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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

A late-night motorcycle accident in Wakeman sent an Ashland man to the hospital, with serious injuries.

51-year-old William Avsec was flown to Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center, after last night’s crash on Butler Road, near U.S. Route 20. His current condition is unknown. According to the highway patrol, Avsec struck an uneven portion of pavement, lost control and was ejected from his Harley. Alcohol is suspected in the crash.

 

EPIC Technologies in Norwalk is changing hands.

The specialty electronics engineering and manufacturing company has been purchased by California-based Natel Engineering Company.  Natel is one of the largest privately held microelectronics manufacturers in the U.S.  In a press release, the company touted its innovative, lean production capabilities.

 

More hearings, involving so-called ‘red light’ cameras.

Yesterday, the Ohio Senate’s Government Oversight and Reform Committee heard from sponsors of House Bill 69, which would ban most traffic cameras around the state. The committee will soon hear from supporters and opponents of the measure. The bill easily passed the Ohio House earlier this year. If eventually passed by the Senate, it would go to Governor John Kasich for his signature.

 

A Columbus trucking firm is suing Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam’s family business, Pilot Flying J, claiming it lost more than $75,000 in a rebate scandal.

FST Express is now one of more than two dozen trucking companies that have sued the truck stop giant.

 

A reminder…

Greenwich officials will host a public hearing to review the village’s sewer surcharge.  The meeting will begin at 6pm tonight at the fire department.

 

An Erie County grand jury has indicted four people, in connection with a recent armed robbery and shooting in Sandusky.

Jaron Ashburn, Gregory Armstrong, Stanley Frankart and Morgan Weatherspoon each face complicity charges. The charges are tied to a late September shooting at a home on Eddy Henry Way. The victim, Lee Donald was shot in the head, but survived. Police said Weatherspoon was Donald’s on-and-off boyfriend, and gave the other three information about items to steal from his home.

 

A class action suit could be certified, against two Bellevue factories accused of not paying employees for certain hours worked.

The suit names Windsor Mold, USA, which owns Precision Automotive Plastics, and Autoplas. At the heart of the action: wages tied to pre-shift meetings, and overtime. The Sandusky firm of Murray and Murray is representing local workers.

 

Tonight should be another great night to see the International Space Station.

Starting at 7:42 in the south-southwest portion of the sky, the station will appear as a bright star moving quickly.  It’ll last about six-and-a-half minutes.  If you miss it, you’ll have chances Friday and Saturday at around the same time.