Local News

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Erie County/Woman indicted in alleged dog feces in hotel incident

A Sandusky woman allegedly found with a child and three dogs in a Perkins Township hotel room covered in dog excrement has been indicted on criminal charges.

21-year-old Dezeray Powell faces three counts of felony cruelty to a companion animal and a misdemeanor child endangerment charge.

The incident reportedly took place in early April at the Howard Johnson Inn on Milan Road; which has been in custody of the Erie County sheriff since late April.

Powell’s sister, 26-year-old Lindsey, is still wanted on charges of animal abandonment and obstructing justice after she allegedly left the three Great Dane dogs with Dezeray before leaving Sandusky.

 

Huron County/Norwalk school board undecided on levy

The Norwalk school board will continue to discuss the possible placement of a levy on the ballot this November.

A vote to authorize the ballot language for a 10-year renewal levy ended up failing due to a 2-2 vote among the four board members at Tuesday’s meeting.

They will next meet on July 12th.

 

Huron County/New London schools name new principal

There’s a new principal at New London High School.

Former Crestview Middle School principal of eight years, Eric Yetter, will begin working for New London Schools this August.

Yetter is a Western Reserve High School and Bluffton College grad.

 

Erie County-State News/Perkins HS grad’s anti-bullying measure approved by state

A recent Perkins High School grad’s anti-bullying awareness movement is on its way to being recognized by the state.

State lawmakers have approved House Bill 315; which if signed by Governor John Kasich, would designate October 6th as “SMART” Parent Day in Ohio.

Britain Bennett, who just wrapped up her first year at The Ohio State University, came up with the campaign which stands for “social media awareness, respect and timing”.

The day has been recognized in Erie County for the last three years.

 

Ottawa County/Port Clinton lift bridge opening once again delayed

There’s been another delay in the opening the Ohio 163 Lift Bridge in Port Clinton.

After originally planning for the bridge to be re-opened by July 4th, ODOT says they are estimating it to be back open now by July 20th.

State officials said it’s sometimes difficult to set a firm reopening date due to the complexity of electrical and mechanical components.

A $13 million project has forced the bridge to be closed since last October.

 

Erie County/Road back open

An Erie County road is back open today after being closed overnight due to a downed tree and live power lines.

It’s now safe to drive on Furnace Road between Bailey and Joppa roads in Florence Township.

 

Erie County/Sandusky hosting another clean-up event

Sandusky’s series of neighborhood clean-up events continues on Saturday.

The main focus this time will be the city’s waterfront including the Shelby Street Public Boat Launch and Washington Street Pier.

Residents can meet up at City Hall at 9:00 am.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

THURSDAY, JUNE 21ST, 2018

 

Today

Partly sunny, with a high near 77.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Cloudy, with a low around 64.

 

Friday

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a high near 78.

 

Saturday

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.  Cloudy, with a high near 78.

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Erie County/Kaptur impressed with detainment facility

U.S Representative Marcy Kaptur on Monday said she was impressed with the detainment facility near Battle Creek, Michigan where around 30 women remain in custody following the Corso’s Garden Center raid in Sandusky earlier this month.

Kaptur was there to give the public one of their first looks at the jail and report back on her findings.

She noted the cleanliness and medical staff that were on hand as well as a video phone system for women to call home.

Kaptur also assisted a few of the detainees with some special requests.

The men arrested during the raid are being held in Youngstown.

 

Erie County/Man in alleged Kalahari gunfire incident charged

A Euclid man has been indicted on gun charges in connection with an alleged incident at Kalahari Resorts in Sandusky in May.

19-year-old Ronnelle Chandler has been charged with felonious assault, inducing panic and carrying a concealed weapon after he allegedly pistol-whipped a man and then fired a number of gun shots at the same man in a Kalahari parking lot.

No one was hurt during the reported incident.

 

Sandusky County/Missing girl found and arrested

A teenage girl reported missing last week in Fremont was arrested on Monday.

Sandusky County Sheriff Chris Hilton says 16-year-old Kirstyn Paul was found in a home on Rawson Avenue in Fremont and charged with a probation violation.

She was taken to a county juvenile justice center.

 

Erie County/Nearly $200K in federal funds to help benefit community 

Close to $200,000 in federal funds will help some Erie County community projects in need of improvements.

Community Develop Block Grant money will go towards the full repaving of West Main Street in Berlin Heights, operations costs for the Volunteers of America’s Crossroads Homeless Shelter in Sandusky and to Milan Town Hall for administrative costs and a handicapped men’s restroom.

 

Erie County/Union deal reached for jail workers

A new three-year contract has been reached between Erie County and unionized jail workers.

The deal running through 2020 includes two-percent pay raises each year; which officials say will cost taxpayers an extra $90,000 during the contract’s time frame.

 

Huron County/Monroeville to host veteran’s memorial exhibit

A national travelling veteran’s memorial will be arriving in Monroeville later this summer.

“The Remembering our Fallen” exhibit will be on display at the Monroeville Athletic Complex from August 17th through 19th; including a Vietnam veteran’s parade on August 18th.

The memorial pays tribute to those military members who have died since September 11th, 2001.

 

Huron County/Off-site tax collection

Dates for off-site tax collection in Huron County have been scheduled.

-Monday, July 1st from 9:30 am to noon at Wakeman village offices

-Tuesday, July 3rd from 9:00 am to noon at New London village offices

-Thursday, July 5th from 9:00 am to noon at the Willard Senior Enrichment Center

A check or money order in blue or black ink may only be used for payment.

Property taxes are due July 13th.

 

Huron County/Norwalk road work

The City of Norwalk has some road work planned for the next two weeks.

This week, expect to see crews on West Monroe, East Seminary, Wooster and Chatham.

Work will continue next week with construction planned on Whittlesey, Valley Park and Whitefield.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

TUESDAY, JUNE 19TH, 2018

 

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms this morning.

Cloudy, with a high near 75.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly overnight.

Cloudy, with a low around 63.

 

Wednesday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly in the morning.

Cloudy, with a high near 78.

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Erie County/Berlin Heights man dies in crash

The Highway Patrol says alcohol appears to be a factor in a one-car fatal crash Friday night in Erie County’s Berlin Township.

According to authorities, 54-year-old Roger Maxwell of Berlin Heights was killed after he failed to negotiate a curve on Ceylon Road; going off the road and striking a traffic sign and tree before overturning.

 

Sandusky County/Two Fremont men seriously hurt in crashes

The State Highway Patrol says two Fremont men were seriously injured in separate traffic accidents in Sandusky County where alcohol played a factor.

43-year-old Timothy Apling was ejected from his motorcycle after reportedly running off the road on State Route 19 in Rice Township.

63-year-old Steven Adams struck a utility pole in his station wagon after he reportedly lost control of his station wagon on County Road 185 in Green Creek Township.

Adams, who authorities say was also driving distracted, was charged with Failure to Control and his fifth lifetime OVI.

 

State News/More than 500,000 years of life expectancy of Ohioans lost due to OD deaths

Some alarming statistics concerning opioid overdose deaths have been released from a state organization.

According to a study conducted by The Ohio Alliance for Innovation in Population Health, more than 500,000 years of life expectancy were lost statewide from 2010 to 2016.

The organization says, overall, 13,000 Ohioans died from opioid overdoses during the study’s seven year period.

 

Erie County/One Corso’s worker deported, Kaptur to visit detainees

One worker arrested in this month’s border patrol raid of Corso’s Flower and Garden Center in Sandusky has been deported.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Khaalid Walls told the Sandusky Register that a man was removed this past Tuesday.

Close to 90 of the 114 people arrested reportedly remain in U.S. government custody at locations in Youngstown and Calhoun County, Michigan.

…Meanwhile, U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur plans this morning to visit those in custody at the facility in Michigan as well as talk to immigration officials.

 

Huron County/Norwalk superintendent applies for similar job

Norwalk City Schools Superintendent George Fisk is one of eight candidates for the same top job at a school district in Tuscarawas County.

Fisk says he applied for the superintendent position at Claymont City Schools in an attempt to be closer to home; where he spent the early years of his educational career.

Fisk has been at Norwalk since 2015; with his current contract running through 2023.

Claymont Schools are slated to begin interviews on Tuesday.

 

Erie County/Huron roadwork

City council in Huron has given the go-ahead to start working on several rough roads.

Some of the $2.7 million worth of roadwork will get underway today; some will start this fall and the rest in spring of 2019.

Over 20 areas of blacktop will see some sort of improvements in the next year.

 

Erie County/Groundbreaking soon for indoor sports complex

Groundbreaking is less than a month away for a $50 million indoor sports facility in Sandusky.

This according to the Sandusky Register as told to them by Erie County commissioners and Cedar Fair executives, who plan to break ground by July 10th.

The 170,000 square-foot complex will be located next to Cedar Point Sports Force Parks on Cleveland Road.

The facility will be the home of several basketball and volleyball courts, an indoor track and a community fitness center.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

MONDAY, JUNE 18TH, 2018

 

Today

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.  Heat index values as high as 99.

 

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Cloudy, with a low around 70.

 

Tuesday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 80.

 

Wednesday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77.

Friday, June 15th, 2018

Huron County/Windows, roof to be replaced at county buildings

Huron County Commissioners Thursday gave the go-ahead to a couple of county building replacement projects costing around $60,000.

10 windows will be replaced at both the Huron County Courthouse and the county office building; while the county administration building will get a new back roof.

Also, Huron County Sheriff Todd Corbin said the replacement of jail showers should begin today.  That project totaling $96,000.

 

Port Clinton/Competency hearing for hospital pharmacy robbery suspect

A competency hearing has been set for next week for an Oak Harbor man accused of being the accomplice in the armed robbery of Port Clinton’s Magruder Hospital pharmacy.

46-year-old Clark Sams Junior allegedly picked up 35-year-old Joshua Trapp in his van after Trapp allegedly took prescription painkillers from hospital clerks last February.

Trapp recently accepted a plea deal to plead guilty to aggravated robbery and to truthfully testify against Sams.

 

State News/Lake Erie clean-up bill to be official soon

A bill to clean-up Lake Erie should become a law soon.

State Senator Randy Gardner and State Representative Steve Arndt told the Sandusky Register that the ‘Clean Lake 2020’ bill should be on Governor John Kasich’s desk by the end of this month.

The legislation calls for several million dollars to be spent on the fight against harmful algal blooms and the prevention of phosphorus runoff.

 

Huron County/Fisher-Titus top employer

The Huron County Top Employers of 2017 report has been released.

Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk took the top spot with the most employees; LSC Communication (formerly RR Donnelley) in Willard was second, with MTD in Willard coming in third.

 

Erie County/Three roads to be fixed

Due to a lower-than-expected bid to fix Huron Avery Road between Rye Beach and the Huron corporation limit, Erie County engineers have agreed to fix two more additional roads this summer.

Those include Main Street from the Huron corporation limit to Huron Avery Road and Patten Tract Road from Strecker to Wood roads in Oxford Township.

Work should begin next month and be finished by September.

 

Clyde/School receives state awards

Two state honors have been handed out to Clyde-Green Springs Schools.

District treasurer Meghan Rohde has been given the 2018 Emerging Leader Scholarship award from the Ohio Association of School Board Officials; while the school district was honored with the Auditor of State award for a clean audit report.

 

Erie & Huron Counties/Imagine Norwalk and Vermilion Festival of the Fish

A couple of fun, family events are going down this weekend in the area.

The ‘Imagine Norwalk’ arts and music festival takes place tonight in uptown Norwalk from 6:00 to 11:00 pm; with a beach party theme.

Vermilion’s 52nd annual ‘Festival of the Fish’ runs today through Sunday, including fireworks tonight, a lighted board parade Saturday night and a traditional Father’s Day parade Sunday afternoon.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

FRIDAY, JUNE 15TH, 2018

 

Today

Sunny, with a high near 83.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.

 

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.

 

Sunday – Father’s Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 93.

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Sandusky/Teenage boy arrested for alleged break-in and shooting

Sandusky police arrested a 15-year-old boy Wednesday after they believe he broke into an East Madison Street home and shot a man in the leg.

The boy has been charged with felonies of aggravated burglary and robbery as well as felonious assault.

The reported gunshot victim was treated and released from Firelands Regional Medical Center.

 

Port Clinton-Oak Harbor/Flooding

High water is beginning to recede in Port Clinton and Oak Harbor following the issuing of a state of emergency Wednesday morning.

The area received at least five inches of rain Tuesday night into Wednesday.

The Ottawa County Emergency Management Agency and American Red Cross reportedly had sent out groups to check for those who needed help and to survey damage.

 

Wakeman/Transport van rear-ended

In Wakeman, some clients of Rising Sun Centers are nursing bumps and bruises after a transport van they were in, was rear-ended by a car on Rooot 60.

The sheriff’s department says, the crash occurred yesterday at about noon as the van pulled into the developmental disabilities complex.

One employee and three clients were taken to the hospital.

 

Put-in-Bay/Corruption investigation almost over

A yearlong criminal probe by the state into Put-in-Bay’s government will likely come to an end soon.

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office told the Sandusky Register that the case will be sent to prosecutors by the end of the month where they’ll need a number of weeks to finish their review.

The state is reportedly looking into possible theft, conflicts of interest and mishandling of village finances.

Over 50,000 documents were seized by state officials during a raid of Put-in-Bay’s government offices last fall.

 

Norwalk/Police levy

City council in Norwalk this week continued talks on putting a tax replacement levy for police on the November ballot.

The levy would reportedly maintain the same millage, but update the property values from the 1970’s to now.

The cost for the owner of a $100,000 home would increase from about five dollars to around thirty dollars.

The current levy at .9 mill was first approved in 1976.

Money would be used to hire one patrol officer and training.

 

National News/Men’s Health Week

This is Men’s Health Week, a week where doctors encourage men to come in for a checkup for early detection and treatment of disease.

According to the Men’s Health Network out of Washington D.C., men die at higher rates than women from nine of the top ten causes of death, including cancer.

Friday is “National Wear Blue Day”; a day to encourage men to live longer, healthier lives.

 

Norwalk/”Road Race” less than a month away

Organizers are getting ready for the second annual “4 Miles on the Fourth Maple Tree Road Race” in Norwalk.

The event will start and end at the Huron County Fairgrounds on July 4th.

Close to 200 runners registered for last year’s race; netting over $16,000.

Those involved hope to bring in over $20,000 this year.

A race t-shirt design contest is currently going on with the Norwalk Reflector.

 

Sandusky/CP SFP to host country music fest

Cedar Point’s Sports Force Park in Sandusky has announced they’ll be hosting a country music festival later this summer.

The first-ever “Sandusky Shores Music-Fest” will take place Saturday, August 18th; headlined by Grammy nominee and 2012 “The Voice” winner Cassadee Pope.

Tickets are on sale now.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

THURSDAY, JUNE 14TH, 2018

 

Today

Sunny, with a high near 83.

 

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 59.

 

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 85.

 

Saturday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Partly sunny otherwise, with a high near 86.

Wednesday June 13th, 2018

Sandusky County/Woman killed in one-car crash

A Green Springs woman died in a one-car crash last night in Sandusky County.

The Highway Patrol says it appears 39 year old Samantha Harris lost control of her car on Route 19 and struck a tree.

 

Port Clinton/Hospital pharmacy robbery suspect accepts plea agreement

One of the men allegedly involved in the armed robbery of Port Clinton’s Magruder Hospital pharmacy in February has accepted a plea agreement.

35-year-old Joshua Trapp has agreed to plead guilty to aggravated robbery and to give a truthful testimony against his co-defendant, 46-year-old Clark Sams.

In exchange, all other charges, including counts of grand theft and inducing panic, will be dropped.

Trapp allegedly waved a gun at pharmacy employees and made them give him prescription painkillers, before taking off with Sams in his van.

 

Milan/Water expected to be much better

Residents of the Milan-area should be experiencing much better tasting and softer water.

A $100,000 project has wrapped up involving the installation of a 12-inch pipe to replace an outdated line about half its size.

It means that Milan’s main water line is now tied into Erie County’s water system.

Officials say water rates for village residents will not increase.

 

Sandusky/New City Hall around 35 percent done

Officials in Sandusky say the $11.5 million project to build a new City Hall is over a third finished.

Work is reportedly 35 percent complete on three vacant structures wrapping around Columbus Avenue and East Washington Row that will house administrative offices including the future site of Erie County Commissioner meetings.

City workers hope to move in later this year.

 

Erie County/Commissioners say they’re not involved in Perkins roundabout

If you have questions or concerns on the new roundabout being built in Perkins Township at Bogart and Campbell…Erie County Commissioners say don’t contact them.

Commissioners Matt Old and Pat Shenigo issued a note to residents Tuesday explaining that the project is being led by the Erie County engineer’s office, overseen by Jack Farschman.

 

New London/Water-treatment plant improvement project

Improvements to New London’s water-treatment plant should be coming soon.

Village council found out earlier this week that money for the water-treatment plant improvement project should be available in July; with work to get underway a short time after.

 

Norwalk/City survey

The City of Norwalk is sending out a survey to random residents this week.

The city says the answers will be used to assist in data-driven decision making, to consider land use policies, to support strategic budgeting and to find areas for improvement.

Survey results will then be posted on the city’s website in the fall.

 

Norwalk/Canoeing

Norwalk residents can now rent canoes to use on the city’s reservoir.

There are 10 canoes and equipment that can be used seven days a week at select hours, which are locked up and stored outside of Shelter 3 at the reservoir.

For ten-dollars, you can pick up a key at the Ernsthausen Recreation Center.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13TH, 2018

 

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly this afternoon.

Partly sunny, with a high near 82.

 

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 57.

 

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 83.

 

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 83.

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Norwalk/Immigration rally held Monday

Dozens gathered Monday afternoon in Norwalk’s Suhr Park to voice their displeasure of last week’s border patrol raid of Corso’s Garden and Flower Center.

The “Rally for Justice” featured speakers who protested against the way they say the 100-plus arrests were conducted as well as the splitting up of families.

Meanwhile…Corso’s has hired a public relation firm, Dix and Eaton, out of Cleveland.

 

Sandusky/Man pleads guilty to charges in bar shooting

A Sandusky man has pled guilty to felonious assault charges in connection with a bar shooting that left three people hurt in January.

28-year-old Jonathan Lacey was accused of shooting three people at Kaman’s Korner Bar on Milan Road and McKelvey Street in Sandusky.

None of the victims received life-threatening injuries.

 

State News/Bears

Bears are in the news in northeast Ohio.

A bear was reportedly struck and killed by a car on I-77 North in Akron this morning.

No one was hurt in that accident.  The bear was reportedly from Pennsylvania.

Also, two black bears were recently spotted in the Wadsworth area.

 

Willard/Man charged with robbery

A 29-year-old Willard man has been indicted on felony robbery and theft charges.

…Those charges stemming from Austin Burton’s alleged involvement in a suspected theft in April.

 

Sandusky/Former teacher passes from cancer

A beloved longtime teacher at Sandusky Schools has passed away.

48-year-old Diane Majoy died last week of non-smoker’s lung cancer.

The Hancock Elementary teacher worked for Sandusky Schools for nearly 30 years.

Majoy was an advocate for lung cancer awareness.

 

Sandusky/New school’s construction plans may be changing

Some construction plans for Sandusky’s Schools’ three new facilities may be changing.

District officials heard Monday from the construction manager who’s in charge of overseeing the project to build a new intermediate school, Ontario Primary and Hancock Academy.

Changes to roofing and window designs in all three buildings may be coming with the district hoping to re-bid the projects for Ontario Primary and the intermediate school.

The construction project was recently found to be over-budget by several million dollars and has been delayed a year.

School board member Brigette Green-Churchwell said Monday that while disappointed with the changes, they do not want to go back to taxpayers to ask for more money.

 

Vermilion/Several car entry thefts reported

Police in Vermilion are on the lookout after a rash of reported thefts from vehicles last week.

According to police records, 13 vehicle entries took place during a six-hour period last Wednesday; resulting in three stolen handguns, flashlights and loose change.

Police say all of the vehicles stolen from were left unlocked.

 

State News/Voters who haven’t voted in four-plus years to be removed from rolls

Boards of Elections across Ohio may now begin removing

names of registered voters who don’t vote over four years,

from the voting-rolls.

The U-S Supreme Court has rejected arguments in a case from

Ohio, that the removal-process violated federal voting laws.

 

Sandusky/Cedar Point’s ‘Brew and BBQ’ going on now

Cedar Point’s annual “Brew and Barbecue” celebration is now underway.

The FrontierTown Festival features over 100 micro and craft beers and four different styles of barbecue that you can sample; along with live entertainment.

The fun runs from 2:00 to 9:30 pm every day through July 1st.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

TUESDAY, JUNE 12TH, 2018

 

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon.

Increasing clouds, with a high near 81.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.

 

Wednesday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon.

Partly sunny, with a high near 84.

 

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 81.

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Tiffin/Kayaker dies in accident

A man died from injuries suffered Sunday when his kayak capsized in the Sandusky River in Tiffin.

…This according to the Toledo Blade

The man was pulled from the water about 45 minutes after first responders received a call for help; but he later passed away at Mercy Health Tiffin Hospital.

His identity has not been released pending family notification.

 

Erie County/Corso’s releases statement on border patrol raid

Corso’s Flower and Garden Center released a statement late last week in regards to the border patrol raid Tuesday that led to the arrests of 100-plus employees in Sandusky and Castalia.

The company says they are fully complying with the government’s investigation, but regrets the stress and pain it had on their employees and families.

Corso’s said they are particularly troubled by reports of alleged poor treatment of employees during the arrests.

The flower and garden center went on to say that they pride themselves on being a good corporate citizen; and make it a priority to operate its business with the utmost integrity, both to employees and the community.

…And for those looking to help out the families affected by the raid, Saint Paul and Bienvenidos Templo Genesaret churches in Norwalk are collecting diapers, formula, food and monetary donations.

 

Sandusky/Man acquitted on attempted murder charges

A Sandusky man has been found not guilty of attempted murder.

26 year-old Trae Hunter was also acquitted on two counts of felonious assault in an Erie County courtroom last week.

Hunter was accused of stabbing a victim multiple times from an alleged incident in September of 2015 on West Market Street.

 

Perkins Township/Garage destroyed in small blaze

No one was hurt during a small garage fire Saturday afternoon in Perkins Township.

Authorities say they will not be able to determine the cause of the fire due to the extensive effects of the blaze at the home on East Perkins Avenue.

Smoke from the blaze reportedly spread to the home and attic.

 

Sandusky/School project over budget

Sandusky City School’s project to construct three new schools is reportedly over budget by several million dollars.

School board member Jeff Krabill told the Sandusky Register that despite the news, the school district will not ask voters for additional money.

$3 million in technology costs weren’t included in the original budget said Krabill, along with several other factors such as the rising costs of aluminum and steel.

It’s also been announced that the project to build Ontario Primary, Hancock Academy and an intermediate school has been delayed a year.

 

State News/New driver’s licenses coming

Starting July 2nd, the state of Ohio will begin issuing new driver’s Licenses that comply with federal security regulations.

Beginning in October 2020, the Ohio Drivers License will no longer be enough to go through security on commercial flights in the Country.

The change comes as part of the federal Real ID Act.

Those getting a new or renewed license will now have ID cards mailed within 10 days.  Until that arrives, a temporary identification card will be issued.

The BMV Bureau of Motor Vehicles says Ohio residents should get their new IDs soon so that they can to avoid long lines as the 2020 deadline approaches.

 

Willard/Enrichment Center celebrating 20 years

The Willard Enrichment Center will be celebrating their 20th anniversary later this month with an open house.

It will take place June 21st from 4:30 to 6:30 pm; which includes a tour of the building where guests can see renovation plans for the future.

The facility on East Tiffin Street delivers over 100 meals daily to those in need.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST 

MONDAY, JUNE 11TH, 2018

 

Today

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.

 

Tuesday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Increasing clouds, with a high near 83.

 

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

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Monday, June 11th, 2018

Tiffin/Kayaker dies in accident

A man died from injuries suffered Sunday when his kayak capsized in the Sandusky River in Tiffin.

…This according to the Toledo Blade

The man was pulled from the water about 45 minutes after first responders received a call for help; but he later passed away at Mercy Health Tiffin Hospital.

His identity has not been released pending family notification.

 

Erie County/Corso’s releases statement on border patrol raid

Corso’s Flower and Garden Center released a statement late last week in regards to the border patrol raid Tuesday that led to the arrests of 100-plus employees in Sandusky and Castalia.

The company says they are fully complying with the government’s investigation, but regrets the stress and pain it had on their employees and families.

Corso’s said they are particularly troubled by reports of alleged poor treatment of employees during the arrests.

The flower and garden center went on to say that they pride themselves on being a good corporate citizen; and make it a priority to operate its business with the utmost integrity, both to employees and the community.

…And for those looking to help out the families affected by the raid, Saint Paul and Bienvenidos Templo Genesaret churches in Norwalk are collecting diapers, formula, food and monetary donations.

 

Sandusky/Man acquitted on attempted murder charges

A Sandusky man has been found not guilty of attempted murder.

26 year-old Trae Hunter was also acquitted on two counts of felonious assault in an Erie County courtroom last week.

Hunter was accused of stabbing a victim multiple times from an alleged incident in September of 2015 on West Market Street.

 

Perkins Township/Garage destroyed in small blaze

No one was hurt during a small garage fire Saturday afternoon in Perkins Township.

Authorities say they will not be able to determine the cause of the fire due to the extensive effects of the blaze at the home on East Perkins Avenue.

Smoke from the blaze reportedly spread to the home and attic.

 

Sandusky/School project over budget

Sandusky City School’s project to construct three new schools is reportedly over budget by several million dollars.

School board member Jeff Krabill told the Sandusky Register that despite the news, the school district will not ask voters for additional money.

$3 million in technology costs weren’t included in the original budget said Krabill, along with several other factors such as the rising costs of aluminum and steel.

It’s also been announced that the project to build Ontario Primary, Hancock Academy and an intermediate school has been delayed a year.

 

State News/New driver’s licenses coming

Starting July 2nd, the state of Ohio will begin issuing new driver’s Licenses that comply with federal security regulations.

Beginning in October 2020, the Ohio Drivers License will no longer be enough to go through security on commercial flights in the Country.

The change comes as part of the federal Real ID Act.

Those getting a new or renewed license will now have ID cards mailed within 10 days.  Until that arrives, a temporary identification card will be issued.

The BMV Bureau of Motor Vehicles says Ohio residents should get their new IDs soon so that they can to avoid long lines as the 2020 deadline approaches.

 

Willard/Enrichment Center celebrating 20 years

The Willard Enrichment Center will be celebrating their 20th anniversary later this month with an open house.

It will take place June 21st from 4:30 to 6:30 pm; which includes a tour of the building where guests can see renovation plans for the future.

The facility on East Tiffin Street delivers over 100 meals daily to those in need.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST 

MONDAY, JUNE 11TH, 2018

 

Today

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.

 

Tuesday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Increasing clouds, with a high near 83.

 

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

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Monday, June 11th, 2018

Tiffin/Kayaker dies in accident

A man died from injuries suffered Sunday when his kayak capsized in the Sandusky River in Tiffin.

…This according to the Toledo Blade

The man was pulled from the water about 45 minutes after first responders received a call for help; but he later passed away at Mercy Health Tiffin Hospital.

His identity has not been released pending family notification.

 

Erie County/Corso’s releases statement on border patrol raid

Corso’s Flower and Garden Center released a statement late last week in regards to the border patrol raid Tuesday that led to the arrests of 100-plus employees in Sandusky and Castalia.

The company says they are fully complying with the government’s investigation, but regrets the stress and pain it had on their employees and families.

Corso’s said they are particularly troubled by reports of alleged poor treatment of employees during the arrests.

The flower and garden center went on to say that they pride themselves on being a good corporate citizen; and make it a priority to operate its business with the utmost integrity, both to employees and the community.

…And for those looking to help out the families affected by the raid, Saint Paul and Bienvenidos Templo Genesaret churches in Norwalk are collecting diapers, formula, food and monetary donations.

 

Sandusky/Man acquitted on attempted murder charges

A Sandusky man has been found not guilty of attempted murder.

26 year-old Trae Hunter was also acquitted on two counts of felonious assault in an Erie County courtroom last week.

Hunter was accused of stabbing a victim multiple times from an alleged incident in September of 2015 on West Market Street.

 

Perkins Township/Garage destroyed in small blaze

No one was hurt during a small garage fire Saturday afternoon in Perkins Township.

Authorities say they will not be able to determine the cause of the fire due to the extensive effects of the blaze at the home on East Perkins Avenue.

Smoke from the blaze reportedly spread to the home and attic.

 

Sandusky/School project over budget

Sandusky City School’s project to construct three new schools is reportedly over budget by several million dollars.

School board member Jeff Krabill told the Sandusky Register that despite the news, the school district will not ask voters for additional money.

$3 million in technology costs weren’t included in the original budget said Krabill, along with several other factors such as the rising costs of aluminum and steel.

It’s also been announced that the project to build Ontario Primary, Hancock Academy and an intermediate school has been delayed a year.

 

State News/New driver’s licenses coming

Starting July 2nd, the state of Ohio will begin issuing new driver’s Licenses that comply with federal security regulations.

Beginning in October 2020, the Ohio Drivers License will no longer be enough to go through security on commercial flights in the Country.

The change comes as part of the federal Real ID Act.

Those getting a new or renewed license will now have ID cards mailed within 10 days.  Until that arrives, a temporary identification card will be issued.

The BMV Bureau of Motor Vehicles says Ohio residents should get their new IDs soon so that they can to avoid long lines as the 2020 deadline approaches.

 

Willard/Enrichment Center celebrating 20 years

The Willard Enrichment Center will be celebrating their 20th anniversary later this month with an open house.

It will take place June 21st from 4:30 to 6:30 pm; which includes a tour of the building where guests can see renovation plans for the future.

The facility on East Tiffin Street delivers over 100 meals daily to those in need.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

MONDAY, JUNE 11TH, 2018

 

Today

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.

 

Tuesday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Increasing clouds, with a high near 83.

 

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.