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Friday, March 08, 2013

Norwalk’s perfect season has come to an end.

Last night, the Truckers lost to Mansfield Sr., 44-42 in the boys Division I district semi-finals at Galion High School. Norwalk’s season ends at 24-1.

 

A reminder…It’s the weekend we ‘Spring Ahead’ one hour, to Daylight Saving Time.

The time change will occur at 2am Sunday.

 

Another reminder…Tonight’s when Part 2 of the Mill St. Bistro episode of Kitchen Nightmares will air on Fox TV.

 

The Huron Board of Education will discuss the fate of suspended Superintendent Fred Fox, during a special meeting, scheduled for 10am, Saturday, March 16 at Shawnee Elementary.

By then, board members will have seen a report from the Ohio Department of Education…The report will include a recommendation to fire, or reinstate Fox. Board members will  accept or reject the recommendation, at the regular monthly meeting, scheduled for March 18th. Fox was suspended last year, amid allegations of personal and professional misconduct.

 

He retired as a captain late last year, and now, he’s back as Chief Deputy, at the Huron County Sheriff’s Department.

Ted Patrick will supervise road patrols, dispatch and the jail. He’ll earn less than his previous rate of pay. Patrick retired in December, because of changes to the state’s retirement system.

 

A judge in Hamilton County has ordered a halt to a speeding ticket blitz in a small Cincinnati suburb.

Judge Robert Ruehlman said yesterday that the village of Elmwood Place is running a ‘scam’ against motorists. The village installed traffic cameras in September, then issued 6,600 speeding tickets in the first month. Each citation cost more than $100. Claiming the traffic cameras hurt the village’s image and businesses, motorists and business owners filed suit.

 

Newly released data shows the Ohio State Highway Patrol made more DUI arrests in 2012.

Troopers arrested more than 24,000 suspected DUI offenders last year, an increase of three percent from 2011.

 

PNC has confirmed big cuts are coming.

The Pittsburgh-based bank will close 200 locations to save $700 million.  The company says it’s too early to tell how many Ohio branches and jobs will be cut.  PNC has nearly 3,000 branches in 19 states.  Bank officials said the decision was prompted by a still-sluggish economy, new regulations and small profit margins.  PNC bought National City Bank in 2008.

 

Ohio’s unemployment went up in January.

According to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, it was 7 percent, compared to 6.7 percent in December.  399,000 workers were unemployed in January.

 

The federal government will investigate the recent reports of racist incidents at Oberlin College.

FBI agents will soon get to work at the college to find out who’s behind derogatory graffiti and other signs of bias.  The incidents came to a head this week when someone wearing a Ku Klux Klan-type hood was seen on campus, leading to the college cancelling classes for a day.