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Friday, August 25th, 2017

Anti-racism rally planned for Saturday in Sandusky

In the wake of recent racial violence in Virginia, a peaceful demonstration of unity is planned for Saturday in Sandusky.

‘Stand Against Racism’ will take place at 1:00 pm at the Schade-Mylander Plaza between Shoreline Drive and Water Street.

The demonstration will include a group photo and t-shirts denouncing racism.

 

Sandusky’s train depot station upgrades coming

A project to renovate Sandusky’s 127 year-old train depot station is in the works.

The $55,000 project, approved recently by city commissioners, would include an overhaul of the work and customer reception areas, improvements to the heating/cooling and electrical systems and the replacement of windows and doors.

Work should begin in the near future with an end date of November 1st.

 

Huron man found not guilty of felonious assault

A Huron restaurant owner has been acquitted of assault charges.

39 year-old Brad Crow, owner of All Things Restaurant in Huron, was found not guilty by a jury in Erie County Common Pleas Court in an incident last August where he was accused of assaulting a man at the I-5 bar in Huron.

 

Norwalk man pleads guilty to robbery

A Norwalk man has pled guilty to aggravated burglary.

20 year-old Scott Rigg will be sentenced in October for a breaking and entering incident taking place June 10th on West Seminary Street.

Rigg and another man are believed to have broken a second-story window and pointed a gun at a resident of the home.

 

Talks underway to bring D.A.R.E. program to Western Reserve schools

The Huron County Sheriff’s Office has been in talks with Western Reserve Schools on bringing the D.A.R.E. anti-drug program to the district.

Sheriff Todd Corbin met with the school board earlier this month; where he discussed partial funding from a state grant, which would cover up to 50 percent of the program cost.

Funding would still need to be approved for the other 50 percent.

Corbin said he plans to present more information at the school’s next board meeting.

 

Norwalk’s Milan Avenue improvement project slated for completion next month

Milan Avenue between St. Mary’s and League Streets in Norwalk will be closed to traffic through next week as work nears completion on the Milan Avenue improvement project.

The CVS store on Milan Avenue will be only reachable from the north during the closure.

The $1.2 million project runs from Main to League Streets.

It’s scheduled to wrap up September 18th.

 

Sunday’s orchestra concert in Norwalk to feature Emily Keener

The Firelands Symphony Orchestra will be holding a free ‘summer pops’ concert Sunday in Norwalk.

The show at Veterans Memorial Lake Park at Norwalk Reservoir will include Wakeman’s Emily Keener of TV’s ‘The Voice’ fame as well as the Norwalk High School marching band.

It all gets underway at 6:30 pm.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 8/25

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.

 

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 52.

 

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 74.

 

Sunday

Partly sunny, with a high near 77.

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Friday, August 25th, 2017

Norwalk man pleads guilty to robbery

A Norwalk man has pled guilty to aggravated burglary.

20 year-old Scott Rigg will be sentenced in October for a breaking and entering incident taking place June 10th on West Seminary Street.

Rigg and another man are believed to have broken a second-story window and pointed a gun at a resident of the home.

 

Anti-racism rally planned for Saturday in Sandusky

In the wake of recent racial violence in Virginia, a peaceful demonstration of unity is planned for Saturday in Sandusky.

‘Stand Against Racism’ will take place at 1:00 pm at the Schade-Mylander Plaza between Shoreline Drive and Water Street.

The demonstration will include a group photo and t-shirts denouncing racism.

 

Talks underway to bring D.A.R.E. program to Western Reserve schools

The Huron County Sheriff’s Office has been in talks with Western Reserve Schools on bringing the D.A.R.E. anti-drug program to the district.

Sheriff Todd Corbin met with the school board earlier this month; where he discussed partial funding from a state grant, which would cover up to 50 percent of the program cost.

Funding would still need to be approved for the other 50 percent.

Corbin said he plans to present more information at the school’s next board meeting.

 

Sandusky’s train depot station upgrades coming

A project to renovate Sandusky’s 127 year-old train depot station is in the works.

The $55,000 project, approved recently by city commissioners, would include an overhaul of the work and customer reception areas, improvements to the heating/cooling and electrical systems and the replacement of windows and doors.

Work should begin in the near future with an end date of November 1st.

 

Huron man found not guilty of felonious assault

A Huron restaurant owner has been acquitted of assault charges.

39 year-old Brad Crow, owner of All Things Restaurant in Huron, was found not guilty by a jury in Erie County Common Pleas Court in an incident last August where he was accused of assaulting a man at the I-5 bar in Huron.

 

Norwalk’s Milan Avenue improvement project slated for completion next month

Milan Avenue between St. Mary’s and League Streets in Norwalk will be closed to traffic through next week as work nears completion on the Milan Avenue improvement project.

The CVS store on Milan Avenue will be only reachable from the north during the closure.

The $1.2 million project runs from Main to League Streets.

It’s scheduled to wrap up September 18th.

 

Sunday’s orchestra concert in Norwalk to feature Emily Keener

The Firelands Symphony Orchestra will be holding a free ‘summer pops’ concert Sunday in Norwalk.

The show at Veterans Memorial Lake Park at Norwalk Reservoir will include Wakeman’s Emily Keener of TV’s ‘The Voice’ fame as well as the Norwalk High School marching band.

It all gets underway at 6:30 pm.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 8/25

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.

 

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 52.

 

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 74.

 

Sunday

Partly sunny, with a high near 77.

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Train derailment in Norwalk Wednesday

A train carrying Lyme stone derailed in Norwalk Wednesday afternoon forcing the closure of surrounding roads.

The derailment took place when tracks broke west of Benedict Avenue and U.S. 250 (Main Street); which caused the derailment of nine train cars.

No injuries were reported and no hazardous materials spilled.

 

Young girl ‘upset’ during possible drug overdose incident in Willard

Authorities in Willard are investigating a possible drug overdose incident on Spring Street Monday night.

29 year-olds John Leitz of Plymouth and Rachel Garcia of Willard were both taken to Mercy Health Willard Hospital for treatment after a prescription drug bottle was discovered.

Huron County Department of Job and Family Services were contacted when the couples’ 7 year-old daughter was reportedly upset when authorities arrived.

 

Bid for Norwalk fire station construction under estimate

A $3.43 million bid has been awarded to a New Washington construction company for the building of Norwalk’s new fire station.

The bid came in close to a half-million dollars less than original estimates.

Studer-Obringer Construction was chosen among six bidders.

The City of Norwalk doesn’t expect to have any debt from the project due to account transfers and donations.

 

Willard police investigating recent vandalisms

Willard police are looking into numerous vandalisms that took place Monday night in the 500 block of Kennedy Drive.

A number of residents reported that racist obscenities were drawn on their property.

 

Norwalk city council member resigns

Norwalk city councilman Kelly Beck has resigned.

The at-large council member is selling his Norwalk home and moving to Collins for family reasons.

Council has a month to nominate a replacement.

Those interested can send a resume and cover letter to Norwalk City Council at 38 Whittlesey Avenue.

Beck has served for five-and-a-half years.

 

Sandusky Schools thinking about new pool

Sandusky Schools are milling over the possibility of a new swimming pool.

The school board listened this week to a committee that proposed a 15,000 square foot, 10 lane pool that would be attached to the high school’s rear parking lot.

The pool would cost around $5 million with the committee suggesting paying for it through the use of $2 million in approved bond funds along with a fundraiser to cover the rest.

The current pool was built in 1957.

 

Temporary bleachers to be used tonight at Norwalk football opener

Those attending the Willard at Norwalk season opening football game tonight will not be permitted to sit in the home bleachers.

It’s due to a couple of project delays and inspection of the new bleachers at Whitney Field.

Norwalk and St. Paul schools have come together to put temporary bleachers in place for tonight; which will be located on the track.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 8/24

Today

A slight chance of showers.

Partly sunny, with a high near 70.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.

 

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.

 

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 73.

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Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Train derailment in Norwalk Wednesday

A train carrying Lyme stone derailed in Norwalk Wednesday afternoon forcing the closure of surrounding roads.

The derailment took place when tracks broke west of Benedict Avenue and U.S. 250 (Main Street); which caused the derailment of nine train cars.

No injuries were reported and no hazardous materials spilled.

 

Temporary bleachers to be used tonight at Norwalk football opener

Those attending the Willard at Norwalk season opening football game tonight will not be permitted to sit in the home bleachers.

It’s due to a couple of project delays and inspection of the new bleachers at Whitney Field.

Norwalk and St. Paul schools have come together to put temporary bleachers in place for tonight; which will be located on the track.

 

Young girl ‘upset’ during possible drug overdose incident in Willard

Authorities in Willard are investigating a possible drug overdose incident on Spring Street Monday night.

29 year-olds John Leitz of Plymouth and Rachel Garcia of Willard were both taken to Mercy Health Willard Hospital for treatment after a prescription drug bottle was discovered.

Huron County Department of Job and Family Services were contacted when the couples’ 7 year-old daughter was reportedly upset when authorities arrived.

 

Bid for Norwalk fire station construction under estimate

A $3.43 million bid has been awarded to a New Washington construction company for the building of Norwalk’s new fire station.

The bid came in close to a half-million dollars less than original estimates.

Studer-Obringer Construction was chosen among six bidders.

The City of Norwalk doesn’t expect to have any debt from the project due to account transfers and donations.

 

Willard police investigating recent vandalisms

Willard police are looking into numerous vandalisms that took place Monday night in the 500 block of Kennedy Drive.

A number of residents reported that racist obscenities were drawn on their property.

 

Norwalk city council member resigns

Norwalk city councilman Kelly Beck has resigned.

The at-large council member is selling his Norwalk home and moving to Collins for family reasons.

Council has a month to nominate a replacement.

Those interested can send a resume and cover letter to Norwalk City Council at 38 Whittlesey Avenue.

Beck has served for five-and-a-half years.

 

Sandusky Schools thinking about new pool

Sandusky Schools are milling over the possibility of a new swimming pool.

The school board listened this week to a committee that proposed a 15,000 square foot, 10 lane pool that would be attached to the high school’s rear parking lot.

The pool would cost around $5 million with the committee suggesting paying for it through the use of $2 million in approved bond funds along with a fundraiser to cover the rest.

The current pool was built in 1957.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 8/24

Today

A slight chance of showers.

Partly sunny, with a high near 70.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.

 

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.

 

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 73.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Man pleads guilty in crash that killed Benton-Carroll teacher

A North Carolina man has pled guilty to three counts of aggravated vehicular homicide in the crash that killed three people, including a Benton-Carroll Schools teacher.

27 year-old Alejandro Ramirez-Jaramillo was sentenced to 21 years in prison by a Lucas County judge on Tuesday.

Alcohol is a suspected factor in the crash.

Ramirez reportedly ran a stop sign in Jerusalem Township and crashed into a vehicle that killed three people; 60 and 56 year-old Robin and Barbara Shellhammer of Oregon, Ohio and teacher, 33 year-old Whitney Meinke of Curtice.

 

Lightning could’ve caused recent Sandusky boathouse fires

Lightning strikes may have caused the fire that destroyed 10 boathouses and eight boats in Sandusky’s Cove neighborhood on August 11th.

Fire officials have been provided a 90-second surveillance video by a boathouse owner that shows lightning striking the area with a fire starting soon after.

Officials have not ruled lightning as the cause just yet; with additional evidence needed for the investigation.

 

Weekend accident on U.S. 20 in Norwalk left several injured

Five people were injured in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 20 East in Norwalk on Saturday night.

At least one person was taken from the scene via LifeFlight helicopter.

The names of those involved have yet to be released.

 

South Central brings Chaffee back as new superintendent

South Central schools have brought back a familiar face as their new superintendent.

Ben Chaffee signed a 2-year contract last week and officially took over the job on Monday.

The 45 year-old Greenwich resident was previously superintendent at South Central from 2006 to 2012; when he left to become the adult education director at EHOVE Career Center.

 

Latest state unemployment numbers…

Unemployment numbers were on the increase in Huron and Erie Counties last month.

Huron County had an 8 percent unemployment rate in July; up from 5.9 percent in June; making the county the fourth highest in the state.

Erie County increased from 5.6 percent in June to 6.7 percent in July.

The state unemployment rate for July was 5.2 percent, up slightly from June.

 

Road improvements expected to be done this week near Norwalk Catholic School

The Milan Avenue improvement project near Norwalk Catholic School is expected to be complete by Thursday’s first day of classes.

The area will feature school and crosswalk flashers, street striping and a much larger space for buses.

The entire $1.2 million Milan Avenue project is scheduled to be finished by September 18th.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 8/23

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.

 

Tonight

A slight chance of showers.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.

 

Thursday

Partly sunny, with a high near 70.

 

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 71.

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Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

South Central brings Chaffee back as new superintendent

South Central schools have brought back a familiar face as their new superintendent.

Ben Chaffee signed a 2-year contract last week and officially took over the job on Monday.

The 45 year-old Greenwich resident was previously superintendent at South Central from 2006 to 2012; when he left to become the adult education director at EHOVE Career Center.

 

Weekend accident on U.S. 20 in Norwalk left several injured

Five people were injured in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 20 East in Norwalk on Saturday night.

At least one person was taken from the scene via LifeFlight helicopter.

The names of those involved have yet to be released.

 

Lightning could’ve caused recent Sandusky boathouse fires

Lightning strikes may have caused the fire that destroyed 10 boathouses and eight boats in Sandusky’s Cove neighborhood on August 11th.

Fire officials have been provided a 90-second surveillance video by a boathouse owner that shows lightning striking the area with a fire starting soon after.

Lightning has not been named as the official cause just yet; with additional evidence still needed for the investigation.

 

Man pleads guilty in crash that killed Benton-Carroll teacher

A North Carolina man has pled guilty to three counts of aggravated vehicular homicide in the crash that killed three people, including a Benton-Carroll Schools teacher.

27 year-old Alejandro Ramirez-Jaramillo was sentenced to 21 years in prison by a Lucas County judge on Tuesday.

Alcohol is a suspected factor in the crash.

Ramirez reportedly ran a stop sign in Jerusalem Township and crashed into a vehicle that killed 60 and 56 year-old Robin and Barbara Shellhammer of Oregon, Ohio and teacher, 33 year-old Whitney Meinke of Curtice.

 

Latest state unemployment numbers…

Unemployment numbers were on the increase in Huron and Erie Counties last month.

Huron County had an 8 percent unemployment rate in July; up from 5.9 percent in June; making the county the fourth highest in the state.

Erie County increased from 5.6 percent in June to 6.7 percent in July.

The state unemployment rate for July was 5.2 percent, up slightly from June.

 

Road improvements expected to be done this week near Norwalk Catholic School

The Milan Avenue improvement project near Norwalk Catholic School is expected to be complete by Thursday’s first day of classes.

The area will feature school and crosswalk flashers, street striping and a much larger space for buses.

The entire $1.2 million Milan Avenue project is scheduled to be finished by September 18th.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 8/23

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.

 

Tonight

A slight chance of showers.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.

 

Thursday

Partly sunny, with a high near 70.

 

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 71.

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

New Sandusky fire chief sworn in

Rick Wilcox was sworn in Monday as the new fire chief in Sandusky.

Wilcox was chosen among 32 other candidates from across the country.

He becomes the first African-American fire chief in the city’s near 200-year history.

Wilcox previously had been working for his native East Cleveland Fire Department; where he had been since 1992.

 

City of Sandusky to upgrade phone system

Officials in Sandusky have approved an $110,000 purchase order for a new phone system for the city.

This comes after their 15 year-old system had a failure late last month;

The old system has also been out of support for several years.

The new system is expected to arrive and be in place in the near future.

 

Fire destroys building in Monroeville

A barn and garage fire in Monroeville Friday afternoon destroyed a building and damaged another.

The blaze on Geiger Road was not considered suspicious; but a cause is still under investigation.

The cost of the damage has yet to be determined.

No one was hurt.

 

Huron County Public Health and Highway Patrol team together

Huron County Public Health and the Ohio State Highway Patrol have joined forces to form the Ohio Safe Communities Program in Huron County.

The program looks to reduce injuries and save lives by building collaboration between local community partners.

Primary goals of the initiative include impaired driving awareness, increasing seat belt usage, the increase of motorcycle safety awareness and the review of fatal crash data.

It’s funded through a grant from the Ohio Traffic Safety Office.

 

CEO at Civista Bank to retire

Civista Bank CEO James “Jim” Miller has announced he’ll retire from his CEO position at the end of the year.

The Perkins Township resident and Sandusky High School grad plans to stay on board in a smaller capacity as chairman of two boards while working minimal hours.

Current Civista President, 55 year-old Dennis Shaffer, will become the new CEO.

Miller, at age 65, has been with the company for 31 years.

 

Sandusky County Fair opens today

The 165th edition of the Sandusky County Fair in Fremont opens today.

An $8 general admission ticket includes all mechanical rides.

Fremont Speedway races take place tonight in the grandstands at 7:30 pm.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 8/22

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly this afternoon.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85.

 

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely.

Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.

 

Wednesday

Increasing clouds, with a high near 76.

 

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.

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Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

New Sandusky fire chief sworn in

Rick Wilcox was sworn in Monday as the new fire chief in Sandusky.

Wilcox was chosen among 32 other candidates from across the country.

He becomes the first African-American fire chief in the city’s near 200-year history.

Wilcox previously had been working for his native East Cleveland Fire Department; where he had been since 1992.

 

City of Sandusky to upgrade phone system

Officials in Sandusky have approved an $110,000 purchase order for a new phone system for the city.

This comes after their 15 year-old system had a failure late last month;

The old system has also been out of support for several years.

The new system is expected to arrive and be in place in the near future.

 

Fire destroys building in Monroeville

A barn and garage fire in Monroeville Friday afternoon destroyed a building and damaged another.

The blaze on Geiger Road was not considered suspicious; but a cause is still under investigation.

The cost of the damage has yet to be determined.

No one was hurt.

 

Huron County Public Health and Highway Patrol team together

Huron County Public Health and the Ohio State Highway Patrol have joined forces to form the Ohio Safe Communities Program in Huron County.

The program looks to reduce injuries and save lives by building collaboration between local community partners.

Primary goals of the initiative include impaired driving awareness, increasing seat belt usage, the increase of motorcycle safety awareness and the review of fatal crash data.

It’s funded through a grant from the Ohio Traffic Safety Office.

 

CEO at Civista Bank to retire

Civista Bank CEO James “Jim” Miller has announced he’ll retire from his CEO position at the end of the year.

The Perkins Township resident and Sandusky High School grad plans to stay on board in a smaller capacity as chairman of two boards while working minimal hours.

Current Civista President, 55 year-old Dennis Shaffer, will become the new CEO.

Miller, at age 65, has been with the company for 31 years.

 

Sandusky County Fair opens today

The 165th edition of the Sandusky County Fair in Fremont opens today.

An $8 general admission ticket includes all mechanical rides.

Fremont Speedway races take place tonight in the grandstands at 7:30 pm.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 8/22

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly this afternoon.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85.

 

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely.

Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.

 

Wednesday

Increasing clouds, with a high near 76.

 

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.

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Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Fire destroys building in Monroeville

A barn and garage fire in Monroeville Friday afternoon destroyed a building and damaged another.

The blaze on Geiger Road was not considered suspicious; but a cause is still under investigation.

The cost of the damage has yet to be determined.

No one was hurt.

 

Huron County Public Health and Highway Patrol team together

Huron County Public Health and the Ohio State Highway Patrol have joined forces to form the Ohio Safe Communities Program in Huron County.

The program looks to reduce injuries and save lives by building collaboration between local community partners.

Primary goals of the initiative include impaired driving awareness, increasing seat belt usage, the increase of motorcycle safety awareness and the review of fatal crash data.

It’s funded through a grant from the Ohio Traffic Safety Office.

 

CEO at Civista Bank to retire

Civista Bank CEO James “Jim” Miller has announced he’ll retire from his CEO position at the end of the year.

The Perkins Township resident and Sandusky High School grad plans to stay on board in a smaller capacity as chairman of two boards while working minimal hours.

Current Civista President, 55 year-old Dennis Shaffer, will become the new CEO.

Miller, at age 65, has been with the company for 31 years.

 

New Sandusky fire chief sworn in

Rick Wilcox was sworn in Monday as the new fire chief in Sandusky.

Wilcox was chosen among 32 other candidates from across the country.

He becomes the first African-American fire chief in the city’s near 200-year history.

Wilcox previously had been working for his native East Cleveland Fire Department; where he had been since 1992.

 

City of Sandusky to upgrade phone system

Officials in Sandusky have approved an $110,000 purchase order for a new phone system for the city.

This comes after their 15 year-old system had a failure late last month;

The old system has also been out of support for several years.

The new system is expected to arrive and be in place in the near future.

 

Sandusky County Fair opens today

The 165th edition of the Sandusky County Fair in Fremont opens today.

An $8 general admission ticket includes all mechanical rides.

Fremont Speedway races take place tonight in the grandstands at 7:30 pm.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 8/22

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly this afternoon.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85.

 

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely.

Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.

 

Wednesday

Increasing clouds, with a high near 76.

 

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Solar eclipse to take place this afternoon

The anticipated solar eclipse will occur this afternoon.

It will be most visible here between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm with 80% sun coverage expected close to 2:30 pm.

Experts say to not try and view the eclipse without special protective eye-wear; as regular sunglasses or a telescope will not keep you protected.  Viewing the eclipse will most likely cause permanent damage to your eyes.

The next viewable solar eclipse will take place on April 8th, 2024.

 

Multiple serious injury crash in New Haven on Friday

A three-vehicle crash Friday afternoon in New Haven resulted in multiple serious injuries.

According to the Highway Patrol, 30 year-old Randall Henderson of Plymouth was serious hurt when he attempted to pass a semi on State Route 103 southbound and drove his Toyota Camry into the path of a Ford F-150 coming in the other direction; and then struck the semi as he tried to re-enter his lane.

The F-150 driver, 36 year-old Jessica Trevino of Plymouth suffered serious injuries as well as three young children and 34 year-old Jose Lopez of Willard, who were all passengers of Trevino.

The semi-truck driver from Willard was not hurt.

 

Huron County Sheriff’s deputy resigns after inmate confrontation

A Huron County Sheriff’s deputy has resigned following an investigation on a confrontation between two inmates and a corrections officer in July.

The Norwalk Reflector reports that Sheriff Todd Corbin said the name of the officer involved is former deputy Robert Lombardo; who has resigned.

The state Bureau of Criminal Investigation has finished their inquiry; with that information now being forwarded to the Erie County Prosecuting Attorney’s office for review and possible prosecution.

 

Women accused of stealing from New London cemetery

Two Sullivan Township women are accused of stealing flowers and other items from a New London cemetery.

According to Fox 8 Cleveland, 61 year-old Evelyne Cantu and 63 year-old Donna Riley were identified by police in a surveillance video and charged with misdemeanor theft.

Riley is the fiscal officer for Sullivan Township.

Both have recently pled not guilty.

 

ODOT to inspect area bridges this week

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will be performing annual inspections of area bridges this week.

The Thomas Edison Bridge over the Sandusky Bay will be a part of those assessments today and Tuesday as well as Ohio 2 in Port Clinton over the Portage River between state routes 163 and 53.

Traffic could be limited to one lane in each direction during inspections.

 

Boil advisory in effect for section of Perkins Township

Due to a water main break Sunday, a boil advisory is in effect today for an area of Perkins Township.

Those affected include 1206 to 1402 West Bogart Road, the Bogart Landing complex, South Lake Wilmer Drive, Walt Lake Trail and Lake Court.

The advisory is in effect through 5:00 pm today.

 

Ballville Dam closes for good

An event to honor and say goodbye to the Ballville Dam in Fremont happened over the weekend.

The dam has been around since 1913 and was once used as a hydroelectric plant and later a source of water.

Its closure is due to many reasons including unsafe conditions; which would cause millions of dollars to repair.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 8/21

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.

 

Tuesday

Showers and thunderstorms likely.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83.

 

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.