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Friday, May 3, 2013

A former Norwalk man has been found guilty of rape, and gross sexual imposition.

45-year-old Norvell McIntire of Sandusky was convicted yesterday, in Huron County Common Pleas Court. The verdict came, after nearly four hours of jury deliberations. McIntire had been on trial since Tuesday. The charges were tied to an August, 2012 incident involving two teenage girls. He’ll be sentenced next month.

 

Four years in prison for a Norwalk man responsible for a late 2012 crime spree in the Maple City.

Mark Noller was sentenced yesterday on charges of burglary and breaking and entering.  He has a lengthy criminal history.

 

U.S. Route 224 between State Routes 99 and 598 in New Haven Township is now open.

It closed last month due to a large sinkhole.

 

Voters might decide, if marijuana should be legal in Ohio.

Democratic State Representative Robert Hagan’s proposal would allow adults 21 and over to buy, cultivate and use pot recreationally. It also calls for a 15-percent state excise tax on marijuana. The proposed constitutional amendment is modeled after one that passed in Colorado.

 

State Route 61, between Sand and Laylin roads, just east of the Norwalk city limits will be closed between 8 and 4 today, for maintenance work.

Traffic will be detoured along Cleveland Road.

 

Pat Catan’s has doubled its reward, to $2,000, for information leading to the arrest of the man who held up a store manager.

The man made off with an undisclosed amount of cash, during the April 21st robbery at the Perkins Avenue store. Anyone with information should call Perkins police.

 

It’s prom weekend, for students at Edison, Huron, Margaretta, Norwalk St. Paul, Perkins and Western Reserve.

Area law enforcement officials have announced plans to increase patrols this weekend, and the rest of the month.

 

It’s graduation weekend, at Ohio State.

As we told you yesterday, security will be extra tight, because President Barack Obama will be the commencement speaker. Ohio State University officials say screenings could take four hours, or longer.

 

It’s the only race on the ballot.

Tuesday, Republicans in much of Huron County will decide which man will run for Norwalk Municipal Court Judge. Norwalk residents Scott Christophel, Harold Freeman and Eric Weisenburger are on the May 7th primary ballot. The winner will face Democrat T. Douglas Clifford this fall.