Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

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The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the area; beginning later today.

They say 3 to 5 inches of snow is expected tonight into tomorrow morning; along with possible icy conditions.

The advisory runs from 4:00 pm today to 10:00 am Thursday.

 

10 months in prison for a Sandusky man accused of breaking into a business in Huron Township last July.

According to the Sandusky Register, 50-year-old Joseph Sparrow has pleaded guilty to breaking and entering in connection with an alleged break-in at a business in the 7500 block of U.S. 250.

Sparrow must also pay back nearly $3,000 in restitution.

 

Vermilion Police say they’re again experiencing an uptick in vehicle entry thefts through the city.

They say the incidents are taking place in the middle of the night with the most recent occurring in the Indian Ridge Estates neighborhood the last couple of nights.

Authorities advise residents to lock their vehicles and homes, to not leave valuables in their cars and that outdoor lighting is a deterrent.

Those victimized by the vehicle entries are asked to call police immediately so authorities can track the thefts.

 

You can now access Lorain County’s 9-1-1 system…

That was not the case for about 6 hours last night.

The county says, the problem was with the phone company, not the 9-1-1 system itself.

 

Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Turnpike officials will dedicate and unveil an Underground Railroad Historical Marker this morning in Clyde; as part of Black History Month.

The unveiling will take place at the Commodore Perry Service Plaza at milepost 100, around 11:00 am.

 

Sales of new vehicles here in northern Ohio are off to a strong start.

According to the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association, January sales were up 3-and-a-half percent from a year ago.

(Dealers sold more than 22-thousand new vehicles last month…)

Your volume leader was Chevrolet.

 

The Better Business Bureau has released its list of Top-10 scams of 2019 in northern Ohio…

Number One was “Online Purchases” involving scammers pose as trustworthy businesses, sometimes pitching counterfeit goods defective merchandise, and puppy sales.

 

Ohioans who are pierced by Cupid’s arrow this Valentine’s Day should make sure they’re not actually being struck by fraud, Attorney General Dave Yost warns.

Yost’s Consumer Protection Section received 57 complaints of possible romance scams in 2019…with reported losses totaling almost $4 million.

Yost says that scammers often say they live overseas and need money because of a medical emergency or to leave their country; and In many cases, they pretend to be in the military.

 

Next month, the Alzheimer’s Association Northwest Ohio Chapter will hold an educational program in Sandusky on understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia for families and community members impacted by the disease.

The free hour-long event will be on Tuesday, March 3rd at 2:00 pm at Portland Place on Venice Road.

 

From the National Weather Service…

Today

A chance of rain and light snow. Increasing clouds, with a high near 40.

 

Tonight

A Winter Weather Advisory goes into effect at 4:00 pm; running through Thursday at 10:00 am.

Snow, 3 to 5 inches possible. Low around 30.

Thursday

Light snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 33.

 

Friday

A slight chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 19.

 

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