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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Today is the American Heart Association’s ‘National Walking Day.’

A walk is scheduled for 5:30 at the Norwalk Reservoir.  All fitness levels are welcome, and walkers will receive a free pedometer to track their walks.  National Walking Day is co-sponsored by Fisher-Titus Medical Center.

 

The Indians picked up a season-opening win, beating the Blue Jays, 4-1 at the Rogers Centre.

 

By a 3-2 vote, the Huron School Board has fired Superintendent Fred Fox.

Last night’s action came after more than two hours of debate and discussion. Despite an Ohio Department of Education referee’s report that called for reinstatement, Board president Scott Slocum, along with Tim Sowecke and Donna Green voted to oust Fox. Kevin Asher and John Caporini voted against termination. Fox was suspended last June, for alleged personal and professional misdeeds. Last month, Fox’s attorney, Patrick Murray of Sandusky said he’d file suit, if the board failed to reinstate his client.

 

The highway patrol is investigating a one-car crash that sent a Plymouth woman to Akron General Hospital.

Kimberly Combs was injured yesterday afternoon, when her car slammed into a tree, near the Plymouth High School football field. Her condition is unknown.

 

Getting underway tonight: The 37th annual Cleveland International Film Festival.

It runs through April 14th. The festival will show more than 180 feature films, and 165 short films. Most of the screenings will be shown at the Tower City Cinemas in downtown Cleveland.

 

It appears Monroeville Local Schools Superintendent David Stubblebine is moving on.

He’s expected to take over the Clyde-Green Springs Schools.  It’ll become official at a special school board meeting scheduled for next Monday.  As we first told you in mid-March, Stubblebine was one of two finalists for the job.  He’s been Monroeville’s Superintendent since August of 2008.

 

A Plymouth man wanted since last September is now in the Huron County Jail.

Matthew Gayheart was arrested Monday in Tiffin. Police there said he was found hiding in an attic. Gayheart’s charged with felonious assault, in connection with a September 2nd attack at a home in Willard. The victim suffered a fractured eye socket.

 

Nearly 80 new jobs could be coming to Willard.

Pepperidge Farm is considering a plan to add 277,000 square feet of new space, a new Goldfish line and other improvements worth more than $100 million.  The plan still needs final approval from Pepperidge Farm executives.  The company has already applied for a property tax break from the city of Willard.  Pepperidge Farm’s Willard plant current employs 550 workers.

 

Tickets are still available for a second ‘Ghost Tour’ of the old Huron County Jail.

The tour, sponsored by Main Street Norwalk, is scheduled for April 12th.  VIP tickets, which include dinner with the Firelands Paranormal Society, are $40.  Tickets for just the tour are $22.  For more information or tickets go to mainstreetnorwalk.org.

 

A new study by the Dayton Daily News says Ohio’s economy is recovering more quickly than most of the country.

Per capita personal income increased by 1.7 percent, to just over $39,000 between 2011 and 2012. The newspaper said that was a larger increase than all but two other states.