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Monday, March 4, 2013

A Winter Storm Watch has been posted for Huron, Sandusky and Seneca counties, along with Ashland and Richland counties from tomorrow afternoon until Wednesday morning.

Erie County is not in the watch area. Those affected could get 6 to 9 inches of snow, with the heaviest snow expected tomorrow evening.

 

He was killed by an apparent hit-and-run driver four years ago.

At 8:30 tonight, a candlelight vigil will be held at the accident site. Jeremy Wetzel of Norwalk died March 4th, 2009 on Murray Road, near Hartland Center Road in Hartland Township. He was walking, after his truck went into a ditch. The hit-and-run driver was never found.

 

A weekend fire destroyed a Greenwich-area home.

Investigators are searching for the cause of Saturday’s blaze that destroyed a Greenwich-area home.  The century-old home on U.S. Route 250 near the Huron-Ashland County line was owned by James and Diane Hale.  No one was home when the flames broke out Saturday morning.  Dozens of firefighters from Ruggles-Troy, Greenwich and New London were called to the scene where they stayed for several hours.  Two dogs died in the fire.  Early damage estimates have been placed at $280.000. 

 

The Monroeville school board has selected three firms, to handle the district’s addition and expansion plans.

Janotta and Herner of Monroeville, and Beuhrer Group Architect and Engineering of Maumee will complete the Pre-K through 3rd grade expansion, along with cafeteria expansion and elevator installation on the current campus. The GPD Group, an architectural, engineering and planning firm out of Akron will help with the building’s design. The project will cost $4.2 million. Voters approved it last fall. Teacher and community meetings will be held this spring, to discuss the project. Work is expected to begin this summer.

 

Another armed robbery, this time in Perkins Township.

A masked gunman held up Perkins Convenient Food Mart on East Perkins Avenue late Friday night. Police said he fled in a car, with a small amount of money.

 

A new poll shows the majority of Ohioans agree with Governor John Kasich’s plan to expand Medicaid.

By a margin of 48 to 42 percent, Ohio voters think expansion is a good idea.

 

This weekend is when we ‘spring ahead’ one hour, to Daylight Saving Time.

The time change will take place at 2am Sunday.

 

Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot has grown to $123 million.

 

Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week is underway.

A statewide tornado drill is scheduled for 9:50 Wednesday morning. All tornado sirens will sound at that time. Free Skywarn Tornado Spotter’s training will be held after Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 12th, 6:30 until 8:30pm at Norwalk High School’s Fisher-Titus Learning Center.

 

We have some tournament basketball presale ticket information for you.

St. Paul is pre-selling tickets for tomorrow night’s Division IV district semi-final against Col. Crawford at Willard High School.  You can get those in the athletic office until 3 today and 7:30 a.m. – 12 noon tomorrow.  Pre-sale tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students.

Pre-sale tickets for Norwalk’s Division I district semi-final against Mansfield Sr. are available in the high school athletic office from 8am – 3:30pm through Thursday.  Norwalk and Mansfield Sr. will play at 7pm Thursday at Galion High School.  The game is expected to be a sellout.