Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Tiffin woman dies in one-vehicle crash Wednesday

A Tiffin woman was killed Wednesday afternoon in a one vehicle crash on Township Road 135, south of County Road 38, in Clinton Township, near Tiffin.  69 year-old Marcia Webb drove off the right side of the roadway along a shallow ditch, overcorrected near the left edge of the roadway, and drove off the right side of the road, striking the ditch.  The truck rotated and partially ejected her from the vehicle.  Webb was not wearing a safety belt and was pronounced dead at the scene.


Woman Identified in last week’s Port Clinton Fatal Fire

The victim’s name in last Thursday’s early morning fatal house fire on Washington Street in Port Clinton has been released. The Ottawa County Coroner has identified the victim as 52 year-old Jodi Conte. Conte resided in the home along with her family pets that also perished in the fire.  Additional information on the fire will be released as is comes available


Sandusky’s new Police Dog to arrive today

The Sandusky Police Department received confirmation that their new police dog will be arriving from Detroit, Michigan this afternoon. The Sandusky PD will be sharing pictures of their K9 on their Facebook page sometime this evening.  The new police dog will also make an appearance at the Sandusky Touch-a-Truck event on August 2nd.


Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser to benefit Area Military Veterans

Texas Roadhouse in Sandusky will be hosting a military fundraiser this Friday (7/22) from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. During those hours, 10% of all food sales will be donated to the Ohio Veterans Home and USO of Northern Ohio, as part of the #22Challenge team, to help raise awareness about the issues facing veterans as they return home from duty. To participate, present an event flyer or mention #22Challenge to your server.

According to the group, averages of 22 veterans commit suicide each day due to PTSD, traumatic brain injury and struggling to transition back to civilian life.

Another arrested in Corner Store robbery in Elyria

“Four down with one to go” is the scorecard in the recent robbery at the Corner Store in Elyria. Yesterday, police arrested their 4th suspect;  D’Aaron Dasi. They’re still looking for 34 year-old Christopher Barnes of Lorain.


Zika Virus confirmed in Lorain County

Health officials have confirmed the first case of the Zika Virus in Lorain County; coming from a woman from Lorain who recently returned from a trip to the Caribbean


Final Day of RNC in Cleveland

Today marks the fourth and final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland with Donald Trump planning to speak tonight. Also speaking this evening will be Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump and evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr. The theme today is “Make America One Again”.

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Trump receives official Nomination, RNC Day 3 Highlights

Yesterday, Donald Trump officially received the Republican nomination for president. As for today, Day 3 of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, the primetime program features many guest speakers including Donald Trump’s running mate Indiana Governor Mike Pence, also former Republican presidential candidates U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, along with radio host Laura Ingraham and Donald Trump’s son Eric Trump. Wednesday’s theme is “Make America First Again”.


Community Prayer Service for Law Enforcement set for Thursday in Plymouth

A non-denominational prayer service to show support for local law enforcement will be held tomorrow (Thursday) in Plymouth at First Lutheran Church, on the square next to the library.  Church Council member Susan Moore, who helped organize the event, said the service will be about peace and unity. Local law enforcement officers and first responders have been invited to the service.  All, regardless of faith, are welcome to attend.


Plymouth church hosting “Appreciation Day” for Police and First Responders this Sunday

The Life Point Community Church in Plymouth on Riggs Street, will be presenting “Public Servant Appreciation Day” this Sunday beginning at 10:30 am. The one-hour service will include members of the Plymouth Police and Fire Departments and Rescue Service, and representatives from the Sheriff’s Offices in Huron and Richland counties.


 Dentist in Norwalk likely facing Criminal Charges

Dr. Jeffrey Becker, a Norwalk Dentist, could be looking at criminal charges in connection with practicing dentistry and prescribing narcotics without a license, and also corrupting another with drugs.  The Norwalk Reflector reports that an investigation of Becker, who had offices in Norwalk and Middlefield, started in Geauga County in mid-June when prosecutors were told of a situation by a former patient, who called them to report that Becker wouldn’t hand over her dental records.  The investigation is ongoing.


Investigation continues into Monday Chase and Crash in Elyria

Police in Elyria and North Ridgeville continue their investigation into a high-speed chase and a chain-reaction crash that put 7 people in the hospital. It happened Monday afternoon as North Ridgeville police pursued a driver into Elyria.  They say, the driver, 34 year old Robert Campbell of Elyria, rammed a utility pole on Cleveland Street and struck several other vehicles.  Campbell is being treated at Metro in critical condition.


Police in Elyria searching for two Robbery Suspects

Elyria Police are asking for your help in tracking down two men, suspects in the robbery of the Corner Store on Prospect Street on July 8th. They’re looking for 34 year old Christopher Barnes of Lorain and 18 year old D’Aaron Dasi of Elyria.  Three other people have already been arrested in connection with the robbery.

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Elyria man dies in Bicycle/Car accident on Monday morning.

A man from Elyria was killed in an accident involving a bicycle and car on Monday morning near Oberlin in Lorain County.  58 year-old Mark Snyder of Elyria was riding his bicycle on Oberlin Road north of Butternut Ridge Road in New Russia Township when he was knocked off his bicycle due to being struck by the right outside passenger mirror of a van driven by 81 year-old Ronald Carr of Elyria, which was passing Snyder.  Snyder later was flown to Cleveland Metro Health Medical Center, where he later died from injuries sustained in the crash.Speed, alcohol, and drugs do not appear to be factors.


Multi-vehicle Crash yesterday in Elyria results in several injuries

Traffic is moving today along Cleveland Street in Elyria.That was not the case yesterday afternoon due to a multi-vehicle, chain-reaction crash at Olive Street that sent several people to the hospital. Police say, the driver who triggered the crash was being pursued by officers from North Ridgeville, with speeds hitting about 70-miles-per-hour.


Local students earn Scholarships from Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation

Two area students have been awarded Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation scholarships for $1,500 each. Both Christine Balint of Huron and Joy Sizemore of Monroeville are receiving the Woman’s Leadership in Agriculture Scholarship.The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation recognizes Ohio students for their academic effort, community engagement and career interests that tie agriculture to community service, education or scientific research.


Elyria man sentenced for Heroin Distribution

An Elyria man accused of being a major player in heroin distribution will be off the streets for a while. A judge has sentenced 28 year old Wayne Norris to at least 4 years in prison. Norris was one of two dozen people arrested in 2014 as part of a multi-agency drug investigation.


RNC continues today in Cleveland

The theme of today’s second day of the Republican National Convention is “Make America Work Again”. Prime-time speakers in Cleveland include Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, former Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson, Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White, professional women’s golfer Natalie Gulbis, and two of Donald Trump’s children; Donald Trump Jr. and Tiffany Trump.

Friday, July 15th, 2016

84 Dead in likely Terrorist Attack in France

At least 84 people are dead in an apparent terrorist attack in Nice, France.  A gunman drove a van into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day, then opened fire before he was shot and killed.


4-Vehicle Crash in Fitchville Thursday leaves Norwalk man seriously hurt

A Norwalk man was serious injured in a four-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon in Fitchville in Huron County.  The crash took place Thursday around 1:15 pm on US 250 south of Prospect Road when a car was pulling into their driveway followed by 3 other vehicles, including a motorcycle driven by 34 year-old Luis Herrera of Norwalk.  The last vehicle failed to maintain a clear distance, which struck the vehicle in front of them causing a 4-vehicle chain reaction crash.  Herrera, who was not wearing a helmet, was airlifted to a Toledo hospital with serious injuries.  25 year-old Aaron Rehm of Wooster, who was driving the last vehicle in line, was cited for failing to maintain an assured clear distance.  Alcohol and drugs are not a factor.  The crash remains under investigation by the Norwalk Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.


Norwalk Relay for Life is Saturday

The Norwalk Relay for Life cancer fundraiser is set for this Saturday at 12 noon at Whitney Field.  The event includes a Survivors Ceremony and also a Luminaria Ceremony, which honors those who lost their lives to cancer. Visit to register, donate, and for more information.


Distracted Driving the focus of upcoming 6-State Trooper Project

The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be focusing on distracted driving in the next 6-State Trooper Project, a multi-state, high-visibility enforcement campaign. It will take place this Sunday through next Saturday, July 23rd.  Patrol superintendent, Colonel Paul Pride says “If you’re behind the wheel, you need to be completely focused on driving”, and that distracted driving is reckless behavior that is taken seriously by troopers.


Cedar Point to begin extended Summer Hours tonight

With summer in full swing, Cedar Point will now be staying open later with extended hours, staying open until 11:00 pm weeknights and until 12:00 midnight on Fridays & Saturdays during what’s called “Cedar Point Nights”.  The longer hours begin tonight (July 15th) and continue through August 14th.  Activities include a “Beach Glow Party” with glow in the dark beach games and fireworks, “Ignite the Night” Luminosity music show, and an Iron Dragon virtual-reality riding experience.  The park’s rides and coasters will also feature vibrant LED lighting.


Castalia Cold Creek Festival gets underway today

The annual Castalia Cold Creek Celebration begins today and goes on through Sunday. Tonight’s activities include a Scott Gast historical marker ceremony at 6:00 pm at the main stage and a Queen’s Contest at 6:30 pm. On Saturday, a 5K run takes place at 8:30 am followed by a pet parade at 9:00 am and Kids Bike Parade at 10:00 am. The festival wraps up Sunday with a Community Church Service at 9:00 am, antique car show at 10:00 am, and a parade at 2:00 pm