Sandusky Business Charged with illegally selling Stolen Goods
Truckloads of stolen goods including tools, a flat screen TV, and humidifiers were taken out of Double E’s Buy and Sell in Sandusky on Thursday afternoon. Search warrants were served by Perkins Police, with help from Sandusky Police and the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, at the business on the 2900 Venice Road, after an investigation of the business’ activities lasting five months. Co-owner Eric Petrick and Emmanuel Harvey are believed by Perkins Township Police to knowingly be selling stolen merchandise that they were buying from known shoplifters, called “boosters”. Perkins Police charged Petrick with receiving stolen property. “This store used the addict”, Perkins Assistant Chief Robb Parthmore told the Sandusky Register. “We would rather see them get help.”
Area Memorial Day Parade Info
The City of Sandusky will hold their Memorial Day parade on Monday morning. A brief Opening Ceremony will begin at 9:00 am, followed immediately by parade step-off. The parade is one mile through the Ohio Veterans Home campus, then north on Route 250 (Milan Road) before ending at Oakland Cemetery.
The Memorial Day Parade in Norwalk will be held on Monday at 10:00 am. It will start at Veterans Park in Norwalk, and end at the Town Green on East Avenue.
The Village of Marblehead will have a Memorial Day parade on Monday at 10:30 am in Clemons Cemetery on East Main Street then will march to the War Memorial in James Park. All are invited to participate in a Memorial Day ceremony following the parade. Port Clinton will host a Memorial Day parade Monday at 10:00 am, as part of the last day of the Walleye Festival.
Cedar Point offering free Admission for Military this Weekend Cedar Point and Soak City are honoring America’s Armed Forces during this Memorial Day Weekend, from Friday through Monday. Any active, retired or honorably discharged member of the United States Military will receive one free adult admission ticket at the front gate. To receive the free admission, military members must show a valid military ID at the gate. Valid forms of ID include: active duty ID, retired personnel ID, VA ID or a copy of DD-214 discharge papers and photo ID. The free military admission cannot be combined with any other discount offers.
Road Work to begin next Week in Norwalk
Construction will begin next week on the Wooster/Marshall Phase 5 Project in Norwalk. Sections of Wooster Street and Franklin Street will be closed to through traffic and driveways may temporarily be blocked for sewer pipe installations and the restoring of trenches. Properties directly affected by the project will be informed by the contractor. The project is expected to last approximately 6 weeks.
DeWine unintentionally Announces Bid for Governor in 2018
State Attorney General Mike DeWine confirmed Thursday that he’s running for Governor of Ohio in 2018. He shared his plans with a Dayton charter school official in a discussion overheard by a reporter. The 69 year-old Republican DeWine told the Dayton Daily News the conversation was confidential, but the substance was true. He said he’s not ready though for an official announcement, as he’s focused on supporting Republican candidates running in the fall. Current Governor John Kasich cannot run again due to term limits. DeWine likely will face a three-way primary battle with Lt. Governor Mary Taylor and Secretary of State Jon Husted.
Highway Patrol Urging Sober Driving and Seat Belts this Holiday Weekend
The Ohio State Highway Patrol wants motorists to drive cautiously when out this Memorial Day, as this weekend tends to see an increase in traffic deaths. Seven of the 16 traffic deaths during the Memorial Day weekend last year were related to drivers being impaired. To stay safe this weekend, the Patrol is urging motorists to never drive impaired and always designate a sober driver. The Patrol made 546 OVI arrests during the Memorial Day weekend in 2015. Also, as part of the national Click It or Ticket enforcement running through June 5th, troopers will have a zero tolerance policy for those not wearing a seat belt.