Monday, February 10, 2014

A manager at Taco Bell near Vermilion has been arrested for stealing.

Samantha Flesher is charged with theft and safecracking. She’s accused of swiping $500 from the restaurant’s safe, and using it to buy food, cigarettes and drugs. Flesher is being held in the Erie County Jail.


Felony charges have been filed against a Greenwich man accused of having sex with a teenage girl.

19-year-old Lawrence Hickman is charged with unlawful sexual contact with a minor, and tampering with evidence. The alleged incident involving Hickman and a 14-year-old girl occurred in late December. Also arrested: Hickman’s 17-year-old girlfriend. She’s charged with complicity, obstructing justice and underage consumption.


A heroin dealer from southern Huron County is off to prison.

33-year-old Scott Polachek of Greenwich will spend five years behind bars. He was sentenced Friday, in Huron County Common Pleas Court. Polachek was arrested in July, at his home on U.S. Route 224. A search turned up more than 100 packets of heroin, plus crack cocaine, prescription drugs, drug paraphernalia and various guns.


Police in Perkins Township are looking for two young women, who may have swiped almost $3,000 worth of designer eyeglass frames.

18 Ray-Ban frames, worth $160 each were stolen Saturday, from America’s Best Contacts and Eyeglasses on Crossings Road. Employees told police the two suspects were carrying large purses. Stolen frames are typically sold online.


Huron County Deputies are investigating the alleged sexual assault of two teenage girls.

The alleged incident occurred last week in Norwalk.  Because of the ongoing investigation, no other information is available.


Governor John Kasich has delayed the execution of a man scheduled to die next month.

Instead of March 19th, Gregory Lott will die by lethal injection November 19th. The governor’s decision comes, after last month’s lengthy execution of Dennis McGuire.


Pump prices—increasing over the weekend.

Today’s going rate: about $3.45 a gallon.


The U.S. Census Bureau says thousands of families fled Ohio during the latest economic recession.

Between 2007 and 2011, 26,000 people left the Buckeye State.  Most moved to neighboring states.