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Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

Ottawa County/Put-in-Bay fight victim dies

A man seriously hurt in a Labor Day brawl two years ago on Put-in-Bay’s Jet Express dock has now died.

55-year-old Karl Goss sustained critical brain injuries in the 2016 fracas and was disabled until his death.

A lawsuit was filed before his passing…which alleges that Mitchell Blumensaadt, son of Jet Express owner Todd Blumensaadt, provoked a fight; and hit Goss in the face and head when he tried to intervene.

A wrongful death allegation will be added to the suit; which goes to trial next September.

A criminal investigation took place during the incident; with no charges filed.

 

Ottawa County/Port Clinton stabbings

Authorities in Ottawa County are investigating the apparent stabbing of two men on Sunday night near Port Clinton.

Sheriff’s deputies say they responded to a disorderly conduct call on East State Road in Portage Township where they discovered the two victims, an 18 and 33-year-old; whom were both taken for medical treatment.

 

Erie County/Boy suffers injuries from flare gun

A 15-year-old boy is recovering at home after being suffering a skull injury when he was mistakenly shot in the head by a friend with a flare gun in Erie County.

The incident took place outside of a gas station on U.S. 250 and Perkins Avenue in Perkins Township.

The boy was transported by helicopter to a Cleveland hospital.

 

Sandusky County/Air soft pistol store robbery attempt

A Fremont man was arrested after allegedly attempting to rob a hookah shop with an air soft gun.

30-year-old Andrew Myers was charged with strong-arm robbery.

After being convinced the gun wasn’t real, a store clerk reportedly chased Myers down; with Myers discarding the stolen cash.

 

Erie County/Volleyball fundraiser tonight

Supporters of the Huron and Vermilion School districts will come together tonight, to raise money for the family of a 15-year-old girl, battling a rare form of cancer.

Sophomore Camryn Colahan is a three-sport athlete…her father Brett is Vermilion’s football coach…he previously coached in Huron.

Tonight, there will be a benefit-volleyball-tournament at Vermilion High School to raise money for the Colahan family.

It’ll feature players from Vermilion and Huron.  The fundraiser will begin at 6.

 

Huron County/Firelands Electric Coop facility

After two years of planning a building, a new all-in-one facility for Firelands Electric Cooperative in New London is near completion.

It consists of a 12,000-square-foot office and 22,000-square-foot warehouse…including a 50-kilowatt community solar array…and will replace three separate buildings.

The electric co-op plans to begin conducting business at the new location on Industrial Drive in January.

 

Erie County/Sandusky students to sing at Carnegie Hall

Three Sandusky High School students have been selected to sing next year at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Freshman Madeline Milas, junior Kalen Russell and senior Samantha Stack will perform in the 2019 Honors Performance series in February; after being nominated by choir director Carrie Leech.

 

Erie County/Local gold medal boxer turns 90

A birthday celebration today at the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky…Resident Pete Rademacher turns 90.

Pete made his mark in the 1956 Olympics, winning the Gold Medal in heavyweight boxing.

 

State News/Sherrod Brown supporters raising money

Fresh off his win for the U-S Senate…and amid rumors that he might run for President…Sherrod Brown is making news.

A group that supports the senator is soliciting donations from the party-faithful.

“Friends of Sherrod Brown” has mounted a social media campaign, asking for money, to quote, “Let Sherrod know you’re on his side”.

 

Local News/Busy time for post offices

The U-S Postal Service is gearing up for a busy holiday season.

They expect to deliver nearly 15-billion pieces of mail and 900-million-packages between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.

And…on Sunday December 16th…post offices in Westlake, North Olmsted and Strongsville will offer special hours for holiday shipping.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH, 2018

Today

A chance of light snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34.

 

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with a low around 28.

 

Wednesday

A slight chance of snow showers.  Cloudy, with a high near 35.

 

Thursday – Thanksgiving Day

Partly sunny, with a high near 30.

Monday, November 19th, 2018

Huron County/Cause of death of man found in field

An autopsy report revealed that an 80-year-old North Ridgeville man found dead in a field near Bellevue a week ago Sunday…was from an apparent drowning.

Robert Lewis was discovered in about an 8-foot ditch with knee-deep water, a short distance from his vehicle on Sandhill Road in Lyme Township.

Lewis’ diagnosed dementia might have played a role in his death…according to Huron County Coroner Jeff Harwood.

 

Erie County/Dog kennel home fire

A man received burn injuries during a fire near Berlin Heights Friday morning.

The blaze, which officials believe started in an attached garage, took the lives of several animals at the dog-breeding business on State Route 113.

The home is reportedly a total loss.

 

Lorain County/Samuel Little murders

Authorities continue their investigation into claims by a former resident of Lorain who says, he killed 90 people over four decades.

Authorities say, so far, more than 30 of those killings can be linked to 78-year-old Samuel Little.

Little has been convicted of three murders in California, and authorities believe, Little finally confessed to the other killings, because appeals of his life-sentence in California have been exhausted.

 

Lorain County/School threats suspect charged

The Lorain County Grand Jury has indicted a resident of Lorain, in connection with threats against Elyria High School in September.

Charges against 18-year-old Javian Davis include ‘inducing panic’.

Davis was arrested two weeks after the threats…hiding…in a cabinet under a sink in a duplex on East 34th in Lorain.

 

Erie-Huron County/Milan Post Trooper of the Year

Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper, 33-year-old Craig Hodgkinson, has been selected Trooper of the Year at the Milan Post.

Trooper Hodgkinson joined the Highway Patrol in 2011, and has been stationed at the Milan Post ever since.

Hodgkinson is originally from Austintown.

 

Huron County/Huron Count Courthouse giving tree

The Huron County courthouse has again put up a Christmas giving tree.

The first name and age of a local child with a specific wish list are written on a tag; with wrapped gifts due back to the tree by December 10th.

 

Erie County/Sandusky bicentennial events planned for Friday

A couple of bicentennial events have been planned for Friday in Sandusky…

Friday from 2 to 5, downtown, it’s “Holiday Brrrzaar and Brew – a holiday marketplace with homemade goods and gifts along with festive drinks; including Christmas ale.

Also, Friday at 4, the Sandusky “Beardcentennial” contest takes place at the State Theatre.  It features contestants competing in an array of categories from “Best Beard” to “Worst Facial Hair”.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH, 2018

Today

Foggy early, with a chance of snow and rain.  Otherwise, cloudy with a high near 38.

 

Tonight

A chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a low around 30.

 

Tuesday

A chance of snow showers.  Partly cloudy with a high near 34.

 

Wednesday

A chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37.

Friday, November 16th, 2018

Lorain County/Oberlin death

The Lorain County Grand Jury has indicted two people in connection with the death of an Oberlin man.

21-year-old Philip Tucker of Elyria and 18 year old Gloria Watton of Arizona remain in the Lorain County Jail.

The body of 39 year old Barry Spreng Junior was found September 8th in the parking lot of Windsor Elementary School.

 

Erie County/Child rape suspect sentenced

A 40-year-old Sandusky man faces nine years behind bars on child sex charges.

Dameun Cole pleaded guilty in August to four counts of felony gross sexual imposition after police say he sexually assaulted an underage girl for at least five years…with a second female minor claiming he also raped her in 2017.

 

Huron County/Wakeman woman sentenced for inheritance theft

A former special education teacher at Edison Schools has been sentenced to three months in jail for reportedly stealing over $100,000 from a family friend’s inheritance fund.

45-year-old Stacie Bement of Wakeman previously pled guilty to two counts of grand theft and five charges of forgery.

Bement is believed to have taken money from a fund meant for Javyn and Magnus Mortensen; left by their father Mike, before he died of cancer.

 

State News/Law enforcement training courses receive funding

$280,000 in grant money has been earmarked for the identification of impaired drivers and the investigation of traffic collisions.

Ohio’s Peace Officer Training Academy has received the funding to provide such training for law enforcement officers.

 

Erie County/Sandusky recycling bins to remain open

Erie County’s solid waste district has agreed to cover the $30,000 it costs to keep both of Sandusky’s recycling centers open through next March.

Republic Services said in September that they would shut down each site due to increasing costs.

The recycling bins are located on Cement Avenue and First Street.

 

State News/Thanksgiving travel

Triple-A (AAA) says over 54 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more this Thanksgiving.

That’s a nearly five percent increase over a year ago; and the highest volume since 2005.

 

State News/Kasich visits New Hampshire again

Governor Kasich has returned to Ohio after his second trip in two weeks to New Hampshire…home of the first Presidential primary.

Kasich has not declared a candidacy, although he is soliciting donations for unspecified purposes.

 

Huron County/Willard Parade of Lights

Things will be festive this evening in Willard…as the 31st annual “parade of lights” will take place at 6:30 pm.

The theme this year…“Christmas Movies”.

Free vegetable soup will be available at the library annex; starting at 6:00 pm.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH, 2018

Today

A slight chance of snow showers, possibly mixing with rain.

Cloudy and windy, with a high near 39.

 

Tonight

Cloudy, with a low around 32.

 

Saturday

A chance of rain and snow showers.  Cloudy, with a high near 40.

 

Sunday

A chance of rain and snow.  Cloudy, with a high near 36.

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Huron County/Sex trafficking charges for Norwalk man

A Norwalk man has been sentenced to 20 years behind bars after pleading guilty to two counts of sex trafficking of a minor in U.S. District Court.

33-year-old Charles Barbarotta is believed to have induced underage girls into believing they were starring in an adult movie with him.

 

State News/Delamotte murder investigation

Officials in northwest Ohio now say, the shooting-death of 30-year-old Cleveland-dot-com reporter Nikki Delamotte was part of a murder-suicide.

Police believe, Nikki’s uncle shot her 4 times, then himself, in his trailer in Wood County.

Now, they’re trying to determine why…

 

Erie County/Student riot charges could be decreased

Erie County Prosecutor Kevin Baxter says his office his open to decreasing the felony riot charges given to three Sandusky students last Friday.

Three female students at Sandusky Middle School were allegedly preparing to fight as a crowd of around 25 students gathered around them.

They have since been released from the Erie County Juvenile Justice Center.

 

Huron County/Norwalk new fire station ribbon cutting

The city of Norwalk will celebrate the opening of their new fire station later today…

A ribbon-cutting event will take place at 5:00 pm at the new 17,000 square feet facility at 108 Whittlesey Avenue.

The new fire station replaces the former fire house built in 1912.

 

Huron County/New London village news & notes

A few news and notes from the village of New London…

-An ordinance to increase water and sewer charges has been introduced; which would raise resident’s water bills by about 50 cents.

-Council reported that village employees, not including police, will be receiving two to five percent pay increases.

-Construction has begun on the village’s water treatment plant project…according to Administrator Shawn Pickworth.

 

State News/PUCO encourages safe driving around motor carriers

Ohio ranks fifth as one of the most highly traveled states in the country, even as some areas receive up to 68 inches of snow annually.

As more motorists share the road with commercial motor vehicles, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) is offering tips to help drivers understand and practice safe procedures around large trucks.

They say the keys are to Pay Attention, Stay VisibleDrive Carefully and Be Alert.

 

Erie County/Sandusky Christmas tree

Sandusky’s official Christmas tree is expected to arrive today.

Non-profit organization “Back to the Wild” from Margaretta Township is donating the 36-foot-tall Colorado spruce.

The tree will sit in Schade-Mylander Plaza where a lighting ceremony will take place next Wednesday evening.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH, 2018

*A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect now through 7:00 pm.

*Erie County: Level 1 Winter Road Condition Advisory

 

Today

A mix of rain, snow, freezing rain, and sleet.

New snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.  High near 35.

 

Tonight

Light snow likely.  Cloudy, with a low around 30.

 

Friday

Mostly cloudy, breezy with a high near 37.

 

Saturday

A slight chance of rain showers.  Cloudy, with a high near 39.

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Erie County/Attempted murder

A Sandusky man has been indicted on charges of attempted murder.

In September, 60-year-old Anthony Wright allegedly shot Richard Goings multiple times in the 1300 block of Carr Street.

Goings remains hospitalized in Toledo.

 

Erie County/Perkins Township hostage suspects indicted

Two Sandusky men who allegedly held a Perkins Township family hostage at gunpoint in their home last month face multiple criminal charges.

29-year-old Robert Walton and 31-year-old Ffence Light have been indicted on charges of abduction, burglary and robbery.

The incident took place on Campbell Street…with a resident calling 9-1-1 while hiding under a bed.

 

Sandusky County/Rape charge from 2011

A Green Springs man has been accused of sexually assaulting a minor over a number of years.

36-year-old Robert Stull Junior faces a charge of rape…with specific incidents happening in 2011 while Stull lived in Fremont.

 

Erie County/89-year-old woman may avoid jail time

An 89-year-old Sandusky woman may avoid a 10-day jail sentence.

Elaine Martin was given the punishment a few weeks back amid an ongoing zoning violation case due to her land on Buchanan Street being riddled with old cars; belonging to her grandson; who collects and works on the automobiles.

A final inspection is scheduled for today; with a possibility that the sentence could be dropped, as city officials say their pleased with the progress so far.

 

Lorain County/Fairgrounds alcohol ruling

The Lorain County Fair Board has voted to amend its constitution, to allow the holder of a valid liquor license permit, to serve beer and wine during public events, on the fairgrounds in Wellington.

Various groups use the fairgrounds throughout the year.

 

Lorain County/Vermilion jobs

Today, the Lorain County Commissioners will consider financial incentives, to help a business in Vermilion, expand, and add a few jobs.

“Defense Soap” wants to put up a new facility on Liberty Avenue, and add at least 6 full-time jobs.

 

Huron County/Tester Ford receives community service award

Norwalk Catholic Schools held their annual Business and Professionals breakfast this morning, and awarded their 2018-2019 “Tradition of Service” award to Don Tester Ford Lincoln.

It was given to them for their years of service, including their “Drive One For Your School” fundraiser that has benefitted Norwalk Catholic Schools.

 

Huron County/Norwalk church hosting “Night to Shine” event

A Norwalk church is planning on being the venue for a special prom night experience for teens with special needs.

In February, First United Methodist Church will be one of about 500 churches in the world to host “Night to Shine”, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation.

The event features a limo ride with a red carpet welcome and paparazzi; along with the royal treatment including hair and makeup stations and a catered dinner – with the guest being crowned king or queen of the prom.

 

Huron County/Norwalk leaf collection

The City of Norwalk has announced that leaf collection will begin a week from Monday, on November 26th.

All residents are asked to have their leaves curbside by the 26th.

The city says the General Services Department will not strictly follow the trash collection route this year; as laborers will push forward each day to get as much leaves collected as possible.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH, 2018

Today

Partly sunny, with a high near 33.

 

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.

 

Thursday

Rain and light snow.  High near 35.

 

Friday

A slight chance of snow early.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40.

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Erie County/Sandusky factory parking lot death

The shooting death of a man in a Sandusky factory parking lot last week is believed to have been self-inflicted.

…This according to the Erie County Coroner.

38-year-old Joshua Johnson was pronounced dead on the night of November 4th in the lot of Okamoto Manufacturing on West Monroe Street.

 

Erie County/Police officer assault incident

Two Sandusky residents were arrested Sunday on charges involving assault and threats towards law enforcement.

33-year-old Joshua Williams allegedly threatened to kill an officer …while 27-year-old Jyn Long allegedly pushed and spat on officers….after police say they responded to a domestic dispute on Parkview Boulevard.

 

Huron County/Health Department awarded Safe Communities grant

Huron County Public Health has announced that they were recently awarded with a $35,000 federal grant through the Ohio Traffic Safety Office.

Health officials say they’ll use the money to increase safety on state roadways through continued partnerships with local law enforcement, schools, businesses and more – that make up the Huron County Safe Communities Coalition and Fatal Review Committee.

 

Erie County/New Sandusky recovery center

A new substance abuse recovery center is planning on opening next Monday in Sandusky.

Recovery Institute of Ohio, on Pierce Street near State Route 4, is described as a judgment-free save haven where those in recovery can receive counseling and therapy as well as participate in 12-step classes.

 

State News/Brown for president? 

Fresh off his victory over Republican Jim Renacci, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown is sounding like a man who wants to be president.

The senator chatted with reporters yesterday in Washington D-C and talked about a roadmap for Democrats for 2020.

He had been mentioned as a Vice Presidential candidate for Hillary Clinton 2 years ago, but she chose Tim Kaine instead.

 

Erie County/Huron Schools hosting social media assemblies

Social media presentations will take place Wednesday at Huron Schools for both students and parents…hosted by University of Findlay business professor Scott Grant.

Assemblies for students grades 5 to 10 will go on during school hours – focusing on the impact of the responsible use of social media.

At 6:00 pm, the program will inform those working with children about the compounding effects of social media decisions.

 

State News/Car sales figures

The numbers are in, and they show…sales of new vehicles in northern Ohio rebounded in October, with sales of SUV’s and trucks leading the way.

Your volume-leader last month was Ford.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH, 2018

Today

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

 

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.

 

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 34.

 

Thursday

A chance of rain and sleet.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38.

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Local News/Vets Day observed

Post Offices will be closed today, as the federal government observes Veterans Day.

However, Priority Express mail and parcels will still be delivered.

 

Erie County/Unborn child dies in U.S. 250 crash

An unborn baby died in an accident Friday on U.S. 250 in Erie County; which also left the mother seriously hurt.

Sandusky 18-year-old Victoria Jagusch was a passenger in a car that was struck while attempting to turn onto Huron Avery Road.

Jagusch was taken by medical helicopter to Cleveland MetroHealth.

 

Huron County/Man found dead in car in Bellevue

The Huron County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death of a resident of North Ridgeville.

80-year-old Robert Lewis was reported missing Friday afternoon…his body was found with his car yesterday in a field in Bellevue.

At this point, the Huron County Sheriff’s Office is calling Lewis’ death, ‘a tragic accident’…and that more info will be released at a later time.

 

Huron County/Norwalk meth lab suspect pleads guilty

A suspect in a Norwalk drug raid earlier this year has pleaded guilty to three felonies; including aggravated trafficking of meth.

35-year-old Brandon Henderson was reportedly involved in a meth lab that was discovered in February on Cline Street.

 

Sandusky County/ Gag order canceled in Bogle case

In Sandusky County…a gag order that prohibited those involved in the Daniel Myers murder trial from public comment…has been lifted.

Judge John Dewey had put the order in place after court proceedings were delayed indefinitely last month, just before it was scheduled to begin.

According to the Sandusky Register…the decision to lift the gag order came days after the Fremont News-Messenger reported they were suing Dewey to lift the order, claiming it violated the First Amendment.

Myers is accused of killing Clyde’s Heather Bogle in 2015.

 

Erie County/Sandusky lead poisoning

A two-year-old Sandusky girl has been hospitalized in Akron with lead poisoning.

The girl apparently contracted the illness from living in an older home.

Erie County health officials say the girl should be coming home soon…and will continued to be monitored.

 

Erie County/Three Sandusky female students face charges

Three female students at Sandusky Middle School were arrested last week following a near fist fight.

The girls – ages 13, 14 and 15 were charged with fourth-degree felony aggravated riot; and were taken to the Erie County Juvenile Justice Center.

Police say the girls were preparing to fight as a crowd of around 25 students gathered around them.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2018

Today

Increasing clouds, with a high near 40.

 

Tonight

Snow, accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.  Low around 33.

 

Tuesday

Snow showers likely, mainly early.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34.

 

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 34.

Friday, November 9th, 2018

Huron County/Recovery program created

Huron County authorities have announced a new police-assisted substance abuse recovery collaborative.

“ALERT” – The Area Law Enforcement Recovery Team – will aim to provide outreach for those with substance abuse disorders at the time they wish to seek treatment…without fear of retribution or legal procedures.

The program will begin January 1st.

 

Erie County/Sandusky tip jar theft

Police arrested an 18-year-old man Thursday afternoon for allegedly stealing a tip jar from downtown Sandusky’s Mr. Smith’s Coffee House.

Giovanni Lee was charged with theft and tampering with evidence after law enforcement found him behind the Social Security office on Wayne Street.

Lee allegedly ordered a drink; then took the tip jar and ran.

A customer reportedly ran Lee down and recovered the tip jar.

 

Erie County/Berlin Heights truck and bike thefts

Authorities in Erie County are looking to identify a suspect who allegedly stole a Ford F-150 and a bicycle from two homes near Berlin Heights Thursday morning.

Both the truck and bike were located in a field several hundred yards away from where they were taken in the 9600 block of Ohio Route 61.

Images of a possible suspect have been posted on the Erie County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

 

Erie County/Sawmill Creek theft suspect

A Parma man faces two years of probation and has been ordered to pay $25,000 in restitution after allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron while working there.

54-year-old Robert Mey agreed to a plea deal involving pleading guilty to one count of fourth-degree felony theft.

The plea deal also resulted in related charges being dropped against his wife, Michelle.

 

Local News/Veterans Day events

Veterans Day commemorations are planned for this weekend throughout the area…

A Veterans Day event will take place Saturday at 1:00 pm at the Huron Public Library…featuring a talk from author Bill Brown and a patriotic musical medley.

The annual Veterans Day Ceremony in Sandusky will be held this Sunday at 2:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church on Jackson Street.  Sandusky Police Chief and U.S. Marine veteran John Orzech will be the guest speaker.

 

Erie County/$500-grand donation given for Sandusky Bay Pathway

The future Sandusky Bay Pathway has received another $500,000…this time from a private donation.

The Wightman-Wieber Foundation announced the contribution Thursday.

Planners of the Sandusky Bay Pathway hope to eventually stretch it from the city’s northern edge to the future Landing Park in east Sandusky, next to Sports Force Parks.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources last week gifted a near $500,000 grant to Sandusky for the recreational trail.

 

Erie County/BGSU Firelands scholarship breakfast

BGSU Firelands recently held their 19th annual scholarship breakfast…

140 students and 40 donors were recognized.

The college has awarded close to $240,000 in scholarships this year.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH, 2018

Today

Rain and snow this morning, becoming all rain around noon.  High near 41.

 

Tonight

A slight chance of rain and snow showers.

Partly cloudy, breezy, with a low around 25.

 

Saturday

Mostly cloudy, breezy, with a high near 36.

 

Sunday – Veterans Day

Partly sunny, with a high near 38.

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.

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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.