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Monday, July 8, 2013

An apparent train accident has claimed a Greenwich man.

The body of 24-year-old Zachary Magill was found Saturday morning, along tracks on the north end of the village. The discovery was made by a CSX engineer. Magill was last seen walking home from a local bar. Authorities are waiting autopsy and toxicology test results.

 

Huron County deputies are investigating a weekend holdup, at Buurma Farms in New Haven Township.

Reports say a migrant worker was robbed at gunpoint by a man and woman, at his work-camp apartment. The two made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

 

Still no sign of a boat and trailer stolen July 3rd or early on the 4th from Berlin Township.

According to the Sandusky Highway Patrol Post, the boat and trailer were parked on the westbound shoulder of State Route 2, near 61, when the truck hauling them became disabled. When the owner returned to pick up the boat on the 4th, it was missing. The boat is described as a 1971, 20-foot long blue and white fiberglass Well Craft. It has no name, but does have a swim platform on the rear. It was on a blue, homemade boat trailer, with Ohio registration STN2538. Anyone with information should contact the Sandusky Patrol Post.

 

Willard firefighters have a new three-year contract.

There’s no pay increase the first year, a one-time $350 payment the second year and a two-percent increase in year three.  Health insurance, overtime and holiday pay were also addressed in the new contract.

 

A reminder that paving work in downtown Norwalk will resume at 8pm tonight…

It’ll run until 6am tomorrow.  Those nighttime and early morning hours will be repeated until the project is complete.

 

Camp Perry is getting a boost of nearly $3 million.

Federal funds obtained by U.S. Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur will replace about 100 World War II-era huts. Work should be complete by next July.

 

Speaking of Camp Perry, the 2013 National Rifle and Pistol Championships are starting there.

The event is considered the “World Series of the Shooting Sports.” It’s been held at Camp Perry since 1907. Competition will continue until mid-August.

 

On tap tonight:  A meeting of the Huron Board of Education.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 at Shawnee Elementary.  The school board is expected to hire a new superintendent.

 

 

Coming up this weekend:

Relay For Life, at Whitney Field in Norwalk. The fundraiser for the American Cancer Society will begin at noon Friday, and will end at 8am Saturday. We’ll broadcast live from Relay for Life between 4-6pm Friday. Also this weekend: The 2013 Huron Riverfest. It begins at 5pm Friday, and runs through Sunday. We’ll broadcast live from Riverfest, between 1-3 Saturday.