Monday, April 28, 2014

A wet week is in store…

There’s at least a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the forecast each day this week.


The highway patrol is investigating a weekend crash that killed a Clyde woman, and injured two others.

69-year-old Judith Hanson died Saturday, a short time after the crash at the intersection of State Route 19, and Sandusky County Road 181. Troopers said Hanson failed to stop at the intersection. Her car hit one driven by a Fremont woman. The driver and a passenger were taken to the hospital. The passenger was later flown to a Toledo hospital.


A charge of inducing panic has been filed against an Oak Harbor man accused of making bomb threats against several area schools.

And authorities say more charges are pending against 22-year-old Charles Tingler. He’s accused of making making bomb threats at Sandusky High School, Oak High School, Oak Harbor Middle School, and Waite High School in Toledo. All of those threats were made last week. Tingler’s also accused of filing a false report of a person with a gun at Port Clinton Middle School, and a similar complaint at Wal-Mart in Fremont. When questioned by authorities, Tingler confessed, and said the calls were meant to be pranks.


A study by the Columbus Dispatch shows 21 members of the Ohio General Assembly have current or past back tax issues.

The newspaper says 13 Democrats and 8 Republicans are paying government liens, were subject to past liens, or have made payment arrangements with the IRS. The amounts range from as little as $250, to more than $800,000. None of the lawmakers on the list are local.


Today is when the Sandusky City Commissioners will discuss possible reducing the size of the city’s governing board from seven to five members.

Any change would need the approval of Sandusky voters.


A new Gallup Poll shows Ohioans aren’t very high on the Buckeye State.

Just 32 percent think Ohio is one of the top states to live in. By comparison, more than 70 percent of Alaska, Montana and Utah residents consider their state the best, or among the best.


Disturbing news, out of Norwalk.

A 14-year-old boy has admitted to raping a five-year-old girl twice. The crimes occurred last week, at the girl’s home. The boy was visiting from out of town, and agreed to babysit. He’s currently in juvenile lockup.


A Huron County grand jury has charged a Norwalk man with aggravated arson, for allegedly setting fire to a home he owns in Willard.

If convicted of the second degree felony, 58-year-Samuel Sherck faces up to eight years in prison. Sherck’s accused of setting a late March fire to a house on B&O Pike. He had lived at the home, before putting it up for sale. He confessed to setting the blaze.


The city of Norwalk’s Spring Brush Pickup is this week.

Brush should be curbside, on trash pickup day. Branches are to be no longer than six feet. No more than one pickup truck load will be collected from each home. Weekly curbside yard waste also begins this week.


The Huron County Board of Elections office will be open this Saturday, for early voting.

Registered voters may cast ballots between 8am and noon. The office is on the first floor of the Huron County Administration Building, at 180 Milan Avenue in Norwalk.


The Division II State Champs are going back to Columbus.

This time, Norwalk High School’s Boy’s Basketball Team will be honored on the floor of the Ohio Statehouse.  May 14th is when the Truckers will be lauded by lawmakers.  After that, they’ll tour the capital building.


In sports…

After getting swept out of San Francisco, the Indians are in southern California for a three game series against the L.A. Angels of Anaheim.  Game time tonight and tomorrow is 10:05 and Wednesday 7:05.  You can hear all three games on 95.3, WLKR.

It’s do-or-die for the Columbus Bluejackets.  The Bluejackets trail the Pittsburg Penguins 3-games-to-2 in the best of seven NHL playoff series.  Game six will be played tonight in Columbus.  If the BlueJackets win, game seven will be played Wednesday in Pittsburg.