Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Clyde-Findlay/Missing woman’s body possibly found

It appears that the body of a missing Clyde woman has been found.

According to the Findlay Courier, someone mowing the lawn at the Findlay campus of Owens Community College on Monday morning discovered a submerged car in the college’s pond.

The car was pulled from the water with the body of a woman discovered in the vehicle, which description and license plate matches the car owned by 70-year-old Charlene Robinson, who was last seen April 3rd.

Authorities say it looks like the car was driven into the large pond by accident; and has been there for a considerable amount of time.

The body has not yet been officially identified, with an autopsy to be performed.

 

New London/Man charged after dragging incident

A New London man faces criminal charges after being accused of dragging his tied-up 13-year-old daughter across a parking lot.

39-year-old John Hofacker was charged with unlawful restraint with additional charges pending.

Police say they received a 9-1-1 call Friday evening about a teenage girl being dragged through a parking lot near New London Lanes on West Main Street.

According to authorities, Hofacker said he tied her up because she was trying to run away.

 

Sandusky/Woman hospitalized after being hit by train

A Sandusky woman was last reported Monday in critical condition after reportedly being hit by a train over the weekend.

According to authorities, 31-year-old Sarah Likens was taken to a Toledo hospital after being struck by a passing train going nearly 50 mph while walking between railroad tracks near Venice Road and Niagara Street in Sandusky.

 

Erie-Huron County/Primary elections

It’s Primary Election Day…with polls open now through 7:30 pm.

In Erie and Huron County, schools with levy issues on the ballot include Edison, Huron, Monroeville and Willard.

As for city monetary issues, those on the ballot include Bellevue, Milan, Margaretta Township and Norwalk.

Erie County will choose a Democratic candidate for commissioner between Julie Farrar, Brad Hartung and Timoth Riesterer.

In Lorain County, voters are deciding two countywide renewal levies,

one for Murray Ridge and the other for the Lorain County Board of

Mental Health.

Statewide, voters are deciding a constitutional amendment regarding how congressional districts are drawn.

 

Erie-Huron Counties/Roadwork updates

A few updates on road work in Huron and Erie County…

The Old State Road resurfacing project began Monday, starting at Ohio 601, and continuing south to Gallup Road.  That project, which is expected to last for a number of weeks, will also stop and then resume at Executive Drive – continuing south to Hasbrock Road, south of Norwalk.

Also, in Erie County, work is now underway on a brand new roundabout at West Bogart Road and Campbell Street in Perkins Township.  Crews have closed Campbell, south of Bogart, to thru traffic for the duration of the project, which is expected to last until fall.

 

Collins-Wakeman/Western Reserve “Envirothon” team qualifies for state

A local high school competitive outdoor team will be competing at the state level for the first time next month.

The four-member “Envirothon” squad from Western Reserve is off to Cedarville University on June 11th and 12th

The “Envirothon” tests students’ knowledge of current environmental issues including soils, forestry and wildlife.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

TUESDAY, MAY 8TH, 2018

 

Today

Sunny, with a high near 72.

 

Tonight

Clear, with a low around 51.

 

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

 

Thursday

Showers likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74.