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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

More job losses, in Norwalk.

EPIC Technologies will close, putting 85 people out of work. Officials made the announcement yesterday morning.

 

Joe Hintz will serve as president of the Huron County Commissioners in 2014.

He was elected, during yesterday’s re-organizational meeting. Tom Dunlap will serve as vice-president. The commissioners will meet every Tuesday, and the first and third Thursdays at 9am, at the county administration building in Norwalk.

 

New Norwalk school board member Kevin Cashen will be sworn in tonight.

Cashen won the seat in November.  He’ll be joined by Steve Linder and Rob Ludwig who won re-election.

 

Governor John Kasich will deliver his State-of-the-State speech in northeast Ohio.

The annual speech will be February 24th, at the Medina Performing Arts Center. Last year’s speech was delivered in Lima. In 2012, it was in Steubenville.

 

A convicted sex offender from Monroeville is facing new charges.

22-year-old Brad Todd is charged with three counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. He’s currently in the Huron County Jail. Todd was sent to prison in 2011, for having sex with a minor. He served six months, of a 17-month sentence. Todd was one of 18 people indicted Friday by a Huron County grand jury. Out of those 18, 10 were for drugs.

 

A federal judge has refused to halt the execution of an Ohio man facing death by a never-tried method his lawyers say will cause him agony and terror.

The ruling by Judge Gregory Frost means Dennis McGuire is one step closer to execution Thursday, by the two-drug method developed after supplies of Ohio’s execution drug dried up. McGuire’s attorneys claim the drugs won’t properly sedate him. The state says that’s wrong, and calls the request an 11th-hour appeal. McGuire has been on death row for nearly 25 years, for raping and killing a pregnant woman in western Ohio.

 

Big cuts are looming in Sandusky.

City officials must fix a $1.1 million dollar budget shortfall. Layoffs and other reductions are expected.

 

The next time you get pulled over by a State Trooper, you might be on your way sooner than later.

Troopers are trading in their pens for a new ‘e-citation’ system that allows them to swipe a driver’s license and type in the necessary information.  Officials said the new technology should make traffic stops faster and safer.

 

In sports…

The Norwalk Truckers boy’s basketball team is now ranked third in the state in Division II.  In Division IV, Sandusky St. Mary is ranked 9th and Plymouth 14th.  Coming up tonight: Late night Cleveland Cavaliers basketball.  The Cavs and Lakers will tip off at 10:30 and you can hear it on 95.3, WLKR.