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Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Stark County/Student reportedly dies from self-inflicted gunshot

The seventh-grader who reportedly shot himself at a Stark County school on Tuesday has now died.

Authorities say that 13-year-old Keith Simons of Jackson Township, a student at Jackson Middle School near Massillon, arrived at school and then shot himself around 8:00 am in a school restroom.

No one else was hurt in the incident, which is still under investigation.

 

Huron County/Suspect rapist indicted on multiple charges

A Huron County grand jury has indicted a suspected rapist on 10 felonies.

29-year-old McClain Durst of Sandusky has been charged with rape and two counts each of importuning and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, in connection with a July 20th, 2017 incident; as well as five comparable felonies from a July 5th incident.

Durst also faces additional sex-related felony charges in Sandusky County.

 

Port Clinton/Students hold organized walkout to honor Florida victims

Students around the nation reportedly walked out of class on Wednesday to show their support and to honor the victims of last week’s school shooting victims in Parkland, Florida.

Locally, close to 300 Port Clinton students were allowed to hold their own walkout yesterday and participate in a 17-minute demonstration, in remembrance of the 17 victims.

 

Sandusky/Cars catch fire at NOMS

Two cars reportedly caught fire in the parking lot at NOMS Healthcare in Sandusky Wednesday morning.

No one was hurt when flames from one car spread to another.

Three other vehicles also received damage.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

 

MIlan/Edison student-athlete receives national recognition

A special assembly tomorrow afternoon at Edison High School in

Milan…

 

The U-S Marine Corp, Max Preps and Browns’ quarterback

DeShon Kizer will present their “Male Athlete of the Month” award

to Cas Mastropaolo…an Edison High football player who has

overcome extreme hardship.

 

Castera was a child slave in Haiti, then purchased by a missionary

and later adopted.

 

He has overcome malnutrition, typhus and a hearing impairment.

 

The assembly begins tomorrow at 2:25 pm.

 

Monroeville/Man receives diploma 71 years later

A Monroeville man turning 90 in May has received his high school diploma over 70 years after earning it.

Charles Sharfenberg went to Monroeville in the 1940’s, moved to the Norwalk school district, and then served in the Air Force in the early 1950’s.

For some reason, including some confusion, he never received his diploma.

Sharfenberg was surprised by his neighbor Robin Welch at this past Monday’s Monroeville School Board meeting with his diploma, his own graduation ceremony and a graduation party.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND, 2018

 

Today

Freezing rain and sleet likely this morning, then a chance of rain and sleet this afternoon.  Cloudy, with a high near 36.

 

Tonight

Rain likely, mainly overnight. Cloudy, with a low around 32.

 

Friday

Rain, mainly before noon. High near 49.

 

Saturday

Rain.  High near 48.

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Milan/Edison student charged after allegedly bringing knife to school

A 14-year-old Edison student was arrested Tuesday after allegedly bringing a knife into school.

Authorities say the student, who was charged with a fifth-degree felony for bringing a deadly weapon into a school safety zone, pulled the Bowie knife half way out of their coat pocket while at lunch, which students saw and reported.

The knife was confiscated.

 

Stark County/Student shoots themselves, no one else hurt

A seventh-grader at Jackson Middle School near Massillon reportedly shot and injured themselves Tuesday morning at school.

No other students were hurt; and authorities are still trying to figure out if the shooting was intentional.

The student was taken to the hospital with their condition unknown at this time.

 

Norwalk/Another arrest from meth lab drug raid

A third person has been arrested in connection with last week’s drug raid in Norwalk.

34-year-old Brandon Henderson reportedly turned himself in to authorities over the weekend.

Henderson was charged with illegal manufacturing of meth; and now faces up to eight years prison time and a fine up to $15,000.

Authorities raided a home on Cline Street Thursday morning where they found a suspected meth lab.

Jessica Bryan of Cline Street was charged last week with complicity to illegal manufacturing of meth while Henderson’s brother Jacob, of Parsons Street, was arrested on a probation violation.

 

Sandusky/Man reportedly assaults police officer

A Sandusky man has been charged with assaulting a police officer from an alleged incident early Saturday morning.

25-year-old Julmonte LeLand also faces resisting arrest, assault and domestic violence charges after police say he grabbed and pushed an officer following a report of an assault of a female on Shelby Street.

 

Huron County/2018 sales tax numbers

The latest Huron County sales tax numbers have been released.

According to Auditor Roland Tkach, sales tax collected in the county was less than what it was the same time a year ago for the third straight month.

Tkach told the Norwalk Reflector that the county is adjusting to the loss of Medicaid sales tax; and that it still appears the retail economy is very strong.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST, 2018

 

Today

Rain showers.  Temperature falling to around 37 by 5:00 pm.

 

Tonight

Freezing rain and sleet likely.  Cloudy, with a low around 28.

Little or no sleet accumulation expected.

 

Thursday

Freezing rain and sleet likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 36.

New sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

 

Friday

Rain showers. High near 50.

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH, 2018

 

Today

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible this afternoon.  Breezy, with gusts as high as 33 mph.

Cloudy, with a high near 69.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Breezy, with gusts as high as 32 mph.

Mostly cloudy, with a low of 52.

 

Wednesday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.  High near 55.

 

Thursday

A chance of rain and snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37.

 

Sandusky/Man faces multiple charges involving reported thefts

A Sandusky man faces several charges including felony theft, burglary, and criminal trespassing.

In recent separate incidents, 37-year-old Joshua Heyman is suspected of stealing two cars, breaking into a camper and stealing a video game system, and using a stolen vehicle in a burglary at a Bellevue home.

Police reportedly found one of the stolen vehicles last week at Kalahari Resorts, which led to his arrest.

 

Norwalk/Flare reportedly shot into home

Norwalk authorities are looking into a report of a flare being fired through a front window of a home on Jefferson Street early Monday.

A resident reportedly was able to extinguish the fire in their living room.

 

Norwalk/Willard woman charged with OVI

A Willard woman has been charged with OVI following a one-vehicle crash early Sunday morning in Norwalk.

Police say that 32-year-old Rebecca Mitchell lost control while driving west on Fair Road, went off the left side of the road and then hit the guardrail at the curve and intersection of South West Street.

 

Bellevue/Police nab their man

Bellevue Police have arrested a man after he allegedly fled from officers in a stolen vehicle and on foot in the area of North West Street and Union Street.

Authorities say they took Cody Foster into custody without incident on Monday.

 

Perkins Township/Woman believed to have shoplifted and then returned items

A Sandusky woman is in trouble after she allegedly stole items from the Menards store in Perkins Township and then tried to return them for a refund.

According to authorities, 34-year-old Tana Kirk took 13 items from the store without paying on Sunday and allegedly came back to the store later that day to attempt to get a refund on all of the items without a receipt.

 

Bellevue/High School to offer officiating classes

Students at Bellevue next school year will have the opportunity to learn how to be an Ohio school sports referee.

Bellevue High School will be offering an “Officiating in Athletics” class for juniors and seniors.

Bellevue is believed to be one of just four schools in the state to be offering it.

The class will cover basketball, baseball and softball; and if students ace the class and certification test, they will be licensed to officiate events at the eighth-grade level and younger.

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Sandusky/Man sentenced to death asks for reconsideration of appeal

A 46-year-old man sentenced to death for the killing of a Sandusky mother and her two young children has asked an Ohio court to reassess his appeal.

This comes after the Ohio Supreme Court reaffirmed the conviction and death sentence earlier this month of Curtis Clinton for the rape and murder of Heather Jackson and her children in 2012.

Clinton is arguing that the court erred when it joined two separate cases together against him and included a past conviction as evidence.

Clinton has an execution date of September 15th, 2021.

 

Norwalk/Conney named interim police chief

It was the end of an era Friday in Norwalk as Police Chief Dave Light wore the badge for the last time.

Light has retired after 34 years of full-time service, holding the chief position since 2009.

Captain Mike Conney was sworn in Friday afternoon as the interim police chief.

Conney along with Captain Dave Smith and Sergeant Tom Cook are all in the running to be named permanent chief.

 

Norwalk/Man arrested for bar incident

A 31-year-old Norwalk man faces criminal charges after allegedly refusing to leave a bar early Saturday morning.

Police say that Brenton Parker was kicked out of Charlie’s Bar on Benedict Avenue, and when he was forced outside, broke the front door’s glass window.

 

Sandusky/Two men indicted

Two Sandusky men have been indicted on criminal charges for separate incidents.

27-year-old Jonathan Lacey has been charged with three counts of felonious assault for allegedly shooting and severely injuring three people last month at Kaman’s Korner Bar on Milan Road.

Also, 26-year-old Bryan Mitchell faces a count of first-degree felony aggravated robbery for reportedly robbing the Mobil gas station across from Kalahari Resorts at gunpoint in December, where he tried to flee from authorities.

 

State News/Safest cities survey

A report has been released on the safest and most dangerous cities in the state.

Locally, North Ridgeville ranked 11th safest out of the 166 listed; Vermilion was 23rd while Norwalk was 89th safest, Elyria 113th and Sandusky 126th.

The National Council for Home Safety and Security ranked the cities by number of property and violent crimes per 1,000 people.

Chester Township in Geauga County was ranked as the safest with Chillicothe the most dangerous.

 

Milan/Chamber hands out awards

Suzie Schaeffer was recently named Milan’s 2018 Citizen of the Year during the town’s Chamber of Commerce awards.

Schaeffer has been a volunteer coach and board member in various capacities over the years, a 4-H advisor, and has fostered, with her husband Chris, close to 50 children over the last six years.

Other winners included the Milan Coffee Station as Business of the Year, this past summer’s Ohio Chautauqua festival as Organization of the Year and Edison High School’s Interact Club took home the Youth Service Award.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH, 2018

 

Today – President’s Day

Showers, with thunderstorms possible late this afternoon.

Breezy, with wind gusts as high as 30 mph.  High near 58.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Breezy with gusts as high as 31 mph.

Cloudy, with a low around 56.

 

Tuesday

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.

Breezy, with gusts as high as 34 mph.

Cloudy, with a high near 69.

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Monday, February 19th, 2018

Sandusky/Man sentenced to death asks for reconsideration of appeal

A 46-year-old man sentenced to death for the killing of a Sandusky mother and her two young children has asked an Ohio court to reassess his appeal.

This comes after the Ohio Supreme Court reaffirmed the conviction and death sentence earlier this month of Curtis Clinton for the rape and murder of Heather Jackson and her children in 2012.

Clinton is arguing that the court erred when it joined two separate cases together against him and included a past conviction as evidence.

Clinton has an execution date of September 15th, 2021.

 

Norwalk/Conney named interim police chief

It was the end of an era Friday in Norwalk as Police Chief Dave Light wore the badge for the last time.

Light has retired after 34 years of full-time service, holding the chief position since 2009.

Captain Mike Conney was sworn in Friday afternoon as the interim police chief.

Conney along with Captain Dave Smith and Sergeant Tom Cook are all in the running to be named permanent chief.

 

Norwalk/Man arrested for bar incident

A 31-year-old Norwalk man faces criminal charges after allegedly refusing to leave a bar early Saturday morning.

Police say that Brenton Parker was kicked out of Charlie’s Bar on Benedict Avenue, and when he was forced outside, broke the front door’s glass window.

 

Sandusky/Two men indicted

Two Sandusky men have been indicted on criminal charges for separate incidents.

27-year-old Jonathan Lacey has been charged with three counts of felonious assault for allegedly shooting and severely injuring three people last month at Kaman’s Korner Bar on Milan Road.

Also, 26-year-old Bryan Mitchell faces a count of first-degree felony aggravated robbery for reportedly robbing the Mobil gas station across from Kalahari Resorts at gunpoint in December, where he tried to flee from authorities.

 

State News/Safest cities survey

A report has been released on the safest and most dangerous cities in the state.

Locally, North Ridgeville ranked 11th safest out of the 166 listed; Vermilion was 23rd while Norwalk was 89th safest, Elyria 113th and Sandusky 126th.

The National Council for Home Safety and Security ranked the cities by number of property and violent crimes per 1,000 people.

Chester Township in Geauga County was ranked as the safest with Chillicothe the most dangerous.

 

Milan/Chamber hands out awards

Suzie Schaeffer was recently named Milan’s 2018 Citizen of the Year during the town’s Chamber of Commerce awards.

Schaeffer has been a volunteer coach and board member in various capacities over the years, a 4-H advisor, and has fostered, with her husband Chris, close to 50 children over the last six years.

Other winners included the Milan Coffee Station as Business of the Year, this past summer’s Ohio Chautauqua festival as Organization of the Year and Edison High School’s Interact Club took home the Youth Service Award.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH, 2018

 

Today – President’s Day

Showers, with thunderstorms possible late this afternoon.

Breezy, with wind gusts as high as 30 mph.  High near 58.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Breezy with gusts as high as 31 mph.

Cloudy, with a low around 56.

 

Tuesday

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.

Breezy, with gusts as high as 34 mph.

Cloudy, with a high near 69.

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Monday, February 19th, 2018

Norwalk/Conney named interim police chief

It was the end of an era Friday in Norwalk as Police Chief Dave Light wore the badge for the last time.

Light has retired after 34 years of full-time service, holding the chief position since 2009.

Captain Mike Conney was sworn in Friday afternoon as the interim police chief.

Conney along with Captain Dave Smith and Sergeant Tom Cook are all in the running to be named permanent chief.

 

Sandusky/Man sentenced to death asks for reconsideration of appeal

A 46-year-old man sentenced to death for the killing of a Sandusky mother and her two young children has asked an Ohio court to reassess his appeal.

This comes after the Ohio Supreme Court reaffirmed the conviction and death sentence earlier this month of Curtis Clinton for the rape and murder of Heather Jackson and her children in 2012.

Clinton is arguing that the court erred when it joined two separate cases together against him and included a past conviction as evidence.

Clinton has an execution date of September 15th, 2021.

 

Norwalk/Man arrested for bar incident

A 31-year-old Norwalk man faces criminal charges after allegedly refusing to leave a bar early Saturday morning.

Police say that Brenton Parker was kicked out of Charlie’s Bar on Benedict Avenue, and when he was forced outside, broke the front door’s glass window.

 

Sandusky/Two men indicted

Two Sandusky men have been indicted on criminal charges for separate incidents.

27-year-old Jonathan Lacey has been charged with three counts of felonious assault for allegedly shooting and severely injuring three people last month at Kaman’s Korner Bar on Milan Road.

Also, 26-year-old Bryan Mitchell faces a count of first-degree felony aggravated robbery for reportedly robbing the Mobil gas station across from Kalahari Resorts at gunpoint in December, where he tried to flee from authorities.

 

State News/Safest cities survey

A report has been released on the safest and most dangerous cities in the state.

Locally, North Ridgeville ranked 11th safest out of the 166 listed; Vermilion was 23rd while Norwalk was 89th safest, Elyria 113th and Sandusky 126th.

The National Council for Home Safety and Security ranked the cities by number of property and violent crimes per 1,000 people.

Chester Township in Geauga County was ranked as the safest with Chillicothe the most dangerous.

 

Milan/Chamber hands out awards

Suzie Schaeffer was recently named Milan’s 2018 Citizen of the Year during the town’s Chamber of Commerce awards.

Schaeffer has been a volunteer coach and board member in various capacities over the years, a 4-H advisor, and has fostered, with her husband Chris, close to 50 children over the last six years.

Other winners included the Milan Coffee Station as Business of the Year, this past summer’s Ohio Chautauqua festival as Organization of the Year and Edison High School’s Interact Club took home the Youth Service Award.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH, 2018

 

Today – President’s Day

Showers, with thunderstorms possible late this afternoon.

Breezy, with wind gusts as high as 30 mph.  High near 58.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Breezy with gusts as high as 31 mph.

Cloudy, with a low around 56.

 

Tuesday

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.

Breezy, with gusts as high as 34 mph.

Cloudy, with a high near 69.

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Norwalk/Meth lab found

Authorities discovered a house in Norwalk operating as a meth lab during a drug bust Thursday morning.

26-year-old Jessica Bryan of Cline Street faces a charge of complicity to manufacture meth; with an arrest warrant also issued for 34-year-old Brandon Henderson on the same charge.

The Norwalk Police Department special response team used a search warrant to conduct the bust at the home on Cline Street.

 

Milan/Two arrested in drug raid

A man and woman in Milan have been arrested following a drug investigation.

43-year-old Randy Myers and 39-year-old Stacy Bolding of East Front Street were both charged with felony meth possession and trafficking following the bust on Monday.

 

Bellevue/Man faces 130+ child porn charges

A Bellevue man has been indicted on 133 felony child pornography charges.

Police began investigating 39-year-old Joseph O’Brien of Union Street in 2016.

O’Brien recently pled “not guilty” to all charges in Sandusky County Common Pleas Court.

 

Sandusky/Man faces charges in alleged shooting incident

A 26-year-old Sandusky man faces charges of robbery, aggravated burglary and assault.

Julias Henderson of Merriweather Drive allegedly shot a man in the leg during a reported incident late last month on Neil and Wayne Streets.

 

Erie County/Semi-rollover closes 2 and 6

Ohio routes 2 and 6 were affected by a semi-rollover Thursday morning in Erie County.

The accident took place near the Sandusky exit on Route 2 eastbound, resulting in the closing of the road and the U.S. 6 on-ramp to Route 2 for several hours.

 

Oak Harbor/Text threat forces short lockdown

Oak Harbor High School was placed on a brief lockdown Wednesday morning following an alleged threat.

The lockdown lasted just 15 minutes after authorities deemed the reported text message threat to a student to not be credible.

 

Vermilion/Authorities warn of more car break-ins

Police in Vermilion are again warning residents of car break-ins.

The car entries were reported in the State Route 60-Hartford area during the overnight hours earlier this week.

 

North Fairfield/Only store has closed

The only store left in the small Huron County community of North Fairfield has apparently closed.

According to the Norwalk Reflector, a sign at the Country Corner Market shows the business for sale.

73-year-old Ronald Houghtlen Sr., the owner of the store, passed away in January.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH, 2018

 

Today

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 23.

 

Saturday

A slight chance of snow showers.

Increasing clouds, with a high near 38.

 

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 44.

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Norwalk/School board to approve teacher’s contract

A special meeting has been planned for next Thursday between the Norwalk City School Board and Norwalk Teacher’s Association.

The board is expected to approve a negotiated contract with the teacher’s union at the 7:00 pm meeting in the Norwalk High School Library.

Earlier this week, Norwalk City Schools honored a teacher with 24 years of service.

Margaret “Peggy” Smith was recognized for her tenure of teaching middle school and high school French and math.

She’ll retire at the end of the month.

 

Huron County/Military honor trip

For the first time, Norwalk Saint Paul students have been invited to go on the military veteran’s Huron County Honor Trip this October.

A total of eight students, four from Saint Paul and four from Norwalk High School, will be selected to go on the fifth-ever trip to Washington D.C.; where they will join nearly 50 local veterans as they visit a number of war memorials.

 

Sandusky/Man from Norwalk arrested after glass door breaks

A Norwalk man has been charged with criminal damaging after he allegedly broke a sliding glass door on a home he was trying to enter during a reported burglary on Monday.

25-year-old Kody Maynard reportedly pounded on the front door of a home on Lincoln Street in Sandusky until the resident’s sliding glass door was broken.

 

Erie County/Jail population down

The Erie County Jail had its lowest average daily jail population in five years in 2017.

The headcount averaged 127 last year, the fewest since 123 in the year 2012.

Authorities believe that pre-trial programs have helped lower the numbers.

 

Perkins Township/New storm sewer

Work began earlier this month in Perkins Township on a new storm sewer below Ohio 4 (Hayes Avenue) and a piece of land between the American Legion and The Pump Bar and Grill.

The new piping is expected to limit flooding issues.

Officials say the $250,000 initiative will be paid for through leftover money from an NOMS Healthcare account for intersection improvements; and will not use any taxpayer money.

 

Sandusky/Yard waste program returns

Sandusky city commissioners have given their stamp of approval on the city’s yard waste pickup program for 2018.

An agreement with Republic Services has been renewed with the same monthly rate as last year, of just over 11-dollars per customer.

Weekly Friday pickup will begin in April.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH, 2018

 

Today

Areas of fog this morning.  Rain, mainly in the afternoon. High near 56.

 

Tonight

A chance of rain and snow. Low around 32.

 

Friday

Partly cloudy, with a high near 34.

 

Saturday

Partly sunny, with a high near 36

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Huron/Man pleads guilty to stalking

A Huron man has plead guilty to a stalking charge involving a gun.

31-year-old Matthew Walski is in jail awaiting sentencing following his guilty plea to menacing by stalking with a firearm; from a reported incident last August with a female victim near Monroeville.

 

Norwalk-Bellevue/Autism awareness event

Ahead of National Autism Awareness Month in April, Fisher-Titus and New Beginnings Pediatrics are asking the community to “Be a Piece of the Puzzle”.

Now through March 16th, for $5, you can pick up and decorate your own puzzle piece that will be used to create a large mural.

Money will go towards Autism-related programs through Fisher-Titus Pediatric Therapy.

The mural will be displayed April 2nd inside the Shady Lane Café at Fisher-Titus Medical Center.

 

Norwalk/NHS grad promoted to police sergeant

One of Norwalk’s own has been promoted to police sergeant.

2004 Norwalk High School grad, Michael Biller, was sworn in earlier this week by Mayor Rob Duncan.

Biller has been a full-time officer in Norwalk since December 2012.

 

Sandusky/Study coming for U.S. 6

Sandusky city commissioners have approved a $250,000 study involving U.S. 6.

A team of consultants will take on the year-long venture where they will look at current conditions and provide cost estimates for recommended improvements.

The study includes Rye Beach Road in Huron to Sycamore Line in Sandusky; along with Butler Street in Sandusky.

 

Norwalk/Hearts For Hunger food drive

The “Hearts For Hunger” canned food drive and community art project in Huron County has been extended throughout the month of February.

Gaymont Nursing Center is partnering with CLI Incorporated and Firelands Local LLC for the food collection event.

There are several local drop-off points that are listed online at www.AllNorwalk.com.

Students from the Norwalk High School Art Club will create a three-dimensional art piece in downtown Norwalk, composed entirely of the donations; which after a week, will be disassembled and donated to the Norwalk Area Food Bank

 

Erie-Ottawa Co./Schools hosting community projects at basketball games

Two pairs of local schools are joining together for good causes at their boy’s high school basketball games this Friday night.

When Vermilion hosts Huron, the schools will unite for “Kindness on the Coast” involving anti-bullying awareness.

Also at the Port Clinton home game versus Oak Harbor, the two rivals are hosting the “Rockets vs. Redskins Race” food drive.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH, 2018

 

Today

A slight chance of rain in the afternoon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 46.

 

Tonight

A chance of rain.  Cloudy, with a low around 42.

 

Thursday

Rain, mainly in the late afternoon. High near 55.

 

Friday

A chance of rain and snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36.

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Sandusky/Girlfriend of alleged killer pleads guilty

The girlfriend of a man wanted in the shooting death of a Sandusky resident has pled guilty to charges related to the alleged incident.

36-year-old Amy Matos of Sandusky faces between six and eighteen months in prison after pleading guilty to felony attempted obstructing justice, just days before her scheduled trial.

Matos reportedly was dating Joel Miles at the time when he allegedly shot and killed 46 year-old Anthony Pearson of Sandusky last August in MacArthur Park.

 

Norwalk/Children not allowed to visit patients now at Fisher-Titus

Starting today, children under the age of 18 are not allowed to visit patients at Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk.

The policy is to protect the spread of the flu.

The hospital is also asking any adults who may be sick to not visit patients; with visitors also restricted to two per patient.

 

Sandusky/Police looking for man who fled

Sandusky Police are searching for a driver who reportedly fled from them Saturday night.

Authorities say a 31-year-old Sandusky man jumped out of a car and ran on Camp Street after going through a red light at Pierce Street.

Police reportedly found a gun inside the vehicle.

 

Norwalk/Woman headed to prison-like substance abuse center

A woman from Norwalk has been sentenced to four to six months in a prison-like substance abuse treatment center.

22 year-old Alyah Valliant plead guilty in December to a controlled drug buy.

 

Erie-Huron-Lorain Co/Harvest For Hunger kick off

The Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio is holding their official ‘Harvest for Hunger’ Campaign Kick-Off event later today.

The major food and fund drive covers 21 counties from North Central to Northeast Ohio, including Erie, Huron and Lorain counties.

 

Willard/Wellness garden

Five students from Project Leadership of Huron County are raising funds for a “wellness garden”.

The permanent garden to be located between Mercy Willard Hospital and The Willows at Willard will focus on sensory stimulation and improving health.

 

Ohio/Attorney General DeWine warns of romance scams

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning consumers to beware of online romance scams, which have been reported by several Ohioans in recent weeks.

In the scam, con artists often meet their victims on social media or dating websites. They create phony profiles and communicate with their victims via text or phone, sometimes for months or years.

Tips to avoid such scams include:

-Research someone you meet online.

-Be wary of relationships that develop very quickly

-Don’t send money to someone you’ve only met online.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH, 2018

 

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 34.

 

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.

 

Wednesday

A chance of rain, mainly in the afternoon.

Partly sunny, with a high near 46.

 

Thursday

A chance of rain showers.  High near 52.