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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Risden Road, at its bridge over State Route 2 in Berlin Township, will close next Tuesday, for a bridge repair project.

A detour will be posted. The road is scheduled to re-open June 25th.

 

An overturned semi shut down the eastbound on-ramp of State Route 2, at U.S. Route 250.

The mishap occurred shortly after 6 last night. No other information is available.

 

EHOVE Career Center’s annual Senior Recognition Ceremony is set for this Friday.

Two sessions will be held at the Sandusky State Theater—8:30 and 11:30am.

 

An assistant Huron County prosecutor has been chosen to serve as acting prosecutor.

Davia Kasper will step in June 1st, a day after current Huron County prosecutor Russ Leffler retires. Kasper’s appointment was made official yesterday, by the Huron County Commissioners. Her term will run through 2016.

 

The Huron woman charged in connection with the December death of a four-year-old boy has had her bond revoked, and is back in jail.

Lindsey Gundlach was taken to the Erie County Jail Monday. She had been on house arrest at a relative’s home, but that person didn’t want her in his home any longer. She could be released from jail, if she finds a court-approved place to stay. Gundlach is scheduled to stand trial in September, on charges of aggravated vehicular homicide, DUI and child endangering. The charges are connected to the December 22nd death of Javin Jaques. The boy was a passenger in a car driven by Gundlach, when she backed into the Huron River in Franklin Flats. A seven-year-old girl in the car was rescued. Jaques was not.

 

A now 79-year-old man who escaped from a prison work camp in Sandusky in the late 1950’s is back in Ohio.

Frank Freshwaters was brought back last night, after a Florida judge refused his request to fight extradition. State prison officials will now recalculate his sentence and parole date, based on the amount of time he spent as a fugitive. He’ll also likely face escape charges. Freshwaters was 21 years old when he was convicted of manslaughter, for killing a man in a crash in 1957. He was given a suspended sentence, but was later sent to prison for violating probation. After a few months at the Ohio Reformatory in Mansfield, he was transferred to the Sandusky Honor Farm. He fled from there a short time later, and lived a mostly quiet life in West Virginia and Florida, until he was found earlier this month.

 

A plane crash in southwestern Virginia has claimed a Mansfield Couple.

George and Pam Fonseca died Monday, when their small plane crashed into a mountain near Saltville, Virginia. They were traveling from Florida, to Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport when the crash occurred.

 

The city of Norwalk’s annual Memorial Day parade, sponsored by the DAV will begin at 9:30 Monday morning, at Water Street and Woodlawn Avenue.

The parade will proceed to the Woodlawn Cemetery. A program will be held there, immediately after the parade.

 

The holiday weekend is fast approaching and you know what that means…

Higher prices at the pump.  Wholesalers blamed ‘increased demand’ for yesterday’s 10-percent spike.  Critics call it ‘price gouging.’

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Willard’s interim city manager is now Willard’s permanent city manager.

Last night, city council voted unanimously to hire Shawn Tappel. Tappel was one of three applicants for the job. He had served as interim city manager since last September. Council president Josh Gerber said last night that Tappel will be paid $75,000 annually.

 

Also hired last night…a new South Central Local Schools superintendent.

By a 4-1 vote, the Board of Education hired Richmond Heights Elementary principal Martha Hasselbusch. The only ‘no’ vote was cast by board president Bob Morgan. Hasselbusch is replacing David Brand, who’s leaving for the same job in New Philadelphia. She was given a three-year contract, worth $93,000 annually.

 

The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s ‘Click It Or Ticket’ campaign is in full swing.

The annual seat belt enforcement push began yesterday, and will run through Memorial Day. Last year, 450 people died in traffic crashes in Ohio while not wearing a seat belt.

 

Erie County deputies continue to investigate last week’s crash that knocked out power to more than 7,000 Ohio Edison customers.

The driver slammed into a power pole on State Route 61, near Route 113 in Berlin Township. The car sustained severe damage, but the driver was able to flee on foot. A passenger in the car suffered minor injuries. The driver has been ID’d, and charges are pending.

 

The Highway Patrol is investigating a weekend fatal crash near Vickery.

Troopers said 55-year-old Kelly Dellinger of Fremont was hit and killed Sunday evening, when he failed to yield at the intersection of Sandusky County roads 260 and 247. Troopers said he wasn’t wearing a seat belt, and was ejected from his van. The other driver, Heather Huss of Fremont was flown to ProMedica Toledo Hospital. A passenger, Adam Huss was taken by Ambulance to Firelands Regional Medical Center. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

 

EHOVE Career Center’s annual Senior Recognition Ceremony is set for this Friday.

Two sessions will be held at the Sandusky State Theatre – 8:30 and 11:30 a.m.

 

A Detroit man found guilty of killing a Sandusky man in 2008 has won his retrial…Sort of.

After the retrial and nearly five days of deliberations, an Erie County Common Pleas Court Jury found Thomas Ricks ‘not guilty’ of aggravated murder and aggravated robbery.  But the jury was deadlocked on a third count, a lesser degree of murder.  Prosecutor Kevin Baxter is expected to pursue the case again.  In 2010, a jury found Ricks guilty of shooting and killing Calvin Harper Jr. during a drug deal.  But three years later, his conviction was overturned by the Ohio Supreme Court.  A co-defendant in the case, Aaron Gipson is serving life in prison.

 

The 79-year-old man who escaped from a prison work camp in Sandusky in the late 1950′s is set to return to Ohio.

That’s because a Florida judge denied a request by Frank Freshwaters to fight extradition.  He’ll be brought back to Ohio to face escape charges.  Freshwaters was 21 years old when he was convicted of manslaughter for killing a man in a crash.  He was given a suspended sentence but was later sent to prison for violating probation.  After a few months at the Ohio Reformatory in Mansfield, he was transferred to the Sandusky Honor Farm.  He fled from there and lived a mostly quiet life in West Virginia and Florida.

Monday, May 18, 2015

The highway patrol is investigating a fatal crash near Vickery.

According to reports, it happened last night, near the intersection of Sandusky County roads 260 and 247. Troopers are expected to release more information this morning.

 

A bridge leading to a small cluster of homes on a tiny island along Lake Erie has reopened, a few days after it was shut down due to safety concerns.

Last week’s closure of the Harbor Island Causeway near Port Clinton meant the only way residents living in 30 homes on the island could get out was by boat or a pedestrian bridge. Repairs were made over the weekend.

 

Authorities believe they’ve found the getaway driver, in last month’s gas station robbery in Willard.

20-year-old Dalton Parrott of Greenwich was interviewed by Willard police last week, then was arrested for complicity to robbery. He was taken to the Huron County Jail. Police believe Parrott and 20-year-old Caleb Hale sped away April 30th, moments after Hale used a gun to hold up Hy-Miler on Tiffin Street. Hale was arrested five days later, in Mansfield. He’s in jail, for aggravated robbery.

 

A ski resort in Richland County is out of business.

Clear Fork Resort has shut down, and will be sold at a sheriff’s sale next month. The owners of the property owe about $2.5 million. The resort first opened in 1964, near Mohican State Park.

 

Starting today, U.S. Route 6, between Sandusky and Huron will be down to one lane of traffic, for resurfacing work.

The project should be complete by June 30th.

 

Edison Elementary School is currently accepting kindergarten registrations for the 2015-2016 school year.

Registration packets may be picked up at Edison Elementary between 8am and 3pm Monday through Friday, until May 29th. The Edison Local School District accepts open enrollment applications for all students in grades Pre-K through 12.

 

He was hired as a security officer and now, he’s facing charges, for allegedly stealing money and valuables from his employer.

21-year-old Remel Barbee of Sandusky was arrested Friday for safecracking and theft. Barbee is accused of swiping a diamond ring, two smartphones and over $400 from Kalahari. The ring and phones were stolen from lost-and-found. The cash came from other sources. Barbee was taken to the Erie County Jail.

 

Friday, May 15, 2015

After last night’s 94-73 win, the Cleveland Cavaliers are off to the NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals.

Dates and times have been set for the NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals.  The Cleveland Cavaliers will play the Atlanta Hawks or the Washington Wizards Wednesday May 20th, Friday May 22nd, Sunday May 24th and Tuesday May 26th.  If necessary, remaining games would be played on Thursday May 28th, Saturday May 30th and Monday, June 1.  All games will tipoff at 8:30 and all games will air on 95.3 WLKR. 

 

The latest on an overnight crash that knocked out power to a number of homes and businesses.

More than 7,100 Ohio Edison customers in the Norwalk area lost power at approximately 1:45 this morning…most had power restored before 3 am.  The crash that caused the outage occurred on State Route 61, near State Route 113 in Berlin Township.  Erie County Sheriff Paul Sigsworth said the driver lost control and went off the road and hit a power pole.  Route 61, between Arlington and Chapin Roads was closed into the late morning hours while Edison crews removed lines from the roadway.  The car sustained severe damage, but the driver suffered only minor injuries.

 

If all goes as planned, a new multi-million dollar youth sports complex will be built in Erie County.

A Georgia-based company called The Sports Force plans to build the $23.5 million complex at the former Griffing Sandusky Airport site on U.S. Route 6. It would feature multiple fields and would cater to various sports, including baseball, softball, soccer and lacrosse.  The proposal has the backing of Cedar Fair.  Cedar Point’s parent company would pay $3.5 million for land and contribute it to the project.  The Sports Force would chip in with $3 million and the remaining $17 million would come from a one-percent increase in Erie County’s hotel-motel bed tax.  Construction could begin this fall and be complete by mid-2016.

 

A number of Norwalk High School fall and winter sports coaches have been rehired.

Earlier this week, the Norwalk Board of Education approved supplemental contracts for head football coach Chris MacFarland, boys basketball coach Steve Gray, and girls basketball coach Brock Manlet. Last season, MacFarland led the Truckers to a 10-0 regular season, and an outright NOL football championship. The board also approved supplemental contracts for volleyball coach Angie Kalizewski, boys soccer coach Paul Lamb, girls soccer coach Michelle Sandor, and head wrestling coach Dan Helton.

 

Some good news for Erie County motorists…

State Route 4, a half-mile south of Bogart Road in Perkins Township has re-opened…It closed Monday, for a culvert replacement. Also open to traffic: West Strub Road, between Campbell Street and Old Railroad Road…It was closed for resurfacing. It re-opened more than a week ahead of schedule.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

South of us, in Richland, Ashland and Crawford counties, a Frost Advisory remains in effect until 8 this morning.

 

It’s a big sports doubleheader day on 95.3 WLKR.

At 12:10 this afternoon, the Cleveland Indians will wrap up their interleague series against the St. Louis Cardinals. At 8 tonight, it’s Game 6 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference semi-finals, between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Chicago Bulls.

 

Former Clyde-Green Springs superintendent Todd Helms is a free man.

After serving five years of an eight-year prison sentence, Helms was given early release yesterday. Helms was sent to prison in 2010, for stealing nearly $300,000 from the school system. Last month, Helms used over $240,000 from his pension account to repay the Clyde-Green Springs schools…He still owes about $32,000.

 

To Lorain County, where the former clerk-treasurer of the village of South Amherst will be arraigned today, on charges she stole more than $500,000 from the town’s coffers.

Investigators said Kim Green spent most of the money on lottery tickets. She handled the books for South Amherst from 2010, until she resigned last month.

 

10 years in prison, for a former Norwalk man accused of robbing and beating an 80-year-old man in his Holiday Lakes home late last year.

30-year-old Anthony Hoover of Ashland was sentenced yesterday in Huron County Common Pleas Court. Once released from prison, Hoover will be on parole for five years, and must pay over $9,000 restitution. An accomplice, 27-year-old Heather Graves of Norwalk, is in the Huron County Jail, and will be sentenced next month. The two stole money from the victim, to buy drugs.

 

It’s your chance to check out Norwalk’s Water Treatment Plant, and the city’s Wastewater Treatment Plant.

City officials have scheduled tours for both—June 9th for the Water Treatment Plant, and June 16th for the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Both tours will start at 6pm. It’s a chance to get a behind-the-scenes-look, and learn about what happens to water going down the drain, and how your drinking water is made safe. If you’d like to tour one or both, RSVP by calling Norwalk City Hall, or by emailing publicworks@norwalkoh.com.

 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Cavs bounced back from Monday’s playoff loss, with a resounding victory last night.

The Cavaliers topped the Chicago Bulls, 106-91. Game three of the playoff series is tomorrow night.

 

A judge has dismissed criminal charges, against former Huron City Schools superintendent Fred Fox.

Erie County Common Pleas Court Judge Tygh Tone ruled yesterday that the statute of limitations had passed. On March 11th, Fox was charged with two misdemeanor counts of falsification, for allegedly failing to disclose gifts he received from Kalahari in 2011. In Ohio, the statute of limitation is two years from the date the alleged crime was committed. Fox’s legal fight continues…He’s suing three board members and the Huron Schools for wrongful termination. He was fired in April of 2013.

 

A light ballot led to a very light voter turnout this week.

In Huron County, 10.8 percent of registered voters cast ballots. In Erie County, the number was 6.5 percent.

 

Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard announced yesterday that he’ll seek re-election in 2016.

He’s currently in his second term as sheriff.

 

State Route 4, a half-mile south of Bogart Road in Perkins Township will close on Monday, for a culvert replacement.

Work should be complete by next Friday.

 

The extreme endurance event known as Tough Mudder will be held in Lexington this weekend.

It’ll be held Saturday and Sunday, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. For more information, go to ToughMudder.com.

 

An Ohio man on the run for 56 years has been found. 

The story goes like this…Frank Freshwaters was involved in a crash that killed a pedestrian in 1957.  He was sentenced to 1 to 20 years for voluntary manslaughter.  But, the sentence was suspended and he was placed on five years’ probation.  In 1959, he was found guilty of violating probation and his original sentence was imposed.  He spent a few months at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield and then was transferred to the Sandusky Honor Farm.  In September of 1959, Freshwaters escaped.  In October of 1975, he was caught in West Virginia but was released when the governor refused to send him back to Ohio.  Now 79 years old, Freshwaters remained free until Monday when U.S. Marshals found him living in Melbourne, Florida, under the name William Harold Cox.  He’s being held in Florida, pending extradition back to Ohio.

 

Officials with Dublin, Ohio-based Wendy’s have announced plans to sell 640 restaurants to franchisees to generate cash and reduce expenses.

The first-food giant will also sell its bakery operation, based in Zanesville later this month.

 

Afternoon baseball will hit the airwaves this afternoon.

The Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals will wrap up their three-game series starting at 2:10.  You can catch all the action starting with Indians Warm-up at 1:37 on 95.3 WLKR.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Heavy fog caused a number of school delays and a couple of school closings this morning.

Anytime weather closes or delays area schools, we’ll have the info on the air every 10 minutes and post it on our website and on Facebook.

 

The only countywide issue in Huron County failed, during yesterday’s election.

A 20-year bond issue to raise $5.5 million for a new building for Senior Enrichment Services went down, 1978-1832, or 52 to 48 percent.

It was a different story in the Monroeville school district. Voters there approved an emergency 10-year, 4.95 mill levy. Totals from Huron and Erie counties show it passed 729-478, or 60 to 40 percent.

Also passing yesterday: an income tax renewal in the city of Bellevue, a one-percent income tax in the Seneca East school district, a 5-mill renewal in the Firelands school district, plus natural gas aggregation issues in Wakeman Village and Township, New London and Vermilion.

 

As mentioned, Huron County’s voter turnout was just under 11 percent.

Due to just four issues in outlying areas, only 338 total ballots were cast in Erie County, which led to a 6.5 percent turnout.  Lorain County’s turnout was 11.6 percent.

 

The man believed responsible for last week’s gas station robbery in Willard is behind bars.

20-year-old Caleb Hale was arrested without incident early yesterday afternoon, in Mansfield…According to reports, he was found napping in a home. Hale is charged with aggravated robbery, in connection with an early Thursday morning robbery at Hy-Miler on Tiffin Street. Willard police said he used a gun to rob the store of several hundred dollars, and cigarettes.

 

Officials from Destination Cleveland now say, hotels in Sandusky are being included in discussions with the Republican National Convention committee.

Officials say, some people will arrive a week BEFORE the convention, and some of them might want to stay in Sandusky and make Cedar Point a vacation-destination. The Republican National Convention will be held in downtown Cleveland in July of next year.

 

Cedar Point’s 2015 season officially begins this Saturday.

Single-day admission is $62, or three percent more than last year. However, discounted tickets are available at cedarpoint.com, Meijer and Discount Drug Mart. Cedar Point will unveil Rougarou to the media this Friday. We’ll broadcast live from Cedar Point, starting at 6 Friday morning.

 

An Ohio man on the run for 56 years has been found.

Frank Freshwaters was involved in a crash that killed a pedestrian in 1957. He was sentenced to 1 to 20 years for voluntary manslaughter. But, the sentence was suspended, and he was placed on five years’ probation. In 1959, he was found guilty of violating probation, and his original sentence was imposed. He spent a few months at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, then was transferred to the Sandusky Honor Farm. In September of 1959, Freshwaters escaped. In October of 1975, he was caught in West Virginia but was released, when the governor refused to send him back to Ohio. Now 79 years old, Freshwaters remained free until Monday, when U.S. Marshals found him living in Melbourne, Florida, under the name William Harold Cox. He’s being held in Florida, pending extradition back to Ohio.

 

An important game for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

It’s Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals between the Cavs and Chicago.  The Bulls won Monday’s series opener.  The Tip-Off Show begins at 6:30 with game time set for 7 tonight on 95.3, WLKR.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

It is Election Day, with a very light ballot.

In Huron County, there’s one countywide issue. It’s a 20-year bond issue that would raise $5.5 million for a new building for Senior Enrichment Services. Among other issues on today’s ballot: an additional 10-year, 4.95 mill levy for the Monroeville Local Schools. The polls are open from 6:30 this morning, until 7:30 tonight. We’ll post the results online tonight. Simply go to our Facebook page, 95.3 WLKR or K96 WKFM.

Around Ohio, voters in 74 of 88 counties will decide numerous local races, and 336 local issues, including school and local tax levies, bond issues and charter amendments.

 

It appears there will be a race for Norwalk mayor.

Ryan McDonnell filed petitions to run, ahead of yesterday’s 4pm deadline. Once the petitions are certified by the Huron County Board of Elections, McDonnell will run as an independent against incumbent Republican Mayor Rob Duncan this fall. Duncan is seeking his second term in office. Former city councilman Dwight Tkach circulated petitions to run for Norwalk mayor, but opted not to enter the race.

 

Willard City Council is getting closer to naming a new city manager.

Last week, city council interviewed three applicants for the job, and last night, council members went behind closed doors to discuss all three. Council president Josh Gerber said last night that Willard City Council hopes to announce a decision later this month.

 

A local financial advisor based in Milan is facing criminal charges, for allegedly swiping over $400,000 from a former friend.

54-year-old Kenneth Dunnavant Jr. owns Lakeside Financial Planners. He’s now charged with theft and forgery and is due in court later this month.  Court documents state between 2008 and 2013 he stole the money from Lakeside Heart and Lung Center and Hot Dog Tony’s, both in Sandusky.  The two businesses are owned by the same person, heart surgeon Dr. Anthony DeRiso.  According to reports, most of the money came from the medical practice, but more than $30,000 was taken from Hot Dog Tony’s.  DeRiso learned of the alleged thefts over a year ago after being approached by the IRS.  He’s already filed and won a half-million dollar civil suit against Dunnavant.

 

Willard police have named the prime suspect, in last week’s gas station robbery.

The suspect has been identified as 20-year-old Caleb Myles Hale, of Dale Avenue. He’s wanted on a warrant charging him with aggravated robbery, and he’s considered armed and dangerous. He may have left the state. Hale is accused of using a gun to rob Hy-Miler on Tiffin Street early Thursday morning…He made off with cigarettes, and several hundred dollars. Anyone with more information about the robbery, or on Hale’s whereabouts should contact the Willard Police Department.

 

The State of Ohio is sending a sizable grant to the city of Norwalk, to help Borgers-Ohio build a new facility and create more than 200 jobs.

The 112-thousand-dollar grant is earmarked for infrastructure improvements at Industrial Parkway.  Borgers is spending more than 60-million-dollars on the project.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Tomorrow is Election Day.

The polls will be open between 6:30am and 7:30pm. We’ll have results online tomorrow night. Simply go to our Facebook page, 95.3 WLKR and K96.

 

Today marks 45 years, since the May 4th shootings at Kent State University.

Four students were killed, and nine others were injured by gunfire from Ohio National Guardsmen. Those students, and many others were protesting the Vietnam War.

 

Authorities are looking for the person or persons who purposely set yesterday’s fire near the Huron Pier.

Huron firefighters intended to use the space today for a controlled burn, but yesterday afternoon, someone entered an unauthorized area near the Huron North Main Pier, and set the fire. Black smoke could be seen for miles. If you have information about yesterday’s blaze, contact the Huron Fire Department.

 

Willard police continue to investigate last Thursday’s armed robbery, at Hy-Miler.

A man entered the store shortly before 4:30am, showed a gun, and demanded money and cigarettes…His face was concealed by a sweatshirt and a bandana. The man made off with several hundred dollars, and a few packs of cigarettes. Anyone with information should contact the Willard police department.

 

A single-vehicle crash in southern Huron County sent a Willard man to the

hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

 

47-year-old Richard Walker was injured Friday evening on New State Road, near

Boughtonville Road in Ripley Township.

 

According to the highway patrol, Walker lost control after passing a farm vehicle, went off the road and overturned several times.

He was flown from the scene to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo. The crash remains under investigation.

 

The federal government has awarded nearly $3 million, to help support domestic violence victims in Ohio.

 

NBA playoff action resumes tonight in Cleveland, as the Cavs take on the Chicago Bulls.

 

Cedar Point opens this Saturday.

 

This Sunday is Mother’s Day.

 

This weekend is when postal carriers will do their part, to help feed needy families.

The National Association of Letter Carriers annual food drive is scheduled for this Saturday. You can help out by collecting and bagging non-perishable food items, and placing them by your mailbox for your letter carrier to deliver to local food banks and pantries.

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

A preliminary autopsy report shows a Fremont woman recently killed in Clyde was shot twice in the back.

The autopsy of Heather Bogle also revealed signs of blunt force trauma. Her body was found stuffed in the trunk of her car April 10th. No arrests have been made, but Sandusky County deputies previously said they had ‘persons of interest.’ Clyde, Bellevue and Fremont police are assisting with the investigation, and a $5,000 reward is being offered, for information leading to an arrest.

 

A 27-hour standoff in Mansfield ended tragically yesterday.

A sniper shot and killed 58-year-old David Parker late yesterday morning. Authorities were first summoned to the scene Monday morning, after Parker threatened to shoot a Columbia Gas employee. Over the next 20-plus hours, Parker fired at officers. They responded by firing numerous tear gas canisters, and by filling his basement with water, in hopes of flushing him out.

 

A math teacher at Shelby Middle School is on paid leave, pending the outcome of her criminal case.

24-year-old Paige Poffenbaugh is charged with disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail. According to reports, five male students saw nude images of Poffenbaugh on her cell phone. She had let the students use the phone as a calculator.

 

The Ohio Senate says, Pete Rose should be allowed back into baseball.

A newly introduced resolution is calling for Rose to be reinstated to baseball, and placed on the next Hall of Fame ballot. Major League Baseball’s all-time hits leader was banned for life in 1989, for betting on games.

 

Free sports physicals are scheduled for Saturday, May 9, for all Norwalk High School and Norwalk Middle School students who will be in grades 7-12 in the fall, and who plan to play a sport next school year.

All physicals are by appointment only, and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students and parents must make an appointment in their athletic office. Parent’s whose students are currently in 6th grade should call the high school athletic office for an appointment.

 

More accolades for Monroeville’s Logan Stieber.

State Representative Terry Boose of Norwalk recently presented a resolution on the House floor honoring Stieber and his four NCAA National Wrestling Championships at Ohio State.  After college, Stieber hopes to join Team USA for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

 

Bond is set at $25,000 for a Perkins Township man accused of trying to rob a Sandusky hotel earlier this month.

52-year-old Douglas Brown is facing a single count of aggravated robbery in connection with the April 11th incident.  Authorities said Brown held his hand to make it appear he had a gun when he approached an employee of the Quality Inn on Cleveland Road and demanded cash.  Instead of handing over the money, the worker hit the panic alarm and Brown fled the scene.  He remained at-large until last Friday.

 

A reminder…

Free fishing days are scheduled for this weekend.  Residents may fish any of Ohio’s public waters without cost.

 

In sports…

After last night’s 11-5 loss, the Cleveland Indians will try to avoid a sweep by the Kansas City Royals.  Tonight’s game begins at 6:10 and you can hear it on 95.3, WLKR.