A Shiloh man faces felony charges after he’s believed by authorities to have fled a fatal hit/skip crash on Sunday in Richland County.

The State Highway Patrol says that 13-year-old Luke Newswanger of Shelby was on a bicycle on Bowman Road in Cass Township when he was struck and killed by a truck believed to belong to 38-year-old Bud Thornsberry, who’s been charged with multiple felonies including aggravated vehicular assault.

Numerous tips from the public helped lead to the arrest.


A student has been charged with making a terrorist threat and inducing panic…accused of making an online threat of violence in the Elyria City Schools.

The threat led to increased police presence yesterday at Westwood Middle School.

A separate threat…in the Lorain City Schools…led police to another student…although no charges have been filed in that case.


The Lorain County Prosecutor’s Office has cleared an Elyria Police Officer, for shooting and wounding a man who had pointed a gun at another police officer.

A full report in today’s Chronicle Telegram…


It’s Pearl Harbor Day…80 years on.

Ceremonies will be held nationwide, including one in Avon Lake.

American Legion Post 2-11 on Walker Road will host a program at 1 pm.


The Erie County Health Department has issued an Overdose Spike Alert. 

Health officials say there have been 3 overdose incidents in Sandusky in the last few days.

Narcan was administered in those 3 incidents; and were successfully reversed.


The date has been announced for a murder trial in Sandusky.

According to the Sandusky Register, the trial for 27-year-old Shakill Fenderson, who faces an aggravated murder charge, will begin January 10th in Erie County Common Pleas Court.

Fenderson is charged in the shooting death of 34-year-old Elisha Cannon of Sandusky in July.


Firefighters in Avon Lake believe, Sunday’s fire on Dakota Run began in a storage shed and spread to the nearby house.

No one was hurt.


Elyria Mayor Frank Whitfield has sworn in Bill Pelko as the city’s new chief of police.

Pelko has been with the force for more than 25 years, and succeeds Duane Whitely, whose last day on the job was December 1st.


Checking COVID numbers…

4,900 cases statewide on Monday…lower than the 21-day average of about 6,000.

24 new cases were reported in Huron County on Monday.


Another month, another dip in new vehicle sales here in Northern Ohio…

However, according to the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association, year-to-date sales are running ahead of last year.

Your local volume leader for November was Ford…followed by Chevrolet and Honda


An annual big-time country music show at Put-in-Bay Airport will be back in 2022.

Promoters have announced that next year’s Bash on the Bay will feature Brad Paisley and Jake Owen on August 24th and Zac Brown Band and Chris Janson on August 25th.



-The Cleveland Cavaliers fell on the road to Milwaukee last night, 112-104.

-In Monday Night Football, New England beat Buffalo 14-10.


From the National Weather Service…


Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29.



Cloudy, with a low around 24.



Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34.


Checking Local COVID-19 numbers…

Erie County reports 38 new cases of the Coronavirus.

Huron County reports 29 new cases of the Coronavirus.

Lorain County reports 201 new cases of the Coronavirus to the start the week.


The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash involving a truck and bicyclist on Bowman Road in Cass Township.

The crash happened at around 9 am Sunday morning. The owner of the bicycle was a 13-year-old boy who was fatally injured.

The pickup truck fled the scene and officials are looking for the driver and pickup truck, which is believed to be a black or dark green early 2000’s Chevrolet or GMC.

Anyone with information is asked to please contact the Mansfield Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.


The Green Springs Police department is warning citizens of a rash of car break-ins.

They are asking that all citizens please lock your cars and do not keep valuables in them.

Also they are asking any victims of a break-in to contact them with information and to make a report.


Some possible traffic conditions for residents of Norwalk.

Today crews from RA Bores Excavating will be starting on the West Main Street Waterline Project. Please expect minimal traffic disturbances, and also be cautious of work crews.


The final day for leaf collection is coming soon for residents of the city of Willard.

The last day for leaf pick up will be next Monday December 13th. The time of the pickup will be at 3pm. Residents are asked to rake their leaves into the boulevard and not into the street.

After the last pick up leaves can still be dropped off at the city compost pile located at 537 Central Avenue.


A bridge opening in Vermilion.

The City of Vermilion Police Department has said that the US Route 6 and Liberty Ave Vermilion River Bridge is now open.


You might see a police presence near Westwood Middle School in Elyria.

Late last night, school officials took to Facebook to say, they became aware of a post that is circulating on social media about threats of violence at Westwood Middle School.

The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the origin of the post.


No injuries are reported from a house fire in Avon Lake…

It happened yesterday afternoon on Dakota Run, off of Lear.

No word yet how the fire started…


Weather permitting…

The CSX rail crossing on Hawley Road in the Wellington area will close this week for repairs.


Detour signs are going up this week on a portion of Route 252…from Squire to Emmons.

Crews are back, working on a culvert preservation project.

Weather permitting, they hope to finish Thursday.


Today, the Second Harvest Food Bank will host a Mobile Food Pantry at Ely Stadium.

It’ll run from 3:30 until 5:30 pm.



The College Football Playoff is now set…It will be #1 Alabama vs. #4 Cincinnati and #2 Michigan vs. #3 Georgia on New Year’s Eve.  Ohio State will face Utah in the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day.

The Cleveland Cavaliers fell just short on Sunday.  The Cavs lost at home to Utah 109-108.


From the National Weather Service…

A Wind advisory in effect from 10 am until 10 pm today.



A chance of rain and snow showers throughout the day.

Breezy with gusts as high as 43 mph.

Temperatures falling to around 33 by the evening.



Breezy with a slight chance of snow showers.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23.



Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28.