17 months in prison, for a Norwalk man who had sex with a teenage girl.
41-year-old Joseph Claus was sentenced yesterday in Huron County Common Pleas Court, on a single count of gross sexual imposition. Once out of prison Claus will be on parole for five years, and as a Tier I sex offender, he’ll be required to register his address once a year for 15 years. The incident involving Claus and the 13-year-old victim occurred last October, at his Williams Street apartment.
More charges have filed against five Sandusky teens accused of taking part in a recent armed robbery.
Along with attempted murder charges, the boys—ages 16 and 17—have been charged with aggravated burglary and robbery, and felonious assault. All of the charges are tied to the January 25th shooting and robbery of a Forest Drive man. Shots were fired, and the boys forced their way into the victim’s home. A bullet hit the man in the arm, and traveled into his chest. The victim was hospitalized, but has since been released. All five teens remain in the Erie County Juvenile Detention Center.
A collection agency may be hired, to help recoup unpaid traffic tickets in Greenwich.
Officials are considering using a collection agency, because over 400 speeding tickets issued via the village’s traffic cameras haven’t been paid. Greenwich Village Council is expected to consider the proposal in the coming weeks.
It happened late last month, but details are just coming out.
An Oregon man was arrested January 27th, after he was caught with 21 pounds of marijuana on the Ohio Turnpike, west of Fremont. 29-year-old Russell Hines was eastbound on the turnpike, when he was pulled over for slow speed, and a lane violation. A search of his car turned up nearly $200,000 worth of pot. He was charged with drug trafficking, and was taken to the Sandusky County Jail.
Kindergarten registration in Bellevue is scheduled for April 6th, 7th and 8th.
Appointments may be made by calling the Board of Education Office, 484-5000.
Next week is when the drive-thru will be open, for residents to make Huron County property tax payments.
The drive-thru is on East Seminary Street, behind the Huron County Office Building…Hours will be 8:30am until 4pm. There will be a change this year. Cash will no longer be accepted as payment at the drive-thru. All cash payments must be made inside the Huron County Treasurer’s Office. To avoid counterfeit money, all cash will be run through a ‘cash discriminator’ to scan the bills. Any money deemed ‘suspicious’ will not be accepted. Huron County property taxes are due one week from today.