Boaters advised to exercise caution; Lake Erie Island buoys not placed
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard advises the boating public to use caution in the Lake Erie Islands area over Memorial Day weekend as seasonal lighted and unlighted buoys in the vicinity of the Lake Erie Islands have not been placed on station.
The winter unlighted buoys may be off their assigned position, discolored or missing retro-reflective material and numbers.
Boaters should stay vigilant while on the water, stick to areas they are familiar with, check the weather forecast, have proper and functioning safety gear aboard, and file a float plan with someone onshore. All passengers onboard should wear a properly-fitted, Coast Guard-approved lifejacket while on the water.
Dress for the water temperature, not air temperature. The water temperature for Lake Erie over Memorial Day weekend from Toledo to Erie, Pennsylvania, ranges from 49 to 54 degrees. Any water temperature under 77 degrees is considered cold water and poses a significant risk for hypothermia and death with submersion.
Omar Chapel plans Memorial Day services
Memorial Day services at Omar Chapel are set for 2 p.m. The American Legion is to present plans for the Attica Veterans’ Memorial Park. Pastor Michael Padula is to provide music.
Services at Omar Chapel have been a Memorial Day tradition since 1880 or earlier. The chapel is on the National Register of Historic Places. Omar Chapel and Cemetery are located on SR 4, four miles north of Attica, south of SR 162.
Bloomville Lions plan golf scramble fundraiser for June 1
The Bloomville Lions Club is to sponsor a golf outing June 1 at Clinton Heights Golf Course. The cost of $50 per golfer includes a game of golf, a hot dog at the turn, lunch and prizes. Call or text Brad Scheiber at (419) 934-1383 to enter a team of four. Proceeds are to support scholarships for area high school seniors.
Sheriff: 2 teen girls arrested in stabbing that killed woman
NEW CARLISLE (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old girl and a 13-year-old girl have been arrested in a stabbing at an Ohio home that killed a woman and injured a man and a 17-year-old boy.
A Clark County Sheriff’s Office release says the girls are accused of conspiring to kill the adults and the boy at the victims’ New Carlisle home Thursday. The release says the girls were arrested on murder and felonious assault charges.
Deputies responded to a 911 call around 3 a.m. Thursday about a stabbing at the home. The release says deputies found the three injured people and the 15-year-old suspect who had been restrained by the man and the boy. The woman died later at a hospital.
The sheriff’s office said the 13-year-old is believed to have helped plan the attack.
Police: 14-year-old boy killed, girl injured in shooting
COLUMBUS (AP) — Police say a 14-year-old boy has been killed in a shooting near an Ohio elementary school that also left a 14-year-old girl wounded.
Columbus police say the shooting was reported shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday. Emergency responders found the boy and girl with gunshot wounds on a sidewalk near Shady Lane Elementary School. Authorities say Jaykwon Sharp was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The girl was shot in the leg and was hospitalized in stable condition.
Police say they believe Sharp and the shooter had been in an argument. They say investigators have identified a “person of interest.”
Man sentenced to 18 years to life in motorist’s slaying
CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities say a man found guilty of shooting and killing a motorist who accidentally struck a 4-year-old boy in Cincinnati has been sentenced to 18 years to life in prison.
A Hamilton County judge sentenced 27-year-old Deonte Baber on Wednesday. The Cincinnati man was convicted of murder charges in the March 2017 death of 44-year-old Jamie Urton.
Authorities said Urton stopped his car after striking the child who had run into the street and was beaten by the boy’s father. Prosecutors say Baber then arrived and shot Urton. The child survived.
The father is also charged in the case, but prosecutors said Baber was the one who killed Urton. Baber’s attorneys argued he wasn’t the shooter and said they’ll appeal.
No trial date has been set for the boy’s father.
Man sentenced to 15 years to life in son’s fatal shooting
DAYTON (AP) — An Ohio man who pleaded guilty to shooting and killing his adult son has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.
Montgomery County’s prosecutor said in a release that 57-year-old Earl Shingleton was sentenced Wednesday in Dayton. He had pleaded guilty this month to one count of murder in the death of his 29-year-old son, Kevin Johnson.
The statement by Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. said Shingleton and his son had an altercation at their Dayton home in February and Shingleton retrieved a rifle from his bedroom and shot Johnson.
The sentence requires Shingleton to serve at least 15 years in prison before he would be eligible for parole consideration.
A message seeking comment was left at the office of Shingleton’s public defender.