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Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Missing boy from Bellevue

Police from Clyde and Bellevue are in search of a missing 13 year-old boy.

Gavin Lagrou of Bellevue was last seen Sunday afternoon at the Clyde Fair with a family and friend before walking away.

Lagrou is a white male; standing 5-foot, 6-inches; thin; with brown hair and brown eyes.

Contact Clyde police with any information.

 

Opiate overdose watch in Huron County

Huron County authorities issued an opiate overdose watch Monday afternoon for the area.

A watch means there may be a stronger than normal batch of drugs in the community; with the situation being monitored.

Authorities suggest to call 9-1-1 in case of emergency, or call 2-1-1 or visit www.huroncohealth.com for substance abuse resources.

The watch expires today at 12:30 pm.

 

Akro-Mils factory closing in Sandusky

The Akro-Mills factory in Sandusky has announced it will be officially shutting down by the end of the year.

The Sandusky Register reports that the plastics manufacturer located on Venice Road began partially scaling down operations two years ago; and will permanently move from Sandusky by mid-December.

 

Part of U.S. 250 near Norwalk to close next month

A portion of U.S. 250 just north of Norwalk will be closing starting October 2nd.

The closure, due to embankment work near the bridge over Rattlesnake Creek at the Erie-Huron County line, will last for two weeks.

 

Norwalk High School ranked safest in county by recent study

A national driving safety study has found Norwalk High School to be the safest in Huron County; and Venice Heights Elementary the safest in Erie County.

The study was conducted by Zendrive, who uses smartphone technology to monitor driving behavior and distracted driving.

Huron County, as a whole, ranked 19th out of the 81 counties in the state that were examined.  Erie County was 28th.

 

Miss Maple City ‘Dine to Donate’ event tonight

If you have dinner at the Freight House in Norwalk tonight, you can give back to a good cause.

10-percent of the proceeds of your bill will go towards the Miss Maple City Scholarship Program.

The program helps young women with their professional and personal goals.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 9/19

 

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Cloudy, with a high near 81.

 

Tonight

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.

 

Wednesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 81.

 

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.


Monday, September 18th, 2017

Police – Fremont shooting not linked to school bomb threat

A 14 year-old boy was shot and killed by another 14 year-old boy late Sunday afternoon in Fremont.

The young suspect, who has being charged with involuntary manslaughter, is being held in the Sandusky County Juvenile Detention Center.

The victim reportedly died on his way to the hospital following the shooting on Jackson Street.

Authorities believe the shooting is not linked to Friday’s bomb threat at Croghan Elementary School, which forced the building to be evacuated during the morning hours.

 

12 people sent to hospital following Huron crash

A three-vehicle crash in Huron sent 12 people, including 4 children, to the hospital Saturday night.

Alcohol appears to be a factor in the accident; in which a Mustang fishtailed on a Cleveland Road curve near Sawmill Creek Resort, then hitting a van carrying 7 people.  Debris then hit another vehicle.

None of the injuries were reported as critical.

 

Oak Harbor man in jail for shooting another family’s dog

An Oak Harbor man has been sent to jail for a month after being convicted last year of killing another family’s pet dog.

63 year-old Paul McKee began his sentence last week at the Ottawa County Jail.

McKee reportedly shot a black Labrador retriever when the dog came upon his property, which he claimed was acting aggressively.

 

Strike continues at Maple City Ice

More negotiations are scheduled for Tuesday between striking Maple City Ice delivery drivers in Norwalk and management.

Workers have been on strike since September 1st due to their displeasure with company pensions.

A meeting between workers and management went on for eight hours this past Friday.   A total of 13 men are now on strike.

 

Norwalk woman going to jail for dealing drugs

 A Norwalk woman convicted of dealing drugs has been sentenced to two months of jail time.

47 year-old Patricia Irby of East Willard Avenue pleaded guilty to two counts of drug trafficking back in July; along with her live-in boyfriend and accomplice.

 

Sandusky intersection is now a four-way stop

The Sandusky Street Department officials has made the intersection of Scott and Warrant streets (U.S. 6) a four-way stop.

This comes after a crash a month ago that damaged the three-light system there near Sweet Treats and Treasures.

Workers hope to eventually return the traffic lights to the intersection.

 

Construction updates in Norwalk and Willard

A look now at two road construction updates in Huron County…

In Norwalk, traffic will be restricted to one lane on West Main Street at Valley Park Drive today and Tuesday; due to a waterline project.  “Thru-traffic” will be prohibited on Valley Park Drive between Main and Jefferson.

In Willard, construction has been extended at the U.S. 224 railroad tracks between Willard and New Haven.   The road was scheduled to re-open last Friday; but now will not be open until October 6th.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 9/18

Today

A slight chance of showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 82.

 

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.

 

Tuesday

A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80.

 

Wednesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 82.


Friday, September 15th, 2017

Huron man to spend six months in jail for voyeurism

A Huron man was sentenced Thursday to six months in jail for recording cell phone videos of unsuspecting people in their homes.

46 year-old David Schindley of Eagle Ridge Drive pled guilty in June to voyeurism in connection with claims made in February.

Schindley also has to register as a Tier 1 sex offender.

 

Willard woman guilty of selling heroin in school zone

A Willard woman has been found guilty of selling drugs in a school zone.

31 year-old Christa Lane of Park Street was convicted on several charges including heroin trafficking and drug possession.

She’ll be sentenced next month.

 

Truck pulled from Sandusky river in Fremont

A submerged truck was pulled from the Sandusky River in Fremont earlier this week.

A dive team found nothing inside the truck, which authorities believe might have been in the water for at least 21 years due to having 1996 license plates.

The truck is believed to have appeared after water levels were affected as the Ballville Dam was being torn down.

 

2018 campaign goal announced by Norwalk Area United Fund

The Norwalk Area United Fund announced it has increased its campaign goal for 2018.

The organization, who has hit its $360,000 goal the last four years, said Thursday that their goal for 2018 will be $390,000.

 

Huron County Public Health hosting drive-thru flu shot clinics

Huron County Public Health (HCPH) will be holding drive-thru seasonal flu shot clinics in Norwalk, New London, Wakeman and Willard throughout the month of October.

The clinics begin on October 2nd from 12 noon to 2:00 at Willard Alliance Church and from 3:00 to 4:00 pm at the New London First Baptist Church.

All dates are available online at www.huroncohealth.com.

Only adults will be vaccinated during the drive-thru clinics.

 

State Route 13 closing today near Fitchville

State Route 13, between Alpha and Omega Roads near Fitchville, is closed for railroad repairs.

The road should re-open by Thursday.

 

Busy weekend in Norwalk and Sandusky

There’s a lot going on this weekend in the Norwalk and Sandusky area.

The ‘Imagine Norwalk’ arts festival takes place tonight in Norwalk featuring the annual ‘Pet ‘n Pup Parade’ as well as the Norwalk High School homecoming parade.

In Sandusky, Cedar Point’s 21st annual HalloWeekends begins its seven-week run on Saturday.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 9/15

 

Today

Widespread fog this morning.

Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 77.

 

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 57.

 

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

 

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 82.


Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Vermilion man faces additional indictment in relation to standoff

 A 68 year-old Vermilion man faces an additional indictment in relation to a standoff with police in July.

John Friel of Barnes Road, who was indicted last month on felonious assault, domestic violence and aggravated menacing; now faces a charge of disrupting a public service.

According to authorities, Friel pointed a gun at deputies following a domestic violence incident on July 15th.

 

Snapchat rape suspect to go to trial next month

A trial date has been set for the Danbury Township man accused of raping a young woman while being recorded on the social media app, Snapchat.

77 year-old Dennis Allen, former general manager of Bay Point Resort, will go to court in Ottawa County beginning on October 31st.

Allen was indicted last month on charges of rape and sexual battery in the incident reportedly involving a 20 year-old woman at his South Emerald Shores Drive home.

 

Two people from Norwalk arrested in drug bust

A man and woman from Norwalk have been arrested following a drug bust on South Old State Road.

34 year-old Daniel Skodny and 38 year-old Angie McIntire were both charged with drug trafficking following the raid at 10-B South Old State Road.

Additional arrests are likely to be made in connection with the bust.

 

Basketball coach promoted to assistant principal at Sandusky

Sandusky varsity boys basketball coach Colin Irish has been promoted to the role of high school assistant principal at Sandusky.

Irish, who will also remain as coach of the Blue Streaks, formerly worked as the dean of students at Sandusky Middle School.

Irish will be entering his fourth season as head coach.  His teams have a combined record of 61-14.

He will replace Jennifer Joubert, who resigned in August to take a job in Detroit.

 

Electric bill scam in Huron County

A scam related to electric bills has been reported in Huron County.

The scam involves someone posing as an Ohio Edison employee telling a caller they are behind on their bill and they need to go to CVS to pay with a “Pay Pack”.

You are asked to inform authorities if you receive a similar call.

 

CLI Workshop involved in Hurricane Harvey fundraiser

The CLI Workshop in Norwalk will be assembling care baskets for Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas next Wednesday; along with CIVISTA Bank volunteers.

If you would like to donate items such as baby food, diapers, medical supplies and toiletries; they can be dropped off at CLI Workshop at 306 South Norwalk Road West, Suite B.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 9/14

Today

A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73.

 

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.

 

Friday

Partly sunny, with a high near 77.

 

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.