Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Norwalk/Florida man pleads not guilty in Sheppard case

A Florida man charged with two counts of murder in the 2003 disappearance of Perkins Township’s Michael Sheppard Jr. plead not guilty in Huron County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday.

Joshua Stamm has a July 17th trial scheduled, where he could face 15 years to life in prison if found guilty.

Scott Hall of Clyde and Adam White of Sandusky have also been indicted on the same charges.

 

Norwalk/Woman arrested after reportedly escaping from cruiser

A New London woman was apprehended Monday after allegedly breaking out of a police cruiser following an arrest Sunday in Norwalk.

Police say 20-year-old Lillian Denson was wanted on several warrants when she was arrested Sunday morning on Whittlesey Avenue near Bouscay Avenue.

She was later found at an apartment on Sycamore Drive and charged with escape and a probation violation.

40-year-old Frank Short, of Norwalk who was with Denson during the arrest and was wanted by Huron County authorities, was also charged with contempt.

 

Sandusky/Woman pleads not guilty in dog cruelty case

A 21-year-old woman allegedly found with a child and three dogs in a Sandusky motel room covered in dog excrement has plead not guilty to charges related to the incident.

Dezeray Powell was charged with child endangering and three counts of animal cruelty after police say they discovered her on April 3rd at a Howard Johnson motel room on Milan Road.

Powell faces a preliminary hearing in around a week.

 

State news/Distracted driving awareness

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

Sergeant Kent Jeffries with the Norwalk Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol says distractions on the roadway come in 3 types; visual, manual and cognitive.

According to the patrol, nearly 14,000 distracted-related accidents took place in Ohio last year, resulting in 51 fatal crashes.

State law bans texting while driving, which can be enforced as a secondary offense.

 

Sandusky/ Top “micro-politan” city

Sandusky has been recognized nationally as one of the top “micro-politan” cities in the nation.

Site Selection Magazine recently honored Sandusky as one of the nation’s top 125 cities with an urban core population between 10,000 and 50,000; for its ability to cater to commercialism.

 

Huron County/Construction near Clarksfield

Construction is scheduled to continue this week on State Route 18 near Clarksfield in Huron County.

Traffic is set to be maintained by temporary signals between the State Route 60 north and south split.

Work is expected to be complete by the end of the month.

 

Lake Erie Shores and Islands region/Money brought in

If it’s ‘in-the-numbers’…there’s no doubt people enjoy the area promoted by Lake Erie Shores and Islands.

They say, 2017 brought in nearly 170-million-dollars in lodging-sales, more than 6-million-dollars in county lodging tax revenue, and more than 24-million-dollars in local sales-tax revenue.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11TH, 2018

 

Today

A chance of light rain this morning.

Cloudy and breezy, with a high near 55.

 

Tonight

Showers likely, mainly after midnight.  Cloudy, with a low around 44.

 

Thursday

A chance of showers.  Windy, with gusts near 40 mph.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66.

 

Friday

A slight chance of showers early.

Partly sunny and breezy, with a high near 70.