Friday, September 13th, 2019

A resident’s pet dog and cat perished in a Sandusky house fire Thursday morning.

According to the Sandusky Register, no one was home at the time the blaze broke out in the 500 block of East Jefferson Street.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

 

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office recently held a memorial service in honor of former corrections officer Katelynn Shepard.

The 21-year-old was killed in a traffic crash in July 2018 near the New London Reservoir in Huron County.

A tree and memorial marker has been set up. 

 

Wakeman Police say they’ve received complaints about possible trespassing in government areas where materials are stored.

Police are reminding residents that security cameras are in place and that such areas can be unsafe for children to play around.

 

2019 Ohio School Report Cards have been released by the Ohio Department of Education.

Some takeaways…

-Student proficiency increased for the third consecutive year in both English language arts and math.

-The four-year graduation rate has reached a new high of 85.3 percent for the class of 2018.

-Nearly 80 percent of districts received a “C” grade or higher, with more than 30 percent receiving a “B” or higher.

-106 districts improved their overall grades from last year.

 

Lorain Schools’ CEO David Hardy Junior is rejoicing, after the latest Ohio Report Card showed ‘significant’ in one of six components.

The district jumped from a failing grade to a “B” in “Gap Closing”, a component that measures how well the schools are doing in meeting the performance expectations of the most vulnerable students.

State Schools Superintendent Paolo DeMaria calls the jump, ‘historic’.

However, Lorain Schools received failing in marks in 4 of the other 5 categories, and a “D” in the other.

 

The Norwalk Fire Department is looking to add a new position…as well as new equipment.

The Norwalk Reflector reports that the city is moving ahead with plans to create an assistant fire chief position…which will be open to captains and lieutenants in the department.

Meanwhile, the Norwalk Fire Department has received an $800,000 FEMA grant for communications gear.  The funds will provide all Huron County first responders with radios. 

 

Tonight is Military Appreciation Night at Willard High School as the Flashes take on the Seneca East Tigers in high school football.

Activities include a pre-game ice cream and dessert social for local veterans…with on-field festivities featuring the unveiling of a 50-by-90-foot American flag, a Life-Flight flyover…and several military vehicles surrounding the field.

 

Dedication ceremonies are set for tomorrow-morning in Avon, for the new Veterans Memorial.

It was built in the park behind the fire department on Detroit Road, just west of Route 83.

The project began nearly 2 years ago.

Tomorrow’s program will begin at 10am…

 

The third-annual Dragons and Bacon Fest takes place Saturday in downtown Sandusky.

Officials say this year will include more bacon and more dragon boats.

The event is returning to the Paper District Marina and Amphitheater from 8 am to 4 pm.

 

Saturday is ‘Founder’s Day’ in Perkins Township.

The free family fun event runs from 1 to 4 pm at Strickfaden Park….featuring kid’s activities, games and raffles.

 

The Vermilion Township Fire Department is opening their doors to the public on Sunday afternoon.

The open house on State Road includes fire engines on display; as well as K-9 and mock crash demonstrations. 

It runs from 1 to 3 pm. 

 

National Weather Service Forecast

Today

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87.

 

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before midnight.

Gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 61.

 

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 77.

 

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 83. 

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Friday, September 13th, 2019

A resident’s pet dog and cat perished in a Sandusky house fire Thursday morning.

According to the Sandusky Register, no one was home at the time the blaze broke out in the 500 block of East Jefferson Street.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

 

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office recently held a memorial service in honor of former corrections officer Katelynn Shepard.

The 21-year-old was killed in a traffic crash in July 2018 near the New London Reservoir in Huron County.

A tree and memorial marker has been set up. 

 

Wakeman Police say they’ve received complaints about possible trespassing in government areas where materials are stored.

Police are reminding residents that security cameras are in place and that such areas can be unsafe for children to play around.

 

2019 Ohio School Report Cards have been released by the Ohio Department of Education.

Some takeaways…

-Student proficiency increased for the third consecutive year in both English language arts and math.

-The four-year graduation rate has reached a new high of 85.3 percent for the class of 2018.

-Nearly 80 percent of districts received a “C” grade or higher, with more than 30 percent receiving a “B” or higher.

-106 districts improved their overall grades from last year.

 

Lorain Schools’ CEO David Hardy Junior is rejoicing, after the latest Ohio Report Card showed ‘significant’ in one of six components.

The district jumped from a failing grade to a “B” in “Gap Closing”, a component that measures how well the schools are doing in meeting the performance expectations of the most vulnerable students.

State Schools Superintendent Paolo DeMaria calls the jump, ‘historic’.

However, Lorain Schools received failing in marks in 4 of the other 5 categories, and a “D” in the other.

 

The Norwalk Fire Department is looking to add a new position…as well as new equipment.

The Norwalk Reflector reports that the city is moving ahead with plans to create an assistant fire chief position…which will be open to captains and lieutenants in the department.

Meanwhile, the Norwalk Fire Department has received an $800,000 FEMA grant for communications gear.  The funds will provide all Huron County first responders with radios. 

 

Tonight is Military Appreciation Night at Willard High School as the Flashes take on the Seneca East Tigers in high school football.

Activities include a pre-game ice cream and dessert social for local veterans…with on-field festivities featuring the unveiling of a 50-by-90-foot American flag, a Life-Flight flyover…and several military vehicles surrounding the field.

 

Dedication ceremonies are set for tomorrow-morning in Avon, for the new Veterans Memorial.

It was built in the park behind the fire department on Detroit Road, just west of Route 83.

The project began nearly 2 years ago.

Tomorrow’s program will begin at 10am…

 

The third-annual Dragons and Bacon Fest takes place Saturday in downtown Sandusky.

Officials say this year will include more bacon and more dragon boats.

The event is returning to the Paper District Marina and Amphitheater from 8 am to 4 pm.

 

Saturday is ‘Founder’s Day’ in Perkins Township.

The free family fun event runs from 1 to 4 pm at Strickfaden Park….featuring kid’s activities, games and raffles.

 

The Vermilion Township Fire Department is opening their doors to the public on Sunday afternoon.

The open house on State Road includes fire engines on display; as well as K-9 and mock crash demonstrations. 

It runs from 1 to 3 pm. 

 

National Weather Service Forecast

Today

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87.

 

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before midnight.

Gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 61.

 

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 77.

 

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 83. 

  Read more...

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