Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Fugitive thought to be in Norwalk has been found in a nearby state

Wade Crone, who is wanted in Indiana on a parole violation, has been located in Pennsylvania, according to Norwalk Police. The Norwalk PD had reported Crone as likely being in the Norwalk area in the last day or so.


Semi crashes into home near Bellevue Tuesday night

A semi driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a house in Lyme Township near Bellevue Tuesday evening. 50 year-old Randy Wright of Collins was north bound on State Route 4, just south of Seel Road, when he travelled off the right side of the road, into the ditch, then severely struck a home on State Route 4. Collins suffered minor injuries, along with one of the home’s residents, with the home sustaining significant damage. Alcohol or drugs do not appear to be crash-causing factors.


Huron County Public Health offering Free Mosquito Dunks to County Residents

During this summer and fall, Huron County Public Health is handing out free mosquito “dunks” to residents of Huron County.  The dunks, which look like small donuts, float on water and give off bacteria that kill mosquito eggs.  They can be used in ponds or anywhere where water collects for a long time.  A small supply will be given to residents on a first-come, first-serve basis, with a limit of one pack per household.  They can be picked up in the basement of the County Administration Building in Norwalk.


Ehove Police Academy now forming

The fall class is forming now at the Ehove adult Police Academy. The class is 17 weeks long; with the school providing all uniforms and equipment needed, including a duty belt, firearm, and ammunition. More information is available online at .


Blood Donations needed throughout Ohio

(from Ohio News Connection)-Health officials are asking Ohioans to consider helping to save a life during the dog days of summer. Rodney Wilson with American Red Cross Blood Services said there’s typically a spike in traumatic injuries during the summer, while at the same time, blood donations drop.Wilson notes summer blood shortages usually affect those blood types that are needed most, but this year’s need is urgent for all blood types. Donors must be in good general health, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old, or 16 with signed parental consent


Lorain County murder suspect to appear in court Thursday

A murder suspect has been returned to Lorain County, and is due in court tomorrow. 38 year-old Larry Brown is accused of shooting and killing 66 year old Lani Smith of Lorain 3 weeks ago.  Brown was arrested in a Baltimore hospital where he was being treated for an ankle injury.

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Norwalk Police looking for ‘armed and dangerous’ man wanted in Indiana

The Norwalk Police Department is looking for a man wanted in Indiana on a parole violation. Norwalk Police has received information that a Wade Crone is in the Norwalk area, and it’s been reported that he’s staying with a man named ‘Josh Hobbs’. Crone is considered armed and dangerous; so if you do see him or know the whereabouts of him or Hobbs, do not approach them, instead contact the Norwalk Police Department at 419-663-6780.  Pictures of Crone are currently on the Norwalk Police Department Facebook page.


Fatal Motorcycle Crash Monday in Danbury Township

A man from Fremont lost his life Monday after his motorcycle crashed in Danbury Township in Ottawa County. 33 year-old Marcus Zimmerman was pronounced dead around 5:00 pm Monday when he merged his motorcycle westbound on State Route 2 from State Route 269.  The cycle went off the left side of the roadway, struck a guardrail and overturned.  The crash remains under investigation. Alcohol and/or drug use is unknown at this time.


ZIKA Virus Warning for Pregnant Women

The Ohio Department of Health has joined the centers for Disease control, in issuing new warnings about the Zeeka virus. They’re telling pregnant women, NOT to travel to the Miami area…that’s where a local, mosquito-born virus-transmission has been confirmed. They say, pregnant women who travelled to that area on-or-after June 15th should talk with their healthcare provider and be tested for Zeeka.


Sandusky Touch–a—Truck to take place Today

The 3rd annual City of Sandusky Touch-a-Truck event is today from 4:00 to 8:00 pm, at the Paper District Marina.  Over 80 large trucks, heavy machinery, emergency vehicles, and more will be there for kids to check out; plus children can also submit their choice for the name of the new Sandusky police dog. The event is also part of “America’s Night Out Against Crime”.


 Cedar Point to close ‘Mean Streak’ in September

Cedar Point has announced that wooden roller coaster, Mean Streak, will be closing in September.   Mean Streak opened in 1991 as the world’s tallest (161 feet) and fastest (65 mph) wooden coaster, with more than 26 million guests riding it throughout the years. The ride will permanently close on Friday night, September 16th with one last public riding session from 6:00 to 7:00 pm during opening night of “HalloWeekends.”  The park is making room for future development in Frontier Town.


New ‘Fin Feather Fur’ store to open today in Milan area

 Fin Feather Fur Outfitters will open its doors for the first time today at its’ Milan location on US 250 North, just south of the Ohio Turnpike.  It begins with a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning at 9:30 am.  The new store covers over 20,000 square feet and will carry a huge inventory of hunting and fishing gear.  This will be their fifth location which includes other Ohio locations in Ashland, Canton, Middleburg Heights and Boardman.  A grand opening celebration runs today through Sunday.  Fin Feather Fur employs over 260 men and women.

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Cedar Point/Soak City back to normal hours after water main break over the Weekend

Cedar Point and its’ water park, Soak City, are back to normal operations today, after repairs were completed to the main water line into the park. A water main break Saturday night forced Soak City to be closed on Sunday. Cedar Point will open today at 9:00 am for Early Entry guests and 10:00 am for everyone else; with Soak City opening at 11:00 am.


Highway Patrol to focus on causes of recent Fatal Crashes

During August, the Ohio State Highway Patrol will be focusing all their efforts on two-lane state and federal highways in Erie and Ottawa Counties between 2:00 and 5:00 pm.  Troopers will be firmly be enforcing improper passing, left of center/marked lanes, following too close, and seat belt violations.  In 2016, there has been seven fatal crashes in Erie and Ottawa Counties, with three happening in July.  Of those seven crashes, three were caused by improper passing or left of center violations.


Street Resurfacing Program continues today in Norwalk

Crews are set to be back in Norwalk today to continue the 2016 Street Resurfacing Program.  They are slated to begin on State Street, and progress to Wooster Street, Linwood Avenue, Hickory Street, Harris Avenue, and West Chestnut Street. Also, disrupted sidewalks and driveways along Pleasant and Washington streets will be restored.  Next week, crews plan to pave the Rec Center and City Hall parking lots.  Follow the City of Norwalk on Facebook for timely updates.


Purchase School Supplies tax free this upcoming Weekend

Ohio’s “Sales Tax Holiday” returns Friday through Sunday. The program is designed to help families save a little money during their “back to school” shopping.  Shoes and clothing priced less than 75-dollars will be tax-exempt along with School supplies and instructional materials under 20-dollars.


Clothing Drive to benefit Plymouth Band 

A clothing drive is being put on by the Plymouth High School Band to benefit the music boosters.  To donate, bring items to the three large red bins located near the fieldhouse at the Plymouth High School campus.  They are accepting items such as: clothing, blankets, towels, small kids’ toys, kitchen wares, DVDs, and jewelry.

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Lorain teen pleads ‘Not Guilty’ to Juvenile Murder Charge

A Lorain teenager, being held in connection with the shooting-death of an Elyria man, has pled ‘not guilty’ to a juvenile charge of murder. 16 year-old Darius Ramey surrendered to police last week. 31 year-old Kenneth Shinafelt was shot in the head on Reeves Avenue in Lorain on July 11th and died a day later.  Police have not released a motive for the shooting.


Sandusky Fire Department purchases new Equipment

Commissioners in Sandusky have approved the purchase of fire equipment for the new Ladder Co. 951 of the Sandusky Fire Department. The equipment includes two fire hoses, high- pressure air bags, a vehicle stabilization kit, fire nozzles, and gas-powered saws. The total cost is just over $46,500, and will be paid from the EMS Fund of the Fire Department.


 Bellevue PD promotes officer to Sergeant

The Bellevue Police Department has announced the promotion of Todd Trego to the rank of Sergeant. Trego has been with the Bellevue PD for three years after previously spending time as Sergeant with the Pioneer Police Department in northwestern Ohio.


 Former Wellington Superintendent now at Margaretta

Wellington Schools Superintendent Dennis Mock is on the move. Mock’s final day in Wellington will be August 5th.  He’s scheduled to begin his new job, as interim superintendent in the Margaretta Schools on August 8th, to be closer to home. Mock worked in Wellington for just over one year.


Festivals going on this Weekend in Wakeman and Shiloh

A couple of small-town fun festivals take place this weekend…with the Wakeman Fireman’s Homecoming Festival happening today through Sunday with a concert Saturday night including Emily Keener as well as fireworks, plus a parade in Wakeman Sunday afternoon. As for Shiloh, their 50th Fireman’s Ox Roast goes on today and Saturday in the Richland County village. Tonight, there’s a concert featuring 90’s country band Little Texas along with fireworks, followed by a parade on Saturday evening.