Local News

Friday, March 9th, 2018

Huron/Alleged threat

There will be an increased police presence today at Huron High School due to an alleged threat.

School officials say a student discovered graffiti on a desk that threatened to “shoot up the school” on Saturday.

An investigation is ongoing.


Norwalk/Crime & Traffic stats

2017 crime and traffic related statistics have been released by the Norwalk Police Department.

According to interim Police Chief Mike Conney, DUI’s increased from 86 arrests in 2016 to 113 last year.

The top type of apprehension in Norwalk in 2017 was due to warrant arrests or summonses.

64 drug overdoses were reported in 2017.

There have been no fatal crashes in Norwalk during the last two years.


Norwalk/OVI arrests this week

Two OVI arrests were made in Norwalk over the last week.

18-year-old Zachary Rinner was arrested for alleged OVI on Tuesday at the intersection of Spring Street and Whittlesey Avenue.  A passenger, 18-year-old Logan Benfer was also nabbed on an active warrant for contempt.

On Wednesday, 24-year-old Janelle Newman of Willard was also charged with OVI in Norwalk.


Norwalk/Driver crashes into pole

A Norwalk man faces a citation for failure to control following a one-vehicle accident Tuesday.

Police say 29-year-old Joshua Adkins was travelling west on Bouscay Avenue when he ran off the right side of the road and hit a utility pole.

He was apparently distracted by a non-electric device.

No injuries were reported.


Huron Co. Public Health/Daylight Savings Time starts Sunday

This Sunday, the clocks will spring forward an hour signaling the start of Daylight Savings Time.

Huron County Public Health says this small time shift could have an effect on your health.

They suggest to not drink any caffeine a few days before and after the time change, to go to bed earlier these next few days and to get some sunlight, if possible.


Sandusky/Cedar Point job fairs

Cedar Point is looking to hire over 5,000 employees or “Thrillmakers” for its 149th season starting May 5th.

Two upcoming job fairs are planned at Castaway Bay in Sandusky:

-Thursday, March 22nd from 4:00 to 7:00 pm

-Sunday, April 8th from 2:00 to 5:00 pm

The park says they have increased wages for 2018, ranging from $9.25 to $12.50 per hour including benefits such as free access to the park and free tickets for family and friends.






A slight chance of snow showers early.  Cloudy, with a high near 34.



Partly cloudy, with a low around 23.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 36.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 37.

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Milan/Student charged again

For the second time in a month, an Edison High School student faces criminal charges.

The 14-year-old boy on Wednesday allegedly sent a photo of himself carrying weapons with a threatening message to students.

He was charged with inducing panic.

Last month, police believe the same boy allegedly brought a knife into school, in which he was charged with a felony for.

School officials also received information about the boy making threats to the students who reported the knife incident.


Norwalk/False alarm fire

A false alarm for a possible fire at a home considered to be a showplace in Norwalk…

Firefighters were sent to the home on 133 West Main Street after reports of smoke; where they found just smoldering under the floor.

The prominent home has been in the Gardiner family since the mid-1800’s.


Norwalk/Man to be sentenced for child endangerment

A Norwalk man has pled guilty to child endangerment.

The Huron County Sheriff’s Office investigated a reported incident in September involving 36-year-old Nathan Olvera of Old State Road.

Olvera will be sentenced next month.


Perkins Township/Interim fire chief named

Dave Murphy has been promoted to interim fire chief in Perkins Township.

The 22-year veteran firefighter, all with Perkins, temporarily takes over for Chief Keith Wohlever, who retired a month ago.

For the last seven years, Murphy had been assistant chief.


Sandusky/Suspected cocaine found during traffic stop

A Sandusky woman faces criminal charges after police reportedly found suspected cocaine in here vehicle.

35-year-old Kristen Everett of Venice Heights Boulevard was charged with felony cocaine possession following a traffic stop on West Boalt Street where Everett’s vehicle was reportedly weaving.


Sandusky/Money for home upgrades

Residents of Sandusky can now apply for money to renovate, repair and restore their homes.

City officials, for the third year in a row, have set aside $300,000 in public funds for their housing improvement program.

The funds can be used for three purposes: down payment assistance, exterior upgrades and substantial redevelopment.

Those interested should contact the city of Sandusky.


Norwalk/Boy places 6th in national soccer competition

A Norwalk boy recently placed in the top 10 of a national soccer competition.

Benny Sellers, son of Wes and Allison Sellers, finished 6th in the under 8-year-old division of the national Mid Atlantic Elks Soccer Shoot earlier this month in Frederick, Maryland.






Snow likely, 1 to 3 inches possible this afternoon.

Mostly cloudy, breezy, with a high near 34.



A chance of snow with 1 to 2 inches possible.

Cloudy, breezy with a low around 27.



Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 36.

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Sandusky/Columbus PD searching for suspect in Sandusky grad’s death

Police in Columbus are closing in on a man they believe killed a Sandusky High School grad.

Authorities have filed a warrant for the arrest of 20-year-old Traquan Workman of Columbus, a person of interest in the death of Sandusky native, 46-year-old Donovan Clemens.

According to police, Clemens was a victim of an “apparent robbery, turned deadly”.


Collins-Wakeman/Western Reserve girls’ hoops coach suspended

As the Western Reserve girls basketball team prepares for a “sweet 16” tournament matchup tonight, their head coach will continue to be absent.

Laura Pierson has been suspended since early February for alleged inappropriate behavior concerning text messages with her players.

The Lady Riders take on Amanda-Clearcreek tonight in Lexington at 7:00 pm; their first trip to the regionals since the 2011-12 season.


Milan/Edison Schools not in favor of arming students

Edison Schools are not interested in arming their teachers.

…This from Superintendent Tom Roth when asked recently by the Sandusky Register.

Sandusky City Schools have also nixed the idea.


Sandusky/Man arrested following standoff

A Sandusky man was arrested Tuesday after he reportedly barricaded himself inside a West Adams Street home and allegedly made threats to shoot police.

31-year-old Justin Sattler has been charged with felony burglary, inducing panic and obstructing official business.


Norwalk/Former chief recognized by council

Last night, city Council in Norwalk honored recently retired police Chief Dave Light.

A resolution was passed commending Light for his 34-years of full-time service.

The search is still on for his replacement, as Captain Mike Conney serves as interim chief.


Sandusky/Cedar Point tickets increasing

Ticket prices are going up at Cedar Point.

Adult, single-day tickets at the gate will cost $72 in 2018, a $5 increase from 2017.






Snow showers likely.  Less than one inch possible.

Cloudy, with a high near 37.



Cloudy, with a low around 25.



Snow showers likely, mainly in the afternoon, with 1 to 2 inches possible.

Cloudy, breezy, with a high near 34.



A slight chance of snow showers.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36.

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

Monroeville/Willard girl involved in minor injury crash

A 17-year-old Willard girl was cited for running a stop sign following a two-vehicle accident near Monroeville last week.

The Highway Patrol says Alyssa Strayer was driving on Sandhill Road Thursday evening when she failed to stop at the stop sign at Ohio 547 and collided with the vehicle of 37-year-old Robert Jones of Norwalk.

Both drivers reported injuries but were not hospitalized.


Erie County/Democratic commissioner candidates to debate in April

The three Democratic candidates for Erie County commissioner have agreed to participate in a debate next month at Edison High School.

Julie Farrar, Brad Hartung and Tim Riesterer will take part in the question and answer session, sponsored by BGSU Firelands, and presented by the Sandusky Register.

No official date has been set, but has been announced as being in mid-to-late April.


Sandusky/Ruby Tuesday closes at mall

A restaurant has closed its doors for good at the Sandusky Mall.

Mall spokesman Joe Bell told the Sandusky Register that Ruby Tuesday gave very short notice before it shut down.

The mall is looking to fill the space with another restaurant soon.

Other empty spaces at the mall include ones once occupied by Macy’s, Sears and Charming Charlie.


Huron/School levy meeting this Thursday

The Huron Schools levy steering committee will be joined by school officials for a town hall informational meeting on Thursday.

It will take place from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at the Huron Library.

Voters in Huron will decide on a 5.9 mill renewal operating levy this May.


Bellevue/Local wrestling ref to Enter OHSAA Officials Hall of Fame

Bellevue’s Jeffrey Crosby is one of fourteen people named to the latest class of the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s Officials Hall of Fame.

Crosby, a wrestling official, is invited to an induction banquet happening this June in Columbus.


Milan/Edison school wins state school breakfast art contest

This is National School Breakfast Week, with a local school named one of the winners in a related state art contest.

Edison Elementary School in Milan was one of five schools selected as the state encouraged students to create artistic work using the theme “My Favorite Breakfast”.

The winning posters were displayed yesterday at a child nutrition vendor show in Lewis Center, near Columbus.






A chance of rain and snow showers.  Partly cloudy, with a high near 45.



Rain and snow showers likely, becoming all snow after midnight.

Low around 32.

New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.



A chance of rain and snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 36.



A chance of snow showers.  Cloudy, with a high near 32.