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



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.






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



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



Rain, mainly before noon. High near 49.



Rain.  High near 48.