Friday, May 25th, 2018

Monroeville/Student removed for rest of school year

A Monroeville High School student has reportedly been kicked out for the rest of the school year.

Monroeville High School administration told the Norwalk Reflector that the 15 year-old boy made comments of a disturbing nature and concerning to others.

The situation has been turned over to Monroeville police.


Sandusky/Gunfire incidents

Police in Sandusky are looking into two separate incidents on Wednesday evening involving gunfire.

Authorities say they received a call from a citizen reporting a gun shot fired in the area of East Forest and Forest drives; where they found shell casings.

In a separate incident around the same time, according to police, someone called 9-1-1 to say a bullet went through the roof and landed on the floor of the Family Video store on West Perkins Avenue; where the bullet was taken as evidence.

Authorities are unsure if the two incidents are related.


Port Clinton/Woman going to prison in drug overdose incident

A Port Clinton woman has been sentenced to four-and-a-half-years in prison for her role in a man’s 2016 overdose death.

24 year-old Jordyn Beckhusen pled guilty to attempted corruption of another with drugs and evidence tampering.

Authorities believe the body of 47 year-old Harold Carter was moved before they arrived; and that Beckhusen helped Carter inject heroin that she sold to him.


Danbury Twp./Burglar sentenced to prison

A man from Danbury Township was sentenced Thursday to nearly three years in prison on burglary and attempted protection order violation charges.

27 year-old Corey Gough was accused of breaking into an East Bayshore Road resort in Port Clinton in January where he was looking for a woman who had a protection order against him.


Milan/New Edison statue to be unveiled on Monday

A new Thomas Edison statue will be unveiled in Milan on Monday.

Sculptor Alan Cottrill, who previously built an Edison statue that was placed in the U.S. Capitol building in 2016, has sculpted another statue of the famous inventor, which he has donated to Milan.

The brand new 7-foot sculpture will be dedicated around 12 noon Monday during Milan’s annual Memorial Day parade.

It will stand in front of town hall.


Area News/Weekend activities

There is plenty to do on this Memorial Day weekend…

Norwalk is hosting their Strawberry Festival starting later today with Port Clinton’s Walleye Festival already underway.

In Sandusky, Cedar Point Shores waterpark opens for the season on Saturday with Bike Week activities going on all weekend through Monday.

51 museums throughout the state are offering free admission to military members and their families starting on Memorial Day; through Labor Day.

Also, don’t forget to check out your town’s Memorial Day parade.



FRIDAY, MAY 25TH, 2018



Sunny, with a high near 84.



Mostly clear, with a low around 63.



A chance of showers and thunderstorms early.

Partly sunny, with a high near 85.



A chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.


Memorial Day – Monday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Erie-Huron Counties/”Click it or Ticket”

The “Click it or Ticket” national seatbelt enforcement campaign is now underway.

Huron County Safe Communities, featuring Huron County Public Health and the Huron County Sheriff’s Office, held an event yesterday in Norwalk announcing their participation.

The Sandusky Police Department has also said they’re taking part.

“Click or Ticket” runs through June 3rd.


Sandusky/Bed tax expanded

Similar to Erie County’s recent expansion, the city of Sandusky will also be broadening their bed tax.

Starting in 2019, the law will keep the current tax rate at 3 percent, but will apply to all places with at least one bed.

The legislation previously said properties with four or fewer beds were exempt from taxation.


Erie-Huron Counties/Unemployment rates

Unemployment rates dropped in area counties according to the latest figures from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

Erie County fell from 5.7 percent in March to 5.2 percent in April.

Huron County dropped from 6.7 percent to 5.2 percent.

Lorain County checked in with a 4.7 percent unemployment rate for April.


Port Clinton/Men’s recovery center expansion complete

The Light House Sober Living addiction recovery center in Port Clinton has completed its expansion for its men’s facility; with plans in the works for a women’s sober home.

The men’s house went from 11 to 15 beds at their location on East Fifth Street.

Officials hope to obtain a $200,000 state grant that will be used for a new women’s facility with six beds…at a site to be determined…that they would like to open by October.


Sandusky/”State of the City” address today

The annual State of the City address for Sandusky takes place today at 12 noon.

City officials are set to discuss:

-A new bay pathway and trail system

-A collaboration between Bowling Green state University and Cedar Point for a brick-and-mortar learning center for tourism-related courses

-Eliminating blight in the city

-Festivities surrounding the city’s bicentennial


Sandusky/Lake Erie Shores & Islands’ new Welcome Center

Just in time for Ohio Bike Week and Memorial Day weekend, Lake Erie Shores and Islands has announced they will open a Welcome Center in downtown Sandusky.

Located at 216 East Water Street, the new Welcome Center will be open Friday through Monday…and will be home to Lake Erie Shores & Islands’ – Erie County operations – while their future home is under construction.

The new Welcome Center at will be open Friday through Monday, then will close next Tuesday and Wednesday before opening for daily operations next Thursday.






Sunny, with a high near 81.



Mostly clear, with a low around 57.



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A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Sandusky/Kalahari shooting suspect arrested

Authorities believe they have their man.

19 year-old Ronnelle Chandler of Euclid was arrested Tuesday and charged with attempted murder and felonious assault for allegedly firing multiple gun shots in a Kalahari Resorts parking lot early Sunday.

Security video and still photos of the reported incident were posted online earlier this week, which the Erie County Sheriff’s Office said helped lead them to Chandler.

No one was hurt in the incident on Sunday.


Huron County/Morgan running for county commissioner

A third name has thrown his hat in the ring for Huron County Commissioner.

Independent Bob Morgan has filed his petition, joining Republican incumbent Joe Hintz and Democrat Melissa James on the ballot this November.

Morgan, who is a retired ODOT worker and current president of the Huron County Fair Board, is running for the third time.

He previously ran two years and four years ago, falling short both times in the primaries.


Perkins Twp./Scholarship to remember high school freshman

Funds are being raised for a future scholarship that will honor Perkins High School freshman Stone Ambos.

Ambos recently passed away unexpectedly from a heart condition after a basketball practice.

Ambos’ family says they will decide upon the criteria in the future.


Sandusky/Dentist taking donations for domestic violence victims

A Sandusky dentist is holding a collection drive for women and children affected by domestic violence.

Stefano Dental on Bogart Road is currently gathering up women’s and children’s personal hygiene products that will be donated to the Safe Harbor Domestic Violence Shelter in Sandusky.


Lakeshore News/Erosion control permits

Due to danger of erosion from uncommonly high lake levels, the state has begun offering free Temporary Shore Structure Permits to help homeowners deal with erosion emergencies.

Officials say the permit is for those dealing with a major loss of property who are looking to save time and money from a regular state permit.

Those with a temporary permit are asked though to obtain a regular permit within two years.


Sandusky/Bike Week underway today

Thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts are on their way to Sandusky for the 18th annual “Ohio Bike Week” festival.

It gets underway later this afternoon with events at Jack Daniels’ Barrel Saloon and Mad River Harley Davidson.

The downtown block party featuring several free concerts begins on Thursday afternoon.

Ohio Bike Week runs through Monday.


Norwalk/New “slope-mower” to be used

The City of Norwalk has announced they will be implementing a remotely operated ‘slope-mower’ that will be used for maintenance of steep hills.

It will be used at reservoirs, the water treatment plant, wastewater treatment plant and Hogan’s Hill.

The city says…while primarily for workplace safety reasons, the slope-mower covers roughly 15 times the area of what one employee with a brush cutter can trim in an hour.






Sunny, with a high near 75.



Mostly clear, with a low around 53.



Sunny, with a high near 81.



Sunny, with a high near 85.

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Sandusky/Kalahari gunshot incident still under investigation

Authorities are still attempting to identify the suspect they believe fired five or six gun shots in a Kalahari Resorts parking lot early Sunday.

This comes after new video was released showing a large crowd running for protection following the alleged gun shots.

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office said the incident began after they responded to a disturbance at Kalahari’s Nyumba Entertainment Villas when a group of people were reportedly evicted due to the smell of marijuana inside.

Law enforcement believes close to 70 people were there for an underage party with alcohol.


New London/Drug bust Friday

A New London wife and husband face charges following a drug bust Friday night.

33 year-old Deborah Fagan was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and 34 year-old Kevin Fagan was charged with obstruction of justice and was arrested on a contempt of court warrant.

Police say they found several types of suspected drugs at the house on High Street including cocaine, marijuana and meth.

Their two young children were placed with a family member.


New technology to improve dialogue for firefighters

Sandusky city commissioners have approved $16,000 in funding to help firefighters communicate better with other first responders.

A second radio tower is in the works, which officials hope to place at the city’s water plant, off First Street.

The new tower is expected to be live sometime later in the year.


Huron/Goodwill breaks ground on new Huron store

Groundbreaking ceremonies were held last week for a new and larger Goodwill store in Huron.

The location of the new store, which will be 3,000 square feet bigger than their current store, will be behind the Hy-Miler gas station near the Rye Beach exit off Route 2.

Goodwill officials say the $1.6 million construction project should wrap up by September, with the store to open in October.


Erie County/Road work on Route 61

Expect some slow-going on Route 61 this week in Erie County.

ODOT says they are reducing traffic to one lane between Cleveland Road East and Route 2 for drainage repairs.

Road work is expected to be complete by Friday.


Huron County/Free gardening course

Huron County Public Health will be hosting a free educational gardening program this summer.

The 10-week program will meet once a week, on Tuesday evenings, for 90 minutes;  teaching families about growing edible plants, including fruits, vegetables and herbs.

This program is open to Huron County families; with 8 spots available at a first-come, first-served basis.

Orientation will take place next Tuesday, May 29th.






A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78.



A slight chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.



Sunny, with a high near 80.

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Sandusky/Shots reportedly fired at Kalahari

No one was reportedly hurt after authorities say gun shots were fired early Sunday morning at Kalahari Resorts in Sandusky.

Erie County Sheriff’s officials said they were called to rental suites owned by Kalahari where subjects reportedly were evicted but refused to leave.

Officers say when they arrived; they saw several people running around, fleeing by foot and car.

According to authorities, two gun arrests were made at a nearby fast food restaurant later on Sunday – but the two men arrested have not yet been linked to the gun shots at Kalahari.


Norwalk/Man arrested in undercover drug bust

A Bellevue man has been charged with drug trafficking following a controlled buy with authorities.

Norwalk Police say they arrested 35 year-old Johnathan Fitts after he recently sold cocaine to undercover agents at the Circle K gas station on Cleveland Road.


Willard/Superintendent staying

A local superintendent named one of the five finalists for the Perkins Schools head job says he’s not leaving.

Willard Superintendent Jeff Ritz told the Norwalk Reflector that Perkins has recruited him…but he is not going there; citing having a great job in a great community.

Ritz has been super at Willard for six years.


Huron County/Car sales up

Although sales tax money was down overall in Huron County according to the latest numbers from February, County Auditor Roland Tkach says car sales were definitely on the increase.

Automobile purchases made up 26 percent of the overall sales tax total in Huron County in February.


Milan-Edison Schools/BCSN hands out prestigious award 

Edison High School senior Bryan Johnston has been named the Buckeye Cable Sports Network or “BCSN” Scholar of the Year.

Johnston, a multi-sport athlete and National Honor Society member, received an $8,000 scholarship; as he plans to attend the University of Toledo to major in Computer Science and Engineering.


Western Reserve Schools/Preschool and sixth grade on the move

An information meeting dealing with the move of Western Reserve preschool and sixth grade students has been planned for May 30th.

The school board at Western has said they intend to shift preschoolers from a separate building in Wakeman onto the main campus and sixth-graders into the middle and high school building.

The meeting will take place at 6:00 pm May 30th in the middle and high school auditorium.


Bellevue/School board opening

Bellevue City Schools are looking for a new board member.

Neil Carson, whose term expires at the end of 2019, has resigned due to travel requirements for a new job.

Those interested need to apply by this Friday.



MONDAY, MAY 21ST, 2018



Mostly cloudy, with a chance of late afternoon showers and thunderstorms.

High near 66.



Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Cloudy, with a low around 60.



A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.

Friday, May 18th, 2018

Norwalk/Break-in at H&B’s

Norwalk police are investigating last weekend’s break-in and robbery of H&B’s Hop ice cream shop on West Main Street.

Police say the crime took place last Saturday night or early Sunday morning; where one or more suspects caused damage and stole some items from inside.

Authorities say to contact them with any information on the robbery.


Perkins Twp./School names superintendent semi-finalists

And then there were five…Perkins Schools in Sandusky have narrowed it down to five candidates to be new superintendent:

*Jeff Ritz – Willard Schools superintendent (Huron County)

*Todd Boggs – Osnaburg Schools superintendent (near East Canton)

*Matthew Chrispin – Fredericktown Schools superintendent (Knox County)

*David Heflinger – Field Schools superintendent (Mogadore, OH)

*Domenic Paolo – Fairport Harbor Schools superintendent (near Mentor)

The school says they’ll interview the candidates later this month with hopes to name their new superintendent by June 1st.

Outgoing superintendent Jodie Hausmann is leaving in August to be the new superintendent at Bay Village Schools.


Sandusky/Fire under investigation

State officials are looking into what they call a “suspicious” house fire in Sandusky that happened early Thursday.

No one was hurt in the blaze that occurred at a home in the 2100 block of Wayne Street.


Perkins Twp./Man arrested

After a several-month investigation, a Perkins Township man was arrested and charged with felony drug possession and drug trafficking.

Authorities say that 29 year-old Ronald Syverson imported steroids from China with intention to re-sell the illegal substances.

The steroids were reportedly disguised as pet products.

Syverson has pled “not guilty” to the charges.


Milan/New name for old road

Erie County officials have agreed to change a road back to its original name.

The once named “Shaw Mill Road”, southwest of Milan, is going back to the name of “Old Plank Road”.

This comes after members of the Milan Township community supported the renaming due to historical value.


Norwalk/Drive 4 UR School & High School physicals

The Norwalk High School Athletic Department has a couple of events planned for Saturday…

Five-dollar physicals will be offered at the high school from 7:30 until 11:30 am – for students who will be in grades 7 to 12 in the fall and plan on playing a sport next school year.

In conjunction with the physicals, the Athletic Department will also be hosting a “Drive 4 UR School” event.

From 7:00 am to 3:30 pm, you can test-drive a vehicle from Don Tester Ford with money going to Norwalk athletics.

The school has a goal of raising $8,000, which they say equals 300 test drives.


Sandusky/Former Miss America to appear at Cooke-Dorne House

International Museum Day is Saturday…and Sandusky’s Cooke-Dorn House is celebrating.

The Columbus Avenue museum will be open to the public tomorrow from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm with Sandusky native and former Miss America (1963) Jackie Mayer to sign autographs from noon to 4:00 pm.



FRIDAY, MAY 18TH, 2018


*A Lakeshore Flood Watch is in effect through 10:00 pm tonight.



A chance of showers, mainly in the afternoon. Cloudy, with a high near 69.



Showers, with thunderstorms also possible overnight. Low around 59.



Occasional showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 76.



A chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74.

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Norwalk/Teenager arrested on multiple charges

A 17 year-old Norwalk boy was arrested Monday afternoon after he allegedly elbowed a police officer and shattered a car window.

The boy faces charges of criminal damaging, resisting arrest, assault on a police officer and probation violation.

Authorities say they were called to Ontario Street after the boy’s grandmother said he broke her vehicle’s window.


Fremont/18 year-old found part-way responsible for death

A now 18 year-old Fremont man has been held partially responsible for another man’s death last September.

A Sandusky County Juvenile Court ruled that the man, who was 17 at the time of the alleged incident, was delinquent to the charge of aggravated vehicular homicide.

The man reportedly drove his car while another man was on the hood; with the victim falling off of the vehicle in a driveway and hitting his head on pavement.

Days later, the victim died in the hospital from the head injury.


Norwalk/Man going to prison

A 53 year-old Norwalk man is going to prison for a year.

Eugene Wilson was sentenced after pleading guilty earlier this month to attempted tampering with evidence in exchange for having two counts of drug trafficking dropped.


Sandusky/Man pleads guilty to attempted aggravated vehicular homicide

A 27 year-old Sandusky man has pled guilty to attempted aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Police say Joshua Harkness quickly sped up his truck towards a man on East Sprucewood Drive last September; hitting the victim in the knees.

Harkness could go to prison for a year-and-a-half when he’s sentenced next month.


Western Reserve Schools/Pierson resigns

The school board at Western Reserve has accepted the resignation of former varsity girls basketball head coach Laura Pierson.

Both Laura and husband Shane Pierson, a teacher at Western, submitted their resignations Tuesday evening, citing “personal reasons”.

Laura Pierson was suspended this past basketball season due to alleged “inappropriate behavior” involving text messages with players.

Former long-time head coach Brenda Friend is replacing Pierson.


Sandusky/Sidewalks to be fixed

Sandusky City Commissioners have approved a $150,000-plus contract for sidewalk improvements throughout the city.

The work is expected to start this summer and come to a close in the fall.


Norwalk/Salvation Army summer food program info

Norwalk’s Salvation Army will be providing free meals for children this summer.

Food will be served weekdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm from June 11th through August 17th.

Transportation will be available for those in designated apartment complexes.

After-lunch activities are also being planned.


Vermilion/First “3rd Thursday” event of the season

The first of Vermilion’s “3rd Thursday” music events of the season takes place this evening.

Residents are invited downtown for “Music, Flowers and a Sunset” as multiple musical groups will be playing simultaneously from 6:30 pm to sundown.






Sunny, with a high near 74.



Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56.



A chance of showers, mainly in the afternoon.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67.



Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73.

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Huron County/Serious injury crash

Four Sandusky residents were hurt; two of them seriously, in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in Huron County.

The highway patrol says a car driven by 53-year-old John Lee Brake with three passengers was hit head-on by a dump truck after turning from Ohio 60 onto Ohio 18 in Clarksfield Township.

Two passengers, 40 year-old Heather Brake and an 11 year-old girl, were both flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland.


Erie County/Bed tax extended

After three recent public forums, Erie County officials have agreed to extend the bed tax.

The new legislation keeps the bed tax rate at four percent; but extends it to all places with at least one bed,

The law previously stated properties with four or fewer beds were exempt from taxation.

Money made from the taxes may only be put towards promotion of local tourism.


Sandusky/Warren Street to get improvements

Improvements are coming to a road known as Sandusky’s worst.

City commissioners have given their OK to a $40,000 project later this year involving new pavement and the filling in of potholes on Warren Street.


Put-In-Bay/Perry’s Monument to reopen this weekend

Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial on Put-In-Bay will re-open this Saturday at 10:00 am.

The landmark was shut down last year for a $2.4 million maintenance project, which included the restoration of doors that were vandalized in 2017.

In honor of the monument turning 103 years old, the first 103 adults to visit the deck on Saturday will ride the elevator for free.


Monroeville/Living history event this weekend

A living history event is planned for this Saturday in Monroeville in celebration of the town’s 150th anniversary.

Starting at 12 noon in Clark Park, historical interpreters will hold discussions and demonstrations involving various periods of American history.

A program will also be held at 2:00 pm at Riverside Cemetery along with a ghost walk at 8:30 pm.


State News/Ohio State Fair music lineup addition

The entertainment line-up is taking shape for this year’s Ohio State Fair in Columbus.

The Beach Boys have been added to previously-announced shows featuring country stars Reba McIntyre and Brothers Osborne, and a twin-bill featuring classic-rockers Styx and Cheap Trick.

The Ohio State Fair opens July 25th.






Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69.



Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.



A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67.


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Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Norwalk/Ohio Turnpike sign to honor Norwalk worker

A sign will be placed on the Ohio Turnpike at milepost 141 in Lorain County in honor of a former worker from Norwalk, who lost his life on the job 40 years ago.

Carl “Kermit” Starkey, a turnpike maintenance worker in Amherst for 12 years, was killed at a railroad crossing at Middle Ridge Road in Lorain County.


Danbury/Theft suspects

Danbury Township police are investigating the apparent robbery of a Lakeside Marblehead restaurant this past Thursday.

Authorities believe that a man and woman broke into Netty’s Chili Dogs, off of Ohio Route 163, and took some items inside.


Perkins Twp./School to interview superintendent candidates

Possible candidates to be the new superintendent at Perkins Schools in Sandusky will be interviewed this week and next.

Special board meetings will be held today and Thursday, as well as next Tuesday and Wednesday.

Superintendent Jodie Hausmann has agreed to take the superintendent job at Bay Village Schools beginning in August.


Marblehead/U.S. Coast Guard training today

The U.S. Coast Guard will be conducting training and drills today on Lake Erie near Marblehead.

The Coast Guard’s Marblehead station says they’ll be working with local ferries on their normal routes; including the Jet Express and Miller Ferry.


Sandusky/Habitat for Humanity builds home #100

The Firelands Habitat for Humanity celebrated a milestone this past Saturday.

Over a dozen workers placed the final wall of their 100th built home, a future-four bedroom house, on Wilbur Street in Sandusky.

A mom, Keysha Thomas, and her four children, will soon move in.


Collins-Wakeman/Western Reserve to name two new coaches

The Western Reserve school board looks tonight to approve the hiring of two varsity sports coaches.

At this evening’s meeting, the school is expected to name Ty Stevenson as their head football coach, replacing Mike Stoll, who recently said he’s retiring.

The school is also bringing back a familiar name in Brenda Friend as their girls head basketball coach.  Friend formerly coached the Lady Riders around a decade ago to a number of conference titles along with two regional appearances.  She replaces Laura Pierson, who was suspended last season for “inappropriate behavior”.


Huron County/Free agricultural tire collection event

An agricultural tire collection event will be held next month in Huron County.

Taking place June 1st from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the county Fairgrounds in Norwalk, Huron County Public Health will be gathering tires from community members to be recycled.

A regular tire take-back day is also scheduled for June 2nd at the Huron County Fairgrounds.






A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly this afternoon.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73.


Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.



Partly sunny, with a high near 71.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Perkins Twp./Funeral arrangements for 15 year-old Perkins boy

Perkins High School in Sandusky will host funeral arrangements for a 15-year-old freshman boy who died suddenly after a basketball practice last week.

Stone Ambos collapsed Thursday night from a heart issue while at Norwalk High School.

Calling hours are 3:30 to 8:00 pm Tuesday at the Perkins High School gymnasium with a funeral service Wednesday at 4:00 pm at the Perkins High School auditorium.


Sandusky/Body found in Sandusky Bay that of Huron man

A body pulled Friday afternoon from the Sandusky Bay has been identified as that of a missing Huron man.

28 year-old Justin Fidele reportedly went overboard while in a small boat on April 27th.

The body was discovered by a citizen near Edgewater Avenue and West Monroe Street.


Perkins Twp./Stabbing suspect arrested

A Perkins Township woman accused of stabbing a man in the chest was arrested on Saturday.

19 year-old Allison Marcum had warrants out for felonious assault and tampering with evidence after an alleged incident Wednesday night on Campbell Street.

The victim was treated for his injuries and released.


Bellevue/Prison sentence reaffirmed for convicted rapist

The 16-year prison sentence of a Bellevue man convicted of sexually assaulting a two year-old boy has been upheld by a state appeals court.

Michael Gates originally plead guilty to rape and gross sexual imposition in March of 2017, but appealed his sentence on grounds of having ineffective representation and other issues.


Sandusky/Trial postponed for accused killer

A Sandusky man’s murder trial scheduled to start tomorrow has been pushed back to July.

Joel Miles is accused of shooting and killing Sandusky’s Anthony Pearson while in MacArthur Park last August.

The trial was delayed after Miles’s lawyer requested more time to review information.


Erie County/Erie MetroParks grant money awarded

Grant dollars have been awarded locally to help better outdoor recreational activities.

Erie MetroParks has handed out over $24,000 in funds…

…$9,200 going to Vermilion for various improvements including seating and signage at their skate park.

…Also $6,300 to Groton Township for enhancements to the Township Park.


Norwalk/Work begins on Phase 2 of Old State Road project

Road construction scheduled to begin today in Norwalk…

The city says that workers should be out and about from the Reservoir Spillway south to Executive Drive, as the second phase of The Old State Road Widening Project gets underway.

Traffic will be maintained.



MONDAY, MAY 14TH, 2018



Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 80.



Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after midnight.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.



Showers and thunderstorms likely, primarily in the morning.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76.



Partly sunny, with a high near 74.