News

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Erie County/Kaptur impressed with detainment facility

U.S Representative Marcy Kaptur on Monday said she was impressed with the detainment facility near Battle Creek, Michigan where around 30 women remain in custody following the Corso’s Garden Center raid in Sandusky earlier this month.

Kaptur was there to give the public one of their first looks at the jail and report back on her findings.

She noted the cleanliness and medical staff that were on hand as well as a video phone system for women to call home.

Kaptur also assisted a few of the detainees with some special requests.

The men arrested during the raid are being held in Youngstown.

 

Erie County/Man in alleged Kalahari gunfire incident charged

A Euclid man has been indicted on gun charges in connection with an alleged incident at Kalahari Resorts in Sandusky in May.

19-year-old Ronnelle Chandler has been charged with felonious assault, inducing panic and carrying a concealed weapon after he allegedly pistol-whipped a man and then fired a number of gun shots at the same man in a Kalahari parking lot.

No one was hurt during the reported incident.

 

Sandusky County/Missing girl found and arrested

A teenage girl reported missing last week in Fremont was arrested on Monday.

Sandusky County Sheriff Chris Hilton says 16-year-old Kirstyn Paul was found in a home on Rawson Avenue in Fremont and charged with a probation violation.

She was taken to a county juvenile justice center.

 

Erie County/Nearly $200K in federal funds to help benefit community 

Close to $200,000 in federal funds will help some Erie County community projects in need of improvements.

Community Develop Block Grant money will go towards the full repaving of West Main Street in Berlin Heights, operations costs for the Volunteers of America’s Crossroads Homeless Shelter in Sandusky and to Milan Town Hall for administrative costs and a handicapped men’s restroom.

 

Erie County/Union deal reached for jail workers

A new three-year contract has been reached between Erie County and unionized jail workers.

The deal running through 2020 includes two-percent pay raises each year; which officials say will cost taxpayers an extra $90,000 during the contract’s time frame.

 

Huron County/Monroeville to host veteran’s memorial exhibit

A national travelling veteran’s memorial will be arriving in Monroeville later this summer.

“The Remembering our Fallen” exhibit will be on display at the Monroeville Athletic Complex from August 17th through 19th; including a Vietnam veteran’s parade on August 18th.

The memorial pays tribute to those military members who have died since September 11th, 2001.

 

Huron County/Off-site tax collection

Dates for off-site tax collection in Huron County have been scheduled.

-Monday, July 1st from 9:30 am to noon at Wakeman village offices

-Tuesday, July 3rd from 9:00 am to noon at New London village offices

-Thursday, July 5th from 9:00 am to noon at the Willard Senior Enrichment Center

A check or money order in blue or black ink may only be used for payment.

Property taxes are due July 13th.

 

Huron County/Norwalk road work

The City of Norwalk has some road work planned for the next two weeks.

This week, expect to see crews on West Monroe, East Seminary, Wooster and Chatham.

Work will continue next week with construction planned on Whittlesey, Valley Park and Whitefield.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

TUESDAY, JUNE 19TH, 2018

 

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms this morning.

Cloudy, with a high near 75.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly overnight.

Cloudy, with a low around 63.

 

Wednesday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly in the morning.

Cloudy, with a high near 78.


Monday, June 18th, 2018

Erie County/Berlin Heights man dies in crash

The Highway Patrol says alcohol appears to be a factor in a one-car fatal crash Friday night in Erie County’s Berlin Township.

According to authorities, 54-year-old Roger Maxwell of Berlin Heights was killed after he failed to negotiate a curve on Ceylon Road; going off the road and striking a traffic sign and tree before overturning.

 

Sandusky County/Two Fremont men seriously hurt in crashes

The State Highway Patrol says two Fremont men were seriously injured in separate traffic accidents in Sandusky County where alcohol played a factor.

43-year-old Timothy Apling was ejected from his motorcycle after reportedly running off the road on State Route 19 in Rice Township.

63-year-old Steven Adams struck a utility pole in his station wagon after he reportedly lost control of his station wagon on County Road 185 in Green Creek Township.

Adams, who authorities say was also driving distracted, was charged with Failure to Control and his fifth lifetime OVI.

 

State News/More than 500,000 years of life expectancy of Ohioans lost due to OD deaths

Some alarming statistics concerning opioid overdose deaths have been released from a state organization.

According to a study conducted by The Ohio Alliance for Innovation in Population Health, more than 500,000 years of life expectancy were lost statewide from 2010 to 2016.

The organization says, overall, 13,000 Ohioans died from opioid overdoses during the study’s seven year period.

 

Erie County/One Corso’s worker deported, Kaptur to visit detainees

One worker arrested in this month’s border patrol raid of Corso’s Flower and Garden Center in Sandusky has been deported.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Khaalid Walls told the Sandusky Register that a man was removed this past Tuesday.

Close to 90 of the 114 people arrested reportedly remain in U.S. government custody at locations in Youngstown and Calhoun County, Michigan.

…Meanwhile, U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur plans this morning to visit those in custody at the facility in Michigan as well as talk to immigration officials.

 

Huron County/Norwalk superintendent applies for similar job

Norwalk City Schools Superintendent George Fisk is one of eight candidates for the same top job at a school district in Tuscarawas County.

Fisk says he applied for the superintendent position at Claymont City Schools in an attempt to be closer to home; where he spent the early years of his educational career.

Fisk has been at Norwalk since 2015; with his current contract running through 2023.

Claymont Schools are slated to begin interviews on Tuesday.

 

Erie County/Huron roadwork

City council in Huron has given the go-ahead to start working on several rough roads.

Some of the $2.7 million worth of roadwork will get underway today; some will start this fall and the rest in spring of 2019.

Over 20 areas of blacktop will see some sort of improvements in the next year.

 

Erie County/Groundbreaking soon for indoor sports complex

Groundbreaking is less than a month away for a $50 million indoor sports facility in Sandusky.

This according to the Sandusky Register as told to them by Erie County commissioners and Cedar Fair executives, who plan to break ground by July 10th.

The 170,000 square-foot complex will be located next to Cedar Point Sports Force Parks on Cleveland Road.

The facility will be the home of several basketball and volleyball courts, an indoor track and a community fitness center.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

MONDAY, JUNE 18TH, 2018

 

Today

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.  Heat index values as high as 99.

 

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Cloudy, with a low around 70.

 

Tuesday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 80.

 

Wednesday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77.


Friday, June 15th, 2018

Huron County/Windows, roof to be replaced at county buildings

Huron County Commissioners Thursday gave the go-ahead to a couple of county building replacement projects costing around $60,000.

10 windows will be replaced at both the Huron County Courthouse and the county office building; while the county administration building will get a new back roof.

Also, Huron County Sheriff Todd Corbin said the replacement of jail showers should begin today.  That project totaling $96,000.

 

Port Clinton/Competency hearing for hospital pharmacy robbery suspect

A competency hearing has been set for next week for an Oak Harbor man accused of being the accomplice in the armed robbery of Port Clinton’s Magruder Hospital pharmacy.

46-year-old Clark Sams Junior allegedly picked up 35-year-old Joshua Trapp in his van after Trapp allegedly took prescription painkillers from hospital clerks last February.

Trapp recently accepted a plea deal to plead guilty to aggravated robbery and to truthfully testify against Sams.

 

State News/Lake Erie clean-up bill to be official soon

A bill to clean-up Lake Erie should become a law soon.

State Senator Randy Gardner and State Representative Steve Arndt told the Sandusky Register that the ‘Clean Lake 2020’ bill should be on Governor John Kasich’s desk by the end of this month.

The legislation calls for several million dollars to be spent on the fight against harmful algal blooms and the prevention of phosphorus runoff.

 

Huron County/Fisher-Titus top employer

The Huron County Top Employers of 2017 report has been released.

Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk took the top spot with the most employees; LSC Communication (formerly RR Donnelley) in Willard was second, with MTD in Willard coming in third.

 

Erie County/Three roads to be fixed

Due to a lower-than-expected bid to fix Huron Avery Road between Rye Beach and the Huron corporation limit, Erie County engineers have agreed to fix two more additional roads this summer.

Those include Main Street from the Huron corporation limit to Huron Avery Road and Patten Tract Road from Strecker to Wood roads in Oxford Township.

Work should begin next month and be finished by September.

 

Clyde/School receives state awards

Two state honors have been handed out to Clyde-Green Springs Schools.

District treasurer Meghan Rohde has been given the 2018 Emerging Leader Scholarship award from the Ohio Association of School Board Officials; while the school district was honored with the Auditor of State award for a clean audit report.

 

Erie & Huron Counties/Imagine Norwalk and Vermilion Festival of the Fish

A couple of fun, family events are going down this weekend in the area.

The ‘Imagine Norwalk’ arts and music festival takes place tonight in uptown Norwalk from 6:00 to 11:00 pm; with a beach party theme.

Vermilion’s 52nd annual ‘Festival of the Fish’ runs today through Sunday, including fireworks tonight, a lighted board parade Saturday night and a traditional Father’s Day parade Sunday afternoon.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

FRIDAY, JUNE 15TH, 2018

 

Today

Sunny, with a high near 83.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.

 

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.

 

Sunday – Father’s Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 93.


Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Sandusky/Teenage boy arrested for alleged break-in and shooting

Sandusky police arrested a 15-year-old boy Wednesday after they believe he broke into an East Madison Street home and shot a man in the leg.

The boy has been charged with felonies of aggravated burglary and robbery as well as felonious assault.

The reported gunshot victim was treated and released from Firelands Regional Medical Center.

 

Port Clinton-Oak Harbor/Flooding

High water is beginning to recede in Port Clinton and Oak Harbor following the issuing of a state of emergency Wednesday morning.

The area received at least five inches of rain Tuesday night into Wednesday.

The Ottawa County Emergency Management Agency and American Red Cross reportedly had sent out groups to check for those who needed help and to survey damage.

 

Wakeman/Transport van rear-ended

In Wakeman, some clients of Rising Sun Centers are nursing bumps and bruises after a transport van they were in, was rear-ended by a car on Rooot 60.

The sheriff’s department says, the crash occurred yesterday at about noon as the van pulled into the developmental disabilities complex.

One employee and three clients were taken to the hospital.

 

Put-in-Bay/Corruption investigation almost over

A yearlong criminal probe by the state into Put-in-Bay’s government will likely come to an end soon.

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office told the Sandusky Register that the case will be sent to prosecutors by the end of the month where they’ll need a number of weeks to finish their review.

The state is reportedly looking into possible theft, conflicts of interest and mishandling of village finances.

Over 50,000 documents were seized by state officials during a raid of Put-in-Bay’s government offices last fall.

 

Norwalk/Police levy

City council in Norwalk this week continued talks on putting a tax replacement levy for police on the November ballot.

The levy would reportedly maintain the same millage, but update the property values from the 1970’s to now.

The cost for the owner of a $100,000 home would increase from about five dollars to around thirty dollars.

The current levy at .9 mill was first approved in 1976.

Money would be used to hire one patrol officer and training.

 

National News/Men’s Health Week

This is Men’s Health Week, a week where doctors encourage men to come in for a checkup for early detection and treatment of disease.

According to the Men’s Health Network out of Washington D.C., men die at higher rates than women from nine of the top ten causes of death, including cancer.

Friday is “National Wear Blue Day”; a day to encourage men to live longer, healthier lives.

 

Norwalk/”Road Race” less than a month away

Organizers are getting ready for the second annual “4 Miles on the Fourth Maple Tree Road Race” in Norwalk.

The event will start and end at the Huron County Fairgrounds on July 4th.

Close to 200 runners registered for last year’s race; netting over $16,000.

Those involved hope to bring in over $20,000 this year.

A race t-shirt design contest is currently going on with the Norwalk Reflector.

 

Sandusky/CP SFP to host country music fest

Cedar Point’s Sports Force Park in Sandusky has announced they’ll be hosting a country music festival later this summer.

The first-ever “Sandusky Shores Music-Fest” will take place Saturday, August 18th; headlined by Grammy nominee and 2012 “The Voice” winner Cassadee Pope.

Tickets are on sale now.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

THURSDAY, JUNE 14TH, 2018

 

Today

Sunny, with a high near 83.

 

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 59.

 

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 85.

 

Saturday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Partly sunny otherwise, with a high near 86.