• Friday, September 22nd- Carrie Danger will be live from 11-1 at Don Tester Ford Lincoln for their Customer Appreciation Tailgate Sales!


Friday, July 29th, 2016

Lorain teen pleads ‘Not Guilty’ to Juvenile Murder Charge

A Lorain teenager, being held in connection with the shooting-death of an Elyria man, has pled ‘not guilty’ to a juvenile charge of murder. 16 year-old Darius Ramey surrendered to police last week. 31 year-old Kenneth Shinafelt was shot in the head on Reeves Avenue in Lorain on July 11th and died a day later.  Police have not released a motive for the shooting.


Sandusky Fire Department purchases new Equipment

Commissioners in Sandusky have approved the purchase of fire equipment for the new Ladder Co. 951 of the Sandusky Fire Department. The equipment includes two fire hoses, high- pressure air bags, a vehicle stabilization kit, fire nozzles, and gas-powered saws. The total cost is just over $46,500, and will be paid from the EMS Fund of the Fire Department.


 Bellevue PD promotes officer to Sergeant

The Bellevue Police Department has announced the promotion of Todd Trego to the rank of Sergeant. Trego has been with the Bellevue PD for three years after previously spending time as Sergeant with the Pioneer Police Department in northwestern Ohio.


 Former Wellington Superintendent now at Margaretta

Wellington Schools Superintendent Dennis Mock is on the move. Mock’s final day in Wellington will be August 5th.  He’s scheduled to begin his new job, as interim superintendent in the Margaretta Schools on August 8th, to be closer to home. Mock worked in Wellington for just over one year.


Festivals going on this Weekend in Wakeman and Shiloh

A couple of small-town fun festivals take place this weekend…with the Wakeman Fireman’s Homecoming Festival happening today through Sunday with a concert Saturday night including Emily Keener as well as fireworks, plus a parade in Wakeman Sunday afternoon. As for Shiloh, their 50th Fireman’s Ox Roast goes on today and Saturday in the Richland County village. Tonight, there’s a concert featuring 90’s country band Little Texas along with fireworks, followed by a parade on Saturday evening.

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Plymouth man charged after making Violent Threats

Violent threats made by a Plymouth man lead to his arrest on Tuesday. According to multiple media outlets, 42 year-old Ricky Beverly was arrested at his home on Plymouth Street after threats he made towards his father and others, including law enforcement, were reported by his brother.  Beverly was charged with the third-degree felony, aggravated menacing.  The Huron and Richland County Sheriff’s Department joined Plymouth Police at Beverly’s home where the arrest was made without incident. Beverly could face up to three years in prison.


$37,000 in Traffic Safety Funds received by Erie County Sheriff

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office has received a grant totaling over $37,000 in federal traffic safety funds.  The grant will be used to conduct overtime high-visibility enforcement patrols in areas with a high number of serious traffic crashes, including US 250 and State Routes 2, 4, 60, and 61, along with connecting roads.  Enforcement under the grant will take place during the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign period.  The goal is to reduce the number of fatal crashes in the county.


Sandusky Police Department looking to name new Police Dog

Area children have the chance to pick the name of The Sandusky PD’s new police dog.  Children can fill out forms, found on the Sandusky PD Facebook page, and drop them off at the police station, or at the Sandusky Touch-a-Truck event this Tuesday. The top three name choices will be selected, followed by a Facebook vote to decide the winner. The winner will receive a special meet and greet with the new police dog and a pizza party for them and their friends. Kids have until the conclusion of Touch-a-Truck this Tuesday to submit their names.


“Operation Open Heart” going on near Vermilion

“Operation Open Heart” is underway at the Vermilion River Reservation. The event lets 30 children spend a week camping with off-duty police officers where they take part in a wide range of activities. Operation Open Heart is in its 54th year; and is designed for at-risk, foster and children-in-need.


ATV Crash near Oberlin leaves Two Injured

Two people are being checked at Metro after an A-T-V crash on Whitney Road in Pittsfield Township, south of Oberlin. Police say, it appears that 19 year old Christopher Mohorman lost control of the ATV, went off the road and overturned. A 17 year-old passenger was also hurt.


Hilary Clinton thought about US Senator Sherrod Brown as Running Mate

U-S Senator Sherrod Brown, from Mansfield, now admits…he was being considered as Hillary Clinton’s running mate. At a breakfast yesterday with delegates from Ohio, Brown said, he was fully vetted by the Clinton campaign and spent 90 minutes with the Presidential nominee.


Democratic National Convention comes to a close tonight

(From CBS News)-The Democrats will wrap up their convention tonight with Hilary Clinton accepting their party’s nomination to run for the White House. Yesterday, Clinton received a warm nod from President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden. Chelsea Clinton will speak tonight at the DNC, before her mom Hilary Clinton takes the stage.

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Police Officer and EMT recognized for saving woman’s life

Two first responders have been recognized with a Certificate of Merit and Exemplary Service for their role in saving a woman’s life in Bellevue.  Carla Schaffer of the Bellevue PD and EMT Marisa Tuttamore with North Central EMS worked together as Schaffer contacted Tuttamore during an urgent medical call involving a female. Tuttamore responded to help Schaffer on her own personal time, and decided to transport the woman to the Bellevue Hospital in the police cruiser, where medical attention was given to the female.  The woman then received medical care at the hospital, where she was fully resuscitated.


Man involved in Elyria to Huron County high speed chase to face 3-years Probation

It’s 3-years-probation for an Elyria man, accused of driving a stolen car, and leading police on a high speed chase from Elyria to Huron County. 20 year-old Taylor Clark had pled ‘guilty’ to several charges, including driving under suspension. Police say, speeds topped 100-miles-an-hour before Clark was eventually arrested on Route 60.


Community Drug Overdose Program taking place Thursday

Huron County Public Health (HCPH) will be providing training for Project DAWN (“Deaths Avoided with Naloxone”), a community-based drug overdose education and Naloxone distribution program.  It’s happening Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Huron County Community Library in Willard.  Huron County Public Health asks you to call them and complete an intake form located on their Facebook page and website, before attending.


Democratic National Convention continues…

(from CBS News)-For the first time in American history, a woman has been named the presidential nominee of a major political party, as Hilary Clinton officially received the Democratic nomination last night at the DNC. Her husband, former president Bill Clinton, also took to the stage yesterday in Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. President Barack Obama and VP Joe Biden will speak tonight at the DNC.

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Lorain Teen facing murder charge, could be tried as adult

A 16 year old resident of Lorain is facing a murder charge, and prosecutors want him tried as an adult.Darius Ramey surrendered to police last week, in connection with the shooting-death of 31 year old Kenneth Shinafelt of Elyria on July 11th.So far, police have not released a motive in the case.


Norwalk Highway Patrol Trooper promoted to Sergeant

Trooper Thomas Halko from the Norwalk Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol has been promoted to the rank of sergeant, and will now serve as an assistant post commander at the Sandusky Post.  He was recognized in a ceremony yesterday at the Patrol’s Academy. Halko, who began his Patrol career in May of 2007, was selected as Post Trooper of the Year in 2012, 2014, and 2015.

Bogart Road re-opened in both Directions

Good news for Sandusky drivers…as Bogart Road has reopened for both east and west bound traffic, according to Perkins Township Police.

DNC Day One Recap/Day Two Preview

Today marks Day Two of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. First Lady Michelle Obama and former Democratic Presidential nominee Bernie Sanders addressed the crowd during the first night of DNC activities on Monday. History will be made tonight in Day Two of the DNC, as Hilary Clinton will become the first female presidential nominee from a major political party. Her husband, former president Bill Clinton, is tonight’s featured speaker.

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Woman’s body recovered from Sandusky Bay

A 35 year-old woman’s body was pulled from the Sandusky Bay during the early morning hours Saturday.  The Sandusky Register Reports that dive teams found the body of local woman, Cheryl James, in the waters close by Cement Avenue, after the Sandusky Fire Department was called when the woman was swimming and didn’t return back to shore.  An investigation is ongoing.


 Police and Fire Charity Scams being reported by Ohioans

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning Ohioans about a phone scam involving calls asking for donations to support police and fire causes.Signs of a potential charity scam include callers who provide little or no detailed information, refuse to answer questions, demand immediate payment, ask for payment by wire transfer or prepaid card, and ask for the payment be made to an individual instead of an organization.Not all calls seeking charitable donations are potential scams though, says DeWine, as legitimate charities do have professional solicitors who are paid to seek donations over the phone.


Still time left to sign up for Bellevue Safety Town Bellevue Safety Town runs next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (August 1stthrough 3rd), at the Bellevue Elementary school from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. Children can still register by picking up an application at the door on the first day of Safety Town, Bellevue Police Department, or on the City of Bellevue website (www.cityofbellevue.com).


DNC Day One Preview

 (from CBS News)-The Democratic National Convention gets underway today in Philadelphia.  There’s some big news already as DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz has announced she’ll step down as soon as the DNC is over, amidst leaked emails of party officials that showed favoritism towards Hilary Clinton. Speaking tonight will be First Lady Michelle Obama and former Democratic nominee for president, Bernie Sanders.


Norwalk Police give ticket to Huron County Deputy for incident involving K9

Huron County Sheriff’s Deputy Shaun Taylor, a Corrections Officer, received a ticket Saturday evening after his police dog was involved in an incident with another dog.  The K9 was unleashed at Taylor’s residence in Norwalk, when it saw another dog and ran after it, then knocked over a man who was walking the dog, according to Norwalk Police and the Norwalk Reflector.  The man, identified as retired Norwalk Police Officer Jim Files, was uninjured, and was able to retrieve his dog from the German Shepherd’s mouth.  A ticket was given to Taylor for having a “dog at large”.

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

A Heat Advisory is if effect from today at 11:00 am through Saturday at 9:00 pm, with temperatures forecasted in the mid to upper 90’s this weekend

 Tips to stay safe in this Weekend’s Hot Weather

Potentially dangerous heat and high humidity is expected throughout the weekend.  Some safety tips if you have to be outdoors include taking many breaks, keeping hydrated with water, to stay in cool areas when possible and to watch out for others such as children and the elderly.Visit www.huroncohealth.com for more tips to stay safe this summer.


 Highway Patrol revives Norwalk man from Possible Overdose

A Norwalk man with a possible drug overdose was revived by patrol officers after being found unresponsive in his car on U.S. 250 in Milan yesterday morning.  Officers from the Norwalk Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol arrived on scene to find a man drooped over in his vehicle’s driver’s seat, after the vehicle had been reported driving recklessly, according to the Norwalk Reflector.  Officers performed CPR on the man until EMS arrived.  The man became conscious and was given the drug-overdose antidote Narcan.  Sergeant Brian Gockstetter reported the man in stable condition at Fisher-Titus hospital.


RNC comes to a close

(From CBS News)-Donald Trump’s campaign is looking for a bump in the polls now that the Republican National Convention is over. The New York billionaire formally accepted his party’s presidential nomination last night, the final night of the convention, delivering what some are calling a “dark speech” in which he vowed to make America safe again, while bashing opponent Hillary Clinton and her policies.The Democratic National Convention is set for next Monday through Thursday in Philadelphia.  Hilary Clinton is expected to announce her vice-president pick this afternoon.


Elyria man to appeal sentence from having sex with underage girl

A man convicted of having sex with a 12 year old girl, says, he will appeal his sentence of 10-years-to-life in prison. At the moment, 26 year-old Demetrius Richardson of Elyria will be eligible for parole after 10 years.


Man accused in shooting of Lorain man to be brought back from Maryland

A Kentucky man will face the music in Lorain County. 38 year-old Larry Brown has waived extradition from Maryland, and will be brought back to this area next week. Brown is accused of shooting and killing 66 year old Lani Smith of Lorain, in his home on West Ninth.


Attorney General DeWine Opposes Aetna-Humana Merger

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that his office has joined the U.S. Department of Justice and eight other attorneys general in challenging health insurer Aetna’s proposed acquisition of fellow-insurer Humana. Aetna and Humana are two of the nation’s five largest health insurers. In the lawsuit challenging the combination, the Department of Justice and attorneys general claim that the $37 billion merger would lead to reduced benefits, higher health insurance prices, and worse service for over a million Americans.

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Tiffin woman dies in one-vehicle crash Wednesday

A Tiffin woman was killed Wednesday afternoon in a one vehicle crash on Township Road 135, south of County Road 38, in Clinton Township, near Tiffin.  69 year-old Marcia Webb drove off the right side of the roadway along a shallow ditch, overcorrected near the left edge of the roadway, and drove off the right side of the road, striking the ditch.  The truck rotated and partially ejected her from the vehicle.  Webb was not wearing a safety belt and was pronounced dead at the scene.


Woman Identified in last week’s Port Clinton Fatal Fire

The victim’s name in last Thursday’s early morning fatal house fire on Washington Street in Port Clinton has been released. The Ottawa County Coroner has identified the victim as 52 year-old Jodi Conte. Conte resided in the home along with her family pets that also perished in the fire.  Additional information on the fire will be released as is comes available


Sandusky’s new Police Dog to arrive today

The Sandusky Police Department received confirmation that their new police dog will be arriving from Detroit, Michigan this afternoon. The Sandusky PD will be sharing pictures of their K9 on their Facebook page sometime this evening.  The new police dog will also make an appearance at the Sandusky Touch-a-Truck event on August 2nd.


Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser to benefit Area Military Veterans

Texas Roadhouse in Sandusky will be hosting a military fundraiser this Friday (7/22) from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. During those hours, 10% of all food sales will be donated to the Ohio Veterans Home and USO of Northern Ohio, as part of the #22Challenge team, to help raise awareness about the issues facing veterans as they return home from duty. To participate, present an event flyer or mention #22Challenge to your server.

According to the group, averages of 22 veterans commit suicide each day due to PTSD, traumatic brain injury and struggling to transition back to civilian life.

Another arrested in Corner Store robbery in Elyria

“Four down with one to go” is the scorecard in the recent robbery at the Corner Store in Elyria. Yesterday, police arrested their 4th suspect;  D’Aaron Dasi. They’re still looking for 34 year-old Christopher Barnes of Lorain.


Zika Virus confirmed in Lorain County

Health officials have confirmed the first case of the Zika Virus in Lorain County; coming from a woman from Lorain who recently returned from a trip to the Caribbean


Final Day of RNC in Cleveland

Today marks the fourth and final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland with Donald Trump planning to speak tonight. Also speaking this evening will be Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump and evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr. The theme today is “Make America One Again”.

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Trump receives official Nomination, RNC Day 3 Highlights

Yesterday, Donald Trump officially received the Republican nomination for president. As for today, Day 3 of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, the primetime program features many guest speakers including Donald Trump’s running mate Indiana Governor Mike Pence, also former Republican presidential candidates U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, along with radio host Laura Ingraham and Donald Trump’s son Eric Trump. Wednesday’s theme is “Make America First Again”.


Community Prayer Service for Law Enforcement set for Thursday in Plymouth

A non-denominational prayer service to show support for local law enforcement will be held tomorrow (Thursday) in Plymouth at First Lutheran Church, on the square next to the library.  Church Council member Susan Moore, who helped organize the event, said the service will be about peace and unity. Local law enforcement officers and first responders have been invited to the service.  All, regardless of faith, are welcome to attend.


Plymouth church hosting “Appreciation Day” for Police and First Responders this Sunday

The Life Point Community Church in Plymouth on Riggs Street, will be presenting “Public Servant Appreciation Day” this Sunday beginning at 10:30 am. The one-hour service will include members of the Plymouth Police and Fire Departments and Rescue Service, and representatives from the Sheriff’s Offices in Huron and Richland counties.


 Dentist in Norwalk likely facing Criminal Charges

Dr. Jeffrey Becker, a Norwalk Dentist, could be looking at criminal charges in connection with practicing dentistry and prescribing narcotics without a license, and also corrupting another with drugs.  The Norwalk Reflector reports that an investigation of Becker, who had offices in Norwalk and Middlefield, started in Geauga County in mid-June when prosecutors were told of a situation by a former patient, who called them to report that Becker wouldn’t hand over her dental records.  The investigation is ongoing.


Investigation continues into Monday Chase and Crash in Elyria

Police in Elyria and North Ridgeville continue their investigation into a high-speed chase and a chain-reaction crash that put 7 people in the hospital. It happened Monday afternoon as North Ridgeville police pursued a driver into Elyria.  They say, the driver, 34 year old Robert Campbell of Elyria, rammed a utility pole on Cleveland Street and struck several other vehicles.  Campbell is being treated at Metro in critical condition.


Police in Elyria searching for two Robbery Suspects

Elyria Police are asking for your help in tracking down two men, suspects in the robbery of the Corner Store on Prospect Street on July 8th. They’re looking for 34 year old Christopher Barnes of Lorain and 18 year old D’Aaron Dasi of Elyria.  Three other people have already been arrested in connection with the robbery.

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Elyria man dies in Bicycle/Car accident on Monday morning.

A man from Elyria was killed in an accident involving a bicycle and car on Monday morning near Oberlin in Lorain County.  58 year-old Mark Snyder of Elyria was riding his bicycle on Oberlin Road north of Butternut Ridge Road in New Russia Township when he was knocked off his bicycle due to being struck by the right outside passenger mirror of a van driven by 81 year-old Ronald Carr of Elyria, which was passing Snyder.  Snyder later was flown to Cleveland Metro Health Medical Center, where he later died from injuries sustained in the crash.Speed, alcohol, and drugs do not appear to be factors.


Multi-vehicle Crash yesterday in Elyria results in several injuries

Traffic is moving today along Cleveland Street in Elyria.That was not the case yesterday afternoon due to a multi-vehicle, chain-reaction crash at Olive Street that sent several people to the hospital. Police say, the driver who triggered the crash was being pursued by officers from North Ridgeville, with speeds hitting about 70-miles-per-hour.


Local students earn Scholarships from Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation

Two area students have been awarded Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation scholarships for $1,500 each. Both Christine Balint of Huron and Joy Sizemore of Monroeville are receiving the Woman’s Leadership in Agriculture Scholarship.The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation recognizes Ohio students for their academic effort, community engagement and career interests that tie agriculture to community service, education or scientific research.


Elyria man sentenced for Heroin Distribution

An Elyria man accused of being a major player in heroin distribution will be off the streets for a while. A judge has sentenced 28 year old Wayne Norris to at least 4 years in prison. Norris was one of two dozen people arrested in 2014 as part of a multi-agency drug investigation.


RNC continues today in Cleveland

The theme of today’s second day of the Republican National Convention is “Make America Work Again”. Prime-time speakers in Cleveland include Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, former Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson, Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White, professional women’s golfer Natalie Gulbis, and two of Donald Trump’s children; Donald Trump Jr. and Tiffany Trump.

Friday, July 15th, 2016

84 Dead in likely Terrorist Attack in France

At least 84 people are dead in an apparent terrorist attack in Nice, France.  A gunman drove a van into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day, then opened fire before he was shot and killed.


4-Vehicle Crash in Fitchville Thursday leaves Norwalk man seriously hurt

A Norwalk man was serious injured in a four-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon in Fitchville in Huron County.  The crash took place Thursday around 1:15 pm on US 250 south of Prospect Road when a car was pulling into their driveway followed by 3 other vehicles, including a motorcycle driven by 34 year-old Luis Herrera of Norwalk.  The last vehicle failed to maintain a clear distance, which struck the vehicle in front of them causing a 4-vehicle chain reaction crash.  Herrera, who was not wearing a helmet, was airlifted to a Toledo hospital with serious injuries.  25 year-old Aaron Rehm of Wooster, who was driving the last vehicle in line, was cited for failing to maintain an assured clear distance.  Alcohol and drugs are not a factor.  The crash remains under investigation by the Norwalk Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.


Norwalk Relay for Life is Saturday

The Norwalk Relay for Life cancer fundraiser is set for this Saturday at 12 noon at Whitney Field.  The event includes a Survivors Ceremony and also a Luminaria Ceremony, which honors those who lost their lives to cancer. Visit http://www.relayforlife.org/norwalk to register, donate, and for more information.


Distracted Driving the focus of upcoming 6-State Trooper Project

The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be focusing on distracted driving in the next 6-State Trooper Project, a multi-state, high-visibility enforcement campaign. It will take place this Sunday through next Saturday, July 23rd.  Patrol superintendent, Colonel Paul Pride says “If you’re behind the wheel, you need to be completely focused on driving”, and that distracted driving is reckless behavior that is taken seriously by troopers.


Cedar Point to begin extended Summer Hours tonight

With summer in full swing, Cedar Point will now be staying open later with extended hours, staying open until 11:00 pm weeknights and until 12:00 midnight on Fridays & Saturdays during what’s called “Cedar Point Nights”.  The longer hours begin tonight (July 15th) and continue through August 14th.  Activities include a “Beach Glow Party” with glow in the dark beach games and fireworks, “Ignite the Night” Luminosity music show, and an Iron Dragon virtual-reality riding experience.  The park’s rides and coasters will also feature vibrant LED lighting.


Castalia Cold Creek Festival gets underway today

The annual Castalia Cold Creek Celebration begins today and goes on through Sunday. Tonight’s activities include a Scott Gast historical marker ceremony at 6:00 pm at the main stage and a Queen’s Contest at 6:30 pm. On Saturday, a 5K run takes place at 8:30 am followed by a pet parade at 9:00 am and Kids Bike Parade at 10:00 am. The festival wraps up Sunday with a Community Church Service at 9:00 am, antique car show at 10:00 am, and a parade at 2:00 pm