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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Man dies after accident at Cole’s Energy yesterday

A 70 year-old Sandusky man has died from injuries suffered in an accident involving an explosion Tuesday morning at Cole’s Energy near Milan.

The Norwalk Reflector reports that an explosion took place during a fuel transfer while employee Thomas Layton was on top of a truck; knocking him to the ground

Layton was pronounced dead around 11:00 pm last night at Cleveland Metro.

 

Vermilion stabbing under investigation

Vermilion Police are seeking information on a stabbing reported last Friday around 1:00 pm.

A 27 year-old man said he was walking in Showse Park in Vermilion-on-the-Lake when another man ran up from behind and stabbed him; then took off running.

Police searched the area and were unable to find a weapon or signs of struggle.

The man is described as a white male, clean shaven, with a baseball cap, white shirt and baggy jeans.

The victim was reportedly recovering at Cleveland Metro.

 

Wellness symposium to take place today

An all-day “Wellness and Advocacy Symposium” focused on substance abuse and mental health happens today at the Sandusky State Theatre.

The event is presented by the Statewide Advocacy Network

It gets underway this morning at 8:45 am.  The event is free of charge.

The Erie County Board of Developmental Disabilities is also hosting a closing ceremony at 4:00 pm at the Sandusky Artisans art gallery.

 

Bellevue man faces multiple charges after running from police

A Bellevue man, originally wanted for failing to appear in court for stealing a cell phone, faces multiple charges after running from police.

When John David Allen was confronted, he repeatedly told police he wasn’t the suspect, until threatened by police with an obstruction charge.

Once he admitted who he was, police tried placing him in handcuffs when he ran off.

Allen now faces six more charges including two felony counts of obstructing official business after two officers were injured during the chase.

 

Huron County Hiring Fair going on today

Huron County Department of Job and Family Services are hosting a Hiring Fair today at the Huron County Fairgrounds in Norwalk.

It includes multiple employers, onsite interviews, and an employee assistance center with multiple computers and job search opportunities.

It takes place 1:00 to 3:30 pm today in the fairgrounds expo building.

Bring plenty of resumes.

 

‘Imagine Norwalk’ returns this year

The ‘Imagine Norwalk’ community art festivals are back for 2017…under new guidance.

Berry’s Restaurant owner Doug Berry will oversee this year’s activities that include vendors and live music.

The Norwalk Jaycees and Chris Castle had previously been in charge of the festivals.

Kickoff for the six events takes place June 9th.

 

Woolybear Festival announces date

Dick Goddard’s Woolybear Festival has announced its date for 2017.

It will happen Sunday, September 24th in downtown Vermilion.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 4/26

Today

Sunny, with a high near 84.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 64.

Thursday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, breezy, with a high near 78.

Friday

Partly sunny, with a high near 72.

Win a Contest to Brunch with Ringo Starr!

Ringo Starr will host one charitable fan at his 77th birthday brunch on July 7th in Los Angeles to benefit the David Lynch Foundation. By making a minimum $10 donation through Omaze, participants will be entered into a giveaway; the winner (and a guest) will be flown to the event, where they’ll join Starr and his friends at brunch, say “peace and love” alongside VIP guests in front of Capitol Records and stay at a four-star hotel.

In a video announcing the campaign, Starr promoted his yearly birthday tradition, encouraging everyone to spread “peace and love” on July 7th noon local time. “Wherever you are: on the bus, in the factory, having dinner, having lunch,” he says. “No matter what part of the world you’re in.”

Filmmaker David Lynch founded his titular organization in 2005 to help “prevent and eradicate the all-pervasive epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among at-risk population” through promoting the implementation of Transcendental Meditation.

The Original Bananarama is BACK and Elton John is Recovering…

Elton John Is Recovering from a “Rare and Potentially Deadly” Infection

ELTON JOHN canceled nine upcoming shows, including his remaining dates at Caesar’s Palace in Vegas.  And he has a good excuse:  He almost DIED.

He recently performed a series of shows in South America, and he became “violently ill” on the flight back.  As it turned out, he’d contracted a “harmful and unusual” bacterial infection.

His rep says, quote, “Upon returning to the U.K., his doctors admitted him to hospital, where he underwent immediate treatment to remove the infection . . . Infections of this nature are rare and potentially deadly.”

Fortunately, it sounds like Elton will be all right.  He was discharged on Saturday, and is now resting at home, where he’s expected to make a full recovery.

At this point, he’s planning on being able to perform again in June, when he launches a European tour.  Refunds are available for all the canceled shows. 

The Original Bananarama is Back Together for the First Time in 30 Years!

BANANARAMA: They were the ’80s band whose name you could spell for DAYS if you weren’t careful.  And now they’re back in their original form for their first tour in almost 30 YEARS.

After hitting the charts with songs like Cruel Summer and Venus, SIOBHAN FAHEY left the group in 1998 to form Shakespears Sister.  Their biggest hit was Stay.

The two remaining Banarama members, SARAH DALLIN and KEREN WOODWARD, kept going with a replacement for a few years . . . but they’ve been a duo ever since.

So far, the only activity announced for the reunited Bananarama is a brief U.K. tour in November and December.  But hopefully, there’ll be more.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Dr. Phil show to feature Gravelle siblings

Two victims of the 2005 infamous Gravelle ‘caged kids’ case in rural Wakeman will reunite on the “Dr. Phil” show on Wednesday.

Eighteen year-old Simon will be surprised by being reunited with an adopted sibling for the first time in 10 years .

Their parents, Michael and Sharen Gravelle, were sentenced in 2007 to prison time for child endangering after making their children sleep in cage-like enclosures.

The show will air Wednesday at 5:00 pm on WKYC Channel 3 in Cleveland and 4:00 pm on WTOL Channel 11 in Toledo.

 

Norwalk woman facing felony OVI charges

A 40 year-old Norwalk woman faces a fourth-degree felony OVI charge.

It was the fourth OVI arrest in the last 10 years for Chelsea Mundy of North Prospect Street; meaning the OVI would be raised to a felony.

Mundy’s latest arrest for speeding and OVI took place on U.S. 250 in Huron Township.

 

Cedar Point improving security

Cedar Point is adding some extra security measures for this season; as the park said they will be installing metal detectors at all of their entrances.

Cedar Point opens May 6th.

The new 18-acre ‘Cedar Point Shores Water Park’ opens its’ gates on Saturday, May 27th.

 

Sandusky receives $100,000 grant to clean up former gas station site

Sandusky officials have received another $100,000 grant from the state to clean up a site previously occupied by a gas station.

According to the Sandusky Register, the city has been awarded a second $100,000 grant; which they will be using to remove a third underground storage tank at the former Sunoco gas station on Tiffin Avenue.

The money will also pay for the eliminating of any contaminated soil and the demolishing of all remaining structures.

 

Perry’s Memorial likely closed this year for repairs

Perry’s Victory and Peace Memorial on Put-in-Bay will likely not re-open to visitors this year.

The monument is slated for repairs; all part of a $1.8 million federal-funded project including the re-pointing of the exterior monument column and interior tile work.

 

Norwalk Rotary Pizza Bakeoff is tonight

The Norwalk Rotary Club is hosting their 18th annual ‘Pizza Bakeoff’ tonight at Norwalk High School.

The event features pizza from seven different area parlors with money raised going to the Rotary’s ‘Caring for Kids’ programs.

It runs from 4:30 to 7:00 pm.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 4/25

Today

Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. High near 74.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

Thursday

Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 78.

Kenny G Helped Raise Money for the American Cancer Society and The Top 10 Albums of the Week

Kenny G Played Smooth Jazz on a Flight from Tampa to L.A.

Today, we have a story of a NEW kind of airline torture to share with you . . . Passengers on a Delta flight from Tampa to Los Angeles were treated to a live KENNY G performance on Saturday. 

The flight crew was raising money for the American Cancer Society, and he promised to play his saxophone if passengers helped hit their goal of $2,000.  Apparently, there were enough smooth jazz fans on board to get it done.

Kendrick Lamar Is #1 After Scoring the Best Sales Week of the Year

KENDRICK LAMAR just landed his third #1 album.  His latest, “Damn”, sold 603,000 copies in its first week, which is the best sales week for ANY album so far this year.  

In fact, it’s the biggest week since DRAKE sold over a million copies of “Views” in its first week back in May of last year.

JOHN MAYER came in second.  His new album sold 132,000 copies in its first week out. 

Here are this week’s Top 10 albums . . .

1.  NEW“Damn”, Kendrick Lamar . . . 603,000 copies

2.  NEW“The Search for Everything”, John Mayer . . . 132,000 copies

3.  “More Life”, Drake . . . 87,000 copies

4.  “Divide”, Ed Sheeran . . . 66,000 copies

5.  “Memories . . . Do Not Open”, The Chainsmokers . . . 61,000 copies

6.  The “Moana” soundtrack . . . 50,000 copies

7.  “24K Magic”, Bruno Mars . . . 44,000 copies

8.  “Future”, Future . . . 38,000 copies

9.  The “Beauty and the Beast” soundtrack . . . more than 37,000 copies

10.  NEW:  The “Fate of the Furious” soundtrack . . . 37,000 copies

Monday, April 24, 2017

Missing Vermilion man found dead

A Vermilion man reported missing earlier this month has been found dead from an apparent suicide.

22 year-old Michael Penton of Mason Road had been missing since April 9th after walking out of his parent’s house without his personal belongings.

Police discovered Penton’s body Friday morning in the woods surrounding his home.

The Erie County Sheriff’s Department told the Sandusky Register there were no signs of foul play.

 

Drug epidemic likely at an all-time high in Sandusky

New statistics show that Sandusky’s drug epidemic is likely the worst its’ ever been.

The Sandusky Fire Department said the number of times Narcan was used to revive overdose victims has increased from 43 people in 2013 to 173 in 2016; with 77 people so far this year.

The average before that being around five per year.

Those numbers coming from a panel discussion on Opioid addiction Saturday at the Erie County Office Building; including Sandusky and Perkins first responders and administrators.

 

Woman from Chile faces deportation after theft incident in Sandusky

An incident in the Best Buy parking lot in Sandusky leaves a woman from Chile facing deportation.

Authorities found over $5,000 worth of stolen electronics in her car after an incident Saturday evening where a man allegedly dropped three sets of expensive headphones from his shirt while running from the store.

The man got away; but the 20 year-old woman was identified as being with the man in a car near the store.   She was later processed for deportation by the Border Patrol after being taken to the Erie County Jail.

 

Get ‘Dressed for Success” at Goodwill before Hiring Fair

The Huron County Department of Job and Family Services are hosting a hiring fair on Wednesday.

But before you go, you can ‘dress for success’ by attending an event today with Goodwill.

‘Dress for Success’ runs today from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at The Job Store at Huron County Job and Family Services in Norwalk; where attendees will receive ‘bonus bucks’ from Goodwill to pick out a new outfit to wear at the hiring fair.

 

Infrastructure work continues in Norwalk

Roadwork continues in Norwalk this week on two infrastructure projects.

For the Milan Avenue Project, traffic will be maintained while utilities are re-located on both sides of Milan Avenue from East Main to League Street.

Also, Old State Road between Akron Road and Executive Drive will be closed for the Old State Widening Phase 1 Project.

Construction is expected to last through at least the first week of May.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 4/24

Today

Sunny, breezy, with a high near 57.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.

Tuesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 68.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.

Cuba Gooding Sr. has Died, Prince Sold More Albums Last Year, and Bill Murray is Back at it..

Singer Cuba Gooding Sr. Has Died

Soul singer CUBA GOODING SR. was found dead in a parked car in the L.A. area yesterday.  He was 72.

Cuba is the father of actor CUBA GOODING JR., but he was a big deal himself back in the ’70s.  He was the lead singer of the group THE MAIN INGREDIENT, and they had hits with Everybody Plays the Fool and Just Don’t Want to Be Lonely.

He also did some solo stuff, and had a few minor acting roles.

There’s no cause of death yet.  There were no signs of foul play.  He was found slumped over the wheel . . . and officials say there were empty alcohol bottles and drug paraphernalia in the car.

So, there’s some talk that it might have been an overdose.  Surveillance video shows his car pulling up to the area around 3:30 in the morning.  A witness saw him sitting in the car at 10:00 A.M. wiping his brow.

And it was around 1:00 P.M. that the police were called to the scene.  They tried to revive him, but unfortunately, it was too late.

Prince Sold More Albums in 2016 Than Anyone Else

Today is the one-year anniversary of PRINCE’s death.  And I don’t want to say anything good came of it, but whoever’s collecting his royalties sure made some bank.

In the year since his death, Prince has sold 7.7 million albums and songs.  Most of that happened in the MONTH after his death.

In all of 2016, Prince sold 2.23 million albums.  That’s more than ANY OTHER ARTIST.  Even ADELE couldn’t match him.  She sold 2.21 million.  His best-selling albums were “The Very Best of Prince”, “Purple Rain”, and “1999”.  (Billboard)

Bill Murray is Working on a Musical Stage Show

BILL MURRAY is working on a musical stage show called “New Worlds”.   He’ll sing songs, including selections from “West Side Story” . . .  and also read stuff like Walt Whitman and Ernest Hemingway.

He’ll be backed by a trio that performs classical music and standards.  In one segment, Bill will read from “Huckleberry Finn” while the trio plays “Moon River”.

The show will make its debut on July 20th at an event called Festival Napa Valley.  There will be a North American tour after that, but dates haven’t been announced.  (Rolling Stone)

Friday, April 21, 2017

Sandusky man facing murder charge

A Sandusky man accused of killing a 19 year-old Lorain County man will have his case heard by a grand jury.

Matthew Mason faces a murder charge in the death of Ricardo Calloway at his Lorain home.

Mason was on the run for a week in Maine before authorities captured him; along with finding cocaine and heroin.

 

Wakeman preschool aide allegedly assaulted during field trip

A Wakeman preschool aide was allegedly assaulted by another woman during a field trip yesterday.

67 year-old Darlene Witter-Krieger, owner of Wakeman Elevator, reportedly struck Lisa Barrier in the face at East of Chicago Pizza in Wakeman.

Krieger was charged with misdemeanor assault.

Police Chief Tim Hunker told the Norwalk Reflector there were rumors that the incident had to do with an extra-marital affair; but they were strictly rumors.

The incident reportedly happened away from the children on their field trip.

 

Perkins Schools reviewing state ‘performance audit’

Officials in the Perkins School System are reviewing the state’s latest ‘performance audit’.

State Auditor Dave Yost says, while the Perkins School Board has taken steps to reduce expenses, he’s projecting a deficit of nearly 900-thousand-dollars in 2019 and nearly 7-million-dollars by 2021 unless more cuts are made or voters approve a new levy.

Yost says, over the past 10 years, voters in the Perkins School System have approved two renewal levies, but rejected six NEW levies.

 

Monroeville Schools looking for new board member

The Monroeville school district has begun their search for a new board member.

Former board member Brian Watt resigned earlier this week.

The board hopes to name Watt’s replacement in May; who will then finish the term ending January 1st.

Applications can be found on the school district website with a deadline of May 3rd.

 

Tree to be planted in honor of Norwalk’s founders

As the city celebrates its’ bicentennial, The City of Norwalk Tree Board will plant a tree later today in honor of Norwalk’s original founders, Platt and Sally Benedict; as well as for Arbor Day.

It will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery at 4:00 pm.

 

Local ‘Earth Day’ celebrations and events

With tomorrow being ‘Earth Day’, numerous events are being held to celebrate and create awareness.

Perkins Township will hold a ‘Clean-up Day’ at the Erie County Fairgrounds tomorrow as well as the City of Sandusky having a clean-up event a week from Saturday.

Norwalk is also hosting an ‘Earth Day 5K’ tomorrow morning.

A ‘Recycled Runway’ fashion show takes place tonight in Sandusky, featuring clothing made from recycled materials.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 4/21

Today

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.

Saturday

Partly sunny, with a high near 53.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 60.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Sandusky man facing murder charge

A Sandusky man accused of killing a 19 year-old Lorain County man will have his case heard by a grand jury.

Matthew Mason faces a murder charge in the death of Ricardo Calloway at his Lorain home.

Mason was on the run for a week in Maine before authorities captured him; along with finding cocaine and heroin.

 

Wakeman preschool aide allegedly assaulted during field trip

A Wakeman preschool aide was allegedly assaulted by another woman during a field trip yesterday.

67 year-old Darlene Witter-Krieger, owner of Wakeman Elevator, reportedly struck Lisa Barrier in the face at East of Chicago Pizza in Wakeman.

Krieger was charged with misdemeanor assault.

Police Chief Tim Hunker told the Norwalk Reflector there were rumors that the incident had to do with an extra-marital affair; but they were strictly rumors.

The incident reportedly happened away from the children on their field trip.

 

Perkins Schools reviewing state ‘performance audit’

Officials in the Perkins School System are reviewing the state’s latest ‘performance audit’.

State Auditor Dave Yost says, while the Perkins School Board has taken steps to reduce expenses, he’s projecting a deficit of nearly 900-thousand-dollars in 2019 and nearly 7-million-dollars by 2021 unless more cuts are made or voters approve a new levy.

Yost says, over the past 10 years, voters in the Perkins School System have approved two renewal levies, but rejected six NEW levies.

 

Monroeville Schools looking for new board member

The Monroeville school district has begun their search for a new board member.

Former board member Brian Watt resigned earlier this week.

The board hopes to name Watt’s replacement in May; who will then finish the term ending January 1st.

Applications can be found on the school district website with a deadline of May 3rd.

 

Tree to be planted in honor of Norwalk’s founders

As the city celebrates its’ bicentennial, The City of Norwalk Tree Board will plant a tree later today in honor of Norwalk’s original founders, Platt and Sally Benedict; as well as for Arbor Day.

It will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery at 4:00 pm.

 

Local ‘Earth Day’ celebrations and events

With tomorrow being ‘Earth Day’, numerous events are being held to celebrate and create awareness.

Perkins Township will hold a ‘Clean-up Day’ at the Erie County Fairgrounds tomorrow as well as the City of Sandusky having a clean-up event a week from Saturday.

Norwalk is also hosting an ‘Earth Day 5K’ tomorrow morning.

A ‘Recycled Runway’ fashion show takes place tonight in Sandusky, featuring clothing made from recycled materials.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 4/21

Today

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.

Saturday

Partly sunny, with a high near 53.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 60.

  Read more...

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Sandusky man facing murder charge

A Sandusky man accused of killing a 19 year-old Lorain County man will have his case heard by a grand jury.

Matthew Mason faces a murder charge in the death of Ricardo Calloway at his Lorain home.

Mason was on the run for a week in Maine before authorities captured him; along with finding cocaine and heroin.

 

Wakeman preschool aide allegedly assaulted during field trip

A Wakeman preschool aide was allegedly assaulted by another woman during a field trip yesterday.

67 year-old Darlene Witter-Krieger, owner of Wakeman Elevator, reportedly struck Lisa Barrier in the face at East of Chicago Pizza in Wakeman.

Krieger was charged with misdemeanor assault.

Police Chief Tim Hunker told the Norwalk Reflector there were rumors that the incident had to do with an extra-marital affair; but they were strictly rumors.

The incident reportedly happened away from the children on their field trip.

 

Perkins Schools reviewing state ‘performance audit’

Officials in the Perkins School System are reviewing the state’s latest ‘performance audit’.

State Auditor Dave Yost says, while the Perkins School Board has taken steps to reduce expenses, he’s projecting a deficit of nearly 900-thousand-dollars in 2019 and nearly 7-million-dollars by 2021 unless more cuts are made or voters approve a new levy.

Yost says, over the past 10 years, voters in the Perkins School System have approved two renewal levies, but rejected six NEW levies.

 

Monroeville Schools looking for new board member

The Monroeville school district has begun their search for a new board member.

Former board member Brian Watt resigned earlier this week.

The board hopes to name Watt’s replacement in May; who will then finish the term ending January 1st.

Applications can be found on the school district website with a deadline of May 3rd.

 

Tree to be planted in honor of Norwalk’s founders

As the city celebrates its’ bicentennial, The City of Norwalk Tree Board will plant a tree later today in honor of Norwalk’s original founders, Platt and Sally Benedict; as well as for Arbor Day.

It will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery at 4:00 pm.

 

Local ‘Earth Day’ celebrations and events

With tomorrow being ‘Earth Day’, numerous events are being held to celebrate and create awareness.

Perkins Township will hold a ‘Clean-up Day’ at the Erie County Fairgrounds tomorrow as well as the City of Sandusky having a clean-up event a week from Saturday.

Norwalk is also hosting an ‘Earth Day 5K’ tomorrow morning.

A ‘Recycled Runway’ fashion show takes place tonight in Sandusky, featuring clothing made from recycled materials.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 4/21

Today

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.

Saturday

Partly sunny, with a high near 53.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 60.