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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Perkins police are trying to learn more about a man who attempted to coax a 12-year-old boy into his car.

The alleged incident occurred Monday night on Schiller Avenue, when the man asked the boy if he wanted a puppy. He described as white, in his 30’s or 40’s with a heavy build and a light beard. His car was a white, older-model four-door, with some rust at the bottom. The same man may have approached a young girl Monday night.

 

Norwalk voters may decide next year if city council terms should be extended from two to four years.

Last night, council members discussed a recommendation by the city’s Charter Review Commission to place the issue on a future ballot.  In its present form, the proposal also calls for staggered terms.  Law Director Stu O’Hara is expected to draw up legislation for city council to consider.  Council’s safety committee will discuss a second recommendation by the Charter Review Commission.  If eventually placed on the ballot and approved, it would allow city officials to accept in-house and external applications for police and fire chief.  There’s no current provision to accept outside applications.

 

We told you yesterday that this Sunday is when Ohio’s sales tax will go up one-quarter percent.

While you’ll pay a higher sales tax, you’ll pay less in the way of the state’s income tax.  A nine-percent reduction goes into effect next month.

 

Tickets are now being sold, for EHOVE Career Center’s annual Senior Citizen Fall Festival.

This year’s festival is Wednesday, September 18th, and Thursday September 19th, from 11am until 1pm, at the Milan Campus. Tickets are $5 per person, and must be purchased in advance. Tickets are limited. You can buy them, at EHOVE’s Adult Education Office.

 

A tuition change, at Ashland University.

Officials say the university will slash tuition by $10,000 for the 2014-2015 academic year. Current tuition is about $29,000. Ashland University President Dr. Fred Finks said the move should attract more students.

 

The pest control company Terminix says the nation’s biggest bedbug problem can be found in Cincinnati.

Columbus comes in number-5 nationwide.

 

Authorities in Erie County found and destroyed about $75,000 worth of marijuana yesterday.

Deputies, along with Sandusky and Huron police conducted their annual hunt for the illegal drug. Pot was found growing in several farm fields. Charges are pending.

 

Ohio State football fans will see some changes when they arrive for the Buckeyes first game of the season on Saturday.

University officials say cell phone service outside Ohio Stadium has been upgraded and fans with disabilities will have a new place to park off Lane Avenue.  OSU Police say a bag size limit of 14-inches by 14-inches will be enforced.