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Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Danbury man a suspect in rape reportedly recorded on Snapchat

A 77-year-old Danbury Township man has been charged with rape after the video of the incident was reportedly recorded on social media.

According to the Sandusky Register, the 20-year-old female victim captured the incident via Snap-chat.

The suspect, James Allen, is awaiting his arraignment in an Ottawa County Detention Facility.

 

Roundabout heading to busy intersection

Plans are in the works for a roundabout traffic circle in Perkins Township.

The proposed layout would be located at the intersection of Campbell Street and West Bogart Road.

Engineers determined the need for the roundabout due to 24 reported crashes from 2003-2013.

Work on the $720,000 project would likely begin in May of 2018.

 

Trial starts tomorrow for Oak Harbor man accused of killing family pet dog

A pretrial hearing is scheduled today for an Oak Harbor man accused of shooting and killing another family’s pet dog.

63-year-old Paul McKee was indicted in February after reportedly shooting a Carroll Township’s family’s dog when it came upon his property after running away from home.

McKee has claimed the dog was acting vicious.

The trial will begin Thursday morning in Ottawa County Municipal Court.

 

Bellevue railroad museum holding fundraiser for steam locomotive

Bellevue’s Mad River and NKP Railroad Museum have begun a fundraiser to acquire their first steam locomotive.

The museum is looking to raise $250,000 to bring Nickel Plate Road Steam Locomotive #757 from Strasburg, Pennsylvania to their facility, which is the largest railroad museum in the state.

A website, bringback757.org, has been created for donations and information.

 

Groundbreaking today for $18 million construction project in Sandusky

A groundbreaking ceremony will take place today in Sandusky for an $18 million construction project that will add 44 new independent living cottage homes at Parkvue Community.

Parkvue, a United Church Homes retirement community, will also be adding a community center to its campus at Boardwalk Boulevard.

 

Erie County Fair – Day 2

Today marks day number two of the Erie County Fair in Sandusky.

It’s “kid’s day” with children under the age of 16 receiving free admission until 4:00 pm.

A truck pull also happens tonight at 7:00 pm in the grandstand.

 

School supply distribution tonight at Norwalk Salvation Army

School supplies will be distributed tonight in Norwalk for those that registered in the last week or so.

It will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Salvation Army on Whittlesey Avenue.  The supplies will benefit children from Norwalk City and Norwalk Catholic Schools.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 8/9

Today

Sunny, with a high near 82.

 

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 60.

 

Thursday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.

 

Friday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Cloudy, with a high near 81.

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Murder suspect in Sandusky and his girlfriend arraigned

The suspect in last Wednesday’s shooting death of a Sandusky man was arraigned in municipal court on Monday.

30-year-old Joel Myles of Sandusky was charged with murder along with his girlfriend, 36-year-old Amy Matos, also being charged with obstructing justice.

Miles is believed by authorities to have shot Sandusky’s Anthony Pearson to death in the area of MacArthur Park.

Both Miles and Matos are both expected to appear in municipal court again on Thursday.

 

Sandusky registered sex-offender accused of sexual act with juvenile

A Sandusky man, already a registered sex offender, has now been accused of committing a sexual act with an underage girl in Huron County.

McClain Durst has been indicted on the charge of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor for an alleged incident with a 15 year-old in the West Clarksfield area.

Durst is also being investigated for other sex-related incidents with juveniles in other counties.

 

Norwalk police and dispatchers recognized for great work

Several members of the Norwalk Police Department and two dispatchers were recognized on Monday for outstanding work involving two chases.

A pursuit on July 8th involved an officer calling off the chase due to public safety with police later resuming it and then capturing the suspect on foot near the Lefty Grove baseball fields behind the VFW.

Another incident 10 days later included a motorist who stole a car on East Main Street; later hitting a truck on Ohio 61, then fleeing on foot into the Sycamore Hills Golf Course before being apprehended near the Huron River by a police dog.

 

Erie County Fair opens today

The Erie County Fair opens today in Sandusky… and like every year, this year’s fair features a lot of rides for the kids.

Fair Board President Bob McDowell told WLKR News that the rides, which are geared towards children up to age 13, are thoroughly inspected before the fair starts as well as being shut down for an hour every day for inspection.

All-day ride wristbands are available for ten-dollars; in addition to the seven-dollar gate admission.

The Broken Horn Rodeo takes place tonight at the fair at 7:30 pm in the grandstand.

 

Port Clinton lift bridge closing for work in October

The Port Clinton lift bridge will be closing to vehicles and pedestrians for several months beginning in October due to construction.

The $12.9 million project from ODOT includes electrical, structural and mechanical work.

Dates for the closure are expected to be from October 14th through May 25th of 2018.

 

Five Willard businesses cited in alcohol and tobacco compliance check

Five of 25 businesses in Willard sold alcohol or tobacco products to minors during last week’s compliance check from the Willard Police Department, Huron County Sheriff’s Office and Community Action for Capable Youth (CACY).

The numbers are down from nine violations last year.

The cited businesses will appear in court later this week.

 

Vermilion police starting “Did the Right Thing” program

The Vermilion Police Department is starting a program to reward kids for making the right choices.

The “Did the Right Thing” program will reward children with a golden ticket if a Vermilion PD officer witnesses a child doing something right such as using a crosswalk or wearing a helmet while biking.

The golden ticket can then be used for ice cream at Romp’s Dairy Dock.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 8/8

Today

Sunny, with a high near 76.

 

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 59.

 

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 78.

 

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.

Monday, August 7th, 2017

More information known on cause of ride failure in fatal accident at State Fair

We now know a little more about what caused the fatal ride crash at the Ohio State Fair.

The manufacturer of the “Fireball” blames ‘beam corrosion’ for the accident that left one person dead and 7 others hurt.

The “Fireball” was 18 years old.

 

Suspect to be arraigned today in Sandusky shooting

The suspect in Wednesday’s fatal shooting in Sandusky is scheduled to be arraigned today in Sandusky Municipal Court.

30-year-old Joel Miles of East Cleveland and Sandusky has been charged with the murder of 46-year-old Anthony Pearson of Sandusky in the MacArthur Park area.

Pearson’s body was found in the driver’s seat of a truck that was parked on Parkview Boulevard last Wednesday night.

 

Norwalk man seriously injured in cycle crash

A 53-year-old Norwalk man was seriously hurt in a motorcycle crash Saturday night.

Danny Mowry was going eastbound on U.S. 20 near Norwalk Street in Ridgefield Township when he drove off the road and struck a utility pole guide wire and stop sign.

He was flown to a Toledo hospital for treatment. Mowry was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

 

Four people charged with helping inmates escape

Four people have been arrested for allegedly helping two Sandusky County Jail inmates escape a month ago.

According to the Fremont News Messenger, Christopher Torres of Norwalk, Sarah Dannenberger of Clyde and Charles Teeple and Joshua Newsome; both of Bellevue, were all charged with felony counts of obstructing justice.

Jordan Chapman and Mickey Hardy escaped on July 17th from Fremont; and were recaptured in Toledo a few days later.

 

Huron man admits to stealing check from title office

A man from Huron has admitted to stealing a $2,800 check and stack of paperwork including car titles last week from the Erie County title department in Sandusky.

23-year-old Colin Hardman faces a fifth-degree felony theft charge.

 

State Route 4 OVI checkpoint results from Friday

Results are in from Friday night’s State Patrol OVI Checkpoint in Erie County on State Route 4.  One motorist passing through the checkpoint was found to be impaired.

Another two arrests were made for illegal drugs along with an open container violation.

Over 500 cars passed through the two-hour checkpoint on State Route 4, south of Perkins Avenue in Perkins Township.

 

Norwalk working on school pedestrian areas

Preliminary work is underway in Norwalk on improvements to pedestrian areas near League Elementary, Main Street Intermediate, Maplehurst Elementary and Norwalk Catholic schools.

Among the improvements are “no turn on red” overhead signs as well as repainting crosswalks.

Norwalk recently received $125,000 in state money for the project with the remaining $26,000 expected to be covered by city funds.

The work will likely be done by no later than September.

 

Norwalk cheerleaders headed to the Citrus Bowl

Six Norwalk High School cheerleaders have earned the honors of cheering at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida.

Freshman Madison Shutt, sophomore Makilee Ball, junior Alyssa Faley and seniors Kylee Edney, Maya Reineck, Beth Stockmaster all received high enough scores during a recent try-out with instructors from Elite Cheerleading.

The six girls have been invited to cheer at the Citrus Bowl halftime show on New Year’s Day as well as spend time at Disney World and Universal Studios.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 8/7

Today

A chance of afternoon showers.  Cloudy, with a high near 74.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers.  Partly cloudy with a low around 56.

 

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near 76.

 

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 80.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Ohio State Highway Patrol investigating triple fatality crash

Three young adults from Ottawa County were killed in a two-vehicle crash Thursday morning in Salem Township, southeast of Oak Harbor.

It happened when a car driven by 19-year-old Cora Roob of Port Clinton pulled out in front of a truck on Oak Harbor Southeast Road; after stopping at a stop sign on Muddy Creek North Road.

Roob and her two passengers, 19-year-old Barbara Redfern of Oak Harbor and another unnamed young adult, all died in the crash.

 

Police searching for suspects in Sandusky shooting

Sandusky authorities are continuing to look into possible suspects in Wednesday night’s fatal shooting in the MacArthur Park area.

46-year-old Anthony Pearson of Sandusky was shot and killed during the incident.

His body was found in the driver’s seat of a truck that was parked on Parkview Boulevard.

 

Ohio State Highway Patrol OVI Checkpoint on SR 4 at Bone Creek Dr.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol have announced that an OVI checkpoint will be held in Erie County tonight

It will take place from 9:00 to 11:00 pm on State Route 4 at Bone Creek Drive in Perkins Township.

The OVI checkpoint is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers.

 

Norwalk Area United Fund celebrating passing goal

The Norwalk Area United Fund is celebrating the passing of its 2017 campaign goal of $360,000.

The United Fund will be recognizing their total of over $381,000 raised by serving lemonade at tonight’s ‘Imagine Norwalk’ festival.

 

New Bicentennial Jaycee Park unveiled: ‘Gem in the crown of Norwalk’

Norwalk city officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Bicentennial Jaycee Park on Thursday afternoon.

The new park on Pleasant Street, costing $150,000, includes playground equipment, a pavilion, a tennis court and two pickleball courts; as well as six parking spaces, four of them handicap accessible.

Plans are also in the works for a nearby basketball hoop and ping-pong table/shuffleboard area.

 

State sales tax holiday happening this weekend

Ohio’s annual sales tax holiday runs today through Sunday.

During the sales tax holiday, the following items are exempt from sales and use tax: clothing priced at $75 per item or less and school supplies and instructional materials priced at $20 per item or less.

 

Rally Saturday in Bellevue for those affected by drug addiction

The non-profit organization, Four County Recovery, will hold a rally on Saturday afternoon in Bellevue for those affected by addiction.

It will take place from 3:00 to 7:00 pm in Central Park and include inspirational speakers as well as live music and food vendors.

 

Big happenings in Port Clinton this weekend

It will be a busy Saturday in Port Clinton…

The Port Clinton Lighthouse Festival will be going on at Waterworks Park along with the Chamber of Commerce’s 24th annual Jerry Lippus Memorial Classic Car Show taking place on Adams Street.

 

‘Imagine Norwalk’ taking place tonight

The next installment of the ‘Imagine Norwalk’ arts and music festival takes place tonight in uptown Norwalk.

The event will feature Huron County Chamber of Commerce’s ‘Buzz the Ave’ classic car drive-around.

Activities get underway around 6:00 pm.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 8/4

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76.

 

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56.

 

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.

 

Sunday

A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 75.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

One man dead in apparent shooting in Sandusky Sandusky Police are investigating a fatal shooting last night in the MacArthur Park area. Police say 46-year-old Anthony Pearson of Sandusky was shot and killed during the incident. Pearson’s body was found in the driver’s seat of a truck that was parked on Parkview Boulevard. Authorities are continuing to look into possible suspects.   Attorney General DeWine awards $2.7 million in grants for drug use prevention education  More than $2.7 million in grant funds have been awarded to 130 sheriffs’ offices and police departments in Ohio for drug use prevention education programs in public schools. In Huron and Erie Counties, the following law enforcement agencies received funds: Huron County Sheriff’s Office: $15,588.00 Norwalk Police Department: $11,280.00 Willard Police Department:  $11,907.00 Erie County Sheriff’s Office:  $7,480.00 Huron Police Department: $8,121.00 Perkins Township Police Department: $18,840.64 Grant recipients are required to include over-the-counter and prescription drug abuse prevention education in their programs.   Ohio State Highway Patrol holding OVI checkpoint in Erie County The Ohio State Highway Patrol has announced that an OVI checkpoint will be held in Erie County on Friday evening in conjunction with the Erie County Sheriff’s Office and Perkins Township Police Department. Data shows that in the past three years there have been 173 OVI related crashes within a three mile radius of the checkpoint area; which will likely be announced tomorrow.   Perkins Schools’ facilities levy is a go A facilities levy will appear on the November ballot for Perkins Schools. Board members at Perkins Schools have passed a resolution to go ahead with their 2-mill, 5-year permanent improvement renewal levy. The levy was last passed in May of 2013 and ends its collection next year. If passed, the money would be used for various maintenance projects including the replacing of bleachers and floor at Briar Middle School.   Greenwich man sentenced to time in drug abuse treatment center A Greenwich man will spend four to six months in a substance abuse treatment center after violating his probation. 34-year-old Anthony Mitchell has been charged with cocaine possession and tampering with evidence. Mitchell was originally convicted for attempting to bring the drug Suboxone, used for treating opiate addiction, into the Huron County Jail with him.   Two condemned homes tore down in Perkins Township Two blighted properties have been demolished in Perkins Township on Carbon and Grant avenues. Seven other structures have also been ordered to be torn down on Beatty, Grant, Oakland, Spencer and Tremper avenues. Officials would also like to demolish four more additional properties at some point this year.   School supply drive going on Saturday for Western Reserve Schools A ‘Stuff the Bus’ school supply drive will take place this weekend for students at Western Reserve Schools. If you wish to donate supplies or make a monetary donation, stop by the Dollar General in Wakeman on Saturday from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.   NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 8/3 Today A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83.   Tonight  A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.   Friday  Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79.   Saturday A slight chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.   Read more...
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Thursday, August 3, 2017

One man dead in apparent shooting in Sandusky

Sandusky Police are investigating a likely fatal shooting last night in the MacArthur Park area.

One man has died.

The victim’s name and possible suspects are unknown at this time.

 

Attorney General DeWine awards $2.7 million in grants for drug use prevention education

 More than $2.7 million in grant funds have been awarded to 130 sheriffs’ offices and police departments in Ohio for drug use prevention education programs in public schools.

In Huron and Erie Counties, the following law enforcement agencies received funds:

Huron County Sheriff’s Office: $15,588.00

Norwalk Police Department: $11,280.00

Willard Police Department:  $11,907.00

Erie County Sheriff’s Office:  $7,480.00

Huron Police Department: $8,121.00

Perkins Township Police Department: $18,840.64

Grant recipients are required to include over-the-counter and prescription drug abuse prevention education in their programs.

 

Ohio State Highway Patrol holding OVI checkpoint in Erie County

The Ohio State Highway Patrol has announced that an OVI checkpoint will be held in Erie County on Friday evening in conjunction with the Erie County Sheriff’s Office and Perkins Township Police Department.

Data shows that in the past three years there have been 173 OVI related crashes within a three mile radius of the checkpoint area; which will likely be announced tomorrow.

 

Perkins Schools’ facilities levy is a go

A facilities levy will appear on the November ballot for Perkins Schools.

Board members at Perkins Schools have passed a resolution to go ahead with their 2-mill, 5-year permanent improvement renewal levy.

The levy was last passed in May of 2013 and ends its collection next year.

If passed, the money would be used for various maintenance projects including the replacing of bleachers and floor at Briar Middle School.

 

Greenwich man sentenced to time in drug abuse treatment center

A Greenwich man will spend four to six months in a substance abuse treatment center after violating his probation.

34-year-old Anthony Mitchell has been charged with cocaine possession and tampering with evidence.

Mitchell was originally convicted for attempting to bring the drug Suboxone, used for treating opiate addiction, into the Huron County Jail with him.

 

Two condemned homes tore down in Perkins Township

Two blighted properties have been demolished in Perkins Township on Carbon and Grant avenues.

Seven other structures have also been ordered to be torn down on Beatty, Grant, Oakland, Spencer and Tremper avenues.

Officials would also like to demolish four more additional properties at some point this year.

 

School supply drive going on Saturday for Western Reserve Schools

A ‘Stuff the Bus’ school supply drive will take place this weekend for students at Western Reserve Schools.

If you wish to donate supplies or make a monetary donation, stop by the Dollar General in Wakeman on Saturday from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 8/3

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Partly sunny, with a high near 83.

 

Tonight

 A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.

 

Friday

 Showers and thunderstorms likely.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79.

 

Saturday

A slight chance of showers.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Possible altercation at Huron County Jail under investigation

An incident at the Huron County Jail is under investigation by the state.

According to the Norwalk Reflector, The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is looking into a possible altercation on July 24th involving a corrections officer and two inmates.

An inmate was hurt during the incident.

Charges could be filed against a corrections officer based on the findings

The officer has been placed on paid administrative leave.

Names of those involved have not been released.

 

Erie County Fair says rides are safe

Final preparations are taking place now for next week’s Erie County Fair in Sandusky.

Fair board president Bob McDowell told the Sandusky Register that he’s confident the fair will provide a safe experience for those using the rides this year.

McDowell noted that the ride company they’re using, Lisko Family Amusements, has one of the best safety records for carnival rides in the state; and that the Erie County Fair has never had a ride incident in its history

This comes in the wake of the fatal ride accident on July 26th at the Ohio State Fair on a ride from the Amusements of America company.

 

OSU President visits the area

Ohio State University President Michael Drake was in Erie County on Tuesday, making a stop at the Pied Piper Drive-In in Huron.

Drake said the people in Ohio are great; and when he moved to Ohio, part of the real draw to the state was the quality of the people; which is he pleased to be able to meet.

The visit was part of Drake’s two-day bus tour of northern Ohio; in which he later visited OSU’s Stone Lab on Put-in-Bay.

 

School supply drive going on now for Norwalk and Norwalk Catholic students

It’s time to ‘stuff the bus’ for students attending Norwalk City and Norwalk Catholic Schools.

Those that qualify can register for free school supplies tonight from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Norwalk Salvation Army.

A school supply collection event will take place Friday at the Norwalk Board of Education Office.

School supplies will then be distributed next Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Salvation Army.

 

Fisher-Titus Medical Center wins technology award

Norwalk’s Fisher-Titus Medical Center has received an honor for their use of technology.

The award comes from the 19th Annual Health Care Most Wired Survey; in which Fisher-Titus was one of 29 hospitals in the state selected for the designation of ‘Most Wired’.

Recent projects implemented by Fisher-Titus include cyber security upgrades and plans to upgrade the electronic medical record systems of many physicians’ offices.

The hospital currently uses iPhones for patient care.

 

Huron County Public Health offering ‘Baby Sleep Safe’ program

Huron County Public Health (HCPH) is distributing free portable cribs to qualifying families in the area.

The program, Huron County Baby Sleep Safe, promotes safe sleep environments for infants, by providing a crib and education to qualified families and caregivers of infants who lack a safe sleep area for their baby.

Families are eligible for the Huron County Baby Sleep Safe program if they meet the income guidelines for the WIC program

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 8/2

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Partly sunny, with a high near 83.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.

 

Thursday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Partly sunny, with a high near 83.

 

Friday

Showers and thunderstorms likely.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78.

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Possible altercation at Huron County Jail under investigation

An incident at the Huron County Jail is under investigation by the state.

According to the Norwalk Reflector, The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is looking into a possible altercation on July 24th involving a corrections officer and two inmates.

An inmate was hurt during the incident.

Charges could be filed against a corrections officer based on the findings

The officer has been placed on paid administrative leave.

Names of those involved have not been released.

 

Erie County Fair says rides are safe

Final preparations are taking place now for next week’s Erie County Fair in Sandusky.

Fair board president Bob McDowell told the Sandusky Register that he’s confident the fair will provide a safe experience for those using the rides this year.

McDowell noted that the ride company they’re using, Lisko Family Amusements, has one of the best safety records for carnival rides in the state; and that the Erie County Fair has never had a ride incident in its history

This comes in the wake of the fatal ride accident on July 26th at the Ohio State Fair on a ride from the Amusements of America company.

 

OSU President visits the area

Ohio State University President Michael Drake was in Erie County on Tuesday, making a stop at the Pied Piper Drive-In in Huron.

Drake said the people in Ohio are great; and when he moved to Ohio, part of the real draw to the state was the quality of the people; which is he pleased to be able to meet.

The visit was part of Drake’s two-day bus tour of northern Ohio; in which he later visited OSU’s Stone Lab on Put-in-Bay.

 

School supply drive going on now for Norwalk and Norwalk Catholic students

It’s time to ‘stuff the bus’ for students attending Norwalk City and Norwalk Catholic Schools.

Those that qualify can register for free school supplies tonight from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Norwalk Salvation Army.

A school supply collection event will take place Friday at the Norwalk Board of Education Office.

School supplies will then be distributed next Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Salvation Army.

 

Fisher-Titus Medical Center wins technology award

Norwalk’s Fisher-Titus Medical Center has received an honor for their use of technology.

The award comes from the 19th Annual Health Care Most Wired Survey; in which Fisher-Titus was one of 29 hospitals in the state selected for the designation of ‘Most Wired’.

Recent projects implemented by Fisher-Titus include cyber security upgrades and plans to upgrade the electronic medical record systems of many physicians’ offices.

The hospital currently uses iPhones for patient care.

 

Huron County Public Health offering ‘Baby Sleep Safe’ program

Huron County Public Health (HCPH) is distributing free portable cribs to qualifying families in the area.

The program, Huron County Baby Sleep Safe, promotes safe sleep environments for infants, by providing a crib and education to qualified families and caregivers of infants who lack a safe sleep area for their baby.

Families are eligible for the Huron County Baby Sleep Safe program if they meet the income guidelines for the WIC program

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 8/2

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Partly sunny, with a high near 83.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.

 

Thursday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Partly sunny, with a high near 83.

 

Friday

Showers and thunderstorms likely.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Milan man charged with domestic violence

A Milan man faces domestic violence charges after allegedly attacking a woman early Sunday morning.

30-year-old Troy Harlow of Mason Road is accused of slamming a female victim into a mirror; as well as holding a rifle by his side and threatening to kill her.

Harlow is also charged with aggravated menacing and criminal damaging for allegedly smashing a window and TV screen as well as punching holes in the wall.

 

Vermilion man arrested for OVI and fleeing accident

A 32-year-old Vermilion man was arrested on Sunday for allegedly fleeing the scene of an accident.

Gregory King of Portside Drive was charged with OVI and refusing to take a sobriety test along with leaving the scene of a two-vehicle non-injury crash at Ohio 60 and Sailorway Drive.

 

Erie County Humane Society expansion project has begun

Construction is underway on phase one of three for the Erie County Humane Society’s animal shelter expansion.

Phase one, totaling close to 2,500 square feet, includes three dog isolation areas, two dog meet and greet rooms and an intake area for cats.

The first phase should be finished in about two months.

The total expansion project, when complete, will double the size of the current shelter.

 

Touch-a-Truck event going on in Sandusky tonight

The 4th annual National Night Out ‘Touch a Truck’ Family Fun Event takes place later on today in Sandusky’s Paper District Marina.

The event allows children the opportunity to get up close and personal with a variety of emergency, utility and sports vehicles from around the area; as well as being a part of “America’s Night Out Against Crime” with a focus on crime prevention.

The free event runs from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.

 

School board in Bellevue looking for replacement

The Bellevue City Schools board of education is looking for a new member.

The open position is for the term expiring at the end of this year; to replace Valerie Gore, who has resigned.

Those interested should submit a letter to the Bellevue Board of Education by August 11th.

 

Safety grant awarded to Huron County

Huron County will share close to $295,000 in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation with 11 other state employers.

$21,000 in funds has been approved for equipment to eliminate or reduce workplace injuries at CB Excavating and Trucking, a contractor for the county.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 8/1

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.

 

Wednesday

Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Partly sunny, with a high near 85.

 

Thursday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Partly sunny, with a high near 83.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Norwalk man allegedly threatens to rob Perkins Township bank A man from Norwalk was issued a summons for disorderly conduct after allegedly causing an uproar at a bank in Perkins Township. 38-year-old Charles Case reportedly became disruptive with staff at Fifth Third Bank on Milan Road when he found out his account was frozen. Case reportedly threatened to rob the bank before bank staff called authorities.   Sandusky man under investigation for two separate rape incidents A 28-year-old Sandusky man is being investigated for multiple rape allegations. New allegations claim McClain Durst raped a 16-year-old girl last month in the Resthaven Wildlife Area in Castalia. He was arrested Friday night for being a suspect in a rape in West Clarksfield in eastern Huron County. Durst has already spent time in jail for unlawful sexual conduct in Ottawa County.   Sandusky County Sheriff comments on why inmates escaped last week Sandusky County Sheriff Christopher Hilton says there were three main causes that led to two inmates escaping from the county jail in Fremont last week. In a Facebook post, Hilton said there were several misconceptions concerning the circumstances of their escape. Hilton says the escape was due to faulty door wiring; which has now been fixed, the door not being checked by a Corrections Officer and the Corrections Officer not being properly trained to check the door. 26-year-old Jordan Chapman and 37-year-old Mickey Hardy were both arrested last Wednesday in Toledo after being on the run for a few days.   New road projects in Sandusky Some roadway improvement projects on the way in Sandusky… ODOT has set aside $125,000 to help reconfigure the five-point crossing where Campbell Street, Columbus Avenue and Scott Street come together near Mama B’s Pizza. The project is expected to start in the coming months and be finished by June of next year. Also, planners have presented three artist renderings for a redesigned Shoreline Drive. The project includes angled parking and a protected bicycle path while maintaining two-way traffic. Cost and timeline of the project are unknown right now; with a final design to be given to city commissioners soon.   Norwalk kitchen fire causes $500 in damage No property damage was reported from a small kitchen fire in Norwalk on Monday. The fire on North Prospect Street reportedly began when a stove burner was left on. No one was hurt.  $500 in content damage was done.   Wakeman man part of those to be honored at Ohio State Fair A Wakeman man will be honored at this year’s Ohio State Fair 50th annual Sale of Champions. Patrick Nolan, a 2003 Western Reserve grad, will be recognized for being a grand champion in 1996, 1998 and 2001 and reserve grand champion in 2003. The Ohio State Fair gets underway today.   Summer Jam is this weekend The annual K96/WLKR Summer Jam concert event takes place this weekend at the Huron Boat Basin. The free show gets underway Saturday night at 5:00 pm with ‘A Tandem Blue’ followed by ‘Chu Dat Frawg’ with local country artist Matt Goodrich closing out the concert.   NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 7/26 Today Sunny, with a high near 83.   Tonight Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.   Thursday Showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80.   Friday A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75.