Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Huron County/Information from the public needed about fatal crash

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is seeking the public’s information involving the identity of a victim of a recent fatal crash in Huron County.

The driver was killed when their truck caught on fire after going down an embankment in the area of County Road 187 and East Town Line Road, near the New London Reservoir.

Troopers say the crash happened either late Sunday night or early Monday morning.

 

Sandusky County/Teen could be tried as adult in shooting death

A judge in Sandusky County will decide soon if a 15-year-old Fremont boy accused of shooting and killing another teen last year should be tried as an adult.

Elijah Starks has been charged with murder, involuntary manslaughter, firearm theft as well as assaulting a correctional staff member.

Starks, who was 14 at the time, allegedly shot and killed 14-year-old Jaylan Brock last September.

 

Huron County/Two men go on wild train wide

Two men were charged with trespassing after going on a wild train ride early Tuesday morning that began in Huron County.

20-year-old Christian Hale and 24-year-old Kevin Slone allegedly jumped on a moving CSX train in Willard and clung for dear life as the train travelled close to 50 miles-per-hour before stopping in Wayne County.

Hale called 9-1-1 while on board…eventually getting train operators to stop after nearly an hour.

The two men could face additional charges.

 

Huron County/Greenwich man pleads guilty in stabbing incident

A 20-year-old Greenwich man has pled guilty to grand theft and failure to comply with the order of a police officer.

Zachary Boster was charged at the time with felonious assault in connection with the stabbing of a Milan man in the eye on Fifth Street in Norwalk in March.

That charged was dropped in a plea deal.

Boster was also accused of leading authorities on a car chase from Greenwich to several miles into Ashland County.

 

Erie County/Sandusky murder trial delayed

The ongoing trial of a man accused of shooting and killing a Sandusky man last year has been delayed a day.

Wednesday would’ve been the fifth day of testimony in the Joel Miles trial, but it was postponed due to an attorney’s emergency.

Anthony Pearson was killed in Sandusky’s MacArthur Park last August.

The trial is expected to resume this morning in Erie County Common Pleas Court.

 

Huron County/Hepatitis cases on the rise

The nation has seen a recent uptick in the number of hepatitis C cases with Huron County as no exception.

In the first six months of 2018, Huron County Public Health said they had 59 different cases reported; putting it on trend to surpass the past three years’ totals.

Health department doctors say the trend isn’t a shocking one, considering the area’s and state’s drug use, although the exact cause is still unknown.

 

Ottawa County/Port Clinton lift bridge opening delayed once again

More delays in the opening of the Ohio 163 lift bridge in Port Clinton…

The Ohio Department of Transportation says it will be at least July 30th before it opens, but more likely the first part of August.

The opening has been pushed back a number of times since work began on the $13 million renovation project last October.

ODOT officials blame the delays on the project’s complexity.

 

Area News/$2 Billion+ in tourism sales for Lake Erie Shores and Islands

Over $2 billion dollars were made in Lake Erie Shores and Islands tourism sales in 2017… according to a recent study.

World economic analyzer, Tourism Economics, says that’s an increase of close to 8 percent from 2015.

The counties of Erie and Ottawa make up the Shores and Islands region; where reportedly 11 million visitors traveled to last year.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

THURSDAY, JULY 12TH, 2018

 

Today

Sunny, with a high near 83.

 

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 62.

 

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

 

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.