Sandusky Man in Jail over Making Threats at Ventra plant
A man is now in the Erie County jail after allegedly making threats at the Ventra automotive manufacturing plant in Sandusky on Tuesday morning. 23 year-old Austin C. Hines of Sandusky was charged with aggravated menacing, carrying concealed weapons, and improperly handing a firearm in a motor vehicle. A caller advised law enforcement that Hines was threatening to leave and come back to work with a firearm and “shoot the place up.” Hines was located, along with a firearm and kevlar vest in the vehicle, and was taken into custody.
Teen seriously injured after Fireworks explodes in Hand
A Norwalk teen received serious injuries to his left hand Tuesday morning while trying to launch fireworks out of a truck window, in an attempt to scare and hit the vehicle of a co-worker driving behind him. The incident took place on State Route 2 around Berlin Road near Milan Township. 19 year-old Arafat Silmi of Norwalk was a passenger in a truck driven by a 16 year-old Norwalk boy, when Silmi was holding a mortar ball firework out of his vehicle’s passenger window when it imploded in his left hand. Silmi was transported to the North Central EMS station on US 250 before being transferred to University of Toledo Medical Center by Lifeflight. His condition is unknown.
Vermilion Festival of the Fish celebrates 50th Anniversary
Downtown Vermilion will host their 50th Annual Festival of the Fish this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Friday’s events include Dick Goddard’s Pet Parade at 12:30 pm and fireworks over Lake Erie at dusk (around 10:00 pm). Other activities include a 5K run Saturday morning at 9:00 am, a lighted boat parade on the river Saturday night at dusk, and a Father’s Day parade on Sunday at 12:30 pm. Festival hours are 12:00 noon to 11:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm on Sunday. Visit www.VermilionChamber.net for a complete schedule of events.
Attorney General DeWine Warns Cavs Fans to Beware of Ticket Scams
With the Cavs win Monday, there will be one more NBA Finals game in Cleveland at Quicken Loans Arena this Thursday night. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning Cavs fans though to beware of ticket scams for those wishing to attend the game against Golden State.
Tips to avoid ticket scams include: being skeptical of offers that are too good to be true, being careful in dealing with individual third-party sellers, checking the venue’s ticket policies, and to consider paying with a credit card; as you generally have greater ability to dispute credit card charges. Ohioans can report scams to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office at www.OhioProtects.org or by calling 800-282-0515.
Miss Ohio events get underway tonight (Wed. 6/15) with Miss Ohio Outstanding Teen
Olivia Anderson of Brunswick, winner of last year’s Miss Maple City Outstanding Teen in Norwalk, will compete tonight in the Miss Ohio Outstanding Teen pageant in Mansfield. Anderson and 13 other teens from around Ohio will compete for the crown this evening at 7:00 pm, which officially kicks off events at the Renaissance Theatre. The competition for Miss Ohio 2016 begins Thursday night with preliminaries; as Willard will be represented by both Caitlyn Wallhead and Paige Wiers.