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Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Willard man dies in truck/pedestrian crash on Wednesday

A Willard man died Wednesday night after being hit by a pick-up truck while walking. 34 year-old Adam Castle was walking on the edge of the road on State Route 61 in New Haven Township when 16 year-old Aaron Ball of Shelby struck Castle with the right side of his Ford F-350. Castle was pronounced dead after being transported to Willard Mercy Hospital. Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be factors.

 

Man from the Huron/Milan area dies after car accidentally falls on him

A man from the Huron-Milan area was killed while working on a car Tuesday morning. The Norwalk Reflector reports that 56 year-old Johnny “Mike” Mosley of Riverview Drive in Franklin Flats, was working on his girlfriend’s car when it apparently slipped off its’ jack and crushed him.

 

9/11 Ceremony to take place Sunday in Norwalk

A Remembrance Ceremony to honor those who lost their lives in 9/11 will happen this Sunday at 1:00 pm at the Huron County Memorial Park near the Sheriff’s Office on Shady Lane in Norwalk. Guest speakers include members of the military and the Norwalk Police Department.   The Huron County Law Enforcement Memorial will also be dedicated during the event.  The ceremony is open to the public.

 

Goodwill Industries of Lorain County names new President

Goodwill Industries of Lorain County has named Barbara Hanck as their new president and CEO. Hanck previously worked for five years as Vice President of Resource Development for Goodwill Industries of Erie, Huron, Ottawa and Sandusky Counties, where she was involved in managing many departments including human resources, workforce development, and marketing. Goodwill Industries of Lorain County serves residents in the eastern portions of Erie and Huron Counties, along with Lorain County.


Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Huron County Sheriff looking to find man wanted on multiple Warrants

The Huron County Sheriff’s Office is seeking your help in locating a man wanted on warrants, and last seen in the Collins area Tuesday morning. The man, Travis Kovach, was also believed to be staying around Norwalk on occasion. The sheriff’s office says if you do see Kovach, to not approach him, but to contact the Huron County Sheriff’s Office immediately; and to also contact them with any information you might have. Kovach’s photo can be viewed on the Huron County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

 

Strongsville man accused in Lorain County Fairgrounds fatal crash Waves Prelim Hearing

The Lorain County Grand Jury will take up the case of a Strongsville man, accused of driving drunk and killing a pedestrian outside the Lorain County Fairgrounds in Wellington. 61 year-old Greg Box has waived his preliminary hearing in Oberlin Municipal Court.  Box is accused of killing 38 year old Linda Velez on Fairgrounds Road, then driving off.

 

Highway Patrol says Labor Day fatalities were down this year

An initial report released Tuesday from the Ohio State Highway Patrol indicates a decrease in traffic crash fatalities compared to 2015.  There were eleven fatal crashes resulting in 11 deaths between Friday and Monday, two less crashes and three fewer deaths than last year. A total of 730 motorists were arrested for OVI, while troopers also saw a 17 percent increase in felony arrests over the four day period.

 

BGSU Firelands hosting annual ‘College Night’

BGSU Firelands College will play host to their 46th Annual College Night, next Tuesday (Sept. 13th) from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.   The event gives high school students and adults the opportunity to receive information and talk with admissions representatives from over 60 colleges and universities in Ohio and nearby states. The program is free and open to the public, and takes place in the main conference room of the Cedar Point Center.


Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Huron County Public Health looks at “Big Tobacco” in the county

With funds from Ohio Anti-Tobacco grants, Huron County Public Health (HCPH) recently finished up audits of tobacco products in county retail stores, with a goal of learning how cigarettes and other related products are marketed by “Big Tobacco” companies in local retail environments. 46 stores were audited and showed some of the following findings: 63% of stores had cigarette price promotions, 61% had exterior cigarette advertisements, 31% of stores displayed tobacco ads at a child’s eye level, with the cheapest cigarettes found at the price of $3.00. HCPH and other agencies hope to use their findings to battle those marketing activities, leading to a tobacco-free community.

 

Norwalk’s Schumm selected as Huron County Outstanding Senior Citizen of the Year

Stephen Schumm of Norwalk has been named as the 2016 Outstanding Senior Citizen for Huron County by the Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging. Schumm and other county recipients were honored recently at the agency’s office in Mansfield. The award is given to seniors who show a positive image of aging while making a difference in their communities. Schumm is a minister at Saint Paul Church and a Norwalk City Councilman; as well as working as a principal and interim superintendent for numerous schools.

 

Willard Rail Crossing closing for two-weeks beginning Wednesday

Due to improvements being made by CSX, the railroad crossing on First Street in Willard will be closed for two weeks, beginning tomorrow (September 7th).

 

Toft’s hosting ‘Sub-Zero’ with a Hero tonight in Sandusky

Toft’s Dairy is joining up with the City of Sandusky Police and Fire Departments for the 3rd annual ‘Sub-Zero with a Hero’ tonight from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Toft’s Dairy and Ice Cream on Venice Road. The event is open to the public, and is intended for residents to share their questions and concerns along with just learning more about Sandusky’s police and fire department members, all while enjoying some ice cream together.

 

Sandusky hosting FLW Bass Tournament this Weekend

The countdown is on to this weekend’s F-L-W Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Erie. As many as 400 anglers will compete for cash-prizes during the two-day tournament, hosted by the city of Sandusky.


Friday, September 2nd, 2016

 Huron County residents can soon pay taxes Electronically

Huron County Treasurer Kathleen Schaffer has announced that a contract has been signed to soon give those in Huron County the ability to pay their property and mobile home taxes online, or in person with their credit or debit card. Beginning September 6th, payments can be made by visiting the Huron County Auditor’s website: www.huroncountyauditor.org and clicking on the ‘payment’ link.

 

Detox Center to likely open in Sandusky next year

Commissioners in Erie County have given their approval to $500,000 in funding to construct a drug and alcohol detox center in Sandusky. The Sandusky Register says the 16-bed facility will be located at the Erie County Health Department site on Superior Street.  The center will offer 24/7 treatment that allows addicts to begin their first step in recovery.  Construction is likely to begin in October, with an opening date set for July of 2017, with a total cost at around $2 million.

 

Erie County Sheriff’s Office receive $37,000 in Traffic Safety Grant Funds

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office has received a grant of just over $37,000 in federal traffic safety funds. The grant money will be used to perform overtime high-visibility enforcement patrols in areas with a high number of serious traffic crashes; including US 250 and State Routes 2, 4, 60, and 61. Last month, a total of 83 traffic stops were made with funding from the ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign.

 

 

Milan Melon Festival begins Saturday

The annual Milan Melon Festival runs Saturday through Monday. Event highlights include the Melon Festival Queen Contest at 5:00 pm Saturday and the Edison Band concert Saturday night at 7:00 pm, a 5-K run on Sunday morning at 9:00 am and a parade on Sunday at 2:00 pm; along with the festival being the home of cantaloupe ice cream and watermelon sherbet.

 

Highway Patrol says “Don’t drive impaired this Labor Day weekend”

The Ohio State Highway Patrol has issued a reminder to drivers to not get behind the wheel impaired during this Labor Day weekend. The Highway Patrol says that troopers will be out in full force this weekend on Ohio’s roadways, arresting those who are driving impaired. During Labor Day weekend last year, 14 people were killed on Ohio’s roadways, including seven involving an impaired driver. The patrol says to remember to designate a sober driver if you plan to drink alcohol.

 

Attorney seeking investigation into possible ‘fake’ support letters concerning NEXUS pipeline

An attorney representing several grassroots groups is asking the feds to investigate what appear to be, fake letters of support for construction of the NEXUS natural gas pipeline across northern Ohio. According to the Chronicle-Telegram, several people whose names appear on letters-of-support deny writing them.