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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Bond is set at $150,000, for a man accused of holding up a Willard grocery store.

46-year-old Michael Fette of Lancaster was arrested late Sunday night, a short time after the armed robbery at Missler’s IGA. According to Willard police chief Mark Holden, Fette had nearly $30,000 cash, a gun and zip ties. He’s currently charged with aggravated robbery.

 

More road work, along Norwalk’s east side.

Phase IV of the East Main Street Improvement Project is underway. Much of the work is centered between Oakwood Drive and Old State Road. Crews are working between 7am and 5pm Monday through Thursday, with occasional Fridays possible. The project should last until mid-to-late September. Detours are in place.

 

A stiff punishment, for a Sandusky man who made a false distress call.

21-year-old Danik Shiv Kumar will spend three months in federal custody, and must pay nearly $500,000 restitution. Kumar was arrested last year, after claiming he saw a boat in trouble on Lake Erie. The Coast Guard spent nearly a day searching for the vessel that didn’t exist.

 

It’s the final day of summer vacation for children in several area school districts, including Bellevue, Edison, Huron, Monroeville, Plymouth, South Central and Willard.

 

Rome Greenwich Road, between Townline Road and Cresent Road in Fitchville Township is closed for six more days, for culvert work.

 

Once again, Huron County’s unemployment rate is one of the highest in the Buckeye State.

According to the Department of Job and Family Services, it was 11 percent last month, fifth highest in Ohio.  That’s also an increase of 1.3 percent, compared to June.  The only counties that ranked higher are in south central and southeast Ohio—Meigs, Pike, Scioto and Morgan.