Local News

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

State News/Statewide tornado drill

Today marks the annual statewide Tornado Drill.

It’s in recognition of Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week.

It takes place at 9:50 this morning…with the state encouraging businesses, schools and citizens to take part.

Several local communities will be testing their outdoor sirens today as well.


Huron County/No news on missing Norwalk woman

No new information on a missing 50-year-old Norwalk woman…

The daughter of Arleen Brush reported her missing on March 2nd.

The Norwalk Police Department tells the Norwalk Reflector they have nothing on Brush’s whereabouts…and there are no signs of foul play.

Anyone with info should contact the Norwalk PD.


Lorain County/Elyria murder suspect

Elyria Police and the feds continue their search for a Lorain man…a man they consider ‘armed and dangerous’.

34-year-old Ivan Brooks of Lexington Avenue in Lorain is accused of shooting and killing 45 year old Terrence Taylor, at a home in the 800 block of Broad Street, just west of downtown Elyria.

Officials say, Brooks was released from prison about a month ago…he was there on drug charges…


Erie County/Sheriff’s cruiser crash

A sheriff’s deputy with Erie County experienced minor injuries after he crashed his cruiser into a utility pole Monday morning.

According to the Sandusky Register, 25-year-old Benjamin Cooper was cited with speeding and failure to control.

Authorities say Cooper was going around 75 miles-per-hour on State Route 113 in Florence Township when he went left of center, overcorrected and went off the right side of the road; striking a utility pole that broke in half.

Copper was reportedly responding to a non-injury, non-emergency crash.


State News/Turnpike’s E-Z Pass gates to be removed

E-Z Pass gates will soon be coming down on the Ohio Turnpike.

Various media outlets report that the removal of E-Z Pass gates will allow pass holders to drive at full speed if they’re travelling the full length of the Turnpike or 10 to 15 miles-per-hour for other E-Z Pass travelers.

Officials hope to have the new system in place by 2022.


Huron County/Former Browns player part of Willard “Family Night”

Preparations are being put together for “Family Night” at Willard City Schools next Wednesday.

Former NFL running back Willie Green will speak to students throughout the day and to the community in the evening…about the topics of good ethics and positive choices.




Increasing clouds, with a high near 52.



Rain.  Low around 40.



A chance of showers, mainly early. Cloudy, with a high near 47.



A slight chance of rain and snow showers,

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41.

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Erie County/Train crash victim not ID’d

The victim of a fatal train/car crash in Erie County last week has not yet been identified.

According to the Sandusky Register, a coroner will use DNA and dental records to help with the identification.

The crash took place Wednesday evening on State Route 61 between U.S. 6 and State Route 2 in Berlin Township; where authorities say a vehicle went through a crossing and hit a moving train.


Seneca County/Fatal Crash

A Fostoria man was killed in a two-car crash Monday evening in Seneca County’s Loudon Township.

The State Highway Patrol says Dustin Soals suffered fatal injuries after running a stop sign while driving on State Route 587 at the intersection of U.S. 224 where he was struck by another vehicle; eventually hitting a sign post and then a house.


Huron County/Criminals face punishment

Three Bellevue men are facing possible prison time in separate cases.

The Norwalk Reflector reports that 20-year-olds’ Joshua Thom and Matthew Robbins, who both pled guilty to a robbery last August, could both receive two years behind bars.

48-year-old Samuel Bowlin has been sentenced to just over four years in prison.  He pled guilty in February to multiple felonies including breaking and entering and drug charges….following an arrest last September in Norwalk.


Lorain County/Elyria gets second medical marijuana dispensary

A second medical marijuana dispensary is on its way to Elyria.

City Council has endorsed a ‘conditional use permit’ for AFS Cultivation, which hopes to open the business on Cleveland Street, late spring or early summer.

Elyria’s first medical marijuana dispensary opened last month on Sugar Lane.


Erie County/Sandusky PD awards top officer

The Sandusky Police Department has handed out some hardware.

Evan Estep has been named their 2018 Officer of the Year.


Huron County/City of Norwalk hiring

Now hiring…the City of Norwalk…

The Norwalk Municipal Court is looking for a part-time clerical specialist.

The deadline to apply is March 29th…with applications available at municipal court or on the city’s website (www.norwalkoh.com).


Lorain County/Wright Brothers’ sister

Orville and Wilbur Wright might have grabbed the headlines more than 100 years ago, but their sister Katharine played a key role in their aviation ventures.

Katharine Wright attended Oberlin College, and her life will be remembered tonight, as actress Stephanie Kramer shares a first-person portrayal…presented by the Oberlin Heritage Center.

Tonight’s program will begin at 7 at Kendal-at-Oberlin.




Mostly sunny, with a high near 45.



Partly cloudy, with a low around 31.



A chance of rain, mainly in the afternoon.

Increasing clouds, with a high near 51.



Rain and snow likely.  Otherwise mostly cloudy, with a high near 46.

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Huron County/Missing Norwalk woman

A 50-year-old woman from Norwalk has been reported missing.

Arlene Brush hasn’t been seen in over two weeks…says the National Center For Missing and Endangered.

A photo of Brush and a phone number to call with any information related to Brush’s whereabouts is posted on the Norwalk Police Department’s Facebook page.


Huron County/Latest on Norwalk stabbing

Norwalk Police are asking residents for any information regarding a stabbing and robbery reported on Wednesday night near Stower Lane.

The victim, according to the Norwalk Reflector, was released from the hospital Friday after suffering non-life threatening injuries after he said he was stabbed a number of times in the stomach-area.

The victim has described the alleged suspects as two African-American males, taller than 6-foot-1.


Erie County/Police officer saves man in ice

A Sandusky Police Officer is credited for saving a man from icy waters last week.

According to the Sandusky Register, last Thursday evening, Officer Cameron Greenawalt discovered a man in the water holding on to a steel beam at Curran and Cove Streets…pulling the man onto a pier safely.

The man said he had slipped at the edge of the pier.


Huron County/Job Fair info

A hiring fair is planned for April 3rd at the Huron County Fairgrounds.

To help those prepare…interview and resume workshops are going on today and tomorrow from 9 to noon and 1 to 4 at Huron County Job and Family Services.

A “Dress for Success” event will also take place next Tuesday the 26th at Huron County Job and Family Services…to help those with interview attire.


State News/Severe Weather Week

This is “Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week” in Ohio…a time when state and local officials remind us of the dangers of severe storms…with a statewide tornado drill set for Wednesday morning.


Huron County/New administrative complex in Monroeville

A new village administrative complex is in the works in Monroeville.

The Norwalk Reflector reports that the village will open construction bids for the $3-million project in the next two to three months.

The near-8,000 square foot facility will be the home of a new police station and village offices…to be located in the place where parking lots now sit for the bank and police station on Monroe Street.

Village officials hope to open it up sometime in 2020.


Ottawa County/Kelley’s Island Ferry begins

Ferry service for Kelley’s Island starts back up today…

Multiple trips (8:00, 9:00 am, 12 noon, 3:00, 4:00 pm) to the island and back to Marblehead are scheduled for Monday through Thursday with an additional 5:00/5:30 pm trip on Friday through Sunday.




Scattered snow showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 40.



Partly cloudy, with a low around 26.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 45.



A chance of afternoon rain.  Mostly sunny otherwise, with a high near 49.