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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Mayor Duncan’s veto will remain in medicinal marijuana debate in Norwalk

Norwalk Mayor Rob Duncan’s veto against medicinal marijuana cultivation in the city…will remain.

This comes after City Council decided Tuesday to not fight the veto.

Councilman Chris Castle, who co-sponsored the legislation in favor of medicinal marijuana cultivation, told WLKR News that the veto basically scared off the potential marijuana cultivation company; and once the economic potential was lost, they didn’t see any reason to push the argument any further.

Two weeks ago, before the veto, council had voted 4 to 3 in favor of welcoming a medicinal marijuana facility to Norwalk.

 

Perkins Police investigating burglaries

Police in Perkins Township are investigating two burglaries.

They took place at two homes in the area of Stonyridge Drive while homeowners were on vacation.

Both homes had a window broken.

Perkins Township Police are asking anyone with information to contact them as well as be alert for suspicious activity.

 

South Central grad wins big last night on Jeopardy

2003 South Central graduate Emmett Robinson won big last night in his first appearance on ‘Jeopardy!’.

Robinson won over $17,000 in Wednesday’s episode; and was the only contestant to answer the ‘Final Jeopardy’ question correctly.

 

Bellevue named fifth safest city in Ohio in recent survey

Bellevue has been named the fifth safety city in the state; according to a recent survey.

The National Council for Home Safety and Security says Bellevue only had one reported violent crime and 31 property crimes in the last year.

Russell Township, 20 miles east of downtown Cleveland, was ranked number one in terms of safety.

 

Norwalk to hold ‘MapleTree Road Race’ walk-run on July 4th

The City of Norwalk will host the inaugural ‘MapleTree Road Race’ on Independence Day morning.

What’s being called “4 miles on the 4th” is a walk-run that will wrap up by using the same route as the 4th of July parade; to be held later that morning.

There’s also a t-shirt contest to design a race logo.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 4/20

Today

Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.  High near 73.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, breezy. Low around 46.

Friday

Partly sunny, with a high near 53.

Saturday

Mostly cloudy, with a high around 49.

A New Six-Song Prince EP Is Coming Out Soon

Friday is the one-year anniversary of PRINCE’s death, and we might be able to celebrate his legacy with some new music.  There’s a new EP called “Deliverance” hitting iTunes on Friday, for $3.99.

According to “Spin”, the songs were recorded between 2006 and 2008.  And the “majority of sales will benefit Prince’s estate.”  So, it sounds like they approved the release.  You can listen to the title track on Soundcloud.

By the way “Billboard” says that Prince left behind a “treasure trove” of things to see at his Paisley Park compound.  There are more than 7,000 artifacts, including costumes and shoes, and more than 121 guitars and instruments.  Apparently, Prince would “hang onto everything.”

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Cleveland Facebook shooting suspect takes his own life The man who randomly killed an elderly Cleveland man and posted the video of the crime on Facebook died Tuesday morning from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 37 year-old Steve Stephens was spotted by police in Erie County Pennsylvania; where Stephens took his own life when officers approached his car following a short pursuit; after a McDonald’s drive-thru attendant recognized him.   Huron man picked up for OVI twice last weekend A Huron man was arrested twice last weekend for OVI. Norwalk Police picked up 34 year-old Jonathan Hoyt for OVI Saturday night and was later released to a sober person. But two hours after that, Hoyt was arrested again for OVI in Bellevue where police received a call that Hoyt was also violating a no-contact order against him.   Wakeman man to join Sandusky patrol post A Wakeman man has been assigned as a new trooper to the Sandusky Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Kyle Wood, a 2013 Firelands High School grad, is currently in field training; after graduating from the patrol academy back in March. After the field training, the Sandusky Post will have 13 troopers.   Sandusky man arrested after breaking into empty home of incarcerated man A Sandusky man is facing felony burglary charges after allegedly breaking into an empty home. Police say 28 year-old Anthony Ulery was in the home of a man in the 1600 block of North Forest Drive who currently is incarcerated in the Erie County Jail. Ulery also is charged with resisting arrest.   Jerry Springer to speak in Fremont tonight at political banquet Television show host Jerry Springer will be a guest speaker at tonight’s Sandusky County Democratic party’s Leadership in Blue banquet  in Fremont. Springer does have a political background; being a former city council member and mayor of Cincinnati. The banquet takes place at Anjulina’s Catering and Banquet Hall on West Hayes Avenue at 6:00 pm.   Sandusky Kiwanis Club golf outing happening next month The Kiwanis Club of Sandusky’s 15th annual golf scramble will take place May 17th at Sleepy Hollow in Clyde. The event is a fundraiser for the ‘Imagination Library’ program; which provides free books for kids ages birth through 5 in Sandusky, Perkins, Huron and Margaretta schools. Information on how to register can be found online at www.sanduskykiwanis.org or their Facebook page.   NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 4/19 Today Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. High near 69. Tonight Showers and thunderstorms likely with a low around 53. Thursday A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy.  High near 71. Friday Partly sunny, with a high near 55.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Cleveland Facebook shooting suspect takes his own life

The man who randomly killed an elderly Cleveland man and posted the video of the crime on Facebook died Tuesday morning from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

37 year-old Steve Stephens was spotted by police in Erie County Pennsylvania; where Stephens took his own life when officers approached his car following a short pursuit; after a McDonald’s drive-thru attendant recognized him.

 

Huron man picked up for OVI twice last weekend

A Huron man was arrested twice last weekend for OVI.

Norwalk Police picked up 34 year-old Jonathan Hoyt for OVI Saturday night and was later released to a sober person.

But two hours later Hoyt was arrested again for OVI in Bellevue where police received a call that Hoyt was also violating a no-contact order against him.

 

Wakeman man to join Sandusky patrol post

A Wakeman man has been assigned as a new trooper to the Sandusky Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Kyle Wood, a 2013 Firelands High School grad, is currently in field training; after graduating from the patrol academy back in March.

After the field training, the Sandusky Post will have 13 troopers.

 

Sandusky man arrested after breaking into empty home of incarcerated man

A Sandusky man is facing felony burglary charges after allegedly breaking into an empty home.

Police say 28 year-old Anthony Ulery was in the home of a man in the 1600 block of North Forest Drive who currently is incarcerated in the Erie County Jail.

Ulery also is charged with resisting arrest.

 

Jerry Springer to speak in Fremont tonight at political banquet

Television show host Jerry Springer will be a guest speaker at tonight’s Sandusky County Democratic party’s Leadership in Blue banquet  in Fremont.

Springer does have a political background; being a former city council member and mayor of Cincinnati.

The banquet takes place at Anjulina’s Catering and Banquet Hall on West Hayes Avenue at 6:00 pm.

 

Sandusky Kiwanis Club golf outing happening next month

The Kiwanis Club of Sandusky’s 15th annual golf scramble will take place May 17th at Sleepy Hollow in Clyde.

The event is a fundraiser for the ‘Imagination Library’ program; which provides free books for kids ages birth through 5 in Sandusky, Perkins, Huron and Margaretta schools.

Information on how to register can be found online at www.sanduskykiwanis.org or their Facebook page.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 4/19

Today

Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. High near 69.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely with a low around 53.

Thursday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy.  High near 71.

Friday

Partly sunny, with a high near 55.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Bellevue man dies in three-car accident 

A Bellevue man died in a three-vehicle accident on Monday near Tiffin.

Wyatt Schalk was 22.

The State Patrol says Schalk’s vehicle went left of center on State Route 101 and sideswiped another car; then hit a third vehicle head-on.

Bernadette Wolfe of Bellevue was also taken by life flight to a Toledo hospital.

A 30 year-old Sandusky man was treated at the scene.

 

$50,000 reward for Facebook murder suspect

The search is now on a national level for the man accused of shooting and killing an elderly man in Cleveland on Sunday and posting it on Facebook.

The FBI has placed 37 year-old Steve Stephens on their ‘Most Wanted’ list.

There is also a $50,000 reward for any information leading to Stephens’ arrest.

 

Norwalk Mayor Duncan expected to veto medicinal marijuana

Norwalk City Council is expected to receive a veto from Mayor Rob Duncan tonight in the medicinal marijuana debate.

Two weeks ago, city council in Norwalk voted 4 to 3 in favor of medicinal marijuana cultivation within the city; but Duncan has announced that he will veto that decision.

Duncan cites many factors including unknown profits and costs as well as concerns from law enforcement and medical professionals.

Council will decide to agree with Duncan or attempt to override the veto.

Tonight’s meeting will begin at 7:30 pm.

 

Missing Sandusky man

Perkins Police are asking for your assistance in locating a missing man.

Bruce Garlock was last seen Saturday at his home in the 1500 block of

East Perkins Avenue in Sandusky.

Perkins Police say Garlock has some mental concerns.

He’s also a frequent visitor to Erie Metro Parks.

Call Perkins Police with any information.  You can view his photo on the Perkins PD Facebook page.

 

Vermilion man arrested for domestic violence

A man from Vermilion has been charged with domestic violence and two counts of child endangerment.

28 year-old Jeffrey Shroyer was arrested Sunday after an incident at his home on Ohio 60; after apparent anger over watching his kids so his wife could rest.

 

PUCO technology conference going on in Columbus

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio is putting on a three-day series focusing on the future of technology and electricity.

“PowerForward Phase 1 – A Glimpse of the Future” takes place today through Thursday in Columbus; featuring presentations on how future technology will affect consumer’s electricity experience.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 4/18

Today

Sunny, with a high near 60.

Tonight

Cloudy with a low around 53.

Wednesday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Cloudy with a high near 67.

Thursday

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, a high near 68.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Bellevue man dies in three-car accident 

A Bellevue man died in a three-vehicle accident on Monday near Tiffin.

Wyatt Schalk was 22.

The State Patrol says Schalk’s vehicle went left of center on State Route 101 and sideswiped another car; then hit a third vehicle head-on.

Bernadette Wolfe of Bellevue was also taken by life flight to a Toledo hospital.

A 30 year-old Sandusky man was treated at the scene.

 

 

$50,000 reward for Facebook murder suspect

The search is now on a national level for the man accused of shooting and killing an elderly man in Cleveland on Sunday and posting it on Facebook.

The FBI has placed 37 year-old Steve Stephens on their ‘Most Wanted’ list.

There is also a $50,000 reward for any information leading to Stephens’ arrest.

 

Norwalk Mayor Duncan expected to veto medicinal marijuana

Norwalk City Council is expected to receive a veto from Mayor Rob Duncan tonight in the medicinal marijuana debate.

Two weeks ago, city council in Norwalk voted 4 to 3 in favor of medicinal marijuana cultivation within the city; but Duncan has announced that he will veto that decision.

Duncan cites many factors including unknown profits and costs as well as concerns from law enforcement and medical professionals.

Council will decide to agree with Duncan or attempt to override the veto.

Tonight’s meeting will begin at 7:30 pm.

 

Missing Sandusky man

Perkins Police are asking for your assistance in locating a missing man.

Bruce Garlock was last seen Saturday at his home in the 1500 block of

East Perkins Avenue in Sandusky.

Perkins Police say Garlock has some mental concerns.

He’s also a frequent visitor to Erie Metro Parks.

Call Perkins Police with any information.  You can view his photo on the Perkins PD Facebook page.

 

Vermilion man arrested for domestic violence

A man from Vermilion has been charged with domestic violence and two counts of child endangerment.

28 year-old Jeffrey Shroyer was arrested Sunday after an incident at his home on Ohio 60; after apparent anger over watching his kids so his wife could rest.

 

PUCO technology conference going on in Columbus

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio is putting on a three-day series focusing on the future of technology and electricity.

“PowerForward Phase 1 – A Glimpse of the Future” takes place today through Thursday in Columbus; featuring presentations on how future technology will affect consumer’s electricity experience.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 4/18

Today

Sunny, with a high near 60.

Tonight

Cloudy with a low around 53.

Wednesday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Cloudy with a high near 67.

Thursday

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, a high near 68.

Radiohead Had Sound Issues at Coachella, and Lady Gaga Debuted a New Song

RADIOHEAD had some technical glitches during their headlining set on the first night of Coachella Friday.  Just a few songs in, their speakers cut out at the end of “Ful Stop”.

They finished the song . . . because they didn’t know the audience couldn’t hear them . . . but then left the stage while the problem was fixed.  But it happened again during “15 Step”, and the band left the stage again.  They came back four minutes later, only to have it happen one more time, during “Let Down”.

But the issue finally got sorted out. The rest of the show went off without a hitch.

During her headlining set on Saturday, LADY GAGA debuted a new song called “The Cure”.  She also paid tribute to BEYONCÉ by doing their duet, “Telephone”.  Remember, Gaga is subbing for Beyoncé, who had to back out due to her pregnancy.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Police searching for Cleveland man who allegedly shot and killed man on Facebook

The FBI and police are searching for a shooter in Cleveland who allegedly shot and killed an elderly man in broad daylight; then uploaded it on Facebook.

The shooting suspect is believed to be 37 year-old Steve Stephens; who said in the video that he has killed more than a dozen people, although police say they have not confirmed any other victims.

Police said the shooting happened on a residential road in East Cleveland and involved a man that Stephens did not know.

Stephens is African-American, 6-foot-1, bald with a full beard. Police said he is driving a white Ford Fusion with a temporary Ohio license plate.

He’s considered armed and dangerous.  Call 9-1-1 if seen.

 

Erie County woman allegedly steals $161,000 from her grandfather

A 36 year-old Erie County woman has been accused of taking $161,000 from her grandfather.

The Sandusky Register reports that Amanda Smith of Huron is scheduled to go on trial in May on seven forgery and theft charges involving money that belonged to her grandfather, 77 year-old Roy Bentley, of Twilight Gardens nursing home in Norwalk.

The thefts reportedly took place between March 2013 and January of 2016.

 

Erie County Sheriff searching for missing Vermilion man

Authorities are asking for your help in finding a missing Vermilion Township man.

22 year-old Michael Penton of Mason Road has been missing since a week ago Sunday; where he visited his grandmother, attended church and saw a movie in Sheffield; on the day he disappeared.

He’s 5 foot-11 inches tall, 150 pounds with brown hair and beard with glasses.

Call the Erie County Sheriff’s Office with any information.

 

ODOT to work on US 250 overpass to Cedar Point

The Ohio Department of Transportation will begin a construction project today to improve the US 250 Milan Road overpass in Sandusky; which takes visitors to Cedar Point.

Phase One of the project starts today; and includes the patching of concrete to make the street smoother; resulting in the inside lanes being closed.  It’s scheduled to be finished May 26th.

Phase Two, which includes structure maintenance, will take place after the park closes for the season.  The outside lanes and Butler Street ramp will be closed during Phase Two.

 

Deadline extended for Huron County Public Health’s child passenger safety course

Huron County Public Health will be hosting a free child passenger safety course later this month.

It takes place Saturday the 29th from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon at the County Administration building in Norwalk.

The deadline to register has been extended to April 28th.

The health department also offers free car seat checks for all area residents.

For more info or to register, visit www.huroncohealth.com.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

Today

Partly sunny with a high near 61.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 43.

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near 60.

Wednesday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy and a high near 67.

  Read more...

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Police searching for Cleveland man who allegedly shot and killed man on Facebook

The FBI and police are searching for a shooter in Cleveland who allegedly shot and killed an elderly man in broad daylight; then uploaded it on Facebook.

The shooting suspect is believed to be 37 year-old Steve Stephens; who said in the video that he has killed more than a dozen people, although police say they have not confirmed any other victims.

Police said the shooting happened on a residential road in East Cleveland and involved a man that Stephens did not know.

Stephens is African-American, 6-foot-1, bald with a full beard. Police said he is driving a white Ford Fusion with a temporary Ohio license plate.

He’s considered armed and dangerous.  Call 9-1-1 if seen.

 

Erie County woman allegedly steals $161,000 from her grandfather

A 36 year-old Erie County woman has been accused of taking $161,000 from her grandfather.

The Sandusky Register reports that Amanda Smith of Huron is scheduled to go on trial in May on seven forgery and theft charges involving money that belonged to her grandfather, 77 year-old Roy Bentley, of Twilight Gardens nursing home in Norwalk.

The thefts reportedly took place between March 2013 and January of 2016.

 

Erie County Sheriff searching for missing Vermilion man

Authorities are asking for your help in finding a missing Vermilion Township man.

22 year-old Michael Penton of Mason Road has been missing since a week ago Sunday; where he visited his grandmother, attended church and saw a movie in Sheffield; on the day he disappeared.

He’s 5 foot-11 inches tall, 150 pounds with brown hair and beard with glasses.

Call the Erie County Sheriff’s Office with any information.

 

ODOT to work on US 250 overpass to Cedar Point

The Ohio Department of Transportation will begin a construction project today to improve the US 250 Milan Road overpass in Sandusky; which takes visitors to Cedar Point.

Phase One of the project starts today; and includes the patching of concrete to make the street smoother; resulting in the inside lanes being closed.  It’s scheduled to be finished May 26th.

Phase Two, which includes structure maintenance, will take place after the park closes for the season.  The outside lanes and Butler Street ramp will be closed during Phase Two.

 

Deadline extended for Huron County Public Health’s child passenger safety course

Huron County Public Health will be hosting a free child passenger safety course later this month.

It takes place Saturday the 29th from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon at the County Administration building in Norwalk.

The deadline to register has been extended to April 28th.

The health department also offers free car seat checks for all area residents.

For more info or to register, visit www.huroncohealth.com.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

Today

Partly sunny with a high near 61.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 43.

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near 60.

Wednesday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy and a high near 67.

  Read more...

This article is copyright ©  K96 Country - WKFM 96.1

Monday, April 17, 2017

 

Police searching for Cleveland man who allegedly shot and killed man on Facebook

The FBI and police are searching for a shooter in Cleveland who allegedly shot and killed an elderly man in broad daylight; then uploaded it on Facebook.

The shooting suspect is believed to be 37 year-old Steve Stephens; who said in the video that he has killed more than a dozen people, although police say they have not confirmed any other victims.

Police said the shooting happened on a residential road in East Cleveland and involved a man that Stephens did not know.

Stephens is African-American, 6-foot-1, bald with a full beard. Police said he is driving a white Ford Fusion with a temporary Ohio license plate.

He’s considered armed and dangerous.  Call 9-1-1 if seen.

 

Erie County woman allegedly steals $161,000 from her grandfather

A 36 year-old Erie County woman has been accused of taking $161,000 from her grandfather.

The Sandusky Register reports that Amanda Smith of Huron is scheduled to go on trial in May on seven forgery and theft charges involving money that belonged to her grandfather, 77 year-old Roy Bentley, of Twilight Gardens nursing home in Norwalk.

The thefts reportedly took place between March 2013 and January of 2016.

 

Erie County Sheriff searching for missing Vermilion man

Authorities are asking for your help in finding a missing Vermilion Township man.

22 year-old Michael Penton of Mason Road has been missing since a week ago Sunday; where he visited his grandmother, attended church and saw a movie in Sheffield; on the day he disappeared.

He’s 5 foot-11 inches tall, 150 pounds with brown hair and beard with glasses.

Call the Erie County Sheriff’s Office with any information.

 

ODOT to work on US 250 overpass to Cedar Point

The Ohio Department of Transportation will begin a construction project today to improve the US 250 Milan Road overpass in Sandusky; which takes visitors to Cedar Point.

Phase One of the project starts today; and includes the patching of concrete to make the street smoother; resulting in the inside lanes being closed.  It’s scheduled to be finished May 26th.

Phase Two, which includes structure maintenance, will take place after the park closes for the season.  The outside lanes and Butler Street ramp will be closed during Phase Two.

 

Deadline extended for Huron County Public Health’s child passenger safety course

Huron County Public Health will be hosting a free child passenger safety course later this month.

It takes place Saturday the 29th from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon at the County Administration building in Norwalk.

The deadline to register has been extended to April 28th.

The health department also offers free car seat checks for all area residents.

For more info or to register, visit www.huroncohealth.com.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

Today

Partly sunny with a high near 61.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 43.

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near 60.

Wednesday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy and a high near 67.