Monday, March 5th, 2018

New London/Mechanical pencils to be banned in school

New London schools will soon ban student’s use of mechanical pencils.

The policy will go into effect later this month; and is being put in place after the Huron County Sheriff’s Office heard reports of local students using the pencils to exchange drugs with each other.


Sandusky/School not interested in arming teachers

Sandusky Schools have no plans to arm their teachers or hire armed security guards.

Superintendent Eugene Sanders told the Sandusky Register they do rely on local law enforcement for large and special events, but doesn’t believe that arming teachers is a good idea.

Sanders said there are only a few seconds to react in an active shooter situation, and that the teacher’s first responsibility is to place students under their care and out of harm’s way.


Norwalk/Traffic stop results in drug arrests

Two men face felony drug charges after a traffic stop Friday night in Norwalk.

According the Huron County Sheriff’s Office, a probable cause search resulted in the finding of a large amount of marijuana, heroin and cocaine; along with nearly $4,000 in cash.

The names of the two men were not disclosed.


Sandusky/Known drug kingpin sentenced

A Sandusky man known by police as a drug kingpin is headed to prison for 16 years.

22-year-old Daniel Hallingshead was sentenced on Friday in U.S. District Court in Toledo on ten drug counts; including possession and intent to distribute heroin and other drugs.

Hallingshead was arrested back in 2016 after authorities raided five locations believed to be connected to a drug operation.


Sandusky/Vets home to see upgrades

The recently announced state biannual budget includes $8.2 million for repairs at The Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky.

The money will go towards building renovations and facility upgrades including a new perimeter fence and furniture replacement.


Sandusky/Route 6 historian to visit Sandusky and Fremont

U.S. 6 is the longest transcontinental highway in the United States, spanning over 3,600 miles and covering 14 states.

Route 6 Tourism Association Executive Director Gary Hunter will be in two of the cities the highway runs through this week to share its history.

Hunter will stop by the Fremont Birchard Library today at 2:00 pm and at the Maritime Museum in Sandusky on Saturday at 1:00 pm.


Huron County/Health Department offering child injury prevention programs

Huron County Public Health has received donations that support child injury prevention programs.

The ‘Baby Sleep Safe’ Program and Car Seat Program are open to income-eligible families who either lack a safe sleep space or car seat.

Qualifying families are provided with a free portable crib or car seat, as well as educational resources.






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A chance of snow in the morning, then a chance of rain and snow.

Cloudy, with a high near 37.