Friday, March 15th, 2019

Erie County/Pursuit ends at NASA

A 51-year-old man from Tuscarawas County faces multiple charges after leading authorities on a car chase that ended at NASA’s Plum Brook Station near Sandusky.

Multiple media outlets report that Terry Gritzan of Strasburg was found allegedly sleeping in his vehicle with the engine running at the Sandusky Animal Clinic…and when an Erie County Sheriff’s deputy checked on him, he sped off.

He ended up driving through an entrance barrier at NASA, damaging his vehicle’s tires, and then fled on foot…before being discovered hiding in a culvert.

NASA Plum Brook was placed on lockdown during the incident…with nearby EHOVE Career Center put on a soft lockdown.

 

Huron County/County workers have expired contract

Huron County engineer’s office and highway department employees have been working under an expired contract for some time now.

Engineer Lee Tansey, in the Norwalk Reflector, said their previous contract expired in July with that contract being extended until a new deal is reached.

Those departments have no update on when a new contract could be ratified.

 

Erie County/Sandusky “State of the Schools”

Sandusky City Schools held their “State of the Schools” address yesterday.

According to the Sandusky Register, Superintendent Eugene Sanders’ primarily discussed the school’s focus on STEAM – science, technology, engineering, art and math – and how it prepares students for jobs.

The district also handed out lifetime achievement awards to Jim and Judy Corso, Dan Frohman and Reverend Thomas Darden.

 

Lorain County/Power outage cause

First Energy blames an ‘equipment malfunction’ for yesterday’s power-outage that stretched from Elyria to Sheffield Lake.

At one point, about 7-thousand customers lost service.

 

Lorain County/Men’s recovery home opens

A recovery home for men dealing with addiction has opened in Elyria.

Ribbon-cutting ceremonies were held yesterday on Irondale Street for the “Road to Hope” facility.

Five men have moved in over the past week.

 

State News/Close to $500,000 in illegal drugs found

A big time drug bust in southern Ohio…

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Texas man after a vehicle inspection in Clinton County this past Monday…seizing more than 11 pounds of cocaine and 5 grams of marijuana worth over $433,000.

It happened in Clinton County, northeast of Cincinnati.

If convicted, 26-year-old Terrence Sample could face up to 22 years in prison and up to a $40,000 fine.

 

State News/Governor DeWine’s H2Ohio Initiative

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine yesterday in Toledo outlined his H2Ohio water quality initiative, which he says would allow the state to invest in targeted, long-term solutions to ensure safe and clean water.

DeWine’s camp said that his proposal would create a special fund that would be used to protect Ohio’s water quality over 10 years and could amount to approximately $900 million.

The new initiative includes prevention and land-based management programs, water-based restoration programs and science, research, and measurement.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

Today

Showers likely, mainly in the afternoon.

Cloudy and breezy, with a high near 44.

 

Tonight

A chance of rain and snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.

 

Saturday

Partly sunny, with a high near 37.

 

Sunday

A chance of rain and snow showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 38.