A Michigan man and his dog were fatally struck by a train in Huron Township yesterday.
Witnesses said the gates were down and they could see and hear the train as Anthony Borg, of Taylor, Michigan, attempted to cross the tracks in his Ford Econoline Van.Borg, 57, was pronounced dead at the scene. His dog, a jack Russell terrier mix, also died in the crash.
The Coast Guard and divers from T & T Salvage in Huron have removed 1 of 8 hazardous tanks of liquid chemicals and oil from a shipwreck 8 miles east of Kelley’s Island.
The barge, Argo, went down in Lake Erie in October of 1937. The tank they emptied contained ten thousand gallons of Benzol, a chemical used in petroleum products. With 7 tanks still to empty, the Coast guard is asking boaters to not enter their safety zone of one thousand feet around the dive position. Work will continue as weather permits.
A Fremont man is being held on a five hundred thousand dollar bond after being charged with felonious assault after shooting another man outside a bar on Saturday.
Terry Starks, 53, allegedly shot Steven Davis, 43, in the chest. Detectives found a glock 380 caliber handgun near the shooting. The glock had been reported stolen to the Norwalk Police Department. Starks, who has entered a plea of not guilty with the Freemont Municipal Court, was convicted of a murder in Chicago in 1981. Davis is in stable condition.
The US Attorney’s Office has disclosed another man has been charged for his alleged part in a local embezzlement scheme.
Anthony Jones from Kyklos Bearing International was charged last week with wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The fraud includes the co-owners of Construction Equipment and Supply, George Dunlap the third of Huron and Scott Wagner of Perkins Township along with the caretaker of Castalia Farms, Michael Conrad of Margaretta Township. Dunlap and Conrad have already plead guilty for their roles in the scheme. Allegedly, Wagner would submit the invoices to Jones at KBI, who then charged the purchases to a company credit card.
A special meeting has been scheduled for the Norwalk School Board at 7:30 pm on December second at Norwalk High School.
Contract negotiations and employee compensation are supposed to be discussed.
The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Erie County is looking to give away scholarships for the 2016 – 2017 academic year.
Applicants must be Erie County residents, currently enrolled at OSU, and have completed 30 credit hours by the end of spring semester 2016 with a minimum GPA of 3.2. Applications are available at erie-county-buckeyes-dot-com. The deadline for submitting is February sixth.
Three people, including a seven year old boy were shot and killed by a home invader in Columbus yesterday evening.
The gunman, identified as their neighbor, Barry Kirk, was shot by police after a shooting was reported around 5 pm. He later died at the hospital. Only after chasing Kirk did police discover the victims, identified as John Anderson, 31, his wife, Christine Anderson, 30, and their son, Landon, 7. The Andersons’ 12 year old daughter was wounded in the shooting and is currently in critical condition at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
The Huron County Board of Elections will meet on Monday, November 30, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. for a Special Board meeting.
This meeting is to conduct a recount for Milan Village Council. The meeting will be held at the office of the Board, located at the County Administration Building, 180 Milan Ave., Norwalk.