Monday, March 21, 2016

A head-on crash in Richland County has left a Greenwich man dead.

79-year-old Clarence Jackson was killed late Saturday morning, when he failed to negotiate a curve, and went left of center on State Route 545, near Pepper Road in Mansfield. His car hit an SUV driven by an Ashland man. The driver of the SUV and a passenger were taken to OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.


A Willard man accused of shooting and killing his neighbor last summer will undergo another mental health evaluation.

Separate doctors already found 50-year-old James H. Blair is competent to stand trial, and knew right from wrong when he allegedly shot and killed 62-year-old Linda Ciotto in late July. The findings mean Blair doesn’t qualify for a ‘not guilty by reason of insanity’ plea. However, Huron County Public Defender David Longo requested another evaluation. The request was granted by Judge James Conway. The evaluation will cost up to $3,500, and will be paid by the state. Blair remains in the Huron County Jail.


A recount could occur, in a primary race in Richland County.

Just 216 votes separate Darrell Banks and incumbent county commissioner Tim Wert.

That’s not enough to trigger an automatic recount, but that could change after provisional ballots are counted later this month. Banks is mayor of Bellville. Wert has been a Richland County Commissioner for 12 years.


The Bellevue Board of Education has made it official.

Bellevue will join the Sandusky Bay Conference, starting with the 2017-2018 school year. The school board okayed the move late last week. Norwalk, Willard, Sandusky, Shelby, Tiffin Columbian are expected to follow suit in the coming weeks. Ontario is leaving for the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference. As we told you last week, the SBC is expanding to 18 teams for football and 21 teams for most other sports.


SKYWARN tornado and severe weather spotter training will be offered in Norwalk this Wednesday night.

The class will be held at Norwalk High School’s Fisher-Titus Learning Center. Registration starts at 6, and the free two-hour class begins at 6:30. Those who complete the class will be given a SKYWARN spotter ID card.


Two local schools have announced plans for kindergarten registration.

In Bellevue, kindergarten registration will take place between April 6th and April 8th, at the Bellevue Public Library. To make an appointment, call 419-484-5000.

Edison will conduct kindergarten registration in May. Appointments may be made starting April 10th, by calling Edison Elementary at 419-499-2471.