Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

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Roads, sidewalks and parking lots could be a little slick as you head out this morning.

A wintry mix of precipitation fell throughout the area overnight.

 

A man from Huron has changed his plea to guilty in a child pornography case.

According to the Sandusky Register, 56-year-old Kenneth Doherty made the plea of distribution and receipt of child pornography in U.S. District Court in Toledo this past Friday.

The charge is in connection with alleged incidents from 2013 to July of 2018,

Doherty faces between 5 to 20 years behind bars when he’s sentenced in May.

 

The latest fatal crash report from the Huron County Safe Communities Coalition has been released.

Officials say they want to congratulate Huron County residents for driving safely in January; as there were no fatal crashes in the county.

 

Lorain County Common Pleas Court is rolling out a specialized docket, to oversee and find treatment for those with mental illness who are accused of felonies.

Judge James Miraldi will oversee the Wellness Court.

A full report in today’s Chronicle Telegram

 

The State of Ohio has designated University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, a ‘provisional, adult, level-three trauma center’.

Residents of Elyria and surrounding communities who experience injuries of mild to moderate acuity, can now be treated close to home, with 24/7 general surgical coverage.

 

The Lorain County Prosecutor’s Office has announced a second Situational Awareness Program for women.

It’ll take place February 22nd at Lorain County Community College, in cooperation with the college and the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office.

The free, two-hour class will be taught by Ed Yates who has over 40 years of experience, teaching situational awareness, martial arts, and self-defense to children, adolescents, and adults in both civilian and military environments.

You can register through the Lorain County Prosecutor’s Office.

 

As Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week gets underway, Attorney General Dave Yost is sharing important tips to help Ohioans guard their personal information and refund dollars during tax season.

They include…

-File your taxes as soon as possible.

-Choose a reputable tax preparer.

-Protect your personal information.

-Consider the costs of any “fast” refunds.

-Use any refund wisely.

 

A National Weather Service Skywarn Storm Spotter training event has been announced for Sandusky County.

It’s set for March 18th at 6:30 pm at Sandusky County Job and Family Services in Fremont.

The training is for anyone interested in weather spotting…and will cover classification, visual identification, reporting procedures and other topics related to severe weather.

 

The Brownhelm Historical Association in Vermilion along with the Western Reserve Historical Society is presenting a program tonight in honor of President’s Day.

‘OHIO: Mother of Presidents’ will include discussion on some unknown facts about the 8 Ohioans who served as the nation’s chief executive.

The free event gets underway at 7:00 pm at the Historic Brownhelm School and Museum on North Ridge Road in Vermilion.

 

From the National Weather Service…

Today

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32.

 

Tonight

A Winter Weather Advisory goes into effect at 6:00 pm through Thursday at 10:00 am.

Snow, possibly mixed with freezing rain and sleet overnight.

Snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Low around 30.

 

Thursday

Rain, light snow, freezing rain, and sleet likely.

Cloudy, with a high near 34.

 

Friday

A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 31.

 

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