Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Erie-Lorain County/Couple sent to jail for crime spree

A woman from Amherst and a man from Cleveland have been sentenced to nearly 6 years in prison for a month long crime spree that stretched from Erie County to Lorain County to Ashtabula County and into Medina County.

31 year old Casey Liberty and 33 year old Daniel Begin (‘Bay-gihn’) were accused of robbing banks, restaurants and convenience stores to feed their drug-habit.

 

Huron County/Doughty now on Norwalk City Council

Matt Doughty has been appointed by the Huron County Democratic Party to serve on Norwalk City Council’s Fourth Ward seat.

Doughty was sworn in last night; replacing Chris Castle, who recently resigned due to an address change.

Doughty has lived in Norwalk his whole life and has worked in The Maple City at Miller’s SuperValu in Norwalk for the last five years, with a title of System Administrator.

He also is closing in on a bachelor’s degree in business communication and political science along with being a poll worker for the past five elections.

 

State News/6-State Trooper Project targeted ‘Move Over’ law

The Ohio State Highway Patrol last week took part in a high-visibility campaign to enforce and raise awareness of the “Move Over” law, in relation to moving to an adjacent lane for emergency vehicles.

During the week-long initiative, the patrol issued 586 “Move Over” citations statewide.

None of those citations took place in Erie, Huron or Ottawa County with 1 in Sandusky County and 2 citations in Lorain County.

 

Erie-Lorain County/Vermilion recycling money

The Lorain County commissioners will be handing over close to $23,000 to Vermilion as a reward for its solid waste recycling.

According to Mayor Jim Forthofer, the city will use the funds to pay for a number of items such as their street sweeper, traffic safety equipment and a visit from a shred truck.

 

State News/Cooling assistance

An annual state program is still available for eligible households who may not have enough money to stay cool.

The HEAP Summer Crisis Program provides a one-time payment toward an electric bill or central air-conditioning repair.

You can find more info online at energyhelp.ohio.gov.

 

Erie County/Sandusky religious statue removed for safety

A familiar religious statue in Sandusky was removed by city workers Tuesday due to safety concerns.

The Holy Angels Catholic Church on Tiffin Avenue was able to keep the plaque and stone from the monument, which was deteriorated.

 

Ottawa-Erie County/Local attractions receive national honors

The Lake Erie Shores and Islands tourism office says three destinations in the region recently earned national recognition.

The city of Port Clinton was named as one of the “Top 10 Most Affordable Lake Towns in 2018” by Realtor.com, while Cedar Point’s Lighthouse Point was named as the “Best RV Park” in Ohio by Reader’s Digest.

Put-in-Bay was also named as the “Best Kept Secret” in Ohio by Reader’s Digest and the “Prettiest Town in Ohio” by ArchitecturalDigest.com.

 

Erie County/Sandusky man to join Ohio State Fair elite

A Sandusky draft horse owner will be honored tomorrow at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus.

Gerald Harkness, along with five others, will be inducted into the Ohio State Fair Hall of Fame.

Harkness and his family have been showing horses for over 70 years.

 

Huron County/Norwalk City Hall front door work

For those needing to stop at Norwalk City Hall today and tomorrow, you’ll need to use the back entrance.

The front door will have limited access today and it will be closed on Thursday…due to improvements.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1ST, 2018

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78.

 

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.

 

Thursday

Partly sunny, with a high near 82.

 

Friday

Partly sunny, with a high near 83.