Monday, June 4th, 2018

Ashland/Grate receives death penalty

A convicted killer has been sentenced to death for the murders of two women.

Shawn Grate was found guilty last month in the 2016 murders of 43 year-old Stacey Stanley of Greenwich and 29 year-old Elizabeth Griffith of Ashland.

An Ashland County judge has set Grate’s execution date for September 13th, but appeals are expected – which could delay it for several years.


Greenwich/Serious injury crash

A Mansfield man was seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash in Greenwich Township Saturday night.

Troopers say 32 year-old Cameron Watson, while driving on State Route 13, went left of center and eventually overturned.

He was flown to Cleveland Metro Hospital.


Fremont/Woman dies in two vehicle crash

A Fremont woman was killed in a two-vehicle accident over the weekend.

Juanita Rodriguez was 76.

According to the State Highway Patrol, Rodriguez was driving a car that was struck head-on by pickup truck on State Route 12 in Ballville Township, near Fremont.


Erie County/State Route 2 accident claims a life

A Brook Park woman died in a single-vehicle crash Friday morning in Huron Township.

Authorities say 58 year-old Teresa Ott was travelling on State Route 2 westbound near the Rye Beach Road exit when she drove off the right side of the road, down an embankment, where her vehicle struck a concrete pipe and ultimately overturned.


Perkins Township/New superintendent selected at Perkins

Perkins Schools has named a new superintendent.

The school board there has chosen former Osnaburg Schools super Todd Boggs as the one for the job.

Boggs has been superintendent at Osnaburg, east of Canton, for the last five years.

He’ll take over for Jodie Hausmann, who’s been hired as the new superintendent at Bay Village Schools.


Sandusky/Building of new schools delayed

The project to build three new schools at Sandusky has been delayed a year.

The Sandusky Register reports that several issues are to blame for the delay – including workforce demands and the increasing costs of raw materials.

Ontario Primary for first and second graders, and the intermediate schools for grades’ three through six, are now scheduled to open by August of 2020; while Hancock Academy for preschool and kindergarten, will likely open by August 2022.


Erie County/”Tick Drag” to be performed

After a tick known to cause lime disease was found last month near Vermilion, the Erie County Health Department has planned what’s called a “tick drag” in at least five county parks.

Workers will attempt to locate and identify the disease-causing black-legged ticks at Castalia Quarry MetroPark, Edison Woods MetroPark, Huron River Path MetroPark, Osborn MetroPark, and Perkins Township’s Pelton Park.


Sandusky/Cedar Point: Steel Vengeance back to multi-trains

‘Steel Vengeance’ is back to full operation at Cedar Point.

On Saturday, after manufacturers made adjustments, the park’s new hyper-hybrid coaster began once again operating with two trains.

A month ago on Cedar Point’s opening day, a train reportedly lightly bumped a parked train in the loading area, causing the ride to be reduced to just one train.






Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.



A chance of showers, mainly after midnight.

Increasing clouds, with a low around 58.



A chance of showers.  Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 71.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.