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Monday, August 14th, 2017

Man dies in Lorain County motorcycle crash 

The Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash in Brighton Township.

Troopers say, 23 year old Robert Seneff of Hiram lost control of his motorcycle early Sunday on Route 18, went airborne and struck several trees.

 

Sandusky man charged with murder back in court this week

The man charged with the murder of a Sandusky man earlier this month heads back to court this week.

30-year-old Joel Miles pled ‘not guilty’ last Thursday to the shooting death of Anthony Pearson on Parkview Boulevard.

Miles was previously convicted of attempted murder in Cuyahoga County in 2011.   He was released from prison in April of this year after serving six years for the crime.

Miles is due back for a preliminary hearing in Sandusky Municipal Court on Thursday.

 

Sandusky boathouse fires under investigation

A large fire destroyed several boathouses and boats Friday night in Sandusky.

According to the Sandusky Register, the blaze engulfed several structures on Kaman Drive.

No one was hurt.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

 

Bellevue man arrested last week on concealed weapon charges

A Bellevue man faces three criminal charges relating to carrying a concealed weapon during a traffic stop.

Multiple concealed weapons were located inside the vehicle of Brandon Green after he was stopped for speeding on State Route 4 in Lyme Township last Wednesday.

Drug paraphernalia was also found in his car; which has been sent to the lab for testing.

 

Part of Strecker Road closed due to bridge work

A section of Strecker Road in southwest Erie County is closed now due to a bridge project.

Work is being done to rehab a bridge over Mills Creek in Groton Township; which has shut down Strecker Road between Billings and Ohio Route 269.

The $30,000 project should take about a month to complete.

One suggested detour is to take Portland Road.

 

Huron County Fair starts today

The 96th annual Huron County Fair gets underway today in Norwalk.

The fair’s Pat Coy told K96 News that besides tonight’s grandstand show, your $8 general admission ticket gets you into pretty much everything the fair has to offer; including rides and other grandstand entertainment.

Country singer Tucker Beathard takes the grandstand stage tonight at 7:30 pm.

 

Fox 8 show ‘New Day Cleveland’ filming in Norwalk

The Fox 8 Cleveland show “New Day Cleveland” will feature the city of Norwalk in a future episode.

Crews were in town last week filming at various Norwalk restaurants, businesses and attractions.

The show is also scheduled to be back this week to film in Norwalk at more locations.

The episode featuring Norwalk will air August 25th at 10:00 am.

The Maple City was also included on the show in 2013.

 

Ernsthausen Community Center closing pools for cleaning

The Ernsthausen Community Center in Norwalk will be shutting down their indoor pools for annual maintenance and cleaning starting today.

Work will also be done on other areas of the facility as well, during this time.

The cleaning is scheduled to be wrapped by August 27th.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 8/14

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.

 

Tuesday

A slight chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

 

Wednesday

A slight chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.


Friday, August 11, 2017

Man found not guilty of vehicular homicide in Lorain state trooper’s death

A Columbia Station man has been found NOT guilty of

aggravated vehicular homicide and driving under the influence

from an accident that killed Lorain native and State Trooper

Kenny Velez.

 

Joshua Gaspar WAS found guilty of lesser charges including

driving with a suspended license.

 

Gaspar was accused of striking and killing Velez last year,

when the trooper was working traffic enforcement on I-90

near the border of Lakewood and Cleveland.

 

Sandusky murder suspects plead ‘not guilty’ to shooting death

A man believed by authorities to have shot and killed Sandusky’s Anthony Pearson nine days ago…plead not guilty on Thursday in municipal court.

30-year-old Joel Miles of Sandusky plead not guilty to a first-degree felony murder charge and his girlfriend, 36-year-old Amy Matos, also plead not guilty to a felony obstructing justice charge.

Both are expected back for a pretrial hearing in the next week to 10 days.

 

Area woman to spend three more years in prison for bringing drugs into Huron County Jail

A woman from North Ridgeville has been sentenced to three years in prison after reportedly bringing a drug into the Huron County Jail that led to the overdose of another inmate.

23-year-old Michele Pfaff plead guilty in July to corrupting another with drugs after an inmate was taken to the hospital due to an overdose of fentanyl; that Pfaff conveyed into the jail following her transport there by the state highway patrol.

 

Willard football field and track to get upgrades

Plans are in the works for upgrades to the Willard High School football field and track.

The projects totaling just over $2 million, paid for by the state, will include new “sport turf grass” at the football field as well as an upgraded irrigation system; along with the athletic track being resurfaced.

Work on the track has already begun with work on the football field to take place after this upcoming season.

The project also includes a new bus garage.

 

‘Restore Norwalk’ event taking place Sunday

An event to help out the Norwalk reservoir is planned for Sunday afternoon.

‘Restore Norwalk’ will feature live music, food and activities for children.

The money raised will be used to buy items for the reservoir including canoes and life jackets; with a goal of bringing in $5,000.

It runs from 2:00 to 7:00 pm at Veterans Memorial Lake Park.

 

Construction scammer arrested in Vermilion

A man from Missouri was arrested in Vermilion for allegedly being paid for a blacktop project that he never finished.

23-year-old Teddy Davis has been charged with felony theft after a mobile home manager said Davis and his crew with the fake name of “T.N.S. Construction” took $6,200 upfront and then only completed a small part of the job.

 

Erie County Fair – Day 4

It’s the fourth day of the Erie County Fair in Sandusky.

Today is ‘senior day’ with free admission until 4:00 pm for everyone age 60 and over.

NPTA tractor pulls take place tonight in the grandstand at 6:30 pm.

The fair comes to a close over the weekend with free admission until 4:00 pm on Saturday to veterans along with the Tug-a-Truck event and lawnmower derby in the grandstand.

On Sunday, the demolition derby wraps up activities in the grandstand.

 

Stuff the Bus wrap-up event happening on Saturday

The Sandusky Mall will host a family wrap-up event Saturday for the Erie County ‘Stuff the Bus’ school supply drive.

You can stop by from 1:00 to 4:00 pm with last minute donations inside the mall or drive up to entrance number-3 and drop them off.

Activities inside the mall include character appearances and fun things to do for the kids.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 8/11

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly this afternoon.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.

 

Saturday

Partly sunny, with a high near 76.

 

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.


Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Deal reached between North Fairfield and pipeline company

An agreement has been reached between North Fairfield and Kinder Morgan, the company bringing the Utopia Pipeline through the village.

The deal includes a $50,000 donation to the village; which will partly be used to improve the village park.

The pipeline running throughout Ohio will be carrying natural gas to Canada and will be going through the western part of North Fairfield.

 

Oak Harbor man pleads ‘no contest’ in dog shooting incident

An Oak Harbor man who allegedly killed a family’s pet entered a “no contest” plea Wednesday.

63-year-old Paul McKee accepted a deal involving an amended disorderly conduct charge in Ottawa County Municipal Court; one day before his trial.

McKee is accused of shooting a black Labrador retriever, the family pet of Leslie Daniel of Carroll Township, after he reportedly felt threatened when the dog came upon his property after running away from home.

 

Man says he was robbed at gunpoint in Sandusky 

Authorities are investigating an alleged gunpoint robbery on West Market Street in Sandusky on Tuesday night.

The victim says two men stole his paycheck and iPhone after the men reportedly demanded his belongings while pulling out a gun and knife.

 

Business closing in Norwalk

A resale business in Norwalk has announced it will be closing.

‘Two Peas in a Pod’, once known as ‘Treasure Loft’, said their business has been affected by the marketplace section of Facebook; which sells many of the same items they do, including knick-knacks and clothing.

The store will remain open on Sundays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm until their building spots are sold.

The business has been at their 9 and 11 West Main Street location for close to 10 years.

 

Erie County Fair – Day 3

Today marks the third day of the Erie County Fair in Sandusky.

Tonight’s featured entertainment in the grand stand will be a Farm Tractor Pull and National Tractor Pulling legends event at 7:00 pm.

This year’s fair king and queen are the brother and sister combination of Tyler and Melanie Sayler.

 

Sign-ups have begun for Nehemiah Center after-school program

Families can start signing their children up for the Nehemiah Center’after-school program, “Club 180/Xtreme”.

The program in Sandusky runs Monday through Thursday from 3:00 to 6:30 pm and includes a hot meal, homework assistance and a Christ-centered curriculum.

It begins September 11th with registrations being taken through the end of this month.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 8/10

Today

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.

 

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.

 

Friday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Partly sunny, with a high near 80.

 

Saturday

Partly sunny, with a high near 77.


Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Danbury man a suspect in rape reportedly recorded on Snapchat

A 77-year-old Danbury Township man has been charged with rape after the video of the incident was reportedly recorded on social media.

According to the Sandusky Register, the 20-year-old female victim captured the incident via Snap-chat.

The suspect, James Allen, is awaiting his arraignment in an Ottawa County Detention Facility.

 

Roundabout heading to busy intersection

Plans are in the works for a roundabout traffic circle in Perkins Township.

The proposed layout would be located at the intersection of Campbell Street and West Bogart Road.

Engineers determined the need for the roundabout due to 24 reported crashes from 2003-2013.

Work on the $720,000 project would likely begin in May of 2018.

 

Trial starts tomorrow for Oak Harbor man accused of killing family pet dog

A pretrial hearing is scheduled today for an Oak Harbor man accused of shooting and killing another family’s pet dog.

63-year-old Paul McKee was indicted in February after reportedly shooting a Carroll Township’s family’s dog when it came upon his property after running away from home.

McKee has claimed the dog was acting vicious.

The trial will begin Thursday morning in Ottawa County Municipal Court.

 

Bellevue railroad museum holding fundraiser for steam locomotive

Bellevue’s Mad River and NKP Railroad Museum have begun a fundraiser to acquire their first steam locomotive.

The museum is looking to raise $250,000 to bring Nickel Plate Road Steam Locomotive #757 from Strasburg, Pennsylvania to their facility, which is the largest railroad museum in the state.

A website, bringback757.org, has been created for donations and information.

 

Groundbreaking today for $18 million construction project in Sandusky

A groundbreaking ceremony will take place today in Sandusky for an $18 million construction project that will add 44 new independent living cottage homes at Parkvue Community.

Parkvue, a United Church Homes retirement community, will also be adding a community center to its campus at Boardwalk Boulevard.

 

Erie County Fair – Day 2

Today marks day number two of the Erie County Fair in Sandusky.

It’s “kid’s day” with children under the age of 16 receiving free admission until 4:00 pm.

A truck pull also happens tonight at 7:00 pm in the grandstand.

 

School supply distribution tonight at Norwalk Salvation Army

School supplies will be distributed tonight in Norwalk for those that registered in the last week or so.

It will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Salvation Army on Whittlesey Avenue.  The supplies will benefit children from Norwalk City and Norwalk Catholic Schools.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 8/9

Today

Sunny, with a high near 82.

 

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 60.

 

Thursday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.

 

Friday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Cloudy, with a high near 81.