Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Norwalk van fire likely part of a suicide attempt

Norwalk Police have determined that the Monday morning fire involving a man and a minivan on Willard Avenue was part of a suicide attempt.

Authorities say the Sandusky man, who was rescued from standing next to the van after catching himself on fire, was responsible for setting the van ablaze in the driveway of a woman he’s dating.

The man, in his 50’s, who was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, will likely be transferred to a mental-health facility.

 

Norwalk coach Steve Gray denies “bullying” allegations

During last night’s meeting, the Norwalk City School board addressed allegations of abuse against veteran varsity boys basketball coach Steve Gray.

Comments from a few parents included Gray being called a “bullying coach” along with Gray being emotionally and physically abusive to her son.

Gray, in his 17th season at Norwalk, denied the allegations in a written statement saying that he is not an abusive coach; that he does yell and is tough on his players, but has never threatened a player with violence.

Several dozen people stood in favor of Gray after JV coach Nick Lee said he had documentation from 44 players who pledged to support Gray.

 

Port Clinton man arrested for likely drug deal

An Ottawa County man was arrested Monday after allegedly being caught up in a heroin sale in Sandusky.

21 year-old Zachary Young from near Port Clinton was charged with felony drug trafficking and felony drug possession after a Perkins police detective in an unmarked car witnessed the likely sale of heroin while in a parking lot on East Perkins Avenue.

 

Huron County Commissioners choose Boose as president

The Huron County commissioners have named Terry Boose as their president for 2018.

Skip Wilde was selected as vice president.

Boose will also serve as the county’s official voting representative at the annual meeting of the County Commissioners Association of Ohio.

 

Willard school board welcomes in new member

Former teacher Rick Willoughby is the newest member of the Willard City Schools Board of Education.

Willoughby was welcomed in by the board earlier this week, after winning a seat during the November election.

Chris Rothaar was named president of the board.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – Wednesday, 1/10

Today

A chance of freezing rain early and a chance of rain.

Patchy fog this morning.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 45.

 

Tonight

A chance of rain.  Cloudy, with a low around 45.

 

Thursday

A chance of showers.  Cloudy, with a high near 55.  Breezy.

 

Friday

Rain in the morning, then rain and snow, possibly mixed with sleet.

High near 40.  Breezy.