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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

3 this afternoon is when a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held to celebrate the opening of the Venice Road/U.S. Route 6 railroad overpass on Sandusky’s west side.

 

To Willard, where road crews will be busy with resurfacing work today.

They’ll be at Section Line 30, between Bullhead Road and U.S. Route 224, and Section Line 30, between 224 and Willard West Road. Tomorrow, Huron County Highway Department crews will be at the intersection of Drake and Washington Roads in Norwalk, and at Williams Road, just north of State Route 547 in Monroeville.

 

A Sandusky man is alive and recovering, after being shot in the head.

Reports indicate 34-year-old Lee Donald was shot early yesterday morning, at his Eddy Henry Way home. He was taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center. Sandusky police are searching for a motive, and a suspect.

 

A 21-year-old woman, riding her sport bicycle from Massachusetts to California to raise money to battle M.S., has died in a crash in Ottawa County.

The highway patrol says Emily Gagnon was killed just before 7:30 last night on Route 163, when she was hit from behind by an SUV. So far, no charges have been filed.

 

Formal charges have been filed against a Lancaster, Ohio man accused of holding up a Willard grocery store.

A Huron County grand jury has charged 46-year-old Michael Fette with one count each of aggravated robbery and possession of criminal tools, and two counts of attempted kidnapping. Fette was arrested in late August, minutes after holding up Missler’s IGA. He’s a suspect in similar robberies in southern Ohio.

 

A clarification from yesterday…

Milan Police Chief Jim rose is leaving to become deputy chief in Perrysburg.  His last day in Milan will be October 3rd.  Rose served as chief for two years.

 

For a change, Huron County is out of the top ten in terms of unemployment.

According to figures released this morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the county’s August unemployment rate was 8.6 percent.  That’s down from 11 percent in July.  Erie County’s August jobless rate was 6.2 percent, down from 6.9 percent the previous month.  Rates in all but one surrounding county went down.  Lorain County’s August unemployment rate was 7.4 percent, up from 7.1 percent in July.

 

Supporters of a ballot measure to block a ban on Internet sweepstakes cafes have ten more days to collect enough signatures, to put the question before voters.

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says, the “Committee to Protect Ohio Jobs” is 71-thousand valid signatures short of the number needed, for next November’s ballot. If the group doesn’t get the signatures by October 3rd, the ban on Internet sweepstakes cafes will take effect immediately.

 

A reminder that this Thursday is when State Senator Gayle Manning will hold open office hours, at the Greenwich Public Library.

She’ll be there between 3:30 and 5. No appointment is necessary.

 

A high honor for Ghostly Manor in Sandusky.

It’s been named as one of the 10 greatest haunted attractions in the country by Forbes.com.

 

In sports…

It’s the final regular season homestand for the Indians.  The Tribe and Chicago White Sox will open a 2-game series with game one at 7:05 tonight.  You can hear it on 95.3 WLKR.

 

More sports…

The season’s second weekly statewide high school football poll is out.  In Division III, Clyde is up two spots to #5 and Perkins jumped three spots to #12.  After losing to Tiffin Columbian, Norwalk dropped out of the poll.  In Division VIII, St. Paul moved up three spots to #13.  Plymouth dropped from the poll after losing to Mapleton. 

And this week’s state volleyball poll has Norwalk ranked 3rd in Division II, Huron 7th in Division III, St. Paul 8th and Monroeville 14th in Division IV.