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Friday, July 29th, 2016

Lorain teen pleads ‘Not Guilty’ to Juvenile Murder Charge

A Lorain teenager, being held in connection with the shooting-death of an Elyria man, has pled ‘not guilty’ to a juvenile charge of murder. 16 year-old Darius Ramey surrendered to police last week. 31 year-old Kenneth Shinafelt was shot in the head on Reeves Avenue in Lorain on July 11th and died a day later.  Police have not released a motive for the shooting.

 

Sandusky Fire Department purchases new Equipment

Commissioners in Sandusky have approved the purchase of fire equipment for the new Ladder Co. 951 of the Sandusky Fire Department. The equipment includes two fire hoses, high- pressure air bags, a vehicle stabilization kit, fire nozzles, and gas-powered saws. The total cost is just over $46,500, and will be paid from the EMS Fund of the Fire Department.

 

 Bellevue PD promotes officer to Sergeant

The Bellevue Police Department has announced the promotion of Todd Trego to the rank of Sergeant. Trego has been with the Bellevue PD for three years after previously spending time as Sergeant with the Pioneer Police Department in northwestern Ohio.

 

 Former Wellington Superintendent now at Margaretta

Wellington Schools Superintendent Dennis Mock is on the move. Mock’s final day in Wellington will be August 5th.  He’s scheduled to begin his new job, as interim superintendent in the Margaretta Schools on August 8th, to be closer to home. Mock worked in Wellington for just over one year.

 

Festivals going on this Weekend in Wakeman and Shiloh

A couple of small-town fun festivals take place this weekend…with the Wakeman Fireman’s Homecoming Festival happening today through Sunday with a concert Saturday night including Emily Keener as well as fireworks, plus a parade in Wakeman Sunday afternoon. As for Shiloh, their 50th Fireman’s Ox Roast goes on today and Saturday in the Richland County village. Tonight, there’s a concert featuring 90’s country band Little Texas along with fireworks, followed by a parade on Saturday evening.


Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Plymouth man charged after making Violent Threats

Violent threats made by a Plymouth man lead to his arrest on Tuesday. According to multiple media outlets, 42 year-old Ricky Beverly was arrested at his home on Plymouth Street after threats he made towards his father and others, including law enforcement, were reported by his brother.  Beverly was charged with the third-degree felony, aggravated menacing.  The Huron and Richland County Sheriff’s Department joined Plymouth Police at Beverly’s home where the arrest was made without incident. Beverly could face up to three years in prison.

 

$37,000 in Traffic Safety Funds received by Erie County Sheriff

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office has received a grant totaling over $37,000 in federal traffic safety funds.  The grant will be used to conduct overtime high-visibility enforcement patrols in areas with a high number of serious traffic crashes, including US 250 and State Routes 2, 4, 60, and 61, along with connecting roads.  Enforcement under the grant will take place during the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign period.  The goal is to reduce the number of fatal crashes in the county.

 

Sandusky Police Department looking to name new Police Dog

Area children have the chance to pick the name of The Sandusky PD’s new police dog.  Children can fill out forms, found on the Sandusky PD Facebook page, and drop them off at the police station, or at the Sandusky Touch-a-Truck event this Tuesday. The top three name choices will be selected, followed by a Facebook vote to decide the winner. The winner will receive a special meet and greet with the new police dog and a pizza party for them and their friends. Kids have until the conclusion of Touch-a-Truck this Tuesday to submit their names.

 

“Operation Open Heart” going on near Vermilion

“Operation Open Heart” is underway at the Vermilion River Reservation. The event lets 30 children spend a week camping with off-duty police officers where they take part in a wide range of activities. Operation Open Heart is in its 54th year; and is designed for at-risk, foster and children-in-need.

 

ATV Crash near Oberlin leaves Two Injured

Two people are being checked at Metro after an A-T-V crash on Whitney Road in Pittsfield Township, south of Oberlin. Police say, it appears that 19 year old Christopher Mohorman lost control of the ATV, went off the road and overturned. A 17 year-old passenger was also hurt.

 

Hilary Clinton thought about US Senator Sherrod Brown as Running Mate

U-S Senator Sherrod Brown, from Mansfield, now admits…he was being considered as Hillary Clinton’s running mate. At a breakfast yesterday with delegates from Ohio, Brown said, he was fully vetted by the Clinton campaign and spent 90 minutes with the Presidential nominee.

 

Democratic National Convention comes to a close tonight

(From CBS News)-The Democrats will wrap up their convention tonight with Hilary Clinton accepting their party’s nomination to run for the White House. Yesterday, Clinton received a warm nod from President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden. Chelsea Clinton will speak tonight at the DNC, before her mom Hilary Clinton takes the stage.


Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Police Officer and EMT recognized for saving woman’s life

Two first responders have been recognized with a Certificate of Merit and Exemplary Service for their role in saving a woman’s life in Bellevue.  Carla Schaffer of the Bellevue PD and EMT Marisa Tuttamore with North Central EMS worked together as Schaffer contacted Tuttamore during an urgent medical call involving a female. Tuttamore responded to help Schaffer on her own personal time, and decided to transport the woman to the Bellevue Hospital in the police cruiser, where medical attention was given to the female.  The woman then received medical care at the hospital, where she was fully resuscitated.

 

Man involved in Elyria to Huron County high speed chase to face 3-years Probation

It’s 3-years-probation for an Elyria man, accused of driving a stolen car, and leading police on a high speed chase from Elyria to Huron County. 20 year-old Taylor Clark had pled ‘guilty’ to several charges, including driving under suspension. Police say, speeds topped 100-miles-an-hour before Clark was eventually arrested on Route 60.

 

Community Drug Overdose Program taking place Thursday

Huron County Public Health (HCPH) will be providing training for Project DAWN (“Deaths Avoided with Naloxone”), a community-based drug overdose education and Naloxone distribution program.  It’s happening Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Huron County Community Library in Willard.  Huron County Public Health asks you to call them and complete an intake form located on their Facebook page and website, before attending.

 

Democratic National Convention continues…

(from CBS News)-For the first time in American history, a woman has been named the presidential nominee of a major political party, as Hilary Clinton officially received the Democratic nomination last night at the DNC. Her husband, former president Bill Clinton, also took to the stage yesterday in Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. President Barack Obama and VP Joe Biden will speak tonight at the DNC.


Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Lorain Teen facing murder charge, could be tried as adult

A 16 year old resident of Lorain is facing a murder charge, and prosecutors want him tried as an adult.Darius Ramey surrendered to police last week, in connection with the shooting-death of 31 year old Kenneth Shinafelt of Elyria on July 11th.So far, police have not released a motive in the case.

 

Norwalk Highway Patrol Trooper promoted to Sergeant

Trooper Thomas Halko from the Norwalk Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol has been promoted to the rank of sergeant, and will now serve as an assistant post commander at the Sandusky Post.  He was recognized in a ceremony yesterday at the Patrol’s Academy. Halko, who began his Patrol career in May of 2007, was selected as Post Trooper of the Year in 2012, 2014, and 2015.

Bogart Road re-opened in both Directions

Good news for Sandusky drivers…as Bogart Road has reopened for both east and west bound traffic, according to Perkins Township Police.

DNC Day One Recap/Day Two Preview

Today marks Day Two of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. First Lady Michelle Obama and former Democratic Presidential nominee Bernie Sanders addressed the crowd during the first night of DNC activities on Monday. History will be made tonight in Day Two of the DNC, as Hilary Clinton will become the first female presidential nominee from a major political party. Her husband, former president Bill Clinton, is tonight’s featured speaker.