Monday, June 27th, 2016

OVI Checkpoint results from Saturday in Perkins Township

An OVI checkpoint took place on State Route 4, south of Perkins Avenue in Perkins Township on Saturday night. The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports that during the two-hour operation, 806 cars passed through the checkpoint, with 12 motorists held back for additional investigation.  No drivers were found to be impaired, but five arrests were made for possession of illegal drugs.

Woman caught breaking into Nacho’s Restaurant in Sandusky

Nacho’s Restaurant on Cleveland Road was broken into Friday morning by a woman with a hammer.  The Sandusky Register reports that 41 year-old Kimberly George of Sandusky was arrested on charges of breaking and entering, felony vandalism, safecracking and possession of criminal tools. It’s the second time in a year she’s allegedly broken into the business.  While inside the restaurant, George raided a cabinet near the cash register, Sandusky police Detective Gary Wichman told The Sandusky Register Friday.  She was later taken into custody and sent to the Erie County Jail.

Sandusky man Arrested on Drug Charges after Traffic Stop Discovery

A Sandusky man was arrested on drug charges Saturday night after initially being stopped for littering. 19 year-old Mark Castile Jr. of Sandusky was pulled over when someone from his car tossed a lit cigarette out the window which landed underneath an Erie County Sheriff’s Office vehicle. While conducting the stop, a bag was discovered that appeared to contain cocaine.  Castile was taken to Erie County Jail; and was charged with possession of cocaine, obstructing official business, driving under suspension, along with having three active warrants.


nti-Bullying Workshop to be held at Margaretta High School

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office is presenting an anti-bullying parent workshop this Thursday (6/30) at Margaretta High School at 7:00 pm. Items to be discussed include cyber bullying, physical and verbal bullying, sexting, and social media.  Parents, guardians, and students from grades K through 12 are invited to attend.

Police seeking help locating Bank Robbery Suspect in Lorain on Saturday

Police in Lorain have released a photo from surveillance video,of a man accused of robbing First Federal Savings of Lorain on East 42nd Saturday morning.  Police are asking you to give them a call if you recognize the guy.

Friday, June 24th, 2016

New Developments in 1989 Amy Mihalevic Abduction and Murder Case


Officials in Bay Village believe, a hand-made blanket, converted into a small curtain, and a store-bought blanket, might hold the keys to finding the person who abducted and killed 10 year-old Amy Mihalevic in 1989. The items were found in a ditch about 1-thousand feet from her body, which was found in a corn field in Ashland County.  Investigators are now convinced, based on modern-day technology, that the curtain and the blanket were used to wrap Amy’s body.


City of Norwalk asking for assistance to help fund 4th of July Fireworks

Norwalk Mayor Rob Duncan is asking for help in sponsoring the city’s fireworks display on July 4th.  Duncan says in the past the fireworks have been funded through local businesses, and this year is the same. For those businesses and individuals interested in helping with a monetary gift, checks can be dropped off at City Hall or sent to P.O. Box 872 in Norwalk.  Checks should be made payable to VFW with “fireworks” on the memo. The fireworks will take place July 4th at the Huron County Fairgrounds at dusk. The 4th of July parade will be at 10:30 am, and will be broadcasted live on Kool Gold 1510 AM.


Parks at Cedar Point Sports Center Progressing Nicely

Construction of Sports Force Parks at the Cedar Point Sports Center is ahead of schedule, as crews continue to build the youth sports facility located just miles across the bay from Cedar Point. The park in Sandusky is expected to open for tournament play in March of 2017.

Sports Force Parks at Cedar Point Sports Center will consist of four NCAA regulation baseball fields, eight NCAA regulation soccer and lacrosse fields and eleven youth baseball and softball fields. It will also feature miniature golf, rope courses, dining, and more.  Construction on the sports park is scheduled to finish up in the fall.


Bellevue Community Days Festival rolls on…

Community Days Fest in Bellevue continues today and tomorrow.  Tonight’s highlights include a 5K walk/run tonight at 7:00 pm, live music at 7:30 pm, and fireworks at 10:30 pm.  On Saturday, a classic car show takes place from 8:00 am to 12 noon, with a parade at 10:00 am.


Comedy Benefit show to be held Sunday in Sandusky

Plum Brook Country Club Pool in Sandusky will host “The Caddyshack” Open Comedy Night benefit on Sunday night at 6:00 pm. The comedy show will raise money for The Foundation for Firelands cancer program.

The show includes two comedians; Mark Cordes with 35 years in the industry, and Cleveland-native Jason Lawhead from Last Comic Standing season nine.  Tickets for the show are $50. More info can be found at .


NHRA Nationals being held in Norwalk this Weekend

The 10th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals continues this weekend at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, just outside of Norwalk.  Qualifying was last night and also tonight with fireworks planned for this evening as well.  Saturday includes two rounds of pro qualifying, and then it’s “Championship Sunday” with the finals beginning at 3:35 pm. Gates will open at 7:30 am today and tomorrow, and at 8:00 am on Sunday.


EHOVE offering class to prepare Students for Specific Programs

A free “Boost Your Skills” class is now being offered at EHOVE Career Center.  The “Boost Your Skills” class will run Monday and Wednesdays, 3:30 to 5:30 pm, from July 11th through August 31st. The class is intended to help students become prepared for their preferred program at EHOVE. The class also helps students lift their levels for the Work Keys entrance exam; and those who complete the class will be given their Work Keys re-test for free. To sign up, call EHOVE at 419-499-4663 ext. 280.

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Over 1-Million Fans in Cleveland Wednesday for Cavs Parade


It was a day for the ages in Cleveland on Wednesday, as an estimated 1.3 million people helped celebrate the Cavaliers NBA Championship at the parade  and rally. The parade was star-studded, featuring Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer and OSU Marching Band, along with Cleveland Browns legend Jim Brown, UFC fighting champion and Clevelander Stipe Miocic, and of course, the entire Cavaliers team including LeBron James. A rally is also scheduled for tonight at 7:00 pm in Akron, hometown of LeBron James.


Applications now available for Monroeville Safety Town

Safety Town in Monroeville will take place July 18th through 21st at the Huron River Joint Fire Department on 155 Monroe Street, running from 5:00 to 7:00 pm each night.  Children must be entering kindergarten in the upcoming school year to be a part of Safety Town. Applications will/ or have been mailed out already to children who are registered to enter kindergarten. Applications can also be picked up at the Monroeville Police Department or Clerk’s Office.


Fundraiser to be held Sunday at Chipotle for Perkins Township Police

The Perkins Township Police Association is taking part in a fundraiser this Sunday at the Chipotle on Milan Road in Sandusky. Between 12 noon and 3:00 pm Sunday, half of your meal purchase price will be donated to the Perkins Police.  Print out the flyer from the Perkins Township Facebook page and show it to your cashier to participate in the fundraiser.  You can also bring up the flyer on your smartphone.


Bellevue Community Days Festival begins Today

Events get underway later today at the Community Days Festival in Bellevue. Midway rides open at 5:00 pm along with DJ Lance and Local Talent on the Main Stage. There will also be a hot dog eating contest at 5:30 and donut eating event at 8:30.  The Marvelous Mutts Dog Show runs three times at 6:00, 8:00, and 9:30 pm.

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

City of Cleveland hosting Cavaliers Championship Parade on Wednesday

The parade and rally honoring the Cleveland Cavaliers for winning their first NBA championship and the first major sports title for the city in 52 years, is set for today at 11:00 a.m.  It will be carried live right here on 95.3 WLKR, which includes live updates from Josh Bowman and Kevin Rasnick in Cleveland.

The parade of more than 60 units will include Cavaliers players as well as The Ohio State University Marching Band. Parade-goers are encouraged to ride the Rapid Transit (RTA) to Tower City.  Round-trip all-day passes will be available for $5, with trains running every 10 minutes.


Area Counties to receive Funds for Water Quality Projects

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation is providing $200,000 for county projects that help improve water quality.  County Farm Bureaus receiving funding include Erie and Huron counties, which will use part of the funds for equipment upgrades to monitor streams in the Firelands area.  Lorain County will also be receiving money that will help collect data of runoff water at various sites , which will be used to help educate farmers and landowners.


Erie-Ottawa Airport hosting Junior Pilot Camp

The first installment of Erie-Ottawa Airport’s Junior Pilot Camp begins today, with another camp to take place July 13th to 17th, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm each day.  The application deadline is two weeks prior to the selected camp, so there’s still about a week left to apply for the July camp. The week-long camp includes hands-on experience along with exposure to airport maintenance and management, and an introductory flight.  Cost is $150, with scholarships available.  More information can be found on their website at



Plymouth Fireman’s Festival asking for ways to improve the Event

The 40th annual Plymouth Fireman’s Festival is slated for August 5th and 6th.  With it just over six weeks away, the Plymouth Volunteer Firefighter’s Association is asking for input as on how to improve this year’s festival.  They also are signing people up for the mud volleyball tournament and parade.  Applications can be found on the Village of Plymouth website on the Fire Department page.  A link to the applications can also be found on the Plymouth Firefighters Association Facebook page, and in person at the mailbox located on the fire station’s south side.


Update on Norwalk Street Resurfacing Project

Work is scheduled to continue today on the 2016 Street Resurfacing Project in Norwalk.  Streets scheduled to be worked on today include Foster Street, Prospect Street, Linwood Avenue, and Hester Street.  The city asks residents to not park on the mentioned roads during construction, and to plan a route around the construction when possible. The schedule is subject to change, depending on the weather.  You can view project updates on the City of Norwalk Facebook page.