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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Bond is set at $25,000 for the man accused of leading authorities on a high-speed chase through part of Huron County.

19-year-old Christian Anthony Smart of Dover, Ohio is currently charged with felony fleeing and eluding.  The charge stems from Tuesday night’s chase through some of Willard, Norwalk, Monroeville and Bellevue.  The chase came to end when Smart turned down a dead-end street. 

 

An early Wednesday morning blaze has left an area craft store in ruins.

Firefighters from 11 different departments were summoned to a century-old building that housed the Country Craft Store on State Route 113 in Birmingham. It took three hours for crews to extinguish the blaze. One firefighter was taken to a nearby hospital, for treatment of dehydration. The State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the blaze.

 

Norwalk High School science teacher Matt Lark has announced plans for a second run at the Ohio Statehouse.

The Democrat will run again in the 57th District, which includes all of Huron County and part of Lorain County.  He’ll appear on the May, 2014 ballot.  Lark ran against incumbent Republican Terry Boose last year.

 

The newest school report cards will be released today.

The revamped system replaces labels such as ‘excellent’ and ‘continuous improvement’ with an A through F grading scale. Those grades will be based on various factors.

 

It appears a plant in Sandusky will stay open, until at least 2016.

KBI has accepted a GM contract to manufacture wheel bearings for the Chevy Camaro and Cadillac SRX. KBI recently laid off nearly 60 employees, amid fears of expiring contracts with General Motors.

 

The claim may be the first of its kind.

A lawyer representing an Ohio death row inmate says his client should be spared, because execution is ‘too pricey.’ He told the Ohio Supreme Court that Calvin Neyland Jr, should instead serve life, with no chance of parole. Neyland shot and killed two people in 2007.