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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Today marks the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Governor John Kasich has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff at all public grounds and buildings throughout Ohio, in honor of those who lost their lives in the September 11th, 2001 attacks.

 

Close, but no cigar.

Yesterday’s official high in Norwalk was 97 degrees, one degree shy of the record set way back on September 10th, 1897.

 

Fisher-Titus Medical Center officially broke ground yesterday, on a new 11,000 square-foot multi-purpose medical facility, on Norwalk’s north side.

The first phase of the building at 368 Milan Avenue is scheduled for completion next summer. The facility will offer various hospital-based services, including an after-hours care clinic, and rehab services, including physical therapy.

 

Norwalk School officials say they will gather info about possible state funds for a new building.

The information will come from the Ohio Schools Facilities Commission.  According to current figures, the state’s share would be 63 percent.

 

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 tomorrow. 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 drug bust in Willard.

Three arrests were made during the Monday afternoon raid at a Park Street home.  Matthew Sweet, Sr. and Brandi Thornton were taken to jail on various drug charges.  A third person at the home, Scott Bivens of North Fairfield was arrested on child support warrants.  Willard and Monroeville Police took part in the raid, along with Huron County Deputies.  They seized heroin, crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

 

The Huron County Firefighters Memorial will be dedicated at 6:30 tonight, on Shady Lane Drive in Norwalk.

 

Bellevue fire Chief Brian Putnam is resigning.

He’s served as chief, for four years. City officials will soon begin the process to find a new fire chief.