Early voting will NOT start today in Ohio.
That’s because the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 yesterday to delay early voting until next Tuesday, October 7th. We’ll have more, in news later today.
A standoff in Monroeville ended peacefully this morning.
23-year-old Marcus Thornsberry held village police, Huron County Deputies and Highway Patrol Troopers at bay for about seven hours while inside a trailer near Pean’s Pizza. A Highway Patrol negotiator convinced him to surrender at approximately 9 this morning. Thornsberry’s currently in the Huron County Jail on charges of domestic violence and inducing panic, with more charges possible. According to Monroeville Police Chief Gary Lyons, the incident began shortly before 2am this morning across the street from the police station. Thornsberry was highly intoxicated and was involved in a dispute with his girlfriend. A passing officer noticed what was happening and ordered Thornsberry to stop. Instead, he went to the trailer about three blocks away. Lyons said Thornsberry may have been armed with a semi-automatic weapon. As a precaution, some of U.S. Route 20 was shut down and classes were canceled in the Monroeville Schools and at St. Joseph’s.
Norwalk firefighters are investigating the cause of a blaze that damaged a mobile home.
Crews were summoned to Key Estates just after 7am yesterday. They arrived to find light smoke coming from the rear, and flames near a water heater. Firefighters had the blaze under control within 20 minutes. A mother and three children were home at the time. No one was injured.
Rain has delayed the re-opening of the intersection of Benedict and Elm in Norwalk until tomorrow.
A second Willard man has been arrested, in connection with a car theft ring.
18-year-old Donovan Sparkman was arrested last week in Tennessee, on charges of motor vehicle theft, and tampering with evidence. Willard police say Sparkman is a co-conspirator with Eddie Tackett Jr. They’re accused of stealing cars, and taking them to a chop shop in Mansfield. Tackett is scheduled to stand trial in November.
The Second Harvest Food Bank of North-Central Ohio is asking for your help, this time, by voting online.
Second Harvest is in the running for a $60,000 grant from Wal-Mart. The website is walmart.com/fight hunger.
The city of Bellevue is getting a new fire truck.
City council met in special session last night, to approve the $270,000 purchase. The custom-built truck should be ready by next summer.
A milder winter is expected, and that should translate into lower heating costs for most Ohioans.
Heating costs shot up last winter, which was one of the coldest and snowiest in decades.
The Ohio State University student body slammed to the Ohio Stadium turf will be in court today.
OSU police say Anthony Wunder is charged with criminal trespassing, for running onto the field during Saturday’s Buckeyes-Cincinnati Bearcats game. Wunder’s dash was stopped abruptly by Ohio State strength coach Anthony Schlegel, who planted him to the turf. Schlegel is a former Buckeye linebacker.