Local News

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

Closed today, New London Local Schools…due to a threat found on social media.

Superintendent Brad Romano says they collaborated with the New London Police Department on the decision to close school; which will allow law enforcement to complete their investigation of the threat.
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Huron County is now officially a Second Amendment Sanctuary County. 

Commissioners approved the measure on Tuesday.

Commissioner Terry Boose tells the Norwalk Reflector all they are doing is telling the state and federal governments that if they plan to make changes or do something against the Second Amendment that the county strongly supports the right to bear arms; and would request the government think about their decision.
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As the deadline has passed to register for the Ohio primary, early voting now begins.

In Huron County, voting will take place in a new location this year; in the basement of the County Administration Building, meeting room A. 

Voters should park in the back lot and use entrance C.
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A water main break in Erie County has led to a boil advisory this morning.

The advisory runs through 10 this morning for select customers in Berlin and Huron Township…living on River Road, Darrow, Jeffries, Barrows, Knight and Berlin. 
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The city of Elyria and its firefighters union have reached an agreement on a new, 2-year contract.

It includes 3-percent raises each year.

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Oberlin College is making moves, to shore up its bottom line.

College President Carmen Twillie Ambar has sent an email to faculty, staff and students, saying they are moving ahead with plans to bring in private vendors, to provide dining and custodial services, in hopes of saving more than 1-million-dollars-year.

Currently, these services are provided by more than 100 full-time employees, represented by the United Auto Workers union.

President Ambar says, it is the college’s hope, that the private vendors will consider some of those workers for employment.

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The more things change…the more things stay the same, in Port Clinton; as the city has named a new Safety Service Director. 

It’s current Interim Safety Service Director, Tracy Colston.

Colston previously served as Safety Service Director from 2009 to 2016.

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Roadwork in Vermilion planned for this summer will replace Highbridge Road from the bridge to Brownhelm Station Road.

The city says that contractor bids are expected to be finished in April; with construction to follow.

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Sandusky High School is set to host a blood drive today.

It runs from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm…with a goal of collecting 50 pints.

Those participating should enter through the Athletic Entrance.
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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 31.

 

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with a low around 19.

 

Thursday

Partly sunny, with a high near 25.

 

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 34. 

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

A Huron man was killed in a two-vehicle crash Monday morning in Erie County.

Timothy Truman was 63.

Authorities say that Truman drove left of center on Berlin Road in Huron Township and struck the vehicle of 37-year-old Timothy Adamowicz head-on.

Adamowicz was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

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A resident of Columbia Station has been charged with ‘aggravated vehicular homicide’.

Police say, 31 year old Keith Liedtke Columbia Station was behind the wheel of a car back in October…a car that veered off Sprague Road, struck a utility pole, and brought down power lines.

A passenger, 27 year old Brent Reszler of Columbia Station, was killed when he got out of the car and came in contact with the power lines…as did off-duty firefighter/EMT Brett Wilson, who had gone to the crash site, to help.

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It appears, the Bendix Corporation is another step close to leaving Elyria and ‘building new’ in Avon.

According to the Chronicle Telegram, Bendix executives told an Avon Council Committee last night, they plan on breaking ground in April if city council approves an incentive package next week.

Bendix hopes to open their new facility late next year…with nearly 700 employees.

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In Lorain, elected leaders are dealing with water and sewer rates, EPA mandates, and a policy for water shut offs…

City council heard from several upset customers last night.

A full report in today’s Chronicle Telegram

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Ohio’s primary election takes place March 17th…with today being the deadline to register to vote in it.

You can register and check your voting registration status online at the Ohio Secretary of State’s website. 

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The Goodtime-One will remain positioned in Sandusky’s Jackson Street Pier for at least the next 5 years.

According to the Sandusky Register, a new lease running through 2024 has been agreed upon with a $15,000 lease payment to go towards a new ticket house for passengers.

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Another edition of the Sandusky Police Department’s ‘Coffee with a Cop’ series takes place later this morning.

It runs from 11:00 am to 12 noon at Sandusky Bell & Deli inside of the Marketplace at the Cooke.

The event allows residents to voice their concerns, ask questions and get to know their local officers better.

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Talks are underway regarding new bleachers and track at Western Reserve High School.

The Norwalk Reflector reports that two donors have reached out to the school district about possible donations. 

The bleachers at the football field have been in place since the 80’s and the current gravel track was constructed in the 60’s when the football field was built.

There’s no timetable for the possible project…with Western Reserve Superintendent Rodge Wilson saying they are at least two years away from anything getting started.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

A chance of showers.  Cloudy and windy, with a high near 45.

 

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.

 

Wednesday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31.

 

Thursday

Partly sunny, with a high near 26.

Monday, February 17th, 2020

It’s President’s Day, and you know what that means…

Most government offices, financial institutions and schools are closed.

When in doubt…call ahead!

 

A Woodville man was killed from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle accident Friday near Fremont involving a pedestrian.

State Highway Patrol troopers say Jose Navarro was struck by a truck while walking on Port Clinton Road in Sandusky Township

The driver of the truck, Robert Knapp of Fremont, was not hurt.

 

The numbers are in from the Ohio Department of Health, and they show, the number of new influenza-related hospitalizations rose again the first week of the month… a 19% increase over the previous week.

And…more than double the hospitalizations reported during the same week of last year’s flu season.

 

If you see a small helicopter circling and hovering around Lorain County this week, including Vermilion…there’s no need to worry.

It’s what Ohio Edison will be using to inspect structures and power lines.

 

Yesterday was declared ‘Edison Wrestling Day’ by Milan Mayor Ben Smith.

The mayor of the village presented a proclamation to the high school wrestling team on Sunday after the Chargers captured the Division 3 State Dual Team Championship in Columbus.

 

Drivers who use the Charles Berry Bascule bridge in Lorain will soon have to find another way of getting in and out of downtown Lorain.

The Ohio Department of Transportation has announced; the Bascule Bridge will close all of next week, so crews can install new machinery.

 

Erie County is looking for opinions from residents regarding their long range transportation plan.

They’ve posted a public survey on their Facebook page (Erie County, Ohio) which involves the next 25 years of transportation planning.

 

Two employees for the Village of Plymouth have been warned for building what’s being referred to as a “potato gun”. 

The Norwalk Reflector reports that the employees were given a warning that further disciplinary action would be taken if the type of behavior continued…this, after the employees reportedly built the potato gun and shot a vest out of it.

 

The City of Sandusky has announced that the Maritime Museum of Sandusky will be opening a new exhibit on the Underground Railroad this upcoming weekend.

There will be a ribbon cutting on Saturday at 10:30 am; followed at 1:00 pm by a discussion on Sandusky’s role in the Underground Railroad.

 

Hobby Lobby will open its doors in the Sandusky Mall complex here in the near future.

According to the Sandusky Register, the craft store will open in late March; bringing close to 50 jobs to the area.

 

From the National Weather Service…

Today – President’s Day

Increasing clouds, with a high near 43.

 

Tonight

Rain.  Low around 39. 

Winds could gust near 30 mph.

 

Tuesday

A chance of showers.  Cloudy, with a high near 45.

 

Wednesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 31.