Local News

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

Norwalk Police are looking into the reported robbery of Miller’s grocery store Monday morning. 

The Norwalk Reflector reports that police received a call around 7:30 am from an employee who said the store had money taken during the robbery; but no weapons were brandished and no threats were made.

Witnesses say the suspect, described as a light-skinned African American or Latin American man, demanded money…and then fled on foot.

 

A second man has been charged with aggravated murder and robbery in the death of a Fremont man in July.

19-year-old Jalen Rucker of Michigan was taken into custody Friday.

The body of 34-year-old Eric Edwards Jr. was discovered near the Sandusky River on Darr Road in Fremont…a day after he was reported missing.

24-year-old Xavier Grine of Fremont was previously charged with aggravated murder and robbery.

 

Perkins and Sandusky firefighters put out a fire in the ceiling of a Sandusky business early Monday.

According to the Sandusky Register, no was hurt at American Quality Stripping on Fifth Street in Sandusky…as a sprinkler system reportedly helped keep the blaze under control until it could be put out. 

Firefighters believe an electrical issue ignited the blaze.

 

Coming to households soon…the Huron County Health Partners annual Health Survey…

Over the next few weeks, approximately 1,500 households in Huron County will be randomly selected to participate.

The anonymous survey asks participants to answer questions about the community, overall health and emergency preparedness…with a goal of creating a snapshot of the health of Huron County residents.

 

The Sandusky County Sheriff’s Office has received over $45,000 in federal traffic safety funding.

They say they’ll use the funds to schedule overtime shifts for deputies in an attempt to promote safety among drivers…with a focus on distracted driving, impaired driving, speeding and motorcycle safety.

 

Its day two of the UAW strike at General Motors…with 50-thousand workers in Cleveland and across the country, off-the-job…

 

Oil industry experts said it would happen…

…higher prices at the pump, due to attacks on oil fields in Saudi Arabia…

Some gas stations here in northern Ohio wasted no time in raising their prices 10 to 25 cents a gallon…

 

It appears, we’ll soon be paying more for pork.

South Korea has reported its first cases of African swine fever, a disease that has killed pigs from China to North Korea…driving up pork prices, worldwide.

 

If it’s big and on wheels, you’ll see it Saturday outside the Avon Lake Safety Center on Walker Road.

Everyone’s invited to the 16th annual “Big Trucks and Community Services” open house from 10 am until 2 pm.

You can get up-close with everything from fire trucks and military vehicles to medical-transport-helicopters.

 

The numbers are in from the third-annual Dragons and Bacon Fest held on the shoreline of Sandusky’s Paper District Marina on Saturday…

Repeat champions in the dragon boat races…the Cleveland Dragons

Cup winners included…

Downtown Cup (downtown Sandusky businesses): Goodtime I and Stein Hospice teams sharing

Fitness Cup (area gyms): Hartman Fitness Studio team

Health Cup (area medical facilities): Firelands Regional Medical Center-Therapy team

Pink Ribbon Cup (Breast Cancer Awareness): DragonFly Survivor team

 

National Weather Service Forecast

Today

Areas of fog this morning.  Partly cloudy, with a high near 75.

 

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 54.

 

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 83.

 

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 84.

Monday, September 16th, 2019

The Highway Patrol is asking for your help in finding a hit-skip driver.

18-year-old Anthony Ervin of Bloomdale passed away this past weekend after being struck by a silver pick-up truck on Wednesday, September 11th near Terra Community College in Sandusky Township.

 

A man from Sandusky has been indicted on criminal charges in connection with a man’s drowning death in June.

According to the Sandusky Register, 23-year-old Spencer Lippus faces counts of aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a vessel under the influence. 

23-year-old Brandon Stegall of Sandusky was reportedly found drowned in the Sandusky Bay near Lions Park.

 

An Elyria man is due in court (today), charged with ‘arson’.

27 year old Danny Wicks is accused of throwing a Molotov-cocktail-like explosive device in the hallway of the Southwyck Apartments on West River Road.

No one was hurt…damage was limited to about 1-thousand-dollars.

 

U.S. Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown have formally introduced legislation to rename NASA’s Plum Brook Station near Sandusky, after Neil Armstrong. 

Portman and Brown announced their intention to rename the facility in July, in advance of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. 

 

United Auto Workers at General Motors plants in Cleveland and across the country are on strike

The previous strike against G-M…in 2007…lasted only 2 days.

 

The historic Marblehead Lighthouse has been closed for repairs…

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says, the lighthouse-exterior has visible cracks.

The work is expected to last about 2 months.

 

Some possible big news relating to future improvements at Norwalk’s Whitney Field…where the Norwalk Truckers and Saint Paul Flyers play their home football games…

The Norwalk Reflector is reporting that two donors have contacted the Whitney Field Improvement Committee with what’s being called a “substantial contribution” that would replace the track and football field…according to Superintendent George Fisk.

The catch might be in the naming rights though…as Fisk says it’s possible the school district will not receive the money if the donors do not receive any naming rights…the Improvement Committee wants it to still have Warren Whitney’s name attached to it; the man who donated money to the original construction of the field around 100 years ago.

The school board is scheduled to meet in a work session Tuesday evening…with plans to discuss stadium and facility improvements.

 

An annual community paper-shredding event takes place Wednesday in both Huron and Erie counties.

Payne Nickles and Company CPAs, partnering with CLI Document Destruction, will be offering free document shredding at their locations on Benedict Avenue in Norwalk and West Market Street in Sandusky…Wednesday from 10 am to 3 pm. 

 

National Weather Service Forecast

Today

A slight chance of showers before noon.

Partly sunny, with a high near 78.

 

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.

 

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.

 

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 82.