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Monday, Aug 22nd, 2016

Classes get underway this week in Huron and Erie Counties

Classes are back in session today for Norwalk and St. Paul students. School also begins this week on Wednesday for students at Bellevue, Edison, Monroeville, South Central, Western Reserve, and Willard. School also starts on Thursday for students at Perkins and Sandusky Central Catholic, next Monday for New London, and a week from Tuesday at Margaretta. Kids at Plymouth and Sandusky went back to school last week.The Norwalk Police departments reminds drivers to allow for extra time driving, as children will be walking to school and home, along with frequent stopping by buses, as they pick up and drop off children.

 

Elyria man in Prison for robbing Pizza Shop

An Elyria man begins the week in prison after pleading ‘guilty’ to robbing a pizza shop in what police say, was an ‘inside job’. 24-year-old Raphael Graham gets 5 years behind bars…one of 4 suspects in last year’s armed robbery.

 

 Trump in Akron Tonight

The Road to the White House winds through northern Ohio again today. Donald Trump will speak tonight around 7:00 pm at the University of Akron.

 

Lorain County Fair Opens

The Lorain County Fair opens today in Wellington.  Tonight’s featured entertainment…38 Special.

 

Attorney General offers advice on donating to Natural Disaster Charities

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is offering some advice to help Ohioans make wise charitable donations and to avoid scams following the devastating flooding in the New Orleans, Louisiana area

Tips for making charitable donations after a natural disaster include:Be careful when giving to newly formed charities. Review claims carefully. Contact a charity before raising money on its behalf.

Some signs of a potential charity scam:Not providing details about how your donation will be used. Organizations with names that sound similar to other better-known organizations Offers to pick up donations immediately versus in the mail or online


Friday, August 19th, 2016

Bellevue woman dies after being struck by a Semi-Truck while Walking

 A Bellevue woman has died from injuries suffered when she was hit by a semi –truck while crossing the street Thursday in Bellevue. 20 year-old Brittany McHargue of Bellevue was struck by the right-rear of a semi-truck driven by a Columbus man when the truck driver ran a red light while McHargue was walking her bike across the street on a marked crosswalk on US 20 at Orchard Street. She was flown by life flight to a Toledo hospital, where she was pronounced dead overnight.  The crash remains under investigation with charges pending.

 

 Huron County Fair – Weekend Preview

It’s day five of the Huron County Fair in Norwalk. Until 1:00 pm today, fair visitors can receive $1.00 off admission by bringing a non-perishable food item, which will be donated to the Salvation Army. The fair today features a best-dressed animal contest at 4:30 pm in the Doug Wilson Building, a sheriff’s k-9 demonstration in the Pickworth Judging Pavilion at 6:00 pm, and the Rough Truck/Car Competition at 6:30 pm in the Grandstand. The fair comes to close Saturday with a demolition derby taking place at 6:00 Saturday evening in the Grandstand.

 

Elyria woman running for another gold today in Rio

Elyria native Tianna Bartoletta will go for the gold again today, as a member of the 4-by-100 relay team. They ran against the clock last night, knocking China out of the finals, after winning an appeal that they had been interfered with, during a baton handoff, by the team from Brazil.

 

Major Upgrades to take place at Cedar Point including an all-new Water Park

Cedar Point has announced that ‘Soak City’ will be transformed into a brand new 18-acre water park called ‘Cedar Point Shores’ in 2017.  ‘Cedar Point Shores’ will feature three new water attractions and a new and upgraded food and merchandise location, ‘Crystal Rock Café’  It will also feature a new main entrance, a new poolside bar, and unobstructed views of Lake Erie. Cedar Point also will be enhancing and expanding their hotels, including the addition of a six-story tower and outdoor pool to The Hotel Breakers, which will open to guests in the summer of 2018.

 

Latest on Hilary Clinton E-mail Scandal…

Hillary Clinton now says, former Secretary of State Colin Powell personally told her to set up a private server for non-classified emails. Last night, Powell told reporters, he had no recollection of such a conversation.


Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Highway Patrol Troopers from Milan and Elyria receive Awards

Trooper Stephen Vanderford of the Milan Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol has received the ‘Criminal Patrol’ award for excellence in felony enforcement. He’ll receive a certificate and uniform ribbon. Trooper Juan Santiago of the Elyria Post also received the ‘Criminal Patrol’ award.

 

Shore Savings Card offers savings to local Attractions and Businesses in Sandusky-area

For those looking to spend some free time in the Sandusky area, you can spend less money doing it by picking up the Lake Erie Shores and Islands Savings Card. The card offers deals and discounts to around 85 local attractions…and it can be picked up at the Lake Erie Shores and Islands Welcome Centers, their travel guide, or it can be downloaded at www.ShoresandIslands.com.

 

Huron County Fair – Day Four

Today’s: Sponsor – Gaymont Nursing Center- Today is day number four of the Huron County Fair in Norwalk. It’s ‘Senior Citizens Day’ with free admission for seniors sponsored by The Willows at Willard. Today’s fair activities include the Senior King and Queens Contest in the Veterans Pavilion at 10:30 am and and Motocross Races in the Grandstand at 7:00 pm. 95.3 WLKR will be broadcasting at the fair once again today…with Carrie Danger live from 3:00 to 6:30 pm.

 

Woman from Elyria wins Gold at Olympics

Elyria native Tianna Bartoletta has won a gold medal in the long jump at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Four years ago, she also won gold as part of the 400-meter relay team.

 

Huron County Fairgrounds to host Pesticide-Disposal event later this Month

Farmers wishing to rid themselves of unwanted pesticides are invited to drop them off August 31st at the Huron County Fairgrounds in Norwalk. The Ohio Department of Agriculture will host the event. The pesticide collection and disposal-service is free of charge, but only farm-chemicals will be accepted, with no paint, anti-freeze or solvents allowed.

 

 State-owned Vehicle Auction taking place Saturday in Columbus

Nearly 300 state-owned vehicles are going on the auction-block in Columbus on Saturday, the most in 10 years. Many of them are high-mileage, some need major repair, and all are sold, ‘as-is’. You can check out the entries at the website for the Ohio Department of Administrative Services.


Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Clyde man injured in one-vehicle crash overnight near Bellevue

A Clyde man was seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash overnight on US 20, close to TR 296, near Bellevue. 22 year-old Tyler Friend of Clyde went off the right side of the road, overturned, and struck a telephone poll.  Friend was partially ejected from his car and trapped under the vehicle, where he suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported from the scene by Life Flight to a Toledo hospital. Alcohol was a factor in the crash. He was not wearing his seatbelt. The crash remains under investigation.

 

 Huron County Fair – Day Three

Wednesday Fair Sponsor – Northern Ohio Rural Water Today marks day three of the Huron County Fair in Norwalk.  Today is ‘Veterans Day’, with admission of just one penny for military veterans. Tonight’s fair highlights include the OSTPA Tractor Pull at 6:30 pm in the grandstand and the Pony Pull at 7:00 pm in Weisenberger Arena. 95.3 WLKR will be broadcasting at the fair once again today…with Kelly Rose live from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

 

 Sheriff’s Office offering Free Children’s ID Cards at the Fair this week

The Huron County Sheriff’s Office is providing free Kidprint ID cards to all children this week at their Kidprint booth here at the fairgrounds. Kids can receive their free ID cards by stopping at the booth from 12:00 to 7:00 pm today, tomorrow, or Friday, or from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm Saturday.  192 kids received free Kidprint ID Cards during ‘Kids Day’ yesterday at the fair.

 

Special Kick-off event being held Thursday for Sandusky Alzheimer’s Walk

A wine and cheese reception will be held Thursday to help sign-up and provide information for the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Sandusky event. Captain John’s Nautical Shopping Center in Sandusky on Columbus Avenue will host the event Thursday night from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. A representative from the local Alzheimer’s Association will be there to answer questions along with members of the 2016 Walk Committee.  Teams that have already signed up are encouraged to stop by and drop off funds already raised. This year’s Sandusky-area walk takes place Saturday, September 10th at the Ohio Veterans Home.

 

 It’s ‘Cleveland Fan Appreciation Week’ at Cedar Point

Cedar Point is hosting ‘Cleveland Fan Appreciation Week’, going on now through Sunday. Guests can save $23 off general park admission online by using the promo code ‘CLEFAN’, which is valid through Sunday. During select days this week, visitors can take part in interactive fan experiences from the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Monsters, and Cleveland Gladiators.

 

 Attorney General Warns about Scams against Students

As kids head back to school or college, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has some warnings on scams that are targeting students. Those scams involve topics such as grants, student loan relief, part-time jobs, apartment rental, and online buying and selling. Signs of a potential scam include: requests for money wire transfers, pressure to act immediately, payment requests over the phone using a gift card, overpayment, and having to send your own money, as part of a job. More information is available online at www.OhioProtects.org.