A suspected drunk driver from Castalia suffered serious injuries last night, after crashing his car into the Sandusky Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Troopers said 24-year-old Dakota Clouse was driving at a high rate of speed, when he lost control and went off U.S. Route 6 and drove across grass and landscaping, before hitting a large concrete sign and crashing into the front of the patrol post. He wasn’t wearing a seat belt, and was ejected from his car. Clouse was taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center.
No troopers were injured, but the patrol post sustained damage to the walls and windows of the conference room, which had been occupied an hour prior to the crash. Clouse didn’t have a license, due to a September, 2015 DUI conviction. He was also wanted on a felony warrant from the Erie County Sheriff’s Office. Charges connected to the crash are pending.
She performed last night on live nationwide TV and tonight, we’ll find out if Wakeman’s own Emily Keener has advanced on to next week, on ‘The Voice.’
The results show begins at 8 on NBC-TV.
The Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio has wrapped up its annual Harvest-For-Hunger campaign, and they reached their goal of raising enough money to provide 100,000 meals to those in need, in Huron, Erie Lorain and Crawford Counties.
As expected, the Norwalk Board of Education has okayed a move from the NOL to the Sandusky Bay Conference.
Approval came during last night’s school board meeting. The change will take effect with the 2017-2018 school year. As you know, five other NOL schools are joining the SBC to form an 18-team conference for football and 21 teams for most other sports. For football, Norwalk will be in the SBC’s Lake Division along with Bellevue, Clyde, Perkins, Sandusky and Tiffin Columbian.
A former employee has been found guilty of stealing more than $1,300 from Norwalk’s Pizza Hut.
As part of a plea bargain, 21-year-old Thomas Morrow agreed to plead guilty to charges of breaking and entering and theft. Records from Huron County Common Pleas Court show prosecutors dismissed a charge of safecracking. Morrow stole the money last fall, then was arrested after telling family members about the crime. He’ll be sentenced May 25th, and he’s expected to receive probation, and he’ll have to make restitution.
The Ohio Turnpike’s 2016 construction season is underway, with its largest capital improvements program in 15 years.
As part of the program, the Ohio Turnpike is investing $76 million to replace original pavement from 60 years ago. Some of that work will cover five miles in the eastbound lanes from Groton Township to Oxford Township in Erie County.
Citing security risks and other factors, state prison officials have announced plans to close all ten of the state’s prison farms, and sell the land.
They’ll be phased out by the end of this year. That includes prison farms in Mansfield and Grafton.