Archives for May 2018

Area Man Dies In MI

An 83-year-old New Haven man dies after falling 80 feet at a waterfall in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Officials told reporters Lloyd Gremaux slipped at Hungarian Falls in Houghton County. Gremaux was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation continues.

Semi Crash Near New Haven

Two big rigs crash, closing westbound Highway 30 at Doyle Road near New Haven for a time. Witnesses told officers the two semis may have side swiped each other just before the I-469 interchange. One driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The other driver was not hurt. About 200 gallons of diesel fuel and 50 gallons of oil spilled onto the road. Crews put sand down to absorb the material. Both trucks sustained heavy damage. One truck was carrying steel and the other foam.

Defiance Suspects Face Court

Two people are indicted by a Defiance County grand jury in connection to an April 27 robbery. Jason Wallace faces robbery charges. Leanna Colber was indicted for possessing criminal tools and theft. Prosecutors say Colber used the tools to disable security devices, this while she and Wallace stole more than $1,000 worth in merchandise from a business on Ohio 66 in Defiance. Wallace and Colber were apprehended by police shortly after.

Miller Arraignment Delayed Again

The arraignment of an Oakwood man for murder is put on hold. William Miller was to be present in a Paulding County courtroom. Miller was not released from his medical treatment facility to attend the hearing. He is accused of killing his 19 year old grandson, Evan Holcombe back on May 3.

WC United Way Helps With Drug Costs

Williams County residents saved more than half a million dollars in prescription medications last year, thanks to FamilyWize discount cards provided by the local United Way. A report shows 3,560 local residents used the discount cards in 2017, saving $144,000 on prescriptions for mental health conditions and $550,000 on prescription medications overall.

Rockey Tapped For Assistant Mgr Post

Jason Rockey is approved as the assistant village manager by the Montpelier City Council. The job is a full-time position, assisting village manager, Kevin Brooks. Rockey lives in Montpelier and currently works for the Ohio Gas Company. He will assume his duties for the village on Monday.

Pair Get Away After Chase

A manhunt along State Road 1 north of Grabill ends without a suspect in custody. Officials say a DeKalb County deputy pulled a man over on southbound Interstate 69 near the S.R. 8 interchange near Auburn. As the officer spoke with the male driver, he sped away, hitting the deputy with his SUV. With the chase on, officers laid down spike strips to flatten the SUV’s tires on Tonkle Road near the Allen-DeKalb county line. The SUV went into a field off S.R. 1…the driver and passenger both ran away on foot. They are still on the run after a search by officers nets nothing. The case remains under investigation by both state and local authorities.

Storm Leaves Damage In WU

A surprise storm leaves behind snapped trees and some dangling wires in West Unity. Officials told reporters the tree and some of the wires fell onto the roadway East Jackson Street. Debris is reported to have damaged a residence on North Liberty Street as well. Most of the damage was centered around the northeast part of town. Forecasters say the storm in West Unity was the result of a thunderstorm that developed to the east and south. Crews are still out going over the damage.

Local Internet Problems

A denial-of-service attack disrupted the internet for Bryan Municipal Utilities customers and a Toledo Edison equipment failure cut power throughout the county. More than 4,000 customers lost electricity because of damage to a high-voltage line along the Fremont Pike, southeast of Perrysburg. The denial-of-service attack affected cable modem customers citywide for a short time. Who launched the attack and why have yet to be determined.

OH Fatality Numbers Released

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reporting 15 deaths on Ohio roadways during the 2018 Memorial Day weekend. Two of this year’s fatalities were the result of not wearing a seat belt and two were OVI-related. Year to date, there have been 380 confirmed fatalities on Ohio’s roads…a 4 percent decrease over the same time last year.