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Monday, March 18, 2013

Monroeville Local Schools superintendent David Stubblebine is one of two finalists, for the same job in the Clyde-Green Springs school district.

The other finalist is Vicki Brunn, Director of Human Resources for theTalawanda School District, in Oxford Ohio. 15 people applied for the job, and seven were interviewed. Stubblebine and Brunn will be interviewed again later this month. Former superintendent Gregg Elchert retired last December.

The Edison High School Stage Band will be traveling to New York City, to participate in a performance on the flight deck of the USS Intrepid Aircraft Carrier.

A charter bus will leave at 10pm March 31st, and will drive through the night, to arrive for the morning broadcast of the Today Show. While in the Big Apple, the Edison band will make a number of stops, including the Rockfeller Plaza, Time Square and Julliard Music School. The band will return April 3rd.

Cedar Point has donated pieces of dismantled coasters to a museum.

The National Roller Coaster Museum is seeking to preserve the history of roller coasters for coaster fans. Cedar Point shipped the pieces to the museum’s storage buildings in Plainview, Texas. The museum board is deciding on a permanent home for the museum, with Sandusky near the top of the list.

A Norwalk man convicted of stealing two handguns was sentenced to two years in prison Thursday.

36 year old Kevin Loyer admitted in court he committed the June 30 crime to support his heroin habitIn late January Loyer, pleaded guilty to theft of a firearm. In exchange, the state agreed to dismiss charges of receiving stolen property and breaking and entering. His girlfriend, 42 year old Erica Trushel was reportedly with him. She has an April 23 trial date set on one count of complicity to burglary. If convicted of the second-degree felony, she faces two to eight years in prison.

A Norwalk man was arrested in Elyria Friday after stealing a can of Four Loko.

45 year old Darnell Nelson was charged with obstructing official business and resisting arrest, after an employee of a Speedway reported the theft to police. According to the police report, Nelson was wrestling on the ground with two officers. He was taken to Lorain County jail.

Ohio voters could see an amendment to the Ohio constitution on the November ballot that would legalize medical marijuana.

The Ohio Cannabis Rights Amendment could create a million new jobs statewide according to Ohio Rights Group President John Pardee. The amendment would allow not only legal use of medical marijuana, but would also give farmers permission to grow industrial hemp. The group launched a drive on Saturday to collect the 1,000 signatures required to obtain the approval of the Ohio Attorney General. Once approved, the group will need to collect 385,000 signatures of registered voters to put the amendment on the state ballot.

The Ohio Veterans home is receiving some big upgrades.

Officials recently received more than 10 million dollars in state and federal funds to upgrade amenities throughout the facility. Slated improvements include: Smoother roads and parking lots, new heating ventilation and air conditioning systems, renovating sewer lines, and enhancing the main electrical panel and service lines.