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Monday, September 23, 2013

Today is the first full day of Autumn, 2013.

 

The National Weather Service says conditions are ripe for rip currents along the Lake Erie shoreline through this afternoon.

 

A Republican state lawmaker is proposing tough new driving restrictions on teens, including banning them from transporting even one additional teenager.

The bill introduced by State Representative Rick Perales of Beavercreek would also establish Ohio’s teen driving curfew at 10pm, instead of midnight. Teens involved in school and work activities would be exempt. Several other states, including Texas and Virginia have tightened teen driving laws.

 

With football homecoming celebrations rapidly approaching, the Norwalk Police Department has announced plans to dedicate extra patrols.

In days surrounding homecoming events, and nights of local homecoming celebrations, officers will look for drunk drivers, speeders and aggressive drivers. Focus areas will include St. Mary’s Street, Milan Avenue, Whittelsey Avenue, Benedict Avenue, U.S. Route 20, State Routes 18 and 61, and Shady Lane Drive.

 

A pickup truck-bicycle crash in Ottawa County’s Portage Township sent a Port Clinton teen to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo.

14-year-old Joe Rojas suffered serious injuries late yesterday afternoon when he pulled in front of a pickup on Lockwood Road.  He was flown to St. V’s.  His condition is unknown.

 

A Huron County Grand Jury has charged a Lancaster, Ohio man accused of holding up a Willard grocery store.

Michael Fette is facing one count of aggravated robbery, two counts of attempted kidnapping and one count of possession of criminal tools.  Fette arrested in late August, just minutes after holding up Missler’s IGA.  He’s also a suspect in similar robberies in southern Ohio.

 

A one-car crash in Sandusky County’s Green Creek Township sent a Clyde woman to University Hospital in Toledo.

43-year-old Lori Clouse was flown there last night after her SUV hit a pole on Limerick Road.  The Highway Patrol said Clouse wasn’t wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the SUV.

 

Milan police Chief Jim Rose has resigned.

He’s leaving, to become police Chief in Perrysburg.

 

If a Dayton-area state rep gets his way, teens will face more driving restrictions.

Republican Rick Perales of Beavercreek has introduced a bill that would ban teen drivers from transporting even one additional teenager.  It would also establish a teen driving curfew of 10pm, instead of midnight.  Teens involved in school and work activities would be exempt.  Several other states, including Texas and Virginia have tightened teen driving laws.

 

Mixed results, in terms of area home sales.

According to the Ohio Association of Realtors, sales of new and existing homes in August in the Firelands area increased by 35 percent. But the average sale price dropped nearly 6 percent, to $125,000. The trade group said statewide sales of new and existing homes were up 17 percent last month. The average sale price increased by more than 3 percent, to $150,000.

 

If you’re face-to-face with Sandusky police next month, you’ll notice something different.

Officers will sport pink badges, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.