Port Clinton home explosion
A house explosion reportedly took place around 9:00 am this morning in Port Clinton. The Port Clinton News-Herald reports that a house on East Harbor Road in the 2600 block exploded and was destroyed, with a neighboring house catching on fire as well. According to reports, a witness who helped pull victims out of the debris believes there are three to four other people in the two neighboring homes. At least one person was taken away by a Life Flight helicopter. The cause of the explosion is unknown at this time
NEDC holds ribbon-cutting and awards at new location
The Norwalk Economic Development Corporation held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open-house event last night (Thursday 10/14) at their new site on 12 Benedict Avenue. The gala also featured the annual NEDC awards presentation; honoring local businesses.
Baby Safe Sleep Safe Program being offered by Huron County Public Health
Huron County Public Health (HCPH) is now offering free cribs to Huron County families through their ‘Baby Sleep Safe Program’. According to HCPH and the Ohio Department of Health, three babies die every week in Ohio due to unsafe sleep environments. Huron County families who are eligible for safe sleep education and/or a free portable crib include those with a child that is under age one or the mother is at least 32 weeks pregnant, families that are eligible or benefit from the WIC program, or families who do not have a safe sleeping environment. For more info, visit: www.huroncohealth.com/baby-sleep-safe.
Norwalk sets leaf pick-up date
The City of Norwalk has announced information on leaf pick-up. The city says it will begin the week of November 14th with leaves collected via the same routes as trash collection, the day after your normal trash day. Leaves must be on the curb by 7:30 am the day of pickup, and placed where trash is usually collected. The city will only collect leaves; nothing mixed with brush, yard waste or trash, and leaves in bags will not be picked up.
Things to do this Weekend
Halloween and fall activities continue this weekend in the Lake Erie region. One of those events is Darken-Wood in Vermilion next to the old school house on Route 60, running Friday and Saturday nights through October 29th. For those into something more family-friendly and less scary, ‘Boo at the Bay’ is going on Saturday at the Sandusky Bay Pavilion as well as The Apple Peak event on Saturday at Quarry Hill Orchards in Berlin Heights. 95.3 WLKR will broadcast live from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at Apple Peak with William Bradley.