Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Huron County/Power outages

High winds, rain, snow and ice led to an array of power outages in Huron County last night.

Close to 1,500 customers were without power in the Norwalk area on Thursday night, according to First Energy.

In Erie County, several roads in Berlin, Milan and Perkins Township were flooded; as well as downed power lines reported.


Wakeman/Western Reserve student charged with alleged threat

A 14-year-old Western Reserve student has been charged with disorderly conduct following an alleged threat on Monday.

According to authorities, the boy from Wakeman made a written threat to someone and created an “inconvenience and threat” to the school district.

The boy has been placed on house arrest with 24-hour adult supervision, must go through a mental health evaluation and is prohibited from having weapons.


Norwalk & Monroeville/Student planning peaceful protests

Students at both Monroeville and Norwalk schools are planning peaceful demonstrations concerning school violence.

Monroeville superintendent Ralph Moore told the Norwalk Reflector that the school has been working with their student leadership to organize a student-led show of support.

In Norwalk, students there are looking at a peaceful protest outside of the school day.

Close to 300 Port Clinton High School students recently held an administration-allowed walk-out in respect to the victims of the Parkland, Florida school shootings.


Sandusky/Detox center looking for state licensing

The recently-opened Erie County Health Department detox center in Sandusky is looking to apply soon for state licensing.

Officials say the facility with 16-beds must receive licensing from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services in order to bill insurance companies for its services.

26 people have successfully completed their detox program since the center opened on January 2nd.


Berlin Township/New light at Edison Woods MetroPark

A light to deter suspicious activities has recently been installed at Edison Woods MetroPark in Berlin Township.

The pole was placed just off Ohio 61 after concerns were raised about people dropping off animals in the park and cars sitting in the park with their lights off at night.


Huron/BGSU Firelands bachelor’s program

A new bachelor’s degree program will soon be available at BGSU Firelands.

The school’s board of trustees has approved a new bachelor’s degree program in respiratory care.

The campus currently offers an associate’s degree in that program.

The school looks to hopefully start the program this fall; marking the first bachelor’s degree to be offered exclusively at their Huron campus.


Huron County/Firelands Electric scholarships

Scholarships have been handed out through a contest offered by Firelands Electric Co-op.

Local winners include New London student Carrie Smith, finishing in 2nd place and awarded $1,250 in scholarship money.

Ashlyn Tommas of Monroeville and Weston Eibel of New London both finished in 4th place, with $750 given to them.

Awards were given to graduating high school seniors who live in a home served by the cooperative.



Friday, March 2nd, 2018

*Erie and Huron County: Level One Snow Advisory



Partly sunny, with a high near 36.



Mostly clear, with a low around 22.



Sunny, with a high near 37.



Sunny, with a high near 41.