Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Nine accidents in Norwalk over the holiday weekend

The winter weather was the likely cause of over 20 crashes in Huron County around the holiday weekend.

22 accidents took place between last Thursday and yesterday; with eight of those on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

Nine of those crashes were in Norwalk.

 

Authorities arrest Cleveland man in Norwalk after finding gun

A Cleveland man was taken to the Huron County Jail after Norwalk police reportedly found a loaded gun on him during a recent traffic stop.

20-year-old Javon Howard was charged with improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle after being pulled over for speeding at East Main and Chatham early Saturday morning.

 

CEO of Firelands Regional Health System resigns

The president and CEO of Firelands Regional Health System has announced his resignation.

Martin Tursky, who held the position since June of 2012, is stepping down to pursue new healthcare opportunities.

The Firelands’ board of directors will begin their search for a new president and CEO in January.

 

Judge removes himself from O’Connell case

A Sandusky County Common Pleas judge has removed himself from residing over the case of former Sandusky County sheriff’s detective Sean O’Connell, who goes on trial in March for a number of criminal charges related to the homicide investigation into the 2015 death of Heather Bogle.

Just a day after presiding over the arraignment of O’Connell, Judge Robert Hart disqualified himself from the case; stating a rule related to judge’s impartiality, saying that he’s worked closely with the sheriff’s office in the past.

 

Waldock wins second straight Norwalk post trooper award

Seneca East graduate Nathan Waldock has been named the 2017 Norwalk Post Trooper of the Year by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Waldock also took home the award a year ago.

The 24-year-old started with the patrol in 2014 and has worked in Norwalk his entire career thus far.

 

State says to check on older neighbors during the cold weather

It looks like the frigid cold weather is here to stay for at least another week or so.

The state’s Department of Aging recommends that you check in on your older loved ones, friends and neighbors to make sure they’re alright and they have the proper resources to stay safe and healthy; such as proper medication.

The state also says that everyone should have a winter preparedness plan and emergency kit that covers you for three days in case you’re not able to leave your home.

 

Frigid temps cancel sleigh rides at Hayes library in Fremont

After being called off yesterday and Tuesday, horse-drawn sleigh and trolley rides at the Rutherford B. Hayes library and museum in Fremont have now been canceled for the rest of the week due to the extreme cold.

The Hayes home and museum will remain open today through Sunday from 12 noon to 5:00 pm.

The museum hopes to offer the sleigh and trolley rides in January.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 12/28

Today

Increasing clouds, with a high near 14.

Wind chill values as low as 10-below-zero.

 

Tonight

A chance of snow late. Cloudy, with a low around 9.

Wind chill values as low as 4-below-zero.

 

Friday

A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 18.

Wind chill values as low as five-below-zero.

 

Saturday

A slight chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 18.