News

Monday, April 9th, 2018

Norwalk/Circle K armed robber sent to prison

A 29-year-old man is going to jail for 3 years in connection with the robbery of the Norwalk Circle K in March of 2017.

Authorities say that Norwalk’s Timothy Moore-the 2nd demanded money from a cashier after walking into the store with a baseball bat.

 

Sandusky County/Clyde man involved in multi-injury crash

Six people were hurt Saturday evening in a two-vehicle crash in Sandusky County.

According to the Highway Patrol, 64-year-old Steven Harkey of Clyde ran a stop sign where he struck a minivan driven by 48-year-old Kelly Croy of Oak Harbor with his wife Lorrain and three daughters as passengers.

All involved were taken to a Toledo hospital where their conditions are unknown.

Harkey was cited for running the stop sign at the intersection of West Portage River South Road and Ohio 590 in Elmore.

 

Danbury/Police officer recently suspended for reckless op

A Danbury police officer was recently suspended seven days without pay after his driver’s license was suspended for driving irresponsibly.

Brad LaMarca was found guilty of reckless operation in July of 2017.

LaMarca, whose license is suspended through early 2019, has been given limited driving privileges while working.

 

State News/Deadline today to vote in primary election

The deadline to register to vote in next month’s primary election is tonight by 9:00 pm.

If you’re 18 and a U.S. citizen, you can stop by a number of locations including your county board of elections or library for registration forms.

You can also register online at www.myohiovote.com.

The primary election takes place Tuesday, May 8th.

 

Sandusky/Warrant out for sister of woman found in hotel room covered in dog excrement

A warrant was issued late last week for the sister of the woman found this past week with a child and dogs in a Sandusky hotel room covered in dog excrement.

25-year-old Lindsey Powell, an apparent dog breeder, faces a charge of obstructing official business as police say she mislead them as they investigated complaints involving dogs at her Sandusky home.

Powell’s sister, Dezeray, has been charged with child endangering and animal cruelty.

 

Monroeville-Bellevue/Teen gaining fame for ATV riding

A Monroeville Middle School boy has been selected to be a character in a video game.

13-year-old Aidan Goodwin of Bellevue, an ATV freestyle motocross rider, has been ranked as one of the top 10 riders in the country.

Goodwin will appear in the game “MX vs. ATV: All Out” on Playstation 4 and XBox One.

Goodwin will appear at a video game signing event at the GameStop store in Norwalk this Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

 

Erie County/Two local men part of Broadway musical

Two natives of Erie County are involved in a big hit on Broadway in the Big Apple.

Perkins High School grad, 32-year-old Timothy Koch is a resident director for the musical “Frozen”, based on the Disney movie.

Meanwhile, 28-year-old John Riddle, a 2008 Vermilion grad; acts and sings in the musical as the character of “Hans”.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

MONDAY, APRIL 9TH, 2018

 

Today

A chance of flurries this morning, then a chance of light rain this afternoon.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41.

 

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.

 

Tuesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 46.

 

Wednesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 54.


Friday, April 6th, 2018

Fremont/Authorities looking for man accused of assault

Police are searching for a Fremont man who’s accused of assaulting his girlfriend.

Warrants are out for the arrest of 43-year-old Frank Jones of Port Clinton Road after Jones allegedly hit a female victim in the head and stomach on Tuesday; and then fled in her car with her phone.

If his whereabouts are known, police encourage you to not confront him, but to contact authorities.

 

Norwalk/Multi-use trail could be in the works

Norwalk City Council voted this week to pursue an ODOT grant that would likely lead to a multi-use trail project.

The $1.1 million project would upgrade a railroad bed into a paved path spanning two miles north of Veterans Memorial Lake Park and ending behind Bishman Park across from the Ernsthausen rec center.

If the grant is awarded, construction would begin in 2021.

 

Norwalk/Free Medicare event coming to Huron County

A free “Welcome to Medicare” event will take place on Wednesday of next week in Norwalk.

The 6:00 pm event at Norwalk High School will feature experts from the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program.

 

Monroeville/Students chose for state program

Two Monroeville High School students have been selected to take part in an intensive state education program involving Ohio government.

American Legion Post 547 have picked juniors Samuel Littlejohn and Benjamin Schafer to participate in American Legion Buckeye Boys State; where they will operate a local, county, and state government for a mythical 51st state.

It takes place next month at Miami University in Oxford.

 

Milan & Willard/Tree City USA

Two local towns have been named a “2017 Tree City USA” by the Arbor Day Foundation.

Milan and Willard have received the honor by meeting certain criteria such as having a tree board or department and a tree care ordinance.

 

Huron/Friends of Old Woman Creek 20-year anniversary

The Friends of Old Woman Creek are hosting their 20-year anniversary celebration on Saturday at the nature preserve on Cleveland Road East in Huron.

The event featuring numerous activities, vendors and a guided hike; runs from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

FRIDAY, APRIL 6TH, 2018

 

Today

A chance of snow showers this morning. Cloudy, with a high near 42.

Breezy, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

 

Tonight

A slight chance of snow showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 26.

Blustery, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

 

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 37.

 

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 37.


Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Sandusky County/ O’Connell-Myers-Bogle case

A June trial has been ordered for former Sandusky County sheriff’s detective Sean O’Connell.

O’Connell faces several charges including tampering with evidence, and obstructing official business in connection with the Heather Bogle homicide investigation.

Bogle was found dead in 2015 after being reported missing a day earlier after leaving her job at Whirlpool in Clyde.

Accused killer in the case, 43-year-old Daniel Myers of Green Creek Township, had his pretrial hearing pushed back until April 23rd.

 

Port Clinton/Mental evaluation for pharmacy robbery suspect

A mental evaluation has been ordered for one of the men accused of robbing the pharmacy at Port Clinton’s Magruder Hospital in February.

46-year-old Clark Sams has been charged with multiple felonies including complicity to drug theft after he allegedly drove the getaway vehicle for Joshua Trapp; who allegedly showed a gun and demanded prescription painkillers.

 

Sandusky/Woman now faces animal cruelty charges

A woman charged with child endangerment Tuesday after being found in a Sandusky hotel room covered in dog excrement faces new charges.

21-year-old Dezeray Powell has now been charged with three felony animal cruelty offenses after authorities found her, a young child and three Great Danes at the Howard Johnson on U.S. 250.

 

Perkins Township/No charges for high school student‘s video

A high school student at Perkins won’t face criminal charges in connection with a YouTube video that received several complaints.

Authorities have dropped a two-week-old case involving 18-year-old Jerry Fantozzi and a video last month that included props resembling drugs and firearms.

Officials say the video is artistic and does not make threats towards anyone.

 

Norwalk/New business districts

City council in Norwalk has approved two ordinances that will welcome possible future businesses.

Two business districts have been created, business amusement and transportation.

City officials say the new legislation will set aside areas for the potential businesses to be located.

 

Norwalk/Limited spring pickup

The City of Norwalk wants to remind residents that Limited Spring Pickup will be next week, on residents’ trash day.

Households will be allowed to set out three large items or nine extra trash bags for pickup at no additional charge.

The pickup will be limited to household items only; and are restricted to items that two sanitation employees are able to lift.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

THURSDAY, APRIL 5TH, 2018

 

Today

Partly cloudy, with a high near 42.

 

Tonight

A chance of rain and snow showers.  Cloudy, with a low around 34.

New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

 

Friday

A slight chance of snow showers early, then a chance of afternoon rain showers.

Cloudy, with a high near 45.

 

Saturday

Partly sunny, with a high near 36.


Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Erie & Huron Counties/Trash disposal lawsuit

Two local counties are involved in a “trashy” lawsuit…

Erie County has filed a lawsuit against Huron County over trash disposal.

Erie County says that Huron County recently ended their eight-year solid waste transportation agreement “with minimal notice”.

Huron County says they did discuss the issue with Erie County and let them know they were unhappy with the service before ending their agreement.

 

Oak Harbor/BCS to receive funding thanks to state law

Two local legislators have stepped in to support Benton-Carroll-Salem Schools due to the devaluation and likely future closing of Davis-Besse nuclear power plant near Oak Harbor.

The “BCS-Bridge” amendment to House Bill 98, co-sponsored by State Rep Steve Arndt and state Senator Randy Gardner and approved by Governor John Kasich, is a three-year funding plan that will give nearly $2 million annually for three years to Benton-Carroll-Salem Schools.

School officials say they will likely lose close to $6 million a year in funding due to the devaluation of Davis-Besse.

 

Erie and Huron County/U.S. 250 project

Work began Monday on a six-month project to flatten out an uneven and bumpy section of U.S. 250.

The roadway will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Bogart Road in Erie County and the Huron County line.

As part of the project, crews also plan in the future to shut down access to Ohio 113 for around a month.

 

Willard/Man to prison for child endangerment

A 35-year-old Willard man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for child endangerment.

Christopher Tuttle pled guilty to the third degree felony back in February.

 

Perkins Township/Woman charged after hotel room found in excrement

A woman has been arrested after authorities say they found her, a young boy and three Great Dane dogs in a Sandusky hotel room covered in excrement.

21-year-old Dezeray Powell has been charged with child endangerment and could face more charges.

Perkins Township Police say Powell apparently had been living at the Howard Johnson hotel on U.S. 250 for around a month.

The young boy and Powell were sent to Firelands Regional Medical Center for treatment.

The dogs, which police said appeared to be malnourished, are being taken care of at the Erie County pound.

 

State News/ Tax scams

Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning that tax scams are on the rise ahead of the April 17th tax-filing deadline.

In March, more than 340 reports of tax scams were logged by the state, compared to about 160 in January and 280 in February.

One of the scams to be on the lookout for is when an IRS impostor calls saying the federal government is taking action against you for tax problems and you must call back immediately and pay to resolve the problem.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4TH, 2018

 

*A Wind Advisory is in effect now through 4:00 pm today.

 

Today

Windy, with wind gusts as high as 50 mph.

A slight chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 38.

 

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.  Breezy, with winds decreasing after midnight.

 

Thursday

Partly sunny, with a high near 42.

 

Friday

A slight chance of rain and snow showers.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40