Monday, February 10th, 2020

More information is expected to be released today regarding a man who was found dead at Norwalk’s Veterans Memorial Lake Park on Saturday.

Police Sergeant James Montana tells the Norwalk Reflector that they know the identity of the man in question; but they do not have a lot of information and that the death is under investigation.

 

The State Highway Patrol’s Sandusky Post is investigating a single vehicle fatal crash that involved a pedestrian on Sunday night.

They say 59-year-old Dennis Mahutga of California was attempting to cross Route 250 from Kalahari to the Hy-Miler gas station; when he was struck by an SUV driven by 39-year-old Amanda Horvath of Milan.

The northbound lanes of Route 250 were closed for approximately 2 hours while the scene was investigated.

In Lorain County, a Henrietta Township man is due in court Thursday…accused of using a hidden camera in his bathroom and taking pictures of unsuspecting teenagers.

The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office says, they found those pictures on 30 year old Paul Churchill’s mobile device, and learned that the hidden camera had been moved to a friend’s house in Erie County.

Charges there are pending…

A Sandusky man faces multiple felony charges involving an alleged stolen handgun early Saturday morning.

According to the Sandusky Register, 25-year-old Trevonte Adcock reportedly attempted to hide a gun in some bushes near Harrison Street after allegedly running out of a vehicle before it was stopped by police.

Police say that Adcock was first seen near a store on Camp Street where he allegedly was carrying a gun, which he then reportedly tucked into his waistband and got into a vehicle.

 

Flu season is in full swing here in Ohio.

In their latest survey, the Ohio Department of Health reports more than

800 new hospitalizations…the highest weekly mark this season.

 

The Sandusky Police Department says they’re looking for more great men and women to serve their community.

According to police, there is a strong potential for 4 to 5 job openings with their department.

This comes after Sandusky police were recruiting last week in the Toledo area.

 

The Chapel’s Norwalk campus is hosting a Valentine’s Day event for those who have lost their spouses.

A free Valentine’s Day Lunch for Widows will be held this Friday from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

 

Tonight, Black History Month will be celebrated in Elyria with a program on the Underground Railroad.

This evening’s program will be presented at the Elyria Arts Council on Broad Street…sponsored by the Arts Council and Eden Valley Enterprises.

 

The 2020 season of the Sandusky Farmers Market is just around the corner…and they’re looking for vendors.

Officials say they’re looking for handmade, homemade and homegrown artisans and vendors; along with live musicians.

More info is available on the City of Sandusky’s Government Facebook page.

 

From the National Weather Service…

Today

A chance of rain, possibly mixing with snow.

Patchy fog before noon.

Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 39.

 

Tonight

Cloudy, with a low around 30.

 

Tuesday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39.

Wednesday

A chance of afternoon snow showers, mixing with rain.

Cloudy, with a high near 39.

 

Friday, February 20th, 2020

Just a coating of snow for the most part overnight…but secondary and side-roads could still be snow-covered and slick.

Both Erie and Huron Counties are under a Level One Snow Advisory.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 4:00 pm today.

Some schools are delayed today as well.

A man from Michigan has accepted a plea deal in connection to the death of 34-year-old Eric Edwards, Jr. of Fremont.

According to the Sandusky Register, 19-year-old Jailen Rucker has pled guilty to complicity to involuntary manslaughter.

Edwards Jr. was found dead last July near the Tindall Bridge over the Sandusky River, a few days after he was reported missing.

25-year-old Xavier Grine of Fremont will go to trial next month; facing charges of aggravated murder and aggravated robbery…related to Edwards Jr.’s death.

City officials in Huron say they are finalizing the design for Phase 2 of a project involving the modifications of U.S. 6 and Center Street.

They’ve posted a couple of YouTube videos on their government Facebook page, simulating peak traffic in the morning and evening.

They say the traffic light at Center and U.S. 6 is no longer warranted and will be removed.

A public information meeting regarding the project is in the works for this spring.

The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office says, they have identified juvenile suspects, responsible for damaging more than 30 mailboxes in five townships…

  • Brownhelm
  • Camden
  • Henrietta
  • New Russia
  • And Wellington Townships.

The Sheriff’s Office says, the dirty deeds were carried out January 31st and February 1st, and they’re asking additional homeowners who have not yet filed a police report, to come forward.

 

The Ohio Lake Erie Commission is accepting public comments on its latest plan, to protect and restore the lake.

The plan also addresses 4 rivers, including the Black River and the Cuyahoga.

Public comments will be accepted by the Ohio E-P-A in Twinsburg through the month.

 

One more shift for old time’s sake…

The Norwalk Reflector reports that Norwalk Fire Chief John Soisson will take part in one last shift before he officially retires next month.

Soisson had to step down after suffering a stroke last June following a career that goes back to 1992 in Norwalk; with Soisson being chief since 2013.

Soisson will take part in his one last 8-hour shift on March 13th; a request by new Fire Chief Rick Perry in tribute to Soisson.

More reports of attempted vehicle entries…

The Green Springs Police Department says those reports are from incidents on Wednesday night.

Residents are being reminded to not keep valuables in their vehicles overnight and to always lock your car.

Improvements have begun on a project regarding McCartney Road in Sandusky.

The city says part of the project includes a 2-foot storm sewer line being upgraded to a 4-foot line; allowing for better capacity to a new storm sewer system.

Tonight is a “Night to Shine”…

The prom event for those with special needs, presented by the Tim Tebow Foundation, takes place at Norwalk’s First United Methodist Church.

 

Catawba Island is the place to be on Saturday for some outdoor winter fun.

Twin Oast Winter Fest is set for Saturday from noon to 10:00 pm at Twin Oast Brewing with

The event features games and prizes for all ages including snow bowling, giant pong and an “anything but a sled” sledding competition.

 

From the National Weather Service…

Today

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 4:00 pm.

Snow showers, mainly before noon.

New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

High near 30.

 

Tonight

A slight chance of light snow showers.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20.

 

Saturday

A chance of light snow in the afternoon.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30.

 

Sunday

A chance of rain and snow.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38.

 

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

Winter weather making headlines this morning…

Roads are likely slick due to a layer of ice and a couple of inches of snow that fell overnight.

Erie and Huron Counties are under a Level 1 Winter Weather Road Condition Advisory until further notice.

Many schools are also delayed or closed.

 

The Feds have arrested a suspected Salvadoran gang-member in Ohio, wanted for a homicide in his home country.

Immigration officials picked up 35-year-old Santos Amaya Cruz near Columbus.

They say, he had been kicked out of the U-S on two previous occasions.

The Ohio Department of Health wants to keep the public in the loop when it comes to the Corona Virus.

Beginning today, the state will post online, the number of confirmed cases and those under investigation.

The list will be updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Local health districts will also be notified when test results are received, whether they are negative or positive.

 

Willard City Schools Director of Buildings and Operations, Mike Lillo, has posted a letter to parents on social media regarding the uptick of illnesses in the area.

Lillo says the custodial staff is proactively cleaning classrooms and restrooms, spraying all door handles with what’s called Steriphene 2 disinfectant…as well as applying disinfectant to all surfaces.

 

A man from Clyde has been indicted on 2 counts of felony sexual battery and rape.

According to the Fremont News Messenger, 33-year-old Cody Delgado allegedly used his role as an advocate for addiction recovery to have sexual contact with 2 women that he persuaded to use drugs…reportedly taking place in 2017 and 2018.

 

A Sandusky man was allegedly caught looking at pornographic videos and drinking beer…on a library computer…on Tuesday.

According to the Sandusky Register, the 40-year-old was charged with having an open container in a public place and was banned from the library for 60 days.

Police say they discovered the man watching the video with multiple open and unopened beer cans near him.

 

Hourly workers at Ford’s Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake and those nationwide, will soon have a little more pocket-change.

Ford has announced, U-S factory-workers will receive profit-sharing-checks in March…with checks averaging 66-hundred-dollars.

That’s down about 1-thousand-dollars from a year ago.

 

The Lorain City Schools are another step closer, to getting out, from under, state control.

The Ohio House has passed an education bill that includes language, removing Lorain, East Cleveland and Youngstown from state-control by June 30th.

State Representative Gayle Manning of North Ridgeville says, the bill would allow the local school board and superintendent, to work with a state-appointed transformation-board

 

Norwalk Police say there have been multiple reports of overnight vehicle entries here recently.

…Occurring on Stoutenburg Drive, Cherry Street and Chestnut Street.

Police say to not leave valuables in your car and to lock your doors.

Authorities are asking if anyone might have surveillance video of the incidents.

 

There’s a new recreation director for the Norwalk Parks and Rec Department.

The Norwalk Reflector reports that Lynden Ramsey is in her first week of work in the new position after previously working for Norwalk as recreation coordinator.

Ramsey replaces Nikki Cross, who also started her new job this week as director of the Family and Children First Council of Huron County.

 

From the National Weather Service…

Today

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 10:00 am today.

Rain showers, snow showers, and freezing drizzle likely.

Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 33.

Tonight

Snow showers, possibly mixed with freezing rain.

Areas of fog. Low around 27.

 

Friday

Snow showers, mainly in the morning, with 1 to 2 inches possible.

Areas of fog. High near 32.

 

Saturday

A slight chance of snow.

Partly sunny, with a high near 32.

 

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

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.

 

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Governor Mike DeWine has awarded more than $2 million to local drug task forces.

Among those to receive funds…

-METRICH Drug Task Force, a 10-county agency that includes Huron County, $240,000

-Ottawa County Regional Drug Task Force, $65,000

-Lorain County Drug Task Force, $87,000

-Medina County Drug Task Force, $76,000

 

A Tiffin man was arrested Friday after he allegedly showed a firearm after being involved in a car crash in Sandusky County.

According to the Sandusky Register, 35-year-old Brian Halbisen faces charges of OVI, leaving the scene of an injury crash and aggravated menacing.

Halbisen allegedly attempted to flee an accident after crashing his truck into a car on County Road 41 in Jackson Township; where he allegedly tried to flee the scene, but then hit a stopped vehicle.

Authorities say that bystanders tried to stop him from leaving again, but he brandished a gun and drove off…later arrested at a residence on County Road 41.

 

A student from Lorain High School faces discipline…accused of making a threat against the school via Snapchat.

Lorain Police say, the student admitted making the threat, and yesterday, there was increased police presence near Lorain High.

 

The battle over students and money has made its way to the Ohio Supreme Court.

According to the Chronicle Telegram, several groups…including some private schools…have filed a lawsuit challenging Senate Bill 120 that placed a hold on further expansion of ‘school choice’ until April.

A full report in today’s Chronicle Telegram

 

Fremont Police say a reported runaway teen was found safe and sound on Monday.

Authorities said Jazmyne Wadsworth had run away from home on Sunday afternoon.

 

Elyria’s new mayor…Frank Whitfield…is not giving up hope, of keeping the Bendix Corporation in town.

According to the Chronicle Telegram, Mayor Whitfield will meet Friday, with Bendix representatives.

Last year, the company affirmed a previous announcement that they would be leaving Elyria for a new home in Avon.

A full report in today’s Chronicle Telegram

 

The battle over students and money has made its way to the Ohio Supreme Court.

Several groups…including some private schools…have filed a lawsuit challenging Senate Bill 120 that placed a hold on further expansion of ‘school choice’ until April.

 

Margaretta Schools have added a new staff member…Bella.

Bella is an 11-year-old certified Therapy Dog.

She’s a hypoallergenic Golden-doodle; that will be on hand throughout the school day to help offer friendship, boost self-esteem and relieve loneliness to students and staff.

 

Applications for housing development and beautification assistance are now available for Sandusky residents.

Officials say they can be found on the city’s website or hard copies can be mailed.

 

Tonight, the ‘Dancing with the Stars’ tour rolls into the Akron Civic Theatre.

The performance will feature many of the professional dancers from the legendary TV show, along with special guest…Kate Flannery, aka ‘Meredith’, of “The Office”.

 

From the National Weather Service…

Today

A chance of rain and light snow, possibly mixed with freezing rain.

Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 32 by 5:00 pm.

 

Tonight

Light snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 28.

 

Wednesday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31.

 

Thursday

A chance of rain and snow. High near 37.

 

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

All clear at Miami University of Ohio…

The Ohio Department of Health, the Butler County General Health District and Miami University have announced that test results for two students at Miami University of Ohio for the Corona Virus have come back negative.

The students had recently traveled to China and met criteria for further testing and evaluation after exhibiting respiratory symptoms.

Again, the test results are negative for the Corona Virus.

Meanwhile, the worldwide death toll from the Corona Virus has topped 360, with another 17-thousand people, sick.

In Medina County, police in Hinckley Township are investigating the shooting-death of a 13 year old boy.

Police say, it appears, the shooting was accidental.

 

A man was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries following a crash in Sandusky County involving 2 commercial vehicles.

The State Highway Patrol says a commercial vehicle, driven by 47-year-old Daniel Villanueva of Illinois, drifted off the left side of the road on the Ohio Turnpike and struck a stopped commercial vehicle sitting on the right berm.

Villanueva was taken to a Toledo hospital.

The driver of the stopped vehicle, a Florida man, along with his wife and passenger, were not injured.

 

Not guilty by reason of insanity…that’s the plea just entered by a Huron man accused of killing his brother on Thanksgiving of last year.

According to the Sandusky Register, 47-year-old William Brown Jr. is believed by authorities to have killed 55-year-old Michael Brown of Sandusky on Thanksgiving night, inside Brown Jr. home on Willow Drive.

 

Fremont Police are asking for help in locating a suspected teen runaway.

Authorities say Jazmyne Wadsworth ran away from home around 1:00 pm on Sunday.

Her photo is posted on the Fremont PD’s Facebook page.

 

The Ohio Department of Transportation is warning drivers of possible delays through tomorrow, on Route 83, just north of Center Ridge Road, in North Ridgeville.

Crews will be installing a water line across Root 83, and police will be on hand, directing traffic.

If you’re missing a wedding ring in Perkins Township, police there say to contact them.

They say a LeVian wedding band was turned into their station on Saturday.

 

Western Reserve High School’s Student Council is sponsoring a ‘Pennies for Patients’ campaign to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

They’re raising money through a bean bag toss during varsity basketball games this past Friday as well as February 4th, 7th and 8th.

Students 6th through 12th grade will also look to raise funds by participating in a “penny war” this week.

 

From the National Weather Service…

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 53.

 

Tonight

A chance of rain, mainly overnight.

Increasing clouds, with a low around 41.

 

Tuesday

Rain likely.

Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 34 by late afternoon.

 

Wednesday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31.

 

Friday, January 31st, 2020

A jury in Lorain County Common Pleas Court has found a Kentucky man, ‘guilty’ of ‘murder’.

42-year-old Larry Brown was then sentenced to at least 20 years in prison.

Brown was accused of shooting and killing 66-year-old Lanny Smith of Lorain during what police called, ‘horseplay that turned deadly’.

The men were related by marriage.

Brown maintains his innocence, and has 30 days to appeal.

 

A Huron couple has been sentenced in connection with felony child sex charges.

According to the Sandusky Register, 46-year-old Stephen Thom faces 10 years behind bars on charges of gross sexual imposition and pandering obscenity involving a minor…and is now classified as a Tier 2 sex offender.

51-year-old Michelle Thom has been placed on community control sanctions for 5 years for attempted tampering with evidence.

 

Huron County is using a new cell phone notification system for road closures, weather alerts and other news.

Those currently subscribed to the old system have been merged into to the new system.

Those looking to subscribe to the new system or edit their current subscriptions can visit www.HuronCountyAlerts.com; where they can also view and add some of the system’s new features to their subscriptions.

 

State lawmakers have decided to kick the can down the road when it comes to expanding EdChoice, the state’s controversial school voucher system.

Majority Republicans in the House could not agree with Majority Republicans in the Senate on what to do, so they’ve decided to delay expansion from tomorrow until April 1st, to give them more time to consider their next course of action.

 

The man leading the 2020 U-S census will be in Lorain County today.

Dr. Steven Dillingham will meet with state and local leaders at Lorain County Community College in Elyria, to roll out the ‘on-the-ground effort in Ohio’, to get everyone counted!

 

South Central Schools have hired a full time school nurse.

The Norwalk Reflector reports that Kathy Mitchell has been named to the new position, with Superintendent Ben Chaffee (Chay-Fee) saying that he has a 5-year plan to pay $35,000 salary annually through student wellness funds.

The position is in partnership with Fisher-Titus Medical Center with Mitchell to serve pre-K through 12th grade students.

 

The Ohio Department of Education announced that they’re seeking local nonprofit agencies to participate as sponsors or meal sites for the 2020 Summer Food Service Program.

The Summer Food Service Program ensures that children through age 18 continue to receive nutritious meals during the summer break from school, when they do not have access to school breakfast or lunch.

 

Perkins Township is hosting an Open House event on Saturday in celebration of Ohio Township Day.

The public is invited to tour their facilities and meet and greet department heads and trustees…running from 9:00 to 11:00 am.

 

Final preparations are being made in anticipation of Saturday’s 12th Annual Main Street Vermilion Ice-A-Fair.

The event, starting at 11:00 am, features over 60 ice sculptures lined up and down Main Street and Liberty Avenue in downtown Vermilion

As part of the event, Ritter Public Library’s 2020 Chocolate Festival is also taking place, beginning at 10:00 am.

 

From the National Weather Service…

Today

Cloudy, with a high near 36.

 

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.

 

Saturday

A slight chance of afternoon showers.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39.

 

Sunday

Partly sunny, breezy, with a high near 49.

 

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

Two students from Miami University of Ohio are awaiting test-results to determine whether they have the Corona Virus.

Both students recently visited China…and both have symptoms, similar to those overseas.

In China, the death-toll now stands at more than 170.

Another 8-thousand people have become sick.

 

It’s believed to be a case of mistaken identity; with no criminal intent suspected.

That’s what the Norwalk Police Department says about a woman that was being investigated for offering a ride to an 11-year-old Main Street School student last week.

The 63-year-old was contacted by authorities where she told them that she was on her way to a rental property she owns when she saw a boy she believed to be her tenant’s grandson and offered him a ride due to the cold weather.

She said when she arrived at the tenant’s residence, the child was already there; and she realized her mistake.

 

Lorain’s new police chief…Jim McCann…has asked the Highway Patrol for help in reducing crashes in high-traffic areas.

They include; Baumhart Road, Elyria Avenue and Tower Boulevard.

 

A Fremont man has been arrested for meth possession following a raid by the Sandusky County Drug Task Force on Tuesday.

Authorities say they executed a search warrant at the residence of 32-year-old Anthony Kashlut at a North Street apartment…where they found several items related to drug trafficking, including suspected heroin and suspected meth, suspected cocaine, marijuana, over $1,500 in cash, scales, 3 BB gun handguns and a security camera.

In recognition of this Sunday’s Super Bowl, Huron County Safe Communities Coalition and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are reminding Super Bowl party-goers that designated drivers are the best defense against the dangers of drunk driving.

They say, if your Super Bowl celebration involves alcohol, plan for a ride home with a sober driver…and if you’re hosting the party, take care of the designated drivers.

 

State lawmakers continue their disagreements over expansion of a school voucher system that would take effect Saturday.

(The expansion would add more than a dozen schools in Lorain County, to a list of under-performing schools.)

The Ohio Senate has approved a temporary freeze, but the Ohio House rejected a similar bill.

The issue now goes to a House-Senate conference committee, to see if they can iron out differences.

 

Keep an eye out for a future episode of A&E’s reality program, ‘Live PD’.

The City of Sandusky Police Department says their officer, Darian Cook, was in New York City on Wednesday filming an interview.

The Humane Society of Erie County is in need of volunteers.

They’re looking for those 18-years-old and up who have a love for dogs and would be interested in walking some.

They say there are no time restraints…with mornings, afternoons and weekend slots available.

Volunteer applications are available on their website.

 

From the National Weather Service…

Today

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34.

 

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.

 

Friday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38.

 

Saturday

A slight chance of rain and snow showers.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40.

 

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

A man charged in the shooting-death of another man in Lorain will stand trial a second time.

Yesterday, Lorain County Judge John Miraldi declared a mis-trial, after a jury said they were deadlocked after 3 days of deliberations.

Matthew “A-J” Mason was accused of shooting and killing Ricardo Calloway, nearly 3 years ago, during a dispute over money.

 

The Norwalk Police Department is investigating a report of a female who asked an 11-year-old boy to get into her vehicle on two separate days last week.

Authorities say it happened last Wednesday and Thursday afternoon while the child was walking home on East Main Street near Domino’s Corporate Offices.

The woman in question is described by a witness as being around 60-years-old with gray hair.

Police say they’ll have extra officers in the area the next several days as a precaution.

 

Engineers in Sandusky have been given the go-ahead to solicit bids for the city’s resurfacing project.

The city says the project will result in improvements to the 75 worst asphalt street sections, a total of over 6 miles of roadway, with an investment of more than a million dollars.

A list of the streets to be improved is posted on the City of Sandusky’s Government Facebook page.

 

State lawmakers are moving quickly on legislation, to block expansion of “EdChoice”, a school voucher program that is scheduled to take effect, Saturday.

The bill includes an amendment submitted by State Senator Nathan Manning of North Ridgeville that would remove the Lorain City Schools from state control, at the end of June.

 

The non-profit “Walleyes for Wounded Heroes” is looking for local veterans and first responders who were disabled in the line of duty to apply for their free fishing event this summer.

The event will take place from June 17th to 21st in Marblehead at Little Ted’s Cottages, with all meals and lodging provided.

The company’s mission statement, in part, is to provide opportunities for wounded veterans and first responders to reconnect with nature’s healing properties.

 

Looking for work?

Huron County says they’re looking for local residents to snag one of many jobs available with the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census.

Pay runs between $16.50 and $18.00 an hour.

…2020census.gov/jobs for more information.

 

The Vermilion girls’ basketball team has set a goal to raise some money for the fight against children’s cancer.

They’ll be collecting funds at their home game on Saturday, February 8th at 1:00 pm versus Perkins, with various raffle challenges throughout the day… and by collecting donations.

 

From the National Weather Service…

Today

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34.

 

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.

 

Thursday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35.

 

Friday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37.

 

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

The chimney where the body of missing Port Clinton teen Harley Dilly was found earlier this month has been removed.

Port Clinton Police Chief Rob Hickman says the chimney at house across the street from Dilly’s home was removed Monday morning out of respect to Dilly’s parents.

 

The cause of a fire that destroyed a Sandusky auto detailing business last March remains undetermined.

Sandusky fire marshal Steve Rucker tells the Sandusky Register that the blaze at the former Highline Auto Works at West Perkins Avenue and Caldwell Street is now one of many cold cases that the Sandusky Fire Department are not actively investigating anymore; as investigators now look into more recent fires.

Rucker says it may stay unsolved for years unless someone gives them new information.

 

Law enforcement in Lorain County say that many cities in northeast Ohio are reporting what’s called ‘distraction burglaries’.

The Avon Lake Police Department says for residents to be on the lookout for subjects that claim to be from a utility service…and that any attempts to lead residents to a specific location in their home should be considered suspicious.

 

In recognition of National Radon Action Month, Huron County Public Health and Ohio Department of Health are encouraging Ohioans to test their homes for the radioactive gas; and to take steps to reduce risk if elevated levels are detected.

The EPA has ranked Huron County as a zone 1 county, meaning that it has
the highest potential for elevated levels of indoor radon.

The state offers free and discounted radon testing kits to Ohio homeowners.

 

“Profiling Teen Killers, School Shooters, Mass Murderers and Serial Killers” – the name of a program to be hosted by The Erie County Sheriff’s Office in March.

It will take place March 13th at BGSU Firelands in Huron and will feature author and TV personality from A&E, Phil Chalmers.

Event organizers say that law enforcement, school administration and staff, probation officers and social workers should attend.

 

The Huron County Community Foundation has handed out over $22,000 in grant money to teachers in 9 area schools; money that’s not usually available for instructors in their respective districts.

The Norwalk Reflector reports that Bellevue City Schools received the most funds at just over $7,500; which will be put to use in nearly 20 projects.

 

Tonight, school officials in North Ridgeville will host the second of four public forums, regarding their March primary ballot issue.

Issue 13 would roll 4 current levies into one.

Tonight’s program will begin at 6 at the North Ridgeville Academic Center.

U.S. Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown have sent a letter urging the Environmental Protection Agency and other decision-makers to provide at least $320 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

The initiative is designed to address the most serious issues that threaten the ecological and economic well-being of the Great Lakes basin, including invasive species, pollution, and toxic contamination.

 

From the National Weather Service…

Today

A slight chance of snow showers, freezing drizzle and rain.

Cloudy, with a high near 35.

 

Tonight

A slight chance snow showers and freezing drizzle.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.

 

Wednesday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34.

 

Thursday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34.