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Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

State Patrol releases Thanksgiving Holiday Report

Statistics released from the Highway Patrol show more motorists were killed on Ohio’s roadways this Thanksgiving holiday than in recent years.

During the five-day reporting period, from Wednesday until Sunday, 16 people were killed in 11 fatal crashes; compared to nine people losing their lives in nine fatal crashes a year ago.

Of the 16 deaths this year, seven were not wearing an available safety belt and one pedestrian was killed.

 

Woman’s death under investigation in Fremont

Police from Fremont are investigating the death of a 36-year-old woman found unresponsive on North Street Sunday evening.

Detectives are looking in to the death of Joy Grant; who authorities first thought could’ve been shot.

However, no evidence of gunfire was located with just slight physical injuries found on Grant.

An autopsy will be performed to determine cause of death.

 

Three area counties coming together to help build drug rehab facility

Commissioners from Huron, Erie and Ottawa counties are together looking for $500,000 from the state to help build a drug rehab facility in Sandusky.

The money would go towards the estimated $2.3 million investment that would create an inpatient residential treatment facility for women in the Ability Works building on Superior Street.

If all goes as planned, the facility that would house up to 80 patients, could open by spring of 2018.

 

Erie County inmate who fled from probation office tries to take own life

A man who fled from authorities at the adult probation office in Sandusky earlier this month reportedly tried to take his own life in the Erie County Jail on Sunday.

23-year-old Quinn Emminger of Sandusky attempted to hang himself in his cell.

Emminger was then taken by officers to a padded isolation room.

He faces prison time for drug charges.

 

Firelands teams up with Sandusky Artisans to help those dealing with overdoses

With a rapid increase in E-R visits for drug overdoses in Erie County, Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky and Sandusky Artisans have joined forces to try to save lives or at least get them back on the right track.

Beginning this weekend, when the Firelands’ Emergency Room receives an overdose patient, a peer counselor on-call from Sandusky Artisans will head to the hospital to offer treatment options and advice to the patient and their family.

 

“Giving Tuesday” event today at Sandusky Mall

The Sandusky Mall is hosting a “Giving Tuesday” event later today.

From 4:00 to 8:00 pm, donations for the United Way of Erie County will be accepted near the entrance for J.C. Penney.

All money will go towards the organization’s annual campaign, which has a goal of raising $30,000 on this “Giving Tuesday”.

They surpassed their goal of $20,000 last year by collecting over $27,000.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 11/28

Today

Sunny, with a high near 60.

 

Tonight

A slight chance of showers overnight.

Increasing clouds, with a low around 39.

 

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 47.

 

Thursday

Showers likely, mainly in the afternoon.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51.

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Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

State Patrol releases Thanksgiving Holiday Report

Statistics released from the Highway Patrol show more motorists were killed on Ohio’s roadways this Thanksgiving holiday than in recent years.

During the five-day reporting period, from Wednesday, November until Sunday, 16 people were killed in 11 fatal crashes; compared to nine people losing their live in nine fatal crashes a year ago.

Of the 16 deaths this year, seven were not wearing an available safety belt and one pedestrian was killed.

 

Woman’s death under investigation in Fremont

Police from Fremont are investigating the death of a 36-year-old woman found unresponsive on North Street Sunday evening.

Detectives are looking in to the death of Joy Grant; who first thought that she could’ve been shot.

However, no evidence of gunfire was found with just slight physical injuries found on Grant.

An autopsy will be performed to determine cause of death.

 

Three area counties coming together to help build drug rehab facility

Commissioners from Huron, Erie and Ottawa counties are together looking for $500,000 from the state to help build a drug rehab facility in Sandusky.

The money would go towards the estimated $2.3 million investment that would create an inpatient residential treatment facility for women in the Ability Works building on Superior Street in Sandusky.

If all goes as planned, the facility that would house up to 80 patients, could open by spring of 2018.

 

Erie County inmate who fled from probation office tries to take own life

A man who fled from authorities at the adult probation office in Sandusky earlier this month reportedly tried to take his own life in the Erie County Jail on Sunday.

23-year-old Quinn Emminger of Sandusky attempted to hang himself in his cell.

Emminger was then taken by officers to a padded isolation room.

He faces prison time for drug charges.

 

Firelands teams up with Sandusky Artisans to help those dealing with overdoses

With a rapid increase in E-R visits for drug overdoses in Erie County, Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky and Sandusky Artisans have joined forces to try to save lives or at least get them on the right track.

Beginning this weekend, when the Firelands Emergency Room receives an overdose patient, a peer counselor on-call from Sandusky Artisans will head to the hospital to offer treatment options and advice to the patient and their family.

 

“Giving Tuesday” event today at Sandusky Mall

The Sandusky Mall is hosting a “Giving Tuesday” event later today.

From 4:00 to 8:00 pm, donations for the United Way of Erie County will be accepted near the entrance for J.C. Penney.

All money will go towards the organization’s annual campaign, which has a goal of raising $30,000 on this “Giving Tuesday”.

They surpassed their goal of $20,000 last year by collecting over $27,000.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 11/28

Today

Sunny, with a high near 60.

 

Tonight

A slight chance of showers overnight.

Increasing clouds, with a low around 39.

 

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 47.

 

Thursday

Showers likely, mainly in the afternoon.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51.

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Huron County Peer Recovery Community Center to open this Saturday

The new Huron County Peer Recovery Community Center in Norwalk will hold a grand opening event this Saturday.

The facility will focus on recovery from long-term substance abuse disorders and mental health conditions as well as those seeking help from alcoholism.

The grand opening will include a ribbon-cutting at 5:00, press conference at 6:00 and a concert at 7:00 pm.

The center is located at 30 Shady Lane Drive.

 

Three resign from Huron County airport board

The Huron County Airport Board is down to just one.

Treasurer Linda Vaughn and two board members, Harry Brady and Melissa James, all resigned last week; with just Randy Birchfield remaining.

Brady told the Norwalk Reflector that the airport has recently lost close to $18,000 in revenue; and that the airport isn’t entitled to legal prosecution by county prosecutors due to it not being a county board; according to State Attorney General Mike DeWine.

 

Sandusky police looking into car break-ins

Sandusky police are investigating three vehicle break-ins from early Friday morning.

They allegedly took place in the 1100 block of Third Street with an iPhone and keys being stolen from the vehicles.

 

VICIS football helmet company to host info session in Norwalk

Reps from the VICIS company will be holding an informative session on Tuesday in Norwalk regarding impact-reducing technology advancements of their “Zero 1” football helmet.

It will take place at Eagle Creek Golf Experience at 6:30 pm.

You can RSVP on the “VICIS Zero 1 Informational Session” Facebook event page.

 

Dog tag information for Huron County residents

2018 Dog and Kennel Tags go on sale in Huron County this Friday.

All dogs three months of age or older are required to be licensed.

For an additional five-dollars, you’ll receive a fire plug shaped tag with money going towards the medical treatment of dogs at the Huron County Dog Pound.

 

Christmas Candlelight Home Tour happening soon in Sandusky

The Old House Guild Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes in Sandusky will take place starting this Sunday.

The tour running 6:00 to 9:00 pm Sunday and next Monday includes ten homes from First Street, 44th, Wayne, Curran, Cove, Sycamore Line and Columbus Avenue.

Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 the night of, and are available at many Sandusky-businesses and Lake Erie Shores and Islands Center.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 11/27

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 52.

 

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 41.

 

Tuesday

Sunny and breezy, with a high near 62.

 

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 49.

 

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Police believe man’s death was accidental

A 20-year-old Sandusky man was hit and killed by a train Tuesday night.

The Sandusky Register reports that Dylan Riedy’s death was likely an accident; this – according to authorities and the train’s conductor.

Riedy and another person were crossing the tracks on North Depot Street near the Amtrak station in Sandusky.

The exact cause of death is under investigation.

 

Willard man dead after target shooting incident in Seneca County

A 23-year-old Willard man was killed Sunday afternoon in Seneca County while target shooting.

Authorities say that Nickolas Hughes was struck once in the chest by a .22 caliber handgun bullet while he and others were reportedly shooting at cans on East Township Road in Republic.

 

New London man indicted for shooting friend

A man from rural New London has been indicted on multiple charges involving a fatal shooting incident in January.

54-year-old Trent McCullough has been charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter and a charge of reckless homicide in the death of 49-year-old George Ely.

McCullough first told authorities that Ely’s wound was self-inflicted before later admitting that he didn’t mean to shoot his friend.

 

Sandusky man going to prison for wire fraud

A Sandusky man faces prison time on charges of conspiracy, money laundering and wire fraud.

Co-owner of Construction Equipment and Supply in Sandusky, Scott Wagner, was sentenced by a federal judge to more than six years behind bars in connection with an alleged scheme to rip off several area companies.

City offices closed in Norwalk tomorrow and Friday

Norwalk City Offices will be closed tomorrow and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Trash collection will be delayed by one day.

 

Patrol reminds motorists to wear safety belts this Thanksgiving

In anticipation of increased traffic during the Thanksgiving holiday, the Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to buckle up, never drive impaired and always follow traffic laws.

Last year during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, nine people were killed in nine fatal crashes on Ohio’s roadways.  Five of those fatalities were the result of an impaired driver and six were unbuckled.

To promote traffic safety, troopers will have an increased presence on Ohio’s roadways to remove impaired drivers.

 

Edison band members to perform in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Three Edison High School band members are set to perform not only in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, but also on NBC’s “The Today Show” this morning.

Jake Evans, Connor McGinley and Ryan Reilly will join the Ohio University Marching 110 live this morning at 8:30 and 10:30 am.

The three will also march with the O-U band on Thanksgiving with an appearance on the red carpet live performance area at 11:00 am.

 

Thanksgiving meals in the area…

A look at some free Thanksgiving meals in the area…

In Sandusky, Victory Kitchen on Hayes Avenue will host a meal from 12 noon to 3:00 pm today with The Zion-Holy Angels Thanksgiving dinner to be held Thursday from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm at Holy Angels on Tiffin Avenue.

In Norwalk, the annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner at the Norwalk Catholic School cafeteria will take place from 11:00 am to 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

In Milan, a Thanksgiving Dinner for active military and their families will be served on Thanksgiving Day at noon at the Culinary Vegetable Institute on State Route 13 (Mudbrook Road).

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 11/22

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 35.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.

 

Thursday – Thanksgiving Day

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40.

 

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 49.

 

Saturday

A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 48.

 

Sunday

Partly sunny, with a high near 37.

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Man found dead in Margaretta Township after duck hunting

A 55-year-old man from Vickery was found dead Sunday evening after he went duck hunting.

The girlfriend of William Bauer discovered him unresponsive in the water at the end of Wilson Avenue in Margaretta Township.

An autopsy is scheduled for today.

His girlfriend said Bauer’s family has a history of cardiac issues.

 

Fire destroys White’s Landing home

A Go-Fund-Me page has been set up for a man who lost his home and all of his belongings to a fire Saturday night at White’s Landing in Vickery.

The blaze completely burned the house in the 5900 block of Fairview Avenue to the ground.

The homeowner, Rick Fultz, was treated for what’s believed to be non-life-threatening injuries with no other injuries reported.

 

14-year-old Sandusky girls reports stalking incident

Police are looking into a reported stalking incident in Sandusky this past Friday night.

A 14-year-old girl told authorities she was walking near Monroe Street and Central Avenue when a man in a black truck slowly passed her before asking her if she needed a ride.

When she refused, the girl said the man told her that she didn’t have a choice.

The girl then became scared and ran home.

 

Marblehead woman going to jail for embezzling large amount of money

A Marblehead woman has been sentenced to three years in prison for aggravated theft from a former employer.

42-year-old Donna Shrock is accused of embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from a local marina from 2013 to 2016.

Shrock agreed to a plea deal to repay the victim $250,000 with $25,000 up front.

 

New General Manager named at Firelands Electric Cooperative

Firelands Electric Cooperative in New London has appointed a new general manager.

The non-profit electric utility serving rural areas of Ashland, Huron, Lorain and Richland counties has named Ashland’s Daniel McNaull as the new GM, who will replace the soon-retiring April Bordas.

McNaull has been on the Firelands Co-op board since 1991 and president of the board since 1999.

 

Travel at Thanksgiving to increase this year says AAA

AAA (Triple-A) says this holiday weekend will see the highest travel volume in more than 10 years in the United States.

The travel agency is projecting that 1.6 million more people will travel this year for Thanksgiving compared to a year ago; with 50.9 million Americans to voyage 50 miles or more away from home.

 

Should be smooth sailing on Ohio Turnpike for Thanksgiving

The Ohio Turnpike’s 2017 construction season is winding down, and that means, drivers can expect smooth travel for the Thanksgiving-holiday.

Although construction zones will be removed for Thanksgiving, drivers might see temporary zones between the end of November and mid-December.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 11/21

Today

Partly sunny, with a high near 52.  Breezy.

 

Tonight

A chance of rain and snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.

 

Wednesday

Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 36.

 

Thursday – Thanksgiving Day

Partly sunny, with a high near 40.

 

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 47.

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Flooding in Huron and Erie Counties

Some roads are still closed today as both Huron and Erie Counties were hit hard by heavy rain and flooding from Saturday’s storms.

Certain areas saw as much three inches of rain which resulted in the city of Norwalk issuing a flood warning.

 

Memorial service to be held Tuesday for Vermilion football coach

A memorial service has been planned for Tuesday evening to remember Vermilion High School football coach Matt Kobal, who passed away on Friday.

It will take place at 6:00 pm in the high school gymnasium with those attending asked to wear purple.

Crisis counselors are to be on hand today at Vermilion High School during school hours.

Kobal had just completed his first year as head coach of the Sailors.

 

Police looking into Perkins nursing home resident’s death

Authorities are investigating the death of a Perkins Township nursing home resident.

65-year-old Richard Cain from the Lorain area was found dead in his room at Concord Care and Rehabilitation Center Thursday evening following a reported altercation with a roommate.

An autopsy is being performed with preliminary results likely back this week.

Cain’s roommate could face criminal charges.

 

Local police honored by AAA

Police departments in Norwalk and Willard have both been recognized for doing their part in making their cities safer.

AAA (Triple-A) East Central has given both agencies their silver award.

The honor goes to police departments who do their best to prevent injury and pedestrian accidents.

(The Elyria PD received the second-highest award – Gold)

(Lorain Police received the Bronze)

 

New detox center to open soon in Sandusky

A new detox center to help fight the opioid epidemic will soon open in Sandusky.

An open house was held Friday at the facility located at the Erie County Health Department on Superior Street.

The two-story, 12,500-square-foot building will accommodate 16 patients (8 men/8 women) and will begin admitting people in mid-December.

The cost of the building was close to $2.3 million, paid for mostly by the health department and the state.

 

Edison School official recognized by the state

Edison Schools’ treasurer Anne Arnold has received a state honor.

Arnold has been named the 2017 Outstanding Treasurer/CFO of the Year by the Ohio Association of School Business Officials.

As part of the award, an Edison High School senior will also receive a $500 college scholarship.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 11/20

Today

Sunny, with a high near 44.  Breezy.

 

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 35.  Breezy.

 

Tuesday

A chance of showers, mainly in the afternoon.  Breezy.

Increasing clouds, with a high near 50.

 

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 36.

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Sandusky man arrested after fleeing from probation office

A Sandusky man was arrested Thursday morning after fleeing from an adult probation office.

23-year-old Quinn Emminger of Ging Street faces a charge of second-degree felony escape.

Emminger, who has a case pending in court on drug charges, took off from the probation office with hand cuffs behind his back; and was eventually found by authorities near a shed in the 800 block of West Market Street.

 

Results from Perkins Schools survey

A Columbus-based marketing firm has released results from a recent survey of Perkins Schools and what their residents want.

According to the questionnaire, residents said they were frustrated the school isn’t being used at capacity; but they believe things are looking better with the recent levy passages although it will take time to completely change the culture.

Also, when it comes to improving facilities, survey takers weren’t fond of the idea of school consolidation.

Close to 50 people took the survey with about half of those being district employees.

 

Bellevue to again host ‘Holiday Train’

A holiday tradition in Bellevue is returning.

‘The Holiday Train’, a fundraiser for the Mad River and NKP Railroad Museum, allows visitors to take a 10-minute ride in heated cabooses with hot chocolate, cookies and a visit from Santa.

The train runs November 25th, 26th, December 2nd and 3rd from 12 noon to 5:00 pm.

 

Spaghetti fundraisers for K-9 units going on this weekend

Spaghetti fundraisers will take place in both Erie and Huron Counties for police K-9 programs.

In Sandusky, it will happen from 4:00 to 8:00 pm Saturday at the American Legion on Hayes Avenue to benefit the Perkins Township Police K-9 fund.

The Huron County Sheriff K-9 program will host a similar event on Sunday from 12 noon to 4:00 pm at the Bronson Conservation Center near Norwalk.

 

Norwalk leaf pickup schedule

Leaf collection in Norwalk will begin on Monday.

Leaves will be picked up on the day following resident’s normal trash day.

For those with today as their trash day, leaves will be collected this Monday.

If your trash day is Wednesday, they will be collected next Friday. If your trash day is Thursday (Thanksgiving), they will be picked up the following Monday.

Leaves, yard waste and brush can be taken to the city’s compost facility, Friday through Sundays until December 3rd.

 

Port Clinton and Fremont mayors competing in food drive

The cities of Port Clinton and Fremont are holding a competition today to see which community can collect more food for those in need.

The ‘Mayors Food Drive Challenge’ is taking place from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm with trucks stationed at Port Clinton City Hall and the Fremont Visitor’s Bureau.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 11/17

Today

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46.

 

Tonight

Showers likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after midnight.

Low around 42.  Breezy.

 

Saturday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 58.  Breezy.

 

Sunday

A chance of snow showers early.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37.  Breezy.

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Ohio State Patrol investigating serious injury crash in Huron County

An 18-year-old girl from Texas was Life-Flighted to Cleveland Metro following a two-vehicle crash in Huron County Wednesday morning.

She allegedly ran a stop sign on Chenango Road in Clarksfield Township and pulled out in front of a semi-truck carrying gravel on State Route 18; and drove under the trailer where her vehicle was struck by the drop down and rear trailer axle.

 

Four arrested in drug bust in Norwalk

Four people have been arrested in a recent drug bust in Norwalk.

A search warrant was executed this past Friday by the Norwalk Police Department and Huron County Sheriff’s Office at a residence on Fruen Street which resulted in the finding of suspected cocaine and meth.

46-year-old Stephanie Alsept, 33-year-old Alan Blodgett, 36-year-old Jeremy Manus and 43-year-old Randy Myers all face drug charges.

 

Two long-time Norwalk instructors to retire

Two Norwalk City School instructors with over 50 years of service have announced their retirements.

Music Director Sandy Bennett will retire this July after 28 years and 25-year French teacher Margaret “Peggy” Smith will also retire in February.

 

Zoning change approved for proposed marijuana facility in Sandusky

Sandusky’s planning commission last night approved a zoning change on a parcel of land that would likely be the site for a medical marijuana facility.

The land on Tiffin Avenue was re-zoned from residential to business after city officials agreed earlier this week to allow “The Forest Sandusky” company to apply for one of 60 state dispensary licenses at the proposed location.

The land once housed the Hoppers Mobile Home Park and a gas station.

 

Norwalk parks employee to not be let go after all

As the City of Norwalk looked at budget cuts for next year, one cut was rescinded.

Long-time parks and recreation employee Stacie Strecker was to be let go at the end of this year; but Mayor Rob Duncan announced he had changed his mind and that she will keep her job.

There had been a strong showing of support from the community for keeping Strecker.

 

School board president at Perkins resigns

The president of the Perkins School Board has resigned.

Andy Carroll submitted his letter of resignation at last night’s board meeting.

Carroll will be taking a job in Kentucky.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 11/16

Today

Cloudy, with a high near 42.

 

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.

 

Friday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47.

 

Saturday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 57.  Breezy.

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Investigation into Monroeville baby’s death still ongoing

An investigation continues into the death of a Monroeville baby.

The 15-month-old reportedly died earlier this month at a residence on Graham Road; which authorities think could’ve been due to abuse.

According to Huron County Coroner Jeffrey Harwood, there were no signs of physical abuse, but the cause of death is still unknown.

Autopsy results are pending.

 

Willard man and woman charged with forgery

Two Willard residents have been charged with forgery relating to an ongoing investigation involving counterfeit bills.

28-year-old Kyle Weiner and 27-year-old Marcia Barnett were transported to the Huron County Jail following an executed search warrant on Motson Street.

Suspected drugs and drug paraphernalia were also found during the bust.

 

Norwalk boy criminally charged after running from authorities

A 10-year-old Norwalk boy faces criminal charges after he allegedly punched a wall repeatedly and tried to run away from authorities while at school.

The boy was charged with obstructing official business as well as charges of ‘delinquent juvenile’ and ‘unruly child’ in relation to the incident that took place Monday at North Point Educational Service Center in Sandusky.

 

Castalia man going to prison for wire fraud

A 50-year-old man from Castalia has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for wire fraud and conspiracy involving an alleged scheme to defraud a glass container manufacturer.

Michael Conrad, former manager of Castalia Farms, agreed to plead guilty to the charges after making a deal with federal prosecutors to testify against other conspirators.

Conrad reportedly collaborated with another company to commit the fraud in exchange for kickbacks.

 

Sandusky nursing home closing

A nursing home in west Sandusky has announced that it’s shutting down.

Genacross Lutheran Services on Bardshar Road will close February 11th due to factors such as continued monetary loss and the number of residents decreasing.

Around 50 people will likely lose their jobs along with 43 residents being forced to relocate.

The facility once known as ‘Lutheran Memorial Home’ first opened in 1979.

 

Use of food stamps down in Erie County

Usage of food stamps has decreased over the last five years in Erie County.

The numbers have dropped 20 percent from just over 6,200 in 2012 to around 4,900 last year.

Executive Director Karen Balconi believes the numbers are down due to the country coming out of a recession.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 11/15

Today

Showers, mainly in the afternoon.  High near 50.

 

Tonight

Rain showers, mainly before midnight.  Low around 39.

 

Thursday

Partly sunny, with a high near 45.

 

Friday

Partly sunny, with a high near 46.

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Man seriously hurt in two-vehicle accident

A man was seriously hurt Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash in Berlin Township.

A 74-year-old woman driving a Jeep allegedly ran a stop sign on Wikel Road and struck a car on Mason Road; with that car then hitting a utility pole and rolling over.

The man in the car was taken by medical helicopter with moderate to severe injuries.

 

Sandusky picks potential site for marijuana facility

Sandusky city officials have selected a site for a potential medical marijuana facility.

Commissioners agreed to allow “The Forest Sandusky” company to apply for one of 60 state dispensary licenses at the proposed location of U.S. 6 (Tiffin Ave.) on property once occupied by a gas station and Hoppers mobile home park.

This Friday is the deadline to seek a state permit; with the state likely to announce their selections by spring of next year.

 

Sandusky man indicted on charges after foot chase

A 19-year-old Sandusky man has been indicted on multiple charges stemming from an armed foot chase.

In September, Jordan Flannigan of Pearl Street allegedly abandoned his vehicle on Barker Street after a police cruiser chased him; leading to a foot chase where authorities found a loaded gun nearby.

 

Strike now over 75 days old at Maple City Ice

Today marks day number-76 of the drivers’ strike at Maple City Ice in Norwalk.

Last check, there were close to a dozen drivers on the picket line over the issue of pension money.

 

Settlement likely to be reached soon in Port Clinton sexual harassment lawsuit

There’s no settlement yet…but there may be soon in the sexual harassment lawsuit involving the former mayor of Port Clinton, Vince Leone.

A jury trial was scheduled to begin Monday morning in Ottawa County; but both sides of the lawsuit did not show up in court; as they informed Judge Brian Winters from outside the courtroom that an agreement would be reached by the end of the month.

In the 2015 lawsuit, City employee Jen Porter accused Leone of creating a hostile work environment and former safety-service director Tracy Colston of letting it happen.

 

Ringworm outbreak at Erie County Humane Society

The Erie County Humane Society in Sandusky has shut down temporarily due to an outbreak of ringworm found on kittens brought to the facility.

The skin disease, although not fatal, could spread to humans; which led to the closure.

The shelter hopes to reopen in a few days.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 11/14      

Today

Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 46.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 34.

 

Wednesday

Showers, mainly in the afternoon. High near 48.

 

Thursday

Partly sunny, with a high near 43.