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Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Opiate overdose watch in Huron County

Huron County Public Health has issued an opiate overdose watch.

The watch means there may be a stronger than normal batch of drugs in Huron County.

It was issued Wednesday afternoon and will remain in effect through 3:00 pm today.

The health department says if someone experiences an emergency to dial 9-1-1, if they need a free Narcan Kit – visit Huron County Public Health, of for help finding substance abuse resources, to visit: www.huroncohealth.com or call 2-1-1.

 

Willard to join group to fight state concerning its own taxes

Council in Willard has agreed to let the city join a coalition to talk about fighting the state when it comes to handling its own taxes.

The group of about 100 towns are looking at challenging an Ohio amendment that they believe is infringing upon their freedom.

City Manager Jim Ludban addressed council on the issue this week; which he said will let the state take over administration and collection of income taxes from municipalities.

 

Independent Sandusky grocery store to close December 1st

A family-run, independently owned grocery store which has spent over 42 years in Sandusky will close at the end of this month.

Kreimes Cardinal Grocery on East Washington Street announced it will shut its doors for good on December 1st due to health reasons.

 

 

Norwalk residents show opposition to laying off parks department employee

Norwalk residents expressed their concerns Tuesday about next year’s proposed city budget that includes the laying off of a 20-year parks and rec employee.

Close to 40 people attended the city council meeting to oppose the city laying off full-time employee Sally Strecker at the end of this year.

 

Perkins leaf collection starts Monday

Leaf collection in Perkins Township begins on Monday.

But this Saturday and Sunday, residents can drop off yard waste for free at Barnes Waste Recovery Center on Camp Road in Huron.

As for the collection of leaves, it will be done on a rotating basis from east to west with trucks making at least two trips through the neighborhood through December, weather permitting.

 

Food drive in Perkins Township to take place Saturday

Heartbeat Pregnancy Center’s “Stepping up to Success” in Perkins Township will host their seventh annual “Stuff the Bird” food drive on Saturday.

Items collected will be donated to area families in need including Serving Our Seniors, cancer patients and clients at Heartbeat Pregnancy Center.

It takes place from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 11/9

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.  Breezy.

 

Tonight

A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.  Blustery.

 

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 32.

 

Saturday – Veterans Day

Partly sunny, with a high near 38.


Wednesday, November 9th, 2017

Election Results in key races for Huron County 

-Monroeville Schools failed

-Edison Schools lost by 13 votes but it looks like the results will be examined by the boards of elections.

-EHOVE School levy was approved by voters

-Perkins School levy passed

-South Central Schools passed

-Bellevue City Income tax failed

-In Norwalk, five candidates were up for four city council seats with Vince Thompson the odd man out, getting the least amount of votes.

-Norwalk’s Fire Department and Local Liquor Option for Sunday Sales both passed.

-At Norwalk Schools five candidates were up for three school board seats with Julie Castle and Eric Gonzales not getting enough votes.

-At Willard Schools, eight candidates were fighting for three school board spots with Rod Cok, Marsha Danhoff and Richard Willoughby getting the most votes.


Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Tornadoes confirmed in Erie and Sandusky County

As clean-up from storms continue throughout the area today, officials from the National Weather Service have confirmed a tornado touched down in both Erie and Sandusky Counties on Sunday.

The F-1 tornado, the second lowest category, reportedly caused a camper to flip over in Oxford Township and ripped the roof off a home on State Route 412 in Townsend Township.

In Huron County, high winds are believed to be the cause of significant damage; leaving about 7,000 customers without power during the storms worst point, which has forced Western Reserve schools to be closed today and Monday.

 

It’s Election Day

It’s Election Day, with many races and issues on the ballot here locally.

Schools in Huron County with monetary issues include Edison, EHOVE, Monroeville and South Central.

In Norwalk, five candidates are squaring off for four city council seats; and there’s also a fire department and Sunday liquor sales option on the ballot in the maple city.

In Willard, eight candidates are up for three spots on the school board.

Throughout the state, voters will cast their ballot on Issue 1 regarding rights of crime victims; and Issue 2 that focuses on prescription drug prices.

All polling locations are open 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Bring identification.

 

Cops: Man robbed at gunpoint on Tyler St.

Sandusky Police are looking into an alleged robbery at gunpoint on Sunday morning.

The 52-year-old male victim told authorities that a man pointed a handgun at him and demanded money; while he was parked in front of a home on Tyler Street.

The alleged thief stole around $120 and reportedly fled north on Maple Avenue.

 

Two local social workers honored

Two Erie County social workers have been recognized by the state for superior work.

Laurie Fogg of Sandusky has been given the Public Children Services Association of Ohio’s Support Staff of the Year Award.

Huron resident AJ Lill also was the runner-up for the Ohio Outstanding Child Protection Supervisor of the Year honor.

 

Perkins High School with new electronic sign

Perkins High School has installed a new electronic sign in front of the school.

The sign costing $42,000, paid for mostly through donations from recent graduates, will display student accomplishments and school announcements.

 

Man from Vermilion returns to ‘Jeopardy’ tonight

A Vermilion man is returning to the game show “Jeopardy” after taking home over $100,000 there last December while winning seven consecutive times.

2000 Vermilion High School grad Tim Aten will appear on tonight’s ‘Tournament of Champions’ episode.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 11/7

Today

A slight chance of showers this morning.  Cloudy, with a high near 47.

 

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.

 

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 48.

 

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 48.


Monday, November 6th, 2017

Storms blast through the area on Sunday

Sunday’s severe storms resulted in flooded roads, flooded basements, downed power lines and power outages throughout the listening area.

In Erie County, one family had to be rescued from a damaged home on West Mason Road; and Margaretta High School’s football stadium press box roof was torn off with bleachers there thrown across the track, causing damage.

 

Norwalk man charged with underage sex acts

A man from Norwalk faces charges involving sex with two underage girls.

32-year-old Charles Barbarotta, already a registered sex offender, has been charged with two counts each of sexual exploitation of a minor and sex trafficking of a minor.

Barbarotta allegedly coerced two girls under 18 to engage in sexual activity under the assumption that he was making an adult movie.

 

Huron rape case dismissed

Rape charges have been dismissed against a Huron man.

44-year-old Christopher Nawal was initially charged with rape and gross sexual imposition involving the alleged assault of a 26-year-old woman with a mental disability in September of last year.

The charges were dropped due to inconsistency found in text messages sent by the victim.

 

Tuesday is Election Day

Election Day is tomorrow.

Those with completed absentee ballots can either mail them in today or drop them off in person at their county board of elections by 7:30 tomorrow evening.

Early in-person voting can also be done today.  Check your county for hours.

On Tuesday, polls will be open from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm.  Don’t forget to bring proper ID.

 

Brand new signage arriving to the City of Sandusky

New navigational signage is starting to show up throughout Sandusky.

The signs include gateway-style signing welcoming people to the city, directional signage pointing to popular attractions and kiosk-style signs showing pedestrians the location of restaurants and shops.

They are part of a near-$450,000 contract that city officials signed earlier this year to install 87 new signs.

The project is being paid for through multiple sources including $73,000 from city funds.

 

Miss Maple City 2018 named Saturday night

21-year-old Matti-Lynn Chrisman of Cambridge was crowned ‘Miss Maple City’ Saturday night at Main Street School in Norwalk.

Chrisman, a student at Kent State, will now compete for the ‘Miss Ohio’ crown next summer; where she was second runner-up a year ago.

One of her main focuses is suicide prevention education.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 11/6

 

Today

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49.

 

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.

 

Tuesday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48.

 

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 46.