Monday, August 19, 2013

There’s a Dense Fog Advisory for the entire area, until 10 this morning.


The Highway Patrol is investigating a weekend crash that killed a Huron woman.

66-year-old Ellen Gaskalla died late Saturday morning, when she lost control, and flipped over on Frailey Road in Vermilion Township. Troopers said she was thrown from the car, and was pronounced dead at the scene.


An arrest has been made in connection with an armed robbery at Missler’s IGA in Willard.

According to Police Chief Mark Holden, 46-year-old Michael Fette of Lancaster was arrested late last night after a brief chase.  Police found nearly $30,000 cash, plus a gun and ammo.  He was charged with aggravated robbery and was taken to the Huron County Jail.


A Huron County Grand Jury has formally charged a Willard man accused of sexual assault.

David Barnum is facing a single count of rape, which is punishable by up to 11 years in prison.  The alleged crime occurred in mid-June.  The victim was a 37-year-old Willard woman.  The grand jury indicted 8 others.  Seven of those were for drugs.


The Huron County Fair is in the books.


The 168th annual Lorain County Fair is underway in Wellington.  It runs through Sunday.

The Lorain County Fair is Ohio’s second largest fair.  Tonight, Montgomery Gentry will perform at 7:30.  Tomorrow night, it’s Randy Houser.  Wednesday night, it’s the Smokeout Diesel Pull and Thursday, the Horse Pull.  Friday night, the feature attraction will be the NTPA Tractor Pull.  Saturday night, it’s the combine derby and the pickup derby, and Sunday night, things will close with a traditional demolition derby.  Admission is $5 with children 8 and under free.  It’s extra for rides.  Admission will be free tomorrow and Thursday for seniors 60 and over, and veterans and military. 


Checking the entertainment lineup at the Sandusky County Fair which begins tomorrow in Fremont…

Wednesday, it’s a free show by Phil Dirt and the Dozers.  Thursday’s feature attraction will be the Broken Horn Rodeo.  Friday, it’s the Tuff Truck Pull, Saturday the NTPA Tractor Pull and Sunday, the demolition derby.


A deal has been reached between prosecutors and two Vermilion parents accused of letting their infant son starve to death.

James Brothers, and Adrienne Bartholomew agreed to each plead guilty to several felony and misdemeanor counts of child endangering. In exchange, Erie County prosecutor Kevin Baxter agreed to drop charges of involuntary manslaughter. Brothers and Bartholomew will be sentenced in November. They each face more than seven years in prison. Their son, 18-month-old Isaac Brothers-Bartholomew was found dead at home last November. He was half the weight of a typical infant that age.


Traffic on State Route 4 at its bridge over the Norfolk Southern tracks near the Erie-Huron County line is restricted while crews make embankment repairs.

One lane of traffic will be maintained.  Work should be complete sometime in November.


No change, in Ohio’s unemployment rate.

It was 7.2 percent last month, the same as July. County-by-county numbers will be released tomorrow.


Ohio State’s presidential search committee has hired a firm, to help find a replacement for Dr. E. Gordon Gee.

Dallas-based R. William Funk and Associates has conducted presidential searches for 375 colleges and universities. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.