Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Shiloh man accused of killing his father has waived extradition.

Brandon Lawrence is charged in the murder of his father, 48-year-old Michael Lawrence. He was found shot to death in his Planktown Road home Friday night. Family members told Richland County deputies they hadn’t seen or talked to him in days. They also said Brandon Lawrence had been living with him, but had not been there for several days. He was last seen driving his father’s pickup truck.


A Huron man is being bars this morning, charged with having child pornography.

Deputies arrested 41-year-old James Campbell yesterday. He had been under investigation since last May. According to reports, Campbell had dozens of pictures and videos.


An Erie County dispatcher has been put on administrative leave for allegedly showing up to work while under the influence of alcohol.

When Christie Johnson arrived at the sheriff’s office early yesterday afternoon, another dispatcher smelled alcohol and told Chief Deputy Jared Oliver.  Johnson was led to an interview room where she denied drinking that day.  But a breathalyzer test showed her blood alcohol level was .103.  A second test registered .08, right at Ohio’s legal limit.  She was charged with DUI for driving to work drunk and driving under suspension after deputies learned she’d been driving with a suspended license for months.  It’s Johnson’s second DUI arrest…She was picked up last spring by the Highway patrol.  She was suspended for three days, by then-Sheriff Terry Lyons.


A rather dubious distinction, for Huron County.

Data released yesterday shows the county’s January jobless rate was nearly twice the statewide average, coming in at 13.8 percent. That’s an increase of 3.5 percent from December, and it was sixth highest in Ohio. Ottawa County ranked just ahead of Huron County, coming in fifth, at 13.9 percent.


Huron County deputies continue to investigate last week’s bomb threat at South Central.

The building was cleared last Tuesday afternoon, after a student found a note, saying there was a bomb in the high school. Charges are expected, once the responsible person is found.


A multi-car crash involving a tractor trailer injured numerous people in Wooster.

Authorities there continue to investigate.


Felony charges have been filed against a Logan County music teacher accused of having sex with at least two female students.

Riverside High School band director Tim Shook is due in court today.


There’s word that Governor John Kasich’s school funding formula includes a 4.5 percent increase for charter schools.

The proposal increases overall state education spending by six percent.


The Huron County Board of Elections is reminding residents that April 8th is the deadline to register to vote, or change voter information, including name or address, to vote in the May 7th primary election.

The Board Office is at 180 Milan Avenue in Norwalk. It’s open Monday through Friday, 8:30am until 4pm. Voter registration forms are also available at the Norwalk License Bureau, the Huron County Treasurer’s Office, the Huron County Department of Job and Family Services and local libraries.


Cedar Point officials have announced that the park’s nighttime show ‘Luminosity’ is returning with an all-new lineup of choreography and music.

Rehearsals for the show will begin in early May with the show set for May 31st.