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Monday, January 20, 2014

Get ready for more nighttime single digit lows tonight through Thursday night.

Overnight wind chills will drop well below zero.

 

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

That means roads may be hazardous due to snow, blowing and drifting snow and ice. If you’re driving, be extremely careful.

 

Governor John Kasich has declared a statewide energy emergency.

The declaration will help speed up shipments of propane to residents in need, by allowing certified drivers to drive more consecutive hours and days, to deliver fuel. Officials said propane has been in short supply, due to the recent cold snap.

 

Area authorities spent Friday and the weekend, dealing with numerous accidents caused by snow.

The Ohio Turnpike near Bellevue was blocked for hours Friday night, after two accidents. Yesterday afternoon, the highway patrol closed the eastbound lanes of the Edison Bridge, after five crashes.

 

Today is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Most banks, schools and government offices are closed today. Trash pickup is on its normal schedule.

 

A Willard-area teen is in juvenile lockup, after his arrest on sex charges.

The 16-year-old New Haven Township boy was arrested Thursday, amid allegations of sex crimes involving his nine-year-old stepsister, and six-year-old stepbrother. The boy’s parents contacted Huron County deputies, after they discovered nude pictures and videos of the teen and his step-siblings.

 

Tonight’s when the Perkins Board of Education will meet, to discuss finances and levy options with the public.

The meeting will begin at 6pm, in room 805 at Perkins High School. School officials are mulling what type of levy to place on the May ballot.

 

The Norwalk Board of Education will hold a similar meeting tomorrow night.

The school board will meet in work session at 7pm, to talk about money and different levy options. That meeting will be held at Norwalk High School.

 

Norwalk Mayor Rob Duncan will deliver his annual ‘state-of-the-city’ address February 4th.

It’ll be made, during that night’s city council meeting.

 

12 years in prison, for a Collins man involved in bizarre hold-up.

21-year-old Garry Ellis was sentenced Friday, after pleading guilty to aggravated robbery. Ellis was arrested in late October, after robbing a local man in a cemetery in Hartland Township. Ellis made off with the man’s truck and trailer, with a lawnmower. Police were able to chase Ellis to his home. His girlfriend, Shannon Roe will stand trial in March for obstructing justice. She’s accused of lying about Ellis’ whereabouts.

 

Four Fremont teens were injured in a one-car crash near the Erie-Sandusky County line.

It happened last night.  Troopers said the 16-year-old was driving too fast and lost control on a snow-covered road.  The car overturned in a field and ejected two passengers who were not wearing seatbelts.