Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Numerous reports say a small tornado touched down in Seneca County last night.

A trained spotter said the twister hit the small town of Kansas, shortly before 9pm. There was minor damage, and no injuries.


Closer to home, heavy rains led to standing water in some spots.

Last night, Huron County deputies received calls of high water in the Norwalk, Bellevue, Monroeville and Willard areas. There were also reports of trees down, including one in Milan.


The National Weather Service says strong to marginally severe storms are possible today and tomorrow.

Locally heavy rainfall is likely into Wednesday evening.


Current Sandusky Schools assistant superintendent Dennis Muratori has been picked, to take over the Huron City Schools.

By a 3-2 vote, he was hired last night. He’ll take over August 1st. Muratori is replacing former superintendent Fred Fox, who was fired in April. Fox is appealing his dismissal in court. If he wins the appeal, the Huron Board of Education may be forced to reinstate him.


He left before officially starting.

Ralph Moore will not serve as Superintendent of the Monroeville Local Schools.  He was hired late last month and was scheduled to start August 1st.  Now, he’s stepping away due to ‘family concerns.’  Former Clyde-Green Springs Superintendent Gregg Elchert will step in for one year.  Elchert’s replacement at Clyde is former Monroeville Superintendent David Stubblebine.


Pump prices are back up to the mid-$3.50’s at some area stations.


Charges may be filed against a Greenwich woman reported missing.

Family and friends spent Saturday searching for 20-year-old Dominique Stephens. She returned home late that night. Her husband said she might have been kidnapped, and sexually assaulted. Yesterday, she confessed to having an affair. She could be charged with making a false report.


A Huron County Jail guard has been let go, for ‘fraternizing’ with an inmate.

Lindsey Miles of New London was fired last week. She had been on the job, for less than one year. Sources said she had been passing notes, and having conversions with an inmate, which is against jail policy. An internal investigation should be complete sometime this week.


He won’t stand trial until October, but jury selection is underway, in the case of a Sandusky man charged with a triple homicide.

Curtis Clinton is accused of strangling Heather Jackson and her two young children last fall. If convicted, he faces death by lethal injection. Clinton was arrested last September, after Jackson and the children, ages 3 and 20 months were found dead in their John St. home.


Authorities in North Carolina will not seek the death penalty against an Ashland man accused of killing his girlfriend.

Nathan Summerfield allegedly killed Lynn Jackenheimer last July, near the Outer Banks. He returned to Ashland with Jackenheimer’s two children, then fled. He was arrested days later, in Medina County. Summerfield remains in jail in North Carolina. His trial is expected to begin next spring.


A reminder that overnight paving work will continue in downtown Norwalk.

Work on East Main will be done between 8pm and 6am, until the project is complete.