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Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Milan/Edison student charged after allegedly bringing knife to school

A 14-year-old Edison student was arrested Tuesday after allegedly bringing a knife into school.

Authorities say the student, who was charged with a fifth-degree felony for bringing a deadly weapon into a school safety zone, pulled the Bowie knife half way out of their coat pocket while at lunch, which students saw and reported.

The knife was confiscated.

 

Stark County/Student shoots themselves, no one else hurt

A seventh-grader at Jackson Middle School near Massillon reportedly shot and injured themselves Tuesday morning at school.

No other students were hurt; and authorities are still trying to figure out if the shooting was intentional.

The student was taken to the hospital with their condition unknown at this time.

 

Norwalk/Another arrest from meth lab drug raid

A third person has been arrested in connection with last week’s drug raid in Norwalk.

34-year-old Brandon Henderson reportedly turned himself in to authorities over the weekend.

Henderson was charged with illegal manufacturing of meth; and now faces up to eight years prison time and a fine up to $15,000.

Authorities raided a home on Cline Street Thursday morning where they found a suspected meth lab.

Jessica Bryan of Cline Street was charged last week with complicity to illegal manufacturing of meth while Henderson’s brother Jacob, of Parsons Street, was arrested on a probation violation.

 

Sandusky/Man reportedly assaults police officer

A Sandusky man has been charged with assaulting a police officer from an alleged incident early Saturday morning.

25-year-old Julmonte LeLand also faces resisting arrest, assault and domestic violence charges after police say he grabbed and pushed an officer following a report of an assault of a female on Shelby Street.

 

Huron County/2018 sales tax numbers

The latest Huron County sales tax numbers have been released.

According to Auditor Roland Tkach, sales tax collected in the county was less than what it was the same time a year ago for the third straight month.

Tkach told the Norwalk Reflector that the county is adjusting to the loss of Medicaid sales tax; and that it still appears the retail economy is very strong.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST, 2018

 

Today

Rain showers.  Temperature falling to around 37 by 5:00 pm.

 

Tonight

Freezing rain and sleet likely.  Cloudy, with a low around 28.

Little or no sleet accumulation expected.

 

Thursday

Freezing rain and sleet likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 36.

New sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

 

Friday

Rain showers. High near 50.


Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH, 2018

 

Today

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible this afternoon.  Breezy, with gusts as high as 33 mph.

Cloudy, with a high near 69.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Breezy, with gusts as high as 32 mph.

Mostly cloudy, with a low of 52.

 

Wednesday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.  High near 55.

 

Thursday

A chance of rain and snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37.

 

Sandusky/Man faces multiple charges involving reported thefts

A Sandusky man faces several charges including felony theft, burglary, and criminal trespassing.

In recent separate incidents, 37-year-old Joshua Heyman is suspected of stealing two cars, breaking into a camper and stealing a video game system, and using a stolen vehicle in a burglary at a Bellevue home.

Police reportedly found one of the stolen vehicles last week at Kalahari Resorts, which led to his arrest.

 

Norwalk/Flare reportedly shot into home

Norwalk authorities are looking into a report of a flare being fired through a front window of a home on Jefferson Street early Monday.

A resident reportedly was able to extinguish the fire in their living room.

 

Norwalk/Willard woman charged with OVI

A Willard woman has been charged with OVI following a one-vehicle crash early Sunday morning in Norwalk.

Police say that 32-year-old Rebecca Mitchell lost control while driving west on Fair Road, went off the left side of the road and then hit the guardrail at the curve and intersection of South West Street.

 

Bellevue/Police nab their man

Bellevue Police have arrested a man after he allegedly fled from officers in a stolen vehicle and on foot in the area of North West Street and Union Street.

Authorities say they took Cody Foster into custody without incident on Monday.

 

Perkins Township/Woman believed to have shoplifted and then returned items

A Sandusky woman is in trouble after she allegedly stole items from the Menards store in Perkins Township and then tried to return them for a refund.

According to authorities, 34-year-old Tana Kirk took 13 items from the store without paying on Sunday and allegedly came back to the store later that day to attempt to get a refund on all of the items without a receipt.

 

Bellevue/High School to offer officiating classes

Students at Bellevue next school year will have the opportunity to learn how to be an Ohio school sports referee.

Bellevue High School will be offering an “Officiating in Athletics” class for juniors and seniors.

Bellevue is believed to be one of just four schools in the state to be offering it.

The class will cover basketball, baseball and softball; and if students ace the class and certification test, they will be licensed to officiate events at the eighth-grade level and younger.


Monday, February 19th, 2018

Sandusky/Man sentenced to death asks for reconsideration of appeal

A 46-year-old man sentenced to death for the killing of a Sandusky mother and her two young children has asked an Ohio court to reassess his appeal.

This comes after the Ohio Supreme Court reaffirmed the conviction and death sentence earlier this month of Curtis Clinton for the rape and murder of Heather Jackson and her children in 2012.

Clinton is arguing that the court erred when it joined two separate cases together against him and included a past conviction as evidence.

Clinton has an execution date of September 15th, 2021.

 

Norwalk/Conney named interim police chief

It was the end of an era Friday in Norwalk as Police Chief Dave Light wore the badge for the last time.

Light has retired after 34 years of full-time service, holding the chief position since 2009.

Captain Mike Conney was sworn in Friday afternoon as the interim police chief.

Conney along with Captain Dave Smith and Sergeant Tom Cook are all in the running to be named permanent chief.

 

Norwalk/Man arrested for bar incident

A 31-year-old Norwalk man faces criminal charges after allegedly refusing to leave a bar early Saturday morning.

Police say that Brenton Parker was kicked out of Charlie’s Bar on Benedict Avenue, and when he was forced outside, broke the front door’s glass window.

 

Sandusky/Two men indicted

Two Sandusky men have been indicted on criminal charges for separate incidents.

27-year-old Jonathan Lacey has been charged with three counts of felonious assault for allegedly shooting and severely injuring three people last month at Kaman’s Korner Bar on Milan Road.

Also, 26-year-old Bryan Mitchell faces a count of first-degree felony aggravated robbery for reportedly robbing the Mobil gas station across from Kalahari Resorts at gunpoint in December, where he tried to flee from authorities.

 

State News/Safest cities survey

A report has been released on the safest and most dangerous cities in the state.

Locally, North Ridgeville ranked 11th safest out of the 166 listed; Vermilion was 23rd while Norwalk was 89th safest, Elyria 113th and Sandusky 126th.

The National Council for Home Safety and Security ranked the cities by number of property and violent crimes per 1,000 people.

Chester Township in Geauga County was ranked as the safest with Chillicothe the most dangerous.

 

Milan/Chamber hands out awards

Suzie Schaeffer was recently named Milan’s 2018 Citizen of the Year during the town’s Chamber of Commerce awards.

Schaeffer has been a volunteer coach and board member in various capacities over the years, a 4-H advisor, and has fostered, with her husband Chris, close to 50 children over the last six years.

Other winners included the Milan Coffee Station as Business of the Year, this past summer’s Ohio Chautauqua festival as Organization of the Year and Edison High School’s Interact Club took home the Youth Service Award.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH, 2018

 

Today – President’s Day

Showers, with thunderstorms possible late this afternoon.

Breezy, with wind gusts as high as 30 mph.  High near 58.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Breezy with gusts as high as 31 mph.

Cloudy, with a low around 56.

 

Tuesday

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.

Breezy, with gusts as high as 34 mph.

Cloudy, with a high near 69.


Friday, February 16th, 2018

Norwalk/Meth lab found

Authorities discovered a house in Norwalk operating as a meth lab during a drug bust Thursday morning.

26-year-old Jessica Bryan of Cline Street faces a charge of complicity to manufacture meth; with an arrest warrant also issued for 34-year-old Brandon Henderson on the same charge.

The Norwalk Police Department special response team used a search warrant to conduct the bust at the home on Cline Street.

 

Milan/Two arrested in drug raid

A man and woman in Milan have been arrested following a drug investigation.

43-year-old Randy Myers and 39-year-old Stacy Bolding of East Front Street were both charged with felony meth possession and trafficking following the bust on Monday.

 

Bellevue/Man faces 130+ child porn charges

A Bellevue man has been indicted on 133 felony child pornography charges.

Police began investigating 39-year-old Joseph O’Brien of Union Street in 2016.

O’Brien recently pled “not guilty” to all charges in Sandusky County Common Pleas Court.

 

Sandusky/Man faces charges in alleged shooting incident

A 26-year-old Sandusky man faces charges of robbery, aggravated burglary and assault.

Julias Henderson of Merriweather Drive allegedly shot a man in the leg during a reported incident late last month on Neil and Wayne Streets.

 

Erie County/Semi-rollover closes 2 and 6

Ohio routes 2 and 6 were affected by a semi-rollover Thursday morning in Erie County.

The accident took place near the Sandusky exit on Route 2 eastbound, resulting in the closing of the road and the U.S. 6 on-ramp to Route 2 for several hours.

 

Oak Harbor/Text threat forces short lockdown

Oak Harbor High School was placed on a brief lockdown Wednesday morning following an alleged threat.

The lockdown lasted just 15 minutes after authorities deemed the reported text message threat to a student to not be credible.

 

Vermilion/Authorities warn of more car break-ins

Police in Vermilion are again warning residents of car break-ins.

The car entries were reported in the State Route 60-Hartford area during the overnight hours earlier this week.

 

North Fairfield/Only store has closed

The only store left in the small Huron County community of North Fairfield has apparently closed.

According to the Norwalk Reflector, a sign at the Country Corner Market shows the business for sale.

73-year-old Ronald Houghtlen Sr., the owner of the store, passed away in January.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH, 2018

 

Today

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 23.

 

Saturday

A slight chance of snow showers.

Increasing clouds, with a high near 38.

 

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 44.