Monday, June 26, 2017

Man sought in Sandusky car chase arrested

The man who escaped Sandusky police after a car chase on Tuesday was arrested on Friday afternoon in Sandusky County.

23 year-old Vimal Patel was located and taken in ‘without incident’ at a home in the 5700 block of Ohio 412 in Vickery.

Patel is charged with failure to comply with police orders, leaving the scene of a crime and tampering with evidence.

He’s being held without bond in the Erie County Jail.


Milan receives state ‘Safe Routes to School’ grant

The Ohio Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School Infrastructure grant has been awarded to the Village of Milan.

ODOT will cover up to $400,000 in costs to improve the crosswalk on the square, install sidewalks on the west side of Main Street and place pedestrian signs at Main and Church streets.

The grant’s purpose is to encourage walking and biking to school in a safe environment.


Huron man pleads guilty to voyeurism

A 46 year-old Huron man has pleaded guilty to two counts of voyeurism and five counts of attempted voyeurism.

David Schindley of Eagle Ridge Drive allegedly took video with his cell phone of people inside their homes; some of which were undressed.

A neighbor shot Schindley in the leg back in February when he thought Schindley was breaking into his home.

Schindley will be sentenced in September.


Chautauqua coming to Milan

Ohio Chautauqua makes its way to Milan this week.

The free event runs Tuesday through Saturday; featuring nightly performances from living history actors and local musicians in Milan’s Public Square.


Free mosquito control kits for Huron County residents

In an effort to provide protection from the threat of disease, Huron County Public Health is giving out free mosquito control kits to county residents.

The kits can used to treat standing water where young mosquitoes dwell before they become biting adults.

Huron County residents can pick up a kit at Huron County Public Health’s Environmental Division at 180 Milan Avenue, Suite 8 in Norwalk.

Proof of residence will be required.


Voters in Erie County can test new equipment

On Wednesday, Erie County registered voters can test new voting equipment.

The testing of the new electronic equipment, featuring iPads, will take place from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on the first floor of the Erie County Services Center in Sandusky.

The new technology is planned to be incorporated starting with the election this August.




A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71.



Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.

Friday, June 23, 2017

‘Wall That Heals’ in Bellevue through Sunday afternoon

The ‘Wall That Heals’ travelling Vietnam Memorial replica held its opening ceremonies on Thursday afternoon in Bellevue’s Central Park.

Remembrance Ceremonies will take place tonight and Saturday night at 7:00 pm; where all 110 names will be read of those who lost their lives from Huron, Erie, Sandusky and Seneca Counties.

The 250-foot wall will be on display 24 hours a day now through Sunday at 2:00 pm; when closing ceremonies take place.


State Patrol investigating fatal crash in Seneca County

A 17 year-old from Chatfield in Crawford County was killed and a Fremont man was hurt in a two vehicle crash Thursday morning in Seneca County.

The Highway Patrol says Bryce Lutz of Chatfield drove his vehicle left of center on State Route 100 in Eden Township and struck 57 year-old John Gegorski of Fremont’s vehicle head on.


North Fairfield to discuss pipeline at public information meeting

North Fairfield is holding a public information meeting on Monday to discuss the possibility of the Utopia East Pipeline running through their village.

The pipeline is slated to go underneath properties on the west end of the village; with the pipeline company possibly paying home owners to do so.

The meeting takes place at 6:00 pm on Monday.


New London principal resigns

The New London School Board has accepted the resignation of high school and middle school principal Cosetta Adkins.

Adkins resignation is effective August 1st.

Adkins is likely returning to teaching.


FirstEnergy planning on reducing value of Davis-Besse

Residents near the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant in Ottawa County could face higher taxes in the future.

According to the Sandusky Register, FirstEnergy has announced that it intends to reduce the value of the plant; which could lower the amount of public utility taxes the plant has to pay.

The reduction in value must be approved first by the Ohio Department of Taxation in the fall.

This comes after the power company announced in February its’ intentions to sell or close their remaining plants; including Davis-Besse.


‘Imagine Norwalk’ happening tonight

The second of eight planned ‘Imagine Norwalk’ events this year takes place tonight.

This evening’s art and music festival has teamed up with Norwalk Relay for Life for a theme of ‘Paint the Town Purple’.

Activities in uptown Norwalk get underway at 5:00 pm.




Showers and thunderstorms likely. High near 79.



A chance of showers and thunderstorms .

Cloudy, with a low around 65.



A slight chance of showers.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.



A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a high near 70.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Sandusky pursuit suspect yet to be found

The man who escaped Sandusky Police on Tuesday has not yet been located.

23 year-old Vimal Patel fled on foot from authorities after running a curb and hitting a house in a vehicle at the corner of Polk and Shelby streets.

Patel was originally reported as middle-Eastern; but police have confirmed he is of Indian descent.

Patel is just over 5 foot tall and of slender build.

Authorities say to call 911 and to not approach if located; as Patel is possibly armed.


‘Wall that Heals’ Vietnam memorial replica now on display in Bellevue

The half-scale Vietnam Memorial replica, ‘The Wall that Heals’, arrived in Bellevue on Wednesday afternoon via a large motorcycle escort.

Gary Knight, District Captain for Patriot Guard Riders, told K96 News that the ride was humbling and sobering with a great show of patriotism as he helped lead the parade of around 450 motorcycles from Sandusky through Norwalk, Milan, and Monroeville before arriving in Central Park in Bellevue.

Opening ceremonies for ‘The Wall That Heals’ takes place today at 12 noon; with a parade tonight at 7:00 and a candlelight vigil at the wall this evening at 9:00 pm.


Bellevue Community Days begin today

It’s a busy weekend in Bellevue, as the 15th edition of Bellevue Community Days gets underway later this afternoon at Greenwood Heights and Robert Peters parks.

The midway opens today at 4:00 pm with a parade tonight at 7:00 pm featuring a new downtown route.

Fireworks are planned for Friday night at 10:30 pm.

The festival runs through Saturday evening.


Huron County Public Health awarded $15,000 grant

Huron County Public Health has received a $15,000 ‘Safe Routes to School’ grant that they will use to fight childhood obesity.

According to ODOT, the purpose of the grant is to encourage students to walk or ride their bike to school through projects such as improving sidewalks and crossings; as well as safety education.


Norwalk City Council approves money for splash pad

City Council in Norwalk has passed a resolution to accept a $200,000 state grant to build a splash pad at the Ernsthausen Community Center.

The 40-by-80 foot splash pad will likely cost $246,000 with construction to start after the pool closes in the fall.

It will be located east of the zero-depth entry to the outside pool.


Erie and Ottawa County Mental health board hires new director

The Mental Health and Recovery Board of Erie and Ottawa Counties have voted to formally hire Brenda Cronin as their new executive director.

Cronin comes from Columbus; where she was area manager for Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities.

Cronin’s salary will be $100,000.

The board fired former executive director Kirk Halliday in March for wrongdoing; which Halliday is appealing.




Partly sunny, with a high near 89.



A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after midnight.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72.



Showers and thunderstorms. High near 80.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Sandusky Police searching for possible armed man on the loose

Sandusky authorities are warning residents to be on guard for a possible armed man who escaped during a pursuit on Tuesday.

The suspect is 23 year-old Vimal Patel, is described as just over 5-foot tall, thin and of Middle Eastern descent.  He was last seen in a white shirt.

If spotted, call 911, and do not approach.

Patel fled on foot from police late Tuesday afternoon after running a curb and hitting a house on the corner of Polk and Shelby streets.


 ‘Wall that Heals’ arriving today in Bellevue

The traveling Vietnam Memorial replica, ‘The Wall that Heals’, arrives today in Bellevue.

The 250-foot half scale replica features the 58,000 names that are on the permanent memorial in Washington, D.C.

It will be led via motorcycle escort from Fox Cycle Works in Sandusky at 8:30 am; passing by the Ohio Veteran’s Home and moving through Milan, Norwalk and Monroeville before arriving at Central Park in Bellevue on U.S. 20 around 10:30 am.

Those along the route are encouraged to line the streets in support.

It officially opens to the public on Thursday at 12 noon and will be on display through Sunday.


State Patrol investigating fatal crash in Huron County

A two vehicle crash in Huron County Tuesday claimed the life of a Sandusky man.

Scott Livingstine was 61.

Livingstine was driving his motorcycle on State Route 113 in Lyme Township when he was struck by a pickup truck that was attempting to turn on State Route 4.

The driver of the truck was not hurt.


Everyone safe, including dogs, in Berlin Township house fire

A Berlin Township home received extensive damage to its second floor in a fire early Tuesday morning.

Fox 8 Cleveland reports that everyone inside was able to escape the blaze safely at the home on Mason Road; including the family’s two dogs.

One of the dogs did go back inside while the fire was still burning; but EMS treated the dog.


Cause of fatal accident at Put-in-Bay to be released today

The cause of an electrical accident that took the life of a Columbus-area man at Put-in-Bay will be released today.

Evan Currie was killed when he dove into the water in an attempt to save his father and family dog from drowning at Miller Marina on Friday evening.

The family’s boat was plugged into shore power at the time.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources have been investigating.


Huron County power line project now complete

A $20 million 7-month electric service enhancing project in Huron County has been finished; which is expected to bring better quality and performance to area residents.

The Norwalk Reflector reports that FirstEnergy recently upgraded two electric substations and energized a transmission line that will reinforce the power grid.




Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.



Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.



A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy with a high near 86.



Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79.