Erie County Sheriff’s Office receives $37,000 in Federal Traffic Safety Funds
The Erie County Sheriff’s Office has received just over $37,000 in Federal Traffic Safety Funds. The grant will be used to conduct overtime high-visibility enforcement patrols in areas with an elevated-number of serious crashes, including U.S. 250 and State Routes 2, 4, 60, and 61 with a goal of reducing the number of fatal crashes in the county. The first safety blitz will begin in October during the Halloween and Homecoming seasons.
Driver accused in killing State Trooper still in jail under half-million-dollar bond
The driver accused of striking and killing State Trooper Kenny Velez of Lorain remains in jail under a 500-thousand-dollar bond. 37 year-old Joshua Gaspar of Columbia Station is charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and driving under the influence. Gaspar will be arraigned later this week.
Fake U.S. Marshall making bogus calls
The U-S Marshall’s Office that serves greater Cleveland is looking for someone posing as one of their own. They say, someone claiming to be a U-S Marshall is calling people and telling them, an arrest is imminent unless they pay a hefty fine. The U-S Marshall’s Office says, these are bogus calls.
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to take place Friday for new Edison Athletic Fieldhouse
Edison Schools will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new fieldhouse prior to their Homecoming football game versus Sandusky St. Mary’s. The ceremony for the new Firelands Regional Medical Center Fieldhouse will take place this Friday at 6:30 pm at the 50 yard-line at Edison Stadium, with personnel from Firelands Regional Medical Center, school district members, and committee chairpersons. All other-donors and volunteers are to join by forming a line at mid-field directly behind the ribbon-cutting.
It’s ‘National Voter Registration Day’
(From Ohio News Connection)- Today is ‘National Voter Registration Day’, but volunteers in Ohio already have been pounding the pavement to help get eligible voters on the rolls. The Ohio Organizing Collaborative has registered more than 140,000 voters in 2016, and aims to register 10,000 more before the Oct. 11 deadline. Spokesman Michael McGovern says it’s important that folks check to make sure their current registration is valid. “The state has been purging voters who maybe haven’t voted in a couple years and they’re getting knocked off the rolls and they’re not even aware,” he explains. “If you move between elections and don’t update your status, then you can’t vote at the proper polling location. There’s just a lot of barriers there.” According to the Secretary of State’s Office, more than 1 million people were removed for either moving or infrequent voting between 2011 and 2014.
Cleveland Indians clinch Division Title!
The 7-4 win Monday night by the Cleveland Indians over the Detroit Tigers in Motown clinched the Tribe the 2016 American League Central Division title. Outfielder Coco Crisp hit a two-run home run and catcher Roberto Perez had a solo shot, as the Indians won their first division championship since 2007. The Indians have six regular season games left, before the playoffs begin for the Tribe next Thursday, October 6th against a team to be determined. Stay tuned to 95.3 WLKR for all of the latest information regarding broadcast dates and times for all of the Tribe playoff games. WLKR is your Firelands home of Cleveland Indians postseason baseball!