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- WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8th, 2023
A Clyde man died in a house fire on Monday.
Thomas Cooper was 70.
According to the Fremont News-Messenger, the fire occurred at a home on Bertha Avenue in Clyde, with a woman able to escape the blaze.
The cause of the fire was electrical; having to do with an extension cord, said the State Fire Marshal.
Police in Elyria are asking for your help in finding a bank robber.
They’ve released a picture from surveillance video of a man wearing a mask who Monday afternoon, walked into the LorMet Credit Union on East Broad Street and walked out with cash.
Police believe, the same man might have been responsible for a similar robbery January 9th at Key Bank on West River Road.
A fraud alert from the Vermilion Police Department…
They say they’ve seen an uptick in scam cases here recently, coming from an unsolicited phone call or an email to the victims, which are usually of the older population.
Police offered some red flags that could mean you’re being targeted by fraudsters.
Those include scams involving gift cards, an unknown fee being charged to an account, someone taking control over a victim’s computer, someone asking for bond money for an incarcerated family member and scams involving extended vehicle warranties.
A reminder to Norwalk residents…
A three-week water-main construction project is scheduled to start today, which will result in water service being shut off temporarily to some homes.
The water main work is slated for Milan Avenue, which will affect properties between Republic Street and Lais Road.
Most of the water interruptions should be less than an hour, but could vary, says the city.
The contractor will notify affected property owners 24 hours in advance.
Now hiring…Cedar Point.
The park has announced they’re looking to hire 7,000 seasonal associates for the 2023 season.
The park anticipates filling the majority of those roles during a week-long hiring blitz to be held February 18th to 24th as part of the largest-ever recruiting campaign by Cedar Point’s parent company, Cedar Fair, across all its parks in the United States and Canada.
Cedar Point will host in-person job fairs at Sawmill Creek Resort, the EHOVE Career Center and the Cedar Point Recruiting Center throughout the week.
The city of Elyria and Mayor Frank Whitfield’s former Public Information Officer Kevin Cloud have agreed on a separation package.
Mum’s the word on the terms of the settlement…and allegations that Cloud’s personnel file was altered improperly prior to his dismissal.
Cloud served as Elyria’s Public Information Officer for about 7 months
The latest numbers show Sandusky still in first place in the USA Today online poll for Best Coastal Small Town in the country.
According to the Sandusky Register, the city also moved up from fifth to fourth place in the poll for Best Midwestern Small Town.
Sandusky won the Best Coastal Small Town honor in 2019.
You can vote this year through February 20th at 10best-dot-com.
It’s not every day that middle school drama students get to learn from seasoned pros, but yesterday was the day in Wellington.
Members of the McCormick Middle School Drama Club took part in a workshop with members of the Great Lakes Theater.
-Last night, LeBron James became the NBA’s all-time leading scorer by putting up 38 points in a Lakers loss to Oklahoma City, 133-130.
From the National Weather Service…
Partly sunny, with a high near 47.
Showers, mainly overnight.
Low around 36.
High near 62.
- TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7th, 2023
Multiple, temporary water shutdowns in Norwalk, starting tomorrow.
The city says that due to new water main construction on Milan Avenue, properties located between Republic Street and Lais Road will individually have water service shut off temporarily.
Most of these interruptions should be less than an hour, but could vary.
The work is expected to take approximately 3 weeks.
The contractor will notify individual property owners 24 hours in advance.
The U.S. Marshals are looking for a fugitive from Sandusky; and are offering a monetary reward for information leading to his arrest.
According to the Sandusky Register, 35-year-old Jeremy Griggs is wanted by multiple law enforcement agencies including the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force, the Sandusky Police Department and Erie County Sheriff’s Office for fleeing, receiving stolen property, drug trafficking and motor vehicle theft.
A photo of Griggs appears on the U.S. Marshals Facebook page.
The owner of Broadway Mary’s has taken to social media after withdrawing her application for federal, COVID rescue money.
Mary Sefcheck posted on Facebook last night, ‘if anyone understands domestic violence, you would understand that I am trying to break free from this situation’.
Her comments came after Councilman Joshua Thornsberry raised concerns he has, including Sefcheck’s application, her marital status, and whose names are on the restaurant ownership documents…
Thornsberry also detailed criminal charges filed against Sefcheck’s estranged husband.
On her Facebook post from last night…Mary Sefcheck wrote, she will continue to push for her voice to be heard.
A Norwalk girls basketball game fundraiser brought in over $3,000.
According to Norwalk Ohio News-dot-com, the money raised from the breast cancer awareness “pink-out” game this past Saturday between Norwalk and Sandusky will go to The Piggyback Foundation in honor of the wife of assistant basketball coach Jen Oakley-Swartz, Stacey Oakley-Swartz, who was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Pink t-shirt sales accounted for over $1,000 of the money raised, with other fundraising activities including a 50/50 raffle, bake sale and bean bag toss.
Traffic signal repair work in Sandusky continues today…
Repairs are scheduled to take place on the traffic signals at Wayne and Market and Wayne and Water.
The city says that Wayne and Market will be maintained as a 4-way stop, but with stop signs instead of the normal blinking red signal; and Wayne and Water will function as a 4-way stop with temporary stop signs placed at the intersection.
If you’re travelling through southern Lorain County…
Keep in mind, a portion of Bursley Road in Huntington Township will be closed through the day for some work on the bridge between Quarry Road and Route 511.
-The Cleveland Cavaliers won at Washington last night, 114-91.
From the National Weather Service…
Mostly cloudy and breezy, with a high near 53.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.
Partly sunny, with a high near 44.
- MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6th, 2023
The cause of a fire at a factory in Milan on Friday is under investigation.
The Norwalk Reflector reports that the blaze occurred at Johns Manville on Lockwood Road, affecting the factory’s shipping department.
An estimated $1.5 million in damage was done, according to Milan Township Fire Chief Brian Rospert.
No one was hurt.
Case numbers have fallen again in the COVID-19 Weekly Update from Huron County Public Health…
From the January 27th to February 2nd reporting period, there were 17 cases, dropping from 31 the previous period.
The highest number of cases was in the 21 to 30 age group.
Seven Huron County zip codes reported cases, the highest being in the Bellevue area.
Starting today, Ohio Edison will begin relocating electrical poles in preparation for the West Main Street Reconstruction Project, Phase One, in Norwalk, that will begin later this year.
Work will happen between Sycamore Drive and going east to Valley Park Drive.
Those interested in making a difference in Willard are invited to a meeting later this month.
“ANEW”, Active Neighbors Enhancing Willard improvement committee, will hold a meeting on February 21st at 6:15 pm at the Willard Depot.
A former Sandusky city manager has passed away.
Frank Link was 92.
Link was city manager from 1972 to 1993, the longest serving city manager in the history of Sandusky.
-The Cleveland Cavaliers won at Indiana on Sunday, 122-103.
-In college hoops, both Ohio State Buckeyes teams lost on Sunday, with the OSU women being blown out by Maryland 90-54 and the Buckeye men losing at Michigan 77-69.
From the National Weather Service…
Partly sunny, with a high near 37.
Increasing clouds, with a low around 30.
Showers likely, mainly in the morning.
Cloudy and breezy, with a high near 50.
- Valentine’s Day Love Song of The Day
This Valentine’s Day Love is in the air…and on the radio!
Listen every weekday for the Valentine’s Day Love Song Of The Day on 95-3 LKR! Listen with Melissa & Johnny as they announce the song of the day every weekday morning – THEN listen throughout the day with Kelly Rose and Captain Chris Morgan, when you hear the Valentine’s Day Love Song of the Day, be caller #5 and you are entered to win:
*A $50 Gift Card from The Angry Bull in Huron
*A $50 Gift Card to Star Lanes in Sandusky
*An Overnight Stay at Landoll’s Mohican Castle in Loudonville, Ohio
*An $75 Gift Basket from Vine & Olive – Shop Vine & Olive on 250, across from Meijer in Sandusky for wine, baked goods, gourmet chocolates and much more! Select one of their pre-made gift baskets, or call to have one made-to-order. www.vine-olive.com or 419-502-4000.
*A $50 gift certificate from Tiffany’s Flowers & Gifts in Vermilion. Be Your Valentine’s MVP!! Located in the heart of downtown Vermilion, Tiffany’s has EVERYTHING to make your Valentine’s Day Romantic. Custom floral arrangements can be ordered or take and go. Find gift items that no other shop carries. tiffanysflowers-gifts.com
*$100 gift certificate from Diamond Collection in Uptown Norwalk. For over 30 years they helped make Valentine’s Day memorable gold chains, exquisite silver and more. diamondcollectiononline.com
*A Luxury Package from Bad Habits Barber Shop in Norwalk – featuring a haircut, Facial and Beard Trim!
*A Package from Spa Kalahari – including a 50-minute Spa Pedicure and a Salt room voucher (valued at $110!)
Spa Pedicure… Slip your feet into a relaxing foot soak, followed by filing of the nails, cuticle care, leg and foot exfoliation, foot file, hydrating foot and leg massage, along with a complete polish of the nails!
Halotherapy session – removes the toxicity from the respiratory system, improving the function and appearance of the skin, and boosting the immune system. Kalahari uses a halogenerator to vaporize Himalayan salt into the air, allowing the salts negative charged ions to attach to the positively charged toxins in the body, thus neutralizing the toxins and detoxifying the body from the inside out!
*A Guitar from Wellington Music & Tactical Equipment & Service – Perfect to serenade your Valentine!
The winner will be announced Friday, February 10th – just in time for Valentine’s Day!
It’s the Valentine’s Day Love Song of The Day! Listen with Melissa & Johnny as they announce the song of the day every weekday morning– THEN listen throughout the day with Kelly Rose and Captain Chris Morgan, when you hear the Valentine’s Day Love Song of the Day, be caller #5 and you qualified and Happy Valentines’ Day from 95.3 WLKR!
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