The head of a fall, 2014 area crime spree is going to prison for 13 years.
37-year-old James Brant of Monroeville was sentenced yesterday, in Huron County Common Pleas Court. Between late October and late November, Brant and several others stole tens of thousands of dollars of items from Huron, Erie, Lucas, Ottawa, Richland and Seneca counties. Some of the stolen items have since been recovered. Last week, Brant agreed to plead guilty to several charges, including burglary. In exchange, nearly 20 other felonies were dismissed. Brant is currently serving a four-year sentence out of Erie County. That sentence will run concurrently with yesterday’s punishment.
A Norwalk man accused of severely beating his girlfriend’s seven-year-old daughter could be sent to prison for up to three years.
28-year-old Andrew Missler pleaded guilty yesterday to a single count of child endangering, along with a heroin possession charge. He remains in the Huron County Jail, pending sentencing in May. Missler was arrested in January, after school employees noticed the girl had numerous bruises.
The slogan “Lake Erie Love” has paid big dividends for Erie and Ottawa counties.
According to the Sandusky Register, Lake Erie Shores and Islands spent $1 million dollars to advertise “Lake Erie Love.” The result: visitors and tourists spent more than $150 million, and generated $4 million in local taxes.
Ohio’s former governor has support from a former U.S. President.
Bill Clinton has endorsed Ted Strickland, in Strickland’s 2016 bid for the U.S. Senate. The seat is currently held by Republican Rob Portman.
A new poll shows Hillary Clinton is favored among Ohio voters, but her lead is shrinking.
The Quinnipiac University poll shows Clinton has a five-point lead over other presidential contenders in Ohio. In a similar poll done in February, she led others by at least seven percentage points.
People served through the Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio will soon benefit from recent deer-culling in Avon Lake.
More than 600 pounds of venison have been turned over to Second Harvest.
An early morning crash in Ottawa County sent an Oak Harbor man to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
42-year-old Henry Gerschutz was flown to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center shortly after the 2am crash on Russell Road, near State Route 2. According to the Highway Patrol, his truck went off the road and hit several trees. Troopers believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.
Hot off the press…The newest edition of the Voice of the Firelands Magazine.
The Spring-Summer edition has schedules for the Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Columbus Clippers, Toledo Mud Hens, and the Lake Erie Crushers, plus a chance to win four tickets to a Tribe game and a limo ride to and from the game. It also has the complete 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule and roster. The free Voice of the Firelands Magazine can be found at select businesses around the area. Limited copies are available at the Radio Ranch.