News

Monday, October 8th, 2018

Huron County/Norwalk man convicted of involuntary manslaughter out of prison

A 23-year-old man formerly of Norwalk, who pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter, has been released from prison after being incarcerated for less than 10 months.

Kendal Scheid was sentenced last December to three years behind bars in connection with the 2016 stabbing death of his 23-year-old college roommate at Akron, Duncan Unternaher of Newark; which Akron Police said occurred during a drunken argument over fast food.

Summit County Common Pleas Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands granted Scheid the early release; saying she told him he would be let out early if he behaved in prison.

Scheid was placed on four years probation.

 

Erie County/Man from Milan guilty of rape

A Milan man could spend life in prison after being found guilty Friday on multiple counts of rape and gross sexual imposition charges involving a young girl.

Milan Police arrested 36-year-old Nickolas Moore in March of 2017 following an investigation.

 

Sandusky County/Clyde babysitter’s conviction overturned by state court

A Clyde babysitter is headed back to court after being convicted of harming a 5-month-old infant; who suffered brain hemorrhages from a fall.

38-year-old Chantal Thoss was sentenced to eight years in prison in 2016; but a state appeals court has ruled that she deserves a new trial due to evidence issues.

 

Erie County/Sandusky apartment fire

A 33-year-old man was hospitalized following an apartment fire Friday evening in Sandusky.

According to fire officials, the blaze broke out in an upstairs apartment in the 400 block of Hendry Street; and was extinguished in about 15 minutes.

The fire is under investigation.

 

Erie County/Woman hurt when man breaks in

A Sandusky woman was treated for a serious cut to her head after she said a man broke in to her East Farewell Street home Friday night and attacked her.

Police charged 46-year-old Marvin Roberts of Sandusky with aggravated burglary and felonious assault after tracking him down at his home on Third Street.

 

Huron County/Norwalk Fire Department offers fire safety tips

This is Fire Prevention Week…with the Norwalk Fire Department promoting this year’s theme of “Look, Listen, Learn.  Fire can happen anywhere.”

According to the National Fire Protection Association; statistics show that the number of U.S. home fires has been steadily declining over the past few decades.

However, the death rate per 1,000 reported home fires was 10 percent higher in 2016 than in 1980.

 

Erie County/Sandusky the best retirement option in Ohio

Where’s the best place to retire in Ohio?

Sandusky…according to a list from Forbes.

The magazine looked at data from over 650 cities in the country where they compared factors such as the cost of living, crime rates, doctor availability and the housing market.

Parma finished second on the list.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

MONDAY, OCTOBER 8TH, 2018

 

Today – Columbus Day

Patchy fog this morning.  Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 85.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.

 

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

 

Wednesday

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

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Monday, October 8th, 2018

Huron County/Norwalk man convicted of involuntary manslaughter out of prison

A 23-year-old man formerly of Norwalk, who pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter, has been released from prison after being incarcerated for less than 10 months.

Kendal Scheid was sentenced last December to three years behind bars in connection with the 2016 stabbing death of his 23-year-old college roommate at Akron, Duncan Unternaher of Newark; which Akron Police said occurred during a drunken argument over fast food.

Summit County Common Pleas Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands granted Scheid the early release; saying she told him he would be let out early if he behaved in prison.

Scheid was placed on four years probation.

 

Erie County/Man from Milan guilty of rape

A Milan man could spend life in prison after being found guilty Friday on multiple counts of rape and gross sexual imposition charges involving a young girl.

Milan Police arrested 36-year-old Nickolas Moore in March of 2017 following an investigation.

 

Sandusky County/Clyde babysitter’s conviction overturned by state court

A Clyde babysitter is headed back to court after being convicted of harming a 5-month-old infant; who suffered brain hemorrhages from a fall.

38-year-old Chantal Thoss was sentenced to eight years in prison in 2016; but a state appeals court has ruled that she deserves a new trial due to evidence issues.

 

Erie County/Sandusky apartment fire

A 33-year-old man was hospitalized following an apartment fire Friday evening in Sandusky.

According to fire officials, the blaze broke out in an upstairs apartment in the 400 block of Hendry Street; and was extinguished in about 15 minutes.

The fire is under investigation.

 

Erie County/Woman hurt when man breaks in

A Sandusky woman was treated for a serious cut to her head after she said a man broke in to her East Farewell Street home Friday night and attacked her.

Police charged 46-year-old Marvin Roberts of Sandusky with aggravated burglary and felonious assault after tracking him down at his home on Third Street.

 

Huron County/Norwalk Fire Department offers fire safety tips

This is Fire Prevention Week…with the Norwalk Fire Department promoting this year’s theme of “Look, Listen, Learn.  Fire can happen anywhere.”

According to the National Fire Protection Association; statistics show that the number of U.S. home fires has been steadily declining over the past few decades.

However, the death rate per 1,000 reported home fires was 10 percent higher in 2016 than in 1980.

 

Erie County/Sandusky the best retirement option in Ohio

Where’s the best place to retire in Ohio?

Sandusky…according to a list from Forbes.

The magazine looked at data from over 650 cities in the country where they compared factors such as the cost of living, crime rates, doctor availability and the housing market.

Parma finished second on the list.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

MONDAY, OCTOBER 8TH, 2018

 

Today – Columbus Day

Patchy fog this morning.  Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 85.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.

 

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

 

Wednesday

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

  Read more...

This article is copyright ©  K96 Country - WKFM 96.1

Monday, October 8th, 2018

Huron County/Norwalk man convicted of involuntary manslaughter out of prison

A 23-year-old man formerly of Norwalk, who pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter, has been released from prison after being incarcerated for less than 10 months.

Kendal Scheid was sentenced last December to three years behind bars in connection with the 2016 stabbing death of his 23-year-old college roommate at Akron, Duncan Unternaher of Newark; which Akron Police said occurred during a drunken argument over fast food.

Summit County Common Pleas Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands granted Scheid the early release; saying she told him he would be let out early if he behaved in prison.

Scheid was placed on four years probation.

 

Erie County/Man from Milan guilty of rape

A Milan man could spend life in prison after being found guilty Friday on multiple counts of rape and gross sexual imposition charges involving a young girl.

Milan Police arrested 36-year-old Nickolas Moore in March of 2017 following an investigation.

 

Sandusky County/Clyde babysitter’s conviction overturned by state court

A Clyde babysitter is headed back to court after being convicted of harming a 5-month-old infant; who suffered brain hemorrhages from a fall.

38-year-old Chantal Thoss was sentenced to eight years in prison in 2016; but a state appeals court has ruled that she deserves a new trial due to evidence issues.

 

Erie County/Sandusky apartment fire

A 33-year-old man was hospitalized following an apartment fire Friday evening in Sandusky.

According to fire officials, the blaze broke out in an upstairs apartment in the 400 block of Hendry Street; and was extinguished in about 15 minutes.

The fire is under investigation.

 

Erie County/Woman hurt when man breaks in

A Sandusky woman was treated for a serious cut to her head after she said a man broke in to her East Farewell Street home Friday night and attacked her.

Police charged 46-year-old Marvin Roberts of Sandusky with aggravated burglary and felonious assault after tracking him down at his home on Third Street.

 

Huron County/Norwalk Fire Department offers fire safety tips

This is Fire Prevention Week…with the Norwalk Fire Department promoting this year’s theme of “Look, Listen, Learn.  Fire can happen anywhere.”

According to the National Fire Protection Association; statistics show that the number of U.S. home fires has been steadily declining over the past few decades.

However, the death rate per 1,000 reported home fires was 10 percent higher in 2016 than in 1980.

 

Erie County/Sandusky the best retirement option in Ohio

Where’s the best place to retire in Ohio?

Sandusky…according to a list from Forbes.

The magazine looked at data from over 650 cities in the country where they compared factors such as the cost of living, crime rates, doctor availability and the housing market.

Parma finished second on the list.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

MONDAY, OCTOBER 8TH, 2018

 

Today – Columbus Day

Patchy fog this morning.  Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 85.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.

 

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

 

Wednesday

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

Friday, October 5th, 2018

Ottawa County/Put-in-Bay Village Officials Indicted

Two Put-in-Bay officials have been indicted by an Ottawa County Grand Jury on public corruption charges stemming from a state probe into public corruption allegations within the village.

Mayor Bernard “Mack” McCann is alleged to have used his position as mayor to secure waterline project contracts for a business associate.

Former Fiscal Officer Kelly Niese is alleged to have disbursed village funds to herself without authorization of village council.

 

Huron County/Willard burglar going to prison

A convicted burglar and drug defendant from Willard is on his way to prison for 4-and-a-half years.

31-year-old Curtis Newsome pled guilty to burglary and drug charges after reaching a plea deal where prosecutors dismissed 10 felonies.

 

Huron County/Anti-bullying awareness events  

The family of a Willard teen whom they believe took his own life because of bullying has planned a couple of events in his memory during this National Bullying Awareness Month.

14-year-old Caleb Hershiser died in April of 2017.

A group picture is planned for Saturday in front of a billboard on Ohio Route 61 between Norwalk and Willard…the billboard picturing Caleb and the message “Bullying has to Stop”.

A chili-cook off will also take place October 27th at Willard Christian Alliance Church to raise money for a scholarship in Caleb’s memory.

 

Huron County/‘Failure to yield’ crashes a problem in the county

A reminder to Huron County drivers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol…

Crashes caused by the “failure to yield” violation accounted for 26% of the total injury and fatal crashes over the past three years in the county.

The Patrol is asking motorists to pay attention to which vehicles have the right-of-way and yield to them.

For the rest of 2018, Norwalk Troopers will maintain high visibility at all high crash intersections and will utilize strict enforcement of failure to yield violations to make Huron County roads safer.

 

Erie County/Fallen firefighters’ tribute

Erie County firefighters on Sunday will pay tribute to 13 local firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty.

The 24th annual “Silent Alarm” parade begins at 5:30 pm, running along Columbus Avenue in Sandusky; ending at the Erie County Firefighter’s Memorial by the county courthouse.

Fire equipment will be driving at a slow pace with lights flashing; but will not use their horns or sirens.

 

Erie County/EHOVE Career Center 50th birthday

EHOVE Career Center in Milan is celebrating 50 years this weekend.

A car show and complimentary brunch will be held Sunday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, including a rededication ceremony.

All former alumni and staff are invited to take tours of the facility.

 

Huron County/Smetzer Kitchen & Appliance Center wins award

An honor for a Norwalk business…

Smetzer Kitchen and Appliance Center has received the 2018 Brand-Source Dealer of the Year award for the Tri-State Region.

The awarded was handed out recently at Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

 

Huron County/Human Society “Bark in the Dark 5K” is Saturday

The Huron County Humane Society is holding a Halloween-themed fundraiser on Saturday.

The “Bark in the Dark 5-K” and Family Fun Event runs from 4:00 to 9:00 pm at the Huron County Fairgrounds in Norwalk…featuring games for dogs and children along with food and vendors…before wrapping up with a 5-K run.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5TH, 2018

Today

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible in the afternoon.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.

 

Saturday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 82.

 

Sunday

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

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Erie County/Sandusky police officer suspended

A 19-year veteran of the Sandusky Police Department has received a 30-day suspension after being arrested last month on felonies involving driving while intoxicated.

Erie County sheriff’s deputies pulled over Ken Gautschi on Fox Road near Kalahari Resorts on September 23rd.

Gautschi pled not guilty to all charges during his recent arraignment.

 

Ottawa County/Put-in-Bay mayor’s children face charges

The children of Put-in-Bay mayor Bernard McCann face charges related to a several-months long state investigation involving alleged wrongdoings by the island’s government officials, including the mayor.

Former councilman Michael McCann and former village council president Melinda McCann-Myers have been charged with multiple counts of conflict of interest.

 

Erie County/FRMC awarded $750,000 grant to fight drug epidemic

Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky has been given a $750,000 federal grant to help combat the opioid drug epidemic.

Initial plans for the grant, which is $250,000 per year for three years, is to use it for continued screening of ER patients that have signs of drug or alcohol abuse; or mental health issues.

 

Huron County/New Norwalk fire station set to open in a few weeks

The new fire station in Norwalk is coming along nicely said Fire Chief John Soisson to city council this week.

Power has been turned on at the new facility on Whittlesey Avenue with concrete being poured in the front parking lot and blacktop to be applied this week.

Chief Soisson said he expects to move in by the end of this month.

 

Erie County/Sandusky recycling bins to stay put for the time being

Sandusky city officials have come to terms with Republic Services to keep both of their recycling bins in place for at least the next six months.

Republic Services will receive $5,000 a month from the city over the next six months, negotiating down from $8,000 a month.

The bins are located on Cement Avenue by Lions Park and First Street near Cedar Point.

Republic Services had threatened to shut down each location because of increasing costs.

 

Huron County/Monroeville Sesquicentennial rescheduled

Monroeville’s 150th birthday celebration has been rescheduled for next Sunday, October 14th.

The two-day sesquicentennial event was planned for the first weekend in September, but was postponed due to rainy weather.

The celebration will now be a one-day-event featuring almost all of the original activities including a parade at 12 noon, a community picnic and photo and several kids’ events; except for Touch-a-Truck.

 

Erie County/Authors needed for Sandusky book fair

Calling all local authors…

The Sandusky Library is planning a book fair next April, featuring local authors.

Authors are invited to speak on panels and sell signed copies of their books.

A similar event was held in 2014.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4TH, 2018

Today

Showers and thunderstorms before noon; with temperatures falling to around 64 by 5:00 pm.

 

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 47.

 

Friday

A chance of showers, mainly in the afternoon.

Partly sunny, with a high near 67.

 

Saturday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83.

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

Erie County/Perkins Township family held hostage

A Perkins Township family was held hostage early Tuesday morning by two men, one of them armed, during an apparent home invasion.

Two suspects were arrested in connection with the incident in the 5600 block of Campbell Street after police say one of the home’s residents called 9-1-1 while hiding under a bed.

29-year-old Robert Walton and 31 year-old Ffence Light were both charged with felony abduction, aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery.

 

Erie County/Milan hitman suspect pleads guilty

A Milan woman accused of trying to hire a hitman to kill her former son-in-law has changed her plea to ‘guilty’.

70-year-old Sandra Haughawout faces up to 20 years in prison after being arrested in June for allegedly contracting a hitman, who was really an undercover FBI agent.

 

Bellevue/Murder suspect investigation

A Bellevue man accused of murder has been granted financial assistance from the courts to pay for his own investigation.

John Frost was arrested in July in the shooting of Curtis Gibbs who was allegedly killed in the hallway of Frost’s apartment.

Frost was given $750 by the Sandusky County Common Pleas, which is paying for services from a Toledo investigative company.

 

Erie County/Huron motel sued

A motel in Huron has been sued for $1.5 million by two people who claim their rights to privacy were infringed on.

Dashay Jones of Sandusky and Deonia Green of Lima say the Motel 6 in Huron provided sensitive information to a Sandusky police detective who searched their room and car without a warrant; where cocaine was allegedly found.

 

Local News/Gas prices

Pump prices are on their way up again…

Now…just a whisker away from 3-dollars-a-gallon…

No official word on what’s responsible for the increase…

 

Erie County/Anti-bullying presentation today

A free presentation for parents concerning social media harassment will be held tonight at 6:30 pm at the Sandusky State Theatre.

Recent Perkins High School graduate Britain Bennett will be joined by local politicians and law enforcement officials.

The event coincides with Bennett’s “SMART Parent Day” on Saturday; which is recognized in Erie County and could soon be statewide.

“SMART” …standing for social media awareness, respect and timing.

 

Huron County/Norwalk Old State Road project

City council in Norwalk Tuesday gave their stamp of approval to a couple of upcoming construction projects.

-Phase 4 of the Old State Road widening project from East Main Street to Cleveland Road…which involves applying for a $275,000 state grant.

-Resurfacing of about a mile of U.S. 20 within city limits…from the Maple City Ice interchange going westbound.

Both projects are slated to begin in 2020.

 

Huron County/Episcopal Diocese purchases Wakeman farm

A 90-acre farm on Ohio Route 60 in Wakeman has been purchased for nearly $3 ½ million dollars by the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio.

A diocese spokesman says they plan to repurpose six high-tech barns that are currently housing close to 80,000 chickens for educational and resource-conserving food production.

The farm also includes 15 summer camp cabins, 40 overnight rooms and a worship barn.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3RD, 2018

Today

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80.

 

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms, mainly overnight.  Low around 70.

 

Thursday

Showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the morning.  High near 73.

 

Friday

Partly sunny, with a high near 69.

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

Erie County/Shooting suspect in Sandusky charged with attempted murder

Authorities have charged a Sandusky man with attempted murder related to a shooting early Sandusky.

60-year-old Anthony Wright was already in jail on a charge of tampering with evidence in connection with the shooting.

Richard Goings was shot multiple times, according to police, and was sent by medical helicopter to a Toledo hospital.

 

Ottawa County/Pharmacy robbery suspect pleads guilty

An Oak Harbor man charged in connection with the robbery of Port Clinton’s Magruder Hospital pharmacy last February has accepted a plea agreement.

47-year-old Clark Sams Junior pled guilty to complicity to aggravated robbery after prosecutors agreed to drop other charges including grand theft and inducing panic.

Sams was the get-away driver for Joshua Trapp of Clyde; who pled guilty to aggravated robbery and has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

 

Huron County/Car thief wanted by Norwalk Police

Norwalk Police are asking the public for help in identifying and locating a suspect car thief.

Authorities say a white Pontiac G6 was taken from a Rose Avenue residence Saturday night and was later abandoned in front of an ATM at Miller’s grocery store on Whittlesey Avenue.

Photos of the suspect, believed to be a male in his early 20’s, are posted on the Norwalk PD’s Facebook page.

The vehicle has since been recovered.

 

Lorain County/Online threat found to be old

Police in Lorain have determined, an online threat against the city’s schools, was about a year old and just recently re-surfaced.

Police say, the same post on Snapchat has popped up nationwide.

 

Huron County/Norwalk factory faces $200,000+ in fines from OSHA

A manufacturer in Norwalk faces a $213,000 fine from OSHA after an employee was hospitalized.

The employee suffered a crushed arm which led to investigators citing American Excelsior Company on Cleveland Road for machine guarding hazards.

The company has 15 business days to respond.

 

Health department releases ratings for Erie County beaches

The results are in…

The safest beach to swim in Erie County…Battery Park in downtown Sandusky.

The worst…Bay View West.

Erie County Health Department officials recently finished testing water samples from 25 county beaches; checking the water for bacteria and other overall condition.

Samples were taken several days a week, all summer long.

 

Huron County/Willard Domino’s partners with Fire Department

Next Monday and Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in Willard, anyone who orders a Domino’s pizza may be surprised at the door with their food delivered on a fire truck.

The pizza company is teaming up with fire officials to promote Fire Prevention Week.

Those who receive the special delivery will receive their order for free if their smoke alarms are working properly.  If not, firefighters will replace them or install new batteries.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2ND, 2018

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Cloudy, with a high near 76.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.

 

Wednesday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80.

 

Thursday

Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a high near 77.

Monday, October 1st, 2018

Erie County/Sandusky Carr Street shooting suspect arrested

Sandusky Police are investigating an early Saturday morning shooting that led to a man being sent to a hospital via medical helicopter.

Authorities say they found Sandusky resident Richard Goings shot multiple times within the 1300 block of Carr Street.

One arrest has been made…60-year-old Anthony Wright of Carr Street has been charged with tampering with evidence.

 

Milan/Trial begins for child rape suspect

A 36-year-old Milan man charged with multiple child sex offenses faces possible life in prison without parole as his trial begins today in Erie County.

Nickolas Moore allegedly engaged in sexual conduct with a female victim younger than 10-years-old in 2017.

 

Huron County/Sheriff’s Office closed to public for part of the week

Starting today and lasting through at least Wednesday, the Huron County Sheriff’s Office will not allow any visitors while their parking lot is under construction.

They will be unable to process Concealed Carry Permits and electronic fingerprinting during the construction; with only emergency personnel permitted to enter and exit the facility.

They say they’ll tentatively reopen on Thursday, barring any setbacks.

 

Erie County/Hotels pools may remain open

Three Sandusky-area hotel pools will remain open after health officials say they’ve seen a dramatic improvement.

The Erie County Health Department had set a deadline for today for improvements at The Quality Inn on U.S. 250 in Milan; and The Comfort Inn and Best Western Sandusky Hotel and Suites on U.S. 250 in Perkins Township…after they’d seen repeated safety violations over an extended period of time.

 

Erie Erie-Huron County/Road construction

Road work updates…

In Erie County, State Route 60, just north of the intersection of 60 and State Route 113, will close today for a culvert replacement.  ODOT says the road will remain shut down through November 30th.  Detour signs will be posted.

In Huron County, State Route 162 will remain closed just west of State Route 61 and just east of Lyon Road, for bridge repairs and a culvert replacement.  ODOT has updated the road reopening date to Friday, November 2nd.  Detour routes are posted.

 

County/Perkins police open house

Perkins Township Police are holding an open house this evening in honor of their 60th anniversary.

Visitors will get tours of the building, can meet officers and get an up-close look at law enforcement equipment.

It runs from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

 

Sandusky’s pregame tradition for The Game returns in 2018

Ohio State and Michigan football fans are invited to come together for the annual Dot the i, Block the M, walk/run in downtown Sandusky in November.

It will take place on the morning of the Buckeyes-Wolverines battle on Saturday, November 24th at 8:30 am with participants starting at Central Park and walking or running between 4 to 5 miles.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

MONDAY, OCTOBER 1ST, 2018

Today

Partly sunny, with a high near 77.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers, mainly overnight.

Increasing clouds, with a low around 65.

 

Tuesday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 78.

 

Wednesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 81

Friday, September 28th, 2018

Bellevue/Police chief and captain retire

A changing of the guard in Bellevue…

Police Chief Mark Kaufman and Captain Jeff Matter both are retiring, effective Sunday.

Mayor Kevin Strecker has appointed Sergeant Tom Saleski to serve as interim chief.

 

State News/Overdose death statistics

The numbers are in, and they show…overdose-deaths from prescription opioids have reached an 8-year-low in Ohio…

However, the Ohio Department of Health reports; overdose-deaths are up from street drugs such as cocaine, meth and fentanyl.

The numbers reflect 2017 compared to the previous year…

 

Erie County/Health department drug grant

The Erie County Health Department has been awarded a $2 million grant to help fight the drug epidemic.

The funds will be used to provide drug recognition training for law enforcement officers in the counties of Erie, Huron and Ottawa.

 

Lorain County/Man arrested for alleged school threats

The U-S Marshall’s Office has arrested a man in Lorain…

…a man they believe is responsible for calling in threats against Elyria High School.

18-year-old Javian Davis was found yesterday, hiding in a cabinet underneath a sink, in a home on East 34th in Lorain.

The U-S Marshall’s Office says, Davis confessed to the phone-calls, saying he was angry with his girlfriend, who attends Elyria High School.

 

Erie County/Assault suspect has warrant issued

Sandusky Police have issued a misdemeanor assault warrant for a man who allegedly punched a woman in the face on Wednesday.

Authorities responded to a Remington Avenue residence for a reported assault linked to 27-year-old William Crim of East Oldgate Road.

Crim reportedly agreed to meet police at an East Oldgate Road address that police learned did not exist, and then blocked all phone calls from authorities.

 

Ottawa County/Perry Memorial accessibility

Perry’s Victory and Peace Memorial on Put-in-Bay is seeking public comment concerning its accessibility.

The park is working on an accessibility plan on how they can become universally accessible for all visitors and employees.

The plan looks to address physical, structural and program changes that would assist those with disabilities.

 

Erie County/Free retirement advice

Serving Our Seniors in Erie County has received a state grant to help older adults best prepare for their retirement.

The organization will host six programs, “Money Matters: Ask an Expert”, in Castalia, Huron, Milan, Sandusky and Vermilion over the next nine months.

Perkins High School will be the site for the first four sessions, running on Wednesdays in October from 11:00 am to 12 noon.

Registration is strongly encouraged for the free programs.

 

Local News/Weekend activities

A look at weekend events as we head into October…

-Lake Erie Fear-Fest starts up tonight at Ghostly Manor in Sandusky…running on weekends through Halloween.

-The annual Erie Shores annual “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” takes place Saturday morning at Shoreline Park in Sandusky.

-The Huron County Chamber of Commerce is hosting “The Great Outdoor Raffle” Saturday from 12 noon to 4:00 pm at the Huron County Fairgrounds Pickworth Building.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2018

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.

 

Tonight

A slight chance of showers late.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49.

 

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.

 

Sunday

Partly sunny, with a high near 71.

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Huron County/Plea deal for Wakeman rapist

A Huron County man charged with several counts of rape involving very young children has accepted a plea deal.

29-year-old Robert Atkinson pled guilty to one count of rape with six other counts of rape dismissed.

Atkinson faces between 3 to 11 years in prison when he’s sentenced next month.

 

Sandusky County/Former Bellevue teacher in jail for theft

A former teacher of over 30 years at Bellevue City Schools is serving a 30-day jail sentence for grand theft of lottery tickets.

66-year-old Daniel Sabo pled guilty to the charge after at least $58,000 in Keno and lottery tickets were reportedly stolen from the Bellevue Beverage Center where he used to work.

Sabo has already paid the $8,000 in restitution he was ordered to by a Sandusky County Common Pleas Court judge.

 

Lorain-Erie County/High-speed chase

A man from Lorain has been indicted on charges of stealing a Lorain Police cruiser and leading authorities on a high-speed chase that ended in Erie County.

31-year-old Brandon Pettry is accused of driving off in the cruiser last month during his arrest.

Authorities used ‘stop sticks’ on Route 13, with Pettry crashing into a ditch.

 

Huron County/Willard man charged with OVI follows police

Norwalk Police arrested a Willard man for OVI Tuesday night after he reportedly told authorities that he was going to follow them.

And that’s exactly what he did, according to police.

After tracking Michael Sebolt’s vehicle to West Side Sunoco, Sebolt reportedly yelled at an officer as the cruiser passed the parking lot.

Sebolt eventually followed the officer until a traffic stop was initiated.

Sebolt’s blood-alcohol-content was more than twice the legal limit.

 

Huron County/No injuries from Norwalk kitchen fire

No one was hurt when a fire broke out in the kitchen of a Norwalk home on Tuesday.

Fire officials say $20,000 worth of damage was done to the residence on Lee Avenue.

According to the home owner, the blaze started when a resident used the stove to light a cigarette; which accidentally igniting a plastic pan and the stove.

 

State News/NEXUS pipeline-Norwalk gas lines

According to a published report, natural gas could be pumping through the NEXUS pipeline within a week or two.

The Medina Gazette reports; work is nearly complete on the pipeline that cuts across Erie, Sandusky, Medina and Lorain Counties on its way to Canada.

Meanwhile…

Unrelated to the NEXUS pipeline, crews are repairing leaky gas lines in Norwalk.

The work covers around 30 city blocks from Milan Avenue to State Street and from Main to League streets.

Public Works Director Josh Snyder says that roads and sidewalks that are closed temporarily will be repaired by a separate crew once gas line repairs are done.

There’s no timetable yet for completion.

 

Erie County/Perkins Avenue paving

A $700,000 project to resurface East Perkins Avenue in the Sandusky-area is scheduled to get underway today.

The project involves fixing cracks and potholes on a two-and-a-half mile stretch from Remington Avenue to Cleveland Road by Osborn MetroPark.

Road crews will maintain two-way traffic with occasional, temporary lane closures.

 

Coffee with Commissioners returns Saturday

The semi-regular ‘Coffee with Commissioners’ meeting returns Saturday in Sandusky.

Sandusky city officials will be on hand at Mr. Smith’s Coffee House on Columbus Avenue at 8:00 am to talk with residents about city-related issues.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH, 2018

Today

Partly sunny, with a high near 66.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.

 

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.

 

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.