Friday, January 30, 2015

We’re keeping an eye on this Sunday.

There’s a 90 percent chance of snow, but just how much snow remains to be seen.  Some forecast models say it could be several inches.


A head-on crash in Seneca County has claimed a Willard man.

28-year-old Ted Patrick was killed at approximately 2:20 this morning on U.S. Route 224 in Bloom Township.  According to the Highway Patrol, Patrick’s pickup truck crossed the center line and drove into the path of a bucket truck owned by American Power Company.  The crash remains under investigation.


A Valley View man was charged with failure to control, after crashing a car at U.S. Route 6 and Perkins Avenue yesterday afternoon.

According to the highway patrol, 24-year-old Jason Carney was traveling at a high rate of speed on Perkins Avenue, when the car went off the road, went airborne, and hit a utility pole, snapping the pole in two. Prior to the crash, Carney had passed numerous cars. He was taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center, for treatment of minor injuries. The crash shut down the intersection of Route 6 and Perkins Avenue, and Norfolk and Southern Railroad stopped all train traffic, due to low-hanging wires. The car, a 2015 Chevy Impala, owned by his employer, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, sustained heavy damage.

A longtime Huron County employee is facing a drug charge.

Lynn Chapin of Norwalk is charged with permitting drug abuse. She’s due in court next month. The charge is a first-degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to six months in jail, and a $1,000 fine. The charge goes back to last fall, when deputies discovered a suspected marijuana-growing operation inside the home Chapin shares with her live-in boyfriend, Gregory Dauch. Marijuana seized at the scene was sent to a state lab for testing. Earlier this month, Dauch was charged with cultivating marijuana. Chapin was charged earlier this week. Chapin works at the Huron County Auditor’s Office. She’s been a county employee since 1989.


With an eye on hiring a new superintendent, the Perkins Board of Education has scheduled three special sessions for February.

The first one will be held at 6pm Monday.  After that, the school board will meet in special session at 6pm February 9th and 5pm February 11th.  The board will interview applicants during the second and third meetings.  All three meetings will be held at the Administrative Service Center.


A recent traffic stop on the Ohio Turnpike turned into a big drug bust.

Two Nevada residents were jailed after they were pulled over January 21st near the Baumhart Road exit in Lorain County.  Troopers became suspicious during the stop leading to a search of the car.  That search turned up more than 200 pounds of marijuana worth $1.2 million.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A Sandusky County woman accused of hitting and seriously injuring a Bellevue resident was arraigned this week, in Huron County Common Pleas Court.

63-year-old Marilyn Perry of Lindsey, entered a ‘not guilty’ plea to a charge of aggravated vehicular assault. Perry is accused of hitting Pamela Beckham, as Beckham was getting out of her car in front of the Bellevue Public Library. She was flown to a Toledo hospital, for treatment of broken bones and other injuries. Perry is free on bond, pending future court proceedings. She’s scheduled to stand trial in April.


They’ll be ‘Freezin’ for a Reason’ this Saturday, in Sandusky.

The 10th annual Polar Plunge will be held at the Thirsty Pony. It’s a fundraiser for the Special Olympics. For more information, go to


No big winners last night, so Saturday’s Powerball jackpot has grown to $289 million.


A central Ohio pastor has been charged with sexual battery, for engaging in sexual conduct with a teenage parishioner.

The alleged acts involving 44-year-old Scott Murphy and the 15-year-old occurred multiple times this month, at the Newark Heights Church of God. He’s expected to resign as pastor.


Nine area schools will split $27,000, thanks to Fisher Titus Medical Center’s Health Education grants.

Edison, Monroeville, New London, Norwalk public and parochial, South Central, Wellington, Western Reserve and Willard are each getting $3,000 to help make math, science and health education fun for students. Since 1996, 175 grants have been awarded through the program.


Dog owners in Huron and Erie counties…Saturday is the deadline to buy dog licenses for 2015.

Starting Sunday, the price will double.


Monday, December 1, 2014

Following a 41-13 win over Glouster Trimble Saturday night at Yellow Jacket Stadium in Mount Vernon.

For the fifth time since 1997, the St. Paul Flyers will play for a state football championship. The Flyers will play Maria Stein Marion Local at 10am this Saturday, at Ohio Stadium in Columbus. St. Paul’s previous state championship game appearances came in 1997, 1999, 2004 and 2009. The Flyers won the 2009 state championship, topping Delphos St. John, 24-21. Marion Local has won three consecutive state championships. Saturday’s St. Paul-Marion Local game will air live on 95.3, WLKR and The early forecast for Columbus this Saturday: Partly sunny, and 48.


Ohio’s 2014 deer-gun season begins today, and runs through Sunday.

Hunting hours are one half-hour before sunrise, to 30 minutes after sunset. Hunters must have a deer permit, and a valid Ohio hunting license.


A Willard man is facing criminal charges, connected to a recent break-in at Strawberry Hill, on State Route 4.

30-year-old Jason Wolford is currently charged with breaking and entering, theft and possession of criminal tools. Wolford and a second suspect allegedly broke into business November 22nd, and stole several hundred dollars, and numerous cartons of cigarettes. He was arrested several days later. The second suspect remains at-large.


A worker at Kohl’s in Perkins Township has been charged with felony and misdemeanor theft, for allegedly failing to ring up more than $1,000 worth of items.

27-year-old Heather Jensen was jailed last week, after store officials and police learned she didn’t scan bar codes of certain items, and allowed her boyfriend and two others to leave the store with the unpaid merchandise. The boyfriend, 29-year-old Dale Ryan is charged with receiving stolen property.


Pizza Cravin is back in business.

The uptown pizza shop re-opened Friday afternoon a little more than a month after it closed. Lanny Gilbert and his girlfriend, Tami Stamm, are the new owners. Hours will be 4 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 4 to midnight on the weekends. “We will have carryout only after midnights,” Gilbert said. “If people are still calling I will still be open.”


Columbus police say a body found this afternoon in the University District is that of missing Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge.

He apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Karageorge, 22, graduated from Thomas Worthington High School and wrestled for three years as a Buckeye before joining the football team in August. He appeared in one game, against Penn State. Karageorge would have been one of 24 seniors recognized at Ohio Stadium on Saturday before their final home game against Michigan.


It was ugly for the Cleveland Browns vs. Buffalo Bills yesterday with a final score of 26-10 leaving the Browns tied in 4th place with Baltimore and Pittsburgh in the AFC North all three teams are 7-5.

Although a gloomy day for the Dawg Pound, Manziel made his debut at 12:00 in the 4th quarter making a 10-yard touchdown. Cleveland will take on the Indianapolis Colts this Sunday at Browns Stadium kickoff at 1pm.


With a loss of a fellow team mate, the Ohio State Buckeyes came out of Saturday’s game in Columbus with a win over rivals Michigan State final score 42-28.

Coming up this Saturday the Buckeyes will face off against the Wisconsin Badgers at Ohio State 8:17pm game time. You can hear that live on your home for the Buckeyes, 95.3 WLKR.


The Annual Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes returns on Dec. 7-8.

Visitors will be able to look at eight homes — six private homes, and also the Follett House Museum and the Cooke-Dorn House. This will be the 35th year of what’s become a local holiday tradition. Get more information on our community calendar at


Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned Ohioans to be cautious of opportunities to make extra money this holiday season.

Some job offers and work-from-home opportunities are scams. In 2014, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office has received nearly 100 complaints involving job or business-opportunity potential scams. The average reported loss is more than $1,300. To avoid scams, DeWine encourages job seekers to research the company offering the work by contacting the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and the local Better Business Bureau.


The Cleveland Cavaliers had some time off after a win against The Indiana Pacers on Saturday final score 109-97.

You can catch the next game; Cavaliers vs. The Milwaukee Bucks Tomorrow the 2nd live with John Michael right here on 95.3 WLKR.


Spending tumbled an estimated 11 percent over the weekend, according to the National Retail Federation.

And more than 6 million shoppers who had been expected to hit stores never showed up. Consumer spending fell to $50.9 billion over the past four days, down from $57.4 billion in 2013, according to the NRF. It was the second year in a row that sales declined during the post-Thanksgiving Black Friday weekend, which had long been famous for long lines and frenzied crowds. Today is Cyber Monday, many are estimated to take advantage of final deals with on-line savings today.


For 32 years, Holy Angels and Zion Lutheran churches in Sandusky have teamed up to serve Thanksgiving dinners to the community.

Volunteers had about 90 cooked turkeys to prepare for dinner plates. About 300 volunteers participated over the two days to make the dinner possible, whether prepping and cooking the meal or helping serve or deliver the meals.


One death Sunday afternoon after apartment fire on Venice Road in Sandusky, the identity of the man has not been released yet.

Bystander’s say they believe a cigarette caused the apartment fire but the Sandusky Fire Dept. doesn’t know that for sure.


Huron is making headway with new projects and revivals.

Including ConAgra site’s face lift, a possible modern roundabout for Berlin and Cleveland Roads, unifying the divided Main Street, and finally bringing life to the Show Boat on North Main Street. The revitalization of Huron will take some time but it is sure to bring new life to the city.

Friday, November 21, 2014

AAA says more than 46 million Americans will hit the road for Thanksgiving.

It’s the largest number of Thanksgiving Day travelers since 2007. 90 percent of travelers will go at least 50 miles by car, and AAA says road trippers will likely pay the lowest price for Thanksgiving fuel in five years.


The cost for this year’s Thanksgiving dinner will cost a bit more than last year.

A survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation shows the cost of a feast for 10 is $49.41, an increase of just 37 cents. That includes turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls, veggies, pumpkin pie, coffee and milk.


A reminder that Ohio’s youth deer-gun season is tomorrow and Sunday.

It’s open to licensed hunters 17 and under, with a non-hunting adult.  Normal bag limits apply.


Due to the snow, leaf pickup in Norwalk is running a bit behind schedule.

Leaf pickup should be complete next week.


The non-profit ASSE International Student Exchange Program is seeking representatives to work with volunteer host families and international exchange students locally.

Area representatives recruit and screen prospective host families, supervise the exchange students throughout the year, and interview American students who want to study abroad. Representatives are compensated based on the number of students they are supervising. For more information visit


A Wednesday night house fire in Bellevue has been ruled as arson.

The blaze destroyed the Bellevue home, despite emergency responder’s hour and a half battle with the flames. The Ohio State Fire Marshall’s investigators found the fire was intentionally set. As of Thursday, Bellevue police have not made any arrests.


An Ottawa County grand jury indicted Ohio Republican Representative Steven Kraus on Wednesday.

The newly-elected state lawmaker has been indicted on felony charges of burglary, breaking and entering and theft. A police report alleges 55 year old Kraus of Huron, took antiques, a shotgun and musical instruments from a home in Port Clinton earlier this year. Kraus, who is an auctioneer, admitted to taking the items, but said a real estate agent selling the home asked him to take them and inventory them for auction.