Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Two 19-year-old Bellevue men are in the Huron County Jail, charged in connection with a crowbar attack that sent a Dayton-area man to the hospital, with severe head injuries.

Austin Thornton (also 19) is in critical condition at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo. One of the alleged assailants, Tyler Smith, is charged with attempted murder, and tampering with evidence. The other, Connor Holbrook is charged with complicity and tampering. According to reports, the assault occurred early yesterday morning, at a home on Route 99 near Willard. Huron County deputies are still investigating.


Sandusky police are looking for clues, into yesterday’s accident that left one man dead.

The victim was hit and killed by a train near Venice Road and Tiffin Avenue. He had no ID on him. He did have several tattoos. Investigators believe he was in his late teens or early 20’s.


Pat Catan’s is offering a $1,000 reward, to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest of Sunday’s armed robbery suspect.

The man showed a gun to an assistant manager, then casually walked out with an undisclosed amount of cash. Anyone with information on Sunday’s robbery should contact Perkins police.


Bond is set at $50,000 for the Willard man accused of stealing a jar full of cash from a weekend charity benefit.

So far, Jeremy Cooper is charged with robbery.  He’s expected to face more charges for hitting two people with his car while fleeing the Fitchville River Road scene.  They suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries.  Deputies are considering charging a second suspect.


Huron County continues to rank high in terms of unemployment.

According to new figures from the state, the county’s March jobless rate was 12.1 percent—fourth highest in Ohio.  Only Pike, Morgan and Meigs counties in southeast Ohio ranked higher.


Monroeville Village council may decide next month whether or not to set up traffic cameras in the village.

If council gives the ‘green light’ to so-called ‘red light’ cameras, they’ll likely be installed at the intersection of U.S. Route 20 and State Route 547, and 20 and State Route 99.


From the Huron County Highway Department…

Greenwich Angling Road, between Townline 12 and Boughtenville Road in Greenwich Township will be closed through Friday, for a culvert replacement project. Traffic will be detoured along Old State and Edwards roads. Also, Baseline Road, between New State and Barnes roads in Ripley Township is closed for four days, for complete culvert replacement.


40 years after filming an episode there, some of the kids from the Brady Bunch are returning to Kings Island.

Barry Williams, Christopher Knight, and Susan Olsen—AKA Greg, Peter and Cindy will entertain guests on May 19th. The Brady kids were at the Mason, Ohio amusement park in 1973, while ‘dad’ Mike Brady presented architectural plans for a new addition to the park.


Good news, about Ohio’s housing market.

It was up 12 percent in March, while the average sales price increased by nearly six percent.