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Friday, May 12, 2017

EHOVE field day threat found ‘not credible’

EHOVE School has assured parents there is no ‘credible threat’ of an incident at today’s field day event.

In a letter sent to parents, Principal Erika Beckman told parents that the Erie County Sheriff’s Office interviewed the sources of the rumors of the alleged threat with no credible threat found.

Beckman said security measures will remain high with all students and bags checked prior to entering campus.

 

Norwalk man faces prison time for rape and kidnapping

A Norwalk man has been sentenced on rape and kidnapping charges.

24 year-old Kristofher Johnson will spend 10 years in prison for an incident that took place in November of last year at the Lefty Grove baseball fields near the Norwalk VFW.

 

Drunken Sandusky man makes threats to patrol troopers

A man from Sandusky has been charged with threatening Highway Patrol troopers.

37 year-old Kerry Tyce faces charges of making terroristic threats and aggravated menacing after first being arrested Wednesday for driving drunk.

Tyce then allegedly made violent threats on Facebook towards authorities after being released from custody.

Sandusky Patrol Post Lieutenant Brett Gockstetter told the Sandusky Register that after arresting Tyce a second time, Tyce said he was drunk and didn’t remember making the threatening posts.

 

Monroeville School Board takes in two new members

The Monroeville School Board has filled two of their three vacancies.

Dan Bemis and Betsy Ruggles have been sworn in as the two newest members.

Bemis and Ruggles take the place of Brian Watt and Scott Sparks; who recently resigned.

The board will also look to replace Sandy Lonz; who has announced she’s retiring.

 

Sandusky Mall JC Penney store to now include appliances

JC Penney at the Sandusky Mall has renovated its home department which will now include a major appliance showroom.

The 1,500 square foot department will include washers and dryers, ranges and refrigerators.

The store will be hosting an event this weekend to reveal its new showroom to the public.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 5/12

Today

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 43.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.

Sunday – Mother’s Day

A slight chance of afternoon showers.

Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 65.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Monroeville high school student suspended for “disturbing remarks”

A student at Monroeville High School has been suspended for making alleged threats and what’s being called “very disturbing remarks”.

The Norwalk Reflector reports an investigation took place after the reported remarks were made a week ago Wednesday; resulting in the student’s suspension last week.

Superintendent Ralph Moore said the student’s threats did not involve weapons and were made mostly towards “worldwide groups”.

A One Call message was also sent to parents last week saying there was no danger to students or staff.

 

Norwalk road rage incident under investigation

Norwalk Police are looking into a possible road rage incident.

An 18 year-old driver from Norwalk reportedly said he was struck twice by another car’s passenger at the Old State Road and Main Street intersection on Tuesday.

The driver told police that two men got out of their vehicle, jumped on his car and hit him twice in the ear; after he passed them going north on Old State Road.

The two men deny hitting the driver.

 

Woman being investigated for allegedly throwing a dog into Lake Erie

Vermilion Police are investigating a woman who allegedly threw a dog into Lake Erie.

A person nearby reportedly recorded the incident Tuesday on their cell phone.

The video has been posted on social media.

 

Car smashes into Dollar General Store in Sandusky

Sandusky Police are looking for the person responsible for crashing into the Dollar General store on Tiffin Avenue.

It took place early Saturday morning when surveillance video showed a black Ford Explorer station vehicle smashing through a set of glass front doors; with the suspect stealing packs of cigarettes and leaving the store.

Sex or race of the suspect is unknown.

 

“Halfway to Halloween” event planned this weekend at Haunted Hydro

The Haunted Hydro in Fremont is hosting a ‘Halfway to Halloween’ event this Friday and Saturday nights.

It’s called “Halfway to Halloween: Foam and Flashlights”; and includes the normal Halloween scares guests are used to…along with a few extra ‘twists’.

Visitors can also “Hit the Haunted Hoopty,” where they can donate money to Relay for Life by getting a chance to swing at an old vehicle.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 5/11

Today

A chance of showers, cloudy, with a high near 56.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.

Friday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Monroeville high school student suspended for “disturbing remarks”

A student at Monroeville High School has been suspended for making alleged threats and what’s being called “very disturbing remarks”.

The Norwalk Reflector reports an investigation took place after the reported remarks were made a week ago Wednesday; resulting in the student’s suspension last week.

Superintendent Ralph Moore said the student’s threats did not involve weapons and were made mostly towards “worldwide groups”.

A One Call message was also sent to parents last week saying there was no danger to students or staff.

 

Norwalk road rage incident under investigation

Norwalk Police are looking into a possible road rage incident.

An 18 year-old driver from Norwalk reportedly said he was struck twice by another car’s passenger at the Old State Road and Main Street intersection on Tuesday.

The driver told police that two men got out of their vehicle, jumped on his car and hit him twice in the ear; after he passed them going north on Old State Road.

The two men deny hitting the driver.

 

Woman being investigated for allegedly throwing a dog into Lake Erie

Vermilion Police are investigating a woman who allegedly threw a dog into Lake Erie.

A person nearby reportedly recorded the incident Tuesday on their cell phone.

The video has been posted on social media.

 

Car smashes into Dollar General Store in Sandusky

Sandusky Police are looking for the person responsible for crashing into the Dollar General store on Tiffin Avenue.

It took place early Saturday morning when surveillance video showed a black Ford Explorer station vehicle smashing through a set of glass front doors; with the suspect stealing packs of cigarettes and leaving the store.

Sex or race of the suspect is unknown.

 

“Halfway to Halloween” event planned this weekend at Haunted Hydro

The Haunted Hydro in Fremont is hosting a ‘Halfway to Halloween’ event this Friday and Saturday nights.

It’s called “Halfway to Halloween: Foam and Flashlights”; and includes the normal Halloween scares guests are used to…along with a few extra ‘twists’.

Visitors can also “Hit the Haunted Hoopty,” where they can donate money to Relay for Life by getting a chance to swing at an old vehicle.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 5/11

Today

A chance of showers, cloudy, with a high near 56.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.

Friday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Norwalk road rage incident under investigation

Norwalk Police are looking into a possible road rage incident.

An 18 year-old driver from Norwalk reportedly said he was struck twice by another car’s passenger at the Old State Road and Main Street intersection on Tuesday.

The driver told police that two men got out of their vehicle, jumped on his car and hit him twice in the ear; after he passed them going north on Old State Road.

The two men deny hitting the driver.

 

Monroeville high school student suspended for “disturbing remarks”

A student at Monroeville High School has been suspended for making alleged threats and what’s being called “very disturbing remarks”.

The Norwalk Reflector reports an investigation took place after the reported remarks were made a week ago Wednesday; resulting in the student’s suspension last week.

Superintendent Ralph Moore said the student’s threats did not involve weapons and were made mostly towards “worldwide groups”.

A One Call message was also sent to parents last week saying there was no danger to students or staff.

 

Woman being investigated for allegedly throwing a dog into Lake Erie

Vermilion Police are investigating a woman who allegedly threw a dog into Lake Erie.

A person nearby reportedly recorded the incident Tuesday on their cell phone.

The video has been posted on social media.

 

Car smashes into Dollar General Store in Sandusky

Sandusky Police are looking for the person responsible for crashing into the Dollar General store on Tiffin Avenue.

It took place early Saturday morning when surveillance video showed a black Ford Explorer station vehicle smashing through a set of glass front doors; with the suspect stealing packs of cigarettes and leaving the store.

Sex or race of the suspect is unknown.

 

“Halfway to Halloween” event planned this weekend at Haunted Hydro

The Haunted Hydro in Fremont is hosting a ‘Halfway to Halloween’ event this Friday and Saturday nights.

It’s called “Halfway to Halloween: Foam and Flashlights”; and includes the normal Halloween scares guests are used to…along with a few extra ‘twists’.

Visitors can also “Hit the Haunted Hoopty,” where they can donate money to Relay for Life by getting a chance to swing at an old vehicle.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 5/11

Today

A chance of showers, cloudy, with a high near 56.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.

Friday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Stabbing suspect killed, Seneca County Sheriff’s deputy hurt in Tiffin

A suspect was killed and a Seneca County Sheriff’s deputy was shot and injured during a stabbing incident in Tiffin on Tuesday.

Multiple media outlets report that law enforcement responded to a call of a woman who said her ex, 34 year-old Scott Bloomfield, tried to remove her from a car; and eventually stabbed her 25 year-old son.

Bloomfield allegedly shot a sheriff’s deputy in the shoulder when authorities searched his residence. Bloomfield was then shot and killed by law enforcement in an exchange of gunfire.

The sheriff’s deputy, Luke Cantu, was in stable condition as of Tuesday.

The stabbing victim was taken by life flight to a Toledo hospital.

 

Plane clips semi-truck near Fremont

A plane coming in for a landing clipped a semi-truck on Ohio Route 53 in Fremont on Tuesday.

No one was hurt when 71 year-old pilot, John Randall of Fremont, was bringing in his plane from a practice flight.

Randall had to land his plane on its belly; when its landing gear reportedly stuck in the top of the semi-truck.

 

ABLE Program now known as “Aspire”

The EHOVE-Norwalk City Schools ABLE program as a new name.

The program that provides free services to those who need post-secondary training and employment will now be called “Aspire”.

“Aspire” new student orientation will take place starting next Monday (5/15) at their Norwalk and Willard Learning Centers.

 

Huron County Humane Society holding shoe fundraiser

Dogs love shoes…and they will love them even more after the latest fundraiser from the Huron County Humane Society.

A shoe drive is going on now through June 30th to raise money for the Huron County Humane Society shelter and Simon Fund for medical expenses.

Shoes can be dropped off at various businesses and organizations throughout the county including The Huron County Chamber of Commerce, Monroeville Public Library and Willard Animal Hospital.

 

Update on Old State Road closures this week in Norwalk

Old State Road in Norwalk will be closed in various locations this week and next.

Today and tomorrow…for paving…between Akron Road and the reservoir driveway.

Next Monday through Sunday (5/15 to 5/21)…for railroad crossing upgrades…between Akron Road and Woodlawn.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 5/10

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 57.

Tonight

A chance of showers. Increasing clouds, with a low around 51.

Thursday

A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 58.

Friday

A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Congressman Jim Jordan talks to Norwalk Rotary

“Do what you told the voters you would do”.

That was one of the main focuses of U.S. Congressman Jim Jordan’s discussion with Norwalk Rotary on Monday during the rotary’s weekly meeting at Berry’s Restaurant.

Jordan also touched on ‘incentivizing’ work; which he explained as getting more people interested in working and less reliant on the government.

 

Bellevue fire destroys motor home

A fire destroyed a motor home near Bellevue early Monday morning.

Bellevue firefighters were called to a blaze behind a home on Township Road 302 in York Township where they discovered a 2017 Winnebago on fire.

No one was hurt.

The cause is possibly electrical; but remains under investigation.

 

Perkins Police arrest man on drug charges

A Sandusky man was charged with cocaine and narcotics possession after a search for stolen money lead to his arrest.

Perkins police responded to a call at a restaurant on Milan Road of a woman reporting money stolen from her vehicle.

After searching kitchen staff for the missing money, which was never located, police arrested 49 year-old Randy Slater after discovering white powder and pills in his pocket.

 

Port Clinton man arrested for OVI in Perkins Township

Perkins police charged a Port Clinton man with OVI on Saturday morning when they discovered him drooping over his steering wheel at a gas station pump.

Police arrested 27 year-old Kodey Keck at a gas station in the 7000 block of Milan Road in Sandusky.

Keck reportedly didn’t perform well in a sobriety test; and was later released to a sober person.

 

More than 16 tons of pills disposed in Ohio during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Ohioans properly disposed of over 16 tons of unwanted prescription drugs during the recent ‘National Prescription Drug Take Back Day’ event.

Those still in possession of unneeded prescription medication can drop them off at one of several prescription drug drop box locations across the area; including at local police departments.

 

Norwalk hiring for part-time Legal Secretary

The City of Norwalk is hiring for a part-time Legal Secretary.

A job description and applications are available on the City’s website at www.norwalkoh.com.

The deadline to submit is May 15th.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 5/9

Today

Mostly sunny with a high near 59.

Tonight

Partly cloudy with a low around 42.

Wednesday

Increasing clouds, with a high near 62.

Thursday

Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers.  High near 60.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Congressman Jim Jordan talks to Norwalk Rotary

“Do what you told the voters you would do”.

That was one of the main focuses of U.S. Congressman Jim Jordan’s discussion with Norwalk Rotary on Monday during the rotary’s weekly meeting at Berry’s Restaurant.

Jordan also touched on ‘incentivizing’ work; which he explained as getting more people interested in working and less reliant on the government.

 

Bellevue fire destroys motor home

A fire destroyed a motor home near Bellevue early Monday morning.

Bellevue firefighters were called to a blaze behind a home on Township Road 302 in York Township where they discovered a 2017 Winnebago on fire.

No one was hurt.

The cause is possibly electrical; but remains under investigation.

 

Perkins Police arrest man on drug charges

A Sandusky man was charged with cocaine and narcotics possession after a search for stolen money lead to his arrest.

Perkins police responded to a call at a restaurant on Milan Road of a woman reporting money stolen from her vehicle.

After searching kitchen staff for the missing money, which was never located, police arrested 49 year-old Randy Slater after discovering white powder and pills in his pocket.

 

Port Clinton man arrested for OVI in Perkins Township

Perkins police charged a Port Clinton man with OVI on Saturday morning when they discovered him drooping over his steering wheel at a gas station pump.

Police arrested 27 year-old Kodey Keck at a gas station in the 7000 block of Milan Road in Sandusky.

Keck reportedly didn’t perform well in a sobriety test; and was later released to a sober person.

 

More than 16 tons of pills disposed in Ohio during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Ohioans properly disposed of over 16 tons of unwanted prescription drugs during the recent ‘National Prescription Drug Take Back Day’ event.

Those still in possession of unneeded prescription medication can drop them off at one of several prescription drug drop box locations across the area; including at local police departments.

 

Norwalk hiring for part-time Legal Secretary

The City of Norwalk is hiring for a part-time Legal Secretary.

A job description and applications are available on the City’s website at www.norwalkoh.com.

The deadline to submit is May 15th.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 5/9

Today

Mostly sunny with a high near 59.

Tonight

Partly cloudy with a low around 42.

Wednesday

Increasing clouds, with a high near 62.

Thursday

Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers.  High near 60.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Protestors expected at tonight’s Willard School Board meeting

Those supporting a Willard Middle School student who died of an apparent suicide last month plan to protest at tonight’s Willard school board meeting.

Supporters believe Caleb Hershiser was bullied in school; and are planning to voice their opinions in what they believe is the district’s improper treatment of bullying issues.

An investigation into Hershiser’s death is planned to be finished this week.

 

New London burglary suspect arrested

A New London woman has been arrested and charged with burglary.

The Norwalk Reflector reports that 41 year-old Kimberly Messersmith was allegedly caught on video stealing from her neighbor’s home on Washburn Street on April 27th.

Her neighbor reportedly had money stolen from his house on two occasions; which led him to install a security camera.

 

Wednesday is ‘Bike to School Day’

Norwalk City and Catholic Schools are joining schools across the nation to celebrate ‘National Bike to School Day’ this Wednesday.

The event is part of a national movement for safe routes to school and encourages bicycling to school as a healthy way for kids to commute.

In a recent survey, Huron County Public Health found 17% of youth to be obese in Huron County, according to Body Mass Index by age.

 

Norwalk firefighters bring in $750 for ‘Operation Warm’

Norwalk Firefighters raised $750 Friday night in an event hosted by Christie Lane Industries’ new community venue.

The money from the Cinco de Mayo fundraiser at ‘16 West’ in Norwalk will go towards ‘Operation Warm’; to purchase winter coats and attire for area children next school year.

 

Dunkin Donuts open in Norwalk

There’s now a new option for breakfast in Norwalk.

Dunkin Donuts officially opened for business Saturday at its location on 333 Milan Avenue.

 

Norwalk Rotary holding ‘Pennies for Polio’ fundraiser

The Rotary Club of Norwalk is holding a donation drive to benefit their ‘Pennies for Polio’ program.

Yellow jugs have been placed throughout the Norwalk area to help raise funds to fight against global polio.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 5/8

Today

Sunny with a high near 55.

Tonight

Mostly clear with areas of frost overnight. Low around 36.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny with a high near 58.

Wednesday

Partly sunny with a high near 62.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Cedar Point 2017 season begins this weekend Opening weekend for Cedar Point has arrived. The park opens its gate for its 148th season on Saturday. Top Thrill Dragster is temporary changing its name to ‘Top Thrill Cubster’ on Saturday and Sunday after losing a 2016 World Series bet. The park will close again Monday through Thursday before re-opening for daily operation next Friday.   Willard man faces forgery charges A man from Willard faces possible jail time for falsification. In 2015, 22 year-old Alejandro Lopez was indicted by a Huron County grand jury for the fifth-degree felony of forgery; which was later reduced by a plea deal. Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway suspended Lopez’s 150 days in jail; which Lopez could serve if found to have violated his probation.   Man arrested after high speed chase in Sandusky A Sandusky man was arrested after a high speed chase early Wednesday morning. 37 year-old Dashaun Grant allegedly drove fast and recklessly through town after Sandusky Police tried to stop him when they noticed his headlights were not on. Grant faces charges including fleeing and eluding and driving under suspension.   Changes coming for the Monroeville School Board The Monroeville School Board is looking for new board members. Sandy Lonz, Scott Sparks and Brian Watt will no longer be on the board going forward. Lonz opted for retirement, Sparks turned in a resignation letter last week and Watt resigned after a board meeting in mid-April.   Woman charged with domestic violence at Kalihari A Cuyahoga Falls woman was arrested after allegedly attacking her boyfriend at Kalihari Resort in Sandusky on Wednesday. The 25 year-old faces a domestic violence charge when she reportedly struck a man in the face several times after discovering he had likely cheated on her.   Norwalk Fire Department hosting ‘cinco De Mayo’ fundraiser tonight Norwalk Firefighters are celebrating ‘cinco De Mayo’. The ‘Fiesta’ takes place tonight from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at Christie Lane Industries ‘16 West Main’ location. All proceeds will benefit Norwalk Firefighters ‘Operation Warm’ which provides coats and winter wear to area children in need.   NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 5/5 A Flood Watch is in effect now through Saturday at 4:00 am. Today Rainy and breezy. High near 51. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. Tonight Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 44. Saturday Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. Sunday A chance of rain early. Otherwise mostly sunny, with a high near 54.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Cedar Point 2017 season begins this weekend

Opening weekend for Cedar Point has arrived.

The park opens its gate for its 148th season on Saturday.

Top Thrill Dragster is temporary changing its name to ‘Top Thrill Cubster’ on Saturday and Sunday after losing a 2016 World Series bet.

The park will close again Monday through Thursday before re-opening for daily operation next Friday.

 

Willard man faces forgery charges

A man from Willard faces possible jail time for falsification.

In 2015, 22 year-old Alejandro Lopez was indicted by a Huron County grand jury for fifth-degree felony forgery charges; and was later reduced by a plea deal.

Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway suspended Lopez’s 150 days in jail; which Lopez could serve if found to have violated his probation.

 

Man arrested after high speed chase in Sandusky

A Sandusky man was arrested after a high speed chase early Wednesday morning.

37 year-old Dashaun Grant allegedly drove fast and recklessly through town after Sandusky Police tried to stop him when they noticed his headlights were not on.

Grant faces charges including fleeing and eluding and driving under suspension.

 

Changes coming for the Monroeville School Board

The Monroeville School Board is looking for new board members.

Three board members – Sandy Lonz, Scott Sparks and Brian Watt – will no longer be on the board going forward.

Lonz opted for retirement, Sparks turned in a resignation letter last week and Watt resigned after a board meeting in mid-April.

 

Woman charged with domestic violence at Kalihari

A Cuyahoga Falls woman was arrested after allegedly attacking her boyfriend at Kalihari Resort in Sandusky on Wednesday.

The 25 year-old faces a domestic violence charge when she reportedly struck a man in the face several times after discovering he had likely cheated on her.

 

Norwalk Fire Department hosting ‘cinco De Mayo’ fundraiser tonight

Norwalk Firefighters are celebrating ‘cinco De Mayo’.

The ‘Fiesta’ takes place tonight from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at Christie Lane Industries ‘16 West Main’ location.

All proceeds will benefit Norwalk Firefighters ‘Operation Warm’ which provides coats and winter wear to area children in need.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 5/5

A Flood Watch is in effect now through Saturday at 4:00 am.

Today

Rainy and breezy. High near 51.

New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Tonight

Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 44.

Saturday

Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52.

Sunday

A chance of rain early.

Otherwise mostly sunny, with a high near 54.