Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Norwalk/Mayor gives “State of the City” address

Norwalk Mayor Rob Duncan spoke to council last night; sharing his “State of the City Address”.

A main focus of the speech was the city’s deficit.; in which Duncan says is not quite as bad as previously thought, but is more than the city would like it to be.

Duncan says the city plans on making adjustments to help with the deficit.

Duncan described the state of Norwalk as somewhere between “stable and strong”.


Port Clinton/Armed robbery suspect still on the run

A man who reportedly robbed a hospital pharmacy at gunpoint in Port Clinton on Tuesday is still at large.

Police say the man, likely in his early 20’s and wearing camouflage clothing, committed the armed robbery at Magruder Hospital early Tuesday afternoon; and then fled on foot.

Port Clinton Schools were placed on lock down for a few hours following the incident.

Police called off the search around 5:00 pm Tuesday.


Bellevue/Semi-SUV crash on Route 4 Tuesday

Route 4 between Route 113 West and Strecker Road in Erie County was closed for a number of hours Tuesday after a crash involving a SUV and semi-truck.

Authorities say the accident just outside of Bellevue happened when a SUV veered left of center and struck the truck on Ohio 4 south; which sent both vehicles into opposite ditches.

The SUV’s driver was taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries with the semi driver escaping without harm.

Meanwhile…details are still coming in from a separate rollover crash on State Route 101 Tuesday afternoon.

State Route 101 between State Route 412 in Sandusky County and State Route 269 in Margaretta Township was closed for several hours following the accident.


Willard/Mercy Health receives 5-stars

Mercy Health hospitals in Willard and Tiffin have both received five star ratings from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The five stars are based on several different aspects including overall patient experience and effectiveness of care.

The ratings place the two hospitals in the top nine percent in the nation.


Perkins Twp./Man arrested on theft charges

A Perkins Township man who admitted to police that he committed multiple burglaries in the recent months faces two counts of felony burglary and a count of misdemeanor theft.

According to authorities, 40 year-old Patrick Fox reportedly broke into two houses in Perkins Township and one in Sandusky where he stole coins, jewelry and a number of televisions.

Fox is currently in the Erie County Jail on drug charges.


Oak Harbor/Benton-Carroll-Salem Schools levies

The school board at Benton-Carroll Salem Schools has agreed to place two different levies on the ballot this May.

One is a five-year, one percent income tax levy that would expectedly generate close to $2 million for daily operations, if approved.

The other is a five-year, 3.89 mill operating levy that would bring in $1.4 million annually, if approved.

The levies follow the state’s recent devaluation of the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant; which reportedly will take $6 million away from the school district over the coming years.




*Erie and Huron counties: Level One Snow Advisory



Snow, mainly this morning.  High near 23.

New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.



Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13.



Mostly cloudy, with a high near 23.



Snow likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 33.