Bond is set at $750,000 for a Huron woman who was allegedly drunk when she drove into the Huron River with two children in the back seat.
One of the children, four-year-old Javin Jaques was pronounced dead at Fisher-Titus Medical Center early this morning. The other child, seven-year-old Autumn Collinsworth is ok. 32-year-old Lindsey Gundlach is charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, involuntary manslaughter, child endangering and DUI. Her blood alcohol level was .12. The incident occurred just after 11 last night at Franklin Flats in Milan Township. Sheriff Paul Sigsworth says Gundlach was backing from a driveway when she backed into the river. Gundlach and the girl were able to escape from the car. Divers were called in to get Jaques.
Authorities have finally ID’d the man who died in a recent blaze, at a halfway house in Sandusky.
The November 30th blaze at the Beacon House on Venice Road claimed 33-year-old Stephen Jett of Barberton. The cause of the fire remains undetermined.
A Vermilion woman is free on bond after being charged with the 2009 death of her husband.
36-year-old Julene Simko turned herself in Friday on several charges, including aggravated murder. Hours later, she posted a $500,000 bond. Simko is accused of shooting and killing Jeremy Simko inside their home five years ago. She claimed an intruder shot her husband.
The Norwalk Area United Fund is on the move.
The office is relocating from its present location on East Main to the corner of East Seminary and Benedict. The new location will be handicapped-accessible. Officials no campaign donations will be used in the move.
It could be a white Christmas…
The forecast calls for a mix of rain and snow showers on Christmas Eve and a chance of snow showers Christmas morning.
A reminder that due to the increased presence of the flu, visitor restrictions are in place at Fisher-Titus Medical Center.
Those restrictions include no visitors under 18 and no visitors with flu-like symptoms.
Around the state…
Ohio pharmacies are dealing with shortages of flu medication.
The Ohio Pharmacists Association says the demand for Tamiflu is overwhelming. The medication is used to ease flu symptoms.
Last week, we told you that AAA is projecting 98.6 million people will travel for the holidays.
AAA now says in Ohio, a record-high 3.8 million people will go at least 50 miles from home between tomorrow and January 4th.
Ohio prisons officials are considering electric fences as one of several options to increase security at state correctional facilities.
Other options may include secondary fencing, nets and sensor-based drones.