Friday, August 31st, 2018

Huron County/Norwalk student allegedly makes threats

Norwalk Police transported a high school student to a detention center after he allegedly made harmful threats towards the school and students.

Authorities say there’s no reason to believe that any student is in danger.


Ottawa County/Man changes plea to guilty of disrupting public services

A 38 year-old man has pled guilty to stealing batteries from cell-phone towers.

Scott Laurie Junior worked for a Verizon subcontractor and allegedly used his access to break in to towers and take batteries valued at $400 each in several counties; including Erie and Ottawa.

Laurie must pay $70,000 in restitution to Verizon.

He also has similar cases pending, one of those in Huron County.


Erie County/Gerber no-show at court

A Sandusky doctor accused of overprescribing opioids was a no-show Thursday in U.S. District Court.

The office of Doctor Gregory Gerber was raided by federal agents earlier this week.

Authorities claim Gerber accepted bribes to promote a fentanyl drug and prescribed it to patients who didn’t have a medical reason to use it.


Erie County/New justice center in Sandusky

Sandusky City Commissioners have agreed on a site to construct a nearly-40,000 square foot justice center.

The eventual new home of Sandusky’s police department and municipal court will be the former American Crayon site on Hayes Avenue near the high school.

Consultants estimate that it will take roughly four years to draw, design and construct the new justice facility.


State News/Highway Patrol: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

With Labor Day weekend upon us, The Ohio State Highway Patrol says they’ll be focusing enforcement efforts on removing impaired drivers from the road.

The Patrol says that during last year’s Labor Day weekend of Friday through Monday, there were 22 fatal crashes which killed 24 people.

Ten of those fatalities were OVI related and 9 of those fatalities were unbelted.


Huron County/Military Appreciation Night

Football won’t be the main focus tonight as Willard hosts Plymouth.

The two nearby schools will pay tribute to the armed forces as part of ‘Military Appreciation Night’.

Both coaches, Plymouth’s Mark Genders and Willard’s Britton Devier, told WLKR News/Sports that they are honored to be part of the event.

A veteran’s dinner and Vietnam-era pinning ceremony will take place before the game with all veterans to line the end zone before the teams take the field.

Coverage of the game begins at 6:00 pm tonight on 95.3 WLKR.


Ottawa County/Bash on the Bay last night, Kid Rock headlining next year

Country music superstars Rascal Flatts rocked Put-in-Bay last night at the second annual “Bash on the Bay” music fest.

Next year’s festival is already in the works…last night it was announced that Kid Rock will headline 2019 “Bash on the Bay”.


Area News/Labor Day weekend activities

Here are a few notable area events going on this Labor Day weekend…

The Milan Melon Festival runs Saturday through Monday with your only chance to pick up delicious muskmelon ice cream and watermelon sherbet and a parade Sunday afternoon.

New London Recreation Park is playing host again to the 110th Firelands Labor Day Festival Friday evening through Monday, featuring a parade on Saturday and fireworks on Monday night.

Norwalk’s third annual community garage sale goes on today through Monday with over 60 locations.


Huron County/Drug recovery event postponed

An event featuring celebrities and musicians planned for Saturday in Norwalk to kick off National Recovery Month has been has been postponed.

Officials from “One Mission One Voice: Night of Stars & Miracles” at the Huron County Fairgrounds say it’s due to scheduling conflicts, which they now are planning for next spring.





Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.



Mostly clear, with a low around 65.



A slight chance of showers and storms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.



A slight chance of showers and storms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 88.


Monday – Labor Day

Partly sunny, with a high near 89.