Monday, May 7th, 2018

Clyde/Search goes on for missing woman

The family of a missing Clyde woman has reached out to a state search and rescue team for help.

70-year-old Charlene Robinson, who’s believed to have early onset dementia, was last seen at the Family Dollar store in Bellevue on April 3rd.

Her family has contacted “Rescue 101” out of southwestern Ohio, who has scheduled a search for this Saturday and Sunday.

 

Ashland/Closing arguments Monday in Grate trial

Closing arguments begin today in Ashland County Common Pleas Court in the trial of accused serial killer Shawn Grate.

Grate pled guilty last week to 15 of 23 charges he’s facing; but those 15 counts do not include the four aggravated murder charges, three kidnapping charges and one for aggravated robbery.

One of the victims in Grate’s case is Stacey Stanley of Greenwich.

 

Norwalk/Man reportedly robbed

A Norwalk man was not hurt after being robbed and threatened by another man Saturday evening while walking home.

Police say the victim cut through a Bouscay (“Busky”) Avenue apartment complex when another male approached him and threatened to cut him with a knife if he didn’t give him money.

The alleged assailant took $35.

 

Bellevue/Train yard fire

A fire damaged multiple railroad cars and power lines; and also closed nearby roads Saturday evening in Bellevue.

No one was hurt in what officials believe was an accident at the Norfolk Southern rail yard.

The exact cause of the blaze is still undetermined, but workers are leaning towards it being due to equipment failure.

Portions of Ohio 4 and Ohio 99 were shut down for multiple hours while fire departments battled the blaze.

 

Wakeman/Woman charged with stealing children’s inheritance

A Wakeman woman is facing charges of grand theft and forgery for allegedly stealing nearly $100,000 from the trusts belonging to two children whose father died in 2007.

…This according to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine

A Huron County grand jury has indicted 45-year-old Stacie Bement on 12 charges of forgery and three charges of grand theft.

Bement allegedly spent the money from the trusts on a car, mortgage, and living expenses.

 

Erie County/US 250 roadwork update

As work continues in Erie County on US 250 between the Ohio Turnpike and Bogart Road, ODOT says traffic will likely be switched this week from the passing lane – onto the new asphalt of the outer driving lanes in both directions.

Work will begin on the passing lanes and the center turn lane.

The entire project is expected to be complete by September.

 

Sandusky/FRMC searching for new CEO

The search has begun for a new CEO at Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky.

The opening is being advertised with the process of finding a new leader expected to last three to four months.

Former CEO, Martin Tursky, retired at the end of 2017 after being in the position for about five years.

Tursky is now CEO and president of McLaren Central Michigan hospital.

 

Sandusky/Steel Vengeance back open

After a minor accident on Saturday afternoon, Cedar Point’s new coaster, Steel Vengeance, was back up and running Saturday night and Sunday.

The ride was shut down around 1:30 pm Saturday when one of the coaster’s trains reportedly lightly bumped a second train.

No was hurt.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

MONDAY, MAY 7TH, 2018

 

Today

Partly cloudy, with a high near 60.

 

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 42.

 

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near 69.

 

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.