Friday, January 31st, 2020

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A jury in Lorain County Common Pleas Court has found a Kentucky man, ‘guilty’ of ‘murder’.

42-year-old Larry Brown was then sentenced to at least 20 years in prison.

Brown was accused of shooting and killing 66-year-old Lanny Smith of Lorain during what police called, ‘horseplay that turned deadly’.

The men were related by marriage.

Brown maintains his innocence, and has 30 days to appeal.


A Huron couple has been sentenced in connection with felony child sex charges.

According to the Sandusky Register, 46-year-old Stephen Thom faces 10 years behind bars on charges of gross sexual imposition and pandering obscenity involving a minor…and is now classified as a Tier 2 sex offender.

51-year-old Michelle Thom has been placed on community control sanctions for 5 years for attempted tampering with evidence.


Huron County is using a new cell phone notification system for road closures, weather alerts and other news.

Those currently subscribed to the old system have been merged into to the new system.

Those looking to subscribe to the new system or edit their current subscriptions can visit; where they can also view and add some of the system’s new features to their subscriptions.


State lawmakers have decided to kick the can down the road when it comes to expanding EdChoice, the state’s controversial school voucher system.

Majority Republicans in the House could not agree with Majority Republicans in the Senate on what to do, so they’ve decided to delay expansion from tomorrow until April 1st, to give them more time to consider their next course of action.


The man leading the 2020 U-S census will be in Lorain County today.

Dr. Steven Dillingham will meet with state and local leaders at Lorain County Community College in Elyria, to roll out the ‘on-the-ground effort in Ohio’, to get everyone counted!


South Central Schools have hired a full time school nurse.

The Norwalk Reflector reports that Kathy Mitchell has been named to the new position, with Superintendent Ben Chaffee (Chay-Fee) saying that he has a 5-year plan to pay $35,000 salary annually through student wellness funds.

The position is in partnership with Fisher-Titus Medical Center with Mitchell to serve pre-K through 12th grade students.


The Ohio Department of Education announced that they’re seeking local nonprofit agencies to participate as sponsors or meal sites for the 2020 Summer Food Service Program.

The Summer Food Service Program ensures that children through age 18 continue to receive nutritious meals during the summer break from school, when they do not have access to school breakfast or lunch.


Perkins Township is hosting an Open House event on Saturday in celebration of Ohio Township Day.

The public is invited to tour their facilities and meet and greet department heads and trustees…running from 9:00 to 11:00 am.


Final preparations are being made in anticipation of Saturday’s 12th Annual Main Street Vermilion Ice-A-Fair.

The event, starting at 11:00 am, features over 60 ice sculptures lined up and down Main Street and Liberty Avenue in downtown Vermilion

As part of the event, Ritter Public Library’s 2020 Chocolate Festival is also taking place, beginning at 10:00 am.


From the National Weather Service…


Cloudy, with a high near 36.



Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.



A slight chance of afternoon showers.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39.



Partly sunny, breezy, with a high near 49.


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