Monday, May 4, 2015

Tomorrow is Election Day.

The polls will be open between 6:30am and 7:30pm. We’ll have results online tomorrow night. Simply go to our Facebook page, 95.3 WLKR and K96.


Today marks 45 years, since the May 4th shootings at Kent State University.

Four students were killed, and nine others were injured by gunfire from Ohio National Guardsmen. Those students, and many others were protesting the Vietnam War.


Authorities are looking for the person or persons who purposely set yesterday’s fire near the Huron Pier.

Huron firefighters intended to use the space today for a controlled burn, but yesterday afternoon, someone entered an unauthorized area near the Huron North Main Pier, and set the fire. Black smoke could be seen for miles. If you have information about yesterday’s blaze, contact the Huron Fire Department.


Willard police continue to investigate last Thursday’s armed robbery, at Hy-Miler.

A man entered the store shortly before 4:30am, showed a gun, and demanded money and cigarettes…His face was concealed by a sweatshirt and a bandana. The man made off with several hundred dollars, and a few packs of cigarettes. Anyone with information should contact the Willard police department.


A single-vehicle crash in southern Huron County sent a Willard man to the

hospital for treatment of serious injuries.


47-year-old Richard Walker was injured Friday evening on New State Road, near

Boughtonville Road in Ripley Township.


According to the highway patrol, Walker lost control after passing a farm vehicle, went off the road and overturned several times.

He was flown from the scene to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo. The crash remains under investigation.


The federal government has awarded nearly $3 million, to help support domestic violence victims in Ohio.


NBA playoff action resumes tonight in Cleveland, as the Cavs take on the Chicago Bulls.


Cedar Point opens this Saturday.


This Sunday is Mother’s Day.


This weekend is when postal carriers will do their part, to help feed needy families.

The National Association of Letter Carriers annual food drive is scheduled for this Saturday. You can help out by collecting and bagging non-perishable food items, and placing them by your mailbox for your letter carrier to deliver to local food banks and pantries.


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

A preliminary autopsy report shows a Fremont woman recently killed in Clyde was shot twice in the back.

The autopsy of Heather Bogle also revealed signs of blunt force trauma. Her body was found stuffed in the trunk of her car April 10th. No arrests have been made, but Sandusky County deputies previously said they had ‘persons of interest.’ Clyde, Bellevue and Fremont police are assisting with the investigation, and a $5,000 reward is being offered, for information leading to an arrest.


A 27-hour standoff in Mansfield ended tragically yesterday.

A sniper shot and killed 58-year-old David Parker late yesterday morning. Authorities were first summoned to the scene Monday morning, after Parker threatened to shoot a Columbia Gas employee. Over the next 20-plus hours, Parker fired at officers. They responded by firing numerous tear gas canisters, and by filling his basement with water, in hopes of flushing him out.


A math teacher at Shelby Middle School is on paid leave, pending the outcome of her criminal case.

24-year-old Paige Poffenbaugh is charged with disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail. According to reports, five male students saw nude images of Poffenbaugh on her cell phone. She had let the students use the phone as a calculator.


The Ohio Senate says, Pete Rose should be allowed back into baseball.

A newly introduced resolution is calling for Rose to be reinstated to baseball, and placed on the next Hall of Fame ballot. Major League Baseball’s all-time hits leader was banned for life in 1989, for betting on games.


Free sports physicals are scheduled for Saturday, May 9, for all Norwalk High School and Norwalk Middle School students who will be in grades 7-12 in the fall, and who plan to play a sport next school year.

All physicals are by appointment only, and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students and parents must make an appointment in their athletic office. Parent’s whose students are currently in 6th grade should call the high school athletic office for an appointment.


More accolades for Monroeville’s Logan Stieber.

State Representative Terry Boose of Norwalk recently presented a resolution on the House floor honoring Stieber and his four NCAA National Wrestling Championships at Ohio State.  After college, Stieber hopes to join Team USA for the 2016 Summer Olympics.


Bond is set at $25,000 for a Perkins Township man accused of trying to rob a Sandusky hotel earlier this month.

52-year-old Douglas Brown is facing a single count of aggravated robbery in connection with the April 11th incident.  Authorities said Brown held his hand to make it appear he had a gun when he approached an employee of the Quality Inn on Cleveland Road and demanded cash.  Instead of handing over the money, the worker hit the panic alarm and Brown fled the scene.  He remained at-large until last Friday.


A reminder…

Free fishing days are scheduled for this weekend.  Residents may fish any of Ohio’s public waters without cost.


In sports…

After last night’s 11-5 loss, the Cleveland Indians will try to avoid a sweep by the Kansas City Royals.  Tonight’s game begins at 6:10 and you can hear it on 95.3, WLKR.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

It should be nice, but a few degrees cooler for high school baseball at the Pipe Yard in Lorain.

This afternoon, live on Kool Gold 1510 WLKR, it’s the Maple City Classic, featuring Norwalk and state-ranked Huron. Game time is set for 4.


A Perkins High School freshman is facing felony and misdemeanor charges, after attacking the school’s computer network, and taking out dozens of other schools’ internet access as well.

The 14-year-old boy is charged with unauthorized use of property and disrupting public service. Those charges are tied to last week’s incident. According to reports, the boy was bored in study hall, and used his school-issued laptop to knock out the network. After officials figured out what happened, the boy was arrested, and taken to the Erie County Juvenile Detention Center.


A standoff in Mansfield is nearing 24 hours.

An armed man has held police at bay since yesterday morning, and the suspect, identified as David Parker, remains holed up in his basement, and has fired off several rounds. Police were called to the Randall Road scene, after he alleged threatened to shoot a Columbia Gas employee. Authorities have tried negotiating, and tried use a fire hose to flush him out, but to no avail.


In hopes of gaining early release from prison, former Clyde-Green Springs Schools superintendent Todd Helms has paid back a sizeable amount of money he stole from the district.

Helms used his pension account to repay more than $240,000. He still owes about $32,000. Helms was sent to prison in 2010, after pleading guilty to 10 felony charges, for falsifying invoices, putting district money in his own accounts, and misusing the district’s credit card. As part of a deal with prosecutors, he agreed to turn over his pension to the Clyde-Green Springs Schools. Possible early release after five years was part of the deal as well. A judge will decide on his request next month.


Election Day is one week from today.


A Sandusky man is facing his sixth DUI charge, after a crash just east of Norwalk.

The highway patrol arrested 63-year-old Robert Nelson Friday night on U.S. Route 20 in Townsend Township. No information was made available about the accident, but Nelson also was charged with possession of marijuana, after pot was found in his car. Records show Nelson has been convicted of DUI five times, between 1999 and 2008.


Monday, April 27, 2015

We begin the week with pump prices on the rise.

Statewide, the going rate is about 2-59-a-gallon—even though supplies are up, demand is down, and overseas-prices dropped again last week.


State finances will be the topic of discussion, during this week’s “Coffee and Budget” meeting with State Senator Randy Gardner.

From 9 until 10:30 Thursday morning, Gardner will host an open forum at Perkins Restaurant on Milan Road in Sandusky. He’ll answer questions, and listen to concerns and ideas about the state budget. Gardner will provide an update on the budget, then will meet with citizens one-on-one to discuss any of the hundreds of issues contained in the bill.


The numbers are in, from last week’s Norwalk Rotary Club Pizza Bake Off.

More than 600 people attended the annual event held at Norwalk High School. This year’s net profit was approximately $8,500. The money will go toward Rotary’s “Caring for Kids” program.


Ground has been broken, for the Monroeville Local Schools’ new athletic complex.

A large crowd was on hand for Saturday’s special groundbreaking ceremony. Construction should take about eight months, and if all goes as planned, some Monroeville High School boys and girls basketball games will be played there this winter. So far, $2.2 million has been raised, including an anonymous $1 million donation. For more information about the project, or to donate, go online to


Monroeville Village Council will meet behind closed doors tomorrow, to discuss the search for a village administrator.

The executive session will begin at 6pm, at 2 South Main. A work session is scheduled to take place after the closed-door meeting. Former administrator Michael Goodwin resigned last September. The man picked to replace him, Edgerton village administrator Kevin Brooks said last week he won’t take the job, due to health concerns.


A delay, in the trial of Clyde-Green Springs superintendent David Stubblebine.

Due to scheduling conflicts, his case will be heard June 25th, instead of May 21st. Stubblebine is facing a charge of obstructing official business, for his alleged failure to cooperate with Clyde police, during a December, 2014 marijuana investigation at McPherson Middle School. If convicted, he faces up to 90 days in jail, and a $750 fine.


The countdown is on to the third annual Black River Clean Up in Lorain.

Volunteers will gather Saturday and Sunday…some will be in kayaks on the water…others will be on foot combing the river bank.  Organizers say last year they gathered up 22 TONS of trash, including tires, basketballs and car parts.


A few dozen Oberlin College students spent some of Friday protesting a planned 3.9 percent hike in tuition.

The students marched, conducted sit-ins inside several buildings and called for a tuition freeze.  College officials approved the increase last month.  It’ll push tuition at Oberlin to about $50,000 for the 2015-2016 school year.  The increase will mean Oberlin is one of the most expensive private schools in the country.