Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Erie County/Closed road in Margaretta Township back open

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office says State Route 101 in Margaretta Township is back open in all directions from Maple Avenue to Main Street.

The road had been closed in various ways since Monday due to storm damage.


Erie County/Car chase results in four arrests

Information has been released from a car chase Sunday morning in Perkins Township that resulted in four arrests.

Perkins residents’ 30-year-old Amber Ratliff, 38 year-old Korey Brown and 46-year-old Natalie Deitz along with 23-year-old Zachary Gibson of Tiffin all face drug and theft-related charges.

Perkins Police say they followed a car with the four suspects out of the Kroger Marketplace parking lot which resulted in a pursuit that ended on 50th Street in Sandusky.

Drugs, drug paraphernalia and alleged stolen clothing items were found in their vehicles.


Erie County/Truck roll-over on State Route 269

A dump truck driver received minor injuries when their vehicle rolled over on its side Wednesday morning in Erie County’s Groton Township.

State Route 269 between Mason and Portland roads were closed a few hours for cleanup of spilled asphalt from the truck.

The driver was cited.


Ottawa County/Port Clinton Lift Bridge opens back up

Following 10 months of work and several delays, the State Route 163 bridge over the Portage River in Port Clinton is back open.

The bridge, which had been closed since last October for a $13 million renovation project, had an original completion date of May 25th.

A number of factors reportedly played a part in the postponements, including difficulties in alignment, issues with custom parts and inclement weather.


Huron County/Grant given to Fire District for radio improvements

A near $4,000 grant recently given to the Huron River Joint Fire District in Monroeville has resulted in the purchase of enhanced radio equipment.

With funds from Firelands Electric Co-op, the district has bought a radio system repeater, which will improve fire and emergency communications.

The Huron River Joint Fire District covers close to 75 miles in Monroeville and Peru, Ridgefield and Sherman townships.


Huron County/Norwalk Fire Department seeks grant for fitness equipment

The City of Norwalk has received approval by council members to apply for a federal grant to help keep firefighters in top physical condition.

The funds reportedly will go towards new fitness equipment for the force.


Erie County/Contract extension for BGSU Firelands dean

The contract of BGSU Firelands dean Andy Kurtz has been extended through 2023.

Kurtz was hired as dean in 2015 – which included a three-year contract.

He’ll also receive a two-percent pay raise, bumping his annual salary to $172,000.


Lorain County/JVS improvement levy

The Lorain County Joint Vocational School is moving ahead with plans to place a permanent improvement levy on the November ballot.

It would be less than one-mill, and would generate about four-and-a-half-million-dollars-a-year in new revenue for upgrades.

The last permanent improvements levy for the J-V-S was passed in 1985.


Erie County/Fair – Day 3

The Erie County Fair continues on today in Sandusky.

Tractor pulls take center stage in the grandstand tonight at 7:00 pm.





Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.



Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.



Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 82.



A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.