Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Murder suspect in Sandusky and his girlfriend arraigned

The suspect in last Wednesday’s shooting death of a Sandusky man was arraigned in municipal court on Monday.

30-year-old Joel Myles of Sandusky was charged with murder along with his girlfriend, 36-year-old Amy Matos, also being charged with obstructing justice.

Miles is believed by authorities to have shot Sandusky’s Anthony Pearson to death in the area of MacArthur Park.

Both Miles and Matos are both expected to appear in municipal court again on Thursday.

 

Sandusky registered sex-offender accused of sexual act with juvenile

A Sandusky man, already a registered sex offender, has now been accused of committing a sexual act with an underage girl in Huron County.

McClain Durst has been indicted on the charge of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor for an alleged incident with a 15 year-old in the West Clarksfield area.

Durst is also being investigated for other sex-related incidents with juveniles in other counties.

 

Norwalk police and dispatchers recognized for great work

Several members of the Norwalk Police Department and two dispatchers were recognized on Monday for outstanding work involving two chases.

A pursuit on July 8th involved an officer calling off the chase due to public safety with police later resuming it and then capturing the suspect on foot near the Lefty Grove baseball fields behind the VFW.

Another incident 10 days later included a motorist who stole a car on East Main Street; later hitting a truck on Ohio 61, then fleeing on foot into the Sycamore Hills Golf Course before being apprehended near the Huron River by a police dog.

 

Erie County Fair opens today

The Erie County Fair opens today in Sandusky… and like every year, this year’s fair features a lot of rides for the kids.

Fair Board President Bob McDowell told K96 News that the rides, which are geared towards children up to age 13, are thoroughly inspected before the fair starts as well as being shut down for an hour every day for inspection.

All-day ride wristbands are available for ten-dollars; in addition to the seven-dollar gate admission.

The Broken Horn Rodeo takes place tonight at the fair at 7:30 pm in the grandstand.

 

Port Clinton lift bridge closing for work in October

The Port Clinton lift bridge will be closing to vehicles and pedestrians for several months beginning in October due to construction.

The $12.9 million project from ODOT includes electrical, structural and mechanical work.

Dates for the closure are expected to be from October 14th through May 25th of 2018.

 

Five Willard businesses cited in alcohol and tobacco compliance check

Five of 25 businesses in Willard sold alcohol or tobacco products to minors during last week’s compliance check from the Willard Police Department, Huron County Sheriff’s Office and Community Action for Capable Youth (CACY).

The numbers are down from nine violations last year.

The cited businesses will appear in court later this week.

 

 

Vermilion police starting “Did the Right Thing” program

The Vermilion Police Department is starting a program to reward kids for making the right choices.

The “Did the Right Thing” program will reward children with a golden ticket if a Vermilion PD officer witnesses a child doing something right such as using a crosswalk or wearing a helmet while biking.

The golden ticket can then be used for ice cream at Romp’s Dairy Dock.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 8/8

Today

Sunny, with a high near 76.

 

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 59.

 

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 78.

 

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.