Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Local News/Mid-term Election Day

Polls open 6:30 am to 7:30 pm.

Lorain County Board of Elections Director Paul Adams predicts local turnout at about 60-percent.  That would be 20-percent higher than the 2014 mid-terms.

Items on area ballots include:

State Issue 1 – Reducing penalties for crimes involving illegal drugs

Ohio Governor – Richard Cordray/Betty Sutton (Dem.) vs. Mike DeWine/Jon Husted (Rep.)

U.S. Senate/Ohio – Sherrod Brown (Incumbent – Dem.) vs. Jim Renacci (Rep.)

Ohio House 89th District – Steve Arndt (Incumbent – Rep.) vs. Joe Helle (Dem.)

Huron Co. Auditor – Roland Tkach (Incumbent – Dem.) vs. Tom Dunlap (Rep.)

Huron Co. Commissioner – Melissa James (Dem.) vs. Joe Hintz (Rep.) vs. Bob Morgan (Ind.)

Huron Co. – School money issues – New London Local, Norwalk City, Monroeville Local

Huron Co. – Other money issues – Huron County Senior Services, Norwalk Police, Huron County DD, Plymouth Village fire, Bellevue City emergency services, Willard City police

Erie Co. Commissioner – Julie Farrar (Dem.) vs. Steve Shoffner (Rep.)

Erie Co. – School money issues – Sandusky City, Vermilion Local

Erie Co. – Other money issues – Berlin Heights Village expenses, Castalia police, Margaretta Township emergency services, Perkins Township streets and roads

Lorain Co. – More than 40 issues including one in North Ridgeville for a new aquatics center.


Erie County/Man sentenced to 22 years for wife’s murder plot

A Margaretta Township man has been sentenced to 22 years of additional prison time after being found guilty last week on three charges: attempted aggravated murder, retaliation and conspiracy.

64-year-old Gary Moore was accused of plotting to kill his wife while already in prison for attempting to take her life previously.

The new punishment will run consecutively with his current term;  his total prison sentence now scheduled to finish in the year 2046.


Sandusky County/Bus accident

The Highway Patrol is on the lookout for a light green or gray Ford sedan with front-end damage.

Yesterday, that car pulled in front of…and struck…a Clyde-Green Springs school bus…then drove off.

One student was checked for a possible injury.


Erie County/Man and woman charged with child endangering

A Sandusky man and woman were arrested early Sunday for assault, domestic violence and child endangering.

Jonathan Stout and Jessica Parrish of East Park Street were allegedly fighting in their home with their infant child close by.


Huron County/Man accused of harboring another man wanted by police

A Norwalk man was arrested Saturday after allegedly harboring a man wanted by Sandusky County authorities.

26-year-old Jeffrey Mohr was charged with obstructing official business.

28-year-old Brett Smith was reportedly staying with Mohr while warrants were out for his arrest involving stealing a car and a gun.

Smith was also taken into custody.


Erie County/Dog-excrement motel room incident suspect pleads guilty

A Sandusky woman accused of staying in a dog-excrement covered motel room with a child and three canines has pled guilty to criminal charges.

22-year-old Dezeray Powell entered a guilty plea of child endangering and attempted animal cruelty.

In April, Perkins Township Police say they found Powell in the feces-covered room in the now-closed Howard Johnson on U.S. 250.


Erie County/Mucci leaves lights on

Those in the Huron area may of saw a strange, luminous glow in the night skies on Saturday, Sunday and early Monday.

What was it?

The lights at Mucci Farms …the farm uses a high-wattage lighting system; which is usually covered at night with blackout curtains…which were mistakenly left uncovered.





A chance of showers.  Cloudy, breezy, with a high near 56.



Mostly cloudy, breezy, with a low around 41.



Partly sunny, with a high near 50.



Partly sunny, with a high near 44.