Tuesday, May 07, 2013

It’s Election Day, and the ballot is very light.

Voter turnout is expected to be small. There’s just one local race. Three Republicans are running for the right to run again this fall, for Norwalk Municipal Court Judge. The winner between Scott Christophel, Harold Freeman and Eric Weisenberger will run against Democrat Douglas Clifford in November.

There’s a new issue in the Edison school district, a new issue in the Willard school district, and two in the Perkins School District—One is  new, the other, a renewal. There’s also a renewal in the Monroeville School District.

In the city of Norwalk, the only issue is a renewal for the Parks and Rec. Department.

There’s a new levy for the Bellevue Public Library, a new levy for the Willard Police Department, plus an additional levy for the Vermilion River Ambulance District.

Margaretta Township voters must decide on a new one-mill levy for roads and bridges, and in the village of Castalia, there’s a renewal for police protection.

The polls are open until 7:30 tonight.

For results, listen to 95.3 during tonight’s Cleveland Indians-Oakland A’s game, as well as K96.


A seven-year-old Bellevue girl injured during an ATV accident is in stable condition.

Allison Gerhardstein was flown to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center Sunday night. She was a passenger on an ATV that flipped in a field in Sandusky County’s Green Creek Township. The driver, Kristi Ely of Green Springs was flown to St. V’s as well. Hospital officials said this morning she’s not listed as a patient. The Fremont Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.


More than 2,000 Ohio Edison customers in Bellevue found themselves without power this morning…

The cause:  An animal in a substation.  Schools in Bellevue were closed today, due to the outage.  As a precaution, Huron County Board of Elections Director Sharon Locke sent a generator and paper ballots to Bellevue precincts 3 and 4.


Republican U.S. Congressman Jim Jordan will pay a visit to Norwalk next week.

He’ll hold a Town Hall Meeting at 7pm Monday, at Norwalk High School’s Fisher-Titus Learning Center. Jordan’s visit is sponsored by the Huron County group called “If You Believe.”


He’s now in the Erie County Jail.

A suspected serial burglar from Sandusky was arrested Monday, after crashing a stolen SUV into a light pole. Thomas Spurlock was wanted, in connection with a string of burglaries in Sandusky and Perkins Township. Among the break-ins: Kentucky Fried Chicken, and the Pie Factory.


A Norwalk man is facing several charges, after crashing his car in Milan.

Among the charges against Andrew Vandersommen: DUI and child endangering. Vandersommen’s three-year-old son was in the car, when it went off State Route 113, and down a ravine late Friday night. The two were not hurt.


More than 2,000 of the state’s bridges are in need of repairs. 

That’s the word from the Ohio Department of Transportation.  ODOT officials also said a lack of funding makes it hard to keep up with repairs.