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Monday, April 22, 2013

No word, as to when U.S. Route 224 near Willard will re-open.

It closed earlier this month, due to a large sinkhole. ODOT spokesperson Christine Myers said Friday it’s unknown when 224 will be ready for traffic.

 

A Willard-area man will face several charges, for allegedly stealing money from a benefit, then injuring two people.

Jeremy Cooper was arrested Saturday night. Deputies said Cooper swiped a jar of money from a fundraiser on Fitchville River Road, then took off. While fleeing, his car struck and injured two men. They were taken to Fisher-Titus Medical Center, for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Cooper was found a few hours later, at a migrant camp near Willard. He was charged with robbery, with more charges expected. Deputies said a second suspect may be charged as well. He was seen jumping into Cooper’s vehicle.

 

Police in Perkins Township are investigating a Sunday afternoon armed robbery at Pat Catan’s.

Police said a man entered the store around 2pm, and showed a gun to a worker. The man was given undisclosed amount of cash, before walking out. Perkins and Sandusky police, along with Erie County deputies were summoned to the scene. They were unable to find the armed robber. Police are reviewing surveillance video from the store, and nearby businesses.

 

It’s very early, but a new poll says Ohio’s Republican governor already has a sizable lead, against his likely Democratic opponent.

According to the Quinnipiac University poll, John Kasich leads Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fitzgerald 46 to 37 percent.

 

Two Lorain County men are facing charges in Norwalk, for allegedly selling heroin to a confidential informant.

Luis Lopez of Lorain, and Salvador Rodriguez of Elyria were arrested Saturday, near Milan. According to Norwalk police reports, two sold heroin to the informant, in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant, on the city’s north side. Both men were taken to the Huron County Jail. Lopez and Rodriguez both have previous drug convictions.

 

The Norwalk Fire Chief Selection Committee will meet at 5pm tomorrow, in the Frontier Building on West Main Street.

 

The Huron Board of Education will meet in executive session tonight.

The closed-door meeting will begin at 7pm, in the board conference room. The topic: personnel.

 

The Perkins school board will discuss personnel, during a special session scheduled for 6pm tomorrow, in the Administrative Service Center.

 

TSC is coming to Willard.

Construction is underway, at the former Pamida site, on West Walton St. Work should be complete by summer. The Tractor Supply Company has 81 other stores in Ohio.

 

Mason Road, between Taylor Road and Campbell Street in Oxford Township is closing today, for bridge repairs.

Work should be complete by mid-June.

 

Police in Lorain are investigating a double murder-suicide.

It happened yesterday afternoon. According to reports, a man shot and killed his wife and another man, after finding them in bed together. The man then shot himself.

 

From the Huron County Highway Department…

Greenwich Angling Road, between Townline 12 and Boughtenville Road in Greenwich Township will be closed tomorrow through Friday for a culvert replacement project.  Traffic will be detoured along Old State and Edwards Roads.  Also, Baseline Road, between New State and Barnes Roads in Ripley Township will close for four days, starting tomorrow, for complete culvert replacement.

 

40 years after filming an episode there, some of the kids from the Brady Bunch are returning to Kings Island.

Barry Williams, Christopher Knight and Susan Olsen—AKA Greg, Peter and Cindy will entertain guests on May 19th.  The Brady kids were at the Mason, Ohio amusement park in 1973, while ‘dad’ Mike Brady presented architectural plans for a new addition to the park.