Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The 2014 Erie County Fair begins today.

Tonight’s grandstand attraction is the Broken Horn Rodeo. It begins at 7:30. Admission to the rodeo is $3. Tomorrow is Kids Day, with free admission for children under 16, until 4pm. Free admission does not include rides. Friday is Senior Fest, with free admission for those 60 and over, until 4pm. Saturday is Veterans Day at the Erie County Fair, with free admission for veterans with proper ID, and family members. Melissa Sharp will broadcast live from the Erie County Fair, between 4 and 6 today.


A published report says the same toxins that led to a water ban in Toledo have been found in this area.

According to the Sandusky Register, a detectable amount of the toxin was found at Sandusky’s water filter plant. None of the toxin was detected in the city’s treated water, which is safe to drink. The treatment process has been adjusted for the toxins, and officials said the city will test for toxins each day.


Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is checking possible price gouging complaints regarding bottled water, as a result of Toledo’s water crisis.


Charges are pending against a man, in connection with a late July house fire in Willard.

The unnamed suspect was sent to a hospital, for a mental health evaluation. Once the assessment is complete, charges will likely be filed. The State Fire Marshal’s Office ruled the blaze at the Keefer Street home as arson.


North Street in Monroeville is closed for repairs.

Thru-traffic is off-limits, but emergency vehicles and residents who live from Broad Street to the base of the hill will have access to their homes. Work should be complete by next Friday. The State Route 99/103 Resurfacing Project is underway in Willard. Expect one-lane of traffic. In Erie County, State Route 2, from the Bay Bridge to Route 269 is down to one lane, for resurfacing. According to ODOT, work will last until next June.


Officials with the Democratic Party will be in Columbus this week, to scout out the city for the 2016 national convention.

They’ll be looking at hotels, meeting sites and transportation options. Also in the running to host the Democratic National Convention: Phoenix, Philadelphia, New York City, and Birmingham, Alabama. The city that winds up hosting the convention could see an economic boost of up to $200 million.


A North Fairfield woman accused of embezzling money from a youth sports league will stand trial in October.

Former treasurer Tammy Ward is charged with theft, for allegedly stealing as much as $4,000 from the South Central Youth League. She’s denied wrongdoing, and recently entered a plea of not guilty. If convicted, she faces up to 18 months in prison.


The Huron County Democratic Party Central and Executive Committees will at 7pm tomorrow night, at the 224 Varsity Club in Willard.

On the agenda: the regular quarterly meeting, and appointing new members to committees.


Pleasant weather is getting credit for pushing attendance at this year’s Ohio State Fair to record levels.

More than 916,000 people came through the Ohio Expo Center gates during the 12-day fair, shattering the record set last year.