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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Man indicted in Heather Bogle’s death

The local man accused in the killing of Clyde’s Heather Bogle has been indicted on two counts of aggravated murder by a special grand jury.

48 year-old Daniel Myers of Green Creek Township, near Clyde, could face the death penalty or life in prison if convicted.

The grand jury also believes that evidence points to Bogle’s death being sexually motivated.

Bogle was found shot and beaten in the trunk of her car in an apartment complex in Clyde in April of 2015.

Myers was a co-worker of Bogle.

 

Suspect in custody in connection with triple homicide in North Royalton

After an overnight standoff at a home on Valley Forge Drive in Brunswick, Police have taken a man into custody they believe is connected to a triple homicide in North Royalton.

Police confirmed that 45-year old George Brinkman is a suspect in the death of 45-year old Suzanne Taylor, and her daughters, 21-year-old Taylor Pifer and 18-year old Kylie Pifer.

The three family members were found by a friend Sunday night at a home in North Royalton.

 

Good samaritans save Lorain woman from fiery home

A Lorain woman has three strangers to thank for her being here today.

Yesterday a duplex on Elyria Avenue in Lorain caught fire.

As the flames started to take the home, Maria Otero and her children were able to exit the building, but her mother Ramona remained up stars on the second floor.

Three men, who were passing by the home, dared the flames, reaching Ramona and bringing her out safely.

After being thanked, the men left the scene claiming, they needed to get to work.

The Lorian Fire department extinguished the fire a short time later. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

 

Sheffield Township man sent to prison for attack on two women

A Sheffield township man has received a 14 year prison sentence for a brutal attack on two women a year ago.

29-year old Jonathan McCann attacked Christa Waters and his then girlfriend Jesika Buckosh at her Sheffield township home back on August 25.

According to the police report, McCann was armed with a knife that night. He used it against Waters, attempting to stab her twice in the abdomen, slicing her face and nearly severing two of her fingers.

In the attack, he also broke Buckosh’s arm.

 

Lorain auxiliary Police Officer injured in crash

A Lorain auxiliary police officer was treated at Mercy Medical Center after a Sheffield Township car wreck Monday morning on Elyria Avenue near Lincoln Boulevard..

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, 72-year old David Calabrese of Lorain, was driving a police cruiser home after working a midnight shift.

On his drive home, Calabrese rear-ended another car then went off the road, hit a mailbox and a guy wire before coming to a stop in a ditch.

The driver of the other car was un-injured, while Calabrese was taken to the hospital, where he was examined. The crash remains under investigation.

 

Wellington man hurt in motorcycle accident

A Wellington Man is in the hospital after crashing his Motorcycle on Monday.

The Ohio Highway Patrol said 24-year old Aaron Martin was riding without a helmet when he fell on state root 303 by Chamberlain Road.

The trooper on the scene said Martin was conscious and alert but likely had a broken leg.

Martin nor the officers at the scene are sure what caused the crash.

 

Patrol Post planning OVI checkpoint later on this week

The Sandusky Post of the Highway Patrol has announced that an OVI checkpoint will take place in the area later this week.

The county of the checkpoint will be announced the day prior; with the exact location announced the morning of the checkpoint.

 

St. Paul grad honored for saving drowning woman

A Norwalk Saint Paul grad has been awarded for saving a woman’s life.

On April 26th, 25 year-old Zachary Service, along with three co-workers for a property manager in Mayfield Heights, pulled a drowning woman from the bottom of a 9-foot pool; with Service giving her CPR until paramedics arrived.

The 2010 Saint Paul graduate was given the Public Service Cross at last week’s council meeting in Mayfield Heights.

 

Elyria woman accused of killing boyfriend asking court for time with her children

An Elyria Woman convicted of killing her boyfriend has asked the court for two weeks of freedom to spend with her two children.

Nicole Villegas is accused of shooting and killing her boyfriend 36-year old Lamar Capers back on November 24th, 2014.

Judge Mark Betleski denied the request  saying he doesn’t believe that would be a good idea, citing Villegas was not only a flight risk, but do to past drug issues could be a danger to herself.

Villegas is due back in court on June 26 for charges related to drugs.

 

Huron bridge work delays continue

The Huron Memorial Bridge project will be delayed once again.

After previous setbacks, the U.S. 6 bridge work will again be hindered after ODOT officials refused to allow the lowest-bidding contractor to perform cosmetic-related tasks; such as painting, due to not meeting qualifications and requirements.

The project originally scheduled to finish in 2014, is now expected to be completed by no later than 2019.

 

Lorain City Council discusses sewer rate hike

Lorain’s City Council’s Streets and Utilities Committee held an open forum for the public Monday night regarding the proposed sewer hike for the city’s residents.

Some people voiced their displeasure to the situation saying they could not afford the proposed hike, and asking the city to find other avenues to get the money.

After requiring the city to upgrade their sewer system, in March the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency allowed the city to table the project to help cut costs.

The city’s proposed plan would see the average resident’s sewer rates raise about six dollars a month.

 

Sandusky Fire Department 5K going on next month

Pre-registration is now underway for the Sandusky Fire Department 5K.

The 5K walk-run and kids 1K is set to take place Saturday, July 1st at Fire Station Number 1.

Registration is $20; but those that pre-register by June 22nd can save five dollars.

All event proceeds go to the Sandusky Firefighter’s Charity Fund.

 

Sandusky concert series to start tonight

The 2017 Gazebo Concert Series in Sandusky begins tonight.

The music gets underway in Washington Park at 7:00 pm with the Sandusky Choral Society.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 6/13

Today

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.

 

Wednesday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85.

 

Thursday

Showers and thunderstorms likely.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85

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Monday, June 12, 2017

No charges to be filed in Willard boy’s death

No charges will be filed in the death of 14 year-old Willard student Caleb Hershiser from an apparent suicide on April 2nd.

An investigation report released by the Huron County Prosecutor’s Office to the Sandusky Register said there was nothing found that indicated the cause of his death to be related to a criminal act or provocation such as bullying.

The report included interviews with family members, friends, teachers and local residents.

A two-month investigation was launched after police received a tip involving possible bullying.

 

Results from Norwalk OVI Checkpoint

Results have been released from Friday night’s OVI Checkpoint in Norwalk.

Authorities checked close to 600 vehicles for signs of impairment with no arrests made in the checkpoint zone on U.S. 250 just south of Lais Road.

One driver was arrested for OVI though just south of Norwalk during the hours of the checkpoint’s operation.

 

Two arrested in Norwalk for burglary

Two Norwalk men have been arrested for their involvement in a break-in at a residence on Seminary Street early Saturday morning.

18 year-old Michael Franklin and 20 year-old Scott Rigg were both charged with aggravated burglary after Norwalk Police reportedly received a call that the two men had broken a second story window and entered a home.

Rigg was also charged with resisting arrest and theft of a firearm; with Franklin receiving an additional charge of underage alcohol consumption.

 

Two hurt in Huron Township crash

A Norwalk woman was injured in a crash Friday night in Huron Township.

25 year-old Bethany Springer was a passenger in a vehicle in the 4000 block of U.S. 6 eastbound that crossed the center line and hit a vehicle going westbound.

Springer and the driver, a 22 year-old Pennsylvania man, were transported to Firelands Regional Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The other vehicle’s driver was not injured.

Fatigue is a likely factor in the crash.

 

Erie County household hazardous waste collection event happening soon

The Erie County Landfill is holding a household hazardous waste collection event later this month.

Those wishing to participate must pre-register by this Thursday (June 15th).

The June 24th collection event is only open to Erie County residents meaning no businesses or contractors.

More information can be found at www.ErieCountyRecycles.com.

 

Norwalk football field bleacher board removal happening Saturday

Norwalk City Schools are looking for the public’s help in removing bleacher boards at Whitney Field this Saturday.

‘Whitney Field Work Day’ takes place from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm; with boards to be removed from the bleacher structure of the home side of the football stadium; in preparation of new aluminum planking.

All skill levels are invited.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 6/12

Today

Sunny, with a high near 91.

 

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 72.

 

Tuesday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Partly sunny, with a high near 90.

 

Wednesday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Two men plead ‘not guilty’ to charges involving woman found dead of drug overdose in ditch

Two of three men accused of leaving a woman, overdosing on drugs,in a field in Elyria have pled ‘not guilty’ to ‘reckless homicide’.

The body of 29 year old Naomi Caulfield was found off Old Fowl Road on April 11th.

Greg Ralston and Anthony Barker were arraigned yesterday.

A third suspect, Christopher Williams The Second, will have his case heard by the Lorain County Grand Jury.

 

Shiloh teen killed in car crash

A Shiloh teen died in a two-vehicle crash early Thursday morning in northern Richland County.

According to the Highway Patrol, Dylan Patton failed to stop at the stop sign on Dininger Road at Ohio 61 and collided with another vehicle; resulting in his truck flipping over into a ditch.

Patton was 17 years-old.

 

Lorain County man pleads ‘not guilty’  in connection with mutli-vehicle fatal crash

A Lorain County man has pled ‘not guilty’ to traffic and drug charges stemming from a fatal crash in Elyria earlier this year.

Prosecutors say, 34 year old Donald Books had marijuana in his system when he allegedly triggered a multi-vehicle crash that killed 6 year old Alia Bailey.

 

Grafton man dies in lawnmower accident

Funeral arrangements are being made for a Grafton Township man involved in a lawnmower mishap.

The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office says, 58 year old Wesley Holstein of Grafton-Eastern Road died Wednesday night when his riding lawnmower overturned in a ditch and landed on top of him.

 

Medical marijuana ban to be voted on by Sandusky city commissioners

On Monday, Sandusky’s city commissioners will vote on legislation that could make the city eligible to host a company for the legal cultivation of medical marijuana.

The vote concerns the lifting of a medical marijuana ban that was put in place last August.

There are 24 available licenses statewide; which need to be applied for by the end of this month.

 

OVI checkpoint tonight in Huron County

The Ohio State Highway Patrol has announced that tonight’s OVI Checkpoint in Huron County will be located on US 250 near Lais Road.

It will take place from 9:00 to 11:00 pm.

 

Reward now $2,500 in Perry’s Memorial vandalizing incident

A reward of $2,500 is now in place for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for vandalizing Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial on Put-in-Bay.

In mid-May, it’s believed that at least one person climbed a fence around a column and vandalized the memorial; which was closed for restoration work.

The reward is being offered by the Lake Erie Heritage Foundation and National Park Service.

 

Former Greenwich man to spend a year-and-a-half in prison for gun theft

A man formerly from Greenwich has been sentenced to 16 months in prison.

35 year-old Jonathan Fisher, now of Ashland, faces prison time for violating his probation in relation to a 2014 incident in which he plead guilty to the theft of a firearm from a Greenwich mobile home.

 

Portion of Milan Avenue to be closed next week in Norwalk

Beginning on Monday, Milan Avenue will be completely closed to traffic between Marshall and Main streets in Norwalk.

The closure is due to extensive road work from the Milan Avenue Improvement Project.

 

National walleye fishing tournament continues in Lorain

Hundreds of people who love fishing are back in the water off Lorain for the second day of Cabela’s National Team Walleye Championship.

They’re competing for a quarter-of-a-million-dollars in cash and prizes.

The tournament continues through tomorrow.

Their ‘catch’ will be processed and donated to “Family Promise of Lorain County.

 

‘Imagine Norwalk’ taking place tonight

The first ‘Imagine Norwalk’ of the season happens tonight.

The art and music festival takes place in Norwalk’s historic uptown business district.

Tonight is the first of eight planned ‘Imagine Norwalk’ events.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 6/9

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.

 

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

 

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 87.

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Shiloh teen killed in car crash

A Shiloh teen died in a two-vehicle crash early Thursday morning in northern Richland County.

According to the Highway Patrol, Dylan Patton failed to stop at the stop sign on Dininger Road at Ohio 61 and collided with another vehicle; resulting in his truck flipping over into a ditch.

Patton was 17 years-old.

 

Medical marijuana ban to be voted on by Sandusky city commissioners

On Monday, Sandusky’s city commissioners will vote on legislation that could make the city eligible to host a company for the legal cultivation of medical marijuana.

The vote concerns the lifting of a medical marijuana ban that was put in place last August.

There are 24 available licenses statewide; which need to be applied for by the end of this month.

 

OVI checkpoint tonight in Huron County

The Ohio State Highway Patrol has announced that tonight’s OVI Checkpoint in Huron County will be located on US 250 near Lais Road.

It will take place from 9:00 to 11:00 pm.

 

Reward now $2,500 in Perry’s Memorial vandalizing incident

A reward of $2,500 is now in place for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for vandalizing Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial on Put-in-Bay.

In mid-May, it’s believed that at least one person climbed a fence around a column and vandalized the memorial; which was closed for restoration work.

The reward is being offered by the Lake Erie Heritage Foundation and National Park Service.

 

Former Greenwich man to spend a year-and-a-half in prison for gun theft

A man formerly from Greenwich has been sentenced to 16 months in prison.

35 year-old Jonathan Fisher, now of Ashland, faces prison time for violating his probation in relation to a 2014 incident in which he plead guilty to the theft of a firearm from a Greenwich mobile home.

 

Portion of Milan Avenue to be closed next week in Norwalk

Beginning on Monday, Milan Avenue will be completely closed to traffic between Marshall and Main streets in Norwalk.

The closure is due to extensive road work from the Milan Avenue Improvement Project.

 

‘Imagine Norwalk’ taking place tonight

The first ‘Imagine Norwalk’ of the season happens tonight.

The art and music festival takes place in Norwalk’s historic uptown business district.

Tonight is the first of eight planned ‘Imagine Norwalk’ events.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 6/9

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.

 

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

 

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 87.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Willard woman faces jail time in boyfriend’s overdose death

A Willard woman has been sentenced to prison time in connection with her boyfriend’s drug overdose death last November.

35 year-old Tara Thacker was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison in Huron County Common Pleas Court.

Thacker plead guilty in April to involuntary manslaughter.

She’s believed by authorities to have left 41 year-old Jeffrey Gibson of Lorain in a ditch near Mercy Health-Willard Hospital.

 

Norwalk City Council gives their OK for fire station construction

A resolution has been passed by Norwalk City Council to advertise and receive bids for the building of the city’s new fire station.

The station to be constructed on Whittlesey Avenue will cost somewhere around $4 million.

The resolution includes the authorization of a contract after the bidding process.

 

Highway Patrol to hold OVI checkpoint in Huron County

The Ohio State Highway Patrol will hold an OVI checkpoint in Huron County on Friday evening.

The exact location of the checkpoint will be announced tomorrow morning.

 

North Central EMS to have their own helicopter

North Central EMS in Milan now has its’ own medical helicopter.

The chopper will not be linked to any hospital; meaning patients can be taken to the facilities of their choosing.

North Central EMS had previously used Mercy LifeFlight for services.

The new helicopter service will likely begin at the end of August.

 

Two people hurt in crash near Port Clinton

A one-vehicle crash in Erie Township Wednesday left two people injured.

79 year-old Ronald Appenfelder of Port Clinton faces a charge of ‘failure to control’ after driving on Ohio 2 near Port Clinton where he went off the road and into a ditch where he rolled his car; eventually hitting a mailbox and parked car.

Appenfelder and his wife were taken to Magruder Hospital for treatment.

It’s believed that he fell asleep at the wheel.

 

Illegal gaming machines seized locally by Ohio Casino Control Commission

An investigation by the Ohio Casino Control Commission uncovered three businesses in Erie, Huron and Sandusky Counties operating machines that paid out cash prizes in violation of Ohio law.

The ‘Do Drop In’ in Sandusky, Willard and Tiffin along with the ‘Patterson Residence’ in Willard and ‘Moore Residence’ in Bellevue received search warrants Wednesday that resulted in the seizure of cash, documents and gaming machines.

No charges have been filed as the investigation is ongoing.

 

Fisher-Titus receives $15,000 grant from Elks Lodge

Fisher-Titus Medical Center has received a $15,000 grant from Norwalk Elks Lodge 730.

The grant money will be used by the hospital’s Pediatric Therapy Department to help assist with programs for patients with cerebral palsy.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 6/8

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.

 

Friday

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Partly sunny, with a high near 75.

 

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Willard woman faces jail time in boyfriend’s overdose death

A Willard woman has been sentenced to prison time in connection with her boyfriend’s drug overdose death last November.

35 year-old Tara Thacker was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison in Huron County Common Pleas Court.

Thacker plead guilty in April to involuntary manslaughter.

She’s believed by authorities to have left 41 year-old Jeffrey Gibson of Lorain in a ditch near Mercy Health-Willard Hospital.

 

Norwalk City Council gives their OK for fire station construction

A resolution has been passed by Norwalk City Council to advertise and receive bids for the building of the city’s new fire station.

The station to be constructed on Whittlesey Avenue will cost somewhere around $4 million.

The resolution includes the authorization of a contract after the bidding process.

 

Highway Patrol to hold OVI checkpoint in Huron County

The Ohio State Highway Patrol will hold an OVI checkpoint in Huron County on Friday evening.

The exact location of the checkpoint will be announced tomorrow morning.

 

Sentence given to men involved in Elyria arson

A 200-dollar fine and one year probation…

That’s the sentence given two men who pled ‘guilty’ to misdemeanor

arson charges.

Ken Hyatt and Tim Sextella were accused of being part of a plan to set on fire, a home on West River Road in Elyria, to collect insurance-money.

 

North Central EMS to have their own helicopter

North Central EMS in Milan now has its’ own medical helicopter.

The chopper will not be linked to any hospital; meaning patients can be taken to the facilities of their choosing.

North Central EMS had previously used Mercy LifeFlight for services.

The new helicopter service will likely begin at the end of August.

 

Two people hurt in crash near Port Clinton

A one-vehicle crash in Erie Township Wednesday left two people injured.

79 year-old Ronald Appenfelder of Port Clinton faces a charge of ‘failure to control’ after driving on Ohio 2 near Port Clinton where he went off the road and into a ditch where he rolled his car; eventually hitting a mailbox and parked car.

Appenfelder and his wife were taken to Magruder Hospital for treatment.

It’s believed that he fell asleep at the wheel.

 

Elyria School Board approves plans for new football stadium

The Elyria School Board has endorsed plans for the school system’s new athletic complex, and will now send those blueprints to the city’s planning-commission.

Plans call for a 5-thousand-seat stadium, a field house and a practice-area for the Pioneer Marching Band.

The stadium is expected to be ready for the 2018 school year.

 

Illegal gaming machines seized locally by Ohio Casino Control Commission

An investigation by the Ohio Casino Control Commission uncovered three businesses in Erie, Huron and Sandusky Counties operating machines that paid out cash prizes in violation of Ohio law.

The ‘Do Drop In’ in Sandusky, Willard and Tiffin along with the ‘Patterson Residence’ in Willard and ‘Moore Residence’ in Bellevue received search warrants Wednesday that resulted in the seizure of cash, documents and gaming machines.

No charges have been filed as the investigation is ongoing.

 

Meijer buys old Super Kmart building in Lorain

Meijer is expanding its reach in northern Ohio.

We’ve told you how they’ve bought property in Avon for a store planned for 2019.

Now, they’ve bought the closed Super Kmart in Lorain and hope to open in 2020.

The Super-K would be demolished, and Meijer would build from the

ground up.

 

Fisher-Titus receives $15,000 grant from Elks Lodge

Fisher-Titus Medical Center has received a $15,000 grant from Norwalk Elks Lodge 730.

The grant money will be used by the hospital’s Pediatric Therapy Department to help assist with programs for patients with cerebral palsy.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 6/8

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.

 

Friday

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Partly sunny, with a high near 75.

 

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

School board investigating video of South Central principal wrestling with student 

The school board at South Central is looking into a video posted online by a parent that shows high school principal Thomas Hellickson wrestling with another student in a school hallway while other students watched.

Hellickson is also acting superintendent at South Central.

The student told the school board Monday night that it was all in fun and considers it ‘bonding’, as he’s a wrestler at South Central and Hellickson is a wrestling coach at Mapleton High School.

 

St. Paul football team helps get ready for ‘The Wall That Heals’ arrival

The traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial, ‘The Wall That Heals’, will be on location in Bellevue in just over two weeks.

Area high school student athletes helped prepare as players and coaches of the Saint Paul High School football team in Norwalk on Tuesday filled 500 sand bags to be used as bunkers.

The half-scale replica will be set up at Central Park in Bellevue June 22nd through 25th; which includes a motorcycle memorial escort on the 21st in Sandusky, Norwalk and Monroeville.

 

Animals taken from abandoned home in Bellevue

Bellevue Police rescued animals from an abandoned house on Sunday night.

They were called to the 100 block of Hamilton Street where they found five cats, two dogs and a deceased dog.

The animals were taken in by the humane society and dog warden.

No charges have been filed.  The situation is under investigation.

 

Sandusky woman arrested for allegedly pouring hot water on sister

A Sandusky woman has been charged with assault and domestic violence after she allegedly poured hot water on her sister and sister’s boyfriend.

It happened Saturday when 18 year-old Brooklyn Flournoy reportedly became angry with her sibling and boyfriend.

Her sister was treated for burns on her left arm, side and lower back.

The man suffered blistering on his ear.

 

Appraising Team  in Erie County this week

Today through Friday, a vehicle with an “Erie County Auditor” sign on it will be in Groton and Oxford Townships.

An appraising team will be taking pictures of buildings throughout Erie County, to be used for 2018 property revaluation.

 

Norwalk Area United Fund looking for books

The Norwalk Area United Fund is in need of books for their “1, 2, 3, Read to Me” Program.

Books can be dropped off at their office on East Seminary Street Monday through Friday.

They are looking to fill their multiple shelves around Norwalk that are used to help encourage kids to eat.

 

Summer concert series begins tonight in Norwalk

Norwalk’s annual summer concert series gets underway tonight at the Norwalk reservoir.

Music begins at 6:30 pm with ‘The Heartbeats’.

Bring a blanket and lawn chair if you plan to attend.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 6/7

Today

Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers. High near 64.

 

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 58.

 

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.

 

Friday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Partly sunny, with a high near 74.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Vermilion man seriously injured in motorcycle accident

Alcohol is a suspected factor in a motorcycle crash that left a Vermilion man seriously hurt early Sunday morning in Huron County.

24 year-old Matthew McQueen suffered serious leg injuries when he lost control of his cycle on State Route 61 near Norwalk; drove off the road and struck a guard rail.

 

Arrests down this year at Bike Week

Law enforcement says arrests were down for the most part during last week’s Ohio Bike Week event in Sandusky.

The Sandusky Police Department made nine arrests with only one of those nine people going to jail.  That compares to 25 arrests last year.  The Sandusky PD covered areas from Adams Street to the Lake Erie shores and Wayne Street to Jackson Street.

The Erie County Sheriff’s Department only reported three crimes during Bike Week as they policed the Erie County Fairgrounds events.  Just one arrest was made at the fairgrounds a year ago.

 

Patrol plans OVI sobriety checkpoint this week in Huron County

The Ohio State Highway Patrol Norwalk Post will operate an OVI checkpoint in the area this week.

The county where the checkpoint will take place will be announced the day prior to the checkpoint; with the location to be announced the morning of the checkpoint.

 

Truck driver in Sandusky cited for taking down wires

A man driving a semi truck in Sandusky has been cited for knocking down overhead wires with his vehicle.

35 year-old Brandon Hill allegedly drove his truck down Carr and Tyler Streets Sunday afternoon; where the truck took down internet and telephone lines.

 

‘Images of Norwalk’ book on sale June 11

A book featuring the history of Norwalk has been published just in time for the city’s bicentennial celebration.

“Images of Norwalk” includes 200 vintage photos along with information about the founding of The Maple City.

The book can be purchased starting June 11th at the Firelands Historical Society and Huron County Chamber of Commerce in Norwalk.

 

Rally’s and Denny’s now closed in Sandusky

Two restaurants in Sandusky have closed their doors.

Rally’s on East Perkins Avenue has closed to make room for the re-location of Kroger’s gas station.

Denny’s on Milan Road shut down for good a few weeks ago.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 6/6

Today

A chance of afternoon showers.

Increasing clouds, with a high near 67.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 55.

 

Wednesday

A chance of morning showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67.

 

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.

Monday, June 5, 2017

State Patrol investigating fatal Huron County crash

Two Sandusky women were seriously injured in a Saturday crash in Huron County that claimed the life of a Mansfield woman.

20 year-old Taquila McGill was driving on State Route 13 near Omega Road in Fitchville Township when she overcorrected and went left of center; striking a 74 year-old Mansfield woman’s vehicle head-on.

Mary Ann Nore died at Cleveland Metro.

McGill was taken by Life Flight to Cleveland Metro while her passenger, 18 year-old Jade Shumate, was transported to Fisher-Titus in Norwalk.

 

New London woman faces burglary charges

A New London woman has been indicted on burglary charges.

41 year-old Kimberly Messersmith has been charged with two counts of burglary after a security camera reportedly showed her breaking into a neighbor’s home and stealing money.

 

Perkins superintendent has contract renewed

Perkins Schools has renewed the contract of Superintendent Jodie Hausmann.

The Sandusky Register reports that Hausmann was been awarded with a five-year deal running through July of 2022.  She will make $135,000 in the first year of the contract; with one to one-and-a-half percent annual raises in the years to follow.

The school district is likely to be removed from fiscal caution this summer according to a five-year forecast.  The school has been there since June of last year.

 

Texas man facing charges after allegedly causing Danbury crash that injured two people

A man from Texas is facing two vehicular assault charges and a charge of operating a vehicle under the influence for allegedly causing an injury crash in Danbury Township.

According to the Ohio Highway Patrol, 25 year-old Max Westland failed to yield to an approaching vehicle; where he struck a Dodge Dakota.

A 24 year-old Port Clinton man and girl from Marblehead were seriously injured in the crash on Friday near Ohio Route’s 2 and 269.

 

City of Norwalk to receive $300,000 to help clean up West Side neighborhood

The U.S. EPA has put aside $300,000 to help the City of Norwalk clean up and redevelop vacant and unused properties.

The federal money will go towards the purification of the West Side neighborhood and nearby business area.

A start or end date for the work has not yet been announced.

 

Norwalk Finance Director to retire

Norwalk’s longtime Finance Director has announced her retirement.

Diane Eschen will step aside after 45 years of service.

Her retirement is effective August 31st.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 6/5

Today

Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 74.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55.

Tuesday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66.

Wednesday

A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65

Friday, June 2, 2017

Clyde man charged in Bogle homicide

An arrest has been made in the death of Clyde’s Heather Bogle from two years ago.

Clyde resident, 48 year-old Daniel Myers, a co-worker of Bogle’s, was charged Thursday by the Sandusky County Sheriff’s Office with aggravated murder and aggravated robbery.  The arrest took place at a campground in Lindsey, northwest of Fremont.

Bogle’s body was found shot and beaten in the trunk of her car at an apartment complex parking lot in Clyde in April of 2015.  Bogle was 28 years-old at the time.

A motive for the murder is being investigated.

 

Norwalk man faces jail time on firearm charge

A Norwalk man has been sentenced to jail time for improperly handling a firearm in a vehicle.

32 year-old Philip Bertram will spend at least six months in jail from an October 2016 incident in which he was convicted by a jury in a three-day trial in April.

 

Bellevue man charged with domestic violence

A Bellevue man is facing domestic violence charges after an incident involving his girlfriend and her son.

On Wednesday, 46 year-old Andrew McDivitt allegedly shoved his girlfriend’s son, causing a closet door to break, after an argument with his girlfriend, in which he also shoved her.

An arrest warrant was signed after McDivitt ,who had left the home before authorities arrived, failed to turn himself in.

 

New levy being considered in Bellevue

City officials in Bellevue are considering placing a permanent one percent income tax levy on a future ballot.

The money would go into the general fund for police and fire departments, the street department and compost site.

It would replace a current half percent renewal levy.

 

Norwalk grad  on ‘Wheel of Fortune’ today

A 2012 Norwalk High School grad will appear on an episode of “Wheel of Fortune” tonight.

Nate Kaczor, a current senior at Bowling Green State University majoring in exercise science, filmed the episode three to four months ago in Los Angeles.

How did Kaczor fare on the show?  You’ll have to tune in to find out.

 

Norwalk recycling event to be held tomorrow

An Environmental Day event will be held tomorrow in Norwalk.

From 10:00 am to 12 noon, residents can drop off recyclable electronic items such as computers and cell phones; as well as paper products, in the parking lot of the old K-Mart building.

TVs will not be collected.

Gently used clothing will also be accepted

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 6/2

Today

Sunny, with a high near 77.

 

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 56.

 

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

 

Sunday

Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a high near 80.