• Melissa and Scott will be live Wednesday morning at Cedar Point for the unveiling of the all new ValRavn!










News

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

As you know by now, Governor John Kasich has withdrawn from the presidential race.

Now the question is, will or won’t he be Donald Trump’s running mate. Trump said yesterday he’d consider Kasich for vice president.

 

Two people were treated for injuries suffered in a crash on the Thomas Edison Bridge on State Route 2 in Margaretta Township.

 According to the highway patrol’s Sandusky post, yesterday’s mid-morning crash was triggered by a trucker hauling stone, who struck a guardrail in the westbound lanes. One section of the guardrail penetrated the cab and trailer, while another section flew into the eastbound lanes and was hit by two oncoming cars.

The truck driver was taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center, and was later charged with failure to control and driving with impaired alertness, after inspectors found discrepancies in his log book. The driver of one of the cars was taken to Magruder Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.Troopers said traffic was maintained in one lane in each direction, while crews cleared the scene.

 

The question of golf carts on Norwalk city streets may be a moot point.

Under legislation approved by state lawmakers, road-ready golf carts will be street legal starting January 1st, 2017. The blanket law will cover all of Ohio.City council has been mulling legislation to make golf carts street legal in the Maple City. Now, it appears no action will be necessary.

 

Water customers in Huron will soon be able to pay their bills online.

The service will be available next month on the city’s website. Electronic checks and all major credit cards will be accepted.

 

Tough Mudder is returning to north central Ohio.

 The extreme endurance challenge will be held this weekend, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington. Last year’s event drew thousands of people to the Richland County region.

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Cedar Point’s new record-breaking dive coaster didn’t fail to disappoint.

The park’s newest ride was unveiled during today’s Media Day festivities, and reviews have been positive. At its tallest point, Valravn is more than 20 stories high, with a 214-foot, 90 degree drop. It also features loops, turns and much more. All told, Valravn has shattered ten records, including longest, fastest and tallest dive coaster.

Ted Cruz has bowed out of the presidential race, meaning GOP voters have just two Republicans to choose from: Billionaire Donald Trump, and Ohio Governor John Kasich.

And even though he trails by a wide margin, Kasich campaign officials say he’s staying in the race, at least for now. According to a statement issued by the ‘Kasich for America Team’, Governor Kasich will remain in the race, unless Trump reaches the required 1,237 delegates before the Republican National Convention.

Campaign officials noted Kasich is the best person to win a contested convention, and win in November. They also noted Trump’s brash style and “…disrespectful ramblings”, and said Kasich has a “…positive and inclusive approach.”

Investigators are seeking the cause of yesterday’s gas station explosion in Ashland.

The blast at Mobil Mart on East Main occurred shortly before 3:30am. It destroyed much of the building. One employee was there, but wasn’t harmed. The State Highway Patrol’s Norwalk Post has announced plans to operate a DUI checkpoint later this week. More information will be released closer to the time.

A freshman at Bowling Green State University is in big trouble, for allegedly stealing a catering truck while drunk.

19-year-old Monique Vanderhulst is charged with underage consumption, DUI, giving false information and receiving stolen property. She’s free on bond. Vanderhulst was arrested over the weekend, a short time after Bowling Green police received a stolen vehicle complaint. During the arrest, she told officers she thought she was in her own car.

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Cedar Point’s new record-breaking dive coaster didn’t fail to disappoint.

The park’s newest ride was unveiled during today’s Media Day festivities, and reviews have been positive. At its tallest point, Valravn is more than 20 stories high, with a 214-foot, 90 degree drop. It also features loops, turns and much more. All told, Valravn has shattered ten records, including longest, fastest and tallest dive coaster.

 

Ted Cruz has bowed out of the presidential race, meaning GOP voters have just two Republicans to choose from: Billionaire Donald Trump, and Ohio Governor John Kasich.

And even though he trails by a wide margin, Kasich campaign officials say he’s staying in the race, at least for now. According to a statement issued by the ‘Kasich for America Team’, Governor Kasich will remain in the race, unless Trump reaches the required 1,237 delegates before the Republican National Convention.

Campaign officials noted Kasich is the best person to win a contested convention, and win in November. They also noted Trump’s brash style and “…disrespectful ramblings”, and said Kasich has a “…positive and inclusive approach.”

 

Investigators are seeking the cause of yesterday’s gas station explosion in Ashland.

The blast at Mobil Mart on East Main occurred shortly before 3:30am. It destroyed much of the building. One employee was there, but wasn’t harmed. The State Highway Patrol’s Norwalk Post has announced plans to operate a DUI checkpoint later this week. More information will be released closer to the time.

 

A freshman at Bowling Green State University is in big trouble, for allegedly stealing a catering truck while drunk.

19-year-old Monique Vanderhulst is charged with underage consumption, DUI, giving false information and receiving stolen property. She’s free on bond. Vanderhulst was arrested over the weekend, a short time after Bowling Green police received a stolen vehicle complaint. During the arrest, she told officers she thought she was in her own car.

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

12pm only!

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is scheduled to appear in southeast Ohio this afternoon. She’ll be at Jackie O’s Production Brewery and Taproom in Athens. The stop will be part of Clinton’s two-day “Breaking Down Barriers” tour.

 

Republican National Convention delegates from California are unhappy with the fact they’ll be staying an hour or so away from the July convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

With a police escort, they’ll be bused from a hotel in Sandusky to “The Q.”A California Republican official said “…we’re like the ugly stepchild.”

 

Willard City Council is in the market for a new city manager.

That’s because current city manager Shawn Tappel is leaving to become general manager of Norwalk-based Northern Ohio Rural Water. His resignation will take effect June 3rd. Tappel was hired as full-time city manager last May. Before that, he served as interim city manager for about seven months. He stepped in for Brian Humphress, who resigned in the fall of 2014.

 

A name change…

Mercy Willard Hospital is now known as Mercy Health-Willard Hospital. Mercy Health is Ohio’s largest health system, and fourth largest employer.

 

 

Three years in prison, then three years parole for a Bellevue man who seriously injured a baby.

25-year-old Tyson Charles was sentenced yesterday in Huron County Common Pleas Court, immediately after pleading guilty to a charge of child endangering. Charles injured his girlfriend’s nine-month-old baby last November. Doctors said the infant had been vigorously shaken.

 

 

Horseshoe Casino Cleveland is closing—but it’s only temporary.

The gambling establishment in downtown Cleveland will close at 11:59pm Monday, May 9th and will re-open 40 hours later as JACK Cleveland Casino. Officials said the closure is necessary so daily operations and branding can be transferred from Caesar’s Entertainment to JACK Entertainment.

 

Arrests are pending, after authorities discovered a large, sophisticated marijuana growing operation in Coshocton County.

During the weekend bust, deputies found 140 hydroponic pot plants, with a street value of $170,000. They seized the marijuana and the equipment used to cultivate it.

 

State Senator Gayle Manning is coming to Huron County.

The Republican from North Ridgeville will hold district office hours from 12:30 until 1:30 May 20th, at the Monroeville Public Library. No appointment is necessary, and anyone is welcome to attend. Manning represents Ohio’s 13th Senate District, which includes Huron and Lorain counties.

 

The Morning Show will broadcast live from Cedar Point’s Media Day.

Melissa and Scott will be on hand tomorrow morning, with a firsthand account of the park’s new record-breaking coaster Valravn, and they’ll have plenty of other info about the ride and the upcoming Cedar Point season.

 

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

The Morning Show will be on the road this Wednesday. We’ll broadcast live from Media Day, as Cedar Point unveils Valravn, which is billed as the world’s tallest, fastest, longest dive roller coaster. All told, Valravn will break 10 different records. We’ll tell you much more about it, starting at 6 Wednesday morning. Cedar Point will open for the season this Saturday.   The investigation continues, into the April 22nd killings in southern Ohio. No arrests have been made in connection with the eight murders. All eight victims were shot execution style. They ranged in age from 16 to 40. It’s believed the killings were drug-related.Authorities have collected dozens of pieces of evidence, and have received hundreds of tips.   Golf carts on city streets will be the topic of discussion, during tomorrow night’s meeting of Norwalk City Council’s Safety Committee. The meeting will begin at 7pm, in the city hall conference room. Last month, Norwalk City Council was scheduled to vote on the measure, but sent it to the safety committee for further discussion and possible changes.   An update on road work along U.S. Route 250 in the Sandusky area…  Starting tomorrow, the right lane of southbound 250, between State Route 2 and Bogart Road in Perkins Township will be closed for 10 days. Access to driveways and businesses will be maintained during the work.   State Route 162, just east of Clinton Street in New London is open. It had been closed, for railroad crossing repairs   A grand jury has charged three people accused of trying to sneak drugs into the Huron County Jail.  26-year-old Jordan Aldrich of Bellevue, 30-year-old Amber Lynch of Plymouth and 56-year-old Jeffery McClain of Mansfield each face charges of conveying drugs into a correctional facility. The alleged crimes are separate, and each occurred in January.   A reminder…  This weekend is Free Fishing Weekend in Ohio. Anyone can fish in any of the state’s public waters without a fishing license.

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

The Morning Show will be on the road this Wednesday.

 

We’ll broadcast live from Media Day, as Cedar Point unveils Valravn, which is billed as the world’s tallest, fastest, longest dive roller coaster. All told, Valravn will break 10 different records. We’ll tell you much more about it, starting at 6 Wednesday morning. Cedar Point will open for the season this Saturday.

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Don’t forget: Drive-through drop-off dump day is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Shelby Street Public Boat Launch in Sandusky.

Open only to city residents, people can drop off unwanted furniture, tires, appliances, electronics, mattresses and the like. Workers won’t accept TVs, paint or liquids of any kind. Volunteers, including the Sandusky High School basketball team, will help collect the materials.

 

A nostalgic nautical attraction that had been submerged for two decades should be making ripples in Sandusky Bay in a few weeks.

The beloved Cedar Point ferryboat service returns to Sandusky this summer. Passengers can board a Jet Express boat at the Jackson Street Pier for a 10-minute trip to Cedar Point Marina and vice versa.

All trips from Sandusky to Cedar Point also journey to Kelleys Island and Put-in-Bay.

 

The cost for a one-way trip breaks down with: Anyone 13 or older pays $5, Children between 6 and 12 pays $2.50, and Anyone 5 or younger gets to ride for free. A Sandusky man was arrested this week after he waved a knife at his family, police said.

 

Don Toennies was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, and two counts each of aggravated menacing and threat of domestic violence after pulling a knife on his mother after she told him to turn the TV down, and then his brother.

He is now being held without bond at the Erie County jail.

 

A Sandusky woman is behind bars on one count of felonious assault over change for a dollar.

The report stated after Courtney Reyna of Sandusky slammed a woman on the ground and head butted her in the face after being denied change for a dollar, the victim was taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center, where staff determined she had a “nasal fracture,”

Reyna is being held at the Erie County jail on a $20,000 bond.

 

A state court dismissed a misdemeanor charge against a fremont city councilman accused of inappropriately touching a city employee.

Mike Koebel no longer faces disorderly conduct offense after he allegedly held the recreation superintendent.

Koebel’s attorney believes there to be a financial motive for filing the charge, as the woman involved is married to at the time Fremont interim police chief.

 

A Sandusky woman allegedly assaulted a corrections officer while being booked into the Erie County jail.

Kutila Mitchell was charged with fifth-degree felony assault after she was uncooperative during booking and began arguing with corrections staff.Reports say Mitchell stood up and lunged at the corrections officer, causing her to be pushed into some drawers and underneath a countertop.

The officer said she injured her knee as a result of the incident.

 

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

A man who was last seen in 2006 has been named and his sister is asking for the community’s help identify what happened.

Robert Slack was reported missing 2014 and, as of a few months ago, was identified among Kentucky police records as John Doe, a body that had washed up in Beargrass Creek, Louisville that they could not identify.

The family is looking for answers to what happened during that time span.

 

The Milan-Berlin library district invites children of all ages and the special women in their lives to celebrate mothers day with a tea party on May 7 from 11am-12:30 pm at the Milan Public Library.

Space is limited and registration is required and those

interested can call the library to reserve a spot.

 

A tragedy in Vermilion happened late last night.

Savanah Haynie was identified as the victim who was struck and killed by a train in an alleged suicide.

First responders were called to the scene around 11:25 pm and shortly after met who they believe to be the victim’s mother. The woman came across a suspected suicide note and told officials that the victim was having “personal issues.”

 

The Democratic Women of Erie County have announced they are one again offering a $500 college scholarship to Erie county female high school graduates and cuurent college students.

A student must have a 3.0 GPA and if they are old enough, be registered to vote to be eligible, A 250-500 word essay isincluded and the deadline to apply is June 3rd.

 

The Coast Guard medically evacuated a man off of a dredging

barge in Lake Erie near Sandusky on Wednesday evening.

A good Samaritan called Coast Guard Station Marblehead At about 5:45 p.m. to report two men on a dredging barge who needed help due to injuries. The rescue team launched from the shore in a skiff ice inflatable boat, normally used for ice rescue, and brought the man back to awaiting emergency medical services.

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

A man who was last seen in 2006 has been named and his sister is asking for the community’s help identify what happened.

Robert Slack was reported missing 2014 and, as of a few months ago, was identified among Kentucky police records as John Doe, a body that had washed up in Beargrass Creek, Louisville that they could not identify.

The family is looking for answers to what happened during that time span.

 

The Milan-Berlin library district invites children of all ages and the special women in their lives to celebrate mothers day with a tea party on May 7 from 11am-12:30 pm at the Milan Public Library.

Space is limited and registration is required and those

interested can call the library to reserve a spot.

 

A tragedy in Vermilion happened late last night.

Savanah Haynie was identified as the victim who was struck and killed by a train in an alleged suicide.

First responders were called to the scene around 11:25 pm and shortly after met who they believe to be the victim’s mother. The woman came across a suspected suicide note and told officials that the victim was having “personal issues.”

 

The Democratic Women of Erie County have announced they are one again offering a $500 college scholarship to Erie county female high school graduates and cuurent college students.

A student must have a 3.0 GPA and if they are old enough, be registered to vote to be eligible, A 250-500 word essay isincluded and the deadline to apply is June 3rd.

 

The Coast Guard medically evacuated a man off of a dredging

barge in Lake Erie near Sandusky on Wednesday evening.

A good Samaritan called Coast Guard Station Marblehead At about 5:45 p.m. to report two men on a dredging barge who needed help due to injuries. The rescue team launched from the shore in a skiff ice inflatable boat, normally used for ice rescue, and brought the man back to awaiting emergency medical services.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

If they can play, we’ll have Indians baseball this afternoon on 95.3 WLKR.

The Tribe and Seattle Mariners are scheduled to finish their three-game series, starting at 12:10.

 

It appears the Ohio Turnpike was busier than ever last year.

Turnpike executive director Randy Cole said 53.4 million trips were made in 2015, an increase of more than four percent. A new national report says the Ohio Turnpike was one of 23 tolling agencies across the country that saw record-breaking travel volumes last year.

 

South Central Local Schools treasurer Beth Lykins will leave at the end of next month.

She’s accepted a job at Ashland Crestview. The South Central school board will meet one week from today, to begin the search for a replacement.

 

Two Norwalk businesses have stepped up in a big way, to help with the city’s new fire station.

Chief John Soisson told city council this week that Schaffer Excavating and Trucking has offered to tear down existing buildings at the site of the new fire station, dispose of the debris and prepare the area for construction, all free of charge. And Norwalk Concrete has offered to donate precast molds for the project.

 

A former Clyde police officer is facing up to 90 days in jail and a $750 fine, for giving alcohol to a 16-year-old boy.

In court this week, 33-year-old Ryan Robinson pleaded guilty to a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He’ll be sentenced May 16th. The charge is tied to a December, 2014 incident. He was suspended a month later, then resigned from the force.

 

It’s described as the country’s largest steel foundry and now, it’s in danger of shutting down for good.

Unless it’s sold, Columbus Castings will close its doors, putting nearly 800 people out of work. Company officials said they are in talks with a potential buyer. Columbus Castings has been in operation at its same location since 1902. It was formerly known as Buckeye Steel.

 

Violations involving hazing and alcohol have led two fraternity suspensions at Miami University in Oxford.

Phi Kappa Tau is suspended for three years, while Pi Kappa Phi is suspended until January.

 

May 7th and 8th is when Ohioans will be able to enjoy free fishing.

It’s the only weekend all year when Ohio residents 16 and over can fish any of the state’s public waters without a license.