Briefly Aug. 12
Several people were indicted by a Seneca County grand jury.
Lacrambra J. Sanders, 27, of Toledo, was charged with theft and receiving stolen property, fifth-degree felonies, according to court records.
Nicholas L. Johnson, 21, of Tiffin, was charged with trafficking in marijuana, a fifth-degree felony, and possession of marijuana, a fourth-degree misdemeanor.
Antonio M. Smith, 23, of Fostoria, was charged with trafficking in cocaine, a fifth-degree felony, court records state
Superior Credit Union to unveil renovated Fostoria location
FOSTORIA — Superior Credit Union plans a grand opening after renovations at its office at 1650 Countyline St. at 9 a.m. Monday.
U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, is to attend.
Light refreshments are to follow a ribbon-cutting.
“The Fostoria community has been wonderful in embracing Superior since we arrived in January of 2016. We feel our newly renovated location will reflect our commitment to Fostoria and the surrounding communities,” said Phil Buell, president and CEO of Superior in a statement. “Our goal is to provide our members with great service at the most convenient locations.”
Clouse Construction Corp. of New Riegel was general contractor for the renovation project.
Carey BOE to meet Monday
CAREY — Carey Board of Education is to meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the school, 2016 Blue Devil Drive.
‘Spittin’ Image’ duo to perform
WILLARD — The identical duo Spittin’ Image is to perform during the Concerts in the Park series 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the showmobile.
The identical twins perform tunes ranging from Top 40 hits and country bluegrass, classic country, blues and Motown.
The brothers, Blain and Brian Swabb, have been playing music for 45 years. They began picking instruments at a young age and formed their own group at age 13.
Brian does most of the lead vocals and adds background instruments while Blain plays mandolin and harmonica.
Patrol believes hit-skip led to fatal Ohio motorcycle crash
MARION (AP) — Highway patrol investigators believe a hit-skip vehicle may have led to a fatal Ohio motorcycle crash.
The patrol said 20-year-old Jacob Cannon, of Marion, died early Thursday when he lost control of the bike and overturned.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol said a preliminary review of evidence indicates Cannon may have been struck by a vehicle that fled the scene.
The patrol said damage on the vehicle would be contained to the front. An investigation continues.
Ohio driver punched by people in another car dies days later
TOLEDO (AP) — An Ohio driver who pulled over to let another car pass and was beaten by its occupants in front of his young daughter has died four days after the attack.
Authorities said Thomas Lehman died Thursday from injuries suffered after being beaten Saturday.
Prosecutors in Toledo said they plan to file involuntary manslaughter charges against a 16-year-old boy arrested that day.
A friend in the car with Lehman and his daughter said people in another car began making obscene gestures at Lehman, so he pulled over to let the other vehicle pass.
Kirsten Lilly told WTOL-TV the other car stopped and Lehman was kicked and punched several times by its occupants.
Coroner: Ohio woman in triple fatal shooting killed herself
WARREN (AP) — An Ohio county coroner said one of the three people fatally shot in a car last week killed herself and one of the deaths is a homicide.
The Warren Tribune Chronicle reported Trumbull County Coroner Humphrey Germaniuk had ruled 37-year-old Brandy Joseph died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Aug. 3 in Warren. Germaniuk said 24-year-old De’Vonte West’s death was a homicide and that he died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Both were pronounced dead at the scene after being found shot inside a car that had crashed into a home.
No cause-of-death ruling has been made yet for 18-year-old Ju’Wantae Harbin, who died at a hospital.
Authorities haven’t said what might have happened. Neighbors reported hearing gunshots inside the car.
Judge issues gag order in case of buried newborn infant
LEBANON (AP) — Attorneys and others involved in the case of an 18-year-old Ohio woman charged with aggravated murder in her newborn infant’s death have been ordered not to comment publicly outside the courtroom.
A Warren County judge issued the gag order Thursday in the case of Brooke Skylar Richardson. She has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder and other charges in the May death of the infant whose remains were found buried outside her home.
The remains were found July 14 in Carlisle, about 40 miles north of Cincinnati.
The prosecutor has alleged that Richardson “purposely caused” the death, then burned and buried the baby. Richardson’s attorney has said she “didn’t kill her baby.”
The judge said the gag order is intended to help ensure a fair trial.
Timeline could delay pot crop
COLUMBUS (AP) — Officials in Ohio said they don’t expect to issue the state’s first medical marijuana cultivator licenses until around November, at least a month later than growers expected.
The Ohio Department of Commerce announced the timetable Thursday.
It drew immediate concern from the National Cannabis Industry Association of Ohio. The association had anticipated growers having about a year before the September 2018 deadline to ramp up their operations and produce their first crop.
Association President Thomas Rosenberger said it will be difficult for growers to get the necessary local zoning approvals on such a tight time frame.