue and Vermilion.
8:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Tiffin teen has been sent to prison following a purse-snatching incident. Timothy S. Stallings, 19, was sentenced Tuesday in Huron County Common Pleas Court to two years in prison for snatching a purse from a 67-year-old Willard woman during a Jan. 25 incident.
8:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Tiffin teen has been sent to prison following a purse-snatching incident. Timothy S. Stallings, 19, was sentenced Tuesday in Huron County Common Pleas Court to two years in prison for snatching a purse from a 67-year-old Willard woman during a Jan. 25 incident.
8:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
COLLINS - The Western Reserve board of education accepted the resignation of two longtime employees Wednesday. Phyllis Brucker, secretary to the superintendent, and Gayle Frederick, secretary to the treasurer, are both retiring at the end of the school year after 30 years of service to the district.
8:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
COLLINS - The Western Reserve board of education accepted the resignation of two longtime employees Wednesday. Phyllis Brucker, secretary to the superintendent, and Gayle Frederick, secretary to the treasurer, are both retiring at the end of the school year after 30 years of service to the district.
8:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
MUNICIPALITIES Bellevue Charlotte K. Zimmerman to Zimmerman Family Limited Partnership, 404 Brinker St. First National Bank of Bellevue to Seven Limers Inc., 569 Southwest St., $30,000.
8:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
There was no hearing today on the pending adoption proceedings for the ex-Gravelle children because the state filed a motion to exclude the media from further proceedings. A Huron County couple filed a petition in December to adopt one of the school-age children. Huron County Juvenile Prosecutor Jennifer DeLand sent her motion by fax about 9 p.m. Wednesday. Reporters were allowed to cover previous hearings related to the Gravelle custody and criminal cases, but the court placed restrictions on naming the specific children.
8:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
There was no hearing today on the pending adoption proceedings for the ex-Gravelle children because the state filed a motion to exclude the media from further proceedings. A Huron County couple filed a petition in December to adopt one of the school-age children. Huron County Juvenile Prosecutor Jennifer DeLand sent her motion by fax about 9 p.m. Wednesday. Reporters were allowed to cover previous hearings related to the Gravelle custody and criminal cases, but the court placed restrictions on naming the specific children.
8:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
Willard resident Delores Ceja submitted to a drug test before her arraignment on a possession of heroin charge Monday. A few minutes later, her bond was revoked. Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Daivia Kasper said Ceja should be held in custody without bond because she tested positive for opiates and Oxycontin. Huron County Assistant Public Defender David Longo said revoking his client's bond was inappropriate because Ceja had made her other court appearances. He also noted that any defendant being charged with drug possession could have a "dirty test" unless the person was seeking treatment.
8:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
Construction will begin next week on Cline Street from Union Street to the Cline Street-Milan Avenue connector. The first phase of construction will be the installation of water lines and storm sewers. Traffic will be maintained in both directions during this phase whenever possible, but short-term lane closures will be necessary at times. The city advises drivers to try to use other routes for the two months this phase will take to complete.
8:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
Janet Freehling could have used some encouragement after editors of a Christian magazine had rejected two short stories the Norwalk resident and avid writer had submitted. People who shared Freehling's interest might have been able to offer her not only support, but pointers. Freehling did not know such a group existed in Norwalk, until local author Becky Warner told her about the Scribblers Club.
8:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
As Norwalk businesses go through changes, the director of the Norwalk-Huron County Area Chamber of Commerce said adaptations are positive steps to adapt to changing markets. "Our businesses are savvy enough to change with the changing demands of the market," James said. "Isn't that a good thing? If they're changing to adapt to what their markets are demanding, what more can we ask of a business?"
8:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL n Jennifer J. Harmon, 28, of Wellington, was charged with failure to control Friday after she went off the right side of Ohio 303, which had snow on it. She hit a mailbox and a guardrail, which overturned her sport utility vehicle, which landed on its top in the eastbound lane. Harmon reported minor injuries, but wasn't transported.
8:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL n Jennifer J. Harmon, 28, of Wellington, was charged with failure to control Friday after she went off the right side of Ohio 303, which had snow on it. She hit a mailbox and a guardrail, which overturned her sport utility vehicle, which landed on its top in the eastbound lane. Harmon reported minor injuries, but wasn't transported.
8:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
Two Toledo men face a joint trial starting April 29 in connection with bringing four crates of marijuana from Arizona to Huron County. Marcos M. Jaso, 34, and Carlos C. Torres Jr., 30, pleaded innocent Monday to one count each of possession of marijuana stemming from a Sept. 20 traffic stop on U.S. 250 north of Milan. If convicted of the second-degree felony, they face an eight-year mandatory prison term. A third accomplice, John E. Nunley Jr., 35, also of Toledo, had his case transferred from Norwalk Municipal Court to Huron County Common Pleas Court on Sept. 28. Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said Nunley hasn't been indicted, but there could be a plea deal being arranged.
8:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
Defense attorney David Longo heatedly prohibited his client from explaining any of his third-degree felony charges. Robert J. Criss, 48, of 590 Emerald St., Willard, faces a Feb. 28 trial on five counts of harassment by an inmate. He pleaded innocent Monday to the Dec. 4 incidents at the Huron County Jail. Criss is accused of trying to spit on corrections officers on five different times. "Can I explain some of those charges?," Criss asked Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway.
8:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
Defendant Steven V. Maxey cried Wednesday morning as he described the victim in his aggravated vehicular homicide case as a friend. "There was a lot of crying and sobbing in court," said Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler, who recommended a six-month jail term. Maxey, 19, of Columbus, was sentenced to four months in the Huron County Jail for the March 18 death of his passenger, Michael W. Allgyre, 18, of Collins. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway also fined Maxey $500 and suspended his driver's license for three years.
8:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
Storms downed trees and flooded roads overnight and the National Weather Service is trying to confirm reports of a possible tornado in Berlin Heights. Ohio 162 will be closed for at least a day between Ohio 99 and Ohio 61 due to multiple downed trees and power lines.
8:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
Defendant Steven V. Maxey cried Wednesday morning as he described the victim in his aggravated vehicular homicide case as a friend. "There was a lot of crying and sobbing in court," said Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler, who recommended a six-month jail term. Maxey, 19, of Columbus, was sentenced to four months in the Huron County Jail for the March 18 death of his passenger, Michael W. Allgyre, 18, of Collins. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway also fined Maxey $500 and suspended his driver's license for three years.
8:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
Winds of up 63 mph overnight toppled trees and power lines, leaving at least 50,000 homes without power throughout Ohio Wednesday morning. Most of the outages were in the central and northeast parts of the state.
8:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
Definition of a true friend Jack Kuhlman, of Monroeville. He's not just giving a helping hand to Jim Kimberlin, of Bellevue. Kuhlman is giving Kimberlin the gift of life Jan. 18 when one of Kuhlman's kidneys will be transplanted into Kimberlin.