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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A two-vehicle crash has left a Monroeville man dead.

77-year-old George Latteman was killed early yesterday afternoon, at the intersection of State Routes 61 and 103 in New Haven Township. Latteman was a passenger in a pickup truck driven by Lee Myers, also of Monroeville. The pickup was hit by a van, driven by Christopher Sloan of Willard. According to the highway patrol, Sloan failed to yield at the Intersection, and hit Myers’ northbound truck. Sloan and Myers were wearing seat belts, and suffered minor injuries. Latteman was not wearing a seat belt. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No charges have filed, and the crash remains under investigation.

 

Zenobia Road, between State Route 60 and Zen Road in Clarksfield Township is closed for three weeks, for major bridge work.

Traffic is being detoured along Zen Road.

 

You might have noticed…Gas prices jumped yesterday.

At some stations around the area, self-serve regular went up by as much as 39 cents, to $3.79 a gallon.

 

Jury selection is scheduled to begin this morning, in the trial of a former Norwalk man accused of trying to solicit sex from two teenage girls.

Norvell McIntyre of Sandusky will be in Huron County Common Pleas Court.He’s charged with several felonies, in connection with the August, 2012 incident. The trial could take several days. Once it’s complete, McIntyre will face a second trial on different charges, stemming from an alleged sexual assault involving a 12-year-old girl.

 

Former Huron City Schools superintendent Fred Fox is fighting back.

He’s appealing his termination, and yesterday, his lawyer filed suit against the Huron Schools, and board members Donna Green, Scott Slocum and Tim Sowecke. The three voted to fire Fox earlier this month, amid allegations of personal and professional misconduct. The decision came, after a state Board of Education referee recommended Fox be re-instated with full back pay. Fox wants his record cleared, his job back, back pay with interest, legal fees and damages.

 

Election Day is one week from today.

Various issues are on the ballot, along with a Republican primary race for Norwalk Municipal Court judge.

 

Around Ohio…

A high school student from Cincinnati is in critical condition after a suicide attempt at school yesterday.  According to reports, the LaSalle High School student pulled out a gun and shot himself during class.  The boy was taken to a nearby hospital.

A doctor from Portsmouth will spend nearly 22 years in prison for running a ‘pill mill.’  Dr. Kevin Huff was sentenced yesterday.

A Mansfield man is scheduled to die by lethal injection tomorrow.  Steven Smith will be put to death for killing a six-month-old infant.  He’s been on death row since 1999.