Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A rollover crash spilled more than 20 tons of scrap metal, and shut down some of U.S. Route 250 in Milan.

Yesterday’s crash occurred just after 6am yesterday, when the rig flipped at State Route 113 West and 250. According to the highway patrol, the trucker from Tipp City, Ohio wasn’t familiar with the intersection, and was unable to stop before rolling onto 250. He suffered minor injuries, and was taken to Fisher-Titus Medical Center. He was later charged with failure to control. Northbound 250 was completely closed for more than three hours.


Snowy weather may have been a factor, in a car/semi-truck crash in eastern Huron County.

Yesterday’s crash at Fitchville River and Zenobia roads in Clarksfield Township sent four people to the hospital with serious injuries. Troopers said Kayla Warrer of Sandusky failed to stop at the intersection…Her car hit a semi, causing both vehicles to burst into flames. Warrer and three passengers—Matthew Born of Collins, Michael Shepperd of New London and Brett Ziemke of Norwalk were taken to Fisher-Titus Medical Center. Warrer, Born and Shepperd were later flown to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. Ziemke was taken to the University of Toledo Medical Center. The trucker wasn’t hurt. The crash remains under investigation.


Bellevue police are investigating two separate rape complaints.

Both claims were made on Sunday. One of the alleged sexual assaults occurred at the Bellevue Inn and Suites, the other, at a private residence.


Absentee ballots will be available, starting April 1st, for the May 6th primary election.

Ballots may be cast at the Huron County Board of Elections Office in Norwalk between 8am and 5pm.  The office will be open until 9pm on Monday, April 7th and from 8am until noon on Saturday, May 3rd.


This past winter could go down as one of the most expensive ever for the Ohio Department of Transportation.

ODOT officials say they’ve spent nearly $117 million to keep roads clear of snow and ice statewide, including the cost of one million tons of road salt.


The results are in, from yesterday’s 14th annual Sandusky Rotary Club Pizza Challenge.

Chet and Matt’s took top honors, in the Best Pepperoni Pizza category, followed by Pizza Hut and Kalahari. Kalahari’s Breakfast Pizza was the winner, in the Specialty Pizza category. After that, it was Wink’s Chicago-Style Pizza, then the Philly Steak and Cheese Pizza from the Huron Pizza House. Hundreds of people showed up at yesterday’s event. Proceeds are going to Rotary’s ‘Clothes Kids’ program.

The Norwalk Rotary Club’s annual Pizza Bake-Off will be held April 15th.


The Monroeville Board of Education will meet behind closed doors next Monday, to discuss personnel.

The executive session will begin at 7pm, in the Charles Eby meeting room.