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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Huron County, from four this afternoon, until noon tomorrow.

Northern Huron County could see 1-3 inches of snow tonight. Southern Huron County, including Willard could get 2-4 inches. Areas south, including Ashland and Richland counties could receive up to seven inches of snow.

 

3pm today is the deadline to vote for the Norwalk Truckers, in USA Today’s most unique mascot contest.

The Truckers continue to run neck-and-neck with the tiny Shenandoh Zeps, from Noble County. To vote, simply go to 95.3, WLKR’s Facebook page, and clink the link to the contest. Keep in mind, you can vote multiple times.

 

An armed home invasion in Fitchville Township has led to multiple charges against four people.

Larry Thornsberry, Jeremy Sax, Brittany Fernekees and Treva Campbell were arrested a short time after the Friday night robbery. According to reports, Thornsberry and Sax barged into the victim’s home, and assaulted the resident, before making off with several hundred dollars. One of the men was armed. Fernekees has been described as the victim’s ex-girlfriend. Deputies believe Campbell was the getaway driver. All four were arrested at a home on State Route 13, near Greenwich. Bond for Thornsberry and Sax is $50,000. It’s $25,000 for Fernekees and Campbell.

 

The head of the Ohio Republican Party says he’s retiring, effective May 31st.

However, Bob Bennett will stay active in politics through the 2014 election. Bennett was GOP chairman from 1998 until 2009. He returned last year.

 

Ohio’s fourth casino is open.

The Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati opened last night. It joins the Horseshoe Casino in Cleveland, and Hollywood Casinos in Toledo and Columbus.

 

A final list of possible cuts will be revealed, when the Perkins Board of Education meets in special session tomorrow night.

The meeting will begin at 7:30, at Perkins High School. It’s open to the public. Among the potential cuts: French and Mandarin Chinese. Other possible cuts, if two May levies fail: Middle school foreign language programs and athletics, the elementary gifted program, plus all-day kindergarten.

 

The city of Willard will host an informational meeting this Thursday, to discuss the upcoming U.S. Route 224 improvement project.

The meeting will be held at 6pm, at Willard City Hall. The fourth phase of the Route 224 improvement project includes widening and new traffic signals. Draft plans for the project will be presented, and comments will be solicited, for possible changes to the plan.

 

Put-In-Bay has lost its quest to be named ‘Coolest Small Town.’

The village on South Bass Island finished 6th out of 15 towns competing for the title on the website budgettravel.com.

 

Wendy’s executives are trimming the fat from their company.

“The Dispatch” reports, the Dublin-based fast-food chain will close more than 100 restaurants this year because they’re not making enough money.  Meantime, Wendy’s will rebuild or renovate nearly 300 stores in the next two years to give them a modern look favored by diners in ‘test markets.’

 

The Ohio Senate will soon open debate on a bill that would allow the children of illegal immigrants to get their driver’s licenses.

Lawmakers behind the measure say it piggybacks a federal program that grants legal status on young immigrants for two years.  They say giving the children of illegals the right to drive helps them become productive members of society.