Sandusky PD K-9 Fund receives several thousand dollars in donations
Nearly $20,000 in donations have recently been received by the K-9 fund of the Sandusky Police Department. A check totaling just over $16,000 was presented by the Leadership Erie County team to the Sandusky City Commission Monday night. Imagine Entertainment and Steve Ernst also donated $3,500 to the K-9 fund, who helped match donations during Ohio Bike Week. Overall, Ohio Bike Week raised $8,500 for the K-9 fund.
Willard Festival in the Park gets underway today
The 30th annual Willard Festival in the Park runs today through Saturday. Today is “Kids Day” with balloon art at 4:30 and a magician at 6:30 pm. There will be three nightly dog shows from The Marvelous Mutts. A parade is set for 5:00 pm Saturday with fireworks Saturday night at 10:30 pm. Live music, fair food, and nightly live music are also part of the event.
95.3 WLKR will be broadcasting live at the festival today from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.
Free Children Books Available to those in “Reach Our Youth” Program
A $1,000 grant is being used for free children’s’ books to children enrolled in the Reach Our Youth (ROY) program in Norwalk. The ROY program received the grant through the local team of the First Book organization in Huron County. The First Book organization has distributed over 125 million free and low cost books to communities around the United States.
Attorney General DeWine announces multi-state Volkswagen Settlement
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has announced Ohio’s participation in a multi-state settlement requiring Volkswagen to pay more than $570 million for violating state laws prohibiting unfair or deceptive trade practices concerning diesel vehicles. The terms of the settlement require Volkswagen to pay Ohio over $13 million. Once approved by the court, affected Volkswagen owners will receive restitution payments of at least $5,100 and a choice between a buyback of the vehicle (based on its pre-scandal value) or modifications to reduce emissions.
Ohio BMV to begin taking Credit Cards
The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles says its deputy registrars will soon accept credit cards as payment, after years of people requesting it as an option. By Friday, Ohioans should be able to use credit cards for driver’s license and vehicle registration renewals and other transactions. In the past, only checks and cash were accepted because the bureau hadn’t been allowed to pass along to customers the fees charged for using credit cards. State lawmakers have now changed those restrictions.