Friday, April 7, 2017

Erie County Sheriff receives traffic safety funds

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office has received a grant of over $37,000 in federal traffic safety funding.

The Sheriff’s Office will use the grant to conduct overtime high-visibility enforcement patrols in high crash areas including US 250 and State Routes 2, 4, 60, and 61.

This month, deputies will utilize the funds during prom season.


Huron County Fair announces entertainment

The Huron County Fair in Norwalk has announced that this year’s Monday night entertainment will be country newcomer, Tucker Beathard, who is best known for his debut single “Rock On.”, a top ten country hit.

A ticket pre-sale will be held May 20th.

The Huron County Fair runs August 14 thru 19th.


SKYWARN class to be held in Willard

The National Weather Service and Huron County Emergency Management are hosting SKYWARN Tornado and Severe Weather Spotter Classes.

It takes place Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Willard Elementary School Café.

The class is free; and will teach the basics of storm and tornado development, severe weather safety and how to report information.


South Central grad to appear on ‘Jeopardy!’

A 2003 South Central graduate will appear later this month on Jeopardy.

How did Emmett Robinson do?

You’ll have to wait to find out on April 19th when the episode airs.

Robinson works as a business law attorney in Cleveland.


Norwalk ‘spring pickup’ next week

The City of Norwalk will be holding limited spring pickup next week during residents’ trash day.

Households are allowed to set out three large items or nine extra trash bags at no additional charge.

The pickup is limited to household items only such as mattresses, couches and televisions; and are restricted to items that two employees can lift.



*Huron County: Level 2 Snow Emergency


Snow likely, possibly mixing with rain.  Partly cloudy with a high near 42.

Less than a half inch of snow accumulation expected.


Mostly clear, with a low around 31.


Sunny, with a high near 54.


Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Death of Willard teen under investigation

The Willard Police Department has begun an investigation on the death of an eighth grade Willard student.

14 year-old Caleb Hershiser died Sunday night shortly after being taken to Willard Mercy Hospital.

The Norwalk Reflector says Willard Police started their investigation after receiving a tip that bullying might have been a factor in the boy’s death; although Police Chief Mark Holden says it doesn’t appear to look that way.


Norwalk Mayor Rob Duncan intends to veto medicinal marijuana legislation

Norwalk Mayor Rob Duncan plans to veto the vote by city council Tuesday night that allowed for medicinal marijuana cultivation in the city.

The mayor said there are just too many unknowns at this time; including profits and costs; as well as the positive and/or negative effects it would have on the city.

Duncan will be drafting a letter explaining his veto to council; which council will then decide to agree on; or try to override.

Norwalk City Council hold its’ next meeting on Tuesday the 18th.


State Fire Marshal’s office visits Norwalk Fire Department

As part of their ‘Listening Tour’, the State Fire Marshal’s Office stopped by the Norwalk Fire Department on Tuesday.

Norwalk Fire Chief John Soisson  said a key focus of their discussion was  how the State Fire Marshal could help the department in applying for grants and available money; due to budget constraints.

The meeting coincided with Governor John Kasich’s visit to Sandusky.


Norwalk man arrested twice in one afternoon for DUI

A Norwalk man was arrested twice in the same afternoon for driving drunk.

38 year-old Cory Collins was first stopped around 1:30 pm Saturday afternoon at the intersection of Whittlesey and Grand.

After he was released, Collins was then arrested again around 4:00 pm on a second DUI charge.

Collins was taken to the city jail; where he was held until he became sober.


Clyde Police Chief to retire

Clyde Police Chief Bruce Gower has announced his retirement.

Gower has spent 38 years in law enforcement; becoming police chief in Clyde back in 1996.

Gower’s last day will be May 13th.

The new chief will be Monti Campbell; who has been with the Clyde PD since 1992.




Showers likely with possible thunderstorms. High near 50.


Rain changing to rain and snow overnight. Low around 33.  Breezy with gusts near 40 mph.


Snow likely then possibly a rain and snow mix. Cloudy, with a high near 42.


Sunny, with a high near 54.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Governor Kasich holds ‘State of the State’ in Sandusky last night

One of Governor John Kasich’s main focuses last night in his ‘State of the State’ address in Sandusky was jobs.

Kasich said the world’s job creators know that we in Ohio make things…and that’s why they’re turning to the Buckeye state for their future success. The governor used Borgers in Norwalk as an example; saying they’ve spent $60 million on a new ‘state of the art’ facility; creating jobs for over 230 workers  with $8 million in payroll.  Kasich said the state needs to continue creating an environment of job creation and to be prepared for change when it comes to jobs and technology.

Governor Kasich also shared his concern over how divided our state and country is politically.  The governor said we need to join together in fighting issues we all agree on; such as drug addiction, hunger, and taking care of our veterans.


Norwalk City Council approves medicinal marijuana cultivation; possible veto coming

City council in Norwalk last night voted 4 to 3 in favor of medicinal marijuana cultivation within the city.

But as soon as it passed, Mayor Rob Duncan said he would veto it.

Duncan said the bottom line was they’ve come to a conclusion in about three weeks on something that extensive research needs to be done on; saying he’s heard more feedback on this issue than any others in his 5 ½ years here.

Council will meet in work session next Tuesday night at 7:30 pm.


Cedar Point hosting annual job fair this Saturday

One again this year, Cedar Point is in the market for seasonal employees; and they’re hoping for a really good turnout Saturday, for their annual job fair.

This year, the amusement park needs to fill 5-thousand positions in everything from food-and-beverage to ride operations and merchandise and games.

Saturday’s job fair will run from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.


Erie County Health Department holding events

As part of Minority Health Month, the Erie County Health Department is holding events to help residents learn more about their available medical, dental and behavioral health services.

“Your Connection to Good Health” events take place beginning tomorrow from 5:00 to 7:00 pm and April 22nd from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the community health center on Superior Street in Sandusky.

The free events including building tours and a chance to meet and interact with staff members.


Final ‘Dine-out’ event today at Cameo at the Creek

The Norwalk Area United Fund will hold its’ final ‘Dine-out’ fundraiser of the season today at Cameo Pizza at the Creek in Norwalk.

A portion of the funds brought in there today will support the organization’s 37 local grants and programs.




Mostly cloudy with high hear 61.


Showers and thunderstorms. Low around 44.


Showers. High near 49.


A chance of rain and snow showers. Cloudy and breezy, with a high near 43.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

‘State of the State’ set for tonight in Sandusky

Heightened security should be expected tonight for residents and visitors of Sandusky as Governor John Kasich makes his ‘State of the State’ address at the Sandusky State Theatre.

Erie County Sheriff Paul Sigsworth told the Sandusky Register that there will be a very visible presence of uniformed officers in the area around the theater; both before and during the event.

Street closings and parking bans will also be in effect today starting at 9:00 am; on Water Street and Columbus Avenue.

The speech begins tonight at 7:00 pm.


Norwalk City Council to hold second reading on medicinal marijuana issue tonight

A second reading on the issue of allowing medicinal marijuana cultivation is planned for tonight’s Norwalk City Council meeting.

Two weeks ago, the issue passed a first reading.

During last week’s work session, council voted down Stephen Schumm’s legislation 4 to 3 from being on tonight’s agenda on the issue of prohibiting medicinal marijuana processing and cultivation.


State Fire Marshal visiting Norwalk today

State Fire Marshal Larry Flowers will be making a stop today in Norwalk.

Flowers and staff will be at the Norwalk Fire Department as part of their 2017 Listening Tours, where staff connects with local fire department members to discuss challenges, needs and ideas; along with providing an update on upcoming initiatives.


‘Indivisible Rally’ to take place today in Sandusky

Coinciding with Governor John Kasich’s ‘State of the State’ address tonight in Sandusky will be an ‘Indivisible Rights Rally’ at the Washington Park Gazebo.

Tonight’s rally will focus on equal pay for American women and will feature state legislatures as guest speakers.

It takes place from 5:00 to 6:30 pm.


Sandusky man in trouble for allegedly sucking quarters out of laundry machines

A 45 year-old man faces criminal charges after allegedly sucking quarters out of laundromat machines in Sandusky.

Dale Kelly is accused of opening the tops of machines on Cleveland Road and using a shop-vac to suck the quarters out.

Kelly has been charged with theft, vandalism, and possession of criminal tools.

He’s also accused of stealing loose change from a Cleveland Road gas station air pump machine in January.




A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 58.

Breezy, with wind gusts as high as 36 mph.


Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40.


A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 62.


Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 50.