News

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Lorain County/Elyria shooting suspect

Police in Elyria are looking for a man, wanted in connection with a shooting Saturday, on Hodge Court in Wilkes Villa.

Police consider 19 year old Curtis Mack, ‘armed and dangerous’.

27-year-old Aaron Jackson was shot in the leg…police say, there’s bad blood between Jackson and Mack.

 

Lorain County/Rollover crash investigation

A 17 year old boy faces charges in connection with police chase in Elyria that ended in a rollover crash.

Police say, the crash occurred Sunday night near Lake and Gateway, when they spotted a stolen car with a stolen license plate.

 

Lorain County/Oberlin councilwoman passes away

Former Oberlin City Councilwoman Sharon Soucy has died at the age of 76.

Soucy spent 12 years on council.

 

Erie County/Sandusky man arrested for domestic violence

A Sandusky man has been charged with assault and domestic violence for allegedly beating the mother of his child.

A woman told police that she was walking to her car on Perry Street when 37-year-old Demein Brown of Central Avenue started to assault her.

The woman said Brown was upset because he saw photos on social media of her and the person she’s dating.

 

State News/Today is deadline for voter registration

Today is the deadline to register to vote in the November 6th general election.

Voter registration forms are available in various locations such as your BMV, city halls, county board of elections, libraries or online at www.myohiovote.com.

You have until 9:00 pm tonight.

So-called ‘early voting’ begins tomorrow.

 

Erie County/Candidates forum tonight in Huron

A candidates forum is planned for tonight in Huron.

Those running for the offices of Erie County Commissioner, Ohio House District 89, U.S. Senate and Governor have been invited.

It takes place tonight in the McCormick School Auditorium at 6:30 pm.

 

Ottawa County/Port Clinton holding candidates event

A “Candidates and Issues Forum” will be held in Port Clinton Thursday evening.

Local and state candidates are scheduled to appear beginning at 7:00 pm at the Elks Lodge on Buckeye Boulevard.

 

Erie County/Sandusky to plant nearly 300 trees

Close to 300 trees will be planted in Sandusky next year thanks to a $100,000 grant.

The city has received funds from the National Forest Service that will be used to place trees in various properties including Central Park, Dorn Community Park, East Park, Jaycee Park, West Park and Mills Creek Golf Course.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9TH, 2018

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.

 

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 68.

 

Wednesday

Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Partly sunny, with a high near 82.

 

Thursday

Partly sunny, with a high near 64.


Monday, October 8th, 2018

Huron County/Norwalk man convicted of involuntary manslaughter out of prison

A 23-year-old man formerly of Norwalk, who pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter, has been released from prison after being incarcerated for less than 10 months.

Kendal Scheid was sentenced last December to three years behind bars in connection with the 2016 stabbing death of his 23-year-old college roommate at Akron, Duncan Unternaher of Newark; which Akron Police said occurred during a drunken argument over fast food.

Summit County Common Pleas Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands granted Scheid the early release; saying she told him he would be let out early if he behaved in prison.

Scheid was placed on four years probation.

 

Erie County/Man from Milan guilty of rape

A Milan man could spend life in prison after being found guilty Friday on multiple counts of rape and gross sexual imposition charges involving a young girl.

Milan Police arrested 36-year-old Nickolas Moore in March of 2017 following an investigation.

 

Sandusky County/Clyde babysitter’s conviction overturned by state court

A Clyde babysitter is headed back to court after being convicted of harming a 5-month-old infant; who suffered brain hemorrhages from a fall.

38-year-old Chantal Thoss was sentenced to eight years in prison in 2016; but a state appeals court has ruled that she deserves a new trial due to evidence issues.

 

Erie County/Sandusky apartment fire

A 33-year-old man was hospitalized following an apartment fire Friday evening in Sandusky.

According to fire officials, the blaze broke out in an upstairs apartment in the 400 block of Hendry Street; and was extinguished in about 15 minutes.

The fire is under investigation.

 

Erie County/Woman hurt when man breaks in

A Sandusky woman was treated for a serious cut to her head after she said a man broke in to her East Farewell Street home Friday night and attacked her.

Police charged 46-year-old Marvin Roberts of Sandusky with aggravated burglary and felonious assault after tracking him down at his home on Third Street.

 

Huron County/Norwalk Fire Department offers fire safety tips

This is Fire Prevention Week…with the Norwalk Fire Department promoting this year’s theme of “Look, Listen, Learn.  Fire can happen anywhere.”

According to the National Fire Protection Association; statistics show that the number of U.S. home fires has been steadily declining over the past few decades.

However, the death rate per 1,000 reported home fires was 10 percent higher in 2016 than in 1980.

 

Erie County/Sandusky the best retirement option in Ohio

Where’s the best place to retire in Ohio?

Sandusky…according to a list from Forbes.

The magazine looked at data from over 650 cities in the country where they compared factors such as the cost of living, crime rates, doctor availability and the housing market.

Parma finished second on the list.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

MONDAY, OCTOBER 8TH, 2018

 

Today – Columbus Day

Patchy fog this morning.  Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 85.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.

 

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

 

Wednesday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80.


Friday, October 5th, 2018

Ottawa County/Put-in-Bay Village Officials Indicted

Two Put-in-Bay officials have been indicted by an Ottawa County Grand Jury on public corruption charges stemming from a state probe into public corruption allegations within the village.

Mayor Bernard “Mack” McCann is alleged to have used his position as mayor to secure waterline project contracts for a business associate.

Former Fiscal Officer Kelly Niese is alleged to have disbursed village funds to herself without authorization of village council.

 

Huron County/Willard burglar going to prison

A convicted burglar and drug defendant from Willard is on his way to prison for 4-and-a-half years.

31-year-old Curtis Newsome pled guilty to burglary and drug charges after reaching a plea deal where prosecutors dismissed 10 felonies.

 

Huron County/Anti-bullying awareness events  

The family of a Willard teen whom they believe took his own life because of bullying has planned a couple of events in his memory during this National Bullying Awareness Month.

14-year-old Caleb Hershiser died in April of 2017.

A group picture is planned for Saturday in front of a billboard on Ohio Route 61 between Norwalk and Willard…the billboard picturing Caleb and the message “Bullying has to Stop”.

A chili-cook off will also take place October 27th at Willard Christian Alliance Church to raise money for a scholarship in Caleb’s memory.

 

Huron County/‘Failure to yield’ crashes a problem in the county

A reminder to Huron County drivers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol…

Crashes caused by the “failure to yield” violation accounted for 26% of the total injury and fatal crashes over the past three years in the county.

The Patrol is asking motorists to pay attention to which vehicles have the right-of-way and yield to them.

For the rest of 2018, Norwalk Troopers will maintain high visibility at all high crash intersections and will utilize strict enforcement of failure to yield violations to make Huron County roads safer.

 

Erie County/Fallen firefighters’ tribute

Erie County firefighters on Sunday will pay tribute to 13 local firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty.

The 24th annual “Silent Alarm” parade begins at 5:30 pm, running along Columbus Avenue in Sandusky; ending at the Erie County Firefighter’s Memorial by the county courthouse.

Fire equipment will be driving at a slow pace with lights flashing; but will not use their horns or sirens.

 

Erie County/EHOVE Career Center 50th birthday

EHOVE Career Center in Milan is celebrating 50 years this weekend.

A car show and complimentary brunch will be held Sunday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, including a rededication ceremony.

All former alumni and staff are invited to take tours of the facility.

 

Huron County/Smetzer Kitchen & Appliance Center wins award

An honor for a Norwalk business…

Smetzer Kitchen and Appliance Center has received the 2018 Brand-Source Dealer of the Year award for the Tri-State Region.

The awarded was handed out recently at Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

 

Huron County/Human Society “Bark in the Dark 5K” is Saturday

The Huron County Humane Society is holding a Halloween-themed fundraiser on Saturday.

The “Bark in the Dark 5-K” and Family Fun Event runs from 4:00 to 9:00 pm at the Huron County Fairgrounds in Norwalk…featuring games for dogs and children along with food and vendors…before wrapping up with a 5-K run.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5TH, 2018

Today

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible in the afternoon.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.

 

Saturday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 82.

 

Sunday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 80.


Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Erie County/Sandusky police officer suspended

A 19-year veteran of the Sandusky Police Department has received a 30-day suspension after being arrested last month on felonies involving driving while intoxicated.

Erie County sheriff’s deputies pulled over Ken Gautschi on Fox Road near Kalahari Resorts on September 23rd.

Gautschi pled not guilty to all charges during his recent arraignment.

 

Ottawa County/Put-in-Bay mayor’s children face charges

The children of Put-in-Bay mayor Bernard McCann face charges related to a several-months long state investigation involving alleged wrongdoings by the island’s government officials, including the mayor.

Former councilman Michael McCann and former village council president Melinda McCann-Myers have been charged with multiple counts of conflict of interest.

 

Erie County/FRMC awarded $750,000 grant to fight drug epidemic

Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky has been given a $750,000 federal grant to help combat the opioid drug epidemic.

Initial plans for the grant, which is $250,000 per year for three years, is to use it for continued screening of ER patients that have signs of drug or alcohol abuse; or mental health issues.

 

Huron County/New Norwalk fire station set to open in a few weeks

The new fire station in Norwalk is coming along nicely said Fire Chief John Soisson to city council this week.

Power has been turned on at the new facility on Whittlesey Avenue with concrete being poured in the front parking lot and blacktop to be applied this week.

Chief Soisson said he expects to move in by the end of this month.

 

Erie County/Sandusky recycling bins to stay put for the time being

Sandusky city officials have come to terms with Republic Services to keep both of their recycling bins in place for at least the next six months.

Republic Services will receive $5,000 a month from the city over the next six months, negotiating down from $8,000 a month.

The bins are located on Cement Avenue by Lions Park and First Street near Cedar Point.

Republic Services had threatened to shut down each location because of increasing costs.

 

Huron County/Monroeville Sesquicentennial rescheduled

Monroeville’s 150th birthday celebration has been rescheduled for next Sunday, October 14th.

The two-day sesquicentennial event was planned for the first weekend in September, but was postponed due to rainy weather.

The celebration will now be a one-day-event featuring almost all of the original activities including a parade at 12 noon, a community picnic and photo and several kids’ events; except for Touch-a-Truck.

 

Erie County/Authors needed for Sandusky book fair

Calling all local authors…

The Sandusky Library is planning a book fair next April, featuring local authors.

Authors are invited to speak on panels and sell signed copies of their books.

A similar event was held in 2014.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4TH, 2018

Today

Showers and thunderstorms before noon; with temperatures falling to around 64 by 5:00 pm.

 

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 47.

 

Friday

A chance of showers, mainly in the afternoon.

Partly sunny, with a high near 67.

 

Saturday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83.