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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The State Highway Patrol is investigating yesterday’s crash that killed a Willard woman.

According to reports, 38-year-old Victoria McKelvey’s car was hit by a semi-truck, after she ran a stop sign at Routes 224 and 587 in western Seneca County. McKelvey was pronounced dead at the scene. Her daughter, seven-year-old Electa McKelvey was flown to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. She remains at the hospital, but her condition is unknown. Troopers said McKelvey wasn’t wearing her seat belt, and was thrown from her car. Her daughter was in a child booster seat, but it wasn’t properly secured at the time of the crash.

 

New figures show unemployment was down last month, in Huron and Erie counties.

Huron County’s jobless rate went from 10.3 percent in April, to 8.9 percent in May. According to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Erie County’s unemployment decreased by one-half percent, to 6.5 percent.

 

As we first told you yesterday, PNC’s main branch is Norwalk is closing in September.

Operations will be moved to the nearly Linwood-Monroe branch. Now, PNC says its branch on West Washington Street in Sandusky will close in September. Officials said changing banking needs led to the decision to close the branches.

 

In earlier newscasts, we told you about a poll that shows Governor John Kasich’s approval rating is rising.

 The same Quinnipiac University poll shows President Barack Obama’s approval rating in Ohio is sliding, fast.  57 percent of voters say they disapprove of the president’s job performance.  That’s his lowest grade ever in the Buckeye State.  The poll also shows nearly 80 percent of Ohioans support expanded background checks for people buying guns at gun shows and online. 

 

Trial has been delayed for a former Norwalk man facing sex charges.

Norvell McIntire of Sandusky was scheduled for a bench trial today, in Huron County Common Pleas Court. But it’s been pushed back to July 10th. At a different trial held last month, McIntire was found guilty of rape, gross sexual imposition, importuning and public indecency. He’ll be sentenced tomorrow on those charges. Both cases involved pre-teen or teenage girls.

 

An Ohio House Committee has approved a proposal that would ban red-light cameras across the state.

The bill now moves to the full House for consideration. It would ban police from using cameras to determine if drivers have run red lights, or been speeding.

 

Once again, free guided walking tours of Norwalk’s historic Woodlawn Cemetery will be offered during the summer months.

Tours are scheduled for July 14th and August 4th, at 1pm. The tour guide will be Henry Timman, vice-president of the Norwalk Cemetery Association. The tours will start at the main mausoleum, near the front of Woodlawn Cemetery.

 

Barn owls are making a comeback in Ohio.

The Division of Wildlife is seeking reports from people who have seen barn owls.  The number to call is 1-800-WILDLIFE.  A barn owl has a white, heart-shaped face, large black eyes and a golden brown and gray back.

 

The city of Norwalk’s Charter Review Commission will meet at 6pm tomorrow, at Norwalk City Hall.

 

Coming up in news tomorrow…Information on Bellevue Community Days.

And we’ll broadcast live from Bellevue Community Days, between 4 and 6 tomorrow.