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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Another meth lab bust, this time, in Monroeville.

Huron County deputies were summoned to a Dogtown Road residence late last week, after receiving information about a possible meth lab and drug abuse at the home. According to reports, the resident, 29-year-old Lindsey Salyers was arrested on drug charges. Three children, ages 4, 7 and 8 were removed from the home.

Also last week, deputies arrested and jailed two Plymouth residents, for allegedly running a meth lab out of their Route 103 mobile home.

 

U.S. Route 250 in Fitchville will stay closed longer a month longer than expected, due to weather delays.

ODOT says, Route 250 is now scheduled to re-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 crossing repairs. Route 224 should re-open by Friday, May 2nd.

 

A Norwalk resale shop has won a nationwide contest, and $25,000.

When Pigs Fly is the grand prize winner of the ‘Make Your Idea Happen’ contest, sponsored by Staples. The East Main Street store generates donations to help struggling families affected by a terminal illness. When Pigs Fly was chosen from more than 16,000 entries. We’ll have more, in news later today.

 

Sandusky High School was placed on lockdown yesterday, after school officials and police received a report of man with explosives.

A caller claimed a Hispanic man in a dark trench coat was carrying two briefcases  outside the high school, at dismissal time. A search turned up nothing, but Sandusky police continue to investigate.

 

Enhanced speed control is coming to Greenwich.

Village council has approved a contract with Maryland-based Optotraffic, to provide lasers and cameras to detect speeders. Those caught by the automated speed enforcement program will be fined $100, with Greenwich getting $60, and Optotraffic, $40. The new system should be in place within two months.

 

It appears a Bellevue-area man accused of kidnapping and raping a woman last fall will stand trial next week.

That’s because Brian Jury has declined any sort of plea bargain from Erie County prosecutor Kevin Baxter. Jury’s accused of abducting a Lorain County woman at gunpoint last November, then taking her back to his Strecker Road property, where he allegedly bound and gagged her, and raped her multiple times. After Jury left, she was able to escape, and was helped by a passing motorist. He was arrested hours later.

 

For the most part, area unemployment in March was above the state average of 6.1 percent.

According to new figures from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, only Seneca County matched the statewide average.  Huron County’s unemployment rate was 10.4 percent, fourth highest in Ohio.  Lorain County’s March jobless rate was 7.6 percent, Crawford County 7.2 percent, Richland County 6.8 percent, Erie County 6.7 percent, Ashland County 6.5 percent and Sandusky County 6.3 percent.