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Thursday, April 18, 2013

A six-month undercover drug investigation in Huron County led to the arrests of 15 people yesterday.

Deputies from Huron and Richland counties, along with police from Bellevue, Clyde, Greenwich, Norwalk and Willard took part in operation ‘Crystal Clear.’ The suspects are from Norwalk and the surrounding area. Charges include selling prescription drugs, and trafficking in heroin. More arrests are expected.

Governor John Kasich had denied clemency, for a Mansfield man who killed a six-month-old infant back in 1998.

That means barring a successful last-second appeal, Steven T. Smith will die by lethal injection. His execution is scheduled for May 1st, in Lucasville.

Search warrants were executed at six Cleveland-area internet cafés yesterday, as Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced new efforts to prosecute what he says are illegal gambling operations.

Bank records were seized as part of yesterday’s operation. For months, DeWine has said sweepstakes cafés are illegal, and should be shut down.

Today marks the 75th anniversary of Superman.

The Man of Steel’s first appeared April 18th, 1938, in Action Comics Number 1. Superman was the brainchild of Cleveland co-creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster. Since his first appearance, Superman has been featured in thousands of comic books, on radio in the 40’s,  plus TV and movies. The newest Superman movie ‘Man of Steel’ is due out in June.

An industrial oven fire caused workers to flee from a Fifth Street factory last night.

Sandusky, Huron and Perkins Township firefighters were summoned to American Quality Stripping at around 7pm. They arrived to find smoke coming from the building. The blaze was quickly brought under control. The cause remains under investigation.