Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Ohioans dispose of 14 tons of pills during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Ohioans properly disposed of an estimated 14 tons (28,263 pounds) of unneeded, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs during last Saturday’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back initiative provides a safe means of prescription drug disposal; as unused prescriptions in homes create a public health and safety concern because the medications can be accidentally misused and abused. Those who are still in possession of unneeded prescription drugs can drop them off at one of several drop box locations across the area.


Halloween event tonight will benefit local food banks

Norwalk Furniture and Christie Lane Industries are teaming up to Trick or Treat for Hunger tonight from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. The event will be held at Norwalk Furniture, aka ‘Zombie Industries’, featuring a tour of Norwalk Furniture with the sights and sounds of a zombie-style Halloween.Admission is free for children in costume who bring at least one non-perishable food item to be donated to area food banks.


Kiwanis Club of Sandusky Pancake Day is this Sunday

The Kiwanis Club of Sandusky is hosting their annual all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast this Sunday (10/30), with money raised going towards the Sandusky Imagination Library. Tickets are $6 a person with children 10 and under free with a paid ticket; and are available at the door. The event will happen at the Sandusky High School Cafeteria from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm.


Free child car seat training event happening next month

Huron County Public Health is hosting a free car seat safety training event next month. You can register now for the Saturday, November 19th event on their website at The training will educate caregivers on the proper use of child passenger safety seats.

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016


Serious injury crash in Perkins Township

A two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning in Perkins Township resulted in two serious injuries. It happened when 25 year-old Morgan Bauer of Sandusky, who was charged with OVI, travelled left of center in a Volkswagen Passat on Columbus Avenue, north of London Road, and struck 24 year-old Mallory Logan of Sandusky, driving a Chevy Captiva. Both drivers were taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center, with Logan then Life-Flighted to Cleveland Metro with serious life-threatening injuries.

The Sandusky Post of the Highway Patrol says so far in 2016, 5 of the 8 fatal crashes in Erie County have involved an impaired driver.


“Spirits of the Museum” taking place Thursday in Norwalk

The Firelands Historical Society Museum in Norwalk is hosting a ‘living history’ event with a Halloween-feel. The event, “Spirits of the Museum”, is going on Thursday night from 6:00 to 8:00 pm; with a cost of $5.00 per person, $3 for members.

The museum is located on 4 Case Avenue, behind the library.



World Polio Day recognized by Norwalk Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Norwalk participated in recognizing the recent World Polio Day (10/24). As part of the recognition; the City of Norwalk is currently displaying a bright red flag with the Rotary logo, and the wording “End Polio Now.” The Rotary Club of Norwalk donates money frequently to PolioPlus – the first initiative to tackle global polio, which was started by Rotary International in 1985. Immunizing every child until transmission stops and the world is polio-free.



Trick or Treat dates

Halloween is this Monday; which means Trick-or-Treaters will be out in full force this weekend. Here’s your list of area Trick or Treats.

Bellevue – Saturday 5:00 to 7:00 pm

Greenwich – Monday 5:00 to 6:00 pm

Huron – Monday 5:00 to 7:00 pm

Milan – Monday 5:00 to 6:00 pm

Monroeville – Sunday 1:00 to 2:30 pm

New London – Saturday 4:00 to 5:00 pm

Norwalk – Monday 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Plymouth – Monday 6:00 to 7:00 pm

Sandusky – Monday 5:00 to 7:30 pm

Willard – Monday 5:00 to 6:30 pm

Some Trick-or-Treat safety tips from Huron County Public Health via include: decorating costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers, having kids use glow sticks or flashlights, and making sure costumers are the right size to prevent trips and falls.



ODOT preparing for the winter

You know winter is on the way when the Ohio Department of Transportation shows off its gear for snow removal.

Today’s the day when media can get up-close-and-personal with snowplows, front-end loaders and mounds of road salt.

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Off-duty Fremont Police Officer charged with DUI

An off-duty police officer from Fremont has been charged with DUI. 58 year-old Robert Schultz of Fremont was stopped by the Huron County Sheriff’s Office early Friday evening while traveling on State Route 99 in Ridgefield Township. Dispatchers received several calls about a white Dodge vehicle going the wrong way in Lyme Township on U.S. 20, which led to the traffic stop.  Lt. Terry Shean told the Norwalk Reflector that during the stop, Schultz identified himself as a Fremont police officer without being asked.


Salvation Army seeking Volunteers

The holiday season is right around the corner, with many opportunities available to volunteer in the community for the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army Norwalk Corps is looking for volunteers in several areas including bell-ringer collections, general food collections, coats, Thanksgiving meals, toy and gift packing, and The Salvation Army Angel Tree.  More information is available online at or by phone at 419-668-4090.


AAA in Norwalk hosting car seat collection event

An event geared towards getting older car seats out of use to ensure more children are travelling safely is set for Friday in Norwalk. AAA Car Seat Round up Day, sponsored by AAA East Central, is taking place from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm Friday at AAA in Norwalk on Benedict Avenue.  The collection event is geared towards car seats/booster seats that are over six years old, involved in a car crash, or are not in use and need recycling.  A 64-piece emergency road kit will be given away during the event.


Norwalk City Schools starting on 2-hour delay tomorrow

Norwalk City Schools have issued a reminder that all students will start school on a 2-hour delay on Wednesday (10/26).

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Norwalk man seriously injured in car-cycle crash

A Norwalk man received serious injuries in a two-vehicle crash in Huron County involving a motorcycle Sunday afternoon. 65 year-old James Gerken was seriously hurt while riding his motorcycle on New State Road in Bronson Township when he was hit by the driver of a Chevy Equinox who ran a stop sign on Hasbrock Road and pulled out in front of Gerken, striking him and then ejecting him from his cycle.  Gerken, who was not wearing a helmet, was flown by Lifeflight to a Toledo hospital.


Banquet being held tonight to recognize local women graduates from drug rehab program

The Teen Challenge of the Firelands, a faith-based addiction rehab program for women, is hosting the ‘Giving Thanks Celebration Banquet’ tonight at The Colonnade Banquet Facility on U.S. 250 in Milan. Director of Teen Challenge, Mike Leonard, told WLKR News that tonight’s event will recognize four recent graduates of the program. The keynote speaker is Dallas Holm, a multiple award-winning Christian musician. The event begins with a silent auction at 5:30 pm; followed by the banquet at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $50.


Edison Girls Golf Team have received tremendous support from the community following state title

The Edison Chargers’ girls’ golf team celebrated their recent Division 2 State Championship by joining Josh Bowman and Kevin Rasnick on The 95-3 WLKR Locker Room Show Saturday morning. Head Coach Lisa Kelble told Josh and Kevin that the community support has been something special. It’s the first golf state title in school history for Edison. You can view a photo of their visit to WLKR on the 95.3 WLKR Facebook page.


Erie County fire hydrant flushing going on this week

 The Erie County Water Division will be flushing fire hydrants in Huron and Berlin Townships starting today. Residents may experience low water pressure during this time; and are advised to let cold water trickle for a brief time to clear the water line.  Residents should also take caution doing laundry due to possible water discoloration.