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Friday, January 17, 2014

It won’t be as bad as last week, but wind chills are expected to dip below zero tonight and tomorrow.

 

Level 1 snow emergencies remain in effect for Huron, Erie and Sandusky counties.

Motorists should drive very cautiously.

 

A big basketball game tonight, in Ontario.

Norwalk will take on the Warriors, at the ‘O-Rena.’ Both teams are unbeaten, and state-ranked. The Truckers are riding a 55-game regular season unbeaten streak. You can hear the game live on 95.3, WLKR and wlkrradio.com. Coverage will begin at 7:30.

 

Charges are expected, against a Norwalk man accused of leaving his six-year-old nephew in charge of three children, ages 3, 1 and 1.

It happened Wednesday. A deputy serving paperwork at a Peru-Olena Road home discovered the children were home alone. According to reports, the man returned about 30 minutes later, and told the deputy that he left the children, while he went to find cash to buy heroin. All information has been sent to the Norwalk Law Director’s Office, for consideration of charges.

 

Sandusky city manager Nicole Ard may be on the hot seat.

The city commissioners met twice this week, to discuss Ard’s job performance. Both meetings were held behind closed doors. Several commissioners have criticized Ard’s job performance and management style. The Sandusky city commissioners will discuss Ard again next week.

 

Bellevue’s former Hardee’s building on U.S. Route 20 is coming down.

It’s been vacant for years.

 

The family of an Ohio death row inmate executed yesterday plans to sue the state.

It took nearly 25 minutes for Dennis McGuire to die by the state’s new two-drug method of lethal injection.  Witnesses said McGuire appeared to gasp for air several times before the drugs took effect.  His lawyers said it was ‘cruel and unusual punishment.’

 

State agents are analyzing computers and cell phones seized during Monday’s raid at a home in Monroeville.

Authorities remain tight-lipped about what is going on.  The only information given so far is the investigation is multi-jurisdictional and involves multiple states.

 

State health officials say Ohio is in the midst of a full-blown flu outbreak.

Yesterday, the Ohio Department of Health classified this year’s flu season as ‘widespread,’ finding cases in more than half of the state’s 88 counties.

 

The Huron County Commissioners are working on a job description for a new position—Fleet Manager.

That person will be in charge of all county-owned vehicles and will report directly to the county commissioners.  Once hired, the Fleet Manager will replace the county mechanic position.  The previous Huron County mechanic, Lon Burton was fired last month for multiple rules violations.