If you’re looking for the lunar eclipse, it’s underway.
It should peak at 6:25.
A chain-reaction crash shut down some of U.S. Route 250 in Milan, and sent four people to three different hospitals.
The accident occurred at three yesterday afternoon, just north of the Radio Ranch. According to reports, a northbound pickup truck turned in front of two cars. Three people were taken to Fisher-Titus Medical Center, with one of them later transported to Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center. A third was taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center. All lanes of Route 250 were closed for over an hour.
What began as a routine traffic stop in Sandusky is making national news in part because a man recorded his controversial arrest on his phone and it’s gone viral.
At a news conference yesterday, Police Chief John Orzech said officer Christopher Denny acted “lawfully but not perfectly” when he arrested Andre Stockett and his girlfriend and threatened to take the couple’s two-week old baby from them if they didn’t cooperate. Denny said he pulled the couple over because the woman was driving without headlights. Then he thought Stockett was somebody else with felony warrants. When asked to provide ID, Stockett refused to provide it. In Ohio when a police offer asks for ID, you’re required by law to show it.
September wasn’t exactly a banner month for Ohio’s four casinos.
Casinos in Cleveland, Toledo, Columbus and Cincinnati pulled in just over $63 million last month. It was the seventh straight month that totals dipped from last year, and it was $5.5 million less than September of 2013. So far this year, Ohio’s casinos have pulled in $612 million.
The state’s poverty rate has dipped slightly, according to new U.S. Census estimates.
Last year’s poverty rate was 16 percent, down from 16.4 percent in 2011. Estimates show about 1.8 million Ohioans live in poverty. A family of four is considered poor, if its income is less than $24,000.
The former treasurer of the South Central Youth League will be sentenced next month, for swiping several thousand dollars meant for boys and girls T-ball, softball and baseball teams.
Tammy Ward of North Fairfield appeared in Huron County Common Pleas Court yesterday, and entered a guilty plea to a charge of felony theft. She could be sentenced to time in the county jail, and will have to pay restitution. Prosecutors said Ward embezzled approximately $5,000 between January of 2012 and June of last year.
An arrest has been made in connection with the October 2nd death of a Norwalk native.
52-year-old Gregory Hart of Cleveland is charged with aggravated murder for allegedly killing 42-year-old Yosanda Grandberry of Lakewood. According to reports, Grandberry was stabbed to death inside a Cleveland apartment early last Thursday morning. Sources said the two were arguing before Grandberry was killed. The two reportedly had an on-and-off again relationship. Hart is in the Cuyahoga County Jail.
A southwest Ohio jury says a 19-year-old man should be put to death, for killing an 18-year-old Navy recruit, and dumping his body several counties away.
Yesterday, a Warren County jury recommended death by lethal injection for Austin Myers, of Clayton, Ohio. A judge will have the final say, during a sentencing hearing scheduled for next week. At 19, Myers would become Ohio’s youngest death row inmate by five years. Myers and an accomplice killed Justin Back, during a January burglary at Back’s home. They later dumped his body in a wooded area in Preble County. The accomplice, 19-year-old Timothy Mosley, is facing life in prison.
Cleveland Indians fans can own a part of Progressive Field.
The team is selling some of the stadium’s seats at the Progressive Field team shop, for $600 a pair. The seats are being removed, as part of a massive renovation project at the ballpark.
Firefighters in Lima continue to battle a blaze that swept through several warehouses in the downtown district.
The enormous blaze broke out early yesterday afternoon. It was fueled by rubber and plastic, and officials said those materials will burn for several days. Smoke could be seen for miles, and firefighters were forced to pull water from a nearby lake, to help battle the blaze.