Monday, April 21, 2014

A Port Clinton man is dead, the victim of a weekend crash in Margaretta Township.

22-year-old Leon McCoy died early yesterday morning, at Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center. He was flown there, after crashing his car on Wahl Road late Saturday night. According to the highway patrol, McCoy failed to negotiate a curve, went off the road and hit a utility pole, a mailbox and a tree. He wasn’t wearing a seat belt, and was ejected from the car. Troopers said alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.


The search continues for two boaters missing in Lake Erie. 

Crews are trying to recover the bodies of Bryan Huff and Andrew Rose.  Their boat was found capsized last Thursday near South Bass Island.  The bodies of two women also on the boat were found a short time later.


Willard City Schools are in session today.

It’s a make-up day, from excessive snow days.


A controlled burn led to much more, in Norwalk.

Wind blew flames from the controlled burn to a nearby storage barn on Gibbs Road. The barn, and a nearby boat were destroyed by the weekend blaze.


You can blame Mother Nature.

U.S. Route 250 in Fitchville will stay closed longer than expected due to weather delays.  ODOT says instead of late May, Route 250 will open in late June.  Crews are replacing the bridge over the Vermilion River.  The project has been ongoing since last fall.


More from ODOT…

U.S. Route 224, between State Route 61 and Bullhead Road in New Haven Township will close next Monday for railroad repairs.  Route 224 should re-open by Friday, May 2nd.


New rules for Ohio’s county jails have gone into effect.

Among them: inmates receiving two meals instead of three on weekends, and hot showers every other day. Jail staff will be able review prisoners’ emails for security reasons, and monitor and record inmate visits.


Charges may be filed, in connection with a weekend bomb scare in Bellevue.

Emergency responders were summoned to a Northwest Street home Saturday, after a resident found an unexploded chemical bomb in his back yard. A suspect was taken into custody, and the incident remains under investigation.


A massive recall, by Kraft Foods.

Kraft is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer hot dogs, because they may mistakenly contain cheese. The U.S.D.A. says packages of Kraft’s ‘Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners’ may instead contain the company’s ‘Classic Cheese Dogs.’


Sandusky’s city commission may be shrinking.

The current commissioners are expected to discuss legislation to reduce the size of the board from seven, to five. If approved, Sandusky voters would have the final say. A ballot issue could appear as early as this November.


It’s not something you hear about very often…

A meth lab, being run out of a million dollar home. But it happened, in Lorain County. A resident of the Sheffield Lake home was arrested on several charges. Neighbors say, they had no clue what was going on.


Ohio’s Wild Turkey season is underway.

Hunters must have a license and spring turkey hunting permit.  The season closes on May 18th.