Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Amber Alert Issued in Cleveland-Area

Police in Brunswick have issued an Amber Alert. They say 15 year-old Robin Roberts, who is in foster care, was taken last night by her biological father; from the K-Mart on Center Road in Brunswick. Police say her father is 40 year-old William Roberts, a registered sex offender with drug issues. He was last seen driving a black Ford Ranger pickup-truck with license-plates lifted from another vehicle. Robin is listed as 5’10”, 110 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes.


Restoration work completed at Edison Birthplace Museum on Monday

On Monday, the Thomas Edison Birthplace Museum in Milan received revitalization and restoration work, courtesy of the PPG Colorful Communities Project. Close to 30 PPG volunteers from Textbook Painting of Lakewood, used 50 gallons of paint to protect and beautify the historic landmark site. The PPG Foundation also donated $20,000 to support the museum’s many educational programs.


Drug arrest in Bellevue

The Bellevue Police Department has arrested a man on drug charges. Samuel Bowlin had a warrant out for his arrest, and was also charged Sunday night with possession of drug paraphernalia and instruments.  Police also found two bags on Bowlin’s possession that are believed to be Methamphetamine, which will be sent to the lab for testing. Bowlin could face additional charges, after those results return.


New Student Orientation Session to be held at Norwalk and Willard ABLE Learning Centers

ABLE Adult Learning Centers will be hosting a new student Orientation session on Monday, September 26th at their Norwalk and Willard locations. All classes are free to eligible students, and feature GED preparation, literacy education, and college and career readiness. For those interested in attending, call their office at 419-660-1825. For those who can’t make it to a class, distance education opportunities are available.


SUV and Truck sales up in Ohio

Sales of SUV’s and pickup trucks continue their surge here in northern Ohio, and the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association say that lower fuel prices are in large part, driving the surge. Last month, sales of SUV’s and trucks were up while sales of cars were down. FORD was your volume-leader.


Attorney General DeWine Announces 2016 Take Action Scholarship Contest

The eighth annual ‘Take Action Video Contest’, which gives Ohio high school students a chance to win up to $2,500 in college scholarships, is now underway. To enter, Ohio high school students must create and submit a one-minute video warning Ohioans about one of the following topics: imposter scams, cyber-security privacy and safety, or the importance of checking your credit report. The deadline to submit a video is December 9th, with winners announced in March of 2017. The top three winners will receive college scholarships of $2,500, $1,500, and $1,000.

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Vermilion man dies in Huron County crash on Sunday

A Huron County crash involving a car and motorcycle Sunday afternoon has claimed the life of a Vermilion man. 41 year-old Keith Pavlich of Vermilion was riding his motorcycle on State Route 113 in Ridgefield Township north of Monroeville, when he was struck by 49 year-old Marcelle Shaw of Sandusky, driving a Chevy HHR, who failed to yield at a stop sign on Ransom Road at Route 113.  Pavlich was pronounced dead at the scene.  Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be factors.


Sunday night Fatal Crash on Cedar Point Causeway

A Lakewood man was killed in a crash Sunday night on the Cedar Point Causeway. 37 year-old Gustava Walls of Lakewood died at Firelands Hospital in Sandusky, after CPR attempts were made to revive him at the scene. Walls failed to negotiate a curve at a high rate of speed and went off the roadway on Cedar Point Drive, then went back on to the road and left-of-center, striking two other vehicles, then rolling several times, where he was ejected from the car.  Alcohol appears to be a factor in the crash.  A driver and passenger in one of the other vehicles hit by Walls suffered a fractured elbow along with pelvis and ankle injuries.


$6.6 million in funds awarded to ODOT for new Public Transit Buses in local rural Communities

$6.6 million has been awarded to the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) to purchase over 100 replacement vehicles for Ohio’s Rural Transit Providers, including those that operate public transportation systems in Huron, Erie, Ashland, and Sandusky counties. The money was given through a bus facilities competitive grant program.


City of Norwalk issues reminder on Political Sign Ordinances

With Election Night just two months away, the City of Norwalk has issued a reminder concerning laws regarding political signs within the city. According to city ordinances, the City of Norwalk says that no political sign shall be posted in a place that is destructive to public property – including utility poles, that no sign can be posted more than 60 days before an election, and those responsible for posting signs on public property are asked to remove their materials within two weeks following Election Day.


Community Spelling Bee happening tomorrow in Norwalk

The Norwalk Area United Fund will be hosting their second annual Community Spelling Bee tomorrow at 10:00 am in the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center at Norwalk High School. Eight teams, including those from Norwalk and Monroeville high schools, will be competing to help benefit the Norwalk United Fund education and literacy programs. Trophies will be given out for “Best Fundraiser” and “Stellar Speller”.

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Police still searching for clues involving likely human heart found in Norwalk

Law enforcement officials are still looking for information on what is most likely a human heart found in a bag in Norwalk. Norwalk Police Chief Dave Light told the Norwalk Reflector that his department and other area law enforcement are not aware of any incidents involving a human body or grave robberies.  The heart was found by members of North Central EMS on August 25th in a field in Norwalk near the Friendship Food Store on Milan Avenue (US 250).  The heart has been examined by the Lucas County Coroner, who are 95% sure it’s human.


Two Off-Duty Nurses and Good Samaritan Received Certificates of Recognition for Life-Saving Actions 

Three Cleveland-area residents have been honored for their life-saving actions on Interstate 80 near Norwalk. Sandra Duke, Nicholas Provenzela, and Kyle Thomas received Certificates of Recognition at Metro Health Hospital Wednesday by Milan Highway Patrol Post Commander and Lieutenant Richard Reeder. Back on July 3rd, off-duty nurses Duke and Provenzela, along with Good Samaritan Thomas, administered CPR to a woman, near the US 250 Milan/Norwalk exit on I-80.


Norwalk Construction to begin Monday at US 250 and Westwind Drive

Starting Monday, construction crews will be working in Norwalk at the intersection of Westwind Drive and US 250, including paving on Tuesday and Wednesday, as work continues on the Intersection Widening Project. The City of Norwalk says to plan accordingly and use alternate routes to avoid the intersection.


Walk to End Alzheimer’s to take place Saturday in Sandusky

The annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Sandusky will be tomorrow morning at the Ohio Veterans Home. Registration begins at 9:30 am with an opening ceremony at 10:30 am and the walk at 11:00 am. 95.3 WLKR and K96 will be broadcasting live from the event Saturday from 10:00 am to 12 noon. According to their website as of Friday, over $21,000 has been raised to support care and research for Alzheimer’s disease

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Willard man dies in truck/pedestrian crash on Wednesday

A Willard man died Wednesday night after being hit by a pick-up truck while walking. 34 year-old Adam Castle was walking on the edge of the road on State Route 61 in New Haven Township when 16 year-old Aaron Ball of Shelby struck Castle with the right side of his Ford F-350. Castle was pronounced dead after being transported to Willard Mercy Hospital. Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be factors.


Man from the Huron/Milan area dies after car accidentally falls on him

A man from the Huron-Milan area was killed while working on a car Tuesday morning. The Norwalk Reflector reports that 56 year-old Johnny “Mike” Mosley of Riverview Drive in Franklin Flats, was working on his girlfriend’s car when it apparently slipped off its’ jack and crushed him.


9/11 Ceremony to take place Sunday in Norwalk

A Remembrance Ceremony to honor those who lost their lives in 9/11 will happen this Sunday at 1:00 pm at the Huron County Memorial Park near the Sheriff’s Office on Shady Lane in Norwalk. Guest speakers include members of the military and the Norwalk Police Department.   The Huron County Law Enforcement Memorial will also be dedicated during the event.  The ceremony is open to the public.


Goodwill Industries of Lorain County names new President

Goodwill Industries of Lorain County has named Barbara Hanck as their new president and CEO. Hanck previously worked for five years as Vice President of Resource Development for Goodwill Industries of Erie, Huron, Ottawa and Sandusky Counties, where she was involved in managing many departments including human resources, workforce development, and marketing. Goodwill Industries of Lorain County serves residents in the eastern portions of Erie and Huron Counties, along with Lorain County.