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Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Seneca East girls basketball coach resigns

A girls’ basketball coach at Seneca East Schools is facing allegations regarding inappropriate communication with a student. Varsity girls head coach Dave Stallings coached the team until he resigned following a claim made on January 25th. School Superintendent Laura Kagy told the Norwalk Reflector that the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation. No charges have been filed.

 

Huron County Sheriff hiring Dispatcher

The Huron County Sheriff’s Office is hiring a Dispatcher. Applications can be picked up at their office in Norwalk or online at www.huroncountysheriff.org. The sheriff’s office says applicants must have the ability to handle stressful situations and exercise sound judgment.

 

Free dental care tomorrow in Sandusky

Free dental care for kids up to 18 years-old who qualify will be available Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Erie County Health Department in Sandusky. It’s part of national ‘Give Kids a Smile Day’. The walk-in clinic is designed for children of families with no dental insurance or those who can’t afford dental care. Call the health department at 419-626-5623 for more information.

 

Catholic School Week being celebrated in Norwalk

This is ‘National Catholic Schools Week’ with Norwalk Catholic School and St. Paul High School partaking in many activities focused on community service and gratitude. Chief Advancement Officer Sue Lesch said the week helps bring all the students, staff, and parents together as one big family. Today, new students and families will be celebrated with tomorrow’s activities featuring ‘Spirit Day’ along with a leadership presentation and pep rally.

 

Erie Chamber of Commerce Economic Forecast happening today

The Erie County Chamber of Commerce is hosting their annual Economic Forecast event today. It takes place at the Kalahari Convention Center in Sandusky with doors opening at 3:30 with the event running from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. It’s free and open to the public.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 2/2/17

Today-Partly sunny, with a high near 27.

Tonight-Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14.

Friday-Mostly cloudy, with a high near 25.

Saturday-Sunny, with a high near 29.


Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Wanted Bellevue man turns himself in

The Bellevue man that police had been seeking in relation to Domestic Violence and Felonious Assault charges against his mother…has turned himself in. 29 year-old Daniel Wright was taken into custody by Bellevue Police without incident at Bellevue Municipal Court Tuesday afternoon. Wright had previously said he wouldn’t be taken alive and was looking forward to “suicide by cop”.

 

Erie County ‘Making Strides’ cancer fundraiser canceled

The American Cancer Society has decided to cancel their annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk fundraiser in Erie County.The organization says the decision was necessary in an effort to ensure the greatest possible return on their donors’ and volunteers’ investment in their shared mission to fight cancer.They encourage area residents to participate in other events such as Relay for Life of Erie County. The walk had previously been held in Sandusky in late September/early October.

 

Norwalk Highway Patrol Post names Waldock as their ‘Trooper of the Year’

The Ohio State Highway Patrol Norwalk Post has named Nathan Waldock as their Trooper of the Year for 2016. 23 year-old Waldock, a Seneca East graduate, has been with the Norwalk post since 2014. He’s now in the running for the district and state Trooper of the Year award.

 

Norwalk United Fund Dine-Out fundraiser in Wakeman today

The Norwalk Area United Fund’s ‘Dine-Out’ weekly fundraiser will take place today at The Brew Pot in Wakeman at 19 West Main Street. A portion of the money taken in today at The Brew Pot will benefit the United Fund’s annual campaign that assists 37 local grants and programs.

 

Willard hiring Police Officer

The City of Willard is accepting applications for a full-time police officer. Applications can be found in person at the police department or online at www.willardohio.us. The application, resume’, and supporting documents are due by February 23rd at 12:00 noon.  An exam will follow on March 1st.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 2/1

Today –A slight chance of snow showers this morning. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36.

Tonight-A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.

Thursday-Partly sunny, with a high near 26.

Friday-Mostly cloudy, with a high near 25.


Tuesday, January 31st, 2016

Willard teen arrested again, this time in Norwalk

A young man from Willard was arrested Sunday for the third time in about a month. The Norwalk Reflector reports that Norwalk Police arrested 19 year-old Nicholas Hamman after he was found entering a stolen vehicle; which had been taken from Garcia Drive a week ago and found on Concord Court by police. Hamman was also arrested earlier in January for breaking into a garage in Richmond Township; along with being arrested on a warrant in connection with a number of break-ins in Willard.

 

Increasing water and sewer rates in Norwalk

Water and sewer rates are increasing in Norwalk. Rates for water usage of over 1,000 gallons within city limits are increasing two cents per hundred gallons. Those outside city limits with over 1,000 gallons; those rates are increasing four cents for water and three cents for sewer. The monthly minimum rate is going up 10 cents for both water and sewer for those in the city. For those outside the city, minimum water rates will increase 20 cents and 14 cents for sewer. The City of Norwalk says rates are determined by an annual review of the budget for water and sewer facilities. Bills received in February will reflect the increase.

 

Norwalk Firefighters Operation Warm

The Norwalk Fire Department is participating in ‘Operation Warm’; a coat drive to benefit students in the Norwalk City School District. Union President Charles Hillman says you can help out by stopping in and donating money at the fire station or by sending a check to the fire department at 42 Whittlesey Avenue. Last year, 20 brand new coats were purchased for students at League and Maplehurst elementary schools; with the goal being the same for this year.

 

Attorney General DeWine warns of “Can You Hear Me” calls

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning Ohio residents about a phone scam involving callers saying “Can you hear me?”  These are part of an alleged nationwide scam to trick people into responding “Yes” and using their response to place unauthorized charges on their phone or utility bill. The calls appear to come from a local number and claim the consumer has won a vacation or the caller works for an extended warranty company. DeWine says to not respond to such suspicious calls; by letting them go to voicemail or by hanging up right away.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 1/31

-Level One Winter Road Condition Advisory issued for Erie County

 Today-Snow this morning with around an inch possible. A chance of rain and snow this afternoon. High near 37.

Tonight-A chance of snow showers, cloudy, with a low around 29.

Wednesday-A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36.

Thursday-Partly sunny, with a high near 26.


Monday, January 30th, 2016

Denny Corrigan passes away

Norwalk’s Denny Corrigan passed away on Saturday. He was 77 years-old. Corrigan started the wrestling program at Norwalk High School in 1965. He was also on the coaching staff of the 1974 Norwalk Truckers state championship football team; as well as spending over 30 years as a physical education teacher at the high school. His calling hours are Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Walker Funeral Home in Norwalk. On Wednesday at 10:30 am, a Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

 

Sandusky woman faces murder charge

A 35 year-old Sandusky woman is facing a murder charge. The Sandusky Register reports that Christine Gilbert was arrested by Perkins Township Police on Saturday after apparently stabbing 44 year-old Jaime Wilburn of Sandusky to death at Gilbert’s home at a trailer park on West Perkins Ave. Gilbert is scheduled to be arraigned today in Sandusky Municipal Court

 

Police in Bellevue searching for man who likely assaulted his mom

Bellevue Police are searching for a man involved in an alleged assault of his mother; as well as death threats towards her. 29 year-old Daniel L. Wright was involved in an incident on Saturday where Domestic Violence and Felonious Assault charges were filed against him. His mother also told police that Wright said he would not be taken alive and looked forward to suicide by cop. If you have information on his whereabouts, please contact the Bellevue PD at 419-483-4444 or leave a Facebook message. Wright is believed to be armed. He’s possibly still in Bellevue. His photo is on the Bellevue Police Department Facebook page.

 

Norwalk City Council to hear reports from fire department and mayor

Norwalk City Council will hear from the mayor and city’s fire department over the next week or so. The Norwalk Fire Department will present their 2016 Annual Report this Tuesday at 7:30 pm. Mayor Rob Duncan will give the State of the City address to council a week from Tuesday (February 7th), also at 7:30 pm. The meetings will take place at the Norwalk Municipal Courtroom; and are open to the public.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 1/30

-Level One Winter Road Condition Advisory issued for Erie County

Today –Snow showers likely, around an inch possible. Mostly cloudy with a high near 28.

Tonight-Snow, 1 to 2 inches possible. Low around 26.

Tuesday-Snow, 1 to 2 inches possible. High near 37.

Wednesday-Mostly cloudy with a high near 35.