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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A flood watch has been issued for the entire area, from this evening through tomorrow afternoon.

According to the National Weather Service, numerous strong thunderstorms could produce up to three inches of rain.

 

An Erie County grand jury has charged a Sandusky man accused of killing a Norwalk infant.

19-year-old Denzel Castile is facing a single count of aggravated murder. The charge is tied to the death of 11-week-old Athena Castile. She was fatally stabbed last month, at a home in Sandusky. Castile remains in a state-run mental hospital, in northwest Ohio.

 

As expected, the Norwalk Board of Education spent some of last night’s meeting discussing levy options for this fall.

As we told you Monday, three options were on the agenda—A five-year emergency operating levy to raise $1.8 million annually, a five-year emergency operating levy to raise $2 million annually, and an earned income tax increase, that would raise nearly $4.6 million a year. A decision could come next month.

 

The Norwalk Board of Education accepted the resignation of assistant superintendent and curriculum and grants director Sue Goodsite.

She’s retiring, but will be re-hired in 60 days. Board president Janet Broz said Goodsite will be given a one-year contract. A salary is being negotiated.

 

Still no sign of two brothers wanted for questioning, in connection with the death of a roommate.

Mis-Sail Lopez and Hiram Emmanuel Lopez remain at-large. They may have fled to Mexico. The two lived with 24-year-old Daniel J. Hernandez, at a Baseline Road apartment, in New Haven Township. Hernandez was found dead in the apartment June 2nd. He had been stabbed multiple times. Huron County Deputies said he might have been dead for two days, when his body was discovered. The Sheriff’s Office is offering a $1,000 reward, for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the two suspects.

 

A portion of State Route 2 near Vermilion was closed for about two hours yesterday, due to a suspicious item found near the road.

ODOT said crews discovered what appeared to be a pipe bomb in the grass, between Routes 61 and 60. The Lorain County Bomb Squad was called in, to remove a one-foot long PVC pipe, capped on both ends, with a wire sticking out. It turned out to be an old waterproof container, for a tree-trimming service.

 

The city of Norwalk’s 2013 sidewalk repair program is scheduled to begin next Monday.

That’s when crews hired by the city will start to fix defective or dangerous sidewalks throughout Norwalk.

 

The results are in, from the Norwalk Police Department’s recent ‘Click It Or Ticket’ enforcement effort.

Between May 20th and June 2nd, officers made over 100 traffic stops, and issued 55 citations, including 34 for seat belt violations. Officers also issued more than 60 warnings.

 

Former Norwalk High School assistant principal Brian Garverick has been named superintendent, of the Mansfield City Schools.

He’ll take over July 1st.

 

Strobel Field, at Cedar Point Stadium in Sandusky will be a busy place Friday and Saturday.

Relay For Life will begin at 10am Friday.  Various events and activities will take place before Saturday’s 10am closing ceremony.  We’ll broadcast life from Relay For Life between 4 and 6pm Friday.