MONDAY, JULY 22nd, 2024

A Lorain Man has been arrested following a car crash last Tuesday.  

The Vermilion Police say that a 2010 Dodge Charger crashed into a house when its 38-year-old driver lost control during a left turn from Overlook Road onto Berkley Road.  

During the crash, several vehicles including a motorcycle were damaged.  

The man fled the scene and was found by a K-9 unit in a nearby home reportedly owned by one of his friends.  

Vermilion police said the man was charged with OVI, leaving the scene of a crash, failure to maintain reasonable control and obstructing official business, all misdemeanors. 

 

Some road construction will be starting today in Sandusky. 

The stretch of 250 between Cleveland Road and the overpass (Sycamore Line and Milan Road) will be under construction. Two-way traffic will be maintained, but the street will be reduced to one lane in each direction. 

Construction should last about three weeks. 

 

A road closure starts today in Norwalk. 

The Norwalk Reflector reports that Westwind Drive will be closed to through traffic for approximately two weeks. The closure is for the Washington and Cline Street CSO Sewer Project. 

The city says that they will provide updates as they get them. 

  

The City of Sandusky is developing a Safe Streets Action Plan. 

The goal of this plan is to help improve transportation safety within the area.  

A survey can be completed online on SurveyMonkey.com. They will also be having a couple of open houses on Wednesday the 24th at City Hall from 8am until 9:30am, and at Sandusky Rec at Mills from 5:30pm until 7pm.   

 

The Construction of a Solar plant should be finished by the end of the year.

According to the Sandusky Register, construction for the Wheatsborough Solar began last year. Apex Clean Energy says that the project will provide power for up to 21,000 homes.

The company says that the power from the plant will be delivered into the local Ohio electrical grid.

 

The Second Harvest Food Bank will be in Elyria today.

They’ll be hosting a Mobile Food Pantry at Ely Stadium from 4pm until 5:30pm.

 

SPORTS

The Cleveland Guardians host Detroit tonight at 6:40 pm on 95.3 WLKR.

 

From the National Weather Service Forecast.

 

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80.

 

Tonight

Patchy fog early. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 64.

 

Tuesday

Patchy fog early. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

 

MONDAY, JULY 22nd, 2024

A Lorain Man has been arrested following a car crash last Tuesday.  

The Vermilion Police say that a 2010 Dodge Charger crashed into a house when its 38-year-old driver lost control during a left turn from Overlook Road onto Berkley Road.  

During the crash, several vehicles including a motorcycle were damaged.  

The man fled the scene and was found by a K-9 unit in a nearby home reportedly owned by one of his friends.  

Vermilion police said the man was charged with OVI, leaving the scene of a crash, failure to maintain reasonable control and obstructing official business, all misdemeanors. 

Some road construction will be starting today in Sandusky. 

The stretch of 250 between Cleveland Road and the overpass (Sycamore Line and Milan Road) will be under construction. Two-way traffic will be maintained, but the street will be reduced to one lane in each direction. 

Construction should last about three weeks. 

A road closure starts today in Norwalk. 

The Norwalk Reflector reports that Westwind Drive will be closed to through traffic for approximately two weeks. The closure is for the Washington and Cline Street CSO Sewer Project. 

The city says that they will provide updates as they get them. 

The City of Sandusky is developing a Safe Streets Action Plan. 

The goal of this plan is to help improve transportation safety within the area.  

A survey can be completed online on SurveyMonkey.com. They will also be having a couple of open houses on Wednesday the 24th at City Hall from 8am until 9:30am, and at Sandusky Rec at Mills from 5:30pm until 7pm.   

The Construction of a Solar plant should be finished by the end of the year.

According to the Sandusky Register, construction for the Wheatsborough Solar began last year. Apex Clean Energy says that the project will provide power for up to 21,000 homes.

The company says that the power from the plant will be delivered into the local Ohio electrical grid.

The Second Harvest Food Bank will be in Elyria today.

They’ll be hosting a Mobile Food Pantry at Ely Stadium from 4pm until 5:30pm.

SPORTS

The Cleveland Guardianshost Detroit tonight at 6:40 pm on 95.3 WLKR. 

From the National Weather Service Forecast.

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80.

Tonight

Patchy fog early. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 64.

Tuesday

Patchy fog early. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

FRIDAY, JULY 19th, 2024

A man from Fremont has been charged with theft, trespassing and breaking and entering in Margaretta Township. 

According to the Sandusky Register, Dustin O’Neal was identified by authorities as a man who was acting suspiciously and walking towards a business on Route 101 and Bardshar Road.  

Deputies reportedly told O’Neal that they had earlier caught him on camera trespassing and stealing from people’s homes.  

O’Neal told the Erie County Sheriff’s Office that he was on meth at the time of the criminal incidents. 

A teacher from Amherst Schools has been named a State Board District Teacher of the Year for 2025. 

High school medical health technology teacher at Marion L. Steele, Kimberly Haney, received the award for State Board of Education District 2, which includes Lorain, Erie, Huron, Lucas, Wood and Ottawa counties and a portion of Hancock.

Haney created Marion L. Steel’s Medical Health Technology program in 1998, which prepares students for careers in healthcare.

It’s festival time again in Castalia.  

The annual Cold Creek Festival gets underway today at 5:00 pm with rides, games, food vendors and more.  

Saturday’s activities include live music and a motorcycle show.

The event wraps up Sunday and features a car show in the morning and a grand parade in the afternoon. 

Thousands of athletes are expected in Sandusky this weekend for the IRONMAN 70.3 Ohio event. 

On Sunday, athletes will take on a 1.2 mile swim in the Sandusky Bay, a 56-mile bike through Erie County and a 13.1 mile run along the shoreline of Lake Erie that finishes in downtown Sandusky. 

Summer nights at Cedar Point are heating up with the all-new, multi-sensory Boardwalk Nights event beginning tonight. 

The Boardwalk section of the park and the famous Cedar Point Beach come alive with a variety of musical acts, spectacular stunts, games, dancing, food and more. 

Boardwalk Nights runs nightly through August 18th, excluding Tuesdays.

SPORTS

-The Cleveland Guardians return from the All-Star Break tonight to host San Diego at 7:10 pm on 95.3 WLKR. 

From the National Weather Service…

Today

Sunny, with a high near 77.

Tonight

Clear, with a low around 57.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 82.

Sunday

Partly sunny, with a high near 84.

FRIDAY, JULY 19th, 2024

A man from Fremont has been charged with theft, trespassing and breaking and entering in Margaretta Township. 

According to the Sandusky Register, Dustin O’Neal was identified by authorities as a man who was acting suspiciously and walking towards a business on Route 101 and Bardshar Road.

Deputies reportedly told O’Neal that they had earlier caught him on camera trespassing and stealing from people’s homes.

O’Neal told the Erie County Sheriff’s Office that he was on meth at the time of the criminal incidents.

 

A teacher from Amherst Schools has been named a State Board District Teacher of the Year for 2025. 

High school medical health technology teacher at Marion L. Steele, Kimberly Haney, received the award for State Board of Education District 2, which includes Lorain, Erie, Huron, Lucas, Wood and Ottawa counties and a portion of Hancock.

Haney created Marion L. Steel’s Medical Health Technology program in 1998, which prepares students for careers in healthcare.

 

It’s festival time again in Castalia.  

The annual Cold Creek Festival gets underway today at 5:00 pm with rides, games, food vendors and more.

Saturday’s activities include live music and a motorcycle show.

The event wraps up Sunday and features a car show in the morning and a grand parade in the afternoon.

 

Thousands of athletes are expected in Sandusky this weekend for the IRONMAN 70.3 Ohio event. 

On Sunday, athletes will take on a 1.2 mile swim in the Sandusky Bay, a 56-mile bike through Erie County and a 13.1 mile run along the shoreline of Lake Erie that finishes in downtown Sandusky.

 

Summer nights at Cedar Point are heating up with the all-new, multi-sensory Boardwalk Nights event beginning tonight. 

The Boardwalk section of the park and the famous Cedar Point Beach come alive with a variety of musical acts, spectacular stunts, games, dancing, food and more.

Boardwalk Nights runs nightly through August 18th, excluding Tuesdays.

 

SPORTS

-The Cleveland Guardians return from the All-Star Break tonight to host San Diego at 7:10 pm on 95.3 WLKR.

 

From the National Weather Service…

Today

Sunny, with a high near 77.

 

Tonight

Clear, with a low around 57.

 

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 82.

 

Sunday

Partly sunny, with a high near 84.

THURSDAY, JULY 18th, 2024

A woman was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon on Route 60 in Vermilion Township.

The State Highway Patrol says that 67-year-old Victoria Swartz of Huron was driving on Mason Road where she failed to yield to traffic at a stop sign and was struck by the vehicle operated by 47-year-old Matthew Rehak of Wakeman. 

Another crash in Erie County Wednesday afternoon…

Authorities say 33-year-old Lavon Hayes of Wickliffe was driving a Freightliner truck on Route 113 in Milan Township where Hayes attempted to turn onto Kelley Road and failed to yield to traffic and was hit by a vehicle driven by 62-year-old Jeffrey Erb of Avon Lake, causing serious injuries to Erb. 

A man from Oak Harbor faces child sex charges. 

According to the Sandusky Register, 54-year-old Alex Dedes has been charged with gross sexual imposition and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. 

Dedes has a trial date set for October 10th

A Lorain man has pleaded ‘no contest’ in a July 2023 mass shooting in Cleveland’s Warehouse District. 

26-year-old Jaylon Jennings made the plea yesterday to criminal charges that he shot and wounded nine people on West Sixth Street last year.

Jennings was then was then found guilty of nine counts of attempted murder, 18 counts of felonious assault, two counts of having weapons under disability, and one count each of grand theft and receiving stolen property,

 

The City of Sandusky is hosting two public meetings and conducting an online survey to get public input for the Sandusky Safe Streets Action Plan, aimed at ensuring the safety of all community members traveling on Sandusky’s streets. 

There’s an online survey that can be completed at www.CityofSandusky.com.

There’s also two open house workshops on Wednesday, July 24th, one from 8:00-9:30 am at Sandusky City Hall and the other from 5:30-7:00 pm at Sandusky Rec at Mills. 

The area’s Red Cross Executive Director has joined the Iowa flood relief efforts. 

Todd James will be serving as the Assistant Director of External Relations, helping coordinate efforts with local, state and federal partners in assisting families affected by flooding with their ongoing recovery needs.                

SPORTS

-Today is the final day of the MLB All-Star Break; with the Cleveland Guardians back at it tomorrow night against San Diego.

From the National Weather Service…

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 57.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 78. 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17th, 2024

City Council in Norwalk received an update on the town’s tap water last night.

According to Norwalk Ohio News dot-com, Public Works Director Aaron Osborn said that the latest testing of the city’s drinking water is encouraging as the presence of what’s called MIB, a non-toxic byproduct of algae, was not found in the raw water or finished water that had been treated.

Back last October, residents reported a bad odor from the water, but city officials said it was safe to drink

 

Governor DeWine says that Ohio’s 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline has responded to nearly 340,000 contacts in two years.

Anyone experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis or their family members can call, text, or live-chat the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline to reach a trained specialist who can offer assistance.

Reasons to call 988 include, but are not limited to: thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crisis, financial and relationship struggles, and any other kinds of serious emotional distress.

 

Willard Police are investigating the reports of 16 vehicles that were spray-painted with vulgar words.

The vehicles were located on West Maple Street and West Pearl.

One adult male and one juvenile male were identified by police as suspects, with authorities working on filing formal charges.

 

Castalia’s annual Cold Creek Celebration is set for this weekend.

The event runs Friday through Sunday and will feature Queens and Royalty contests on Friday, live music and a motorcycle show on Saturday, and a car show and Grand Parade on Sunday.

 

Lorain voters will have an issue on the November ballot to extend Council terms from two to four years.

This will mark the fifth time the issue will be put to voters as previous attempts failed or were rescinded.

If passed, the terms would extend in either January 2026 or January 2028 based on Wards.

 

SPORTS

-The MLB All-Star Break continues…the Cleveland Guardians are back in action Friday night at home against San Diego.

 

WEATHER

Tonight

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.

 

Thursday

A slight chance of showers early.

Partly sunny, with a high near 75.

TUESDAY, JULY 17th, 2024

Donald Trump has selected Ohio senator J.D. Vance as his running mate.

The 39-year-old former marine from Middletown is one of the youngest to ever be named a vice presidential candidate.

He’s been serving in the senate since 2023.

 

Police officers from Port Clinton have been given awards. 

According to the Sandusky Register, Officer Curt Cochran has been named 2024 Kiwanis Club Police Officer of the Year.

Officers Amy Pugh and Robert Schraidt also were given life-saving awards at a recent city council meeting.

They both exhibited fast thinking and professional actions back in March that led to saving the life of another person in the line of duty.

 

A Wakeman man has received 15 to 20 years behind bars for sex crimes involving a minor that took place nearly three decades ago.

According to Norwalk Ohio News dot-com, 52-year-old Troy Carroll has pleaded guilty to three counts of rape.

Carroll has been in jail since being arrested last February.

 

The Ohio State Highway Patrol has entered the 11th annual “Best Looking Cruiser” contest.

Visit the Patrol’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages and click the link in any of their contest posts or visit the SurveyMonkey website to vote the Ohio State Highway Patrol as having the best-looking cruiser.

The top 13 photos receiving the highest number of votes will be featured in the 2025 American Association of State Troopers wall calendar and the photo that gets the highest number of votes will be featured on the cover.

 

Today marks the second and final day of emergency training exercises for Fisher-Titus and North Central EMS.

Local emergency agencies will also participate in these trainings and will be seen at the Huron County Fairgrounds and the Fisher-Titus Emergency Room.

Fisher-Titus conducts several drills each year to prepare for different types of emergency situations.

 

Nine Elyria businesses failed an underage alcohol sales check.

The Elyria Police Department performed the sales check with help from underage volunteers in June and July after complaints by residents.

Those selling to underage customers received a misdemeanor and were reported to the Ohio Investigative Unit.

14 other businesses did not sell alcohol to those underage.

 

SPORTS

-Last night, L.A. Dodger Teoscar Hernandez won last night’s MLB Home Run Derby.  Jose Ramirez of the Cleveland Guardians made it to the semi-finals.

-Tonight marks the MLB All-Star Game in Arlington, Texas, with 5 Guardians taking part.

 

From the National Weather Service…

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88.

Heat index values as high as 97.

 

Tonight

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.

 

Wednesday

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Partly sunny, with a high near 82.

MONDAY, JULY 15th, 2024

A Memorial Vigil is set to take place this Thursday for a Margaretta student who was killed in a car crash last week.  

The student-led Vigil will honor Conner Miller, his father Joe Miller and grandfather Rich Miller, who all perished in the crash in Seneca County.

The vigil will be held at 9:10 pm at the Margaretta High School Practice Field and include candle lighting, balloon release, student memories, community prayer, and light refreshments, with an opportunity to give directly to the Miller family.

 

A not guilty plea has been entered by a man who allegedly embezzled more than $60,000 from the Danbury Township Firefighters Association. 

According to the Sandusky Register, 40-year-old Trevor Ross is the treasurer for the non-profit that supports the fire department in Danbury Township.

Ross’ alleged crimes took place between 2017 and 2023 where he allegedly used the association’s credit card to buy personal items.

 

A Lorain man faces charges after being involved in a two-county chase in a stolen car.

According to the State Highway Patrol, 26-year-old Darius Blakely allegedly was driving a stolen Dodge Charger which had been taken by gunpoint in Cleveland, then led police on a chase in Elyria that ended in Medina County where Blakely and a passenger ran from the vehicle and were taken into custody.

 

Ten trained volunteers from the Northern Ohio Region of the American Red Cross are currently in Texas, helping people who were affected by the recent hurricane and the storm’s aftermath.     

They are among more than 500 Red Crossers who are working around the clock with Texas government officials and community partners to support mobile feeding and distribute relief supplies.

 

An award for the New London Rotary…

The Norwalk Reflector reports that the New London Rotary Club has received what’s called a HERO Award from ShelterBox USA for a donation of $1,000 and a number of donations over the last few years.

According to their website, ShelterBox USA is a non-profit that provides shelter to those displaced by a disaster.

 

The City of Sandusky is getting ready to welcome IRONMAN 70.3 Ohio back to the shores of Lake Erie this Sunday.

The Half-IRONMAN event consists of a 1.2-mile swim in the Sandusky Bay, a 56-mile bike ride through rural farmland roads of Erie and Sandusky Counties, and a 13.1-mile run through the historic Kilbourne Plat of Sandusky.

Athletes and their families will begin arriving in the area a few days before the event with more than 1,200 athletes expected to participate.

There will be various parking restrictions and road closures throughout the area for the race.

 

SPORTS

-The Cleveland Guardians lost to Tampa Bay on Sunday, 2-0.

 

From the National Weather Service…

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely.

Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

Heat index values as high as 95.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Increasing clouds, with a low around 74.

 

Tuesday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85.

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.