Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A body was discovered near the railroad tracks west of Oak Harbor yesterday.

Norfolk Southern crews called late Monday morning with reports that they thought they saw a body along the tracks. Ottawa County Sheriff Steve Levorchick says foul play is not indicated, but it appears that the man either fell off a train or was simply struck by an eastbound train. Initial indications are the man was not from the area, but sheriff’s deputies are waiting on positive identification from the Lucas County Coroner.

The Huron school district has reversed their decision to withhold the information from state Department of Education hearings regarding the termination of superintendent Fred Fox.

The school district was advised last week that the 2,700 pages of documents were not public record. A public meeting is set for 7:30 tonight, at McCormick Auditorium on Ohio Street, where school board members are expected to vote on a superintendent.

Cancer Services of Erie and Huron County is holding a fundraiser at Outback Steakhouse in Sandusky today.

From noon until 2:00 you can donate just $20 a get your choice of a 9 ounce steak or seasoned grilled salmon, fresh steamed broccoli or roasted garlic mashed potatoes, blue cheese chopped house salad, roll, and New York style cheesecake. There will also be door prizes and a raffle. Cancer services provides financial assistance for cancer-related medications, nutritional supplements, transportation assistance to patients medical appointments, wigs, hats, medical equipment and more, free of charge.

A Monroeville woman was flown to a Toledo hospital after causing a head-on crash Monday morning.

23 year old Abbey Bemis was driving a Grand Prix northbound on Ohio 99 when she went left of center and collided with a Chevy Tahoe traveling south. The driver of the Tahoe, 77 year old Vincent Langevin was transported to Firelands Regional Medical Center with minor injuries. According to state highway patrol troopers, Bemis sustained incapacitating injuries and is currently at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo.