Friday, October 6th, 2017

New indoor sports complex headed to be built in Sandusky

Local officials agreed Thursday to soon build a $28 million indoor sports facility in Sandusky.

The complex will be constructed next to Cedar Point Sports Force Parks on Cleveland Road.

The 185,000-square-foot facility will feature several basketball and volleyball courts, an indoor walking track and a sports medicine facility.

Work could begin as early as next spring, with hopes to be finished by the beginning of 2019.

Officials say the facility will not cost local taxpayers a dime; and that most of the funding would come from hotel bed taxes.


Norwalk man believed to have handed over counterfeit cash

A 21 year-old Norwalk man has been charged with using counterfeit money.

Marc Sater is believed to have given a female six counterfeit $20 bills while paying for a video game system in an online transaction set up at the Miller’s grocery store parking lot.


Willard officially names Chaffins police chief

Willard city council has officially named Shannon Chaffins as police chief.

This comes after a four-month interim stint.

Adam Strong will be his assistant chief.


Benton-Carroll schools hit hard by Davis-Besse devaluing

The Benton-Carroll school system will shortly be losing more than $4 million from its operating budget.

It’s due to the state reducing the value of FirstEnergy’s Davis-Besse nuclear power plant in Carroll Township from $184 million to $49 million, which was announced last November and has now become official.


Huron County chamber director resigns

Melissa James has announced her resignation as director of the Huron County Chamber of Commerce.

She said she’s exploring a new way to serve the county; and that she felt the chamber was ready for fresh leadership.

James had been director since September of 2001.

A team has been formed to find her replacement.


Erie MetroParks hosting “Harvest Happenings” this weekend

Looking for something fun and affordable to do this weekend in Erie County?

How about the annual ‘Harvest Happenings’ festival at Osborn MetroPark in Huron?

The event, with mainly free activities, runs Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm; featuring farm tours, hay rides, archery and more.




Patchy fog this morning. Showers likely this morning and early afternoon.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 74.



A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 62.



Partly sunny, with a high near 82.  Breezy.



Partly sunny, with a high near 76.