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Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Highway Patrol Troopers from Milan and Elyria receive Awards

Trooper Stephen Vanderford of the Milan Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol has received the ‘Criminal Patrol’ award for excellence in felony enforcement. He’ll receive a certificate and uniform ribbon. Trooper Juan Santiago of the Elyria Post also received the ‘Criminal Patrol’ award.

 

Shore Savings Card offers savings to local Attractions and Businesses in Sandusky-area

For those looking to spend some free time in the Sandusky area, you can spend less money doing it by picking up the Lake Erie Shores and Islands Savings Card. The card offers deals and discounts to around 85 local attractions…and it can be picked up at the Lake Erie Shores and Islands Welcome Centers, their travel guide, or it can be downloaded at www.ShoresandIslands.com.

 

Huron County Fair – Day Four

Today’s: Sponsor – Gaymont Nursing Center- Today is day number four of the Huron County Fair in Norwalk. It’s ‘Senior Citizens Day’ with free admission for seniors sponsored by The Willows at Willard. Today’s fair activities include the Senior King and Queens Contest in the Veterans Pavilion at 10:30 am and and Motocross Races in the Grandstand at 7:00 pm. 95.3 WLKR will be broadcasting at the fair once again today…with Carrie Danger live from 3:00 to 6:30 pm.

 

Woman from Elyria wins Gold at Olympics

Elyria native Tianna Bartoletta has won a gold medal in the long jump at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Four years ago, she also won gold as part of the 400-meter relay team.

 

Huron County Fairgrounds to host Pesticide-Disposal event later this Month

Farmers wishing to rid themselves of unwanted pesticides are invited to drop them off August 31st at the Huron County Fairgrounds in Norwalk. The Ohio Department of Agriculture will host the event. The pesticide collection and disposal-service is free of charge, but only farm-chemicals will be accepted, with no paint, anti-freeze or solvents allowed.

 

 State-owned Vehicle Auction taking place Saturday in Columbus

Nearly 300 state-owned vehicles are going on the auction-block in Columbus on Saturday, the most in 10 years. Many of them are high-mileage, some need major repair, and all are sold, ‘as-is’. You can check out the entries at the website for the Ohio Department of Administrative Services.


Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Clyde man injured in one-vehicle crash overnight near Bellevue

A Clyde man was seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash overnight on US 20, close to TR 296, near Bellevue. 22 year-old Tyler Friend of Clyde went off the right side of the road, overturned, and struck a telephone poll.  Friend was partially ejected from his car and trapped under the vehicle, where he suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported from the scene by Life Flight to a Toledo hospital. Alcohol was a factor in the crash. He was not wearing his seatbelt. The crash remains under investigation.

 

 Huron County Fair – Day Three

Wednesday Fair Sponsor – Northern Ohio Rural Water Today marks day three of the Huron County Fair in Norwalk.  Today is ‘Veterans Day’, with admission of just one penny for military veterans. Tonight’s fair highlights include the OSTPA Tractor Pull at 6:30 pm in the grandstand and the Pony Pull at 7:00 pm in Weisenberger Arena. 95.3 WLKR will be broadcasting at the fair once again today…with Kelly Rose live from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

 

 Sheriff’s Office offering Free Children’s ID Cards at the Fair this week

The Huron County Sheriff’s Office is providing free Kidprint ID cards to all children this week at their Kidprint booth here at the fairgrounds. Kids can receive their free ID cards by stopping at the booth from 12:00 to 7:00 pm today, tomorrow, or Friday, or from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm Saturday.  192 kids received free Kidprint ID Cards during ‘Kids Day’ yesterday at the fair.

 

Special Kick-off event being held Thursday for Sandusky Alzheimer’s Walk

A wine and cheese reception will be held Thursday to help sign-up and provide information for the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Sandusky event. Captain John’s Nautical Shopping Center in Sandusky on Columbus Avenue will host the event Thursday night from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. A representative from the local Alzheimer’s Association will be there to answer questions along with members of the 2016 Walk Committee.  Teams that have already signed up are encouraged to stop by and drop off funds already raised. This year’s Sandusky-area walk takes place Saturday, September 10th at the Ohio Veterans Home.

 

 It’s ‘Cleveland Fan Appreciation Week’ at Cedar Point

Cedar Point is hosting ‘Cleveland Fan Appreciation Week’, going on now through Sunday. Guests can save $23 off general park admission online by using the promo code ‘CLEFAN’, which is valid through Sunday. During select days this week, visitors can take part in interactive fan experiences from the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Monsters, and Cleveland Gladiators.

 

 Attorney General Warns about Scams against Students

As kids head back to school or college, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has some warnings on scams that are targeting students. Those scams involve topics such as grants, student loan relief, part-time jobs, apartment rental, and online buying and selling. Signs of a potential scam include: requests for money wire transfers, pressure to act immediately, payment requests over the phone using a gift card, overpayment, and having to send your own money, as part of a job. More information is available online at www.OhioProtects.org.


Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Child Injured when hit by a car while riding his bicycle near Greenwich

A nine year-old boy was seriously injured when he was hit by an SUV while riding his bicycle on Monday morning near Greenwich on US 224. Nine year-old Jonathan Music of Greenwich rode his bicycle out of a driveway in the path of a SUV driven by 62 year-old Michael McGahhey of Willard, resulting in the child being stuck by the vehicle and ejected from his bicycle, where he suffered serious injuries, and was transported from the scene by EMS.  The boy was not wearing a helmet.  No charges have been issued.

 

Three Arrested in Bellevue on Drug Charges

Three residents of Bellevue were arrested on drug charges Monday after a search warrant was executed by The Huron County Sheriff’s Department where Methamphetamine, Opiate based prescription pills, Xanax and over $1,500 cash was located, along with a loaded handgun. 44 year-old Jay Rush, 44 year-old Jennifer Rush, and 49 year-old David Tyree, all of East Main Street in Bellevue, were all arrested on felony drug charges including drug possession and drug trafficking.

 

Georgia Man Charged in Sunday’s Fatal Ohio Turnpike Crash in Erie County

A truck driver from Georgia faces charges, stemming from Sunday’s chain-reaction crash in a construction zone on the Ohio Turnpike in Erie County. Those charges include vehicular assault and aggravated vehicular homicide.  A 14 year old girl from New York was killed in the crash. Eight other people were hurt.  Troopers say, Chavan Carter rear-ended a vehicle and damaged 8 others.

 

Highway Patrol encouraging parents to explain dangers of alcohol before going to College

All across the area, young adults are heading off to college, and many of them for the first time will be away from home. The Ohio Investigative Unit  (OIU) of the Highway Patrol wants to make sure college students know the dangers of alcohol and getting intoxicated before they arrive on campus. The OIU tells parents to remind their kids that alcohol increases the risk of being assaulted, both physically and sexually, and that they are at a higher risk of being robbed as well.

 

Huron County Fair – Day Two Information

The Huron County Fair opened up yesterday with a great country music show from High Valley and Chase Bryant last night in the Grandstand. There was a nice and lively crowd on hand for the concert, despite some rain showers. Today is ‘Kids Day’ at the Huron County Fair in Norwalk, with free admission for children until 3:00 pm today (rides not included). Activities going on today at the fair include, displays from the School Bus Safety Organization at 11:00 am, a kiddie tractor pull at 12:00 noon and ‘Cheer Bonanza’ takes place at 6:30 pm tonight in the Grandstand. K96 and 95.3 WLKR will again be live at the fair today with K96’s Kyle Knight live from 3:00 to 7:00 pm and Carrie Danger from 95.3 WLKR live from 3:00 to 6:30 pm.


Monday, August 15th, 2016

10-vehicle Construction Zone crash results in Child’s Death

The Highway Patrol says, it’ll be up to the Erie County Prosecutor’s Office to determine whether any charges will be filed from Sunday’s fatal crash on the Ohio Turnpike. Troopers say, trouble began yesterday when a trucker rear-ended another vehicle in a construction zone in the eastbound lanes, triggering a chain-reaction that involved another 8 vehicles. One young girl was killed, and seven other people were hurt. Traffic was tied up for nearly 3 hours.

 

Norwalk man injured in Two-vehicle crash Saturday

A 19 year-old Norwalk man received non-serious injuries in a two-vehicle roll-over crash involving a bus on Saturday in New Haven in Huron County. 19 year-old Hayden Miller of Norwalk was northbound on State Route 61 when he lost control of his Chevy Colorado truck around a curve, then struck a guardrail and collided with a bus driven by Luis Davila-Hernandez of Willard on Route 61, just south of Greenbush Road. Miller’s vehicle rolled over and came to rest in the southbound lane. Hernandez was not injured, while four passengers sustained minor injuries.

 

 Clyde OVI Checkpoint Results

The Ohio State Highway Patrol conducted a successful OVI checkpoint on US 20 in Clyde on Saturday night. 496 vehicles passed through the checkpoint and were checked for impairment. Two vehicles were diverted for further investigation, with one person arrested for Operating a Vehicle while Impaired, and one driver was issued a citation for driving under suspension. In 2015, there were 22 alcohol involved injury crashes and three alcohol involved fatal crash in this area.

 

Huron County Fair gets underway Today

 The Huron County Fair begins today at the fairgrounds in Norwalk. Huron County Public Health will be in attendance in the Health Building Monday through Friday.  They will be handing out free mosquito dunks to county residents, offering assistance with Medicare enrollment, along with signing people up for their Heart Walk – with a chance to win a Fitbit.  Drug test kits will also be available for $5. ,National country-music acts Chase Bryant and High Valley will be live in concert at the fair on tonight at 7:30 pm in the grandstand. 95.3 WLKR and K-96 will be broadcasting live from the fair all week long, with a live broadcast today from 10:00 am to 12:30 on 95.3, and then on K-96 tonight from 3:00 to 7:00 pm.

 

Huron County Public Health at the Fair all this Week

Huron County Public Health will be in attendance in the Health Building today through Friday at the Huron County Fair. They will be handing out free mosquito dunks to county residents, offering assistance with Medicare enrollment, along with signing people up for their Heart Walk, with a chance to win a Fitbit.  Drug test kits will also be available for $5.

 

Trench excavation and paving going on in Norwalk this week

Work will continue on the Pleasant Street Project in Norwalk today with trench excavation to take place on Washington Street. Traffic in the mentioned area will be maintained with portable traffic signals. On Tuesday, paving will be done in the Washington Street area with portable traffic signals and flaggers maintaining traffic.  The remaining project work will be confined to the Jaycee Park on Pleasant Street, which is still on schedule to re-open in the spring of 2017.  Follow the City of Norwalk on Facebook for timely updates.

 

 K-96 recognized on 20-Year Anniversary from Ohio General Assembly

Our sister station, WKFM, ‘K-96’, has received special recognition on its’ 20th anniversary from The General Assembly of The State of Ohio and Representative Steven M. Arndt (House District 89). In a recognition certificate, K-96 is congratulated on its’ 20 year milestone and is offered best wishes for the future.