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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

No change…Huron, Erie, Richland and Seneca counties remain under Level 1 snow emergencies.

Roads continue to be hazardous, due to blowing and drifting snow, and ice.


Ice and snow led to numerous crashes around the area yesterday.

One of those crashes sent a man to a Toledo hospital, for treatment of serious injuries. That crash occurred at approximately 7:45 yesterday morning, on Peru Center Road, near Johnson Road. No other information is available.


Crews spent yesterday dealing with a train derailment, in Avery.

Several cars hauling grain went off the tracks, near Certainteed.


A Monroeville man is going to prison, for his role in a bar fight.

32-year-old Joseph Moffit was sentenced Monday to seven years. During a November, 2013 fight outside Daly’s Bar in Sandusky, Moffit stabbed another man, identified as Jason Dendy. Dendy suffered serious injuries, and was unconscious for several days. Moffit stood trial last month, and was found guilty of felonious assault and tampering with evidence.


The superintendent of the Clyde-Green Springs schools has been given a written reprimand, for engaging in a romantic relationship with a district principal.

David Stubblebine will face no other discipline, for his relationship with McPherson Middle School principal Rachael Aldrich. Aldrich was not disciplined. An investigation showed the two did not engage in inappropriate behavior on school grounds. Both were hired last year. Stubblebine previously served as superintendent of the Monroeville Local Schools.


A Tuesday evening mobile home fire in Galion has left three people dead.

The victims were 23, 5 and 3.


Numerous elected officials throughout the state may get their first pay raise in years.

A fast-moving bill in Columbus calls for outright pay raises for lawmakers, judges, county commissioners, sheriffs, township trustees and others. Future pay increases would be tied to inflation.

 

Advance tickets are being sold for Saturday’s Division VII, Region 23 championship game between the St. Paul Flyers and the Berlin Center Western Reserve Blue Devils.

You can buy presale tickets in the St. Paul Athletic Office until 6:30 tonight, between 8 and 3 tomorrow and between 8 and 2 Friday.  The game will be played at Copley Stadium near Akron.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Level 1 snow emergencies remain in effect in Huron, Erie and Seneca counties.

Level 1 means roads are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow, and ice. Drivers should be very cautious.


The father and stepmother of a disabled man who died will each spend 10 years in prison.

54-year-old David Arthur Sr., and 46-year-old Deborah Arthur were sentenced yesterday in Erie County Common Pleas Court, after pleading guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter and failing to provide for a functionally impaired person. The two were arrested in June, after 33-year-old David Arthur Jr. died at their Groton Township home. Authorities said Arthur died of neglect. He required constant care and supervision, after being injured in a crash 15 years ago. At one point, Arthur weighed 300 pounds. When he died, he was just 94 pounds.

 

One person was rushed to Fisher-Titus Medical Center yesterday after a small, accidental explosion on a barn on Halfway Road in Ridgefield Township.

The man suffered blunt force trauma and other injuries while turning a large steel drum into a burn barrel.  According to reports, a spark lit accelerant in the bottom of the barrel causing it to explode.


Tonight’s meeting of Norwalk City Council has been postponed, until 7:30 tomorrow night.

Second ward councilman Bob Carleton passed away Sunday at home. His calling hours will be held between 6 and 8 tonight, at the Walker Funeral Home. Services will be held at 11 tomorrow morning, at the First United Methodist Church.


A priest who formerly served at Norwalk St. Paul has been placed on administrative leave, amid allegations of inappropriate, intimate relationships with adult women.

Rev. David Reinhart is not allowed to function as a priest, pending the outcome of an investigation by the Toledo Diocese. Reinhart had been serving at parishes in Delphos and Landeck, both in northwest Ohio. Reinhart was an associate pastor at Norwalk St. Paul between 1998 and 2002.


The Michigan Wolverines have dismissed starting defensive end Frank Clark from the football team, after his weekend arrest in Erie County.

Clark is charged with domestic violence and assault, for allegedly hitting and injuring his girlfriend in their room at Maui Sands. Each charge is a first-degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to six months in jail. Clark was arraigned yesterday in Sandusky Municipal Court, and was later freed on bond. Court records don’t indicate when he’s due back in court.


The Norwalk Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting for 7pm next Monday, at Norwalk High School.

Board members will meet behind closed doors to discuss personnel. Action is expected after the executive session.


The  city of Willard’s annual Thanksgiving and Christmas Parade of Lights and Tree Lighting will be held at 6:30 this Friday night, in downtown Willard.

 

Crews were summoned to a train derailment in Avery this morning.


Monday, November 17, 2014

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until noon.

Blowing snow is expected this afternoon.

 

Huron County is under a Level 1 Snow Emergency until further notice.

Level 1 means roads are slippery and drivers should be cautious.

 

Snowy conditions led to slippery roads and school closings this morning.

Christie Lane, New London, Pioneer Career and Technology Center and Willard canceled classes.  Any time schools delay or close, we’ll have the information on the air every ten minutes, on our website and on Facebook.


Just two area high school football teams remain in the playoffs.

Clyde will take on Toledo Central Catholic Friday night, at Millbury Lake High School. The St. Paul Flyers will travel to Copley Saturday, to play Berlin Center Western Reserve.


A member of Norwalk City Council has passed away.

Second ward councilman Bob Carleton died yesterday, at home. He was 72. Carleton first joined council in the mid-90’s, and missed just one term.


A University of Michigan football player remains in the Erie County Jail, in connection with the alleged assault of his girlfriend.

21-year-old Frank Clark was arrested by Perkins Township police late Saturday night. The starting defensive end for the Wolverines allegedly attacked the victim in their room at Maui Sands. She suffered facial injuries, but refused treatment. Clark is currently charged with domestic violence and assault. He’s due in Sandusky Municipal Court this morning. Michigan was off this weekend. The Wolverines will play Maryland Saturday, then Ohio State next weekend.


A Collins man has been charged, in connection with a drunk driving crash on Whittelsey Road, near Lais Road in Norwalk Township.

24-year-old Stephen Hahn of Collins was arrested late Saturday afternoon, for DUI and failure to yield. Additional charges are pending. According to reports, Hahn’s car hit a pickup truck driven by 45-year-old Francisco Martinez of North Fairfield. Martinez suffered serious injuries, and was flown to Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center. His condition is unknown.


Leaf pickup is scheduled to begin this week in Norwalk.

Leaves will be picked up the day after your normal trash day.


From ODOT…

State Route 13, between Old Mudbrook Road and Hoover Road in Milan will close at 8am Wednesday, for pavement research. The road should re-open by 6pm.

 

In sports…

St. Paul and Berlin Center Western Reserve will play for the Division VII, Region 23 Football Championship this Saturday at Copley Stadium near Akron.  Kickoff is set for 7 and you can hear the game live on 95.3 WLKR and wlkrradio.com.  It’s a rematch of last year’s regional championship game, won by Blue Devils, 22-2.

It’s a busy week for the Cavs…They’ll host Denver at 7 tonight, the Spurs at 7 Wednesday and then will play the Wizards in Washington at 8 Friday.  You can hear all three games on 95.3, WLKR.


Friday, November 14, 2014

If you’re going to playoff football tonight, you’ll want to bundle up.

Tonight’s low will dip to 23. Our playoff football broadcast schedule goes like this: Tonight on K96, live from Fremont, it’s Bellevue and Wauseon. On 95.3 WLKR, live from Perkins, Norwalk will take on Clyde. Both games will kick off at 7:30. Tomorrow night on 95.3, live from Bellevue, it’s St. Paul and Mapleton. Game time is set for 7. If you’re going to St. Paul and Mapleton, keep in mind it’ll cost $2 to park. Also tomorrow night, updates on the game between Huron and Coldwater.

 

Slippery conditions caused a number of crashes last night, especially in Erie County.

All lanes of State Route 2, between Route 13 and Rye Beach Road in Huron wereclosed last night, after some of the freeway became icy. At least 10 crashes occurred on Route 2. The Milan Road overpass in Sandusky was closed for a short time last night, due to a wreck. No serious injuries occurred in any of the crashes.

 

Due to a shortage of road salt, things are changing in Willard.

The city will continue to salt main roads, including routes 99, 103 and 224. All other streets in Willard will only be salted at slopes or intersections.

 

The Lake Erie snow machine is cranking up in northeast Ohio.

Parts of the snow belt could get 7 inches today, 5 more tonight, and 2 more tomorrow.

 

The former finance director of a nursing home is facing charges, for allegedly embezzling public money.

Melinda Langston lived in Sandusky, but recently moved to Georgia. An Erie County grand jury has charged her with theft in office, and tampering with records. She’s accused of swiping approximately $8,000 from the Erie County Care Facility, now known as The Meadows at Osborn Park. The nursing home is owned by the county. Officials began investigating last fall, and she was fired shortly after the allegations surfaced. Deputies are making arrangements to serve her with the charges.

   

 

Ohio’s 12th annual youth deer-gun season is set for next weekend.

The youth deer-gun season is open to youths 17 and under, with a valid youth hunting license and deer permit. Youth hunters must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult. Deer bag limits are determined by county.

 

Earlier this week, we told you about a house fire in Greenwich.

It appears the blaze that destroyed the home on Route 13, near Omega Road was caused by an electrical problem in the kitchen. No one was home at the time.