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Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

He is described as a ‘person of interest’ in a fatal shooting early Sunday in Lorain…and yesterday…29 year old Tramaine White made his first appearance in court…

White has initially been charged with felonious assault…with more charges expected at the county level.

Witnesses say, 16-year-old Kevin Price was shot and killed as a birthday party was winding down on Vine Avenue.

 

A Huron boy faces criminal charges after allegedly sending an unwanted obscene photo and video to two female classmates earlier this year.

According to the Sandusky Register, the boy is also being investigated by authorities and Huron school officials for a second incident where he allegedly attempted to sexually assault one of the two girls.

 

Erie County Sheriff Paul Sigsworth and Deputies have been recognized by the state for their heroic actions.

They’ve received the Buckeye State Sherriff’s Association Life Saving Award.

In two separate incidents, they performed CPR on people until paramedics arrived.

 

A former firefighter has been honored by Huron County officials. 

The Norwalk Reflector reports that the death of Townsend Township Fire Captain Charles Horning has recently been deemed job-related.

Horning passed away from a heart attack in October 2015.

A commemorative service was held this past weekend at the Fallen Firefighter Memorial in Norwalk on Shady Lane Drive; where Horning’s name was added to five others who perished in the line of duty.

 

The Ohio Department of Health is urging people to take precautions, to prevent mosquito bites and the diseases they might carry.

The most common diseases spread by mosquitoes in Ohio include West Nile virus and La Crosse virus.

Last year in Ohio, there were 65 West Nile virus cases, including six deaths, and 39 La Crosse.

 

The state of Ohio is launching a pilot program in central Ohio, with the goal of reducing the time people spend in line at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

The program is called, “Get in Line, Online”, and allows people to check in online, go to the BMV and check in at a self-service kiosk, then claim their spot in line.

 

Thursday, the Ohio Special Olympics Torch will begin its trek through more than 130 communities, on its way to Columbus for the State Summer Games that open June 28th.

All facets of law enforcement will walk, run or bicycle to raise awareness and money, for the Special Olympics.

 

A new eatery opened its doors yesterday on a busy Milan Road in the Sandusky-area.

Culver’s – known for their butter-burgers and frozen custard – opened up in Perkins Township; next to the Mickey Mart and across the street from Meijer.

Groundbreaking for the restaurant was held back in January.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

TUESDAY, JUNE 18TH, 2019

Today

Patchy fog early.

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon.

Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 74.

 

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.

 

Wednesday

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

 

Thursday

Showers.  High near 72.


Monday, June 17th, 2019

Lorain Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old male early Sunday.

Officers say they responded to shots fired in the 300 block of Vine Avenue where they discovered the body of the young man.

Detectives say they believe the shooting occurred after a disagreement at a nearby party.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lorain Police.

 

Huron County Safe Communities Coalition has released their latest crash fatality update.

They say in May, the county experienced one fatal crash resulting in one death.

The single vehicle accident occurred on Fitchville River Road in Hartland Township.

There have been two fatal crashes in Huron County so far this year; compared to four fatal crashes a year ago at this time.

 

Over $5 million in federal grant money is going to the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky.

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur says the two grants will be used for renovations to windows and the heating and cooling system at the 427-bed facility on Columbus Avenue.

 

The Medina Police Department says they have found an elderly man who went missing over the weekend.

A state wide alert was issued after 72-year-old Raymond Davis Jr., who suffers from dementia, went missing from his home on Homestead Street Saturday night.

About 24 hours later, Medina Police were able to return him to his family.

 

Officials in Huron County are looking to update their health department’s .25-mill levy this fall.

According to the Norwalk Reflector, Huron County Public Health board members have agreed to put a replacement levy on the ballot in November…the current levy costs a $100,000 home owner $7.21 annually…the replacement levy would cost the same person $8.25 a year.

 

A State lawmaker has introduced legislation that would require school districts in Ohio to name a valedictorian and salutatorian.

The bill introduced by Republican State Rep Niraj Antani of Miamisburg comes after Mason High School in southwestern Ohio decided that it will stop awarding the academic honors.

In Lorain County, both Elyria and Avon have also stopped with the practice, due to concerns about unhealthy competition, or students forgoing rigorous coursework just to achieve an ‘A’.

 

A reminder to Huron County drivers…

ODOT says that State Route 99, between Bauman and North Greenfield Roads is closing today for a culvert replacement.

The road is expected to reopen a week from Friday.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

MONDAY, JUNE 17TH, 2019

Today

Patchy fog before noon.

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 71.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Patchy fog possible.

Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 60.

 

Tuesday

Patchy fog early.

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 74.

 

Wednesday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Partly sunny, with a high near 78.