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Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Cedar Point unveils plans for new hybrid coaster

Cedar Point announced plans Wednesday on what they call a “record-breaking hyper-hybrid roller coaster”.

The park says “Steel Vengeance” will be the tallest, fastest and longest hybrid roller coaster in the world; which will be located in FrontierTown on the site of the former Mean Streak.

“Steel Vengeance” is schedule to open in the spring of 2018.

 

Huron County Fair – Thursday

Today is ‘senior citizens day’ in Norwalk at the Huron County Fair.

Admission for seniors is just one penny.

Tonight in the grandstand…it’s motocross racing at 7:00 pm.

 

Secretary of State Husted visits Huron County Fair

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted stopped by the Huron County Fair on Wednesday.

The republican talked about some of his campaign goals; which he said involves leading Ohio to a more prosperous future; as he prepares to run for governor in 2018.

Husted was joined Wednesday at the fair by Norwalk mayor Rob Duncan.

Current governor John Kasich is term-limited; with his second and last term expiring in January of 2019.

 

Alleged gunpoint robbery suspects arrested in Sandusky

Two men who allegedly robbed a man at gunpoint have been arrested by Sandusky authorities.

29-year-old Ozzy Odom of Milan Road in Sandusky and 27-year-old Justin Green of Conneaut have both been charged with aggravated robbery.

The alleged robbery took place on August 9th when a victim said that two men took out weapons and stole his paycheck and cell phone while he was walking on West Market Street.

 

Danbury SnapChat rape suspect says he can’t afford attorney

The 77-year-old Danbury Township man charged with the rape of a 20-year-old woman has claimed he can’t afford to hire his own defense attorney

According to the Sandusky Register, Allen was earning over $100,000 a year before being terminated from his general manager position last week at Bay Point Resort.

A video of Allen’s alleged rape was reportedly posted on the social media app, Snap-Chat, which led to his arrest.

 

Sandusky police participating in ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign

The Sandusky Police Department wants to remind residents about their involvement in the national Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.

Authorities in Sandusky report that they will be stepping up drunk driving enforcement from now through September 4th.

 

Boat fire at Cedar Point Marina caused over $200,000 in harm

Monday’s boat fire in the Cedar Point Marina has reportedly caused close to $250,000 in damage.

Two of those boats suffered around $220,000 in damage with five more boats receiving between $5,000 to $20,000 in harm each.

No one was hurt during the blaze in which multiple boats tied to a dock appeared to catch fire due to a gas tank explosion.

Cedar Point park operations were not affected.

 

WEATHER FROM STAFF METEOROLOGIST JON LOUFMAN – 8/17

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly this afternoon.

Cloudy, with a high near 85.

 

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.

 

Friday

Partly sunny, with a high near 82.

 

Saturday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80.


Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Sandusky man charged again with OVI

A man from Sandusky has been arrested for allegedly committing his seventh OVI offense in 10 years.

28-year-old Justin Dennis of North Depot Street was charged with OVI again Sunday after reportedly driving 60 miles-per-hour in a 35 miles-per-hour zone.

His prior offenses took place in 2016, 2015, 2010 and 2008.

Dennis had been driving under a ‘habitual alcohol suspension’ from a prior OVI.

 

Shots fired near Hayes and Decatur in Sandusky

Police are investigating an incident in which shots were fired near the area of Hayes and Decatur in Sandusky on Tuesday morning.

Authorities found a piece of a bullet near in the intersection of Townsend and Hayes.

A witness told officers that a dark-colored Jeep drove by the area before a gun fired multiple shots; with the vehicle stopping on Hayes and firing another shot before driving away north.

 

Cedar Point expected to make huge announcement today

Around the noon hour today, Cedar Point is expected to make a big announcement concerning a new ride.

The announcement likely to deal with the make-over of the Mean Streak roller-coaster; which closed last September.

 

Huron County Fair – Wednesday  

Today is ‘Veterans Day’ at the Huron County Fair in Norwalk with admission of just a penny for area military veterans.

Also part of the fair this week is the Ag-Heritage area, which is set up like an 1870’s homestead.

The Heritage Area is open daily at the fair from 9:30 am to 9:30 pm.

A dunk tank will be set up today in the Heritage Area from 3:00 to 8:00 pm to give you a chance to dunk your favorite K96 and WLKR DJ; with money going to local charities.

 

Update on Milan Avenue roadwork in Norwalk

The City of Norwalk has confirmed that the Milan Avenue and League Street intersection to Milan and St. Mary’s Street will be closed to thru traffic starting August 28th.

The closure is due to construction on the remaining water line and roadway.

It’s expected to be closed until September 15th.

 

Bellevue hiring police officer

The Bellevue Police Department is hiring a part-time police officer.

Applications available online at the City of Bellevue’s website: www.cityofbellevue.com or in person at the police station.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 8/16

Today

Patchy fog early this morning.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.

 

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with a low around 67.

 

Thursday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly in the afternoon.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85.

 

Friday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Partly sunny, with a high near 81.


Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Boat fire Monday afternoon at Cedar Point Marina

No one was hurt during a boat fire Monday afternoon at Cedar Point Marina.

An initial assessment from the Coast Guard, according to the Sandusky Register, found that three boats tied to a dock appeared to catch fire, due to a gas tank explosion from one of the boats.

The blaze did not take place on park property, according to Cedar Point’s Tony Clark, who said the park’s operations were not affected.

 

Perkins Township woman faces up to 10 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter

A woman from Perkins Township pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter on Monday.

35-year-old Christine Gilbert of West Perkins Avenue had been indicted on two murder charges in February for her role in the knifing death of 44-year-old Jaime Wilburn.

Gilbert could face up to 10 years in prison when she’s sentenced in October.

 

Willard man believed to have stolen televisions  

A Willard man has been arrested for burglary.

Authorities charged 20-year-old Chandler Newsome after an investigation following an incident on August 1st at Kennedy Drive in which two televisions were stolen from a residence.

One of the TVs was later recovered after Newsome reportedly sold it to another person.

 

Couple sustain minor injuries after semi collides with car

A married couple received minor injuries following an accident involving a car and semi on Saturday night in Oxford Township.

Megan and Brock Evans were on Ohio 113 between Huber and Peru Center roads when Evans said she missed a turn, slowed down and eventually crossed into the path of a semi that had been following her.

Evans car was then hit in the passenger side by the semi truck.

The truck driver, Edward Vogt of Willard, was uninjured.

 

Accident heavily damages traffic lights in Sandusky

A two-vehicle accident Saturday night in Sandusky caused damage to the intersection’s traffic light system.

Two vehicles reported crashed into each other at the intersection of Scott and U.S. 6 (Warren Street) by the Sweet Treats and Treasures shop.

The accident knocked down a pole leaving some of the traffic signals inoperable.

Stop signs have been placed on Scott Street with signs on U.S. 6 possibly to be put up later.

Officials plan on a total replacement of the traffic signals.

 

Huron County Fair – Day #2

Today marks the second day of the Huron County Fair in Norwalk.

It’s “kids’ day” with children receiving free admission until 3:00 pm.

Cheer Bonanza takes place in the grandstand tonight at 6:30 pm.

On display this week at the fair is a quilt with patches created by children about and against bullying.

The quilt with 41 patches was sewn together by Norwalk Senior Enrichment Center volunteers; and is out for viewing at the Huron County Victims’ Assistance booth.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 8/15

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.

 

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

 

Thursday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly in the afternoon.

Cloudy, with a high near 83.


Monday, August 14th, 2017

Man dies in Lorain County motorcycle crash 

The Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash in Brighton Township.

Troopers say, 23 year old Robert Seneff of Hiram lost control of his motorcycle early Sunday on Route 18, went airborne and struck several trees.

 

Sandusky man charged with murder back in court this week

The man charged with the murder of a Sandusky man earlier this month heads back to court this week.

30-year-old Joel Miles pled ‘not guilty’ last Thursday to the shooting death of Anthony Pearson on Parkview Boulevard.

Miles was previously convicted of attempted murder in Cuyahoga County in 2011.   He was released from prison in April of this year after serving six years for the crime.

Miles is due back for a preliminary hearing in Sandusky Municipal Court on Thursday.

 

Sandusky boathouse fires under investigation

A large fire destroyed several boathouses and boats Friday night in Sandusky.

According to the Sandusky Register, the blaze engulfed several structures on Kaman Drive.

No one was hurt.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

 

Bellevue man arrested last week on concealed weapon charges

A Bellevue man faces three criminal charges relating to carrying a concealed weapon during a traffic stop.

Multiple concealed weapons were located inside the vehicle of Brandon Green after he was stopped for speeding on State Route 4 in Lyme Township last Wednesday.

Drug paraphernalia was also found in his car; which has been sent to the lab for testing.

 

Part of Strecker Road closed due to bridge work

A section of Strecker Road in southwest Erie County is closed now due to a bridge project.

Work is being done to rehab a bridge over Mills Creek in Groton Township; which has shut down Strecker Road between Billings and Ohio Route 269.

The $30,000 project should take about a month to complete.

One suggested detour is to take Portland Road.

 

Huron County Fair starts today

The 96th annual Huron County Fair gets underway today in Norwalk.

The fair’s Pat Coy told K96 News that besides tonight’s grandstand show, your $8 general admission ticket gets you into pretty much everything the fair has to offer; including rides and other grandstand entertainment.

Country singer Tucker Beathard takes the grandstand stage tonight at 7:30 pm.

 

Fox 8 show ‘New Day Cleveland’ filming in Norwalk

The Fox 8 Cleveland show “New Day Cleveland” will feature the city of Norwalk in a future episode.

Crews were in town last week filming at various Norwalk restaurants, businesses and attractions.

The show is also scheduled to be back this week to film in Norwalk at more locations.

The episode featuring Norwalk will air August 25th at 10:00 am.

The Maple City was also included on the show in 2013.

 

Ernsthausen Community Center closing pools for cleaning

The Ernsthausen Community Center in Norwalk will be shutting down their indoor pools for annual maintenance and cleaning starting today.

Work will also be done on other areas of the facility as well, during this time.

The cleaning is scheduled to be wrapped by August 27th.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 8/14

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.

 

Tuesday

A slight chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

 

Wednesday

A slight chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.