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Monday, July 25th, 2016

Woman’s body recovered from Sandusky Bay

A 35 year-old woman’s body was pulled from the Sandusky Bay during the early morning hours Saturday.  The Sandusky Register Reports that dive teams found the body of local woman, Cheryl James, in the waters close by Cement Avenue, after the Sandusky Fire Department was called when the woman was swimming and didn’t return back to shore.  An investigation is ongoing.

 

 Police and Fire Charity Scams being reported by Ohioans

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning Ohioans about a phone scam involving calls asking for donations to support police and fire causes.Signs of a potential charity scam include callers who provide little or no detailed information, refuse to answer questions, demand immediate payment, ask for payment by wire transfer or prepaid card, and ask for the payment be made to an individual instead of an organization.Not all calls seeking charitable donations are potential scams though, says DeWine, as legitimate charities do have professional solicitors who are paid to seek donations over the phone.

 

Still time left to sign up for Bellevue Safety Town Bellevue Safety Town runs next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (August 1stthrough 3rd), at the Bellevue Elementary school from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. Children can still register by picking up an application at the door on the first day of Safety Town, Bellevue Police Department, or on the City of Bellevue website (www.cityofbellevue.com).

 

DNC Day One Preview

 (from CBS News)-The Democratic National Convention gets underway today in Philadelphia.  There’s some big news already as DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz has announced she’ll step down as soon as the DNC is over, amidst leaked emails of party officials that showed favoritism towards Hilary Clinton. Speaking tonight will be First Lady Michelle Obama and former Democratic nominee for president, Bernie Sanders.

 

Norwalk Police give ticket to Huron County Deputy for incident involving K9

Huron County Sheriff’s Deputy Shaun Taylor, a Corrections Officer, received a ticket Saturday evening after his police dog was involved in an incident with another dog.  The K9 was unleashed at Taylor’s residence in Norwalk, when it saw another dog and ran after it, then knocked over a man who was walking the dog, according to Norwalk Police and the Norwalk Reflector.  The man, identified as retired Norwalk Police Officer Jim Files, was uninjured, and was able to retrieve his dog from the German Shepherd’s mouth.  A ticket was given to Taylor for having a “dog at large”.


Friday, July 22nd, 2016

A Heat Advisory is if effect from today at 11:00 am through Saturday at 9:00 pm, with temperatures forecasted in the mid to upper 90’s this weekend

 Tips to stay safe in this Weekend’s Hot Weather

Potentially dangerous heat and high humidity is expected throughout the weekend.  Some safety tips if you have to be outdoors include taking many breaks, keeping hydrated with water, to stay in cool areas when possible and to watch out for others such as children and the elderly.Visit www.huroncohealth.com for more tips to stay safe this summer.

 

 Highway Patrol revives Norwalk man from Possible Overdose

A Norwalk man with a possible drug overdose was revived by patrol officers after being found unresponsive in his car on U.S. 250 in Milan yesterday morning.  Officers from the Norwalk Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol arrived on scene to find a man drooped over in his vehicle’s driver’s seat, after the vehicle had been reported driving recklessly, according to the Norwalk Reflector.  Officers performed CPR on the man until EMS arrived.  The man became conscious and was given the drug-overdose antidote Narcan.  Sergeant Brian Gockstetter reported the man in stable condition at Fisher-Titus hospital.

 

RNC comes to a close

(From CBS News)-Donald Trump’s campaign is looking for a bump in the polls now that the Republican National Convention is over. The New York billionaire formally accepted his party’s presidential nomination last night, the final night of the convention, delivering what some are calling a “dark speech” in which he vowed to make America safe again, while bashing opponent Hillary Clinton and her policies.The Democratic National Convention is set for next Monday through Thursday in Philadelphia.  Hilary Clinton is expected to announce her vice-president pick this afternoon.

 

Elyria man to appeal sentence from having sex with underage girl

A man convicted of having sex with a 12 year old girl, says, he will appeal his sentence of 10-years-to-life in prison. At the moment, 26 year-old Demetrius Richardson of Elyria will be eligible for parole after 10 years.

 

Man accused in shooting of Lorain man to be brought back from Maryland

A Kentucky man will face the music in Lorain County. 38 year-old Larry Brown has waived extradition from Maryland, and will be brought back to this area next week. Brown is accused of shooting and killing 66 year old Lani Smith of Lorain, in his home on West Ninth.

 

Attorney General DeWine Opposes Aetna-Humana Merger

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that his office has joined the U.S. Department of Justice and eight other attorneys general in challenging health insurer Aetna’s proposed acquisition of fellow-insurer Humana. Aetna and Humana are two of the nation’s five largest health insurers. In the lawsuit challenging the combination, the Department of Justice and attorneys general claim that the $37 billion merger would lead to reduced benefits, higher health insurance prices, and worse service for over a million Americans.


Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Tiffin woman dies in one-vehicle crash Wednesday

A Tiffin woman was killed Wednesday afternoon in a one vehicle crash on Township Road 135, south of County Road 38, in Clinton Township, near Tiffin.  69 year-old Marcia Webb drove off the right side of the roadway along a shallow ditch, overcorrected near the left edge of the roadway, and drove off the right side of the road, striking the ditch.  The truck rotated and partially ejected her from the vehicle.  Webb was not wearing a safety belt and was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

Woman Identified in last week’s Port Clinton Fatal Fire

The victim’s name in last Thursday’s early morning fatal house fire on Washington Street in Port Clinton has been released. The Ottawa County Coroner has identified the victim as 52 year-old Jodi Conte. Conte resided in the home along with her family pets that also perished in the fire.  Additional information on the fire will be released as is comes available

 

Sandusky’s new Police Dog to arrive today

The Sandusky Police Department received confirmation that their new police dog will be arriving from Detroit, Michigan this afternoon. The Sandusky PD will be sharing pictures of their K9 on their Facebook page sometime this evening.  The new police dog will also make an appearance at the Sandusky Touch-a-Truck event on August 2nd.

 

Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser to benefit Area Military Veterans

Texas Roadhouse in Sandusky will be hosting a military fundraiser this Friday (7/22) from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. During those hours, 10% of all food sales will be donated to the Ohio Veterans Home and USO of Northern Ohio, as part of the #22Challenge team, to help raise awareness about the issues facing veterans as they return home from duty. To participate, present an event flyer or mention #22Challenge to your server.

According to the group, averages of 22 veterans commit suicide each day due to PTSD, traumatic brain injury and struggling to transition back to civilian life.

Another arrested in Corner Store robbery in Elyria

“Four down with one to go” is the scorecard in the recent robbery at the Corner Store in Elyria. Yesterday, police arrested their 4th suspect;  D’Aaron Dasi. They’re still looking for 34 year-old Christopher Barnes of Lorain.

 

Zika Virus confirmed in Lorain County

Health officials have confirmed the first case of the Zika Virus in Lorain County; coming from a woman from Lorain who recently returned from a trip to the Caribbean

 

Final Day of RNC in Cleveland

Today marks the fourth and final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland with Donald Trump planning to speak tonight. Also speaking this evening will be Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump and evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr. The theme today is “Make America One Again”.


Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Trump receives official Nomination, RNC Day 3 Highlights

Yesterday, Donald Trump officially received the Republican nomination for president. As for today, Day 3 of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, the primetime program features many guest speakers including Donald Trump’s running mate Indiana Governor Mike Pence, also former Republican presidential candidates U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, along with radio host Laura Ingraham and Donald Trump’s son Eric Trump. Wednesday’s theme is “Make America First Again”.

 

Community Prayer Service for Law Enforcement set for Thursday in Plymouth

A non-denominational prayer service to show support for local law enforcement will be held tomorrow (Thursday) in Plymouth at First Lutheran Church, on the square next to the library.  Church Council member Susan Moore, who helped organize the event, said the service will be about peace and unity. Local law enforcement officers and first responders have been invited to the service.  All, regardless of faith, are welcome to attend.

 

Plymouth church hosting “Appreciation Day” for Police and First Responders this Sunday

The Life Point Community Church in Plymouth on Riggs Street, will be presenting “Public Servant Appreciation Day” this Sunday beginning at 10:30 am. The one-hour service will include members of the Plymouth Police and Fire Departments and Rescue Service, and representatives from the Sheriff’s Offices in Huron and Richland counties.

 

 Dentist in Norwalk likely facing Criminal Charges

Dr. Jeffrey Becker, a Norwalk Dentist, could be looking at criminal charges in connection with practicing dentistry and prescribing narcotics without a license, and also corrupting another with drugs.  The Norwalk Reflector reports that an investigation of Becker, who had offices in Norwalk and Middlefield, started in Geauga County in mid-June when prosecutors were told of a situation by a former patient, who called them to report that Becker wouldn’t hand over her dental records.  The investigation is ongoing.

 

Investigation continues into Monday Chase and Crash in Elyria

Police in Elyria and North Ridgeville continue their investigation into a high-speed chase and a chain-reaction crash that put 7 people in the hospital. It happened Monday afternoon as North Ridgeville police pursued a driver into Elyria.  They say, the driver, 34 year old Robert Campbell of Elyria, rammed a utility pole on Cleveland Street and struck several other vehicles.  Campbell is being treated at Metro in critical condition.

 

Police in Elyria searching for two Robbery Suspects

Elyria Police are asking for your help in tracking down two men, suspects in the robbery of the Corner Store on Prospect Street on July 8th. They’re looking for 34 year old Christopher Barnes of Lorain and 18 year old D’Aaron Dasi of Elyria.  Three other people have already been arrested in connection with the robbery.