Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Lorain County/Attempted murder

An Elyria man has been charged with ‘attempted murder’.

A Lorain County Grand Jury has indicted 19 year old Curtis Mack of Thornwood Street for an incident at Wilkes Villa in October.

Authorities say, several people were shooting a rap video when Mack and 27-year-old Aaron Jackson got into an argument that led to Mack pulling out a gun and wounding Jackson.


Huron County/Monroeville Police photo enforcement

The Village of Monroeville has announced that the police department has expanded its traffic photo enforcement capabilities.

Monitoring for red light violations are taking place at the U.S. 20 – State Route 547 intersection.

Speed enforcement photo monitoring is also occurring on U.S. 20 for east and westbound traffic in 25 mile-per-hour zones and for westbound traffic at U.S. 20 from the overpass to the Huron River bridge; that has a speed limit of 45.


Sandusky County/Project Lifesaver

The Sandusky County Sheriff’s Office says their county has implemented “Project Lifesaver”, an international search and rescue program designed to reduce potential injuries and death for “at risk” individuals wander due to cognitive issues.

The program uses state of the art locating technologies, innovative search and rescue methods and community policing educational courses.


Huron County/Norwalk hiring for Probation Officer

The City of Norwalk is looking for a part-time probation officer/deputy bailiff.

The city says applicants should have a general knowledge of arrest procedures, court polices and criminal justice.

The deadline to apply is January 4th.


Lorain County/LCCC roundtable

The chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education will spend part of his day on the campus of Lorain County Community College.

John Carey will join college president Marsha Ballinger in a roundtable discussion of a program launched four years ago, to address the needs of low-income students.


Huron County/Dispatch Center not impacted by construction

The Huron County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center on Shady Lane in Norwalk is reminding residents that they are operating as normal during construction.

They’re asking the community to be patient while upgrades are going on over the next two weeks.






A slight chance of rain, possibly mixing with snow this afternoon.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38.



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



Partly sunny, with a high near 38.



A chance of afternoon rain.  Cloudy, with a high near 44.

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

State News/Man arrested for alleged ISIS involvement

A man from northwest Ohio has been arrested by the feds…

21-year-old Damon Joseph of Holland, Ohio, is accused of attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and ISIS, by planning an attack on a synagogue in the Toledo area.

Joseph was arrested Friday evening after he took possession of two semi-automatic rifles from an undercover agent.


Huron County/Norwalk firefighter charged with OVI

A Norwalk firefighter is currently serving a 30-day suspension without pay after being charged with driving impaired.

According to police, 25-year-old Logan Shullick was charged with OVI after being stopped by police November 10th at the intersection of Benedict and Norwood avenues.

Shullick will meet with the city following the suspension; in which he could be reinstated.

He’s been a Norwalk firefighter since October of 2017.


Erie County/Motel owner allegedly leaves country to avoid trouble

A Sandusky-area motel owner-operator in the middle of a civil nuisance lawsuit has allegedly left the country to flee from authorities.

68-year-old Raghbir Virk is the owner of the former Howard Johnson Inn on Milan Road; which was shut down in the spring due to code violations and public safety concerns.

Police believe Virk left the country last month and traveled to India.

A warrant is out for his arrest.


Sandusky County/Accused rapist has new trial date

A Fremont man charged with three counts of rape has a new trial date after failing to appear in court.

The new date…January 22nd…for 43-year-old Emmanuel Heidelburg.

He was arrested in November following a foot chase after also being a suspect in local break-ins and for stealing a vehicle in Columbus.


State News/Troopers out in full force for impaired drivers

Perhaps you’ve seen the signs on the road…Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.

Along those lines, the Lorain County Sheriff’s Department says, they will be out in full-force through the holidays, looking for impaired drivers.


Erie County/Perkins shooting suspect arrested

A man police say accidentally fired a gun through a Pioneer Trail apartment building in Perkins Township last month and then left the area…has been arrested.

21-year-old Terrence Thompson of Lorain was in trouble for discharging a weapon on prohibited premises and receiving stolen property.

Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers arrested Thompson in Perkins Township early Monday.

No one was hurt during the November 26th incident in which Thompson’s gun allegedly was dropped and discharged through a glass door.


Erie County/Shoplifting spree

Three young girls under the age of 15 were arrested Sunday for allegedly going on a week-long shoplifting spree at several Sandusky-area stores.

The girls were caught by Walmart security who said they were filling empty bags with items and trying to leave the store.

According to Perkins Township Police, the girls stole items from six area stores; including cell phone cases, earrings, rings and shot glasses.


Local News/Bellevue, Vermilion schools recognized for military service

Two area high schools were recognized by the state for their service to the military.

Bellevue and Vermilion were two of 50 Ohio schools to receive the Purple Star Award.

Schools that earn the honor receive a Purple Star recognition award to display in their buildings.






Partly sunny, with a high near 35.



Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.



Partly sunny, with a high near 38.



Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40.

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Huron County/Greenwich woman killed in Union County road construction accident

A Greenwich woman was killed while working on a road construction crew in Union County on Friday.

Teresa Howell was 24.

Authorities say Howell, who worked for Erie Construction, was performing maintenance on guardrails along U.S. 33 when she was struck by a tractor trailer that drove through multiple orange safety cones meant to be a safeguard.

No word yet on any criminal charges for the semi driver…


Lab results delay accused murderers’ trials

Trials scheduled to begin today in Huron County for two men accused of killing Perkins Township’s Michael Sheppard Jr. in 2003 have been delayed.

Scott Hall of Clyde and Adam White of Sandusky both face murder charges.

The jury trials will now begin March 5th due to pending lab test results.

In October, Joshua Stamm of Florida pled guilty to a reduced charge of involuntary manslaughter while giving investigators details on what happened the night Sheppard was supposedly killed.


Erie County/Sandusky stabbing

Sandusky police are investigating an apparent stabbing early Sunday.

Police say a man told them that people were fighting behind a bar on Tiffin Avenue when he was stabbed in the chest by an unknown object after he asked them to move away from his car.


Erie-Huron County/Milan Safe routes to Schools program

The village of Milan has plans to participate in the Safe Route to Schools program.

The proposed project includes new pedestrian traffic signals, sidewalk and curb ramps, pavement markings, and tree removal and trimming.

The village says that all roads will remain open during the project; which is expected to last six months.

Those wishing to comment on the public, social, environmental and economic impacts of the proposed project can mail their remarks to village hall.


Erie-Lorain County/New contracts for Vermilion city workers

Close to 40 full-time city employees in Vermilion, including police and utility-related workers have a new contract.

The one-year deal encompassing all of 2019 includes a two-percent pay increase and a new health care program.


Erie County/CVS in Sandusky closing

The CVS drug store on Venice Road in Sandusky will be closing in a few weeks.

The store located in the K&K Plaza will shut down on December 29th for unknown reasons.

CVS has other Sandusky locations on Monroe Street and a pharmacy inside the Target store in Perkins Township.


Huron County/Health Dept: How to Deal with Stress during the Holidays

‘Tis the season for…stress.

The Huron County Health Department says there are several ways to beat the holiday blues; such as sticking to daily routines, getting enough sleep, getting some sunlight, exercising, setting reasonable goals and sticking to a budget.






Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31.



Partly cloudy, with a low around 21.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 35.



Partly sunny, with a high near 38.

Friday, December 7th, 2018

National-Lorain County News/Pearl Harbor Day

It’s Pearl Harbor Day, and commemorations will be held across the country.

There will be a ceremony at 10:30 this morning at VFW Post 1079 in Elyria.


Erie County/Sandusky house fire

A family of five was able to escape a house fire Wednesday night in Sandusky.

The blaze reportedly broke out in the kitchen of the home on Columbus Avenue…possibly caused by a dog blanket igniting near a wood-burning stove.

Approximately $20,000 worth of damage was done to the house with property loss of around $5,000.


Erie County/EHOVE threat

Erie County authorities investigated an alleged threat at EHOVE Career Center in Milan Tuesday.

According to the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, a student allegedly wrote a threatening message on a board in a classroom.

Authorities say the boy later admitted to the threat.

The sheriff’s office says they’re not filing charges; describing their response as an “overabundance of caution”.


Huron County/Three people going to prison in plea deals

Three different people in separate cases have been sentenced to prison time in Huron County.

26-year-old Johnnie Hicks of Willard pled guilty to meth trafficking – resulting in a one-year prison sentence.

33-year-old Ashley Wormald of Norwalk pled guilty to meth trafficking; receiving a four-year prison term.

63-year-old Richard Banks of Cleveland received a punishment of nine months in prison for forgery.


State News/Lake Erie algal bloom lawsuit

The anti-pollution group, Advocates for a Clean Lake Erie, have sent a letter threatening to sue the U.S. EPA if they do not take further action to battle harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie.

They say they’ll file a lawsuit in 60 days if the U.S. EPA doesn’t decide whether the Ohio EPA is complying with what’s known as the Clean Water Act.


Erie County/New probation chief

Mike Frank is the new chief probation officer for Erie County.

Frank has spent over 30 years in law enforcement; working as Put-in-Bay’s police chief and spending time with the Sandusky PD.

He replaces Karen Volz, who worked for nearly 30 years with Erie County before retiring.


Erie County/Plans for former Keys Golf Course

The Huron Township zoning appeals board is holding a public meeting next Thursday, December 13th to address a proposal to build a 210-space RV campsite at the former Keys Golf Course on Boos Road.

The meeting will take place at BGSU Firelands in Mylander Hall at 7:30 pm.






Mostly sunny, with a high near 31.



Partly cloudy, with a low around 22.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 30.



Sunny, with a high near 34.