Thursday, January 2nd, 2019

One killed, one seriously hurt, in a one-vehicle crash in Ottawa County on New Year’s Eve.

The State Highway Patrol says 29-year-old Michael Reichert was pronounced dead after the truck he was driving went off the road and overturned on West Schiller Road in Benton Township.

Passenger, 22-year-old Nicholas Heintz of Oak Harbor, was transported to a Toledo hospital.

 

Meanwhile…a separate crash in Ottawa County early today has left an Oak Harbor woman seriously hurt.

25-year-old Catherine Moyer was taken to a hospital in Toledo after her car flipped and overturned in a ditch on West Toussant Road in Carroll Township.

Authorities say passenger, 26-year-old Eric Robertson of Oak Harbor, interrupted Moyer’s driving by taking her hand off the steering wheel.

 

Gunshots rang in the New Year in Elyria.

Police say, they responded to the Days Inn on Lorain Boulevard and found a woman with a gunshot wound to the arm.

No other details have been released…

 

Members of the Erie County Sheriff’s Office are now prepared on how to handle a crisis involving those with mental illness and addiction.

According to the Sandusky Register, officers have recently completed a 40-hour Crisis Intervention Team training with Firelands Counseling and Recovery.

The training shows officers how to calm down a crisis situation with different methods…which include loss of control, loss of hope, loss of perspective and loss of hope.

 

No new information in the Harley Dilly case, says Port Clinton Police Chief Rob Hickman.

The 14-year-old was last seen on December 20th.

Hickman reiterated that Dilly’s family have fully cooperated with the investigation and have no reason to believe they’re involved…this after meeting with Dilly’s family on Tuesday.

Hickman, through social media, said his department met with Dilly’s family on Tuesday morning; whom say they are very appreciative of everyone’s thoughts and prayers involving Harley.

 

U.S. Congressman Jim Jordan is scheduled to make a trip to Huron County on Friday.

The Norwalk Reflector reports that the Republican will be touring the new medical unit at Abigail Pregnancy Services on Laylin Road in Norwalk at 2:15 pm.

The facility is in Jordan’s 4th district.

 

Next week, the Educational Service Center of Lorain County will host a Job Fair for potential substitute teachers.

At least half-a-dozen Lorain County school systems will be represented.

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree…and the ability to pass a background check.

Wednesday’s Job Fair will run from 12:30 until 3:30 at the Educational Service Center on Lake Avenue in Elyria.

 

Work resumes next week on the Charles Berry Bascule Bridge in downtown Lorain.

Look for lane-closures from 10pm until 6am weeknights through January 24th.

The Ohio Department of Transportation expects the two-year project to wrap up in March.

 

Now hiring…the Bellevue Police Department…

They’re looking for a part-time dispatcher to work up to 32 hours a week as needed.

Applications can be picked up at the police department or online at the city’s website (cityofbellevue.com); with a deadline to submit of February 15th.

 

From the National Weather Service…

Today

Increasing clouds, with a high near 47.

Tonight

Rain showers, mainly overnight. Low around 42.

 

Friday

Showers, mainly in the early morning hours. High near 48.

 

Saturday

Rain likely, possibly mixed with snow.

Cloudy, with a high near 40.

 

Tuesday, December 31st, 2019

Clean up continues from yesterday’s high winds that did some damage throughout the listening area.

As many as 12,000 FirstEnergy customers in Erie County were without power Monday morning along with 5,000-plus in Lorain County and a few thousand in Huron County.

According to the Sandusky Register, parts of the roof were blown off of Edison Middle School in Berlin Heights.

High winds also knocked over a semi and power lines on Route 20 in Huron County, near the Rural King store.

 

Governor Mike DeWine has filed a complaint seeking the suspension and removal of Sandusky County Prosecutor Tim Braun.

The complaint states that Braun should be removed from office for his willful and flagrant transgressions in his position as prosecutor; including his conviction of Negligent Assault on a female subordinate earlier this month.

Attorney General Dave Yost previously called for Braun’s resignation in October; following an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

 

The State Highway Patrol is urging drivers who intend to celebrate the New Year’s holiday to plan ahead and designate a sober driver.

Eleven fatal crashes killed 12 people during the four-day New Year’s holiday reporting period a year ago.

Seven of those crashes and fatalities were OVI related.

 

Nothing new to report involving a missing 14-year-old Port Clinton boy…

That’s the latest according to Police Chief Rob Hickman, who said they will no longer be holding daily briefings…but instead will be providing information on the Harley Dilly investigation solely on the Port Clinton Police Department Facebook Page.

Dilly was last seen on December 20th as he was leaving for school.

 

The Village of New London has informed residents about an upcoming Columbia Gas project that’s set to happen at the end of this week.

The project will encompass parts of Fairhome, New London Avenue and Park Avenue.

 

Have plans to ring in the New Year tonight?

If not, here are a few suggestions…

The annual Walleye Drop event in Port Clinton runs tonight from 4 to midnight that concludes with fireworks and the releasing of a 20-foot and 600 pound LED from the sky.

The City of Norwalk Parks and Rec Department is hosting their 16th annual “Family First Night” from 8 to midnight at the Ernsthausen Community Center…that features swimming, bounce houses, karaoke and much more.

 

The Lorain County Prosecutor’s Office also wants to keep impaired drivers off the road, by announcing the return of its Arrive Alive safe-ride-service.

The free ride service will be offered from 6-p-m until 6 o’clock tomorrow morning.

The rides must begin and end in Lorain County.

(Call 800-461-9357 or download the LYFT ride-sharing app)

 

As we head into the New Year, pump prices across northern Ohio are generally 2-59 to 2-79 a gallon.

 

Tomorrow will bring a slight increase in Ohio’s minimum wage…

… $8.70 per hour for non-tipped employees and $4.35 per hour for tipped employees.

The minimum wage will apply to employees of businesses with annual gross receipts of more than $319,000 per year.

 

From the National Weather Service…

Today

Snow showers, mainly in the morning.

New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Windy, with a high near 32.

 

Tonight

A slight chance of snow showers.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.

 

Wednesday – New Year’s Day

Partly sunny, with a high near 37.

 

Thursday

A slight chance of rain showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 46.

 

Monday, December 30th, 2019

High winds have been wreaking havoc throughout the listening area this morning.

As many as 12,000 FirstEnergy customers in Erie County were without power earlier today, with that number recently down to 2,800.

Last check at around 11:00 am, about 1,100 were without power in Lorain County and close to 500 remain without electric in Huron County.

The high winds are also causing some road closures due to downed power lines.

A Wind Advisory remains in effect through 1:00 pm today; with wind gusts expected to be as high as 40 miles-per-hour.

 

Port Clinton Police Chief Rob Hickman says despite a recent report, they have no information that a 14-year-old missing boy has been abducted or injured.

Harley Dilly was last seen a week ago Friday as he was heading to school.

A reward has been raised to $7,000 for any information leading to Dilly’s safe return.

 

A Willard man was seriously hurt in a one vehicle crash Saturday night in Huron County.

The State Highway Patrol says alcohol and speed appear to be factors when Leonardo Bautista drove off the right side of the road on Route 61, near Route 162, in Greenfield Township…striking a guard rail and going airborne…landing in a deep ravine.

He was airlifted to a Toledo hospital.

 

History made in Elyria…

Last night, Frank Whitfield took the oath of office during ceremonies at Elyria High School, and became the city’s first elected African American Mayor.

Last month, Whitfield defeated incumbent Holly Brinda and former mayor Bill Grace.

Also last night, Mayor Whitfield announced his key staffers, including Chief of Staff Ren Flanders…a graduate of Elyria High School.

 

The Lorain County Recorder’s Office expects to be fully operational today.

Last week, the office-computers were victims of what’s called a “ransomware attack” in which hackers denied access, and demanded a ransom to restore service.

No payment was made, and I-T experts made the necessary repairs.

 

A village official says the new Monroeville municipal complex is still on track to be finished by next summer.

Bonnie Beck tells the Norwalk Reflector that the $3 million project that’ll be the home of village offices and the police department is expected to be done in July; as originally planned, barring any unforeseen delays and weather issues.

 

The city of Willard wants to remind residents that they’re no longer collecting leaves this season.

The city says the week of December 9th was the last week for pickup; as posted on their social media, a few days prior.

Residents can still drop off leaves and yard waste at the city’s compost pile at the Maintenance Department on Central Avenue.

 

Another new hotel is on its way to the Sandusky-area.

According to the Sandusky Register, groundbreaking has taken place for a Holiday Inn Express and Suites on Route 250 in Milan Township, near the Ohio Turnpike.

The 90-room hotel is replacing the recently torn down Super 8, next to a Red Roof Inn…with a goal of being open by April 2021.

 

From the National Weather Service…

Today

A Wind Advisory is in effect through 1:00 this afternoon.

Wind gusts could get as high as 55 miles-per-hour.

Mostly cloudy, a chance of showers, with the temperature falling to around 40 by late afternoon.

 

Tonight

A chance of rain and snow showers.

Mostly cloudy and windy, with a low around 31.

 

Tuesday – New Year’s Eve

Snow showers, 1 to 2 inches possible.

Breezy, with a high near 33.

 

Wednesday – New Year’s Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 37.

 

Friday, December 27th, 2019

Port Clinton Police held a press conference Thursday afternoon to share the latest information on a missing 14-year-old boy.

Chief Robert Hickman said there’s no evidence of an abduction involving Harley Dilly; but nothing has been ruled out.

Hickman went on to say that around 75 law enforcement agencies searched over 150 acres on Thursday; which included helicopters and search and rescue canines.

Harley Dilly was last seen a week ago today in Port Clinton as he was leaving for school; which he never showed up for.

 

More motorists were killed on Ohio’s roadways this Christmas holiday, as compared to the 2 previous years…according to date released from the State Highway Patrol.

During the 2-day reporting period, from Christmas Eve to Christmas Day, 12 people were killed in 8 fatal crashes.

11 people were killed in 2018, which covered a 4-day period.

 

City commissioners in Sandusky have extended the contract of a top official.

According to the Sandusky Register, City Manager Eric Wobser’s deal now runs through 2024; overriding his previous 4-year contract that ran through 2022.

The deal also comes with a pay bump as Wobser will now have a salary of $150,000, up from $143,500.

Wobser has been Sandusky City Manager since 2014.

 

The Lorain County Recorder’s Office has called in a third-party cyber-security firm to investigate a possible case of malware in their computers.

It was discovered yesterday.

The Recorder’s Office says, so far, it does not appear that any info was accessed by an outside party.

 

Buehler’s Fresh Foods of Wooster has announced a voluntary recall of Buehler’s Homemade Meatloaf, Buehler’s Homemade Ham Loaf, and Italian-Style Stuffed Meatballs with Marinara Sauce.

Company officials say, there could be a foreign material in one of the ingredients used to make the product, creating a potential hazard.

The products were shipped and sold through their own Buehler’s retail stores, Including those in Medina and Wadsworth.

 

An FYI for Norwalk and Sandusky residents looking to dispose of their Christmas Tree…

Both cities say that tree pickup will begin the week of January 6th.

All decorations must be removed.

 

The search is underway for Norwalk’s next finance director.

Michelle Reeder, who’s been in the position since September of 2017, recently resigned to take a similar job with the City of Sandusky, effective in January.

The Norwalk Reflector reports that City council president Steve Euton did not comment when asked about the possibility of bringing back retired former Finance Director Diane Eschen in the interim while looking for a new director.

 

From the National Weather Service…

Today

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54.

 

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.

 

Saturday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51.

 

Sunday

Rain. High near 60.

 

Thursday, December 26th, 2019

A $4,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the safe return of a missing Port Clinton boy.

Authorities say 14-year-old Harley Dilly was last seen this past Friday morning in Port Clinton as he was leaving for school; which he never showed up for.

Dilly is described as 4-foot-9-inches tall, 100 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes.

 

The Lorain County Prosecutor’s Office has announced the return of its “Arrive Alive” safe ride service for New Year’s Eve.

The goal is to keep Lorain County residents safe, by keeping impaired drivers off the road.

This New Year’s Eve…from 6pm to 6am Wednesday, the Lorain County Prosecutor’s Office will provide free rides home within Lorain County, up to 60-dollars worth.

 

A Port Clinton man has been found guilty on 26 of 44 charges related to the theft and reselling of firearms in Erie, Ottawa and Sandusky counties.

According to the Sandusky Register, this was the third such trial for 40-year-old Rosco Neff, following 2 previous mistrials.

Neff faces possibly 30 or more years behind bars when he’s sentenced next month.

 

A man is suing the Elyria Giant Eagle store after he claims he was injured at the sore and racked up around $8,000 in medical bills.

The attorney for Anthony Whitmore of Elyria says Whitmore was injured on Christmas Eve 2018 when a small crowd was pushing and shoving while trying to get out of a door right before the store was closing.

Whitmore is reportedly suing Giant Eagle for over $25,000 in damages.

 

The state has rescheduled a local public hearing regarding a potential wind farm in Erie and Huron Counties.

The hearing at the Bellevue VFW on Route 20 has been pushed back a day from March 17th to March 18th, due to scheduling conflicts.

Firelands Wind, LLC has proposed the construction of the Emerson Creek Wind Farm; which includes up to 71 wind turbines at 87 possible locations.

 

An interactive Jeep museum is expected to open in Toledo in 2022.

The “Jeep Experience” will be located in 56,000-square-foot building in metro Toledo;

The museum is projected to cost $40 million to build with close to 250,000 visitors per year expected.

An outdoor Jeep driving track will be one of the museum’s many attractions.

 

From the National Weather Service…

Today

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60.

Tonight

A chance of rain, mainly overnight. Cloudy, with a low around 49.

 

Friday

A slight chance of rain early. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55.

 

Saturday

Partly sunny, with a high near 51.

 

Tuesday, December 24th, 2019

President Trump will bring his first campaign rally of the New Year to Ohio.

He’s scheduled to be in Toledo on Thursday, January 9th.

 

The state has scheduled hearings regarding the proposed construction of the Emerson Creek Wind Farm in Erie and Huron counties.

The local public hearing is planned for March 17th at 3:00 pm at the Bellevue VFW on Route 20…with a purpose of allowing interested citizens to provide sworn testimony about the proposed facility.

Firelands Wind LLC proposes to construct up to 71 wind turbines at 87 possible locations.

 

The Huron County Board of Elections has announced that they’ve completed a successful audit of the November election results.

The Norwalk Reflector reports that the audit confirmed that all results have been proven accurate.

 

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to drive sober this holiday season.

According to the Patrol, 10 fatal crashes killed 11 people during a five-day holiday period in 2018…with 5 of those crashes and 6 fatalities being OVI-related.

Troopers say they’ll be out in full force; removing impaired drivers from the roadway.

 

The Lorain School Board is asking the City of Lorain’s Law Department to investigate whether the Schools’ outgoing CEO, David Hardy Junior, ignored a directive, to NOT enter into, NOR try to adjust contracts on his way out the door January 3rd.

A full report…in today’s Chronicle Telegram…

 

A few notes from the City of Norwalk…

City Hall will close today at noon and will reopen Thursday at 8:00 am.

Trash collection will be delayed by one day beginning Wednesday.

 

Victory Kitchen in Sandusky is holding giveaways today for their 28th annual Shoebox Christmas.

Shoeboxes full of toys, winter wear and hygiene products will be handed out to children in need that are 12 years of age and younger, today at 12 noon at their headquarters on Hayes Avenue and various other locations through Erie County.

Over 650 children received shoeboxes a year ago.

 

An item to pass along from Sandusky Transit involving holiday service hours…

There will be no service on Christmas and New Year’s days; but regular service will occur today and New Year’s Eve.

 

From the National Weather Service…

Today – Christmas Eve

Areas of fog this morning.

Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a high near 44.

 

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.

 

Wednesday – Christmas Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.

 

Thursday

Cloudy, with a high near 55.

 

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

Port Clinton Police are asking for your help in finding a missing boy.

A search party is planned this morning for Harley Dilly; who was last seen Friday afternoon at Port Clinton High School.

Harley is described as being 4-foot 9 and 100 pounds…and was last wearing a maroon puffer jacket.

 

The State Highway Patrol says alcohol and/or drugs appear to be factors in a serious injury crash last night in Erie County.

According to the authorities, Lesa Macadam of Mansfield was flown to a Toledo hospital after her car drove left of center on Route 113, east of Route 99, in Oxford Township.

Her vehicle ended up striking ditches on both sides of the road and overturned several times.

 

An Erie County Grand Jury has indicted suspects in three separate, unrelated, murder cases.

According to the Sandusky Register

28-year-old Demetrius Hall and 33-year-old Tausha Patch, both of Fremont…in connection with the alleged stabbing death of Golden Corral employee, 32-year-old Cevin (pronounced “Kevin”) Stanley of Sandusky, outside of the Sandusky restaurant earlier this month. Hall was indicted for murder, Patch for complicity.

47-year-old William Brown Jr. of Huron has been indicted on 2 murder counts; accused of killing his brother, 55-year-old Michael Brown, at William’s Huron home on Thanksgiving.

20-year-old Bren’Davion Durr of Sandusky is accused of shooting and killing 21-year-old De’Yon Hill of Sandusky in an alley near Dewey Street, a week ago Saturday. A 17-year-old has also been charged with aggravated murder.

 

Norwalk Police have found their guy; thanks to some tips from residents.

They asked the public earlier this month to help track down Daniel Skodny, who had a felony warrant out for his arrest.

Skodny was taken into custody Friday for the intimidation of a witness in a criminal proceeding.

 

A family from Wellington has been driven from their home by fire.

That fire broke out last night on Wenner Street.

Firefighters believe, it began in an attached garage and spread to the house.

No one was hurt…

 

Figures from Governor Mike DeWine show that 2019 was one of the deadliest years on Ohio roads during this decade.

1,119 people have been killed in traffic crashes in Ohio this year; compared to 1,068 traffic deaths during all of 2018.

Overall, traffic fatalities have increased in 5 of the past 6 years.

DeWine says distracted driving is a major contributor; and is asking the State Highway Patrol to increase enforcement of distracted driving violations over the holidays.

 

Sandusky Police Chief John Orzech has announced that he’ll soon be transitioning out of his role as Police Chief and Safety Service Director.

Orzech has accepted an offer to become Assistant City Manager for the City of Sandusky in early 2020…but will stay on as Police Chief until a new one is named.

Orzech has been the leader of the Sandusky PD since 2013.

 

Norwalk will soon be in the market for a new Finance Director.

The city has accepted the resignation of Michelle Reeder, effective January 3rd.

Reeder, who’s worked for Norwalk since 2005, is leaving to pursue other professional opportunities with the City of Sandusky.

 

Another restaurant is on the verge of opening on a busy Milan Road in Sandusky.

Chick-fil-A has set a grand opening date for January 9th; with open job interviews scheduled today from 10:00 am to 12 noon.

 

From the National Weather Service…

Today

Sunny, with a high near 51.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.

 

Tuesday – Christmas Eve

Partly sunny, with a high near 44.

Wednesday – Christmas Day

Partly sunny, with a high near 53.

 

Friday, December 20th, 2019

Tonight’s Keystone at Black River boys’ basketball game has been cancelled due to Wednesday’s fatal car crash involving a 2019 graduate of Black River High School.

The Highway Patrol says, Jacob Blakeslee of Sullivan died when a car he was driving, drifted left-of-center on Rout3 58 in Huntington Township and struck an SUV.

 

Police in Lorain are reviewing surveillance video…and…asking for your help, in tracking down suspects in five smash-and-grabs over the past week.

Several have involved businesses, others…parked vehicles.

In one case, 4 people drove a stolen pick-up truck into a store and tried to take an ATM, but failed.

 

A 21-year-old Sandusky man has been charged with felony domestic violence.

According to the Sandusky Register, Dominique Johnson reportedly admitted to police that he hit a woman in the face during an argument.

The charge was increased to a felony because of two prior domestic violence convictions.

 

Lorain’s next mayor…Jack Bradley…will take the oath of office on December 31st, and yesterday, announced appointments to key staff positions.

Max Upton will be Lorain’s Safety/Service Director.

He previously served as director of economic development for the group, MidTown Cleveland.

Melissa Kemp Barnhart will be mayor-elect Bradley’s Chief of Staff after holding a similar position with the Franklin County Recorder’s Office in Columbus.

 

The Huron County Engineer’s Office played host to a snow plowing and ice control seminar on Thursday.

More than 60 people from 4 counties gathered at the Huron County Fairgrounds Expo Building representing county, city, village and township entities.

 

Hard work on the gridiron this past high school football season helped raise money for a good cause.

A check for $1,000 was presented from Jamie’s Carpet Shop to Stein Hospice at the K96-WLKR Studios in Milan on Thursday.

Jamie’s Carpet Shop donated $10 to Stein Hospice for each touchdown scored in K96 broadcasts of high school football

The total this season was $780…but Jamie’s Carpet Shop chipped in a bit more to make an even thousand bucks.

 

Victory Kitchen in Sandusky is now accepting donations for their 28th annual ‘Shoebox Christmas’ giveaway.

You can contribute a toy or other item, make a cash donation or put together a shoebox for local children 12 years-old or younger; which will be distributed to families on Christmas Eve.

Victory Kitchen has all the info on their Facebook page.

 

From the National Weather Service…

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 38.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 44.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 42.

 

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

A 59-year-old Sandusky man faces multiple charges after he allegedly broke into a woman’s home and attacked her.

According to the Sandusky Register, Brian McPhilamy is charged with domestic violence, aggravated burglary and assault and menacing by stalking.

The reported incident took place on East Perkins Avenue in Sandusky on Saturday night.

The filing deadline for the March primary has come and gone.

In Lorain County, voters in various communities will consider 10 local issues, including levies for Lorain County Community College, North Ridgeville Schools and the Avon Public Library.

In Medina County, long-time county commissioner Pat Geissman will be challenged in the Republican primary by State Representative Steve Hambley of Brunswick.

 

A recent financial audit of Firelands Ambulance Service in New London was not able to be completed because of reported issues with record-keeping.

Firelands Ambulance Service Coordinator Dan Bailey tells the Norwalk Reflector that a second audit should be completed by the end of the year and they are not having any financial problems.

The company is hiring a fiscal officer to help prevent future issues.

 

The Community Foundation of Lorain County has awarded more than 1-million-dollars in grants to 48 organizations.

Among this year’s recipients; The Oberlin Choristers, Save Our Children, and the Scholastic Games of Lorain County which are heard on sister-station, WEOL…also the Lorain Public Library System, the Elyria Arts Council, and The Blessing House.

 

An update on the Center Ridge Road widening project in North Ridgeville…

ODOT says, work will be shut down through January 5th, for the holidays.

However, they’ve re-opened Root Road to north and southbound traffic.

 

There’s still time left to foster a pet for the holidays from the Huron County Humane Society.

Dogs, cats and even a rabbit can be fostered, starting Thursday…with the animals then returned on the 27th or 28th.
If you want to keep your new furry friend, you’ll have the first opportunity to adopt.

 

Looking for a family friendly way to celebrate the new year?

The City of Norwalk Parks and Rec Department will be hosting their 16th annual ‘Family First Night’ on New Year’s Eve from 8 to midnight at the Ernsthausen Community Center.

The event includes swimming, karaoke, laser tag and much more.

 

You can vote now for Sandusky’s best holiday lighting display.

A link to a survey with addresses and photos of 22 nominated lighting displays can be found on the City of Sandusky Government Facebook page; where you can vote for up to 8 of your favorites.

 

From the National Weather Service…

Today

Sunny, with a high near 28.

 

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with a low around 19.

 

Friday

Partly sunny, with a high near 36.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 40.

 

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

A second suspect linked to Saturday’s fatal shooting in Sandusky has been arrested.

Sandusky Police Chief John Orzech said via social media that 20-year-old Bren’Davion Durr was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon in Toledo without incident.

Durr has been charged with aggravated murder in the death of 21-year-old Deyon Hill, who was shot and killed when a number of rounds were fired into a car in an alley near Dewey Street.

A 17-year-old boy has also been arrested and charged with aggravated murder.

 

A resident of North Ridgeville will be sentenced next month after pleading ‘guilty’ to several felonies.

39-year-old Daniel Klanac was accused of giving police ‘the slip’ when they tried to arrest him on an outstanding warrant.

He was eventually found…in the attic of an apartment on Center Ridge Road.

 

A student from Durling Middle School in the Clearview School District is being held in the Lorain County Juvenile Detention Center.

The student was taken into custody yesterday after the Lorain County’s Sheriff’s Office investigated a complaint,that one or possibly two students planned a shooting at the school, tomorrow.

The Sheriff’s Office says, the student admitted making the threat, but did not have the means to carry it out.

 

Also, a separate threat was reported yesterday at Lorain High School.

The school was evacuated while police investigated what was considered, “a credible but unconfirmed” threat.

Police ‘swept’ Lorain High School, and no threat was found.

 

Flu is on the increase in Ohio and in Huron County.

Huron County Public Health says there have been 262 influenza-associated hospitalizations reported in Ohio so far; compared to 198 reported during the same time period last year.

In Huron County, there have been 22 total positive flu tests reported this season with 1 hospitalization.

 

The city of Port Clinton is in the market for a new Safety-Service Director.

Olen Martin is stepping down for another opportunity, effective in January, following 2 years of service with the city.

 

The media was given a first look at the new Cedar Point Sports Center in Sandusky on Tuesday.

The facility features 10 full-size basketball courts that convert into 20 volleyball courts, a 3-lane walking track and a family entertainment center.

The facility is scheduled to open its doors for real on January 11th.

 

The numbers are in from this past weekend’s Willard Police and Fire Department Christmas Food and Toy Drive.

Officials say that 2,100 food items along with $450 was donated to the Willard Food Bank…while close to 700 toys and over $900 was given to the Salvation Army-Willard Branch ‘Toys for Toys’ program.

 

The grand reopening date of the Aldi grocery store in Norwalk has been pushed back yet again.

The remodeled store has now scheduled a reopening date for January 23rd.

The store, which originally closed in September, has rescheduled their reopening multiple times; including scratching plans to reopen on Thursday.

 

From the National Weather Service

Today

A chance of snow showers early, otherwise partly cloudy and breezy with a high around 25.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 15.

 

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 29.

Friday

Partly sunny, with a high near 37.