Friday, December 29th, 2017

Fire destroys home on Ridge Road

No one was hurt following a fire on Ridge Road, south of Norwalk, on Tuesday afternoon.

The home suffered heavy damage though and is likely gutted.

The cause of the blaze is unknown.

 

Pay increases for Sandusky officials

City commissioners in Sandusky have approved two percent pay raises for close to 40 non-union workers going into the new year.

Many of those include supervisors such as law director Justin Harris, who will now make $117,800 a year; and chief development officer Matt Lasko whose salary was bumped up to $110,300.

 

Former Sandusky K-9 officer dies

Sandusky authorities are mourning the loss of a former police dog.

Retired K-9 officer ‘Justice’ has passed away at the age of 11.

Justice retired at the end of 2015 after serving seven years on the force.

The dog had been living with his partner, Detective Adam West and his family.

 

Gaymont ranked in top 25 percent of state

A local nursing home has received some high praise…

Gaymont Nursing Center in Norwalk has earned a five-star rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rating system.

The rating includes a five-star overall quality score based on health inspections, quality and staffing; putting the facility in the top 25 percent of nursing homes in the state.

 

Sandusky hosting first bicentennial event Sunday

Sandusky is turning 200 in 2018 with the first official bicentennial event to happen on Sunday.

The “New Year’s Eve Bicentennial Blessing” takes place at 4:00 pm in the Sandusky High School auditorium.

The hour-long non-denominational event hopes to unite all churches, clergies and congregations as one – ahead of Sandusky’s historic birthday.

 

Norwalk car dealer bought out by Ganley

Bauman Auto Group in Norwalk has been bought out by the Ken Ganley dealerships.

Ganley has over 30 locations in Ohio.

Most of the employees from Bauman are now working for Ganley.

 

Area New Year’s Eve celebrations…

There are several ways to ring in the new year on Sunday evening in the area.  Here are just a few:

-The annual “Family First Night” from The Norwalk Parks and Recreation Department will take place from 8:00 pm to 12 midnight; featuring a safe, tobacco and drug free environment

-Downtown Port Clinton is hosting their annual “Walleye Drop” event

-Downtown Sandusky will have fireworks at dusk and midnight at Jackson Street Pier

 

City offices closed in Norwalk for New Year’s

Norwalk City Offices will be closed on Monday, January 1, 2018, due to the New Years’ holiday.

Trash collection will also be delayed by one day.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 12/29

Today

A slight chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 17.

Wind chill values as low as 6-below-zero.

 

Tonight

Snow showers. Low around 13.

New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

 

Saturday

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

Wind chill values as low as 3-below-zero.

New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

 

New Year’s Eve – Sunday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 13.

 

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 1-below-zero.

 

New Year’s Day – Monday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 11.