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Monday, May 6, 2013

The highway patrol is investigating Friday’s crash that claimed the Coordinator of Career Services at BGSU-Firelands.

56-year-old John Clark of Huron was killed late Friday afternoon, in a head-on collision on U.S. Route 6 in Helena, in western Sandusky County. Clark’s wife Cynthia, and daughter Jennifer were taken to Fremont Memorial Hospital, for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The other driver, Carla Dixon-Bowers of Lima died in the crash as well.

 

Huron County Deputies are looking for a drive involved in a hit-skip crash in New Haven Township.

It happened early Saturday afternoon on State Route 61, near Skinner Road.  Deputies said the driver of the blue Town and Country mini-van hit a bicyclist from behind, and then left the scene.  The bicyclist, Nelson Merino of Willard was taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital.

 

An ATV crash in Sandusky County’s Green Creek Township sent two people to the hospital with serious injuries.

According to the Fremont Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Kristi Ely of Green Springs was injured last night when she lost control and flipped over in a field near County Road 177.  Ely and a passenger, seven-year-old Allison Gerhardstein of Bellevue were flown from the scene to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo.  Troopers said the two were not wearing helmets.

 

Two Monroeville-area residents have been charged with grand theft for allegedly stealing an ATV from Smiley Automotive in Norwalk.

Shane Danielson and Brett Smith were arrested Friday evening.  Both men were taken to jail.

 

A final pretrial hearing is scheduled for 1 this afternoon for the Willard teen charged with shooting his mother.

Barring a plea agreement, 17-year-old Michael Mason will stand trial next week in Huron County Common Pleas Court.  He’s facing a single count of attempted murder in connection with the May, 2012 shooting.

 

Not-so-good news, for thousands of Ohioans receiving unemployment compensation.

Due to automatic federal budget cuts, average weekly benefits are dropping by $50. The decrease took effect yesterday.

 

A Norwalk woman is in the Huron County Jail, after a domestic situation turned violent.

According to Norwalk Police, Katie Lou Brooks used a fork, to stab her boyfriend in the upper chest. It happened early yesterday morning, at a home on Spring Street. The victim was taken to Fisher-Titus Medical Center.

 

Among the items on tomorrow’s Norwalk City Council agenda: A new contract with firefighters.

The agreement between the city and the International Association of Firefighters Local 1199 will run through 2015. It calls for a two-percent raise this year, and no raises in 2014 or 2015.

 

A benefit is planned to help the families of Jon and Viola Francis, who drowned in Lake Erie.

The benefit will be held at 4pm, May 18th at the Norwalk VFW. There’s an $8 cover charge, music, an auction, a raffle and more. The father and daughter from Crystal Rock drowned April 6th, while Kayaking near the Edison Bridge.

 

Tomorrow is Election Day.

The polls will be open between 6:30am and 7:30pm. Voter turnout is expected to be very light. We’ll have complete results from Huron and Erie counties during tomorrow night’s Indians-Oakland A’s game on 95.3, WLKR, and on K96.