Thursday, March 1st, 2018

State news/Driver’s licenses to be sent by mail

Starting July 2nd, Ohio driver’s licenses and ID cards will no longer be issued at your local registrar office.

To tighten up security and protect against ID fraud, the state will produce the cards at one centralized location and then send them through the mail.

Residents also have the option of choosing a license that allows for access to federal facilities and the boarding of commercial airlines.


Sandusky/Future BGSU-Cedar Fair campus gets $800K

Included in the state’s biannual budget, is $800,000 in funding for a future college-like campus in Sandusky that will focus on courses involving tourism.

The partnership between Bowling Green State University and Cedar Fair, the owners of Cedar Point, looks to create a learning center in downtown Sandusky.

Officials say the project likely needs between $15 and $25 million to complete; with hopes of having it opened by 2020.


Erie County/Democrats hosting meet-and-greets

The Erie County Democratic Party has announced a series of candidate “meet and greets” that begin today and run through the end of the month.

The events, featuring candidates for county commissioner and other seats, will let local residents share their questions and concerns in an informal setting.

The first one is planned for tonight from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at Townsend Community School in Castalia.

A complete schedule can be found online at


Sandusky/ Man charged with OVI after allegedly crashing into pole

A Sandusky man faces an OVI charge after allegedly crashing his vehicle into a telephone pole.

According to authorities, 21-year-old Rashad Smith drove into a wooden pole on West Washington Street; with the pole breaking in two places.

Part of the pole then reportedly fell on to a parked SUV, causing damage.

Smith was not seriously hurt.


Norwalk/Student headed to finals in American Legion competition

A Norwalk High School senior has qualified for the state finals of the American Legion’s Oratorical Scholarship competition.

Madeline Stiles and other students had to give a 10-minute speech involving various aspects of the constitution.

Stiles will compete in the state finals later this month in Columbus.


Norwalk/Municipal taxpayer assistance event planned today

Norwalk’s Ernsthausen Recreation Center is hosting a free Regional Income Tax Agency taxpayer assistance event today.

Running from 12 noon to 7:00 pm, the event allows for municipal income tax payers to ask questions to agents and get assistance with return preparation.






Rain. High near 48.



Rain and snow, becoming all snow after 8:00 pm. Low around 31.

New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Blustery, with wind gusts as high as 30 mph.



A slight chance of snow early.

Partly sunny, windy, with a high near 38 degrees.



Sunny, with a high around 38.