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Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Norwalk man tries to run from police after arrest, soon caught

A Norwalk man trying to escape arrest Saturday night; was quickly caught up to by police. 26 year-old Marcus Clark of Eastwood Drive had multiple warrants out, including theft, which led to his arrest Saturday evening. Clark ran from Norwalk Police after being told he was under arrest; but was soon chased down when he tried to ‘slug it out’ with police, said Police Chief Dave Light to the Norwalk Reflector. Clark was later charged with resisting arrest.

 

Vermilion ‘Adopt a Family’ project helps out over 150 children

The Vermilion Chamber of Commerce had a very successful ‘Adopt a Family’ Christmas project with over 150 children helped out during the Vermilion Salvation Army event. Toys, shoes, and food were among the items donated to area families in need. The Vermilion Salvation Army, at 4560 Liberty Avenue, is always accepting donations of clothing items such as socks and coats.

 

Decals honoring Perkins K9 to raise money for Perkins Police

Decals have been made honoring the memory of Perkins police dog ‘Uganda’, who recently passed away. The decals, which will help support Perkins police, are $10 and can be bought at the police records office Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

 

City of Willard collecting Christmas Trees

The City of Willard is picking up Christmas trees this week and next week. Maintenance crews will collect trees that are placed curb side.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

Today

A mix of sun and clouds, with a high near 40.

Tonight

A chance of rain and snow showers overnight. Cloudy, with a low around 31.

Thursday

A chance of snow showers, mainly in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37.

Friday

A chance of snow showers, mainly in the morning. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30.


Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Representative Dick Stein to have ceremonial “swearing in” Wednesday

Ohio 57th District State Representative-elect Dick Stein will have a ceremonial “swearing in” event Wednesday.  According to the Norwalk Reflector, the ceremony for Stein will be held at 7:00 pm in the Fisher-Titus Medical Center auditorium in Norwalk because Stein’s father, currently a patient at Fisher-Titus, can’t attend the official swearing-in event in Columbus next week.  Norwalk Mayor Rob Duncan will perform the ceremony; which all are invited to attend. The Republican Stein won the seat in November versus Democrat Tom Dunlap.

 

US Marshals searching for Lorain man wanted for murder

The US Marshals Services is on the search for Abline Cannon of Lorain. Cannon is wanted for the murder of David Barreiro of Lorain. Barreiro was shot to death inside his apartment on Shore Drive on Dec. 10. Shortly after police responded to the incident, Canon had checked into University Hospital’s Elyria Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his right arm. Anyone with information about Cannon’s whereabouts should contact the U.S. Marshals’

 

Project DAWN event in Bellevue Wednesday

Huron County Public Health will be hosting a Project DAWN event on Wednesday in Bellevue. The public is invited to attend the drug overdose training session; in which all attendees receive a kit containing two doses of the drug overdose antidote, Narcan. It takes place Wednesday from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at the Bellevue Area Chamber of Commerce.

 

Minimum wage increasing in Ohio

Ohio’s minimum wage will increase five cents in 2017 to $8.15 an hour. A 2006 constitutional amendment passed by state voters allows for the minimum wage to increase each year on January 1st, according to inflation.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

Today

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 41.

Thursday

A chance of snow showers, mainly in the afternoon.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35.


Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Norwalk Patrol Post investigating three-vehicle serious injury crash

A three-vehicle crash Thursday evening in Huron County sent a North Fairfield man to Cleveland Metro hospital with serious injuries. 56 year-old John Blystone failed to yield at a stop sign on Hanville Corners Road at New State Road and pulled into the path of another vehicle, resulting in Blystone’s van being struck in the driver’s side, then overturning and hitting a third vehicle in the back. Blystone had five passengers in the car, including four young children. The children only received minor injuries. 58 year-old Joani Blystone was injured and taken to Fisher Titus Medical Center.

“Safe Sitter” classes available in Norwalk next month

Safe Sitter classes will run over the next year at the Norwalk rec center. The classes, for teens grades 6th through 8th, teaches them everything they need to know on how to be safe when home by themselves or babysitting a younger child.  The first class takes place January 14th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm with registration through January 8th.  The cost is $40 per child, which includes CPR training.

 

Christmas-time events in the area

With Christmas fast approaching, there are many holiday-related activities going on in the area. One of those events that will definitely put you in the holiday spirit is the Firelands Festival of Lights in Huron at Sawmill Creek Resort. The lighting display runs through New Year’s Eve each night from 5:00 to 10:00 pm. It’s free of charge with donations accepted. Holiday Sleigh Rides through Spiegel Grove is also taking place December 26th through 31st at the Hayes Presidential Library in Fremont.  It happen from 1:00 to 4:00 pm and costs $3 per rider.

 

Highway Patrol to focus on impaired drivers this holiday season

The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be working to remove impaired drivers from our roadways this holiday season. In an effort to reduce fatal and injury crashes, troopers will focus enforcement on impaired drivers and seatbelt violations. Last year in Ohio, 27 people died in 24 crashes between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day. Of those crashes, nine were OVI-related, resulting in 10 deaths.  The patrol says if you plan to drink, don’t drive; and to designate a sober driver and always wear seatbelts.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

Today

Increasing clouds, with a high near 41.

Tonight

Rain and snow, mainly after midnight. Low around 34.

Saturday – Christmas Eve

A chance of early morning rain. Partly cloudy with a high near 40.

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.

Sunday – Christmas Day

A slight chance of afternoon rain showers.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43.


Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Norwalk city budget passed

Norwalk City Council has passed the city’s 2017 annual budget. According to Norwalk Reflector, the city’s expected revenue will be $20.8 million with expenditures at $22.8 million. Also, at Norwalk City Council’s meeting this week, Norwalk Police said they will be receiving a Cellebrite machine, donated by the METRICH drug task force, which collects information from a suspect’s cell phone.

 

Plymouth schools establishing ‘Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame’

Plymouth High School is now taking applications for their new Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame’s purpose is to recognize graduates who’ve made outstanding contributions to society in a number of areas and categories.  Applications can be found on the Plymouth schools Facebook page or in the high school office.  The deadline to submit is January 13th.

 

Free child car seats available to those who qualify

Huron County Public Health is reminding county residents that they offer free car seats/booster seats to families that are eligible. To find out if you qualify, call the health department at 419-668-1652 (ext. 239) or go online to www.huroncohealth.com. Huron County Public Health will also help you install the car seat.

 

Norwalk Bob Evans taking part in Western Reserve Schools fundraiser

Western Reserve schools are participating in a Bob Evans fundraiser today. Today from 12:00 noon to 9:00 pm, the Norwalk restaurant location will donate 15-percent of sales to the Western Reserve Middle School and High School PTA when you present a flyer at checkout.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

Today

Cloudy, with a high near 35.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 22.

Friday

Increasing clouds, with a high near 37.

Saturday – Christmas Eve

A slight chance of rain in the morning.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40.