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Thursday, October 24, 2013

A Freeze Warning remains in effect, until 10am.

There’s snow on the ground, in parts of northeast Ohio.  Some spots east of Cleveland got several inches of snow last night and this morning.  Nearly 50,000 people had no power due to wet, heavy snow.

 

Two Bellevue men have been arrested, in connection with recent burglaries at a veterinarian’s office.

Kyle Strong is charged with breaking and entering, and theft of dangerous drugs. Chad Pelton is charged with receiving stolen property. The two are accused of stealing animal tranquilizers from Countryvue Animal Hospital. A third unidentified suspect remains at-large. Similar break-ins occurred at Bellevue Animal Hospital.

 

A special presentation, in Norwalk.

As we first told you yesterday, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown was in the Maple City, to present overdue military honors to a Huron County veteran, and local families of deceased veterans. Ronald Dennison of Norwalk served in the U.S. Marine Corp. He received the Good Conduct Medal, The Army Service Ribbon, the Marksman Badge, and the Auto Rifle Bar and Grenade Bar. Also receiving various honors and medals yesterday: families members of five deceased veterans: Fredrick Sturgeon, Donald Bahnsen, James Allen Jr, Richard Feaga and John Goostree.

 

A Norwalk man is in the Huron County jail, for driving drunk, with a child in his car.

Yimmi Lopez-Mendez was arrested Sunday night, at the corner of Benedict and Hickory. His blood alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit. The next day, he entered a ‘no-contest’ plea, and was sentenced to 48 days in jail. There’s no information about the age of the child, and the relationship to Lopez-Mendez.

 

Vermilion’s police chief has been reprimanded, for writing a spoof newsletter poking fun at officers and others.

Chief Chris Hartung admitted to writing “The VPD Insider.”He said it was meant to be a satire of the department, similar to the parody website “The Onion.”He acknowledged it was inappropriate, and also said it wasn’t meant for distribution. The letter of reprimand will remain in Hartung’s personnel file for one year.

 

A bill introduced in the state senate this week would require drug testing of Ohio’s lawmakers.

Lawmakers who test positive would be removed from office and not get paid until they test clean.  They would also have to complete a drug and alcohol abuse program.

 

A Columbus man who used YouTube to confess to killing a man while driving drunk was sentenced yesterday.

22-year-old Matthew Cordle was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison and had his driver’s license suspended for life.  Cordle posted the video in September, two months after hitting and killing a 61-year-old central Ohio man.  Several days later, Cordle turned himself in.

 

If you are looking to dispose of old tires, you can do it free of charge this Saturday.

Between 8am and 4pm, the Huron County Solid Waste Management District will hold a used tire collection and recycling event.  It will be held at the Ridgefield Township Building, just off State Route 99 in Monroeville.  Area residents can bring up to four tires.  The event is funded by the Ohio EPA.

 

No charges will be filed after an investigation into football practice at a northwest Ohio high school.

After two days of testimony from nearly 50 witnesses, an Ottawa County Grand Jury returned a ‘no bill’ regarding events that occurred September 10th.  Limited information was released about the incident in which a Woodmore High School player was injured.  Several parents accused an assistant coach of being abusive.  He resigned shortly after the allegations.

 

Bellevue’s annual Safe Halloween Parade and Trick or Treat is set for later today.

Parade lineup will be at 5:30 at Immaculate Conception School.  The parade will begin at 6…It’ll end at the Mad River and NKP Railroad Museum.  That’s where various organizations will offer treats to costumed children.  We’ll broadcast live from Bellevue Safe Halloween starting at 5.