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Friday, September 20th, 2019

Erie County authorities reportedly helped save a suicidal man from jumping off a bridge on Wednesday night.

According to the Sandusky Register, Huron police and firefighters and Erie County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call involving the man who was standing on the Rye Beach Road overpass over Route 2.

After about 20 minutes of negotiations, authorities grabbed and pulled him to safety.


In Erie County, Campbell Street between Perkins Avenue and Thor-Sport Racing headquarters in Perkins Township is now back open.

It was shut down last night due to a vehicle striking a utility pole…with the pole needing replaced.


Groundbreaking was held earlier this week in New London for the new medical office that will replace the current Fisher-Titus Family Medicine facility on West Main Street.

Fisher-Titus says the new 3,500 square-foot facility will continue to support the work of their New London Family Medicine office.

It’s scheduled to be completed by the end of February 2020.


The Norwalk Area United Fund held their 2020 Campaign Kickoff Breakfast Thursday morning at the Norwalk Eagles Club…

This year’s goal is the same as a year ago…$390,000….which has been met the last 4 to 5 years. 


Older adults…and those with an older adult in their life are invited to an event later today…

The ‘Erie County Triad’ runs from 10 am to 2 pm at The Church of the Nazarene on Milan Road in Sandusky.


A building with a rich history in downtown Sandusky is scheduled to be demolished.

The city’s Landmark Commission has approved a request to tear down the Cooke Building on Columbus Avenue.

It was first constructed in the 1850’s with a number of businesses calling it home over the years.

But recently though, the building has become over taken by several structural issues; which city officials say made the building very hard to rehabilitate. 


The city of Norwalk will go to the dogs on Saturday afternoon…and perhaps cats and other animals, too.

Final preparations are underway for the annual ‘Norwalk Pet ‘n Pup’ Parade.

The parade begins at 1:30 pm…with lineup and judging 30 minutes prior…in the front lawn of Main Street School.


In recent years, Nicholas Cage, Jessica Chastain and Matthew McConaghey have come to Lorain County to shoot scenes for their feature films.

Next up…Liam Neeson.

According to the Chronicle Telegram, Neeson will be in Wellington next month to shoot scenes for the film, “The Minuteman”.

It’s described as an action-thriller, with Neeson playing a rancher who finds himself responsible for a young boy being hunted by a cartel.

No word when the film will hit the silver screen…


Lorain County’s two largest cities will host festivals this weekend.

In Elyria…it’s the annual Apple Festival on and near Elee Square…with fun, food and fanfare for the entire family.

In downtown Lorain…it’s the annual Fire-Fish Festival, featuring art, performance artists, and fire!


The annual Woolybear Festival in Vermilion is just around the corner.

The Vermilion Chamber of Commerce is looking to hire some student workers, ages 14 to 18, to help out with the festival…the day before the event, Saturday October 5th and the day of, Sunday October 6th

Those interested should give the Vermilion Chamber a call or email.


National Weather Service Forecast


Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.



Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.



Partly sunny, with a high near 87. 

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

One dead, two seriously hurt…in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday morning in Huron County’s Townsend Township. 

The State Highway Patrol says 39-year-old Sara McCroskey of Elyria drove her car into an approaching lane of traffic on U.S. 20…where she struck a pickup truck head on.

A passenger in the truck, 70-year-old Marilyn Taylor of Alabama, was killed.

The driver of the truck, Richard Taylor of Alabama, as well as McCroskey, were taken by medical helicopter to Cleveland Metro hospital.

Alcohol and/or drugs are suspected factors in the crash.


A woman escaped injury after authorities say she crashed her car through a barn in Erie County Tuesday night. 

According to the Sandusky Register, the woman told sheriff’s deputies that she was run off the road by another car…before losing control of her own vehicle on Route 4 and Mason Road in Groton Township.


Four people from Norwalk face multiple drug charges following a bust earlier this week…

The Huron County Sheriff’s Office helped seize suspected Meth and Ecstasy; along with a loaded firearm, criminal tools and drug paraphernalia…at a residence in the 5100 block of U.S. 250 in Norwalk.

Those charged include 21-year-old Clarke Berkey, 22-year-old Gerald Altman, 23-year-old Sabrina Love and 25-year-old Zachary Miller…with additional charges expected.


Groundbreaking ceremonies were held yesterday…for the Elyria City Schools Eastern Heights campus…

School officials, civic leaders and students…all took part in the shovel showdown…

A grand opening for the K-through-8 school is expected in August of 2021…


One of the first known victims of former Olympic Women’s Gymnastics Coach Larry Nassar will speak tomorrow about sexual abuse, during a luncheon-program at Lorain County Community College in Elyria.

Sarah Klein will speak on behalf of the Nord Center…as Lorain County Rape Crisis marks its 30th anniversary and The Children’s Advocacy Center celebrates its 15th anniversary.


A Norwalk native has been promoted to the rank of Navy Chief Petty Officer. 

Adrian Childers, a Norwalk High School grad, is currently assigned to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center in Norfolk, Virginia.

Childers joins 16 other sailors who earned their chief anchors…a milestone in a sailor’s career, and a prestigious tradition that goes back over 125 years.


Child hunger will take center stage today at Lorain County Community College in Elyria.

The program will be hosted by the Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio.

There will be panel discussions, break-out sessions and a keynote- address by Ohio’s First Lady, Fran DeWine.


Residents of Erie and Huron counties will be joining the fight to end Alzheimer’s this Saturday morning.

The annual Alzheimer’s Association ‘Walk to End Alzheimer’s’ takes place at Shoreline Park in Sandusky. 

Registration begins at 9 am …with the ceremony and walk starting at 10.

The event raises awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.


National Weather Service Forecast


Sunny, with a high near 82.



Mostly clear, with a low around 58.



Partly sunny, with a high near 85.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. 

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

More reported break-ins in Erie County…

According to the Sandusky Register, two more burglary incidents occurred over the last week.

Late Friday…at a pole barn in Margaretta Township on West Mason Road; with a resident telling authorities that a wallet from inside his vehicle was taken along with multiple boxes of motorcycle parts and 2 impact drills.

Also, last Wednesday night in Groton Township on Maple Avenue…with the resident saying she heard a person trying to get in through a door connecting the garage to her house; with the noise stopping once she turned her home’s security system on.

…These 2 incidents coming after 4 previously reported break-ins of farm offices in Erie County earlier this month. 


No one was hurt when a Vermilion school bus was hit in the rear by a car while taking students home Tuesday afternoon.

The school district says the incident took place on Route 60…with the bus receiving no serious damage.

Students on board were transferred to other buses. 


It was just a drill…

More than 900 students and several staff members at EHOVE Career Center in Milan were evacuated Tuesday morning as part of a non-emergency evacuation drill. 

School officials say the students and staff were able to exit campus in 6 minutes in a calm, orderly manner…besting last year’s time. 


An Indiana man has pled “not guilty” to escape charges after law enforcement say he fled from them while at a rest stop on I-71 in Wayne County, in April. 

The Ashland Times-Gazette reports that 33-year-old Said Ali El-Khatib is being held in the Wayne County Jail on charges from Indiana involving stolen auto parts.


Officials from Windstream say, they have repaired an internet outage that began late Monday and continued into early Tuesday.

They say, there was a hardware issue at a hub in Hudson.

The outage impacted customers in this area…east…into western Pennsylvania.


A free community and confidential document shredding event goes on today in Erie and Huron Counties.

From 10 to 3…at Payne, Nickels and Company, CPAs…on West Market Street in Sandusky and Benedict Avenue in Norwalk.


We’re not done with festival season just yet…

The 39th Elyria Apple festival will open Friday on Elee Square…but with construction on the square’s fountain, more activities will be found near the county courthouse.


National Weather Service Forecast


Sunny, with a high near 82.



Mostly clear, with a low around 54.



Sunny, with a high near 84.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. 

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

Norwalk Police are looking into the reported robbery of Miller’s grocery store Monday morning. 

The Norwalk Reflector reports that police received a call around 7:30 am from an employee who said the store had money taken during the robbery; but no weapons were brandished and no threats were made.

Witnesses say the suspect, described as a light-skinned African American or Latin American man, demanded money…and then fled on foot.


A second man has been charged with aggravated murder and robbery in the death of a Fremont man in July.

19-year-old Jalen Rucker of Michigan was taken into custody Friday.

The body of 34-year-old Eric Edwards Jr. was discovered near the Sandusky River on Darr Road in Fremont…a day after he was reported missing.

24-year-old Xavier Grine of Fremont was previously charged with aggravated murder and robbery.


Perkins and Sandusky firefighters put out a fire in the ceiling of a Sandusky business early Monday.

According to the Sandusky Register, no was hurt at American Quality Stripping on Fifth Street in Sandusky…as a sprinkler system reportedly helped keep the blaze under control until it could be put out. 

Firefighters believe an electrical issue ignited the blaze.


Coming to households soon…the Huron County Health Partners annual Health Survey…

Over the next few weeks, approximately 1,500 households in Huron County will be randomly selected to participate.

The anonymous survey asks participants to answer questions about the community, overall health and emergency preparedness…with a goal of creating a snapshot of the health of Huron County residents.


The Sandusky County Sheriff’s Office has received over $45,000 in federal traffic safety funding.

They say they’ll use the funds to schedule overtime shifts for deputies in an attempt to promote safety among drivers…with a focus on distracted driving, impaired driving, speeding and motorcycle safety.


Its day two of the UAW strike at General Motors…with 50-thousand workers in Cleveland and across the country, off-the-job…


Oil industry experts said it would happen…

…higher prices at the pump, due to attacks on oil fields in Saudi Arabia…

Some gas stations here in northern Ohio wasted no time in raising their prices 10 to 25 cents a gallon…


It appears, we’ll soon be paying more for pork.

South Korea has reported its first cases of African swine fever, a disease that has killed pigs from China to North Korea…driving up pork prices, worldwide.


If it’s big and on wheels, you’ll see it Saturday outside the Avon Lake Safety Center on Walker Road.

Everyone’s invited to the 16th annual “Big Trucks and Community Services” open house from 10 am until 2 pm.

You can get up-close with everything from fire trucks and military vehicles to medical-transport-helicopters.


The numbers are in from the third-annual Dragons and Bacon Fest held on the shoreline of Sandusky’s Paper District Marina on Saturday…

Repeat champions in the dragon boat races…the Cleveland Dragons

Cup winners included…

Downtown Cup (downtown Sandusky businesses): Goodtime I and Stein Hospice teams sharing

Fitness Cup (area gyms): Hartman Fitness Studio team

Health Cup (area medical facilities): Firelands Regional Medical Center-Therapy team

Pink Ribbon Cup (Breast Cancer Awareness): DragonFly Survivor team


National Weather Service Forecast


Areas of fog this morning.  Partly cloudy, with a high near 75.



Mostly clear, with a low around 54.



Sunny, with a high near 83.



Sunny, with a high near 84.