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Friday, June 07, 2013

The search continues, for two brothers wanted for questioning, in connection with the weekend death of a local migrant worker.

Misael Lopez and Hiram Emmanual Lopez are believed to have fled the area, in a car owned by Daniel Hernandez. His body was discovered Sunday night, inside a Baseline Road apartment, near Willard. He had been stabbed multiple times.

 

The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Norwalk Post is investigating a crash involving a pickup truck, and horse and buggy.

Five people were injured in the crash, which occurred at 4:15 yesterday afternoon in Ripley Township, at Baseline, Edwards and Swanger Roads, at the Huron-Richland County line. Troopers said a horse and buggy controlled by Moses Sensenig of Shiloh pulled into the path of a pickup, driven by 16-year-old Elijah Brown, also of Shiloh. Sensenig and four passengers, ranging in age from 7 months to 27 years were thrown from the buggy. All five were taken to MedCentral in Mansfield. A four-year-old, and the seven-month-old were later taken to Akron Children’s Hospital. Brown and a passenger, 16-year-old Tristan Seaman of Greenwich were not injured. Bond is set at $33,000, for a Sandusky woman accused of hitting a biker, then fleeing the scene.

 

Christina Merlo remains in the Erie County Jail, on charges of aggravated vehicular assault, leaving the scene, driving under suspension and DUI.

She’s accused of driving a pickup that hit an Illinois biker early yesterday morning. She took off, but later contacted Sandusky police. The biker suffered serious injuries. He’s in fair condition.

 

A scare at Janesville Acoustics in Norwalk.

Firefighters were summoned to the Industrial Parkway site at 8:30 yesterday morning after heavy smoke began pouring from a chimney above a processing machine.  The blaze was contained to that area.  Four people were treated for smoke inhalation.  Two were taken to Fisher-Titus Medical Center.

 

There’s new information about a story involving a man and eight puppies he claimed he found last Friday at the Bellevue Reservoir.

Those puppies were in poor health when de dropped them off at the Huron County Humane Society.  It turns out—The puppies were his.  Wednesday, the man told investigators he gave false information because he couldn’t afford to pay the Humane Society’s normal intake fee.  Charges are pending.  By the way…The puppies are doing well.

 

Seven applicants have been selected as finalists in the search for a new Huron City Schools superintendent.

Interviews will begin next Tuesday.

 

Still no decision on possible charges against a Norwalk Police Officer accused of striking his girlfriend.

Mansfield prosecutors said they plan to interview the officer next week, before deciding if charges should be filed.  The alleged incident occurred at the victim’s Richland County home in mid-April.  She’s a corrections officer at the Huron County Jail.

 

A new contract is in place between workers at Sandusky’s KBI and the UAW.

The agreement simply allows the plant to operate through 2015.  That’s when contracts between KBI and GM will expire.  The deal doesn’t change existing wages or benefits.  It does allow layoffs.

 

Ohio Bike Week will end Sunday evening.

 

Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez and his wife Melanie have been charged with 4th degree misdemeanor drug abuse.

The charges were filed after a small amount of suspected marijuana was delivered to their rented home in Rocky River.  If convicted, they each face up to 30 days in jail and $250 in fines.