Continued until later this week.
That’s the word from Norwalk Municipal Court, on a preliminary hearing for the Willard man accused of killing his neighbor. James Blair’s hearing is now scheduled for 3:30 this Friday. His murder case is expected to be bound over to a Huron County grand jury. Blair was arrested last Wednesday morning, eight hours after he allegedly shot and killed 62-year-old Linda Ciotto outside her Kirkwood Drive home. According to Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard, Blair was upset that Ciotto was mowing late. Blair’s mother, 73-year-old Billie Ann Hinkle will be in court this Friday afternoon as well. She’s charged with tampering with evidence, for allegedly hiding the gun used in the shooting, then lying to investigators.
A lightning strike is being blamed for a blaze that destroyed a garage and home in Greenwich.
Firefighters were summoned to the Woodlyn Acres Mobile Home Park on U.S. Route 224 at 4:45 yesterday morning. Lightning had hit the garage, and then sent electricity into the home, igniting wood and insulation. No one was hurt.
The Norwalk Fire Department will be flow testing fire hydrants, between Monday August 10th, and Friday the 21st.
That means water may appear stained or cloudy. If that happens, let your cold water run for approximately 20 minutes to clear.
Mum’s the word, until August 18th.
According to Cedar Point’s Facebook page, that’s when park officials will unveil plans for 2016. Cedar Point also sent an email to season passholders that said “August 18th, 2015 will be a historic day.” Many people believe it something big, with some speculating a record-breaking coaster.
State Route 162, between Lyon Road and Peru Center Road in Greenfield Township will close this Thursday for a culvert lining project.
A detour will be posted. The road is scheduled to re-open August 31st.
Columbus Avenue, between Scott Street and Hayes Avenue in Sandusky is closed until further notice, while crews complete work on the road.
Access will be maintained for emergency vehicles, businesses and residents, but no thru traffic will be allowed.
Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is coming to Ohio.
She’ll hold a grassroots organizing meeting August 27th in Cleveland, to recruit volunteers to work for her 2016 presidential campaign. More details will be released later this month.
A published report says a drone was used to drop contraband at the Mansfield Correctional Institution.
According to the Mansfield News Journal, the small unmanned aircraft dropped a package containing tobacco, marijuana and heroin in a recreation area last Monday. Prison officials continue to investigate.
A History Channel hit show will be filming throughout Ohio this fall.
American Pickers will visit the Buckeye State in October, and producers are looking for people with unique items, antiques and another memorabilia. If you have things like that and want to be considered for the show, email your name, number, address and description of the items to email@example.com.
There’s still time to help students in need of school supplies.
Supplies will be collected this Friday, for Norwalk’s annual ‘Stuff the Bus’ campaign. Between 8am and 4pm, unused school supplies such as pens, pencils, paper, markers and scissors can be dropped off at the bus at the Norwalk Board of Education office on Benedict Avenue. Those supplies will be distributed August 12th, between 5 and 7pm at the Norwalk Salvation Army. If you’re in need of school supplies or know someone who is, you can register for supplies tomorrow at the Salvation Army.
The 2015 Erie County Fair begins one week from today.