Friday, January 20th, 2016

Melanoma Cancer Awareness game planned at Edison to support former Coach Todd Robinson

Edison High School is hosting a Melanoma Awareness game on February 4th to support alum and former coach Todd Robinson; who was diagnosed with Melanoma back in May. All of the money raised will go to Robinson; who then plans on donating it to Firelands Regional Medical Center; where he receives treatment. Special ‘Team Robinson’ t-shirts are available for pre-order through today at Edison High School. The game features a boys’ basketball tripleheader versus Firelands, starting at 5:00 pm.


Morning fires in Norwalk and Sandusky on Thursday

Fires took place in both Norwalk and Sandusky on Thursday. In Sandusky, according to the Sandusky Register, a morning blaze caused significant damage to a home on the 700 block of Fox Street. In Norwalk, the Norwalk Reflector reports that a Land Rover vehicle received heavy damage while parked outside the Fisher-Titus Medical Center’s Snyder White facility. The causes of both fires are under investigation; with the blaze in Sandusky appearing to be accidental. No injuries were reported in either blaze.


City of Norwalk app available for download

The City of Norwalk mobile phone app was recently launched by the Norwalk Economic Development Corporation. Economic Development Assistant Chris Castle said the app is a one-stop shop for everything you would need to find in the City of Norwalk; including retail, food, local government and industry. The app is available for free download on your smart phone via iTunes or Google Play.


Norwalk Area United Fund’s ‘Tool Time’ event has tickets available to purchase

Tickets are now available for purchase for the Norwalk Area United Fund’s Tool Time fundraiser. This year’s grand prize winner will be able to choose one of three prize packages including a tool package, grocery package with gift cards to many local grocers, or a whole house generator with standard installation. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20.‘Tool Time’ takes place April 29th at the Huron County Fairgrounds.


Ohioans pay among lowest for insurance

Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor announced that Ohioans pay among the lowest average premiums in the nation for auto and homeowners insurance according to a national study. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners found Ohioans paid an average of $797 (9th lowest) for homeowners insurance and $683 (12th lowest) for auto insurance in 2014 (most recent data available). Ohio’s combined average savings are $518 below the national averages.



Today -Rain, mainly in the morning. High near 50.

Tonight-A chance of showers, mainly overnight. Cloudy, with a low around 45.

Saturday-A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 57.

Sunday-A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 50.

Thursday, January 19th, 2016

Amish Buggy passenger killed in Wellington accident

A crash Wednesday morning in Wellington involving an Amish Buggy resulted in the death of the buggy’s passenger. It happened on State Route 58 south of Jones Road when the driver of a pick-up truck struck the rear of the buggy. A 25 year-old man from Homerville was killed with the 54 year-old male driver of the buggy taken to Cleveland Metro in stable condition. The horse also perished in the accident. The driver of the truck was not injured.


Children’s “Camp 911” event in Sandusky on Sunday

The Sandusky Police and Fire Department‘s “Camp 911” event will take place this Sunday from 2:00 to 4:30 pm. The camp, ran by current police officers and firefighters, shows children ages 8 to 14 what it’s like to be a real-life first-responder. Children will use a fire extinguisher, wear firefighter gear, and learn about the investigative and crime prevention responsibilities of police officers. Camp attendees also will tour the Sandusky fire and police stations. For information and to register, call the City of Sandusky Recreation Department (419-627-5886).


Water service in Bay View to be shut off today

Due to a water line project, water service in the entire Village of Bay View will temporarily be shut off today from 8:30 am until around 5:00 pm. Once service is restored, a boil advisory will go into effect through 6:00 pm Friday.


Perkins Restaurant ‘Give Kids the World’ fundraiser raises $5,800

On Monday, Perkins Restaurant on US 250 in Sandusky held their annual ‘Give Kids the World Day’ fundraiser. Owner Steve Schuster said it was great day of giving back; with the restaurant raising $5,800 for the Give Kids the World Village in Florida; where several local children and families have stayed. Perkins’ menu was half-price through Monday afternoon along with the entire restaurant staff working for free; as the money was raised for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. More information on ‘Give Kids the World’ can be found online at:



Today-Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47.

Tonight-Showers, mainly after midnight. Low around 37.

Friday-Showers, mainly before noon. High near 53.

Saturday-A chance of rain, mostly cloudy, with a high near 57.

Wednesday, January 18th, 2016

Norwalk garage fire destroys garage and damages motorcycles

A fire Tuesday in Norwalk destroyed a garage and damaged many of its valuables, including three motorcycles. It took place shortly before 12 noon on Plank Road. The cause of the blaze is unknown at this time, according to the Norwalk Reflector ; with damage also being done to tools and other garage items; causing a total of $85,000 worth of damage altogether. The fire was put out in about 15 minutes by Norwalk firefighters.


Chipotle fundraiser to benefit Willard Police Department

The Willard Police Department is taking part in a fundraiser at the Chipotle restaurant in Ontario. This Friday from 5:00 to 9:00 pm, just bring the flyer on the Willard PD’s Facebook page, show it on your phone, or mention the cause; and the Willard Police Department and DARE program will receive 50 percent of the proceeds.


Ohio has record year for new businesses

2016 was a record-breaking year for Ohio when it comes to new businesses. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced that just over 105,000 new filings took place here in the Buckeye State last year. This marks the seventh consecutive year the state has seen a record number of new entities filing to do business.


‘Taste of the North Coast’ set for Thursday, January 26th

This year’s Erie County Chamber of Commerce ‘Taste of the North Coast’ takes place a week from Thursday at Kalahari Resort in Sandusky. The vendor list is extensive this year; including several food and drink tasting from local businesses. It all happens from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, January 26th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Tickets are $30 each; which includes 15 tasting tickets



Today –A chance of showers , cloudy, with a high near 42.

Tonight-Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.

Thursday-Mostly sunny, with a high near 47.

Friday-Showers likely, mainly in the morning. Cloudy, with a high near 50.

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Investments made in downtown Sandusky properties

A 1979 Margaretta High School grad, now a CEO of a California-based company, has made a big time investment in some properties in Sandusky. Rick Hogrefe and wife Meghan of San Diego told the Sandusky Register they’ve spent $1.75 million on three downtown Sandusky properties; in hopes to develop them for commercial, residential, and entertainment purposes. The properties they purchased are the Waters Edge Apartments at 201 West Water Street, 305 East Water Street next to Facer Park, and The Cooke Building on Columbus Avenue.  They also plan to invest another $4 to $6 million over the next couple of years.


KBI in Sandusky to completely shut down

It’s the end of the line for an auto-parts-company in Sandusky. Last fall, the owners of KBI announced they would be closing their factory, and now comes word that operations will be shut down by the end of this month.The closing impacts several hundred workers.


Bellevue Police holding Safety Town for special need adults

For the first time, the Bellevue Police Department will be hosting a Safety Town for adults with special needs. It will run each Wednesday night in February from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in Bellevue City Council Chambers. Class lessons include: crossing the street, bullying, and drugs, personal and gun safety.  For more info, contact the Bellevue Police Department (419-706-4013).


OHSAA to hold ‘Military Appreciation Night’

The Ohio High School Athletic Association is paying tribute to the Armed Forces this Friday (January 20th) during their Statewide Military Appreciation Night. High schools across the state are asked to honor active and veteran military members at their sporting events in a variety of ways such as public address announcements, band performances, and designating military members as honorary team captains.  Student sections are also encouraged to dress creatively, using military themes.



Today -Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, High near 58

Tonight-A chance of rain, cloudy, with a low around 36

Wednesday-Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42

Thursday-Mostly sunny, with a high near 48