Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Norwalk/Ohio Turnpike sign to honor Norwalk worker

A sign will be placed on the Ohio Turnpike at milepost 141 in Lorain County in honor of a former worker from Norwalk, who lost his life on the job 40 years ago.

Carl “Kermit” Starkey, a turnpike maintenance worker in Amherst for 12 years, was killed at a railroad crossing at Middle Ridge Road in Lorain County.


Danbury/Theft suspects

Danbury Township police are investigating the apparent robbery of a Lakeside Marblehead restaurant this past Thursday.

Authorities believe that a man and woman broke into Netty’s Chili Dogs, off of Ohio Route 163, and took some items inside.


Perkins Twp./School to interview superintendent candidates

Possible candidates to be the new superintendent at Perkins Schools in Sandusky will be interviewed this week and next.

Special board meetings will be held today and Thursday, as well as next Tuesday and Wednesday.

Superintendent Jodie Hausmann has agreed to take the superintendent job at Bay Village Schools beginning in August.


Marblehead/U.S. Coast Guard training today

The U.S. Coast Guard will be conducting training and drills today on Lake Erie near Marblehead.

The Coast Guard’s Marblehead station says they’ll be working with local ferries on their normal routes; including the Jet Express and Miller Ferry.


Sandusky/Habitat for Humanity builds home #100

The Firelands Habitat for Humanity celebrated a milestone this past Saturday.

Over a dozen workers placed the final wall of their 100th built home, a future-four bedroom house, on Wilbur Street in Sandusky.

A mom, Keysha Thomas, and her four children, will soon move in.


Collins-Wakeman/Western Reserve to name two new coaches

The Western Reserve school board looks tonight to approve the hiring of two varsity sports coaches.

At this evening’s meeting, the school is expected to name Ty Stevenson as their head football coach, replacing Mike Stoll, who recently said he’s retiring.

The school is also bringing back a familiar name in Brenda Friend as their girls head basketball coach.  Friend formerly coached the Lady Riders around a decade ago to a number of conference titles along with two regional appearances.  She replaces Laura Pierson, who was suspended last season for “inappropriate behavior”.


Huron County/Free agricultural tire collection event

An agricultural tire collection event will be held next month in Huron County.

Taking place June 1st from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the county Fairgrounds in Norwalk, Huron County Public Health will be gathering tires from community members to be recycled.

A regular tire take-back day is also scheduled for June 2nd at the Huron County Fairgrounds.






A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly this afternoon.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73.


Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.



Partly sunny, with a high near 71.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Perkins Twp./Funeral arrangements for 15 year-old Perkins boy

Perkins High School in Sandusky will host funeral arrangements for a 15-year-old freshman boy who died suddenly after a basketball practice last week.

Stone Ambos collapsed Thursday night from a heart issue while at Norwalk High School.

Calling hours are 3:30 to 8:00 pm Tuesday at the Perkins High School gymnasium with a funeral service Wednesday at 4:00 pm at the Perkins High School auditorium.


Sandusky/Body found in Sandusky Bay that of Huron man

A body pulled Friday afternoon from the Sandusky Bay has been identified as that of a missing Huron man.

28 year-old Justin Fidele reportedly went overboard while in a small boat on April 27th.

The body was discovered by a citizen near Edgewater Avenue and West Monroe Street.


Perkins Twp./Stabbing suspect arrested

A Perkins Township woman accused of stabbing a man in the chest was arrested on Saturday.

19 year-old Allison Marcum had warrants out for felonious assault and tampering with evidence after an alleged incident Wednesday night on Campbell Street.

The victim was treated for his injuries and released.


Bellevue/Prison sentence reaffirmed for convicted rapist

The 16-year prison sentence of a Bellevue man convicted of sexually assaulting a two year-old boy has been upheld by a state appeals court.

Michael Gates originally plead guilty to rape and gross sexual imposition in March of 2017, but appealed his sentence on grounds of having ineffective representation and other issues.


Sandusky/Trial postponed for accused killer

A Sandusky man’s murder trial scheduled to start tomorrow has been pushed back to July.

Joel Miles is accused of shooting and killing Sandusky’s Anthony Pearson while in MacArthur Park last August.

The trial was delayed after Miles’s lawyer requested more time to review information.


Erie County/Erie MetroParks grant money awarded

Grant dollars have been awarded locally to help better outdoor recreational activities.

Erie MetroParks has handed out over $24,000 in funds…

…$9,200 going to Vermilion for various improvements including seating and signage at their skate park.

…Also $6,300 to Groton Township for enhancements to the Township Park.


Norwalk/Work begins on Phase 2 of Old State Road project

Road construction scheduled to begin today in Norwalk…

The city says that workers should be out and about from the Reservoir Spillway south to Executive Drive, as the second phase of The Old State Road Widening Project gets underway.

Traffic will be maintained.



MONDAY, MAY 14TH, 2018



Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 80.



Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after midnight.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.



Showers and thunderstorms likely, primarily in the morning.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76.



Partly sunny, with a high near 74.

Friday, May 11th, 2018

Milan-Norwalk/Former church worker facing sex charges

A Norwalk man has been indicted on three counts of gross sexual imposition, involving young girls at a Milan church.

The alleged incidents involving former Milan Friends church children’s director, 56-year-old Kenneth Rose, took place in February and March, involving at least two victims.

Police say there could be as many as five victims, as their investigation continues.


Western Reserve schools/Norwalk man arrested for alleged threat

A Norwalk man has been charged with inducing panic.

22-year-old Marshall Martin was arrested Thursday for making alleged threats of violence against Western Reserve High School on Wednesday.

There was an increased police presence at the school on Thursday.


Perkins Township/Stabbing reported

Possible stabbing in Perkins Township Wednesday night…

Police say the alleged incident happened in a home in the 2700 block of Campbell Street, where a man was treated for chest injuries.

Two likely suspects fled the scene.


Norwalk/Bus driver cited for hitting shelter

A woman driving a bus for CLI Inc. has been charged with failure to control after an accident earlier this month at Norwalk’s Veterans Memorial Lake Park.

Police say 60-year-old Lynn Kuhn told them she was trying to park in front of a shelter when she had trouble getting the gear shift into park, and then lost control of the bus and hit the structure.


Vermilion/Tick carrying Lyme Disease found in park

The kind of blacklegged tick that carries Lyme Disease has been spotted in the Cassell Reservation of the Lorain County Metro Parks.

The tick was found on the clothing of someone in the park, according to a wildlife official and Vermilion Mayor Jim Forthofer.

Officials say to take precautions.


Danbury/Man accused of removing GPS monitor turns himself in

A Danbury Township man accused of recently removing his GPS ankle monitor has turned himself in to authorities.

27-year-old Corey Gough originally had pled guilty to burglary and attempted violation of a protection order in connection with an incident in January at an unoccupied hotel.


Huron County/Roadwork on Ohio 99

In Huron County, Ohio 99 will be closed starting Monday for bridge and culvert replacements in two locations.

…Between Hanville Corners Road and Bauman Road…and between Pontiac Section Line Road and Sandy Hill Road.

Detours will be posted.

The roadways are expected to reopen by mid-July.


Sandusky/City clean-up planned for Saturday

Sandusky’s first of many neighborhood clean-up events takes place Saturday.

Residents are invited to join city commissioners and staff members as they look to beautify the Cove District neighborhood.

Cleanup supplies will be provided.


Sandusky/Cedar Point’s Steel Vengeance to run with just one train

Cedar Point’s new coaster, Steel Vengeance, will start running with just one train this weekend while the manufacturer makes adjustments to the ride.

This comes after a minor accident during the park’s opening day, last Saturday, when two of the trains collided.

The park may implement special rules to handle anticipated long lines for the ride, which they say to look for on social media.

After just being open for the weekend, the park – starting today – will remain open every day throughout the season.



FRIDAY, MAY 11TH, 2018



A chance of showers, with thunderstorms possible.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57.



A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51.



Showers and thunderstorms likely.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62.



A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Cloudy, with a high near 68.

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

New London/Girl in foster care after parking lot dragging incident

A 13-year-old girl is in protective custody of an Erie County foster home after allegedly being dragged across a parking lot by her father in New London last week while she was tied up with zip-ties.

39-year-old John Hofacker has been charged with unlawful restraint.

Hofacker reportedly told authorities he tied her up because she was trying to run away.


Bellevue-Fremont/Man facing vehicular homicide charge

A Bellevue man has been charged with vehicular homicide and aggravated vehicular homicide.

Last June, 46-year-old Christopher Ferguson suffered serious injuries after he allegedly drove off the road and hit a tree head-on, which killed passenger Rodney Lewis.

Authorities say Ferguson was allegedly impaired as he drove.

The crash took place in Ballville Township, south of Fremont.


Fremont/Accused teen murderer allegedly assaults corrections officers

A teenager from Fremont accused of murder was in court Wednesday for allegedly assaulting corrections officers.

The Sandusky Register reports that 14-year-old Elijah Starks was charged with five counts of assault from incidents last month at the Sandusky County Juvenile Detention Center.

He entered a denial plea to those charges.

Starks, who could be tried as an adult, allegedly shot and killed his 14-year-old cousin in September of 2017.


Norwalk/False robbery claim

Authorities say a Norwalk man’s claim of being robbed and threatened last Saturday…were not true.

35-year-old John McBride has been charged with making false alarms and falsification.

During their investigation, Norwalk police say they learned McBride gave someone money for marijuana, with that person never coming back.

McBride originally said he was near Bouscay (Busky) and Whittlesey Avenues when he walked through an apartment complex and was threatened by a man with a knife, who took $35.


Norwalk/Levy request

The first step in putting a levy on the November ballot has been approved by the Norwalk school board.

A resolution passed earlier this week on a 10-year renewal emergency levy by a 4-1 vote.


Norwalk/Huron Co. Safe Communities Coalition seat belt event

To kick-off the “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement campaign, Huron County Safe Communities Coalition will be hosting a event later this month.

Taking place May 23rd in front of the Huron County Courthouse in Norwalk, county representatives and law enforcement officials will discuss traffic safety, the importance of wearing a seat belt and local and state enforcement efforts.






A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72.



Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.



A chance of showers.  Cloudy, with a high near 58.



A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67.