Local News

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Sandusky County/Bogle murder suspect hospitalized

Last Wednesday, the Daniel Myers capital murder trial in Sandusky County was delayed for the third time.

A secret gag order on prosecutors and defense attorneys was also issued.

Myers, who’s accused of killing Clyde’s Heather Bogle in 2015, apparently was hospitalized.

Chief Deputy Ed Hastings confirmed to the Sandusky Register that Myers was taken to ProMedica Hospital in Fremont last Monday due to feeling “woozy and incoherent”.


Lorain County/Mental health program

Suicide, depression and mental health will be the focus of a program on Wednesday; and then again next month, at Keystone High School.

It’ll be presented by the Keystone Schools and the Lorain County Board of Mental Health.

The seminars follow the suicide of an 8th grader a week ago.

Wednesday’s program will begin at 6-p-m.


Lorain County/Storm cleanup

The clean-up continues today from Saturday’s storm that brought high winds and heavy rain.

Thousands of people in Lorain, Cuyahoga and Lake Counties lost electric service when trees and branches crashed down on power lines.

(some might not have power restored until this afternoon)

Numerous roads were closed…

In Avon…Stoney Ridge was finally re-opened last night…


Erie County/Drug smuggling arrests

A man accused of smuggling drugs into the Erie County jail has been arrested.

Last November, 39-year-old William Peabody of Sandusky allegedly had accomplice Amie Martinez bring drugs into the jail using contact lens containers.

Martinez was previously arrested for the same charge.


Erie County/Tool thefts

A rash of burglaries involving high-price tools has been reported recently around Erie and Huron counties.

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office says the thefts have occurred in garages and barns; involving items such as air compressors, chainsaws and generators.

Locations of those thefts include Berlin Township, Milan Township and Monroeville.

There have been no suspects.


Huron County/Borgers likely adding 100 jobs to Norwalk

Approximately 100 full-time jobs are coming to Norwalk.

Borgers Ohio Inc. is closing its’ only other U.S. location in Alabama in 2019 and will begin their reduction of force in the near future.

Over 350 jobs will be impacted in Alabama.

The German-based automotive industry supplier has 23 locations in Europe and China; as well as their facility on Industrial Parkway in Norwalk.


Huron County/Norwalk names new safety-service director

Norwalk has a new safety-service director.

The city has named Ellen Heinz to the position; taking over for Dan Wendt, who resigned in August to take a city manager job in Fairfield.

Heinz has worked the last several years as executive director for the Norwalk Economic Development Corporation…as well as spending time as vice president of human resources with the New Horizons Baking Company.

Heinz, a Norwalk resident, will begin her new job early next month.


Area News/School bus safety week

Today begins National School Bus Safety Week.

According to the State Highway Patrol…from 2015 to 2017…nearly 4,200 Ohio drivers were convicted of failing to stop for a stopped school bus…with just over 4,000 traffic crashes involving school buses.


Huron county/New solar energy program

Firelands Electric Cooperative has launched a new community solar program for their customers.

“Our-Solar” gives residents the option to purchase renewable energy from the company’s new 152-panel solar array in New London.

The co-op serves Huron, Lorain, Ashland and Richland counties.






Mostly sunny, with a high near 56.



Partly cloudy, with a low around 40.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 52.



Partly sunny, with a high near 46.

Friday, October 19th, 2018

Erie County/Medical marijuana company in Huron files lawsuit

The owners of a medical marijuana company in Huron have sued both the city of Huron and the state of Ohio.

‘Ohio Patients Choice’ says they have yet to find a permanent location to place their dispensary because of struggles with both entities.

The state originally approved their site at Cleveland and Rye Beach roads, but the city then rule on a resolution prohibiting that location due to its proximity to Woodlands Intermediate School.

The company then settled with city officials on a location in Huron’s corporate park…but the state has yet to approve that site.


Erie County/Woman with OVI had child with her

A Huron woman faces charges of OVI and child endangering after Sandusky police say she allegedly drove drunk with a young child in her car Wednesday night.

26-year-old Brooke Bodi was pulled over at Tyler Street and Hayes Avenue when she reportedly ran a red light.


Erie County/Sandusky damaged structures to be rebuilt

Owners of buildings that were damaged earlier this year in downtown Sandusky have told city officials that the structures will be rebuilt, and not torn down.

In July, the Biemiller, Barnes and Reber buildings on East Water Street all received some sort of damage due to straight line winds of up to 60 miles per hour.


Erie County/Perkins Twp. road work

Four rough roads in Perkins Township will be patched up soon.

Trustees have accepted a $130,000 bid to repair sections of Melody Lane, Mulberry Drive, Stonyridge Drive and Sweetbriar Drive.

Crews are expected to start anytime, and be done by November 15th.


Huron County/Norwalk brush pickup

Next week, the City of Norwalk will be holding their annual brush pick-up.

The city asks for brush to be placed curbside; to be picked up on residents’ regular trash day.


Huron County/South Central band to perform at bowl game

Big news for a high school band in Huron County…

The South Central High School Trojan Marching Band has been selected to perform at the December of 2019 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta, Georgia.

The game is part of the College Football Playoff; played in the 75,000 seat Mercedes Benz Superdome.


Area News/Weekend activities

Another fall weekend is upon us…with plenty to do locally.

-The 5th annual Apple Peak takes place at Quarry Hill Orchards in Berlin Heights both Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

-‘Pumpkin Palooza’ is happening at the Milan Museum Saturday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, followed by an outdoor movie.

-The historic Old Town Hall in Vermilion is hosting an 1883 Masquerade Ball tomorrow night.





Increasing clouds, windy, with a high near 59.



A chance of showers, mainly before midnight.

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Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.

Increasing clouds, with a high near 53.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 46.

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Erie County/Teen motorcycle driver suffers severe injuries

A 17-year-old Sandusky motorcycle driver was seriously hurt in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 250 Wednesday morning.

The Highway Patrol says the motorcycle was hit by a car that failed to yield to the male biker while making a left turn onto Bogart Road.

The driver of the car, 31-year-old George Sharp of Norwalk, was not hurt.


Bellevue/Child hit by vehicle

A 7-year-old pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in Bellevue Tuesday afternoon.

Bellevue Police say the boy is going to be alright after being hit while crossing the street at Union and Northwest streets.


Sandusky County/Bellevue man to prison for vehicular homicide

A Bellevue man will spend the next 18 months in prison for causing a crash that killed his passenger.

Christopher Ferguson was sentenced for vehicular homicide in the June 2017 fatal accident in Ballville Township where 52-year-old Rodney Lewis died.


Sandusky County/Bogle trial delayed indefinitely

The Heather Bogle murder trial, scheduled to start next week, has been delayed indefinitely by a Sandusky County judge.

49-year-old Daniel Myers is accused of killing 28-year-old Heather Bogle of Clyde in 2015.

Judge John Dewey gave no explanation on why the trial has been delayed now for the third time; sealing records explaining why he made the decision.

Dewey also issued a secret gag order on prosecutors and defense attorneys.


Erie County/First Street shooting suspects

Sandusky Police have secured a warrant for another man they believe is linked to a Friday morning shooting on First Street.

Police are searching for 18-year-old Drevion Morris of Castalia, who faces two complicity charges from the incident where police found two bullet holes in a duplex.

18-year-old Joshua Cherry has been charged with similar crimes.

No one was hurt during the incident.


Erie County/Border Patrol detain two people

The U.S. Border Patrol made two arrests Wednesday afternoon in Erie County.

Two people, one from El Salvador, the other from Honduras, were in a furniture truck that was pulled over by the Highway Patrol on U.S. 6 in Margaretta Township.

When Border Patrol Agents arrived, the two reportedly fled on foot…with agents eventually catching up to them…detaining them for being illegally present in the United States.


Erie County/Woman allegedly assaults police after crash

A woman from Sandusky has been charged with the assault of a police officer along with resisting arrest, reckless operation and OVI.

Authorities say 37-year-old Laura Moots flipped her car at East Farwell Street and Cleveland Road Tuesday night.

Moots allegedly became combative with police after the accident; which included kicking an officer.


Erie County/Treasurer for Huron Schools to step down

Huron Schools’ treasurer Dawn Jacobs is stepping down next month.

Jacobs is moving in to a similar position with North Central Educational Service Center in Tiffin.

She’s worked for Huron for close to 4-and-a-half years.


State News/Winter road prep

This week, Ohio Turnpike crews are prepping their plows and other winter weather gear.

Yesterday’s annual inspection was held In Amherst, with drivers putting their trucks to the test.

The Ohio Turnpike Commission has about 100 snow-removal-trucks at their disposal across the state.





Sunny, with a high near 50.



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Increasing clouds, with a high near 57.



Showers likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54.

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Erie County/Sandusky First Street shooting suspect arrested

An 18-year-old man has been charged for his alleged involvement in a First Street shooting in Sandusky Friday morning.

Joshua Cherry faces complicity charges.

Police don’t believe Cherry was the one who pulled the trigger…where residents say someone fired multiple shots at their duplex.

Police officers found two bullet holes in the building; but no one was hurt.

Authorities say the First Street shooting is likely unrelated to a Sunday night shooting on Pierce Street.


Erie County/Man arrested for aggravated vehicular assault

A Sandusky man faces charges of aggravated vehicular assault and OVI following a crash last December where he and another man were seriously hurt.

Police say that 22-year-old Michael Slater and a passenger crashed into a moving and parked vehicle before hitting a tree on Camp Street near Frantz Street.


Lorain County/Water rescue

A man parked in a car near the Black River in Lorain is being credited with calling 9-1-1 after he saw a small fishing boat capsize.

The Coast Guard pulled the men from the water yesterday……both taken to the hospital for suspected hypothermia…


Ottawa County/Standoff suspect pleads ‘not guilty’

A Port Clinton man has pled not guilty to charges related to a standoff with police last month.

48-year-old Timothy Minton allegedly held a roommate against his will after Minton’s girlfriend claimed he was suicidal and had a knife.

Minton was charged with kidnapping, inducing panic and obstructing official business.


Erie County/Woman arrested after allegedly refusing to cooperate with police

A Perkins Township woman is in more trouble after allegedly locking herself in her home after finding out of an arrest warrant.

37-year-old Desiray Nemitz was charged with resisting arrest and obstructing official business…and on the warrant for contempt of court.

Erie County Sheriff’s deputies report that Nemitz bolted all of the doors of her home on Wade Boulevard for around 45 minutes before a child let them in.


Huron County/Husted to visit Norwalk today

One of the candidates for Ohio’s lieutenant governor will make a stop in Norwalk today.

Current Ohio Secretary of State John Husted will attend a meet-and-greet at the Huron County Republican Party headquarters on Benedict Avenue; beginning at 11:00 am.


Erie County/Sandusky receives finance recognition

The City of Sandusky has been recognized by the state for financial bookkeeping excellence.

City officials were presented with The Auditor’s Award with Distinction.

Sandusky’s 2017 financial audit didn’t contain any shortcomings; with every single penny accounted for.


Huron County/New London Schools’ non-teachers receive new contract

The school board in New London has approved a new contract for non-teaching employees.

The three-year deal includes a 1-and-a-half percent stipend related to base bay and around a 50 cent an-hour raise for bus drivers.





A slight chance of showers this afternoon.

Increasing clouds, with a high near 50.



Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 49.



A slight chance of afternoon rain.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 57.

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Huron County/Missing teen

Police in Norwalk are searching for a missing teen boy.

The foster mother of 17-year-old Tieson Gresh says he was last seen around 9:30 pm Friday on Spino Street.

Gresh had apparently been in her care for around two weeks.

He’s described as 6-feet, 1-inch, tall and 175 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

Police believe Gresh is with an acquaintance.


Erie County/Shots fired at Sandusky home

Apparent shots fired at a Sandusky home…

Police say they have no suspects after the report of several gunshots fired at a home in the 1500 block of Pierce Street Sunday night.

Three bullet holes were located in the side of the home, with one of them shattering a window.

No injuries were reported.


Local News/ Home invasion suspects stopped by troopers

Troopers from the Highway Patrol Post in Milan are being credited with arresting two men, wanted in connection with a home break-in, in suburban Brookpark.

Friday, troopers pulled over a car, clocked at 88 miles-an-hour in a construction zone, on the Ohio Turnpike.

A passenger had been shot, and was taken to the hospital.


Erie-Huron County/Eight prior OVI’s

A Monroeville man was charged yet again with OVI on Saturday in Erie County.

47-year-old Gary Robbins had eight previous convictions for driving under the influence.

An Erie County Sheriff’s deputy stopped at Route 4 and Bogart Road said they saw Robbins driving 89-miles-per-hour in a 55 zone…later pulling him over in a parking lot on Hayes Avenue.


Huron County/Airport closed now for construction

Starting today, the Huron County Airport is closed for a safety-related construction project.

The closure is expected to last 20 days…until November 3rd…due to a new taxiway being installed.

No flights will be permitted.


Erie County/Sandusky road repairs

Sandusky city officials have announced that $110,000 in street resurfacing repairs will begin soon.

Roads to be worked on include…Olds Street, Taylor Street, Warren and Wayne streets.

Construction should be wrapped up before the end of fall.


Huron County/Free Medicare Check-Up Day event

The state will be holding a Medicare Check-Up event on Wednesday in Norwalk.

It begins at 9:00 am at Fisher-Titus Medical Center, with counseling available by appointment only.

Medicare Open Enrollment started Tuesday.


Erie County/SPD wants your candy

Calling all candy…

Sandusky Police are asking for candy donations from area residents to hand out to children at the number of events they’re invited to attend.

To donate, stop by the Sandusky Police Department.





Areas of frost early.  Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 55.



Partly cloudy, with a low around 41.



Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 52.

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Huron County/Commissioner candidates discuss qualifications

It’s a three-person race for a Huron County Commissioner seat this November.

The candidates last week discussed their attributes at Senior Enrichment Services in Norwalk.

Incumbent Republican Joe Hintz said he feels strong, is coming back strong and wants to continue to serve.

Democratic Challenger, Melissa James said she’s proud of her track record – including improvements made to the county’s safety council, starting the county visitor’s bureau, managing Norwalk’s bicentennial events and being responsible for “Light Up Norwalk.”

Independent Challenger, Bob Morgan said he’s not afraid to vote no – citing a time he was the only one to vote against a candidate for superintendent while serving on South Central’s board of education.

The winner will join current commissioners Terry Boose and Skip Wilde.


Huron County/Fiery crash investigation

The Huron County Sheriff’s Office has released their findings from the mysterious July fiery crash that resulted in the death of a 21-year-old woman.

Authorities said that Katelynn Shepard’s truck went over an embankment and crashed “nose-first” into a ravine off the south of Townline Road 187; with the truck’s front end sustaining only slight damage.

But why her vehicle went into the ditch remains in question.

The sheriff’s office says they will continue the investigation with all leads to be pursued.

Shepard was a corrections officer for the Erie County Jail.


Huron County/Sex abuse allegations for former Norwalk priest

A Catholic priest with ties to Norwalk has been placed on administrative leave after being accused of sexually abusing a child.

Nelson Beaver, who has denied the allegation, served as a priest at Norwalk’s St. Mary parish from 1994 to 2004.

The allegation dates back more than 25 years ago.

Beaver currently serves at parishes in Richland County.


Huron County/Another sex crime sends Willard man back to prison

A 44-year-old Willard man is going back behind bars for another sex crime.

Joseph Claus has been sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison for gross sexual imposition involving a 12-year-old female victim.

Claus was sentenced to 17 months in the slammer about two-and-a-half years ago for a similar crime.


Ottawa County/Patrol charges Oak Harbor man with 8th OVI offense

On Friday night, Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers charged an Oak Harbor resident with operating under the influence; his eighth lifetime OVI offense.

Mark Tarver was later charged with possession of drugs, driving under suspension, operating a motor vehicle without lights and his sixth OVI charge within the previous twenty years.


Huron County/Health department moving

A new location for Huron County Public Health…

Board members there have approved the $550,000 purchase of a building on Executive Drive in Norwalk.

Health department officials say the new location, similar in size to their current building, is near Fisher-Titus Medical Center and other government and social service agencies; making it an ideal fit.

…No word yet on when they’ll officially relocate from where they are now, on Milan Avenue in Norwalk.


Sandusky County/Wind farm opponents meeting

Opponents of a planned wind farm in Sandusky and Seneca counties will hold a meeting tomorrow in Tiffin.

The Seneca Anti Wind Union opposes The Republic Wind project, consisting of around 80 wind turbines between Bellevue and Tiffin.

Local government officials will speak…beginning at 5:30 pm at the Camden Falls Reception and Conference Center on Ohio Route 231.





Scattered showers, mainly before noon.  Cloudy, with a high near 56.



Partly cloudy, with a low around 34.



Sunny, with a high near 53.



Partly sunny, with a high near 50.

Friday, October 12th, 2018

Huron County/Candidates for auditor discuss qualifications

One of the contested races in November in Huron County will be for County Auditor.

Each candidate recently offered these explanations on why you should vote for them.

Incumbent, Democrat, Roland Tkach spoke of his last 12 years of serving as auditor and his love for Huron County.

Challenger, Republican, Tom Dunlap said he’s the most well-rounded individual for the job due to his experience as county sheriff, running the EHOVE police academy and spending time as county commissioner.

The two took part in a “Meet the Candidates” event Wednesday at Senior Enrichment Services in Norwalk.


Erie County/Train death believed to be a suicide

A male pedestrian struck and killed by a train Thursday morning on Cleveland Road in Huron Township is believed to have been a suicide.

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office said the victim was a 72-year-old resident of The Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky.

The incident took place east of Cedar Point Road.


Erie County/Man in Perkins Township wanted in Las Vegas homicide

A 20-year-old man with a Perkins Township address has been served by Nevada Police with a warrant for one count of felony murder with a deadly weapon.

Artavius Robinson allegedly shot and killed a 45-year-old man last October while the victim was going to a morning church service in Las Vegas.

Authorities believe Robinson and his girlfriend then left Vegas on a bus after finding out he was a suspect…eventually arriving in Perkins Township.

Robinson was then arrested in July in Erie County; where he was charged with abduction and domestic violence…with police learning of his alleged involvement in the Vegas shooting.


Erie County/Alleged undocumented man arrested

A Guatemalan man allegedly in the country illegally was taken in by U.S. Border Patrol agents Thursday in Sandusky.

Agents were conducting an operation near Route 2 and Tiffin Avenue, when the man exited a bus and fled on foot when he saw the Border Patrol officials.

Agents later transported him to the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Sandusky Bay Station in Catawba Island.


Huron County/’Pennies for Polio’

Norwalk’s Rotary Club has begun its annual “Pennies for Polio” fundraiser.

Yellow jugs are being placed at various businesses around Norwalk to collect change for the fight against Polio.

The jugs will remain in place throughout October.


Area News/Weekend events

It’s a busy weekend, festival wise, in the area…

-Parents are invited to bring their kids to “Boo at the Bay” Saturday from 12 noon to 4:00 pm at Sandusky’s Maritime Museum and Bay Pavilion.

-The Oak Harbor Apple Fest runs Saturday and Sunday.

-Lakeside and Marblehead are hosting their Lighthouse Festival on Saturday.

-It’s “Oktoberfest” on Put-in-Bay Saturday and Sunday.






A chance of showers, mainly late this afternoon.

Partly sunny, with a high near 53.



Showers likely.  Cloudy, with a low around 39.



A chance of showers early.  Partly sunny, with a high near 52.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 59.

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Huron County/Jewelry theft

Norwalk Police are searching for a group of women who are suspected of stealing over $20,000 worth of jewelry last week.

Police say five or six women entered the Norwalk Inn Thursday afternoon where they asked to see a room…while at least one of them went into the owners’ attached residence and took thousands of dollars of gold.

They reportedly left in a green Chevy minivan.

Pictures of the suspects are posted on the Norwalk PD’s Facebook page.


Erie County/Huron man faces sex charges

A 54-year-old Huron man has been indicted on multiple sex charges involving a child.

Kenneth “Clyde” Doherty of Cleveland Road faces counts of rape, gross sexual imposition and pandering obscenity containing a minor after being arrested in August.


Erie County/Man indicted after alleged crime spree 

A Virginia man has been indicted on several felonies after allegedly going on a crime spree in Erie County last month.

36-year-old Jonathan Puccia is believed by authorities on September 11th in Vermilion to have stolen several items; including a boat from a harbor, a car from a home and alcohol and food from a restaurant.

He also allegedly broke into two Vermilion-area homes.

Puccia was arrested in Portage County later that day.


Huron County/Norwalk City Schools’ five-year forecast

The board of education for Norwalk City Schools has approved district treasurer Joyce Dupont’s five-year forecast.

Dupont told board members that the district will essentially break even…saying the school doesn’t have an excess of funds…but won’t be deficit spending.


Erie County/Sandusky Schools parting ways with new facilities’ construction project company

Sandusky Schools have fired the construction manager of their $72 million new facilities’ project.

The district said several factors resulting in the firing of Gilbane-Ozanne; including the need for better pricing and more local vendor involvement.

The company was hired last year to oversee the project involving three new schools – Ontario Primary, Hancock Academy and an intermediate school.

This past June, the district said project deadlines would be pushed back with the Ontario Primary and intermediate schools believed to be ready to open by August 2020 and Hancock Academy by August 2022.

The district is pursuing a new construction manager.


Area News/National Walk to School Day

This is “National Walk to School Day”…raising community awareness about pedestrian-and-bicycle-safety education, safe routes to school, and well-maintained walkways.

It’s also designed to encourage students to embrace a healthy lifestyle.


State News/First female Brigadier General

Colonel Rebecca O’Connor will become the first female Brigadier General in the Ohio Air National Guard during a promotion ceremony tomorrow afternoon in Columbus.

O’Connor has commanded units at the squadron and group- level, and served as vice commander of the 178th Wing at the Springfield Air National Guard Base.


Lorain County/Snake reunited with owner

A 6-foot-long boa constrictor that escaped from its outdoor feeding-home in Elyria has been reunited with its owner.

Austin Hubbell and “Lillith” met up yesterday at the Friendship APL.

The snake was taken there by police on Tuesday, after they bagged it on Elma Drive.


Huron County/Fisher-Titus and MetroHealth announce partnership

Fisher-Titus Health in Norwalk has announced a partnership for trauma services with The MetroHealth System in Cleveland

Fisher-Titus officials say the collaboration will lead to more trauma patients being able to receive care in Norwalk rather than being referred to another city.






Partly sunny, a high near 62; with temperatures falling into the 50’s throughout the day.



Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.



A slight chance of afternoon showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 53.



A chance of early morning showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 52.

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Sandusky County/Fremont student threat

A 12-year-old Fremont Middle School student was arrested Monday after he allegedly threatened to blow up the school.

According to police, the boy was mad about his new seat in a classroom and tired of people in the class making fun of him.

The student reportedly said he would use C-4 explosives; which he later said he didn’t have; but learned about from a video game.


Huron County/Patrol investigating injury crash involving inmate transport van

The Milan Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a Tuesday morning injury crash involving an out-of-state prisoner transport van on the Ohio Turnpike.

One officer and four inmates were transported to Fisher Titus Medical Center in Norwalk for minor injuries; with the inmates later held at the Huron County Sheriff’s Department while awaiting further transport.

The driver told authorities that he fell asleep at the wheel.


Lorain County/Snake captured

It’s not every day police are called to round up a snake…

…but yesterday was the day in Elyria…

…after 6-foot-long boa constrictor took it on the run.

Elyria Police Officer Aaron Varga bagged the boa, in a driveway on Elma Drive.


Huron County/“Meet the Candidates Night”

Senior Enrichment Services in Norwalk is hosting a “Meet the Candidates” event tonight featuring those running for the offices of Huron County Auditor and Huron County Commissioner.

The format will include an introduction by moderator Tony Schaffer of the Huron County Chamber of Commerce, an opening statement by each candidate, question and answer, and a closing statement.

It gets underway at 5:00 pm.


Erie County/Jackson Street Pier and Shoreline Drive improvement projects

Sandusky City Commissioners have approved two transformation projects.

One involving $8.1 million in improvements to Jackson Street Pier…the other, $8.8 million for the complete overhaul of Shoreline Drive.

The work is scheduled to begin sometime this fall and be finished by spring of 2020.


State News/Car sales

The numbers are in, and they show, fewer people bought new vehicles in September than in August, but the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association expects solid sales for the rest of the year.

Once again, your volume leader in September was Ford.


Erie County/Lake Erie Shores & Islands president wins award

The president of the Lake Erie Shores & Islands tourism agency has been recognized for career excellence.

Larry Fletcher recently took home the Paul Sherlock Lifetime Achievement Award from the Ohio Travel Association.

Fletcher has served as president of Lake Erie Shores & Islands since 2015.





A chance of showers, mainly later this afternoon.

Partly sunny, with a high near 82.



Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Low around 58.



A chance of showers, mainly early.

Partly sunny, with a temperature falling to around 56 by 10:00 am.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 54.

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Lorain County/Elyria shooting suspect

Police in Elyria are looking for a man, wanted in connection with a shooting Saturday, on Hodge Court in Wilkes Villa.

Police consider 19 year old Curtis Mack, ‘armed and dangerous’.

27-year-old Aaron Jackson was shot in the leg…police say, there’s bad blood between Jackson and Mack.


Lorain County/Rollover crash investigation

A 17 year old boy faces charges in connection with police chase in Elyria that ended in a rollover crash.

Police say, the crash occurred Sunday night near Lake and Gateway, when they spotted a stolen car with a stolen license plate.


Lorain County/Oberlin councilwoman passes away

Former Oberlin City Councilwoman Sharon Soucy has died at the age of 76.

Soucy spent 12 years on council.


Erie County/Sandusky man arrested for domestic violence

A Sandusky man has been charged with assault and domestic violence for allegedly beating the mother of his child.

A woman told police that she was walking to her car on Perry Street when 37-year-old Demein Brown of Central Avenue started to assault her.

The woman said Brown was upset because he saw photos on social media of her and the person she’s dating.


State News/Today is deadline for voter registration

Today is the deadline to register to vote in the November 6th general election.

Voter registration forms are available in various locations such as your BMV, city halls, county board of elections, libraries or online at www.myohiovote.com.

You have until 9:00 pm tonight.

So-called ‘early voting’ begins tomorrow.


Erie County/Candidates forum tonight in Huron

A candidates forum is planned for tonight in Huron.

Those running for the offices of Erie County Commissioner, Ohio House District 89, U.S. Senate and Governor have been invited.

It takes place tonight in the McCormick School Auditorium at 6:30 pm.


Ottawa County/Port Clinton holding candidates event

A “Candidates and Issues Forum” will be held in Port Clinton Thursday evening.

Local and state candidates are scheduled to appear beginning at 7:00 pm at the Elks Lodge on Buckeye Boulevard.


Erie County/Sandusky to plant nearly 300 trees

Close to 300 trees will be planted in Sandusky next year thanks to a $100,000 grant.

The city has received funds from the National Forest Service that will be used to place trees in various properties including Central Park, Dorn Community Park, East Park, Jaycee Park, West Park and Mills Creek Golf Course.





Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.



Mostly clear, with a low around 68.



Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Partly sunny, with a high near 82.



Partly sunny, with a high near 64.