Monday, March 11, 2013

Just in…

Multiple sources say a report from Columbus recommends that suspended Huron City Schools Superintendent Fred Fox be re-instated.  Fox was suspended last year, amid allegations of personal and professional misconduct.  We’ll have more on this as details become available.


Yesterday’s official high in Norwalk:  69 degrees.


Today is National Nap Day!


Advice from the Norwalk Police Department:  Lock up!

There’s been a rash of recent thefts from unlocked cars in every area of the city.  Some thefts have occurred in store parking lots.


Felony charges have been filed against four Vermilion residents accused of running up more than $8,000 worth of charges on a stranger’s credit card.

Michael Ortiz, David McPherson, Jesse Browning and Shelly Wallace are charged with theft of a credit card, misuse of a credit card and forgery. Ortiz admitted to using the card, but claimed he didn’t steal it. The victim and deputies were able to track Ortiz and his friends, by piecing together information from credit card statements, and video surveillance. Ortiz, McPherson, Browning and Wallace remain in the Erie County Jail.


An arrest has been made, in connection with a homicide in the small village of Shiloh.

29-year-old Brandon Lawrence was arrested Saturday morning in Missouri. Richland County deputies believe he’s responsible for the shooting death of 48-year-old Michael Lawrence.  His body was found inside his Planktown Road home Friday night. Relatives told deputies they hadn’t been able to contact Lawrence for several days. Brandon Lawrence is being held on $1 million bond, pending extradition back to Ohio.


Someone in Ohio is $1 million richer.

A Powerball ticket sold in the Buckeye State matched all five numbers, but not the Powerball, during Saturday’s drawing. Wednesday’s jackpot is up to $183 million.


Norwalk officials are considering lowering the speed limit, along a portion of Milan Avenue.

Legislation on tomorrow’s city council’s work session agenda calls for the speed limit be reduced from 35, to 25 miles per hour, between East League and East Main St. A vote could come later this month.


Six teens are dead, after a weekend SUV accident in Warren, Ohio

Police suspect the teens were going around 70 miles per hour, when they crashed. They’re not saying if that or other factored caused the crash.


A 15-year-old Sandusky boy made like Spider-Man, when he scaled a fence, and escaped from the Erie County Juvenile Detention Center.

Deputies said the boy climbed the fence Friday, while he and other juveniles were outside for gym class. He ran through some nearby yards, but was caught within 20 minutes.


Ohio State could be going smoke-free.

OSU president Dr. E. Gordon Gee sent an email to students, faculty and staff Friday, saying he wants the school to have a policy banning smoking and tobacco products by August 1st. If enacted, the policy would affect all campuses.