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Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Woman dies when struck by Green Springs Fire Truck

An unidentified woman has died after being hit by a Green Springs fire truck Tuesday night while walking around the top of Beaver Creek Reservoir on Township Road 196 near Green Springs.  According to The Sandusky Register, the woman was wearing earbuds at the time, when a fireman who didn’t see the woman, backed up the truck and hit her.  She died at the scene.  The fire crew was originally called to the reservoir because of two men who had overturned their boat.  Those men and their boat were rescued.

 

Michigan man injured in Motorcycle crash in Erie County facing possible Drug Charges

Charges are pending against a Michigan man, hurt in a motorcycle crash on the Ohio Turnpike  in Erie County.  Troopers say, it appears, Ben Houser The Third was under the influence of alcohol or drugs when he lost control of his motorcycle Tuesday night and struck a concrete barrier.  They also say, they found two-and-a-half pounds of marijuana in his saddle bags.

 

“Light Up the Point” begins Friday at Cedar Point

This Friday through Monday, Cedar Point will be celebrating the 4th of July holiday with “Light Up the Point”.  Fireworks will be shot off each evening with 3-D fireworks on July 4th.  The park is also offering a VIP viewing party on the beach for the fireworks at an additional cost. Free admission is also being offered for all active, retired and honorably-discharged members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

 

Willard Festival in the Park continues…

Willard Festival in the Park continues today through Saturday.  Today’s highlights include a co-ed baseball tournament, mud soccer, along with country music tonight from the Default Ridge Band and three “Marvelous Mutts” dog shows. You can visit www.willardohio.us for a complete listing of events.

 

Bogart Road/Columbus Avenue closed for a few hours due to Tanker Truck Spill

A tanker truck spilled nitrogen fertilizer near the intersection of Bogart Road and Columbus Avenue in Sandusky Wednesday night; forcing the intersection and Bogart east of the intersection to be closed.  It was reopened to traffic in around two hours, after law enforcement and EMA was called in to help with the cleanup.

 

New Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign to be Introduced

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine will join two groups focused on ending human trafficking this morning to unveil a new human trafficking awareness campaign that will launch this week and continue during and after the upcoming Republican National Convention in Cleveland. The campaign aims to raise public awareness and increase recognition of the signs of human trafficking in Ohio and across the country.

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Sandusky PD K-9 Fund receives several thousand dollars in donations

Nearly $20,000 in donations have recently been received by the K-9 fund of the Sandusky Police Department.  A check totaling just over $16,000 was presented by the Leadership Erie County team to the Sandusky City Commission Monday night.  Imagine Entertainment and Steve Ernst also donated $3,500 to the K-9 fund, who helped match donations during Ohio Bike Week.  Overall, Ohio Bike Week raised $8,500 for the K-9 fund.

 

Willard Festival in the Park gets underway today

The 30th annual Willard Festival in the Park runs today through Saturday. Today is “Kids Day” with balloon art at 4:30 and a magician at 6:30 pm.  A co-ed big ball baseball tournament also takes place throughout the festival as well as three nightly dog shows from The Marvelous Mutts. A parade is set for 5:00 pm Saturday with fireworks Saturday night at 10:30 pm.  Live music, fair food, and nightly live music are also part of the event.

95.3 WLKR will be broadcasting live at the festival today from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.

 

Free Children Books Available to those in “Reach Our Youth” Program

A $1,000 grant is being used for free children’s’ books to children enrolled in the Reach Our Youth (ROY) program in Norwalk. The ROY program received the grant through the local team of the First Book organization in Huron County.  The First Book organization has distributed over 125 million free and low cost books to communities around the United States.

 

Attorney General DeWine announces multi-state Volkswagen Settlement

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has announced Ohio’s participation in a multi-state settlement requiring Volkswagen to pay more than $570 million for violating state laws prohibiting unfair or deceptive trade practices concerning diesel vehicles.  The terms of the settlement require Volkswagen to pay Ohio over $13 million.  Once approved by the court, affected Volkswagen owners will receive restitution payments of at least $5,100 and a choice between a buyback of the vehicle (based on its pre-scandal value) or modifications to reduce emissions.

 

Ohio BMV to begin taking Credit Cards

The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles says its deputy registrars will soon accept credit cards as payment, after years of people requesting it as an option.  By Friday, Ohioans should be able to use credit cards for driver’s license and vehicle registration renewals and other transactions.  In the past, only checks and cash were accepted because the bureau hadn’t been allowed to pass along to customers the fees charged for using credit cards. State lawmakers have now changed those restrictions.

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Elyria man to spend 18-years-to-life for Murder Plea in Fatal Shooting

An Elyria man, one of three involved in a fatal shooting, has been sentenced to 18-years-to-life in prison.  20 year old Terrence Nevins had pled ‘guilty’ to numerous charges, including ‘murder’, in the shooting death of Adam McNeal.Police say, McNeal was shot last year during a drug robbery at the Colonial Oaks Mobile Home Park.  The two other suspects also received 18 years to life.

 

Sonic Restaurant in Sandusky robbed early Monday Morning

Perkins Township Police responded to a call early Monday morning (1:30 am) concerning a robbery at the Sonic Drive-Thru on Milan Road.  A male wearing a mask and orange sweatshirt allegedly told the restaurant manager to put money in a bag in order for things to go smoothly. The suspect was able to take some deposits before getting away. Investigators are already working on a lead, according to The Sandusky Register.

 

Lorain Bank Robbery Suspect has been caught

 Police in Lorain believe, they have their man, the man who robbed First Federal Savings of Lorain on East 42nd.  32 year old Henry Cobb of Apple Avenue is accused of robbing the bank Saturday-morning, then taking off in a stolen car. The robbery was captured in crystal-clear surveillance video.

 

July 4th Safety Tips from Huron County Public Health

Independence Day is less than a week away now, which brings cookouts and many outdoor activities including fireworks.  Huron County Public Health has some tips to help keep you safe this holiday. When it comes to cookouts, the most important thing to remember when preparing food is to keep cold food cold and hot food hot, to help prevent bacteria from multiplying. As for outdoor activities, protect yourself from the sun by using at least a SPF 15 sunscreen, stay hydrated, and wear insect repellent.Also if you plan to use fireworks; some tips to remember include: to make sure to wear safety glasses, light one firework at a time, use fireworks in a clear area, and obey all local laws.

 

Erie County unveils new website for Volunteer Registration

A new website has recently been launched by The Volunteer Center of Erie County, which links volunteers with possible opportunities from non-profit organizations.  The site can be found at http://Erie.Voly.Org.  Agencies and volunteers are encouraged to contact The Volunteer Center of Erie County to create an account. More info can also be found at www.thevolunteercenter.com or by calling 419-627-0074.

 

Lorain County is getting Older

Lorain County’s population is getting older, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.  The percentage of county residents 19 or younger has dropped over the past 25 years as the population 65 and older has gone up.  The average age of people living in the county has also grown.  In 1990, the average age for a county resident was 32.8 years old, but by 2015, that figure had climbed to 41.3 years old, according to the Census Bureau.  By 2010, Lorain County had an older population than both the rest of the state and country.

Monday, June 27th, 2016

OVI Checkpoint results from Saturday in Perkins Township

An OVI checkpoint took place on State Route 4, south of Perkins Avenue in Perkins Township on Saturday night. The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports that during the two-hour operation, 806 cars passed through the checkpoint, with 12 motorists held back for additional investigation.  No drivers were found to be impaired, but five arrests were made for possession of illegal drugs.

Woman caught breaking into Nacho’s Restaurant in Sandusky

Nacho’s Restaurant on Cleveland Road was broken into Friday morning by a woman with a hammer.  The Sandusky Register reports that 41 year-old Kimberly George of Sandusky was arrested on charges of breaking and entering, felony vandalism, safecracking and possession of criminal tools. It’s the second time in a year she’s allegedly broken into the business.  While inside the restaurant, George raided a cabinet near the cash register, Sandusky police Detective Gary Wichman told The Sandusky Register Friday.  She was later taken into custody and sent to the Erie County Jail.

Sandusky man Arrested on Drug Charges after Traffic Stop Discovery

A Sandusky man was arrested on drug charges Saturday night after initially being stopped for littering. 19 year-old Mark Castile Jr. of Sandusky was pulled over when someone from his car tossed a lit cigarette out the window which landed underneath an Erie County Sheriff’s Office vehicle. While conducting the stop, a bag was discovered that appeared to contain cocaine.  Castile was taken to Erie County Jail; and was charged with possession of cocaine, obstructing official business, driving under suspension, along with having three active warrants.

 

nti-Bullying Workshop to be held at Margaretta High School

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office is presenting an anti-bullying parent workshop this Thursday (6/30) at Margaretta High School at 7:00 pm. Items to be discussed include cyber bullying, physical and verbal bullying, sexting, and social media.  Parents, guardians, and students from grades K through 12 are invited to attend.

Police seeking help locating Bank Robbery Suspect in Lorain on Saturday

Police in Lorain have released a photo from surveillance video,of a man accused of robbing First Federal Savings of Lorain on East 42nd Saturday morning.  Police are asking you to give them a call if you recognize the guy.

Friday, June 24th, 2016

New Developments in 1989 Amy Mihalevic Abduction and Murder Case

 

Officials in Bay Village believe, a hand-made blanket, converted into a small curtain, and a store-bought blanket, might hold the keys to finding the person who abducted and killed 10 year-old Amy Mihalevic in 1989. The items were found in a ditch about 1-thousand feet from her body, which was found in a corn field in Ashland County.  Investigators are now convinced, based on modern-day technology, that the curtain and the blanket were used to wrap Amy’s body.

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City of Norwalk asking for assistance to help fund 4th of July Fireworks

Norwalk Mayor Rob Duncan is asking for help in sponsoring the city’s fireworks display on July 4th.  Duncan says in the past the fireworks have been funded through local businesses, and this year is the same. For those businesses and individuals interested in helping with a monetary gift, checks can be dropped off at City Hall or sent to P.O. Box 872 in Norwalk.  Checks should be made payable to VFW with “fireworks” on the memo.

The fireworks will take place July 4th at the Huron County Fairgrounds at dusk.

The 4th of July parade will be at 10:30 am, and will be broadcasted live on Kool Gold 1510 AM.

Parks at Cedar Point Sports Center Progressing Nicely

Construction of Sports Force Parks at the Cedar Point Sports Center is ahead of schedule, as crews continue to build the youth sports facility located just miles across the bay from Cedar Point. The park in Sandusky is expected to open for tournament play in March of 2017.

Sports Force Parks at Cedar Point Sports Center will consist of four NCAA regulation baseball fields, eight NCAA regulation soccer and lacrosse fields and eleven youth baseball and softball fields. It will also feature miniature golf, rope courses, dining, and more.  Construction on the sports park is scheduled to finish up in the fall.

 

Bellevue Community Days Festival rolls on…

Community Days Fest in Bellevue continues today and tomorrow.  Tonight’s highlights include a 5K walk/run tonight at 7:00 pm, live music at 7:30 pm, and fireworks at 10:30 pm.  On Saturday, a classic car show takes place from 8:00 am to 12 noon, with a parade at 10:00 am.

 

Comedy Benefit show to be held Sunday in Sandusky

Plum Brook Country Club Pool in Sandusky will host “The Caddyshack” Open Comedy Night benefit on Sunday night at 6:00 pm. The comedy show will raise money for The Foundation for Firelands cancer program.

The show includes two comedians; Mark Cordes with 35 years in the industry, and Cleveland-native Jason Lawhead from Last Comic Standing season nine.  Tickets for the show are $50. More info can be found at www.FoundationForFirelands.com/Golf .

NHRA Nationals being held in Norwalk this Weekend

The 10th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals continues this weekend at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, just outside of Norwalk.  Qualifying was last night and also tonight with fireworks planned for this evening as well.  Saturday includes two rounds of pro qualifying, and then it’s “Championship Sunday” with the finals beginning at 3:35 pm. Gates will open at 7:30 am today and tomorrow, and at 8:00 am on Sunday.

EHOVE offering class to prepare Students for Specific Programs

A free “Boost Your Skills” class is now being offered at EHOVE Career Center.  The “Boost Your Skills” class will run Monday and Wednesdays, 3:30 to 5:30 pm, from July 11th through August 31st. The class is intended to help students become prepared for their preferred program at EHOVE. The class also helps students lift their levels for the Work Keys entrance exam; and those who complete the class will be given their Work Keys re-test for free. To sign up, call EHOVE at 419-499-4663 ext. 280.

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Over 1-Million Fans in Cleveland Wednesday for Cavs Parade

 

It was a day for the ages in Cleveland on Wednesday, as an estimated 1.3 million people helped celebrate the Cavaliers NBA Championship at the parade  and rally. The parade was star-studded, featuring Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer and OSU Marching Band, along with Cleveland Browns legend Jim Brown, UFC fighting champion and Clevelander Stipe Miocic, and of course, the entire Cavaliers team including LeBron James. A rally is also scheduled for tonight at 7:00 pm in Akron, hometown of LeBron James.

 

Applications now available for Monroeville Safety Town

Safety Town in Monroeville will take place July 18th through 21st at the Huron River Joint Fire Department on 155 Monroe Street, running from 5:00 to 7:00 pm each night.  Children must be entering kindergarten in the upcoming school year to be a part of Safety Town. Applications will/ or have been mailed out already to children who are registered to enter kindergarten. Applications can also be picked up at the Monroeville Police Department or Clerk’s Office.

 

Fundraiser to be held Sunday at Chipotle for Perkins Township Police

The Perkins Township Police Association is taking part in a fundraiser this Sunday at the Chipotle on Milan Road in Sandusky. Between 12 noon and 3:00 pm Sunday, half of your meal purchase price will be donated to the Perkins Police.  Print out the flyer from the Perkins Township Facebook page and show it to your cashier to participate in the fundraiser.  You can also bring up the flyer on your smartphone.

 

Bellevue Community Days Festival begins Today

Events get underway later today at the Community Days Festival in Bellevue. Midway rides open at 5:00 pm along with DJ Lance and Local Talent on the Main Stage. There will also be a hot dog eating contest at 5:30 and donut eating event at 8:30.  The Marvelous Mutts Dog Show runs three times at 6:00, 8:00, and 9:30 pm.

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

City of Cleveland hosting Cavaliers Championship Parade on Wednesday

The parade and rally honoring the Cleveland Cavaliers for winning their first NBA championship and the first major sports title for the city in 52 years, is set for today at 11:00 a.m.  It will be carried live right here on 95.3 WLKR, which includes live updates from Josh Bowman and Kevin Rasnick in Cleveland.

The parade of more than 60 units will include Cavaliers players as well as The Ohio State University Marching Band. Parade-goers are encouraged to ride the Rapid Transit (RTA) to Tower City.  Round-trip all-day passes will be available for $5, with trains running every 10 minutes.

 

Area Counties to receive Funds for Water Quality Projects

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation is providing $200,000 for county projects that help improve water quality.  County Farm Bureaus receiving funding include Erie and Huron counties, which will use part of the funds for equipment upgrades to monitor streams in the Firelands area.  Lorain County will also be receiving money that will help collect data of runoff water at various sites , which will be used to help educate farmers and landowners.

 

Erie-Ottawa Airport hosting Junior Pilot Camp

The first installment of Erie-Ottawa Airport’s Junior Pilot Camp begins today, with another camp to take place July 13th to 17th, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm each day.  The application deadline is two weeks prior to the selected camp, so there’s still about a week left to apply for the July camp. The week-long camp includes hands-on experience along with exposure to airport maintenance and management, and an introductory flight.  Cost is $150, with scholarships available.  More information can be found on their website at www.portclintonairport.com.

 

 

Plymouth Fireman’s Festival asking for ways to improve the Event

The 40th annual Plymouth Fireman’s Festival is slated for August 5th and 6th.  With it just over six weeks away, the Plymouth Volunteer Firefighter’s Association is asking for input as on how to improve this year’s festival.  They also are signing people up for the mud volleyball tournament and parade.  Applications can be found on the Village of Plymouth website on the Fire Department page.  A link to the applications can also be found on the Plymouth Firefighters Association Facebook page, and in person at the mailbox located on the fire station’s south side.

 

Update on Norwalk Street Resurfacing Project

Work is scheduled to continue today on the 2016 Street Resurfacing Project in Norwalk.  Streets scheduled to be worked on today include Foster Street, Prospect Street, Linwood Avenue, and Hester Street.  The city asks residents to not park on the mentioned roads during construction, and to plan a route around the construction when possible. The schedule is subject to change, depending on the weather.  You can view project updates on the City of Norwalk Facebook page.

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Sandusky Apartment Fire displaces 16 Families

A fire late Sunday night into Monday morning at an apartment complex in Sandusky has displaced 16 families.  The apartments at 1817 East Shoreway Drive are likely a total loss after upper sections of the building were heavily damaged in the blaze. Fire crews were on scene until around 7:00 am Monday morning. The official cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

 

Bellevue Community Days Festival begins Thursday

The 14th annual Bellevue Community Days Festival is this Thursday through Saturday.  Highlights of the event include midway rides, food-eating contests, and live music, along with a 5K run and fireworks on Friday night; and a classic car show and parade on Saturday morning. The free “Marvelous Mutts” dog show, will also take place all three days of the festival. Festival badges are also available to purchase, which give discounts to area businesses, entries into cash and prize raffles, and free entry into festival eating contests.

 

Patrol planning OVI Checkpoint this week

The Ohio State Highway Patrol in Sandusky has announced that troopers will operate an OVI checkpoint later this week to discourage and intercept impaired drivers. The county where the checkpoint will take place will be announced the day prior to the checkpoint, and the location will be announced the morning of the checkpoint.  The patrol says if you plan to consume alcohol, designate a driver or make other travel arrangements before you drink.

 

Monroeville looking to hire part-time Police Officer

The Monroeville Police Department is now accepting applications for the position of part-time police officer. Those who are interested must be a certified police officer or in the process of doing so. Applicants who are selected for employment must pass a background check and drug screening test.  For applications, visit the police department’s web site, at www.monroevillepolice.com or stop by the Monroeville Police Department.

 

 Huron County Public Health announces St. Paul student as Anti-Tobacco Billboard Contest Winner

Emily Centa, a soon to be senior at St. Paul High School, has been announced as this year’s winner of the Huron County Public Health Anti-Tobacco Billboard Contest.   Centa’s artwork in the tobacco-free billboard design contest included the message “Don’t let an addiction dominate you.”  Her design will be displayed on a billboard on US 250 in Norwalk near Hartland Plaza throughout June.  She also received a Cedar Point Platinum Season Pass for winning the contest.

 

Erie County Sheriff’s Office Chaplain receives Award

Chaplain John Adams of the Erie County Sheriff’s Office has received the Fraternal Order of Police Foundation’s Ohio Civilian Award. Adams also serves as the Chaplain of police departments in Sandusky, Perkins Township, and Huron.  Chief Ken Klamar of the Perkins Township Police Department coordinated Adams’ nomination.

Monday, June 20th, 2016

 Fatal Shooting Saturday Night in Sandusky

 

A Sandusky woman was placed in a medical coma after being shot in the head early Saturday evening, by a man who then killed himself.  The Sandusky Register, which calls the incident an “apparent stalking situation”, reports that 28 year-old DeAnna Wallace was alert after being shot one time by 66 year-old Richard Bowers; at the corner of West Monroe and Fulton streets in Sandusky on Saturday. Bowers then turned the gun on himself, dying from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Wallace was taken by medical helicopter to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, where she was placed in a medical coma to reduce swelling of the brain, according to police.  Cameras outside of nearby Cameo’s Pizza may have video footage of the shootings; and Pizza shop owner Matt Keech said recordings will be turned over to the Sandusky Police Department. 

 

Latest State Unemployment Numbers…

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has released the latest job figures.  Ohio’s unemployment rate was 5.1 percent in May 2016, down from 5.2 percent in April.  The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in May was 300,000, down 2,000 from 302,000 in the month of April. The number of unemployed has increased by 18,000 in the last 12 months from 282,000. The unemployment rate in May for Ohio was 0.2 percentage points higher than the May 2015 rate of 4.9 percent.

 

New Miss Ohio crowned Saturday evening, Willard contestants finish in Top 11

Alice Magoto, an 18 year-old from Cincinnati, was crowned Miss Ohio 2016 on Saturday night at the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield.  Her local title was Miss Portsmouth and her platform is, “Healthy Confidence: The New Definition of Beauty.”  Both Paige Weirs and Caitlyn Wallhead of Willard, finished in the top 11 of the finals on Saturday night, with Wallhead winning the “People’s Choice Award”.  The new Miss Ohio, Alice Magoto, will compete for the Miss America title in September.

 

ABLE hosting New Student Orientation later this Month    

New student orientation for ABLE will take place next week, beginning June 27th, at their Norwalk and Willard learning centers.  If you or someone you know is interested in registering, call the ABLE office at 419-660-1825.  Classes assist with items such as GED preparation, college and career readiness, reading and writing, and English language comprehension.  If you’re unable to travel, distance education opportunities are available.  All classes are free to eligible students.

 

Erie County Sheriff’s Office receives $37,000 grant for Traffic Safety

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office has received a grant totaling $37,388 in federal traffic safety funding.  The grant will be used to conduct overtime high-visibility enforcement patrols in areas identified with a high number of serious traffic crashes.  Those areas include US 250, State Route 4, State Route 60, State Route 2, State Route 61, and connecting county roads.  The goal of the enforcement activity is to reduce the number of fatal crashes in Erie County.  Enforcement under the grant will take place during the 4th of July period.  In May, 89 traffic stops were made with grant funding for the Prom and Click It or Ticket campaigns.

 

 

Cleveland Cavaliers win city’s first Championship in over 50 years

The Cleveland Cavaliers captured the city of Cleveland’s first major sports championship in 52 years, with a win over Golden State last night in game 7 of the NBA Finals, 93-89. LeBron James was named the unanimous NBA Finals MVP, leading the series in nearly every offensive stat category.  The Cavs are the first team in NBA history to come back from 3-1 down in the NBA Finals to win 3 straight games.  A parade and celebration rally are planned for Wednesday in Cleveland.

Monday, June 20th, 2016

 Fatal Shooting Saturday Night in Sandusky

 

A Sandusky woman was placed in a medical coma after being shot in the head early Saturday evening, by a man who then killed himself.  The Sandusky Register, which calls the incident an “apparent stalking situation”, reports that 28 year-old DeAnna Wallace was alert after being shot one time by 66 year-old Richard Bowers; at the corner of West Monroe and Fulton streets in Sandusky on Saturday. Bowers then turned the gun on himself, dying from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Wallace was taken by medical helicopter to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, where she was placed in a medical coma to reduce swelling of the brain, according to police.  Cameras outside of nearby Cameo’s Pizza may have video footage of the shootings; and Pizza shop owner Matt Keech said recordings will be turned over to the Sandusky Police Department. 

 

Latest State Unemployment Numbers…

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has released the latest job figures.  Ohio’s unemployment rate was 5.1 percent in May 2016, down from 5.2 percent in April.  The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in May was 300,000, down 2,000 from 302,000 in the month of April. The number of unemployed has increased by 18,000 in the last 12 months from 282,000. The unemployment rate in May for Ohio was 0.2 percentage points higher than the May 2015 rate of 4.9 percent.

 

New Miss Ohio crowned Saturday evening, Willard contestants finish in Top 11

Alice Magoto, an 18 year-old from Cincinnati, was crowned Miss Ohio 2016 on Saturday night at the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield.  Her local title was Miss Portsmouth and her platform is, “Healthy Confidence: The New Definition of Beauty.”  Both Paige Weirs and Caitlyn Wallhead of Willard, finished in the top 11 of the finals on Saturday night, with Wallhead winning the “People’s Choice Award”.  The new Miss Ohio, Alice Magoto, will compete for the Miss America title in September.

 

ABLE hosting New Student Orientation later this Month    

New student orientation for ABLE will take place next week, beginning June 27th, at their Norwalk and Willard learning centers.  If you or someone you know is interested in registering, call the ABLE office at 419-660-1825.  Classes assist with items such as GED preparation, college and career readiness, reading and writing, and English language comprehension.  If you’re unable to travel, distance education opportunities are available.  All classes are free to eligible students.

 

Erie County Sheriff’s Office receives $37,000 grant for Traffic Safety

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office has received a grant totaling $37,388 in federal traffic safety funding.  The grant will be used to conduct overtime high-visibility enforcement patrols in areas identified with a high number of serious traffic crashes.  Those areas include US 250, State Route 4, State Route 60, State Route 2, State Route 61, and connecting county roads.  The goal of the enforcement activity is to reduce the number of fatal crashes in Erie County.  Enforcement under the grant will take place during the 4th of July period.  In May, 89 traffic stops were made with grant funding for the Prom and Click It or Ticket campaigns.

 

 

Cleveland Cavaliers win city’s first Championship in over 50 years

The Cleveland Cavaliers captured the city of Cleveland’s first major sports championship in 52 years, with a win over Golden State last night in game 7 of the NBA Finals, 93-89. LeBron James was named the unanimous NBA Finals MVP, leading the series in nearly every offensive stat category.  The Cavs are the first team in NBA history to come back from 3-1 down in the NBA Finals to win 3 straight games.  A parade and celebration rally are planned for Wednesday in Cleveland.