Friday, August 11th, 2017

Man found not guilty of vehicular homicide in Lorain state trooper’s death

A Columbia Station man has been found NOT guilty of

aggravated vehicular homicide and driving under the influence

from an accident that killed Lorain native and State Trooper

Kenny Velez.

 

Joshua Gaspar WAS found guilty of lesser charges including

driving with a suspended license.

 

Gaspar was accused of striking and killing Velez last year,

when the trooper was working traffic enforcement on I-90

near the border of Lakewood and Cleveland.

 

Sandusky murder suspects plead ‘not guilty’ to shooting death

A man believed by authorities to have shot and killed Sandusky’s Anthony Pearson nine days ago…plead not guilty on Thursday in municipal court.

30-year-old Joel Miles of Sandusky plead not guilty to a first-degree felony murder charge and his girlfriend, 36-year-old Amy Matos, also plead not guilty to a felony obstructing justice charge.

Both are expected back for a pretrial hearing in the next week to 10 days.

 

Area woman to spend three more years in prison for bringing drugs into Huron County Jail

A woman from North Ridgeville has been sentenced to three years in prison after reportedly bringing a drug into the Huron County Jail that led to the overdose of another inmate.

23-year-old Michele Pfaff plead guilty in July to corrupting another with drugs after an inmate was taken to the hospital due to an overdose of fentanyl; that Pfaff conveyed into the jail following her transport there by the state highway patrol.

 

Willard football field and track to get upgrades

Plans are in the works for upgrades to the Willard High School football field and track.

The projects totaling just over $2 million, paid for by the state, will include new “sport turf grass” at the football field as well as an upgraded irrigation system; along with the athletic track being resurfaced.

Work on the track has already begun with work on the football field to take place after this upcoming season.

The project also includes a new bus garage.

 

‘Restore Norwalk’ event taking place Sunday

An event to help out the Norwalk reservoir is planned for Sunday afternoon.

‘Restore Norwalk’ will feature live music, food and activities for children.

The money raised will be used to buy items for the reservoir including canoes and life jackets; with a goal of bringing in $5,000.

It runs from 2:00 to 7:00 pm at Veterans Memorial Lake Park.

 

Construction scammer arrested in Vermilion

A man from Missouri was arrested in Vermilion for allegedly being paid for a blacktop project that he never finished.

23-year-old Teddy Davis has been charged with felony theft after a mobile home manager said Davis and his crew with the fake name of “T.N.S. Construction” took $6,200 upfront and then only completed a small part of the job.

 

Erie County Fair – Day 4

It’s the fourth day of the Erie County Fair in Sandusky.

Today is ‘senior day’ with free admission until 4:00 pm for everyone age 60 and over.

NPTA tractor pulls take place tonight in the grandstand at 6:30 pm.

The fair comes to a close over the weekend with free admission until 4:00 pm on Saturday to veterans along with the Tug-a-Truck event and lawnmower derby in the grandstand.

On Sunday, the demolition derby wraps up activities in the grandstand.

 

Stuff the Bus wrap-up event happening on Saturday

The Sandusky Mall will host a family wrap-up event Saturday for the Erie County ‘Stuff the Bus’ school supply drive.

You can stop by from 1:00 to 4:00 pm with last minute donations inside the mall or drive up to entrance number-3 and drop them off.

Activities inside the mall include character appearances and fun things to do for the kids.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 8/11

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly this afternoon.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.

 

Saturday

Partly sunny, with a high near 76.

 

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.