THURSDAY, APRIL 18th, 2024

A woman from Northwood, Ohio faces child endangerment charges in Huron County.

According to the Sandusky Register, 45-year-old Cynthia Wendell recently pled guilty to three counts of endangering children in a plea deal.

For Wendell’s plea, she agreed to testify against her co-defendant, 52-year-old Dave Kodger of Wakeman.  

The alleged crimes deal with engaging another person in sexual activity for hire. 

An honor for a City of Norwalk employee…

General Services Department Superintendent Daren Smith has been recognized with a Dedicated Service award from the Huron County Chamber of Commerce. 

The award is for Smith’s commitment to supporting local businesses, including those in the Uptown District.

Preparations are underway in Willard for their Downtown Spring Fest event. 

The event will include a bike rodeo, touch-a-truck, food trucks, craft vendors and a pickleball tournament. 

The event is set for May 11th from 10 to 3.  

The next Sandusky city-wide clean-up is planned for Saturday. 

It will take place at the Shelby Street Boat Launch from 8 to 11 am.  

Volunteers will help residents who will be bringing unwanted items for disposal. 

A list of accepted items is listed on the City of Sandusky Facebook page.

A local sporting goods retailer has acquired another business.

Fin, Feather, Fur Outfitters has obtained the Ashland Bike Company.

Fin, Feather, Fur says the partnership will allow them to offer another popular outdoor sport with an enthusiastic and knowledgeable team that brings a comprehensive cycling background.

 

The search is over for a new superintendent at Wellington Schools.

It’s Andrew Peltz…who’ll take over in August for retiring superintendent Ed Weber.

Peltz has a lengthy educational resume` with stops at Akron St. Vincent St. Mary, New London, Avon Lake and North Royalton, among others. 

Peltz gets a 3-year contract, with a chance to renew in 2027. 

A senior at Avon Schools will be honored and remembered after dying over the weekend. 

18-year-old Luke Allen suffered fatal injuries after jumping on the back of a truck as it passed his house, falling backwards and hitting his head as the vehicle moved forward. 

Allen, a lacrosse player at Avon, will be remembered with a moment of silence before Avon’s home lacrosse game next Wednesday, with a candlelight vigil following the game as well. 

SPORTS

-The Cleveland Guardians lost to Boston on Wednesday, 2-0. 

From the National Weather Service…

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 66.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Low around 55.

Friday

Showers and thunderstorms, mainly early.

High near 60. 

THURSDAY, APRIL 18th, 2024

A woman from Northwood, Ohio faces child endangerment charges in Huron County.

According to the Sandusky Register, 45-year-old Cynthia Wendell recently pled guilty to three counts of endangering children in a plea deal.

For Wendell’s plea, she agreed to testify against her co-defendant, 52-year-old Dave Kodger of Wakeman.

The alleged crimes deal with engaging another person in sexual activity for hire.

 

An honor for a City of Norwalk employee…

General Services Department Superintendent Daren Smith has been recognized with a Dedicated Service award from the Huron County Chamber of Commerce.

The award is for Smith’s commitment to supporting local businesses, including those in the Uptown District.

 

Preparations are underway in Willard for their Downtown Spring Fest event. 

The event will include a bike rodeo, touch-a-truck, food trucks, craft vendors and a pickleball tournament.

The event is set for May 11th from 10 to 3.

 

The next Sandusky city-wide clean-up is planned for Saturday. 

It will take place at the Shelby Street Boat Launch from 8 to 11 am.

Volunteers will help residents who will be bringing unwanted items for disposal.

A list of accepted items is listed on the City of Sandusky Facebook page.

 

A local sporting goods retailer has acquired another business.

Fin, Feather, Fur Outfitters has obtained the Ashland Bike Company.

Fin, Feather, Fur says the partnership will allow them to offer another popular outdoor sport with an enthusiastic and knowledgeable team that brings a comprehensive cycling background.

 

The search is over for a new superintendent at Wellington Schools.

It’s Andrew Peltz…who’ll take over in August for retiring superintendent Ed Weber.

Peltz has a lengthy educational resume` with stops at Akron St. Vincent St. Mary, New London, Avon Lake and North Royalton, among others.

Peltz gets a 3-year contract, with a chance to renew in 2027.

 

A senior at Avon Schools will be honored and remembered after dying over the weekend. 

18-year-old Luke Allen suffered fatal injuries after jumping on the back of a truck as it passed his house, falling backwards and hitting his head as the vehicle moved forward.

Allen, a lacrosse player at Avon, will be remembered with a moment of silence before Avon’s home lacrosse game next Wednesday, with a candlelight vigil following the game as well.

 

SPORTS

-The Cleveland Guardians lost to Boston on Wednesday, 2-0.

 

From the National Weather Service…

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 66.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Low around 55.

 

Friday

Showers and thunderstorms, mainly early.

High near 60.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17th, 2024

Shores and Islands Ohio held their annual meeting Tuesday at Kalahari Convention Center.  

Those in attendance learned how visitation to the Shores & Islands region has increased in the past year, as well as how the region has become a destination year-round, not just during the warm summer months.

Their Extraordinary Destination Enhancement Awards was presented to Sol Stay in Sandusky and Darius Watson of Kalahari won the Superior Hospitality Recognition SHORE Award.

 

The message from state officials was clear: Come early, stay late, for last week’s solar eclipse. 

New data shows that most people did just that, avoiding the post-eclipse gridlock other states experienced.

Travel data from the Ohio Department of Transportation shows traffic volumes were up 12.8 percent on Sunday, fell by 4.4 percent the day of the eclipse, and increased again by 15.8 percent on Tuesday.

 

An Ohio group who performed at Cedar Point HalloWeekends through the years will not be back this fall. 

According to the Sandusky Register, Midnight Syndicate will not return with their scary soundtrack for the first time since 2014.

On their social media, the group said they hope to return to the shores of Lake Erie in the future.

 

Three Huron County organizations are joining forces. 

The Norwalk Reflector reports that the Huron County Chamber of Commerce, Huron County Development Council and the Norwalk Economic Development Corporation are now located under the same roof, known as the Huron County Growth Partnership, located at 12 Benedict Avenue in Norwalk.

A ribbon-cutting and open house is being planned for a later date.

 

The public is invited to an open house at the Norwalk Library to discuss the future of the building.  

According to Norwalk Ohio News dot-com the open house will take place April 22nd from 3:30 to 5:30 pm in the young adult room of the library.

Bostwick Design Partnership from Cleveland will be there, as they’ve been hired to perform a comprehensive building assessment of the library.

 

Sandusky City Schools’ longtime athletic director has announced his retirement.  

William “Shawn” Coakley is calling it a career after 12 years with the district.

The retirement is effective in July.

 

Elyria Police are looking into a reported shooting early Tuesday morning. 

A man suffered non-life-threatening injuries after he told police he was shot in the leg.

The incident occurred on Middle Avenue, and was possibly a drive-by shooting.

 

SPORTS

-The Cleveland Guardians beat Boston 10-7 in 11 innings last night.

 

From the National Weather Service…

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely.

Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall.

Breezy.

High near 74.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.

 

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 68.

TUESDAY, APRIL 16th, 2024

A not guilty plea for a Vermilion man accused of driving drunk and killing a Lorain man in a crash…

24-year-old Nicholas Fenik has been charged with two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, and one count each of DUI and failure to control.

The reported crash happened in June of 2023 on Kolbe Road.

28-year-old Trent Neal of Lorain died in the crash.

 

A 16-year-old boy faces charges in connection with the crash of a car into two homes in Elyria last weekend. 

Authorities say the boy, who was treated for injuries, was driving a stolen car and had a loaded handgun with him.

The crash happened on West River Road, with one of the homes receiving major damage.

No one in the homes was hurt.

 

Governor Mike DeWine has announced nearly $2.5 million in grants to expand access to teen driver training for low-income Ohio families. 

Thirty-five local school districts and government agencies will receive grants from the Drive to Succeed Scholarship Program.

As part of that, Sandusky City Schools will receive nearly $40,000.

The funding is expected to provide driver training scholarships to approximately 5,500 Ohio students living in 43 counties.

 

A look at the latest numbers from the new Huron County Public Health Respiratory Illness Report…

COVID-19 wastewater levels in Huron County were not updated this week due to testing delays related to the April 8th solar eclipse.

The number of positive COVID-19 tests reported to the state has decreased.

Flu activity in Huron County has increased over the past week, with 23 positive flu tests and 3 flu hospitalizations in Huron County.

According to the CDC, flu activity in Ohio has been reduced to low.

RSV has continued to decrease in Ohio.

 

It’s clean-up time in Willard.  

On Friday and Saturday, it’s Dumpster Days at the corner of Myrtle and Woodland.

On Saturday only, paint recycling and tire recycling will take place.

Going on throughout this week…curbside pickup.

…More info on the City of Willard Facebook page.

 

 SPORTS

-The Cleveland Guardians beat Boston on Monday, 6-0.

 

From the National Weather Service…

Today

Sunny, with a high near 68.

 

Tonight

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.

 

Wednesday

Showers and thunderstorms likely.

Breezy.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71.

MONDAY, APRIL 15th, 2024

A reminder that today is Tax Day…

 

A settlement has been reached between Cedar Fair and the woman injured by a falling piece of metal from the Top Thrill Dragster ride at Cedar Point in 2021.

According to the Sandusky Register, the terms of the settlement are confidential between the park’s parent company and Michigan resident Rachel Hawes.

Top Thrill Dragster was closed after the incident, and is being reopened this year as Top Thrill 2.

 

A Lorain man has been sentenced to 7 to 10 ½ years behind bars.

56-year-old Demetrius Benjamin struck his friend, 46-year-old James Mosley in the face in the parking lot of a gas station in Lorain, with Mosley hitting his head on the ground.

Mosley died about a month later.

In a plea deal, Benjamin pleaded guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter and felonious assault.

 

Governor Mike DeWine has recognized Ohio’s 2024 Teachers of the Year. 

…Among the 11 recipients, Joseph Miller of Port Clinton City Schools.

DeWine said that a good teacher has the power to fundamentally change the course of a child’s life.

 

Two students from Willard were among 12 winners in a state fire prevention poster contest.

According to Norwalk Ohio News dot-com, 4th grader Roseline Polta and 5th grader Aubrey Goodsite were chosen in the contest with a theme of “Cooking Safety Starts with You”.

 

The Ohio State Highway Patrol joined forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus on distracted driving enforcement. 

During the project that ran from April 1st through 8th, over 1,200 Ohio drivers were cited for distracted driving.

A total of around 1,900 drivers were cited overall, which included the states of Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

 

The City of Norwalk Police Department is making plans to celebrate their 120th birthday.

They’ll be hosting an Open House on May 4th from 11 am to 2:00 pm.

The event will include past and present police officers along with food trucks and desserts.

 

SPORTS

-The Cleveland Guardians won 8-7 in 10 innings on Sunday against the NY Yankees.

-The Cleveland Cavaliers lost to Charlotte on Sunday, 120-110, in their regular season finale.

 

From the National Weather Service…

Today

Sunny, with a high near 64.

 

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 43.

 

Tuesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 65.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26th, 2021

In Huron County…

…one dead, several hurt, from a two-vehicle crash in Ripley Township.

Timbra Conley was 38.

The Highway Patrol says, Conley was a passenger in a Jeep that failed to stop at an intersection and struck a van.

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In Wayne County…

…one dead from a two-vehicle crash in Green.

Kevin Grave of Sterling was 35.

The Highway Patrol says, Grave’s car struck a truck pulling out of a driveway.

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Checking COVID figures…

Statewide numbers remained down on Monday, with 2,300 reported cases, compared to the 3-week rolling average of about 4,300.

Huron County saw 15 new reported cases on Monday.

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The Erie County Health Department’s online scheduling system for all forms of COVID-19 vaccine boosters is now active for eligible individuals.

Those interested can go to www.coviderieohio.com to schedule an appointment.

Additionally, the health department will be hosting clinics for Moderna boosters this Thursday and Friday from 8:30 to 11:30 am and 1:30 to 4:30pm.

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Huron County Public Health has announced a Moderna COVID-19 booster, drive-thru clinic.

It’s set for next Tuesday, November 2nd, for those eligible.

It will be held at the Huron County Fairgrounds in Norwalk from 10 am to 12 noon.

No pre-registration is required.

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Today, an F-D-A advisory panel will consider “emergency use authorization” for Pfizer’s COVID vaccine for children between the ages of five-and-eleven.

Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff of the Ohio Department of Health says, the state is working with its suppliers, to make sure, Ohio gets the vaccines in a timely manner.

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Members of the Sandusky community are invited to the formal dedication of Talon Flohr Park later today on Cleveland Road. 

Flohr, who was the City of Sandusky’s Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator, passed away at the age of 28 back in May.

The City says that Flohr was instrumental in renovating the park.

The dedication will take place at 4 pm.

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A committee of Lorain City Council has opened discussion on several major utility projects.

According to the Chronicle Telegram, the list might include building a new water treatment plant.

Parts of the current one are more than 100 years old.

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Residents of Avon Lake are invited to an open house tomorrow night, to offer ideas for a new playground at Bleser Park.

The current ‘play space’ was built more than 25 years ago.

Tomorrow night’s forum will begin at 6 pm at the Avon Lake Public Library.

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Ready to get your spooky on?

‘Thrills and Chills’, a free Halloween concert from the Willard City Schools Orchestra, will happen this evening at 6:30 at Doster Plaza in Willard.

Those attending are asked to bring a lawn chair or blanket.

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SPORTS

-The Cleveland Cavaliers won at Denver last night, 99-87.

-In Monday Night Football, it was New Orleans over Seattle 13-10.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

A slight chance of showers.

Windy.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51.

 

Tonight

Cloudy, with a low around 44.

 

Wednesday

Cloudy, with a high near 58.

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 25th, 2021

A look at COVID-19 numbers…

Statewide, numbers were down, with 2,500, compared to the 21-day rolling average of 4,300.

Numbers were lower in Huron County as well on Sunday, with just 8 new reported cases.

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Huron County Public Health has released their latest weekly report…

The county saw 196 new cases for the reporting period of October 15th to 22nd, down slightly from 198 the previous period.

The average age of cases dropped from 40 to 32, and the highest number of cases for the week was reported in the 11 to 20 age group.

All but one Huron County zip codes are currently reporting cases, with the highest positivity rate in the Norwalk zip code with 88 positive cases of COVID for the reporting period.

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The new Firelands Sandusky Healthcare Center will begin operations in November, but the public had a chance to check it out Friday, during a ribbon-cutting and open house event. 

The new 45,000 square foot facility, located on the corner of Columbus and Perkins Avenue, includes family medicine and pediatric physician offices, lab and imaging services and spaces for community gatherings.

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It’s the final week of early voting for the November 2nd general election. 

Hours this week are from 8 am to 7 pm today through Friday, 8 to 4 on Saturday and 1 to 5 on Sunday.

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Limited trash pick-up takes place this week in Norwalk. 

On their regular trash day, city residents can set out 3 large items or 3 extra trash bags for each large item that’s not set out.

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Hydrant flushing begins this week in Norwalk.

The City says it should last about 2 weeks, with flushing to possibly result in cloudy or discolored water.

If that occurs, residents should run cold water for about 15 minutes or until the water is clear.

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SPORTS

In Sunday Night Football, Indianapolis beat San Francisco 30-18.  The Browns were off.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Showers likely, and possibly a thunderstorm after noon.

High near 62.

 

Tonight

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.

Breezy.

Low around 45.

 

Tuesday

A slight chance of showers.

Breezy.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 53.

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22nd, 2021

A workplace accident in southeastern Ohio has left a Wellington man, dead.

Adam Mills was 37.

Mills worked as a roofer, and officials say, he fell about 60 feet to his death.

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Cedar Point has agreed to invest millions of dollars into the City of Sandusky.

The massive deal includes:

-A water taxi service connecting the downtown area with Cedar Point

-The rebuilding of the Cedar Point Causeway with a public access pathway

-And building a community rec center in Sandusky

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Checking COVID-19 figures…

43 new reported cases in Huron County on Thursday…

In state numbers, there were 4,000 new cases on Thursday, compared to the 21-day average of 4,600.

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Tomorrow is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. 

From 10 am to 2 pm, law enforcement agencies around the area and country will be collecting unwanted, unused and expired medications in an effort to reduce and prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths by keeping drugs out of the wrong hands.

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A warning from the CDC regarding onions…

They say that fresh whole onions have been linked to a large Salmonella outbreak in 37 states, including Ohio.

Officials say to not eat, sell, or serve red, white, or yellow onions imported from Mexico and distributed across the US by ProSource Incorporated.

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In Lorain…

The city’s Demolition Board of Appeals has declared the remains of the St. Joseph Community Center on Broadway, a public nuisance…the first step toward demolition and cleanup.

A Massachusetts-based company bought the complex a year and a half ago and began demolition, but stopped when the city cited permit issues.

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Firelands Health is hosting an open house today for the new Sandusky Healthcare Center on Columbus Avenue, in front of Kroger.

A ribbon cutting will take place this morning, followed by public self-guided tours from 12 noon to 6 pm.

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A couple of local high school marching bands will be on Cleveland TV this morning…

Both South Central and Willard bands will be performing on Cleveland’s Fox 8 Newscast on the “Kicking it with Kenny” segments, which will air at various times, from just before 7 am to 9 am.

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Tomorrow night, organizers of the Beach Park Railway Museum in Avon Lake will host a fundraiser, with hopes of opening the museum to the public next summer.

It’s located in the Beach Park Station on Lake Road, and will feature memorabilia from the Lake Shore Electric Railway that once ran through Avon Lake.

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Hydrant flushing is coming to Norwalk next week. 

Starting Monday, the city will begin their fall program, which will last about 2 weeks.

The city says that flushing may result in cloudy or discolored water; and residents should run cold water for 15 minutes or until the water is clear.

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Downtown Elyria will come alive tomorrow with the third “Garford Arts Fest”.

It’ll run from 1 until 9 pm on Broad Street, from Washington Avenue to East Avenue.

The event celebrates local art, and will also feature music and food trucks.

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SPORTS

-The Cleveland Browns defeated the Denver Broncos last night 17-14 in Thursday Night Football.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54.

 

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.

 

Saturday

A chance of showers, mainly early.

Partly sunny, with a high near 56.

 

Sunday

Showers likely, mainly in the afternoon.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60.

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21st, 2021

The names of those involved in Tuesday’s fatal stabbing incident at the Ohio Turnpike service plaza in Sandusky County have been released. 

51-year-old Thomas Conner of Wisconsin has been charged with murder; as he’s accused of stabbing and killing 66-year-old David Diederich of Indiana and injuring 53-year-old Alan Austin of Wisconsin.

Austin has been released from the hospital.

Sandusky County Sheriff’s Deputy, 39-year-old Evan Ely, reportedly shot Conner, when Conner refused to drop a knife in his hand and then charged at Ely.

Conner has been hospitalized.

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In COVID numbers…

The Erie County Health Department has released their latest weekly update.  3 new deaths and 259 new cases were reported during the time frame of October 10th through 16th.  The death toll is now 234 since the pandemic began.  53 percent of Erie County residents are now fully vaccinated.

In Huron County, 39 new cases were reported on Wednesday.

Statewide, 4,500 cases were reported Wednesday, just below the 21-day rolling average of 4,700.

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The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a man, struck by a train yesterday near LaGrange.

It happened just before noon, near the Whitney Road crossing.

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A Huron County teen reported as a runaway has been found safe. 

The Huron County Sheriff’s Office says 14-year-old Victoria Hembree of Clarksfield Township was located on Wednesday.

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Police in Avon say, they are talking to a ‘male juvenile’, in connection with an email bomb threat at Avon High School.

The school was closed while bomb-sniffing dogs did their job.

They did not find any explosive devices.

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Today, the Second Harvest Food Bank will host a drive-thru mobile food pantry.

It’ll be held at the Black River Landing in downtown Lorain from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.

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Today, the Lorain County Commissioners open their annual budget hearings.

Among those making presentations today…

  • The Clerk of Courts
  • The Recorder’s Office
  • and the Auditor’s Office

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There are currently 57 medical marijuana dispensaries in Ohio, but none of those are in Norwalk. 

That could possibly change down the road though.

According to Norwalk Ohio News.com, 6 medical marijuana dispensary companies have contacted the city of Norwalk about possibly locating there.

City Council discussed the issue earlier this week.

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The numbers are in, and they show, business is booming in Medina County.

…More than 200-million-dollars in capital investments so far this year, according to Bethany Dentler, the Executive Director of the Medina County Economic Development Corporation.

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An opening ceremony has been planned for the newly improved McGuan Park in Norwalk. 

It will take place Sunday, October 31st at 12 noon and will include a ribbon-cutting event for the all new all-abilities playground there.

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SPORTS

-The Cleveland Cavaliers lost their season opener at Memphis last night, 132-121.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.

High near 68.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers.

Increasing clouds, with a low around 46.

 

Friday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54.

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20th, 2021

One dead, two seriously injured, during an incident late Tuesday afternoon at the Erie Islands Service Plaza on the Ohio Turnpike in Sandusky County…

Preliminary reports from authorities say that the incident involved a knife-yielding suspect and two victims, one which died at the scene, with the suspect eventually shot by law enforcement after failing to comply with orders to drop the knife and then charging at officers.

The other victim and the suspect were life-flighted to an area hospital.

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In COVID numbers from Tuesday…

In Huron County, 2 new deaths were reported, bringing the death toll to 141 since the beginning of the pandemic.  27 new cases were also reported in the county.

Statewide, 3,600 new cases were reported, compared to the 21-day rolling average of 4,800.

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It’s 21 years to life behind bars for a Sandusky man who recently plead guilty to murder.

According to the Sandusky Register, that’s the sentence for 22-year-old Bren’Davion Durr.

Durr’s sentence is in connection with the shooting death of 21-year-old De’Yon Hill of Sandusky in December of 2019, which occurred near Dewey Street in Sandusky.

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A Huron County teenage girl has been reported as a runaway.

The Huron County Sheriff’s Office reports that 14-year-old Victoria Hembree was reported missing from her Clarksfield Township home on Tuesday.

She’s believed to of ran away voluntarily.

Anyone with information on Hembree is asked to contact the Huron County Sheriff’s Office.

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Today, the Second Harvest Food Bank will host a drive-thru mobile food pantry at Brookside High School on Harris Road in Sheffield.

It’ll run from 4:30 until 6 pm.

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A political rally is set for this evening in Norwalk. 

U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel will be among the guest speakers at the Milestone Event Center for the ‘Faith and Freedom’ event.

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It appears the city of Elyria and the Elyria Public Library System are at odds, over parking availability for the new downtown library branch.

According to the Chronicle Telegram, at issue is more than 40 spaces on city-owned property behind the Elyria Arts Council building.

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Statewide honors for Marilou Suszko of Main Street Vermilion…

Marilou has been named, “Main Street Executive Director of the Year” by “Heritage Ohio”.

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If you’ve ever thought about driving a snow-plow for the Ohio Department of Transportation, now’s a good time to put those thoughts into action.

O-DOT is in the market to hire 500 seasonal snow-plow drivers to support their regular crew.

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Sandusky’s Street Resurfacing Program continues today, with a road closure.

Bardshar Road will be shut down to traffic today from 7 am to 5 pm, due to construction.

Local access to businesses and homes on Bardshar will be maintained.

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Today, Lorain County Community College will host a “Family Fall Fest” and an open house from 4 until 7 pm, at the University Partnership Ridge Campus in North Ridgeville.

You’ll find everything from trick-or-treat with costumes…to a fire truck and free flu shots!

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SPORTS

The Cleveland Cavaliers open up their season tonight at Memphis, with tip-off at 8 pm.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Sunny, with a high near 73.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.

 

Thursday

Showers and thunderstorms likely.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69.