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Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Edison student arrested after refusing to go out for fire alarm

A 16-year-old female student at Edison High School was arrested Wednesday after she allegedly refused to exit the building for a fire safety alarm.

The student reportedly opposed being a part in the drill because she didn’t want to go out in the cold.  She then allegedly locked herself in a bathroom stall and continued to defy attempts to leave and go to the office.

She was eventually charged with resisting arrest, persistent disorderly conduct and juvenile delinquency; and was taken to an Erie County detention home.

 

10-year-old student at North Point charged with felony assault

A 10-year-old student at North Point Educational Service Center in Perkins Township faces criminal charges following an incident where he allegedly attacked and made threats to school staff.

The boy from Willard was charged with felony assault and disorderly conduct Tuesday after reportedly yelling profanities and making a death threat.

He was transported to the Erie County juvenile justice center.

 

Bikeway trail along U.S. 20 almost wrapped up

A bikeway that runs from Wakeman to the Lorain County Line is near completion.

The ODOT-funded bikeway project will extend specifically from the east side of Ohio 60 at Redcap Park to Green Road along U.S. 20, connecting Wakeman to Kipton.

The 10-foot wide paved trail is expected to be finished by the end of this month.

 

Erie MetroParks swaps land with resident

Erie MetroParks has obtained new property by making a trade with a local resident.

Park workers have swapped neighboring parcels close to three acres each on River Road with resident Mike Cowan.

The easement allows pedestrian connection to the Huron River Path MetroPark and for the park to have additional access to the Dupont Marsh shoreline; allowing for possible fishing and birdwatching platforms to be built.

For Cowan, he receives more room to build parcels he recently purchased.

 

Cedar Point expanding Hotel Breakers

Cedar Point has announced that an expansion to their ‘Hotel Breakers’ is coming next year.

The park plans to open a new 158-room, five-story addition in May; which includes premium amenities and many balconies with great views of Lake Erie.

The expansion will take place at the site of Sandcastle Suites; which recently closed.


Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Former Norwalk doctor pleads guilty to 20 felonies

A former doctor in Norwalk pleaded guilty Tuesday to 20 felonies involving illegal processing of drugs and distributing pre-completed prescriptions for suboxone.

67-year-old Robert Reeves Jr. from Green Springs faces up to 25 years in prison and a fine of $72,500 when he’s sentenced on December 14th.

Reeves also will have to surrender his medical license.

Two of his former employees, Lisa Garlock and Lisa House, face similar charges.

 

Sandusky man arrested for theft from vehicles

Police have arrested a Sandusky man who’s believed to have been involved in a number of recent thefts of firearms from cars in Perkins Township.

Authorities believe that all of the vehicles that 49-year-old Edward Weaver targeted were left unlocked.

 

Gas prices on the rise

Gas prices in the region could increase soon to their highest amount in two years.

Factors include a major pipeline outage (Explorer Pipeline), refinery maintenance and the lingering effects of Hurricane Harvey.

According to GasBuddy, prices in Ohio are expected to rise to around $2.89 a gallon.

It could be a number of days before prices get back to normal.

 

Hospitals in the area receive ratings for patient safety

Patient safety ratings have been released for local hospitals by a national organization.

The LeapFrog Group gave an “A” grade to Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk and a “B” rating to Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky.

The ratings, released twice a year, include patient safety concerning risks such as accidents, errors, infections and injuries.

Cleveland Clinic received an “A”, University Hospital in Parma a “B” and a “C” was given to MetroHealth’s main campus in Cleveland.

 

Phone scam in Monroeville

Authorities in Monroeville are warning residents of a phone scam.

Police say that someone calling from a fake number is pretending to be from the Monroeville PD’s civil division; and are saying money is owed to them.

The problem is…the Monroeville Police Department says they do not have a civil division.

Again, this is a scam.

 

Shoe drive going on from Norwalk Elementary PTO

The Norwalk Elementary PTO is hosting a shoe drive fundraiser now through January 5th.

Gently worn, new or used shoes can be dropped off at Maplehurst, League and Pleasant Elementary schools; as well as the Norwalk Eagles Club.

Money raised will be used for school and student needs and will also go towards an organization that helps grow small businesses in developing countries and support the families of those businesses.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 11/2

Today

Showers likely this morning.  Cloudy, with a high near 66.

 

Tonight

Showers, mainly overnight. Low around 52.

 

Friday

Showers likely early.

Gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 54.

 

Saturday

A chance of showers in the afternoon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58.


Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Man reportedly robs Perkins Township convenient store

A 47-year-old man was arrested Tuesday morning after allegedly robbing a Perkins Township convenient store at gunpoint.

Gary Marcum reportedly stole $180 from the Hy-Miler on Columbus and Perkins Avenue Monday night after demanding money from a clerk with a handgun drawn.

 

Fremont gas station robbed twice in four days

Police are still searching for what appears to be two different suspects in two different robberies of the same gas station in Fremont.

The Friendship BP on West State Street was reportedly robbed both early Thursday and Sunday night; by likely two different men.

The suspect on Thursday demanded money but did not brandish any weapons before taking an unknown cash amount; while the robber Sunday pointed his hand at a cashier like he was holding a gun; then pushed the employee out of the way and took a cash box with an undisclosed amount.

 

Huron County Chamber of Commerce seeking new executive director

The Huron County Chamber of Commerce has begun their search for a new executive director; after former director Melissa James stepped down in early October.

Criteria include graduation from an accredited college or comparable work-related experience with a preferred study in public relations, business management and marketing.

Resumes will be taken by email only (chamberdirectorapplicant@gmail.com) now through November 12th.

The job is full-time with a salary near $40,000 a year.

 

Sandusky half way to bronze sculpture of MLK

Sandusky City Commissioners have agreed to donate $1,500 in public funds for a bust of Martin Luther King Jr.

The Sandusky Pioneer Committee now has close to half of the $10,000 it costs for the bronze sculpture of King; with plans for it to go on display at Freedom Plaza in Washington Park.

 

Ohio Department of Education recognizes first eight ‘Purple Star Schools’

Oak Harbor Middle School has been named one of the first eight schools in the state to receive the Purple Star Award for their commitment to serving military-connected students and families.

The Purple Star Award for military friendly schools recognizes schools that show a major commitment to serving students and families connected to our nation’s armed forces.

Purple Star awardees receive a special Purple Star recognition to display in their buildings.

 

Program tomorrow will address growing number of aging adult crashes in Ohio

A program in Elyria on Thursday will focus on what can be done to limit the increasing amount of car crashes involving aging adult drivers.

“The Silver Tsunami – Supporting Ohio’s Aging Drivers” will take place tomorrow from 10:30 am to 12 noon at Lorain County Community College’s Spitzer Conference Center.

It will feature a representative from the ODOT Highway Safety Program and American Occupational Therapy Association.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 11/1

Today

A slight chance of rain.  Cloudy, with a high near 49.

 

Tonight

Showers, with temperatures rising to around 55 during the overnight hours.

 

Thursday

A chance of showers.  Cloudy, with a high near 65.

 

Friday

Showers, mainly in the morning.  High near 56.


Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Fatal crash on Put-In-Bay

A 32-year-old man from Put-in-Bay was killed in a fatal motor scooter crash early Saturday morning.

According to authorities, Daniel French traveled left of center on Catawba Avenue in Put-in-Bay and off the road; where he struck a utility pole and was thrown from the scooter.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.

 

Police looking into reports of shots fired in Sandusky

No suspects have been located after several reports of multiple shots fired on East and South Forest Drive Sunday night in Sandusky.

Authorities did find possible bullet holes around a doorway to a home and shell castings in a driveway nearby.

 

58 pounds of marijuana seized in Erie County traffic stop

Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers seized 58 pounds of marijuana from two California men during a traffic stop in Erie County on Friday.

The 24 and 26 year-olds both face felony drug charges which could lead to 16 years in prison.

The stop was made on I-80 near milepost 121.

 

Huron teen taken to hospital after car crash following cell phone squabble

A 17-year-old boy from Huron was hurt in a car crash involving an argument over what was on his cell phone.

The accident took place Sunday on Cleveland Road and Sandusky Avenue where authorities found a vehicle crashed into a tree.

A female reportedly came to the male’s house and took his phone; where the male followed her and got into her car, which led to the crash.

The male was hospitalized after cutting his forehead on the windshield.  The female received a knee contusion.

 

Fall clean-up this week in Norwalk

Limited fall pickup is going on this week in Norwalk.

Households are allowed to set out three large items or nine extra trash bags for pickup at no additional charge during their normal trash day.

The pickup is limited to household items such as couches, mattresses and TV’s; and restricted to items that two employees can lift.

 

Area Trick or Treats going on tonight

It’s Halloween…with several area communities holding their Trick or Treat events tonight.

In Erie and Huron County, they include: Berlin Heights, Greenwich, Huron, Milan, Norwalk, Perkins Township, Sandusky, Vermilion and Willard.

Check your town for exact times.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 10/31

Today

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44.  Breezy.

 

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.

 

Wednesday

Cloudy, with a high near 49.

 

Thursday

A chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63.  Breezy.