Wednesday, May 29,2013

A Michigan woman was arrested after her car was destroyed by a train.

The 18 year old woman was traveling on route 6 when at about 10:30 p.m. she tried to make a U-turn at Cleveland Road and Perkins Avenue. When her car became stuck on the tracks, the woman got out and walked away. A train came soon after, pushing the vehicle 200 feet and causing it to catch fire. Erie County deputies and firefighters from Huron and Huron Township responded and found the woman walking nearby. Deputies said alcohol is likely a factor and the woman was taken to the county jail pending charges.


Several car crashes occurred yesterday throughout the area

In Oxford Township 23 year old Brooke Deak of Norwalk was driving south on Kelley Road when she failed to stop at a stop sign at Ohio 113. Her vehicle was struck by a 2012 Mack tractor-trailer headed west. The collision sent both vehicles off the road. The driver of the truck was Timothy Petersen, of Norwalk. He was not injured. Deak was flown by medical helicopter to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. 

Then 22 year old Mario Vargas of Clyde was driving a 99 Buick LaSabre west on Bogart Road at a high rate of speed. The Buick was seen passing several cars before sideswiping a Chevy Silverado. That caused Vargas’ vehicle to veer off the road and into a guardrail, where it overturned several times. Vargas taken by ambulance to Firelands Regional Medical Center following the crash. The two occupants in the Chevy were not injured.

Around 4:30 Erie County deputies and Berlin firefighters were called to Church Road in Berlin Heights, where a Pontiac Sunfire went off the road and slammed into a mailbox before striking a telephone pole and a tree. The car sustained major damage.  Three occupants in the vehicle were injured. The driver 18 year old Sandra Hoff, of Vermilion was flown by medical helicopter to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. The backseat passenger, 17 year old Ridge Newsom, was flown by medical helicopter to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. 11 year old Cole Newsom was taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Lorain and discharged later in the evening. 


Officials at Huron Schools said up to 21 people have applied for the superintendent’s position.

There is a school board meeting at 6:30 this evening at Shawnee Elementary School. Board members will review applications for the district’s superintendent position, mostly in executive session.


Visiting judge Dale Crawford has removed Dean Henry from the role of criminal prosecutor in the investigation into the death of Jacob Limberios.

Crawford appointed Ohio Attorney Mike DeWine to investigate.


An outside arbitrator has ruled in favor of the Huron County Engineer’s Office in a case involving roadwork performed on Greenwich-Milan Townline Road in the summer of 2011.

Erie Blacktop resurfaced two miles of Greenwich-Milan Townline Road between Zenobia and Court roads, but was ordered by Huron County Engineer Joe Kovach to “re-do” the northbound lane of that two-mile stretch due to the asphalt separating. Erie Blacktop repaired the road, but requested an additional payment of $105,000 from the county. An arbitrator recently ruled the county will not have to pay Eric Blacktop the extra.