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Friday, June 16, 2017

Clyde woman dies, Sandusky woman seriously injured in crash

A woman from Clyde was killed and a Sandusky woman was seriously hurt in a Wednesday morning crash in Sandusky County’s Townsend Township.

53 year-old Patricia Likes-Slempa of Clyde reportedly failed to yield at the intersection of Ohio 412 and County Road 294 and drove into the path of 47 year-old Lori Prosser of Sandusky; who was approaching the same intersection.

Prosser was taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.

 

City of Willard to assist residents with clean-up after flooding

The City of Willard took in over 3 inches of rain Tuesday night; leaving many flooded streets and basements.

The city plans to help with the clean-up.  Starting Monday, residents can place damaged items on the curb for pick-up.

The rainfall was a record for the most rain ever on June 13th in Willard.

 

Vermilion Festival of the Fish going on this weekend

The 51st annual Vermilion Festival of the Fish begins today.

Fireworks over Lake Erie take place tonight at dusk; along with a sand castle contest Saturday morning, a lighted boat parade Saturday night and a Father’s Day parade Sunday at 12:30 pm.

The festival runs now through Sunday.

 

Willard ‘welcome home’ party for migrants canceled

A planned ‘welcome home’ party for migrant workers in Willard, which some viewed as controversial, has now been canceled.

The event planned by the chamber of commerce was scheduled for Saturday.

Chamber president Carrie McClendon said her association canceled the event due to ‘scheduling issues’.

 

Toby Keith to play Put-in-Bay

Country music star Toby Keith will headline Put-in-Bay’s summer music festival this Labor Day weekend.

Keith’s performance is part of the first-ever ‘Bash on the Bay’ country music festival at the airport.
The show takes place August 31st with tickets on sale starting this Monday morning at 9:00 am.

 

Norwalk Salvation Army seeking donations

The Salvation Army in Norwalk is looking for assistance with their weekend bag-lunch program, ‘Weekends Without Hunger’.

They are seeking funding for four weeks of food; including canned pasta, fruit cups and single servings of cereal.

So far, the Norwalk Elks have donated over $2,700 worth of supplies for the program.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 6/16

Today

Sunny, with a high near 88.

 

Tonight

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.

 

Saturday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.

 

Sunday – Father’s Day

Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Clyde woman dies, Sandusky woman seriously injured in crash A woman from Clyde was killed and a Sandusky woman was seriously hurt in a Wednesday morning crash in Sandusky County’s Townsend Township. 53 year-old Patricia Likes-Slempa of Clyde reportedly failed to yield at the intersection of Ohio 412 and County Road 294 and drove into the path of 47 year-old Lori Prosser of Sandusky; who was approaching the same intersection. Prosser was taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.   City of Willard to assist residents with clean-up after flooding The City of Willard took in over 3 inches of rain Tuesday night; leaving many flooded streets and basements. The city plans to help with the clean-up.  Starting Monday, residents can place damaged items on the curb for pick-up. The rainfall was a record for the most rain ever on June 13th in Willard.   Patrol OVI checkpoint in Ottawa County tomorrow The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced today that an OVI checkpoint will be held in Ottawa County tomorrow evening. The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers. The location of the checkpoint will be announced Saturday morning.   Vermilion Festival of the Fish going on this weekend The 51st annual Vermilion Festival of the Fish begins today. Fireworks over Lake Erie take place tonight at dusk; along with a sand castle contest Saturday morning, a lighted boat parade Saturday night and a Father’s Day parade Sunday at 12:30 pm. The festival runs now through Sunday.   Willard ‘welcome home’ party for migrants canceled A planned ‘welcome home’ party for migrant workers in Willard, which some viewed as controversial, has now been canceled. The event planned by the chamber of commerce was scheduled for Saturday. Chamber president Carrie McClendon said her association canceled the event due to ‘scheduling issues’.   Toby Keith to play Put-in-Bay Country music star Toby Keith will headline Put-in-Bay’s summer music festival this Labor Day weekend. Keith’s performance is part of the first-ever ‘Bash on the Bay’ country music festival at the airport. The show takes place August 31st with tickets on sale starting this Monday morning at 9:00 am.   Norwalk Salvation Army seeking donations The Salvation Army in Norwalk is looking for assistance with their weekend bag-lunch program, ‘Weekends Without Hunger’. They are seeking funding for four weeks of food; including canned pasta, fruit cups and single servings of cereal. So far, the Norwalk Elks have donated over $2,700 worth of supplies for the program.   NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 6/16 Today Sunny, with a high near 88.   Tonight A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.   Saturday A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.   Sunday – Father’s Day Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83.   Read more...
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Friday, June 16, 2017

Clyde woman dies, Sandusky woman seriously injured in crash

A woman from Clyde died and a Sandusky woman was seriously hurt in a Wednesday morning crash in Sandusky County’s Townsend Township.

53 year-old Patricia Likes-Slempa of Clyde reportedly failed to yield at the intersection of Ohio 412 and County Road 294 and drove into the path of 47 year-old Lori Prosser of Sandusky; who was approaching the same intersection.

Prosser was taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.

 

City of Willard to assist residents with clean-up after flooding

The City of Willard took in over 3 inches of rain Tuesday night; leaving many flooded streets and basements.

The city plans to help with the clean-up.  Starting Monday, residents can place damaged items on the curb for pick-up.

The rainfall was a record for the most rain ever on June 13th in Willard.

 

Vermilion Festival of the Fish going on this weekend

The 51st annual Vermilion Festival of the Fish begins today.

Fireworks over Lake Erie take place tonight at dusk; along with a sand castle contest Saturday morning, a lighted boat parade Saturday night and a Father’s Day parade Sunday at 12:30 pm.

The festival runs now through Sunday.

 

Willard ‘welcome home’ party for migrants canceled

A planned ‘welcome home’ party for migrant workers in Willard, which some viewed as controversial, has now been canceled.

The event planned by the chamber of commerce was scheduled for Saturday.

Chamber president Carrie McClendon said her association canceled the event due to ‘scheduling issues’.

 

Toby Keith to play Put-in-Bay

Country music star Toby Keith will headline Put-in-Bay’s summer music festival this Labor Day weekend.

Keith’s performance is part of the first-ever ‘Bash on the Bay’ country music festival at the airport.
The show takes place August 31st with tickets on sale starting this Monday morning at 9:00 am.

 

Norwalk Salvation Army seeking donations

The Salvation Army in Norwalk is looking for assistance with their weekend bag-lunch program, ‘Weekends Without Hunger’.

They are seeking funding for four weeks of food; including canned pasta, fruit cups and single servings of cereal.

So far, the Norwalk Elks have donated over $2,700 worth of supplies for the program.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 6/16

Today

Sunny, with a high near 88.

 

Tonight

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.

 

Saturday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.

 

Sunday – Father’s Day

Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Straw fire in Monroeville

A fire at a farm in Monroeville resulted in the loss of at least 30 acres of straw worth around $25,000.

The fire at Enterprise Hill Farms near Huber and Lamereaux Roads on Monday likely started when a mower tossed up a rock and sparked.

 

Huron Schools agree to deal with classified staff members

A three-year deal has been reached between Huron Schools and its classified workers.

The contract includes a one-percent yearly increase of base salary for the school’s 53 classified staff members including educational aides and transportation employees.

 

Norwalk council talks funding for splash pad

During this week’s work session, City Council in Norwalk discussed the accepting of a $200,000 state grant that will be used to mostly fund the splash pad at the Ernsthausen Community Center.

The grant would require reimbursement; meaning the city would have to front the money.

The 40-by-80 foot splash pad will likely cost $246,000 with construction to start after the pool closes in the fall.

 

Amtrak service to Sandusky could end due to budget cuts

Amtrak passenger rail service to Sandusky could end…at least that’s what a national group representing train passengers is saying.

The National Association of Railroad Passengers are attempting to organize demonstrations on June 23rd to protest President Donald Trump’s budget proposal; which they believe would end passenger rail service to cities such as Sandusky, Elyria and Cleveland.

The Amtrak rail service in Sandusky makes two stops per day, one to pick up passengers and the other to unload.

 

Willard hosting scavenger hunt
Willard is hosting a scavenger hunt in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the re-naming of the town.

The ‘2017 Then and Now Scavenger Hunt’ is going on now through next Friday the 22nd.

The contest features booklets that lead residents throughout town to answer questions based on Willard history.

The booklets can be purchased for $2 at Willard City Hall and other locations.  A $200 prize will be awarded.

 

Perkins Township Police hosting car show this weekend

Police in Perkins Township in Sandusky are hosting a classic car show this weekend.

The ‘Motor Madness’ car and bike show is set to take place at the Sandusky Mall Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Proceeds will go to Big Brothers-Big Sisters.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 6/15

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.

 

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

 

Saturday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Partly sunny, with a high near 87.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Bellevue man dies in single vehicle crash

A Bellevue man was killed and another was seriously hurt in a single vehicle crash last night.

52 year-old Rodney Lewis was a passenger in a Ford Explorer that went left of center on Township Road 173 in Ballville Township and struck a tree head on.

The vehicle’s driver, 45 year-old Christopher Ferguson of Bellevue, was taken to a Toledo hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.

 

Myers pleads ‘not guilty’ in Bogle death

Bond has been set at $2 million for the man believed to have killed Clyde’s Heather Bogle in 2015.

48 year-old Daniel Myers of Green Creek Township plead ‘not guilty’ on Tuesday in a Sandusky County court.

Myers could face the death penalty after being indicted on two counts of aggravated murder in Bogle’s death.

Bogle’s body was found in the trunk of her car in an apartment complex parking lot in Clyde.

 

Storms hit southern Huron County on Tuesday

Southern Huron County was hit by severe storms last night.

It resulted in flooding and some downed tree limbs in the Willard area.

The emergency alert system in Huron County issued a warning last night to Willard residents to be aware of flooded basements in relation to the dangers of gas and electric utilities.

 

Women gives birth at Kalahari

In the span of three hours, two women went into labor at the Kalahari Resort water park in Sandusky on Tuesday.

One of those women gave birth at the resort with the help of three Huron Fire paramedics and an Erie County Sheriff’s Deputy.

The mother and child were reported as doing fine.

The other woman was taken to a nearby hospital before the child was delivered.

 

 

Medical marijuana approved in Sandusky

City commissioners in Sandusky have unanimously voted to remove a ban against medical marijuana in the city.

The vote opens the door for Sandusky to become a possible host city for a company to produce and dispense medical marijuana.

24 statewide licenses are up for grabs; with those locations expected to be named in September.

 

Norwalk concert series continues tonight

The Norwalk summer concert series features ‘The Divots’ tonight.

They take the stage at 6:30 pm at the Norwalk reservoir.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 6/14

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Partly sunny, with a high near 84.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.

Thursday

Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a high near 86.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Man indicted in Heather Bogle’s death

The local man accused in the killing of Clyde’s Heather Bogle has been indicted on two counts of aggravated murder by a special grand jury.

48 year-old Daniel Myers of Green Creek Township, near Clyde, could face the death penalty or life in prison if convicted.

The grand jury also believes that evidence points to Bogle’s death being sexually motivated.

Bogle was found shot and beaten in the trunk of her car in an apartment complex in Clyde in April of 2015.

Myers was a co-worker of Bogle.

 

Suspect in custody in connection with triple homicide in North Royalton

After an overnight standoff at a home on Valley Forge Drive in Brunswick, Police have taken a man into custody they believe is connected to a triple homicide in North Royalton.

Police confirmed that 45-year old George Brinkman is a suspect in the death of 45-year old Suzanne Taylor, and her daughters, 21-year-old Taylor Pifer and 18-year old Kylie Pifer.

The three family members were found by a friend Sunday night at a home in North Royalton.

 

Good samaritans save Lorain woman from fiery home

A Lorain woman has three strangers to thank for her being here today.

Yesterday a duplex on Elyria Avenue in Lorain caught fire.

As the flames started to take the home, Maria Otero and her children were able to exit the building, but her mother Ramona remained up stars on the second floor.

Three men, who were passing by the home, dared the flames, reaching Ramona and bringing her out safely.

After being thanked, the men left the scene claiming, they needed to get to work.

The Lorian Fire department extinguished the fire a short time later. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

 

Sheffield Township man sent to prison for attack on two women

A Sheffield township man has received a 14 year prison sentence for a brutal attack on two women a year ago.

29-year old Jonathan McCann attacked Christa Waters and his then girlfriend Jesika Buckosh at her Sheffield township home back on August 25.

According to the police report, McCann was armed with a knife that night. He used it against Waters, attempting to stab her twice in the abdomen, slicing her face and nearly severing two of her fingers.

In the attack, he also broke Buckosh’s arm.

 

Lorain auxiliary Police Officer injured in crash

A Lorain auxiliary police officer was treated at Mercy Medical Center after a Sheffield Township car wreck Monday morning on Elyria Avenue near Lincoln Boulevard..

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, 72-year old David Calabrese of Lorain, was driving a police cruiser home after working a midnight shift.

On his drive home, Calabrese rear-ended another car then went off the road, hit a mailbox and a guy wire before coming to a stop in a ditch.

The driver of the other car was un-injured, while Calabrese was taken to the hospital, where he was examined. The crash remains under investigation.

 

Wellington man hurt in motorcycle accident

A Wellington Man is in the hospital after crashing his Motorcycle on Monday.

The Ohio Highway Patrol said 24-year old Aaron Martin was riding without a helmet when he fell on state root 303 by Chamberlain Road.

The trooper on the scene said Martin was conscious and alert but likely had a broken leg.

Martin nor the officers at the scene are sure what caused the crash.

 

Patrol Post planning OVI checkpoint later on this week

The Sandusky Post of the Highway Patrol has announced that an OVI checkpoint will take place in the area later this week.

The county of the checkpoint will be announced the day prior; with the exact location announced the morning of the checkpoint.

 

St. Paul grad honored for saving drowning woman

A Norwalk Saint Paul grad has been awarded for saving a woman’s life.

On April 26th, 25 year-old Zachary Service, along with three co-workers for a property manager in Mayfield Heights, pulled a drowning woman from the bottom of a 9-foot pool; with Service giving her CPR until paramedics arrived.

The 2010 Saint Paul graduate was given the Public Service Cross at last week’s council meeting in Mayfield Heights.

 

Elyria woman accused of killing boyfriend asking court for time with her children

An Elyria Woman convicted of killing her boyfriend has asked the court for two weeks of freedom to spend with her two children.

Nicole Villegas is accused of shooting and killing her boyfriend 36-year old Lamar Capers back on November 24th, 2014.

Judge Mark Betleski denied the request  saying he doesn’t believe that would be a good idea, citing Villegas was not only a flight risk, but do to past drug issues could be a danger to herself.

Villegas is due back in court on June 26 for charges related to drugs.

 

Huron bridge work delays continue

The Huron Memorial Bridge project will be delayed once again.

After previous setbacks, the U.S. 6 bridge work will again be hindered after ODOT officials refused to allow the lowest-bidding contractor to perform cosmetic-related tasks; such as painting, due to not meeting qualifications and requirements.

The project originally scheduled to finish in 2014, is now expected to be completed by no later than 2019.

 

Lorain City Council discusses sewer rate hike

Lorain’s City Council’s Streets and Utilities Committee held an open forum for the public Monday night regarding the proposed sewer hike for the city’s residents.

Some people voiced their displeasure to the situation saying they could not afford the proposed hike, and asking the city to find other avenues to get the money.

After requiring the city to upgrade their sewer system, in March the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency allowed the city to table the project to help cut costs.

The city’s proposed plan would see the average resident’s sewer rates raise about six dollars a month.

 

Sandusky Fire Department 5K going on next month

Pre-registration is now underway for the Sandusky Fire Department 5K.

The 5K walk-run and kids 1K is set to take place Saturday, July 1st at Fire Station Number 1.

Registration is $20; but those that pre-register by June 22nd can save five dollars.

All event proceeds go to the Sandusky Firefighter’s Charity Fund.

 

Sandusky concert series to start tonight

The 2017 Gazebo Concert Series in Sandusky begins tonight.

The music gets underway in Washington Park at 7:00 pm with the Sandusky Choral Society.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 6/13

Today

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.

 

Wednesday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85.

 

Thursday

Showers and thunderstorms likely.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85

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Monday, June 12, 2017

No charges to be filed in Willard boy’s death

No charges will be filed in the death of 14 year-old Willard student Caleb Hershiser from an apparent suicide on April 2nd.

An investigation report released by the Huron County Prosecutor’s Office to the Sandusky Register said there was nothing found that indicated the cause of his death to be related to a criminal act or provocation such as bullying.

The report included interviews with family members, friends, teachers and local residents.

A two-month investigation was launched after police received a tip involving possible bullying.

 

Results from Norwalk OVI Checkpoint

Results have been released from Friday night’s OVI Checkpoint in Norwalk.

Authorities checked close to 600 vehicles for signs of impairment with no arrests made in the checkpoint zone on U.S. 250 just south of Lais Road.

One driver was arrested for OVI though just south of Norwalk during the hours of the checkpoint’s operation.

 

Two arrested in Norwalk for burglary

Two Norwalk men have been arrested for their involvement in a break-in at a residence on Seminary Street early Saturday morning.

18 year-old Michael Franklin and 20 year-old Scott Rigg were both charged with aggravated burglary after Norwalk Police reportedly received a call that the two men had broken a second story window and entered a home.

Rigg was also charged with resisting arrest and theft of a firearm; with Franklin receiving an additional charge of underage alcohol consumption.

 

Two hurt in Huron Township crash

A Norwalk woman was injured in a crash Friday night in Huron Township.

25 year-old Bethany Springer was a passenger in a vehicle in the 4000 block of U.S. 6 eastbound that crossed the center line and hit a vehicle going westbound.

Springer and the driver, a 22 year-old Pennsylvania man, were transported to Firelands Regional Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The other vehicle’s driver was not injured.

Fatigue is a likely factor in the crash.

 

Erie County household hazardous waste collection event happening soon

The Erie County Landfill is holding a household hazardous waste collection event later this month.

Those wishing to participate must pre-register by this Thursday (June 15th).

The June 24th collection event is only open to Erie County residents meaning no businesses or contractors.

More information can be found at www.ErieCountyRecycles.com.

 

Norwalk football field bleacher board removal happening Saturday

Norwalk City Schools are looking for the public’s help in removing bleacher boards at Whitney Field this Saturday.

‘Whitney Field Work Day’ takes place from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm; with boards to be removed from the bleacher structure of the home side of the football stadium; in preparation of new aluminum planking.

All skill levels are invited.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 6/12

Today

Sunny, with a high near 91.

 

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 72.

 

Tuesday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Partly sunny, with a high near 90.

 

Wednesday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Two men plead ‘not guilty’ to charges involving woman found dead of drug overdose in ditch

Two of three men accused of leaving a woman, overdosing on drugs,in a field in Elyria have pled ‘not guilty’ to ‘reckless homicide’.

The body of 29 year old Naomi Caulfield was found off Old Fowl Road on April 11th.

Greg Ralston and Anthony Barker were arraigned yesterday.

A third suspect, Christopher Williams The Second, will have his case heard by the Lorain County Grand Jury.

 

Shiloh teen killed in car crash

A Shiloh teen died in a two-vehicle crash early Thursday morning in northern Richland County.

According to the Highway Patrol, Dylan Patton failed to stop at the stop sign on Dininger Road at Ohio 61 and collided with another vehicle; resulting in his truck flipping over into a ditch.

Patton was 17 years-old.

 

Lorain County man pleads ‘not guilty’  in connection with mutli-vehicle fatal crash

A Lorain County man has pled ‘not guilty’ to traffic and drug charges stemming from a fatal crash in Elyria earlier this year.

Prosecutors say, 34 year old Donald Books had marijuana in his system when he allegedly triggered a multi-vehicle crash that killed 6 year old Alia Bailey.

 

Grafton man dies in lawnmower accident

Funeral arrangements are being made for a Grafton Township man involved in a lawnmower mishap.

The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office says, 58 year old Wesley Holstein of Grafton-Eastern Road died Wednesday night when his riding lawnmower overturned in a ditch and landed on top of him.

 

Medical marijuana ban to be voted on by Sandusky city commissioners

On Monday, Sandusky’s city commissioners will vote on legislation that could make the city eligible to host a company for the legal cultivation of medical marijuana.

The vote concerns the lifting of a medical marijuana ban that was put in place last August.

There are 24 available licenses statewide; which need to be applied for by the end of this month.

 

OVI checkpoint tonight in Huron County

The Ohio State Highway Patrol has announced that tonight’s OVI Checkpoint in Huron County will be located on US 250 near Lais Road.

It will take place from 9:00 to 11:00 pm.

 

Reward now $2,500 in Perry’s Memorial vandalizing incident

A reward of $2,500 is now in place for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for vandalizing Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial on Put-in-Bay.

In mid-May, it’s believed that at least one person climbed a fence around a column and vandalized the memorial; which was closed for restoration work.

The reward is being offered by the Lake Erie Heritage Foundation and National Park Service.

 

Former Greenwich man to spend a year-and-a-half in prison for gun theft

A man formerly from Greenwich has been sentenced to 16 months in prison.

35 year-old Jonathan Fisher, now of Ashland, faces prison time for violating his probation in relation to a 2014 incident in which he plead guilty to the theft of a firearm from a Greenwich mobile home.

 

Portion of Milan Avenue to be closed next week in Norwalk

Beginning on Monday, Milan Avenue will be completely closed to traffic between Marshall and Main streets in Norwalk.

The closure is due to extensive road work from the Milan Avenue Improvement Project.

 

National walleye fishing tournament continues in Lorain

Hundreds of people who love fishing are back in the water off Lorain for the second day of Cabela’s National Team Walleye Championship.

They’re competing for a quarter-of-a-million-dollars in cash and prizes.

The tournament continues through tomorrow.

Their ‘catch’ will be processed and donated to “Family Promise of Lorain County.

 

‘Imagine Norwalk’ taking place tonight

The first ‘Imagine Norwalk’ of the season happens tonight.

The art and music festival takes place in Norwalk’s historic uptown business district.

Tonight is the first of eight planned ‘Imagine Norwalk’ events.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 6/9

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.

 

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

 

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 87.

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Shiloh teen killed in car crash

A Shiloh teen died in a two-vehicle crash early Thursday morning in northern Richland County.

According to the Highway Patrol, Dylan Patton failed to stop at the stop sign on Dininger Road at Ohio 61 and collided with another vehicle; resulting in his truck flipping over into a ditch.

Patton was 17 years-old.

 

Medical marijuana ban to be voted on by Sandusky city commissioners

On Monday, Sandusky’s city commissioners will vote on legislation that could make the city eligible to host a company for the legal cultivation of medical marijuana.

The vote concerns the lifting of a medical marijuana ban that was put in place last August.

There are 24 available licenses statewide; which need to be applied for by the end of this month.

 

OVI checkpoint tonight in Huron County

The Ohio State Highway Patrol has announced that tonight’s OVI Checkpoint in Huron County will be located on US 250 near Lais Road.

It will take place from 9:00 to 11:00 pm.

 

Reward now $2,500 in Perry’s Memorial vandalizing incident

A reward of $2,500 is now in place for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for vandalizing Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial on Put-in-Bay.

In mid-May, it’s believed that at least one person climbed a fence around a column and vandalized the memorial; which was closed for restoration work.

The reward is being offered by the Lake Erie Heritage Foundation and National Park Service.

 

Former Greenwich man to spend a year-and-a-half in prison for gun theft

A man formerly from Greenwich has been sentenced to 16 months in prison.

35 year-old Jonathan Fisher, now of Ashland, faces prison time for violating his probation in relation to a 2014 incident in which he plead guilty to the theft of a firearm from a Greenwich mobile home.

 

Portion of Milan Avenue to be closed next week in Norwalk

Beginning on Monday, Milan Avenue will be completely closed to traffic between Marshall and Main streets in Norwalk.

The closure is due to extensive road work from the Milan Avenue Improvement Project.

 

‘Imagine Norwalk’ taking place tonight

The first ‘Imagine Norwalk’ of the season happens tonight.

The art and music festival takes place in Norwalk’s historic uptown business district.

Tonight is the first of eight planned ‘Imagine Norwalk’ events.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 6/9

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.

 

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

 

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 87.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Willard woman faces jail time in boyfriend’s overdose death

A Willard woman has been sentenced to prison time in connection with her boyfriend’s drug overdose death last November.

35 year-old Tara Thacker was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison in Huron County Common Pleas Court.

Thacker plead guilty in April to involuntary manslaughter.

She’s believed by authorities to have left 41 year-old Jeffrey Gibson of Lorain in a ditch near Mercy Health-Willard Hospital.

 

Norwalk City Council gives their OK for fire station construction

A resolution has been passed by Norwalk City Council to advertise and receive bids for the building of the city’s new fire station.

The station to be constructed on Whittlesey Avenue will cost somewhere around $4 million.

The resolution includes the authorization of a contract after the bidding process.

 

Highway Patrol to hold OVI checkpoint in Huron County

The Ohio State Highway Patrol will hold an OVI checkpoint in Huron County on Friday evening.

The exact location of the checkpoint will be announced tomorrow morning.

 

North Central EMS to have their own helicopter

North Central EMS in Milan now has its’ own medical helicopter.

The chopper will not be linked to any hospital; meaning patients can be taken to the facilities of their choosing.

North Central EMS had previously used Mercy LifeFlight for services.

The new helicopter service will likely begin at the end of August.

 

Two people hurt in crash near Port Clinton

A one-vehicle crash in Erie Township Wednesday left two people injured.

79 year-old Ronald Appenfelder of Port Clinton faces a charge of ‘failure to control’ after driving on Ohio 2 near Port Clinton where he went off the road and into a ditch where he rolled his car; eventually hitting a mailbox and parked car.

Appenfelder and his wife were taken to Magruder Hospital for treatment.

It’s believed that he fell asleep at the wheel.

 

Illegal gaming machines seized locally by Ohio Casino Control Commission

An investigation by the Ohio Casino Control Commission uncovered three businesses in Erie, Huron and Sandusky Counties operating machines that paid out cash prizes in violation of Ohio law.

The ‘Do Drop In’ in Sandusky, Willard and Tiffin along with the ‘Patterson Residence’ in Willard and ‘Moore Residence’ in Bellevue received search warrants Wednesday that resulted in the seizure of cash, documents and gaming machines.

No charges have been filed as the investigation is ongoing.

 

Fisher-Titus receives $15,000 grant from Elks Lodge

Fisher-Titus Medical Center has received a $15,000 grant from Norwalk Elks Lodge 730.

The grant money will be used by the hospital’s Pediatric Therapy Department to help assist with programs for patients with cerebral palsy.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 6/8

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.

 

Friday

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Partly sunny, with a high near 75.

 

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

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