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.

 

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

Winter weather making headlines this morning…

Snow is falling…and around an inch or two is on the ground; depending on where you live.

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

Be careful driving; especially on the county and back roads.

 

An arrest has been made in connection with Saturday’s fatal shooting in Sandusky.

According to the Sandusky Register, a 17-year-old boy has been charged with aggravated murder in the death of 21-year-old Deyin Hill.

Police say they are on the lookout for Bren’Davion Durr, a second suspect in the shooting…that reportedly took place when multiple rounds were fired into a car in an alley near Dewey Street.

A second man was also shot…he was treated and released from the hospital.

 

The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad wants you to know, they’ll be disposing military ordnance between 10:30 this morning until 12:30 this afternoon.

You might hear a big, bam boom if you’re on the south side of Elyria close to Carlisle and Amherst Townships.

 

The results are in from a Willard parks and rec survey and how grant money should be spent…

The city says that close to 600 people took the survey…with officials submitting an $185,000 state grant request that includes a splash pad and new playground equipment; some designed for those with special needs.

 

A longtime Norwalk restaurant will stay in possession of its previous owner’s family.

The Norwalk Reflector reports that Berry’s Restaurant on 15 West Main was sold via a Sheriff’s Sale Monday morning to Leslie and Brian Chase of Milan for $227,000.

Leslie happens to be the daughter of Doug Berry, who previously owned the restaurant on 15 West Main.

Leslie’s husband Brian says the building will continue on as “Berry’s Restaurant”.

 

It appears that a national retailer is leaving Elyria.

The Chronicle Telegram reports; Dick’s Sporting Goods will close its doors at the end of the month.

Earlier this year, Dick’s left Springfield Ohio, and in 2018, closed half-a-dozen stores nationwide and sold off 8 Field-and-Stream stores.

 

The last Sandusky Police Department “Coffee with a Cop” of the year takes place tomorrow.

Residents can meet and greet and share their questions and concerns with officers at Mr. Smith’s Coffee House from 9 to 10 am.

 

From the National Weather Service…

Today

A chance of snow. Partly cloudy with a high near 32.

 

Tonight

A chance of snow showers, mainly overnight.

Increasing clouds, with a low around 22.

Wednesday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26.


Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 28.

 

Friday, December 13th, 2019

A former fire chief in Avon has pled ‘not guilty’ to possessing child pornography.

80-year-old Frank Root is free on bond…

He served as Avon’s Fire Chief from 1990 to 2006.

 

The Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal, one-car crash on Lake Avenue in Elyria Township.

Forrest Phillips was 27.

Troopers say, it appears, Phillips lost control of his car yesterday, veered off the road, struck a parked car, then a utility pole.

 

A 29-year-old Bellevue man faces nearly a year and-a-half in prison in connection with a utility-terrain vehicle (UTV) crash that left another man seriously hurt.

According to the Sandusky Register, Dawson Riedy was accused of driving a UTV in Oxford Township last April that flipped after hitting a utility pole…and then leaving the scene of the accident where a passenger needed medical attention.

 

The Huron County Safe Communities Coalition has released their latest fatal crash report.

They say one fatal crash occurred in November; resulting in one death…taking place on Plymouth East Road in Greenwich Township.

 

News from Governor Mike DeWine’s Office…

DeWine signed 2 bills on Thursday afternoon.

Senate Bill 5…strengthening criminal penalties for those convicted of promoting prostitution, part of a statewide effort to fight human trafficking

Senate Bill 77…designating June 12th as ‘Women’s Veteran’s Day’.

 

Voters in Lorain County will see at least one countywide levy on the March primary ballot.

The Board of Trustees of Lorain County Community College will ask voters to renew at 10-year levy, with a slight increase from the one endorsed in 2010.

Revenue from the levy accounts for nearly 25-percent of the college’s funding.

 

The Willard Fire and Police Departments are hosting their 4th annual Christmas Food and Toy Drive this weekend.

It runs Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm at the Willard Fire Department; featuring drive-thru service where fire and police personnel will help unload items.

 

You can ride to your heart’s content tomorrow at the Sandusky Merry-Go-Round Museum.

They’re hosting a Christmas Ride-a-Thon from 10 am to 5 pm with free admission and $1 carrousel rides all day; along with holiday movies and an appearance by Santa.

 

From the National Weather Service…

Today

Increasing clouds, with a high near 43.

 

Tonight

A chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 33.

 

Saturday

A chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a high near 40.

 

Sunday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.

 

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

The Highway Patrol is investigating what triggered a crash yesterday on Route 20 in Camden Township that left a Grafton woman, dead.

Virginia Taylor was 71.

Troopers believe, her SUV drifted left-of-center and struck on oncoming dump truck.

The trucker from Cleveland was treated for his injuries.

A portion of Route 20 was closed for about 4 hours.

 

A Bellevue man was air-lifted to a Toledo hospital with serious injuries following a two-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon in Huron County.

The State Highway Patrol says 62-year-old Stephen Vogel rear-ended another vehicle while driving on Route 113, just east of State Route 4.

The other vehicle’s occupants, 26-year-old Joshua Munson of Clyde and 26-year-old Cullen Keegan of Vickery, were treated at the scene with non-life threatening injuries.

 

A pregnant woman is OK after being pulled from a sinking car last night near Vermilion.

According to the Sandusky Register, 22-year-old Mariah Bodi told authorities that her vehicle’s brakes might have failed; causing her car to go into a pond on West Lake Road, near Route 6.

 

The Lorain Academic Distress Commission has named Greg Ring, interim Chief Executive Officer of the Lorain City Schools.

He’ll take over duties of departing CEO David Hardy, Jr. on January 3rd.

Greg Ring previously served as Superintendent of the Educational Service Center of Lorain County from 2012 to August 2018, when he retired.

And before that, he was superintendent of the Firelands School System from 2008 and 2012.

 

Yesterday marked 150 days from the opening of Cedar Point’s 2020 season; which happens to be their 150th anniversary.

To mark the occasion, the park announced some items to look forward to next year…including a multi-sensory nighttime celebration, new food choices, a revamped boat ride – ‘Snake River Expedition’ and that they’ll be choosing 150 people to receive free admission to the park for life.

 

The Black Swamp Bird Observatory in Ottawa County has joined the American Bird Conservancy, in filing a lawsuit in federal court, to block construction of wind turbines, nearby, in Lake Erie.

Birding officials say, they support efforts to develop alternate energy sources, but the wind turbines would be in the flight path of one of North America’s largest bird migration zones.

 

Thor-Sport Racing in Sandusky is opening its doors to the community this evening.

The race team is hosting a Holiday Open House and Celebration from 4 to 8 pm, featuring appearances and autographs from all 4 of Thor-Sport’s Truck Series drivers; along with vehicle displays and shop access.

 

On Christmas Eve, a local fire station will transform into Santa’s Workshop.

Sandusky Fire Department Station Number-1 will help put toys together for anyone who drops them off between 8 am and 8 pm Christmas Eve.

No questions asked…just pick the toys back up before midnight.

 

In the market for a new ride? Well the state might have just what you’re looking for this Saturday.

More than 150 cars, SUVs, trucks and vans will be up for bid at this Saturday’s surplus vehicle auction.

It begins at 9:00 am at the state’s General Services Division headquarters
on Surface Road in Columbus.

All vehicles are sold “as-is” with no warranties.

 

From the National Weather Service…

Today

Increasing clouds, with a high near 38.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 31.

 

Friday

Increasing clouds, with a high near 44.

 

Saturday

A chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a high near 41.