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Monday, May 20, 2013

Get ready for more hot weather tomorrow and then cooler temperatures into the holiday weekend.

Tomorrow’s high could hit 90.  But by Friday, into the weekend, highs will be in the mid-60′s.

 

A Huron County grand jury has charged two 19-year-old Bellevue men, in connection with a brutal, April attack.

Tyler Smith and Connor Holbrook each face charges of conspiracy to commit aggravated murder, attempted murder, felonious assault and tampering with evidence. Smith and Holbrook are accused of using a crowbar, to attack 19-year-old Austin Thornton of St. Paris, Ohio. It happened at a home outside Willard. Thornton suffered serious head injuries. He remains in a rehab facility. Deputies said before the attack, Thornton, Smith and Holbrook exchanged various text and phone messages.

 

Services are set, for the infant girl killed last week in Sandusky.

Services for 11-week-old Athena Castile will be held at 2pm Wednesday, at The Chapel in Norwalk. The alleged killer, 19-year-old Denzel Castile will be arraigned this morning, in Sandusky Municipal Court. He’s facing several charges, including aggravated murder.

 

Highway Patrol Troopers are investigating two weekend crashes in Sandusky County.

One occurred last night on County Road 197.  Debra Klotz lost control of her motorcycle and wound up in a ditch.  She was flown to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo.

The other crash occurred Saturday morning on the Ohio Turnpike in Rice Township.  A New Jersey man was exiting and hit the back of a tractor-trailer and then hit a concrete wall.  He was taken to St. V’s.  The trucker wasn’t hurt.

 

If you’re a Verizon Wireless customer, and didn’t have service over the weekend, you weren’t alone.

A large number of area subscribers, along with Verizon Wireless customers in Canton, Akron and Toledo were unable to make calls, send texts or go online. Verizon spokesperson Laura Merritt said the cause of the service disruption is unknown.

 

There’s conflicting reports, on the parole status of James Parsons.

The Norwalk Reflector said he’ll learn his fate within a week. The Sandusky Register said his parole was denied. Prison officials could not be reached for comment. Parsons has served nearly 20 years, for killing his wife, Barbara Parsons. She was found dead in her Norwalk home in 1981. Parsons was charged and convicted twelve years later, in 1993. He was sentenced to 15 years to life.

 

The West Seminary Street parking lot in Norwalk will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday for sealing and striping work.

 

The holiday weekend is fast approaching and gas prices are closing in on 4-dollars a gallon.

This morning, area gas prices ranged from $3.75 to $3.89 for self-serve unleaded.

 

Helping kick off the holiday weekend—the 2013 Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival.

It begins at 5pm Thursday and runs until 5pm Monday.  Featured at this year’s Walleye Festival:  Rides, food, live music, a kids fishing derby, a 5K run and walk, and the Grand Parade, which begins at 1pm Sunday.