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Thursday, August 26th, 2016

 Voluntary Testing shows Lead in Water at Five of Six Norwalk Schools

Lead was found in the water at five of six Norwalk schools during a recent voluntary water quality test. Norwalk High School showed no signs of elevated lead.   As a result of the test, the Norwalk City School District immediately shut down affected fountains and faucets, and similar ones, before the school year began. According to Huron County Public Health, the Norwalk school district is replacing all affected faucets and fountains, will re-test water and hold annual tests, and are providing drinking water for students and staff.  Blood testing for lead is also available through Huron County Public Health.

 

Counterfeit $100 Bills showing up in Norwalk

Norwalk Police have received information from a law enforcement agency that many businesses have been receiving counterfeit $100 bills. The bills are reportedly the older style $100 bills; and may not be able to be identified by a counterfeit detector pen, because of possibly being bleached. There is no suspect information at the time. A link to help determine if the bill is counterfeit or not is available on the Norwalk City Police Department Facebook page: http://www.secretservice.gov/data/KnowYourMoneyApril08.pdf.

Volunteers of America Food Pantry to host first annual Toilet Paper Drive

The Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio’s food pantry will host its’ first-ever Toilet Paper Drive this Friday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, at the Kroger Marketplace on West Perkins Avenue in Sandusky. The Drive will serve residents of Erie County by aiming to collect basic household necessities items other than food; as residents are welcome to donate toilet paper and other “basic essentials” such as: soap, toothpaste, dishwashing liquid, and baby diapers and wipes. The drive is being held in celebration of National Toilet Paper Day.

 

Pet Expo for Stein Hospice happening Friday in Sandusky

Stein Hospice is presenting the ‘Paws Up’ Pet Expo this Saturday at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Sandusky. The show will feature a pet show, agility and K9 demonstrations, along with pet-related vendors. Show hours are 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm Saturday in Building #5 at the fairgrounds, with free admission.

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

 Sandusky County Sheriff Indicted on 43 Counts

A Sandusky County Grand Jury has issued indictments against Sandusky County Sheriff Kyle Overmyer following a criminal investigation. 42 year-old Kyle Overmyer is facing 43 indictments, 38 felony counts including: Deception to Obtain a Dangerous Drug, Theft in Office, and Tampering with Records. An investigation began in September of 2015 after Sandusky County police chiefs expressed concerns regarding alleged unusual behavior by Overmyer in prescription drug disposal drop box collections. Overmyer is expected to be arraigned today.

 

Huron City Council members accused of illegally raising their Salary

The State Auditors’ Office says, current and former members of Huron City Council owe the state nearly 20-thousand-dollars for accepting mid-term pay raises. The state says, according to the city charter, council may only change their salary after an election cycle, not during.

 

City of Sandusky Fire Department looking for Information on specific Fires over the last year

The City of Sandusky Fire Department is seeking information on recent fires taking place over the last year. The fires occurred on July 25th, 2015 at 527 McDonough Street, and October 9th 2015 and May 31st 2016 at 925 West Monroe Streets approximately between the hours of 2:00 am and 5:30 am. The Sandusky Fire Department says they are looking for any small or large details involving these incidents including: someone possibly walking down the street at the time, an unusual vehicle in the area, or a strange sound. If you have information about the fires in question, call Fire Marshal Steve Rucker (419-627-5823) or Sandusky Police Detective Sergeant Dana Newell (419-627-5877). You may remain anonymous.

 

Candlelight Vigil to take place for Bellevue Woman

A candlelight vigil is planned for a Bellevue woman who died last week in an accident involving a semi-truck. The vigil for 20 year-old Brittany McHargue will take place Thursday at 8:30 pm at Bellevue’s Central Park. McHargue was hit by the right rear of a semi while crossing the street Thursday in Bellevue.

 

Sandusky County Fair in Fremont going on now through Sunday

The 164th edition of The Sandusky County Fair is now underway in Fremont. Fair highlights include a Christian Rock concert tonight in the grandstand along with other grandstand entertainment on Thursday with a Demolition Derby, and the Tug-a-Truck contest on Friday night. Rock legend Ted Nugent will also be in concert on Saturday at 8:00 pm. Admission price is $8.00 and includes all rides, kids’ activities, grounds entertainment shows, junior fair and open class exhibits. The fair runs through Sunday.

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Sandusky City Hall to Re-Locate

City Commissioners in Sandusky have approved a relocation-plan worth $18.5 million to move their Meigs Street government headquarters. The Sandusky Register reports that the plan includes the building of a new complex for police, municipal court, and justice center operations. A development company also said they would pledge another $5 million to build an additional 20 apartments and three storefronts.  Officials hope to have the project complete by 2018.

 

Latest on Medical Marijuana in Ohio…

The state of Ohio is moving ahead with plans to launch a specific kind of medicinal marijuana. More than 3-million-dollars will be passed along to state agencies to oversee the program that’ll take effect September 8th.

 

Lorain County Fair continues in Wellington     

The 171st edition of the Lorain County Fair rolls on today in Wellington.  Tonight, country music star Frankie Ballard is live in concert at 7:30 pm in the Grandstand. K96 will be broadcasting live from the fair tonight with Kyle Knight from 3:00 to 7:00 pm.

Monday, Aug 22nd, 2016

Classes get underway this week in Huron and Erie Counties

Classes are back in session today for Norwalk and St. Paul students. School also begins this week on Wednesday for students at Bellevue, Edison, Monroeville, South Central, Western Reserve, and Willard. School also starts on Thursday for students at Perkins and Sandusky Central Catholic, next Monday for New London, and a week from Tuesday at Margaretta. Kids at Plymouth and Sandusky went back to school last week.The Norwalk Police departments reminds drivers to allow for extra time driving, as children will be walking to school and home, along with frequent stopping by buses, as they pick up and drop off children.

 

Elyria man in Prison for robbing Pizza Shop

An Elyria man begins the week in prison after pleading ‘guilty’ to robbing a pizza shop in what police say, was an ‘inside job’. 24-year-old Raphael Graham gets 5 years behind bars…one of 4 suspects in last year’s armed robbery.

 

 Trump in Akron Tonight

The Road to the White House winds through northern Ohio again today. Donald Trump will speak tonight around 7:00 pm at the University of Akron.

 

Lorain County Fair Opens

The Lorain County Fair opens today in Wellington.  Tonight’s featured entertainment…38 Special.

 

Attorney General offers advice on donating to Natural Disaster Charities

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is offering some advice to help Ohioans make wise charitable donations and to avoid scams following the devastating flooding in the New Orleans, Louisiana area

Tips for making charitable donations after a natural disaster include:Be careful when giving to newly formed charities. Review claims carefully. Contact a charity before raising money on its behalf.

Some signs of a potential charity scam:Not providing details about how your donation will be used. Organizations with names that sound similar to other better-known organizations Offers to pick up donations immediately versus in the mail or online

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Bellevue woman dies after being struck by a Semi-Truck while Walking  A Bellevue woman has died from injuries suffered when she was hit by a semi –truck while crossing the street Thursday in Bellevue. 20 year-old Brittany McHargue of Bellevue was struck by the right-rear of a semi-truck driven by a Columbus man when the truck driver ran a red light while McHargue was walking her bike across the street on a marked crosswalk on US 20 at Orchard Street. She was flown by life flight to a Toledo hospital, where she was pronounced dead overnight.  The crash remains under investigation with charges pending.    Huron County Fair – Weekend Preview It’s day five of the Huron County Fair in Norwalk. Until 1:00 pm today, fair visitors can receive $1.00 off admission by bringing a non-perishable food item, which will be donated to the Salvation Army. The fair today features a best-dressed animal contest at 4:30 pm in the Doug Wilson Building, a sheriff’s k-9 demonstration in the Pickworth Judging Pavilion at 6:00 pm, and the Rough Truck/Car Competition at 6:30 pm in the Grandstand. The fair comes to close Saturday with a demolition derby taking place at 6:00 Saturday evening in the Grandstand.   Elyria woman running for another gold today in Rio Elyria native Tianna Bartoletta will go for the gold again today, as a member of the 4-by-100 relay team. They ran against the clock last night, knocking China out of the finals, after winning an appeal that they had been interfered with, during a baton handoff, by the team from Brazil.   Major Upgrades to take place at Cedar Point including an all-new Water Park Cedar Point has announced that ‘Soak City’ will be transformed into a brand new 18-acre water park called ‘Cedar Point Shores’ in 2017.  ‘Cedar Point Shores’ will feature three new water attractions and a new and upgraded food and merchandise location, ‘Crystal Rock Café’  It will also feature a new main entrance, a new poolside bar, and unobstructed views of Lake Erie. Cedar Point also will be enhancing and expanding their hotels, including the addition of a six-story tower and outdoor pool to The Hotel Breakers, which will open to guests in the summer of 2018.   Latest on Hilary Clinton E-mail Scandal… Hillary Clinton now says, former Secretary of State Colin Powell personally told her to set up a private server for non-classified emails. Last night, Powell told reporters, he had no recollection of such a conversation.

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Highway Patrol Troopers from Milan and Elyria receive Awards

Trooper Stephen Vanderford of the Milan Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol has received the ‘Criminal Patrol’ award for excellence in felony enforcement. He’ll receive a certificate and uniform ribbon. Trooper Juan Santiago of the Elyria Post also received the ‘Criminal Patrol’ award.

 

Shore Savings Card offers savings to local Attractions and Businesses in Sandusky-area

For those looking to spend some free time in the Sandusky area, you can spend less money doing it by picking up the Lake Erie Shores and Islands Savings Card. The card offers deals and discounts to around 85 local attractions…and it can be picked up at the Lake Erie Shores and Islands Welcome Centers, their travel guide, or it can be downloaded at www.ShoresandIslands.com.

 

Huron County Fair – Day Four

Today’s: Sponsor – Gaymont Nursing Center- Today is day number four of the Huron County Fair in Norwalk. It’s ‘Senior Citizens Day’ with free admission for seniors sponsored by The Willows at Willard. Today’s fair activities include the Senior King and Queens Contest in the Veterans Pavilion at 10:30 am and and Motocross Races in the Grandstand at 7:00 pm. 95.3 WLKR will be broadcasting at the fair once again today…with Carrie Danger live from 3:00 to 6:30 pm.

 

Woman from Elyria wins Gold at Olympics

Elyria native Tianna Bartoletta has won a gold medal in the long jump at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Four years ago, she also won gold as part of the 400-meter relay team.

 

Huron County Fairgrounds to host Pesticide-Disposal event later this Month

Farmers wishing to rid themselves of unwanted pesticides are invited to drop them off August 31st at the Huron County Fairgrounds in Norwalk. The Ohio Department of Agriculture will host the event. The pesticide collection and disposal-service is free of charge, but only farm-chemicals will be accepted, with no paint, anti-freeze or solvents allowed.

 

 State-owned Vehicle Auction taking place Saturday in Columbus

Nearly 300 state-owned vehicles are going on the auction-block in Columbus on Saturday, the most in 10 years. Many of them are high-mileage, some need major repair, and all are sold, ‘as-is’. You can check out the entries at the website for the Ohio Department of Administrative Services.

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Clyde man injured in one-vehicle crash overnight near Bellevue

A Clyde man was seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash overnight on US 20, close to TR 296, near Bellevue. 22 year-old Tyler Friend of Clyde went off the right side of the road, overturned, and struck a telephone poll.  Friend was partially ejected from his car and trapped under the vehicle, where he suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported from the scene by Life Flight to a Toledo hospital. Alcohol was a factor in the crash. He was not wearing his seatbelt. The crash remains under investigation.

 

 Huron County Fair – Day Three

Wednesday Fair Sponsor – Northern Ohio Rural Water Today marks day three of the Huron County Fair in Norwalk.  Today is ‘Veterans Day’, with admission of just one penny for military veterans. Tonight’s fair highlights include the OSTPA Tractor Pull at 6:30 pm in the grandstand and the Pony Pull at 7:00 pm in Weisenberger Arena. 95.3 WLKR will be broadcasting at the fair once again today…with Kelly Rose live from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

 

 Sheriff’s Office offering Free Children’s ID Cards at the Fair this week

The Huron County Sheriff’s Office is providing free Kidprint ID cards to all children this week at their Kidprint booth here at the fairgrounds. Kids can receive their free ID cards by stopping at the booth from 12:00 to 7:00 pm today, tomorrow, or Friday, or from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm Saturday.  192 kids received free Kidprint ID Cards during ‘Kids Day’ yesterday at the fair.

 

Special Kick-off event being held Thursday for Sandusky Alzheimer’s Walk

A wine and cheese reception will be held Thursday to help sign-up and provide information for the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Sandusky event. Captain John’s Nautical Shopping Center in Sandusky on Columbus Avenue will host the event Thursday night from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. A representative from the local Alzheimer’s Association will be there to answer questions along with members of the 2016 Walk Committee.  Teams that have already signed up are encouraged to stop by and drop off funds already raised. This year’s Sandusky-area walk takes place Saturday, September 10th at the Ohio Veterans Home.

 

 It’s ‘Cleveland Fan Appreciation Week’ at Cedar Point

Cedar Point is hosting ‘Cleveland Fan Appreciation Week’, going on now through Sunday. Guests can save $23 off general park admission online by using the promo code ‘CLEFAN’, which is valid through Sunday. During select days this week, visitors can take part in interactive fan experiences from the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Monsters, and Cleveland Gladiators.

 

 Attorney General Warns about Scams against Students

As kids head back to school or college, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has some warnings on scams that are targeting students. Those scams involve topics such as grants, student loan relief, part-time jobs, apartment rental, and online buying and selling. Signs of a potential scam include: requests for money wire transfers, pressure to act immediately, payment requests over the phone using a gift card, overpayment, and having to send your own money, as part of a job. More information is available online at www.OhioProtects.org.

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Child Injured when hit by a car while riding his bicycle near Greenwich

A nine year-old boy was seriously injured when he was hit by an SUV while riding his bicycle on Monday morning near Greenwich on US 224. Nine year-old Jonathan Music of Greenwich rode his bicycle out of a driveway in the path of a SUV driven by 62 year-old Michael McGahhey of Willard, resulting in the child being stuck by the vehicle and ejected from his bicycle, where he suffered serious injuries, and was transported from the scene by EMS.  The boy was not wearing a helmet.  No charges have been issued.

 

Three Arrested in Bellevue on Drug Charges

Three residents of Bellevue were arrested on drug charges Monday after a search warrant was executed by The Huron County Sheriff’s Department where Methamphetamine, Opiate based prescription pills, Xanax and over $1,500 cash was located, along with a loaded handgun. 44 year-old Jay Rush, 44 year-old Jennifer Rush, and 49 year-old David Tyree, all of East Main Street in Bellevue, were all arrested on felony drug charges including drug possession and drug trafficking.

 

Georgia Man Charged in Sunday’s Fatal Ohio Turnpike Crash in Erie County

A truck driver from Georgia faces charges, stemming from Sunday’s chain-reaction crash in a construction zone on the Ohio Turnpike in Erie County. Those charges include vehicular assault and aggravated vehicular homicide.  A 14 year old girl from New York was killed in the crash. Eight other people were hurt.  Troopers say, Chavan Carter rear-ended a vehicle and damaged 8 others.

 

Highway Patrol encouraging parents to explain dangers of alcohol before going to College

All across the area, young adults are heading off to college, and many of them for the first time will be away from home. The Ohio Investigative Unit  (OIU) of the Highway Patrol wants to make sure college students know the dangers of alcohol and getting intoxicated before they arrive on campus. The OIU tells parents to remind their kids that alcohol increases the risk of being assaulted, both physically and sexually, and that they are at a higher risk of being robbed as well.

 

Huron County Fair – Day Two Information

The Huron County Fair opened up yesterday with a great country music show from High Valley and Chase Bryant last night in the Grandstand. There was a nice and lively crowd on hand for the concert, despite some rain showers. Today is ‘Kids Day’ at the Huron County Fair in Norwalk, with free admission for children until 3:00 pm today (rides not included). Activities going on today at the fair include, displays from the School Bus Safety Organization at 11:00 am, a kiddie tractor pull at 12:00 noon and ‘Cheer Bonanza’ takes place at 6:30 pm tonight in the Grandstand. K96 and 95.3 WLKR will again be live at the fair today with K96’s Kyle Knight live from 3:00 to 7:00 pm and Carrie Danger from 95.3 WLKR live from 3:00 to 6:30 pm.

Monday, July 15th, 2016

10-vehicle Construction Zone crash results in Child’s Death

The Highway Patrol says, it’ll be up to the Erie County Prosecutor’s Office to determine whether any charges will be filed from Sunday’s fatal crash on the Ohio Turnpike. Troopers say, trouble began yesterday when a trucker rear-ended another vehicle in a construction zone in the eastbound lanes, triggering a chain-reaction that involved another 8 vehicles. One young girl was killed, and seven other people were hurt. Traffic was tied up for nearly 3 hours.

 

Norwalk man injured in Two-vehicle crash Saturday

A 19 year-old Norwalk man received non-serious injuries in a two-vehicle roll-over crash involving a bus on Saturday in New Haven in Huron County. 19 year-old Hayden Miller of Norwalk was northbound on State Route 61 when he lost control of his Chevy Colorado truck around a curve, then struck a guardrail and collided with a bus driven by Luis Davila-Hernandez of Willard on Route 61, just south of Greenbush Road. Miller’s vehicle rolled over and came to rest in the southbound lane. Hernandez was not injured, while four passengers sustained minor injuries.

 

 Clyde OVI Checkpoint Results

The Ohio State Highway Patrol conducted a successful OVI checkpoint on US 20 in Clyde on Saturday night. 496 vehicles passed through the checkpoint and were checked for impairment. Two vehicles were diverted for further investigation, with one person arrested for Operating a Vehicle while Impaired, and one driver was issued a citation for driving under suspension. In 2015, there were 22 alcohol involved injury crashes and three alcohol involved fatal crash in this area.

 

Huron County Fair gets underway Today

 The Huron County Fair begins today at the fairgrounds in Norwalk. Huron County Public Health will be in attendance in the Health Building Monday through Friday.  They will be handing out free mosquito dunks to county residents, offering assistance with Medicare enrollment, along with signing people up for their Heart Walk – with a chance to win a Fitbit.  Drug test kits will also be available for $5. ,National country-music acts Chase Bryant and High Valley will be live in concert at the fair on tonight at 7:30 pm in the grandstand. 95.3 WLKR and K-96 will be broadcasting live from the fair all week long, with a live broadcast today from 10:00 am to 12:30 on 95.3, and then on K-96 tonight from 3:00 to 7:00 pm.

 

Huron County Public Health at the Fair all this Week

Huron County Public Health will be in attendance in the Health Building today through Friday at the Huron County Fair. They will be handing out free mosquito dunks to county residents, offering assistance with Medicare enrollment, along with signing people up for their Heart Walk, with a chance to win a Fitbit.  Drug test kits will also be available for $5.

 

Trench excavation and paving going on in Norwalk this week

Work will continue on the Pleasant Street Project in Norwalk today with trench excavation to take place on Washington Street. Traffic in the mentioned area will be maintained with portable traffic signals. On Tuesday, paving will be done in the Washington Street area with portable traffic signals and flaggers maintaining traffic.  The remaining project work will be confined to the Jaycee Park on Pleasant Street, which is still on schedule to re-open in the spring of 2017.  Follow the City of Norwalk on Facebook for timely updates.

 

 K-96 recognized on 20-Year Anniversary from Ohio General Assembly

Our sister station, WKFM, ‘K-96’, has received special recognition on its’ 20th anniversary from The General Assembly of The State of Ohio and Representative Steven M. Arndt (House District 89). In a recognition certificate, K-96 is congratulated on its’ 20 year milestone and is offered best wishes for the future.

Friday, August 12th, 2016

The 40th annual Huron Rotary Fine Art and Food Festival kicks off today at the Huron boat basin.

 

The event will begin at 5:00 tonight and will feature over 30 artists, along with gourmet food trucks from Cleveland, and live music each day. All the money brought in during the 3-day festival will help support the local community. The festival runs Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

 

 

The U.S. EPA has awarded Sandusky city officials with $175,000 in federal funds for various environmental upgrades to Lions Park.

According to the Sandusky Register, the project will reconfigure and replace parking lots that will allow rain water to seep into the pavement and into a storm system where the water can be cleansed before running off into the Sandusky Bay. They will also install rain gardens to treat storm water and plant trees and meadow vegetation. The project should prevent about 284,000 gallons of untreated water from reaching Sandusky Bay and Lake Erie each year.

 

Norwalk residents interested in receiving home repairs are encouraged to seek assistance through the City of Norwalk Community Housing Impact & Preservation Program.

The CHIP-funded programs offer income-eligible homeowners the opportunity to upgrade plumbing or electrical systems, repair or replace roofs, fix or replace furnaces and water heaters, and secure other vital improvements or repairs to their residences. These home repairs are provided at no cost to homeowners. CHIP Home rehabilitations provide more extensive repair work to the home, and are funded through a combination of a grant and a no-interest deferred loan payable at the time of the home’s sale or title transfer. Residents must be at or below 80 percent of Huron County median income to qualify, which is $46,250 for a family of four. For more information, visit wsos.org

 

Macy’s has announced that they’ll be closing 100 stores nationwide, according to the Sandusky Mall, the Sandusky store will likely stay open.

Macy’s says they will be concentration their resources in the better performing locations.

 

Today at the Erie County Fair in Sandusky is Senior Fest.

People 60 and over will have free admission to the fair until 4:00pm. Tonight’s entertainment will be the NTPA tractor pulls in the grandstand at 6:30. There will be an additional $5 charge for Grandstand admission.