Monday, August 26, 2013

The National Weather Service Office in Cleveland says it’s going to be warm, as we head into September.

Forecast highs all week are in the upper 80’s.


On tap this weekend: The 55th annual Milan Melon Festival (Saturday through Labor Day Monday), and the 105th Firelands Festival, Friday through Monday at Recreation Park in New London.


It’s the first day of school, for first through 12th grade students in the Norwalk City Schools.

Kindergartners will begin tomorrow and Wednesday. Also starting class today: Norwalk’s parochial schools.


A Huron County grand jury has charged two Norwalk men accused of sexually assaulting young girls.

19-year-old Justin Collins is facing three counts of rape, and one count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. 36-year-old Jason Wooten is charged with four counts each of rape and sexual battery, and one count of gross sexual imposition. The charges are connected to alleged crimes involving girls ranging in age from 6-to-13. Also charged in the case: A Norwalk boy, age 11. He’ll be tried in Huron County Juvenile Court.


A Sandusky car salesman is in the Erie County Jail, amid allegations he falsified documents.

Brian VanVlerah was arrested Friday. Sandusky police recently received several complaints about VanVlerah and his business, Hometown Car Sales on West Monroe. At least four customers claimed he wouldn’t hand over titles to cars they purchased. In one case, VanVlerah is accused of shredding documents.


It appears a stove sparked a blaze that destroyed a mobile home in Wakeman.

Three cats died in the Saturday morning fire.


Ohio’s new banning texting while driving has led to very few citations.

In fact, a state spokesman said there is no data because the number is so small.