Monday, October 24th, 2016

Norwalk man seriously injured in car-cycle crash

A Norwalk man received serious injuries in a two-vehicle crash in Huron County involving a motorcycle Sunday afternoon. 65 year-old James Gerken was seriously hurt while riding his motorcycle on New State Road in Bronson Township when he was hit by the driver of a Chevy Equinox who ran a stop sign on Hasbrock Road and pulled out in front of Gerken, striking him and then ejecting him from his cycle.  Gerken, who was not wearing a helmet, was flown by Lifeflight to a Toledo hospital.


Banquet being held tonight to recognize local women graduates from drug rehab program

The Teen Challenge of the Firelands, a faith-based addiction rehab program for women, is hosting the ‘Giving Thanks Celebration Banquet’ tonight at The Colonnade Banquet Facility on U.S. 250 in Milan. Director of Teen Challenge, Mike Leonard, told WLKR News that tonight’s event will recognize four recent graduates of the program. The keynote speaker is Dallas Holm, a multiple award-winning Christian musician. The event begins with a silent auction at 5:30 pm; followed by the banquet at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $50.


Edison Girls Golf Team have received tremendous support from the community following state title

The Edison Chargers’ girls’ golf team celebrated their recent Division 2 State Championship by joining Josh Bowman and Kevin Rasnick on The 95-3 WLKR Locker Room Show Saturday morning. Head Coach Lisa Kelble told Josh and Kevin that the community support has been something special. It’s the first golf state title in school history for Edison. You can view a photo of their visit to WLKR on the 95.3 WLKR Facebook page.


Erie County fire hydrant flushing going on this week

 The Erie County Water Division will be flushing fire hydrants in Huron and Berlin Townships starting today. Residents may experience low water pressure during this time; and are advised to let cold water trickle for a brief time to clear the water line.  Residents should also take caution doing laundry due to possible water discoloration.

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Prescription Drug Take-Back event set for Saturday

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is tomorrow around the country. In Huron County, you can turn in any unused or expired medication in multiple locations including The Huron County Sheriff’s Office in Norwalk, and police departments in Norwalk, Willard, Bellevue, New London.  It will take place from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm with many locations offering a drive-thru. You can drop off old prescriptions, but needles, syringes, thermometers, and aerosols will not be collected.


Goodwill hiring event at Sandusky Mall on Sunday

A seasonal hiring event, presented by Goodwill Industries, will happen this Sunday afternoon at the Sandusky Mall. The event will take place in front of the Macy’s store from 1:00 to 3:00 pm; with job service providers also on site to assist with the application process. Another seasonal hiring event at the mall is planned for next Saturday, October 29th.


Be aware of Phone Scam involving fake IRS agents

The Better Business Bureau believes, law enforcement agencies have cracked a telephone scam in which people pose as agents of the Internal Revenue Service and try to get money out of the people they call. It appears the scam originated from a call-center in India. 70 people were arrested after recent raids.


Still plenty to do this weekend

 Even though the weather is turning colder this weekend, there are still plenty of activities going on in the area. Oak Harbor‘s Veteran’s Park is hosting the ‘Bark for Life’ cancer fundraising event Saturday from 9:00 am to 12 noon, the wine-tasting event – ‘Autumn Wine Affair’ will take place Saturday at the Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm, and the ‘Whiskey Light Turn-off Party’ happens Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at the Round House Bar on Put-n-Bay. For those interested in Halloween events, those continue this weekend with Halloweekends at Cedar Point, Lake Erie Fearfest at Ghostly Manor in Sandusky, and Darken Wood in Vermilion. You can visit for a complete event list.

Western Reserve schools raising money for school trainer with breast cancer

Money is being raised at Western Reserve schools to help an athletic trainer battling cancer. Western Reserve cheerleaders are accepting donations during lunches this week for Fisher-Titus Medical Center trainer Monica Nickoli, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and has begun treatment.  Cheerleaders will also be collecting donations in the stands at the Western Reserve at Monroeville football game on Friday night.


American Boychoir event in Sandusky on Friday

The Sandusky Concert Association is presenting The American Boychoir in concert Friday night at the State Theatre. Music Director Fernando Malvar-Ruiz told WLKR that along with touring and giving concerts throughout the country, the members of the choir are also full-time students, at the American Boychoir School in New Jersey. The choir, featuring fourth through eighth grade boys from around the country and world, has been invited to sing for every sitting U.S. President since John F. Kennedy. The show titled “Oh, The Places We’ll Go” begins at 7:00 pm Friday.


City of Norwalk brush pickup to start Monday

Annual brush pick-up will begin next week in Norwalk. From Monday through Friday (10/24-10/28), brush will be picked up on the regular trash day; with The City of Norwalk reminding residents to place brush on the curb on the day of pickup, to not place entire large trees or bushes on the curb, that branches are no longer than six feet, and that no more than one pick-up truck load will be collected.  Next week is also the final week for curbside yard waste collection.


The Indians are going to the World Series!

For the first time in 17 years, the Cleveland Indians have advanced to the World Series; by defeating the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 in Game 5 of the ALCS Wednesday. Indians relief pitcher Andrew Miller was named the ALCS MVP – as he pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings with 14 strikeouts.  The Tribe will take on the winner of the Chicago Cubs-L.A. Dodgers NLCS series, beginning next Tuesday night in Cleveland. Every Indians World Series game will be broadcasted live on 95.3 WLKR, your Firelands home of the 2016 American League Champion, Cleveland Indians!

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Eric Trump appears in Norwalk yesterday

Donald Trump’s son, Eric, spoke to supporters across the area yesterday; in Norwalk, Medina, and Lorain. While appearing at VFW Fields in Norwalk on Tuesday afternoon, Eric Trump and Norwalk mayor Rob Duncan encouraged early voting.


Hydrant flushing in Willard this week

Hydrant flushing will be going on this week in Willard; inside and outside of city limits. The City of Willard cautions all water service customers to not wash clothes during the times of flushing, due to possible staining of items.


‘Dine Out’ program features Bohemian Wrapsody today

The Norwalk Area United Fund continues their ‘Dine Out’ fundraising program today at Bohemian Wrapsody on 5 East Main Street in Norwalk. A portion of today’s money taken in at the restaurant will be donated to the Norwalk Area United Fund’s 2017 community campaign to support 37 local grants and programs.


Pet and Pup Parade part of ‘Imagine Harvest’ this Saturday in Norwalk

‘Imagine Harvest’ is taking place this Saturday in Norwalk. The event, running from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm in uptown Norwalk, features the annual Pet and Pup Parade at 11:00 am; along with live music, art vendors, and unique retail shopping. Check in for the parade will begin at 10:00 am with judging starting at 10:30 am. The event is put on by the Norwalk Jaycees and the City of Norwalk Parks and Rec Department.