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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Ohio Department of Agriculture is investigating a newly-detected virus that may have killed four dogs.

They’re trying to determine if the same illness claimed three dogs in Cincinnati, and one in the Akron-Canton area. Investigators are asking veterinarians to watch for symptoms of vomiting, bloody diarrhea and weight loss, and to report those symptoms to the state. Little is known about the virus, including where it comes from or how it’s spread. At least several dogs with similar symptoms have been treated, and survived.

 

A traffic alert from Erie County Sheriff Paul Sigsworth…

Shaw Mill Road, between U.S. Route 250 and Plank Road in Milan will be closed from approximately 8:30am until 1pm Thursday.  Also, a lane shift will be in place during the same time for southbound 250, between Shaw Mill and Williams.  During that time, crews will remove a large tree.

 

A former Berlin Heights man is facing 30 years in prison for having a sexual relationship with a girl when she was three.

39-year-old Jeffery Clyde of Huron was convicted Friday.  He’ll be sentenced next week.  In addition to time behind bars, Clyde will be classified as a Tier III sex offender.

 

Tonight’s when the Norwalk Board of Education will meet in regular session.

The meeting will start at 7, at Norwalk High School. Among the items on the agenda: an update on deficit spending, and approval of the five-year fiscal forecast.

 

The former Perkins teacher and track coach accused of providing prescription-strength pain relief patches to students has been charged with possession of a dangerous drug.

The charge against Tracey Hiss is a minor misdemeanor. She’s expected to enter a diversion program, which means at some point, the case will  be dismissed with no conviction. Hiss was suspended with pay in mid-May. Her job as a middle school health teacher was later cut, during a round of layoffs.

 

It wasn’t a typical armed robbery.

A Sandusky man was arrested Sunday morning, after using a frying pan to rob a Venice Road gas station. Ray Peak is facing a handful of charges. He’s accused of entering Hy-Miler at 2am, showing a clerk the pan, then demanding money. He fled on foot, but was found a short time later, at a nearby halfway house. Peak denied any involvement, but was taken to the Erie County Jail.

 

Monthly reports show August revenues were up at just one of Ohio’s four casinos.

Revenue at Hollywood Casino, Toledo increased nearly 3 percent last month. At casinos in Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati, revenues were down between 3.4 and 4.8 percent.

 

It’s primary election day in Toledo.

Voters there are deciding on two finalists for mayor.

 

Charges have been filed against an Ohio man who made an online video confessing that he caused a fatal crash.

Matthew Cordle also confessed to drinking before the accident that killed a Columbus-area man.  Cordle is now facing a charge of aggravated vehicular homicide.