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Monday, January 16th, 2017

Police officer injured in chase near Port Clinton

A police officer in Carroll Township in Ottawa County dislocated his shoulder when his vehicle was hit in a high-speed chase Saturday night that ended in Port Clinton. The Sandusky Register reports that 39 year-old Jeremiah Mincer of Oak Harbor faces several charges including resisting arrest and attempted vehicular assault; after leading police on a chase on Route 2 near Route 163; onto Lakeshore Drive; back onto Route 2, then ending at the Friendship gas station in Port Clinton. The chase began when Mincer sped past a police cruiser; making an obscene gesture as he drove by.

 

Erie County Sheriff’s Office receives over $37,000 to help fight against fatal crashes

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office is the recipient of just over $37,000 in federal traffic safety funds. They will use the money to conduct overtime high-visibility enforcement patrols in high traffic crash areas; such as US 250 and State Routes 2, 4, 60, and 61as well as connecting county roads. These specific funds will be utilized during Super Bowl weekend. The goal of the enforcement is to reduce the number of fatal crashes in the county. During December, 42 traffic stops were made with the funds.

 

State focusing on getting students ready for their careers

The state of Ohio has recently been awarded $2 million to improve career education. Ohio is one of 10 states to receive the $2 million ‘New Skills for Youth’ grant; with the Ohio Department of Education gearing activities towards making sure students in the state are tuned into high quality career choices. The money will be used over the next three years to strengthen career-focused education starting in high school and ending with postsecondary degrees or qualifications aligned with high-skill jobs.

 

Free Alzheimer’s disease program to be held in Sandusky this week

A free public program on Alzheimer’s disease will be held Thursday afternoon in Sandusky. The program titled “If I have it, why would I want to know?” from the Northwest Ohio Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, explores the reasons and importance of early disease diagnosis; along with clinical trial information. It takes place from 1:00 to 2:00 pm Thursday at the Sandusky Community Church of the Nazarene on Milan Road.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 1/16/17

Today – M.L. King Day -A chance of showers, mainly in the afternoon. Cloudy, with a high near 40

Tonight ­-Rain, mainly after midnight. Low around 36

Tuesday-Rain, mainly in the morning. High near 55

Wednesday-A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42


Friday, January 13th, 2016

 Edison student arrested for making threat

An Edison High School student was arrested on Thursday morning after making a violent threat. A male freshman student was overheard telling classmates the day before that he intended to bring a gun to school to “shoot up the place”.  The student, who was stopped on his way into the school Thursday, was then charged with aggravated menacing; as well as a 10-day school suspension. Before being arrested, the student told law enforcement that he never intended to cause anyone harm; and that his comments were made in a joking manner.  No weapons were found on the student.

 

Huron County Commissioners set sites on tacking drug epidemic and building restorations

Two new Huron County Commissioners, Terry Boose and Skip Wilde; along with Joe Hintz have begun sessions as they set their goals and plans for the year. Boose says tacking the drug and Opioid epidemic is an important focus for him as he begins his time in office. Other goals the commissioners are focusing on says Boose…include finalizing the budget, determining what building and assets need to be worked on, and opening up communication with departments and other elected officials.

 

What to do this weekend…

What are we gonna do this weekend? Jill Bauer from Lake Erie Shores and Islands told the WLKR Morning Show that ‘Island Days’ runs tonight and tomorrow in downtown Sandusky with tons of live island music. Also going on this weekend is the ‘Winter Wine and Dine’ on Saturday night in Marblehead and the play titled ‘Looking’ at the Civic Theatre in Port Clinton this weekend as well as next weekend.

 

Willard students starting four-day weekend

If you’re a student at Willard, you’re in luck, as today begins a four-day weekend for you. Students are off today for teacher’s professional development; as well as Monday for Martin Luther King Day.

 

Vermilion hiring part-time police officer

The City of Vermilion Police Department is hiring a part-time Patrol Officer. Applications can be found on the Vermilion PD Facebook page or at their Dispatch Center. Applicants must be able to pass a psychological and physical agility exam. Those who applied in the last year do not need to submit another application.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 1/13/17

Today-Partly sunny, with a high near 28.

Tonight-Cloudy, with a low around 18.

Saturday-A slight chance of snow and freezing rain. Cloudy, with a high near 33.

Sunday-Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35.


Thursday, January 12th, 2016

Margaretta Township fire destroys mobile home and truck

A fire in Margaretta Township destroyed a mobile home and pickup truck early Wednesday morning. The Sandusky Register reports that the blaze began inside a dryer, where a resident of the Greenfield Village home attempted to put it out with a fire extinguisher. No one was injured; with the three residents being referred to the Red Cross for assistance.

 

Woman stabbed in Bellevue apartment

A woman was reportedly stabbed in Bellevue on Tuesday. Police were called late Tuesday afternoon to the Nickle Plate Apartments by a 44 year-old woman who said she was assaulted with a knife. When police arrived, the stab victim was conscious and then taken to the ER; where she’s expected to survive. A female suspect was detained; with no charges yet filed.

 

Port Clinton African Safari Wildlife Park getting ready for opening day

The African Safari Wildlife Park in Port Clinton is about a month away from opening for the season; and while the park prepares, they express gratitude for the donated Christmas trees that will be used for animal enrichment. Trees were placed throughout the Drive-Thru Safari section of the Park, as well as branches, bark, and other parts of the trees for the animals to interact with. The park will re-open February 24th.

 

Monroeville residents can place fallen branches at the curb for pickup

Residents of Monroeville can place any fallen branches or limbs from Tuesday’s wind storm at the curb for pick up by the village. They will be collected through next Tuesday the 17th. No other yard debris will be accepted.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 1/12/17

Today-Rain and possibly a thunderstorm with temperatures falling to around 40 degrees by 5:00 pm. Breezy.

Tonight-Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.

Friday-Partly sunny, with a high near 29.

Saturday-A chance of freezing rain. Cloudy, with a high near 32.


Wednesday, January 11th, 2016

Sandusky County fatal crash

A two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning near Clyde claimed the life of a Florida man. It took place on US 20 east of County Road 175 in Sandusky County when a semi-truck lost control on US 20 westbound and struck and killed a 57 year-old Florida man going eastbound in a Ford Expedition. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash.

 

Norwalk United Fund ‘Dine-out’ fundraiser shifts to East of Chicago Pizza today

The next stop for the Norwalk Area United Fund’s ‘Dine-out’ fundraiser is East of Chicago Pizza in Norwalk. A portion of every bill taken in today at the pizza shop will help benefit the United Fund’s 2017 Community Campaign; which funds 37 local grants and programs.

 

Norwalk-opoly games are back in stock

For those who missed out on purchasing the bicentennial Norwalk-opoly board game during the holidays, they’re now back in stock at the Huron County Chamber of Commerce. Also, you can come pick yours up if you pre-ordered one. They cost $25; and feature Norwalk streets and businesses; along with Norwalk history.

 

Huron County Public Health offering Breast and Cervical Cancer Program

Huron County Public Health is reminding residents that they are a Breast and Cervical Cancer Program provider. Women may qualify for a free Mammogram and Pap Test if they’re beyond 40 years-old; have no health insurance, and limited income. Visit www.huroncohealth.org or call 419-774-4707 to find out more.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 1/11/17

Today-A chance of rain, mostly cloudy. Breezy. High near 52.

Tonight-Rainy and breezy. Low around 47.

Thursday-Rain. High near 53.

Friday-Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32.