Thursday, October 10, 2013

An apparent drowning has claimed a Norwalk teen.

18-year-old Jeffery Warneck II died yesterday afternoon, in the Huron River in Milan Township. According to reports, Warneck was at his grandfather’s Route 13 home, when he took his rowboat onto the river. Within the hour, his grandfather discovered his body, at the bottom of a steep bank. Deputies, Milan Township firefighters and paramedics worked their way to the water, but found no signs of life. There were no signs of foul play. Warneck’s body was sent to Lucas County, for an autopsy.


A Bellevue man awaiting sentencing for attempted murder is in jail, for violating conditions of his bond.

19-year-old Tyler Smith was arrested earlier this week, for using Twitter to communicate with someone he was told to have no contact with. Last week, Smith pleaded guilty to attempted murder, in connection with an April crowbar attack that left a Dayton-area man with serious injuries. Two co-defendants are awaiting trial. Connor Holbrook will stand trial next month. Brianna Boonie will be tried in December.


The Ashland man injured in a late Tuesday motorcycle crash in Wakeman remains in critical condition.

William Avsec is at Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center. He was flown there, after crashing on Butler Road. The highway patrol said Avsec hit an uneven portion of pavement, and was thrown from his Harley. He wasn’t wearing a helmet. Troopers suspect alcohol was a factor in the crash.


Charges have been dismissed, against a Sandusky pastor accused of raping a former parishioner.

That means 52-year-old Richard Mick will not stand trial on two counts of rape. Mick was charged in August, 2012, after the alleged victim claimed he sexually assaulted her twice when she was much younger. She came forward, after another member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church made similar allegations. The Erie County Prosecutor’s Office requested the case be dismissed, due to a lack of evidence.


The Norwalk Police Department has received nearly $37,000 in state grant money for future high visibility enforcement efforts.

The funds are designed to last through September of 2014.


New figures show Ohio foreclosures were down substantially last month…

The decrease was 23.5 percent.


Huron and Seneca Counties are among eight new counties added to Ohio’s fall Wild Turkey season.

Erie County is closed to Wild Turkey hunting.  A map error shows it’s open.  The seven week Wild Turkey hunting season begins Monday, October 14th.