Monday, July 15, 2013

A hot week is in store…low 90’s all week, upper 80’s near Lake Erie.


A significant water main break has led to a large boil advisory in the eastern and southern portions of Norwalk.

That means water should be boiled for three minutes before drinking. The boil advisory is in effect until further notice.

It includes:

Laylin Road, Cleveland Road from Whitefield Blvd east, Commerce

Drive, Whitefield Subdivision, Shaker Village on Cleveland Road, Akron

Road from Old State Road east, Old State Road from Akron Road south,

Executive Drive and Executive Estates subdivision, Mary Way, Concord

Court, Luther Oaks, Benedict Avenue from Christie Avenue south,

James Street from Olive St. south, Edgewood Drive, Warren Drive,

Breezewood Drive, Garcia Drive, Firelands Blvd, Wedgewood Drive,

Hampton Way, Manchester Blvd, Shady Lane Drive, Fair Road, the

Fairwood Subdivision, Norwood Ave from Shady Lane south, Southgate

Drive, South Norwalk Road (patrol barracks and Christie Lane complex),

and the Eagle Creek subvision.


Firelands Electric Co-Op’s supplier, Buckeye Power is forecasting high power loads all week.

As a result, Firelands Electric Cooperative expects to implement full load control of electric water heaters and central air conditioning systems between 2 and 6pm.


Storm-damaged limb and brush pickup is underway in Norwalk.

Brush and limbs should be curbside on your regular trash day.  If possible, limbs should be cut into manageable pieces.


The Sandusky Highway Patrol is investigating a Sunday afternoon crash involving a Perkins police cruiser.

Yesterday’s crash occurred on Columbus Avenue, near London Road. According to reports, Sgt. Jeff Musser was traveling behind Mark Weikle, with lights and sirens on. Musser tried to pass, when Weikle tried to pull into a private drive. Both men were taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center. Musser was treated and released. Weikle suffered a possible broken leg. Citations are pending.


An early Sunday afternoon crash near Routes 250 and 2 in Perkins Township sent three people to the hospital.

No one was seriously injured in the three-car crash.


New Huron City Schools superintendent Dennis Muratori will make nearly $125,000 a year.

His three-year contract also includes up to four weeks of vacation, up to $4,000 reimbursement for professional and service organizations and continuing education, and paid cell phone services.


It has a few different names—’lean, ‘syrup’ and ‘the purple drink.’

According to the Huron County Sheriff’s Office, it’s a combination of prescription cough syrup and soft drinks, and its use is increasing in the county, especially among young people.  It’s a dangerous mix.  It’s addictive, it causes sedation and loss of control, and can produce a fatal high.


Today’s average for gas in Ohio: $3.65.

That puts the Buckeye State in the middle, in terms of prices for self-serve regular. Gas is over $4 a gallon in Alaska and California. The lowest average is in South Carolina, $3.27.


The city of Mansfield is planning a bit of a dark celebration for the end of August. 

They will be commemorating the 20th anniversary of the filming of “The Shawshank Redemption,” a prison film shot at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield.  The weekend of August 30th to September 1st will be Shawshank Reunion Weekend, featuring actor appearances, tours of filming locations, and of course, a screening of the Academy Award-nominated film.