Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The National Weather Service Office in Cleveland has issued a Heat Advisory for the entire area, from 1 this afternoon, until 9 tonight.

The heat index could hit 105.

In case you missed it, officials have lifted the boil advisory in Norwalk.

PolyOne has announced plans to close six of its plants, and lay off 250 employees.

Norwalk’s PolyOne plant will not be affected. By the end of 2014, PolyOne will close plants in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Louisiana.

No decision, on which levy to place on the fall ballot.

Last night, the Norwalk Board of Education tabled a decision, and scheduled a special July 23rd meeting. As we told you yesterday, the school board is mulling three different options.

The highway patrol is investigating a Tuesday evening crash that sent at least one person to the hospital.

The crash occurred on State Route 61, near Sand Road, east of the Norwalk city limits. The car was split apart, and the engine block was tossed about 100 feet. We’ll have more, as details become available.

Erie County residents will have two chances to voice concerns about a plan to temporarily raise the county’s sales tax.

Public hearings have been scheduled for 8:15 tomorrow morning, and 10am July 25, at the Erie County Services Center on Columbus Avenue in Perkins Township. The county’s sales tax is set to increase one-half percent, starting in October. Combined with a state sales tax increase, Erie County’s rate will be 7.25 percent.

Norwalk City Council terms could change from two to four years.

The Charter Review Commission has recommended council put the proposal before Norwalk city voters. Terms would be staggered. The Charter Review Commission also recommended a change involvingthe section of police and fire chiefs .If no one inside either department applies, or passes the exam, city officials would be able to look elsewhere for a new chief. There’s currently no provision, if there’s no inside applicants, or qualified inside applicants. Norwalk City Council will discuss both proposals, and decide whether or not to put or both issues before voters. Our own Scott Truxell was chairman of the Charter Review Commission.