Friday, May 5th, 2018

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

FRIDAY, MAY 4TH, 2018

 

*A Wind Advisory is in effect today from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.

-Windy, with gusts as high as 55 mph.

 

Today

A slight chance of showers this morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.

 

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.

 

Sunday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Partly sunny, with a high near 69.

 

Sandusky/New trial for accused rapist

A Sandusky man accused of raping children has been placed in an Erie County Jail while he awaits a new trial.

53-year-old Michael Walls was originally sent to prison to serve eight life sentences after being found guilty in 2016 for allegedly locking children in his home and sexually abusing them.

Walls appealed the decision…with an appellate court agreeing that a doctor’s opinion shouldn’t have been allowed in the original trial.

Walls will now get a new trial in Erie County.

 

Port Clinton-Huron/Man accused of not finishing construction jobs

A Huron man is in trouble for allegedly taking payment for construction projects he never completed.

54-year-old Robert Kwiatkowski has been charged with the felonies of theft from a protected class in Ottawa County.

Authorities say his company, JR Construction, allegedly signed building contracts with Port Clinton and Danbury Township residents, but work was never finished.

 

Milan/Business making large investment

A business in the Milan area has announced they’re making a major investment towards improving operations.

Executives from CertainTeed, on U.S. 250 near the Ohio Turnpike, say they are investing $37 million for an expansion; which will lead to 10 new jobs and retain their current 196 positions.

The company makes exterior and interior building products.

 

Collins-Wakeman/Football coach Mike Stoll announces upcoming retirement

A veteran of the sidelines and the classroom at Western Reserve schools has announced that he’s retiring.

Football coach and teacher Mike Stoll submitted his letter of intent to retire at this week’s board of education meeting.

Stoll has taught in the district for roughly 35 years and has been varsity football coach for the Roughriders for 21 seasons.

 

Sandusky/Yard waste drop-off

Sandusky residents can take part in a free yard waste drop-off event this weekend.

From 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Sunday, those with proof of residency may bring yard waste to Barnes Nursery on Camp Road in Huron.

 

Sandusky/Cedar Point opens Saturday

The 2018 season at Cedar Point gets underway this weekend.

What’s new?

Steel Vengeance – what the park calls the world’s first “hyper-hybrid roller coaster”, along with a variety of new food options, new souvenir shops, an expanded boardwalk and a new six-story tower at the beachfront Hotel Breakers.

Cedar Point will be open for business on Saturday and Sunday and then will close during the week before re-opening next Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

All rides and attractions are scheduled to be open this weekend.