Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Huron County/Norwalk man sentenced for child sex charges

A Norwalk man who formerly worked as a church volunteer in Milan has been sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison on child sex charges.

56-year-old Kenneth Rose previously pled guilty to felony gross sexual imposition after alleged incidents involving Rose and a young girl in the basement of Milan Friends Church.

 

Lorain County/Vigil for Black River student

A candlelight vigil will be held tomorrow night in front of Black River High School for 2017 graduate Mikayla Sotherland.

Mikayla’s body…and that of her boyfriend…were found earlier this week in a van in Columbus.

Police in Columbus say, a 54 year old man has confessed to their killings.

 

Huron County/Willard Narcan overdose cases down

In Willard, incidents where authorities have to use Narcan to revive overdose victims is dropping compared to a year ago.

City Manager Jim Ludban said the city had to use over 150 doses of Narcan on 18 people in October of 2017…with just one incident involving Narcan use this past October.

 

Huron County/ ‘Last call’ for original Norwalk fire station

Norwalk firefighters of the past and present joined together Wednesday afternoon to formerly close the city’s original fire station.

The American flag was brought down; fire trucks left the facility…and firefighter Ben Blodgett echoed these words to Norwalk Police…“Dispatch, after 106 years of faithful service to the citizens of Norwalk, the fire station at 42 Whittlesey Avenue is officially signing off the air”.

An open house event for the city’s new fire station will be held next Thursday.

 

Erie County/Inmates to cleanup roads

Erie County Sheriff Paul Sigsworth says he’s putting the finishing touches on a contract with ODOT to begin a service where inmates will clean up trash along state and federal-controlled roadways.

The program, which is expected to begin at some point next year, will call for debris cleanup on Ohio Route 4, U.S. 6 and U.S. 250….not Route 2 though due to safety concerns because of a 70-mile-per-hour speed limit there.

 

Local News/Voter turnout numbers

Close to 54 percent of registered voters statewide or 4.3 million people, casted their ballot on Tuesday; the most since 1994.

Huron, Erie, Sandusky and Ottawa counties all had their highest voter turnout since 1996, ranging from 52 to 61 percent.

In Lorain County, it was a 52-percent turnout; up from 42 percent during the 2014 mid-term.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH, 2018

Today

Partly sunny, with a high near 43.

 

Tonight

Showers likely, mainly overnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.

 

Friday

Showers, mainly in the morning. High near 43.

 

Saturday

A slight chance of snow showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 36.