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Monday, December 4th, 2017

Sandusky man dies in one-vehicle accident

A 50-year-old Sandusky man lost his life in a one-vehicle crash early Saturday morning in Perkins Township.

Kurt Fischer was killed when his vehicle went off the right side of the road on Columbus Avenue, north of Strub Road, and eventually hit a utility pole.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the accident.

 

New executive director named at Huron County Chamber of Commerce

Kelly Lippus has been named the new executive director of the Huron County Chamber of Commerce.

Lippus, who will begin her duties on January 2nd, takes over for Melissa James, who resigned in October after 16 years in the position.

The 2003 Huron High School grad formerly worked at Gaymont Nursing Center in Norwalk in admissions and marketing.

 

Willard bomb threat under investigation

Authorities are investigating a called-in bomb threat at a factory in Willard on Thursday evening.

The caller was anonymous but is believed to be from a disgruntled employee, who will likely face criminal charges.

The MTD Products on Conwell Avenue was safely evacuated with nothing found inside the building.

 

New JFS director in Huron County

There’s a new director of the Huron County Department of Job and Family Services.

Jennifer Reed started her new role this past Friday; as she works alongside Jill Nolan, who is retiring later this month.

Reed, who was born in Bellevue and resides in Bowling Green, previously worked as an assistant prosecutor in Erie and Lucas counties.

 

Firefighter’s Chili Cookoff winners…

The Norwalk Fire Department won first place in the 17th annual K96/WLKR Firefighter’s Chili Cookoff Saturday night at Lyman Harbor in Sandusky.

The Huron Fire Department placed 2nd with Wellington finishing 3rd.

The Berlin Township Fire Department took home the “people’s choice” award.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 12/4

Today

Partly sunny, with a high near 59.  Breezy.

 

Tonight

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after midnight. Low around 49.

Windy, with gusts near 40 mph.

 

Tuesday

Showers likely, mainly early.

Mostly cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 40 by 5pm.  Breezy.

 

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 34.

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Huron company awarded medicinal marijuana cultivation state license

One of 13 exclusive medical marijuana state licenses for cultivation has been awarded to a company in Huron.

O-P-C Cultivation will grow marijuana for medicinal purposes at a soon to be built facility off Rye Beach Road within the city’s corporate park.

Construction is expected to begin in the near future and must be complete by September of next year, due to a state stipulation.

The 75,000 square foot facility could create as many as 72 jobs.

 

No one hurt in Collins fire which heavily damaged home

An electrical fire caused substantial damage to a two-story home in Collins on Thursday morning.

No one was home during the blaze; but a family consisting of a mother and two daughters have been displaced.

The three are expected to stay with nearby relatives.

 

Road breaks apart on Ohio 2 exit ramp near Marblehead

ODOT has closed the Ohio 2 exit for Lakeside and Marblehead near the Edison Memorial Bridge due to severe road damage.

The road along the off-ramp between Route’s 2 and 269 broke free from the pavement and slid down the hillside; likely related to soil erosion.

State officials say the ramp will be closed in the meantime while they plan on how to repair the road; with hopes of having it back open by the summer.

 

DeWine and Husted to run together for state governor

Some news on the campaign trail relating to Ohio’s race for governor in 2018…

State Attorney General Mike DeWine and Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted have announced they will be running mates; with Husted as the lieutenant governor part of the ticket.

Meanwhile, TV talk show host and former mayor of Cincinnati Jerry Springer has decided to stay out of the 2018 governor’s race.

 

Norwalk’s Gross is new CEO of Fisher-Titus

Norwalk’s Matthew Gross is the new CEO of the Fisher-Titus Health system.

Today will be Gross’ first day in the new position; as he will work alongside Lorna Strayer, whom is retiring as president and CEO in October.

Gross has spent nine years on the Fisher-Titus board of directors, where’s he been chairman for the last 3-and-a-half years.

The position of “president and CEO” was recently split into two separate jobs – CEO of the

 

Christmas event tomorrow in Plymouth

Plymouth is hosting a “Christmas in the Village” event on Saturday.

The indoor-outdoor Christmas market will feature over 50 artisans and crafter as well as food trucks and Polar Express rides for the kids.

The event gets underway at 10:00 am.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 12/1

Today

Sunny, with a high near 48.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.

 

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.

 

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 47.

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Greenwich man killed in three-vehicle/pedestrian accident

A 26-year-old Greenwich man was killed in a three-vehicle/pedestrian accident in Huron County last night.

Anthony Rocca was in the roadway on US 224 in Greenwich Township when he was struck by three different vehicles including a semi-truck.

No other injuries were reported.

 

County-Wide Disaster Drill to be held today at Firelands Regional Medical Center

More than 15 agencies and businesses from Erie County will participate today in a full-scale emergency exercise at Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky.

It will take place from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm with law enforcement, fire personnel and vehicles to be located inside and outside the hospital.

The exercise allows participants to work through what they would do in a real disaster.

Firelands has ensured that patient care will not be disrupted.

 

Willard man sent to jail for gross sexual imposition

A 56-year-old Willard man has been arrested on gross sexual imposition charges.

Frank Burton is suspected to have been involved in an incident two months ago with a 12-year-old girl.

 

Health Department workers in Erie County to receive pay increase

Workers for the Erie County Health Department are set to receive a raise in pay.

The health board has approved a two-percent pay increase for nearly the entire staff; which has 110 full-time and part-time employees.

 

Durst rape case to have special prosecutor

Sandusky County has appointed a special prosecutor for the rape case involving alleged serial rapist McClain Durst.

Wood County prosecutor Paul Dobson will replace Sandusky County prosecutor Tim Braun.

Durst’s lawyer had requested to dismiss Braun because Durst had allegedly discussed details of the case with Braun last year while Braun was a private defense attorney.

 

Lower electric bills coming to some people and businesses to Sandusky

Sandusky city commissioners have agreed to a new electric aggregation deal which will lead to savings on electric bills.

Some small businesses and residents within city limits will see their electric bills decrease in 2018.

The new three-year contract with First-Energy goes into effect next April.

 

Norwalk to not bring back MacFarland next season

Norwalk will not bring back veteran varsity football head coach Chris MacFarland next season.

In a statement, the school said they felt their program needed a new leader and a new voice for their young athletes.

In nine seasons with the Truckers, MacFarland had a 49-44 record with one league championship and two trips to the playoffs.

 

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 11/30

Today

Showers likely, mainly this afternoon.

Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 50.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 32.

 

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 45.

 

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 47.

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Shelby band director charged with rape

The band director at Shelby High School has been charged with rape.

Richland Source reports that 27-year-old Oyun Hyun was arrested Monday in Ontario in connection with an incident on the night of November 20th.

Shelby City Schools have placed Hyun on paid suspension pending the criminal investigation.

The school says the alleged incident didn’t happen during school hours and did not involve a Shelby student or resident.

 

Huron County man indicted for stealing grain

A Monroeville man faces charges of aggravated and grand theft involving the selling of grain.

78-year-old Richard Schwan has been indicted on 41 counts including 32 felonies while being accused of selling grain on behalf of 35 farmers and keeping $3.5 million in profits from the sales.

Schwan was registered with the Ohio Department of Agriculture as a grain handler.

 

Utility rates going up in New London

Rates for utilities are increasing in New London.

Water will go up just a few cents; with sewer service being raised by three percent.

Other rates are also increasing with information available at village hall.

 

17-year-old student arrested at North Point

A 17-year-old male student at North Point Educational Service Center in Perkins Township was arrested Tuesday after allegedly punching a concrete wall and screaming profanities.

The Sandusky boy was charged with disorderly conduct, unruly child and delinquent juvenile; and was taken to the Erie County Juvenile Justice Center.

 

Over $1 million awarded to local governments for home repairs

Four area governments have been awarded $1.4 million from a federal program to be used for home repairs.

Erie County and the towns of Huron, Sandusky and Vermilion will receive the funds; with the money to be set aside for residents who need help paying for vital upgrades; such as fixing a leaky roof or repairing a furnace.

The funds must be used in Erie County within two years.

 

Huron County airport board resignations have been rescinded

The two Huron County Airport board members who resigned last week have rescinded those resignations.

Harry Brady and Melissa James met with county commissioners Tuesday where they had a change of heart after finding out they would be covered by a consortium for county insurance.

According to the Norwalk Reflector, Commissioner Terry Boose said that Brady felt worried that he and James would be personally financially responsible for anything that happened at the airport.

Before Brady and James decided to return, the board was down to just one member.

 

Willard fire and police departments hosting food drive

This weekend, the fire and police departments in Willard will be hosting their 2nd annual ‘Fill a Fire Truck’ Christmas Food Drive.

Non-perishable food items, hygiene products and monetary donations will be collected behind the fire station from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday; which will benefit the Willard Area Food Bank.

 

Sports Force Parks at Cedar Point Sports Center wins two awards from SportsEvents Magazine

Sports Force Parks in Sandusky has been given two awards from a national sports publication.

SportsEvents Magazine has given the facility their ‘Reader’s Choice Award’, where readers voted online for their favorite sports venues across the country.

The park also received the ‘Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Award’ for their Fourth of July Fireworks Classic.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 11/29

Today

Sunny, with a high near 46.

 

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with a low around 34.

 

Thursday

Showers likely, mainly in the afternoon.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49.

 

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 46.

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

State Patrol releases Thanksgiving Holiday Report

Statistics released from the Highway Patrol show more motorists were killed on Ohio’s roadways this Thanksgiving holiday than in recent years.

During the five-day reporting period, from Wednesday until Sunday, 16 people were killed in 11 fatal crashes; compared to nine people losing their lives in nine fatal crashes a year ago.

Of the 16 deaths this year, seven were not wearing an available safety belt and one pedestrian was killed.

 

Woman’s death under investigation in Fremont

Police from Fremont are investigating the death of a 36-year-old woman found unresponsive on North Street Sunday evening.

Detectives are looking in to the death of Joy Grant; who authorities first thought could’ve been shot.

However, no evidence of gunfire was located with just slight physical injuries found on Grant.

An autopsy will be performed to determine cause of death.

 

Three area counties coming together to help build drug rehab facility

Commissioners from Huron, Erie and Ottawa counties are together looking for $500,000 from the state to help build a drug rehab facility in Sandusky.

The money would go towards the estimated $2.3 million investment that would create an inpatient residential treatment facility for women in the Ability Works building on Superior Street.

If all goes as planned, the facility that would house up to 80 patients, could open by spring of 2018.

 

Erie County inmate who fled from probation office tries to take own life

A man who fled from authorities at the adult probation office in Sandusky earlier this month reportedly tried to take his own life in the Erie County Jail on Sunday.

23-year-old Quinn Emminger of Sandusky attempted to hang himself in his cell.

Emminger was then taken by officers to a padded isolation room.

He faces prison time for drug charges.

 

Firelands teams up with Sandusky Artisans to help those dealing with overdoses

With a rapid increase in E-R visits for drug overdoses in Erie County, Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky and Sandusky Artisans have joined forces to try to save lives or at least get them back on the right track.

Beginning this weekend, when the Firelands’ Emergency Room receives an overdose patient, a peer counselor on-call from Sandusky Artisans will head to the hospital to offer treatment options and advice to the patient and their family.

 

“Giving Tuesday” event today at Sandusky Mall

The Sandusky Mall is hosting a “Giving Tuesday” event later today.

From 4:00 to 8:00 pm, donations for the United Way of Erie County will be accepted near the entrance for J.C. Penney.

All money will go towards the organization’s annual campaign, which has a goal of raising $30,000 on this “Giving Tuesday”.

They surpassed their goal of $20,000 last year by collecting over $27,000.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 11/28

Today

Sunny, with a high near 60.

 

Tonight

A slight chance of showers overnight.

Increasing clouds, with a low around 39.

 

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 47.

 

Thursday

Showers likely, mainly in the afternoon.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51.

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Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

State Patrol releases Thanksgiving Holiday Report

Statistics released from the Highway Patrol show more motorists were killed on Ohio’s roadways this Thanksgiving holiday than in recent years.

During the five-day reporting period, from Wednesday until Sunday, 16 people were killed in 11 fatal crashes; compared to nine people losing their lives in nine fatal crashes a year ago.

Of the 16 deaths this year, seven were not wearing an available safety belt and one pedestrian was killed.

 

Woman’s death under investigation in Fremont

Police from Fremont are investigating the death of a 36-year-old woman found unresponsive on North Street Sunday evening.

Detectives are looking in to the death of Joy Grant; who authorities first thought could’ve been shot.

However, no evidence of gunfire was located with just slight physical injuries found on Grant.

An autopsy will be performed to determine cause of death.

 

Three area counties coming together to help build drug rehab facility

Commissioners from Huron, Erie and Ottawa counties are together looking for $500,000 from the state to help build a drug rehab facility in Sandusky.

The money would go towards the estimated $2.3 million investment that would create an inpatient residential treatment facility for women in the Ability Works building on Superior Street.

If all goes as planned, the facility that would house up to 80 patients, could open by spring of 2018.

 

Erie County inmate who fled from probation office tries to take own life

A man who fled from authorities at the adult probation office in Sandusky earlier this month reportedly tried to take his own life in the Erie County Jail on Sunday.

23-year-old Quinn Emminger of Sandusky attempted to hang himself in his cell.

Emminger was then taken by officers to a padded isolation room.

He faces prison time for drug charges.

 

Firelands teams up with Sandusky Artisans to help those dealing with overdoses

With a rapid increase in E-R visits for drug overdoses in Erie County, Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky and Sandusky Artisans have joined forces to try to save lives or at least get them back on the right track.

Beginning this weekend, when the Firelands’ Emergency Room receives an overdose patient, a peer counselor on-call from Sandusky Artisans will head to the hospital to offer treatment options and advice to the patient and their family.

 

“Giving Tuesday” event today at Sandusky Mall

The Sandusky Mall is hosting a “Giving Tuesday” event later today.

From 4:00 to 8:00 pm, donations for the United Way of Erie County will be accepted near the entrance for J.C. Penney.

All money will go towards the organization’s annual campaign, which has a goal of raising $30,000 on this “Giving Tuesday”.

They surpassed their goal of $20,000 last year by collecting over $27,000.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 11/28

Today

Sunny, with a high near 60.

 

Tonight

A slight chance of showers overnight.

Increasing clouds, with a low around 39.

 

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 47.

 

Thursday

Showers likely, mainly in the afternoon.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51.

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This article is copyright ©  K96 Country - WKFM 96.1

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

State Patrol releases Thanksgiving Holiday Report

Statistics released from the Highway Patrol show more motorists were killed on Ohio’s roadways this Thanksgiving holiday than in recent years.

During the five-day reporting period, from Wednesday, November until Sunday, 16 people were killed in 11 fatal crashes; compared to nine people losing their live in nine fatal crashes a year ago.

Of the 16 deaths this year, seven were not wearing an available safety belt and one pedestrian was killed.

 

Woman’s death under investigation in Fremont

Police from Fremont are investigating the death of a 36-year-old woman found unresponsive on North Street Sunday evening.

Detectives are looking in to the death of Joy Grant; who first thought that she could’ve been shot.

However, no evidence of gunfire was found with just slight physical injuries found on Grant.

An autopsy will be performed to determine cause of death.

 

Three area counties coming together to help build drug rehab facility

Commissioners from Huron, Erie and Ottawa counties are together looking for $500,000 from the state to help build a drug rehab facility in Sandusky.

The money would go towards the estimated $2.3 million investment that would create an inpatient residential treatment facility for women in the Ability Works building on Superior Street in Sandusky.

If all goes as planned, the facility that would house up to 80 patients, could open by spring of 2018.

 

Erie County inmate who fled from probation office tries to take own life

A man who fled from authorities at the adult probation office in Sandusky earlier this month reportedly tried to take his own life in the Erie County Jail on Sunday.

23-year-old Quinn Emminger of Sandusky attempted to hang himself in his cell.

Emminger was then taken by officers to a padded isolation room.

He faces prison time for drug charges.

 

Firelands teams up with Sandusky Artisans to help those dealing with overdoses

With a rapid increase in E-R visits for drug overdoses in Erie County, Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky and Sandusky Artisans have joined forces to try to save lives or at least get them on the right track.

Beginning this weekend, when the Firelands Emergency Room receives an overdose patient, a peer counselor on-call from Sandusky Artisans will head to the hospital to offer treatment options and advice to the patient and their family.

 

“Giving Tuesday” event today at Sandusky Mall

The Sandusky Mall is hosting a “Giving Tuesday” event later today.

From 4:00 to 8:00 pm, donations for the United Way of Erie County will be accepted near the entrance for J.C. Penney.

All money will go towards the organization’s annual campaign, which has a goal of raising $30,000 on this “Giving Tuesday”.

They surpassed their goal of $20,000 last year by collecting over $27,000.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 11/28

Today

Sunny, with a high near 60.

 

Tonight

A slight chance of showers overnight.

Increasing clouds, with a low around 39.

 

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 47.

 

Thursday

Showers likely, mainly in the afternoon.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51.

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Huron County Peer Recovery Community Center to open this Saturday

The new Huron County Peer Recovery Community Center in Norwalk will hold a grand opening event this Saturday.

The facility will focus on recovery from long-term substance abuse disorders and mental health conditions as well as those seeking help from alcoholism.

The grand opening will include a ribbon-cutting at 5:00, press conference at 6:00 and a concert at 7:00 pm.

The center is located at 30 Shady Lane Drive.

 

Three resign from Huron County airport board

The Huron County Airport Board is down to just one.

Treasurer Linda Vaughn and two board members, Harry Brady and Melissa James, all resigned last week; with just Randy Birchfield remaining.

Brady told the Norwalk Reflector that the airport has recently lost close to $18,000 in revenue; and that the airport isn’t entitled to legal prosecution by county prosecutors due to it not being a county board; according to State Attorney General Mike DeWine.

 

Sandusky police looking into car break-ins

Sandusky police are investigating three vehicle break-ins from early Friday morning.

They allegedly took place in the 1100 block of Third Street with an iPhone and keys being stolen from the vehicles.

 

VICIS football helmet company to host info session in Norwalk

Reps from the VICIS company will be holding an informative session on Tuesday in Norwalk regarding impact-reducing technology advancements of their “Zero 1” football helmet.

It will take place at Eagle Creek Golf Experience at 6:30 pm.

You can RSVP on the “VICIS Zero 1 Informational Session” Facebook event page.

 

Dog tag information for Huron County residents

2018 Dog and Kennel Tags go on sale in Huron County this Friday.

All dogs three months of age or older are required to be licensed.

For an additional five-dollars, you’ll receive a fire plug shaped tag with money going towards the medical treatment of dogs at the Huron County Dog Pound.

 

Christmas Candlelight Home Tour happening soon in Sandusky

The Old House Guild Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes in Sandusky will take place starting this Sunday.

The tour running 6:00 to 9:00 pm Sunday and next Monday includes ten homes from First Street, 44th, Wayne, Curran, Cove, Sycamore Line and Columbus Avenue.

Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 the night of, and are available at many Sandusky-businesses and Lake Erie Shores and Islands Center.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 11/27

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 52.

 

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 41.

 

Tuesday

Sunny and breezy, with a high near 62.

 

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 49.

 

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Police believe man’s death was accidental

A 20-year-old Sandusky man was hit and killed by a train Tuesday night.

The Sandusky Register reports that Dylan Riedy’s death was likely an accident; this – according to authorities and the train’s conductor.

Riedy and another person were crossing the tracks on North Depot Street near the Amtrak station in Sandusky.

The exact cause of death is under investigation.

 

Willard man dead after target shooting incident in Seneca County

A 23-year-old Willard man was killed Sunday afternoon in Seneca County while target shooting.

Authorities say that Nickolas Hughes was struck once in the chest by a .22 caliber handgun bullet while he and others were reportedly shooting at cans on East Township Road in Republic.

 

New London man indicted for shooting friend

A man from rural New London has been indicted on multiple charges involving a fatal shooting incident in January.

54-year-old Trent McCullough has been charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter and a charge of reckless homicide in the death of 49-year-old George Ely.

McCullough first told authorities that Ely’s wound was self-inflicted before later admitting that he didn’t mean to shoot his friend.

 

Sandusky man going to prison for wire fraud

A Sandusky man faces prison time on charges of conspiracy, money laundering and wire fraud.

Co-owner of Construction Equipment and Supply in Sandusky, Scott Wagner, was sentenced by a federal judge to more than six years behind bars in connection with an alleged scheme to rip off several area companies.

City offices closed in Norwalk tomorrow and Friday

Norwalk City Offices will be closed tomorrow and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Trash collection will be delayed by one day.

 

Patrol reminds motorists to wear safety belts this Thanksgiving

In anticipation of increased traffic during the Thanksgiving holiday, the Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to buckle up, never drive impaired and always follow traffic laws.

Last year during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, nine people were killed in nine fatal crashes on Ohio’s roadways.  Five of those fatalities were the result of an impaired driver and six were unbuckled.

To promote traffic safety, troopers will have an increased presence on Ohio’s roadways to remove impaired drivers.

 

Edison band members to perform in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Three Edison High School band members are set to perform not only in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, but also on NBC’s “The Today Show” this morning.

Jake Evans, Connor McGinley and Ryan Reilly will join the Ohio University Marching 110 live this morning at 8:30 and 10:30 am.

The three will also march with the O-U band on Thanksgiving with an appearance on the red carpet live performance area at 11:00 am.

 

Thanksgiving meals in the area…

A look at some free Thanksgiving meals in the area…

In Sandusky, Victory Kitchen on Hayes Avenue will host a meal from 12 noon to 3:00 pm today with The Zion-Holy Angels Thanksgiving dinner to be held Thursday from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm at Holy Angels on Tiffin Avenue.

In Norwalk, the annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner at the Norwalk Catholic School cafeteria will take place from 11:00 am to 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

In Milan, a Thanksgiving Dinner for active military and their families will be served on Thanksgiving Day at noon at the Culinary Vegetable Institute on State Route 13 (Mudbrook Road).

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 11/22

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 35.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.

 

Thursday – Thanksgiving Day

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40.

 

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 49.

 

Saturday

A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 48.

 

Sunday

Partly sunny, with a high near 37.

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Man found dead in Margaretta Township after duck hunting

A 55-year-old man from Vickery was found dead Sunday evening after he went duck hunting.

The girlfriend of William Bauer discovered him unresponsive in the water at the end of Wilson Avenue in Margaretta Township.

An autopsy is scheduled for today.

His girlfriend said Bauer’s family has a history of cardiac issues.

 

Fire destroys White’s Landing home

A Go-Fund-Me page has been set up for a man who lost his home and all of his belongings to a fire Saturday night at White’s Landing in Vickery.

The blaze completely burned the house in the 5900 block of Fairview Avenue to the ground.

The homeowner, Rick Fultz, was treated for what’s believed to be non-life-threatening injuries with no other injuries reported.

 

14-year-old Sandusky girls reports stalking incident

Police are looking into a reported stalking incident in Sandusky this past Friday night.

A 14-year-old girl told authorities she was walking near Monroe Street and Central Avenue when a man in a black truck slowly passed her before asking her if she needed a ride.

When she refused, the girl said the man told her that she didn’t have a choice.

The girl then became scared and ran home.

 

Marblehead woman going to jail for embezzling large amount of money

A Marblehead woman has been sentenced to three years in prison for aggravated theft from a former employer.

42-year-old Donna Shrock is accused of embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from a local marina from 2013 to 2016.

Shrock agreed to a plea deal to repay the victim $250,000 with $25,000 up front.

 

New General Manager named at Firelands Electric Cooperative

Firelands Electric Cooperative in New London has appointed a new general manager.

The non-profit electric utility serving rural areas of Ashland, Huron, Lorain and Richland counties has named Ashland’s Daniel McNaull as the new GM, who will replace the soon-retiring April Bordas.

McNaull has been on the Firelands Co-op board since 1991 and president of the board since 1999.

 

Travel at Thanksgiving to increase this year says AAA

AAA (Triple-A) says this holiday weekend will see the highest travel volume in more than 10 years in the United States.

The travel agency is projecting that 1.6 million more people will travel this year for Thanksgiving compared to a year ago; with 50.9 million Americans to voyage 50 miles or more away from home.

 

Should be smooth sailing on Ohio Turnpike for Thanksgiving

The Ohio Turnpike’s 2017 construction season is winding down, and that means, drivers can expect smooth travel for the Thanksgiving-holiday.

Although construction zones will be removed for Thanksgiving, drivers might see temporary zones between the end of November and mid-December.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 11/21

Today

Partly sunny, with a high near 52.  Breezy.

 

Tonight

A chance of rain and snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.

 

Wednesday

Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 36.

 

Thursday – Thanksgiving Day

Partly sunny, with a high near 40.

 

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 47.