Monday, October 14, 2013

Today is Columbus Day, a federal holiday.

There’s no mail, and most banks are closed. Trash pickup is running on its normal schedule.

A Greenwich man is in critical condition, after a pickup truck-motorcycle crash in New Haven Township.

49-year-old Joseph Mitchell was injured late Saturday morning at Routes 224 and 61. According to reports, his motorcycle was hit by Shawna Crooks of Willard. She pulled from a gas station parking lot, into Mitchell’s path. He was transported to Mercy Willard Hospital, and then was taken by Lifeflight to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo. Crooks was charged with failure to yield.

A car-bicycle crash has left a Sandusky woman in critical condition.

39-year-old Carol Christie is at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. She was flown there last night, after she was hit on Hancock Street, near Madison Drive in Sandusky. No charges have been filed, and the crash remains under investigation.

The highway patrol is investigating Friday’s semi-truck crash that sent the rig’s driver to the hospital.

Troopers said 63-year-old Merle Parker was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center, with serious injuries. At last check, he was in critical condition. Parker’s truck went off the road and rolled over on State Route 303, near Hanford Road in Wakeman. The road was closed for several hours.

The owner of Hoppers mobile home park in Sandusky is now facing two low-level felony charges.

Joe Yost was arrested Friday on a secret indictment for theft. He was taken to the Erie County Jail, but was released on bond a short time later. Yost is accused of taking tenants money for water services, but failing to pay the bills over a period of five years.

Ohio’s Medicare annual enrollment period begins tomorrow, and runs through December 7th.

Coverage will begin January 1st.