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Friday, March 22, 2013

Once again, the Huron Board of Education will meet in special session, to discuss the status of superintendent Fred Fox.

Tomorrow’s closed door meeting will begin at 10am, at Shawnee School. No action will be taken during, or after the meeting. Earlier this week, the Huron school board tabled a decision to reinstate or dismiss the suspended superintendent. Board members said they needed more time to study 2,700 pages of recently released documents, before making a final decision. The board is expected to schedule another special meeting soon, to vote on Fox’s fate.

 

A Greenwich teen has been charged, in connection with an early February crash that killed her grandparents.

15-year-old Karlie Conaway is facing a single count of failure to maintain reasonable control. She’s scheduled to appear in Huron County Juvenile Court April 17th. Conaway was behind the wheel, when she lost control on State Route 162 in Fitchville Township. Her car hit a pickup truck driven by Troy Green of New London. Green suffered serious injuries. Conaway’s grandparents, Rodney and Betty Williams of North Fairfield were pronounced dead at the scene. They were passengers in the car. Conaway had a learner’s permit, and was legal to drive.

 

Mercy Willard Hospital President and CEO Lynn Detterman is one of just nine people nationwide to be chosen for the 2013 class of ‘Tomorrow’s Leaders’ by the Catholic Health Association of the United States.

Honorees will be recognized, during an annual awards banquet in Anaheim, California in June. Detterman has been President and CEO of Mercy Willard Hospital, since February of 2009. Among her achievements since then: spearheading the effort to build Mercy’s new $40.5 million hospital, which opened last year.

 

Huron County deputies are investigating the theft of money, jewelry and weapons from a Clarksfield Township home.

The Monroe Road home was entered Wednesday. The victim said the thief or thieves made off with nearly $1,000 cash, $400 worth of jewelry, weapons and 1,700 rounds of ammo. Deputies have several leads.

 

A Sandusky man has made the U.S. Marshal’s ‘Dangerous Dozen’ list here in northern Ohio.

The Feds are looking for 41-year-old Joel Mancilla.  They say Mancilla is wanted for rape of a minor.

 

The city of Norwalk is accepting applications for police officer.

Applications are available at city hall and at norwalkoh.com.  The deadline is April 18th.

 

If all goes as planned, wind turbines are coming to Sandusky and Seneca counties.

According to a state filing, Republic Wind Farm wants to build 83 wind turbines on 15,000 acres of land, including some in York Township, along with Adams, Reed and Thompson townships in Seneca County. They would generate enough power for 55,000 homes. Work could begin next year.

 

The state’s unemployment rate didn’t change in February.

According to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, it was 7.0 percent, the same as January.

 

A southwest Ohio county is upset with a certain groundhog.

Butler County has indicted Punxsutawney Phil, for misrepresenting an early spring. The fake indictment even seeks the death penalty, if the rodent is convicted.

 

March Madness continues, and tonight, the number-two seed Ohio State Buckeyes will take on Iona in Dayton.

Coverage begins at 6:30 on 95.3 WLKR.

 

We’ll talk college and high school hoops during tomorrow’s ‘Locker Room’ program.

Willard Head Coach Dave Hirschy is our official boys state basketball correspondent…He’ll join us live from Columbus at 9am.