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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Huron County deputies are searching for two brothers suspected of killing a migrant worker.

Misael Lopez, and Hiram Emmanuel Lopez have been named as ‘persons of interest’, in connection with the brutal death of 24-year-old Jaciento Daniel Hernandez. His body was found Sunday night, inside his Baseline Road apartment, in New Haven Township. Sheriff Dane Howard is expected to release more information, during an 11am press conference.

 

Alcohol and drugs may have played a role in a crash that sent a biker to the hospital, with serious injuries.

Daniel Gierlach of Avon was flown to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center last night. He’s in critical condition. According to reports from the Sandusky Highway Patrol Post, Gierlach failed to negotiate the curve on State Route 101, near Bardshar Road in Margaretta Township. Gierlach wasn’t wearing a helmet, and suffered head and facial injuries, when he was thrown from the bike. The motorcycle hit a large garbage bin, outside a tavern. It’s the second motorcycle crash on Route 101 this week. Kristina McGraw of Sandusky was killed Monday night, when her Harley collided with a Jeep.

 

If you need to gas up, you’re going to pay more.

Yesterday, gas prices jumped to $3.99 at most area stations. One station in Willard raised gas to $4.04 a gallon.

 

An early morning motorcycle-pickup truck crash in downtown Sandusky sent a biker to the hospital and the other driver to jail.

It happened just before 3am this morning at Washington Row and Columbus Avenue.  Witnesses said the pickup hit the motorcycle and then fled the scene.  The Illinois biker suffered serious injuries and was flown to St. V’s.  The driver of the pickup later called police from her home.  Christina Merlo of Sandusky was arrested and taken to jail on charges of aggravated vehicular assault, driving under suspension, DUI and hit-skip.

 

A vote on gay marriage in Ohio won’t come until 2014.

The group ‘FreedomOhio’ says it’s waiting until next November, to place the issue on the ballot. The group wants voters to overturn a 2004 ban on same-sex marriage.

 

A crash at US Route 224 and Bullhead Road in Willard sent at least one person to the hospital this morning.

224 was closed for about 90 minutes.  There’s no other information.

 

It’s why we say ‘unofficial,’ until certified.

It appeared a 1.8 mill levy for the Monroeville Schools had passed by nine votes in last month’s primary election.  But due in part to provisional ballots, the issue actually failed by eight votes.  Final, official Board of Election totals show it tied in Huron County—198 yes and 198 no—but failed in Erie County, 17-9.

 

Owners of hundreds of internet sweepstakes cafés may ask Ohio voters for help.

A day after Governor John Kasich signed legislation all but banning the establishments, owners say they’ll try to place a statewide referendum on the ballot. They’ll need more than 230,000 signatures on petitions, to place the issue before voters.

 

New research unveiled by ‘Connect Ohio’ shows nearly 98 percent of Ohioans now have access to broadband internet service.

That means about 59,000 homes have no access to high-speed internet.