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Friday, June 23, 2017

‘Wall That Heals’ in Bellevue through Sunday afternoon

The ‘Wall That Heals’ travelling Vietnam Memorial replica held its opening ceremonies on Thursday afternoon in Bellevue’s Central Park.

Remembrance Ceremonies will take place tonight and Saturday night at 7:00 pm; where all 110 names will be read of those who lost their lives from Huron, Erie, Sandusky and Seneca Counties.

The 250-foot wall will be on display 24 hours a day now through Sunday at 2:00 pm; when closing ceremonies take place.

 

State Patrol investigating fatal crash in Seneca County

A 17 year-old from Chatfield in Crawford County was killed and a Fremont man was hurt in a two vehicle crash Thursday morning in Seneca County.

The Highway Patrol says Bryce Lutz of Chatfield drove his vehicle left of center on State Route 100 in Eden Township and struck 57 year-old John Gegorski of Fremont’s vehicle head on.

 

North Fairfield to discuss pipeline at public information meeting

North Fairfield is holding a public information meeting on Monday to discuss the possibility of the Utopia East Pipeline running through their village.

The pipeline is slated to go underneath properties on the west end of the village; with the pipeline company possibly paying home owners to do so.

The meeting takes place at 6:00 pm on Monday.

 

New London principal resigns

The New London School Board has accepted the resignation of high school and middle school principal Cosetta Adkins.

Adkins resignation is effective August 1st.

Adkins is likely returning to teaching.

 

FirstEnergy planning on reducing value of Davis-Besse

Residents near the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant in Ottawa County could face higher taxes in the future.

According to the Sandusky Register, FirstEnergy has announced that it intends to reduce the value of the plant; which could lower the amount of public utility taxes the plant has to pay.

The reduction in value must be approved first by the Ohio Department of Taxation in the fall.

This comes after the power company announced in February its’ intentions to sell or close their remaining plants; including Davis-Besse.

 

‘Imagine Norwalk’ happening tonight

The second of eight planned ‘Imagine Norwalk’ events this year takes place tonight.

This evening’s art and music festival has teamed up with Norwalk Relay for Life for a theme of ‘Paint the Town Purple’.

Activities in uptown Norwalk get underway at 5:00 pm.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 6/23

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely. High near 79.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms .

Cloudy, with a low around 65.

 

Saturday

A slight chance of showers.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.

 

Sunday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a high near 70.


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Sandusky pursuit suspect yet to be found

The man who escaped Sandusky Police on Tuesday has not yet been located.

23 year-old Vimal Patel fled on foot from authorities after running a curb and hitting a house in a vehicle at the corner of Polk and Shelby streets.

Patel was originally reported as middle-Eastern; but police have confirmed he is of Indian descent.

Patel is just over 5 foot tall and of slender build.

Authorities say to call 911 and to not approach if located; as Patel is possibly armed.

 

‘Wall that Heals’ Vietnam memorial replica now on display in Bellevue

The half-scale Vietnam Memorial replica, ‘The Wall that Heals’, arrived in Bellevue on Wednesday afternoon via a large motorcycle escort.

Gary Knight, District Captain for Patriot Guard Riders, told K96 News that the ride was humbling and sobering with a great show of patriotism as he helped lead the parade of around 450 motorcycles from Sandusky through Norwalk, Milan, and Monroeville before arriving in Central Park in Bellevue.

Opening ceremonies for ‘The Wall That Heals’ takes place today at 12 noon; with a parade tonight at 7:00 and a candlelight vigil at the wall this evening at 9:00 pm.

 

Bellevue Community Days begin today

It’s a busy weekend in Bellevue, as the 15th edition of Bellevue Community Days gets underway later this afternoon at Greenwood Heights and Robert Peters parks.

The midway opens today at 4:00 pm with a parade tonight at 7:00 pm featuring a new downtown route.

Fireworks are planned for Friday night at 10:30 pm.

The festival runs through Saturday evening.

 

Huron County Public Health awarded $15,000 grant

Huron County Public Health has received a $15,000 ‘Safe Routes to School’ grant that they will use to fight childhood obesity.

According to ODOT, the purpose of the grant is to encourage students to walk or ride their bike to school through projects such as improving sidewalks and crossings; as well as safety education.

 

Norwalk City Council approves money for splash pad

City Council in Norwalk has passed a resolution to accept a $200,000 state grant to build a splash pad at the Ernsthausen Community Center.

The 40-by-80 foot splash pad will likely cost $246,000 with construction to start after the pool closes in the fall.

It will be located east of the zero-depth entry to the outside pool.

 

Erie and Ottawa County Mental health board hires new director

The Mental Health and Recovery Board of Erie and Ottawa Counties have voted to formally hire Brenda Cronin as their new executive director.

Cronin comes from Columbus; where she was area manager for Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities.

Cronin’s salary will be $100,000.

The board fired former executive director Kirk Halliday in March for wrongdoing; which Halliday is appealing.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 6/22

Today

Partly sunny, with a high near 89.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after midnight.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72.

 

Friday

Showers and thunderstorms. High near 80.

 

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Sandusky Police searching for possible armed man on the loose

Sandusky authorities are warning residents to be on guard for a possible armed man who escaped during a pursuit on Tuesday.

The suspect is 23 year-old Vimal Patel, is described as just over 5-foot tall, thin and of Middle Eastern descent.  He was last seen in a white shirt.

If spotted, call 911, and do not approach.

Patel fled on foot from police late Tuesday afternoon after running a curb and hitting a house on the corner of Polk and Shelby streets.

 

 ‘Wall that Heals’ arriving today in Bellevue

The traveling Vietnam Memorial replica, ‘The Wall that Heals’, arrives today in Bellevue.

The 250-foot half scale replica features the 58,000 names that are on the permanent memorial in Washington, D.C.

It will be led via motorcycle escort from Fox Cycle Works in Sandusky at 8:30 am; passing by the Ohio Veteran’s Home and moving through Milan, Norwalk and Monroeville before arriving at Central Park in Bellevue on U.S. 20 around 10:30 am.

Those along the route are encouraged to line the streets in support.

It officially opens to the public on Thursday at 12 noon and will be on display through Sunday.

 

State Patrol investigating fatal crash in Huron County

A two vehicle crash in Huron County Tuesday claimed the life of a Sandusky man.

Scott Livingstine was 61.

Livingstine was driving his motorcycle on State Route 113 in Lyme Township when he was struck by a pickup truck that was attempting to turn on State Route 4.

The driver of the truck was not hurt.

 

Everyone safe, including dogs, in Berlin Township house fire

A Berlin Township home received extensive damage to its second floor in a fire early Tuesday morning.

Fox 8 Cleveland reports that everyone inside was able to escape the blaze safely at the home on Mason Road; including the family’s two dogs.

One of the dogs did go back inside while the fire was still burning; but EMS treated the dog.

 

Cause of fatal accident at Put-in-Bay to be released today

The cause of an electrical accident that took the life of a Columbus-area man at Put-in-Bay will be released today.

Evan Currie was killed when he dove into the water in an attempt to save his father and family dog from drowning at Miller Marina on Friday evening.

The family’s boat was plugged into shore power at the time.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources have been investigating.

 

Huron County power line project now complete

A $20 million 7-month electric service enhancing project in Huron County has been finished; which is expected to bring better quality and performance to area residents.

The Norwalk Reflector reports that FirstEnergy recently upgraded two electric substations and energized a transmission line that will reinforce the power grid.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 6/21

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.

 

Thursday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy with a high near 86.

 

Friday

Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79.


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Columbus teen killed, Norwalk man hurt in crash

An eighteen year-old Columbus-area girl was killed and a Norwalk man was injured in a two-vehicle crash Saturday in Lorain County.

Kiara Sowers received fatal injuries while a passenger in a car that reportedly ran a stop sign on Ohio 511 and Ohio 18 intersection in Brighton Township.

The car then collided with another vehicle driven by 34 year-old James Young of Norwalk.

Young was taken to an Oberlin hospital where he was treated and released.

 

Human arm found in Erie County train yard

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a human arm found in a train yard on Ohio 4 in Groton Township on Saturday.

The body part could possibly belong to a Pennsylvania man who walked in front of a moving train in April near Pittsburgh.

An inspector found the body part in the undercarriage of a train car.

 

Port Clinton OVI Checkpoint results…

A total of four drivers were found to be impaired in relation with Saturday’s Highway Patrol OVI Checkpoint in Port Clinton.

One motorist passing through the checkpoint on State Route 163 was impaired along with three other drivers detained by area saturation patrols found to be impaired as well.

All four motorists were arrested and charged with OVI.

 

City of Sandusky to start working on Columbus Avenue train underpass

Sandusky City Commissioners have approved a $77,000 contract to be used for broad repairs of the Columbus Avenue train underpass or ‘subway’.

The project will include the removing and replacing of cracked concrete sidewalks.

Sandusky officials are not allowed to work on areas touching train tracks though; as those belong to the railroad.

Work should begin and end later this year.

 

Multiple people arrested in fight at Cedar Point dorms

Multiple people have been arrested for their involvement in a fight at Cedar Point Commons employee housing.

The Sandusky Register reports that authorities made 11 arrests early Monday morning during an incident where one man tried to grab a police officer’s gun.

19 year-old Carlos Clayton of Cleveland Heights faces multiple charges including aggravated robbery and the assault of a peace officer.

Clayton reportedly pushed past a line of employees and started to brawl with two men, which caused other fights to erupt.

Others involved were mostly charged with rioting.

 

NHRA event in Norwalk to feature can collection for charity

This weekend’s NHRA Nationals racing event in Norwalk will include an aluminum can drive for charity.

Those attending the races at Summit Motorsports Park are encouraged to drop their used cans in marked recycling bins around the racing facility; which will be used to help Akron Children’s Hospital’s burn camp.

The racing gets underway Thursday.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 6/20

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.

 

Tonight

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.

 

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.

 

Thursday

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Partly sunny, with a high near 85.