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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A Wind Chill Advisory will go into effect at 10 this morning, and will last until 11 tomorrow morning.

Today’s wind chill could drop to 11-below, then 14-below tonight and tomorrow.

 

Huron County is under a Level 2 snow emergency, which means roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow.

Only those who feel it necessary to drive should be out.  Contact your employer to see if you should report to work.  Erie County is under a Level 1 snow emergency.  Motorists should drive with extreme caution.

 

Conditions have led to school delays around the area.

 

Finances, cutbacks and levy options will be discussed, during tonight’s Norwalk school board work session.

The board will meet at 7pm, at Norwalk High School. The meeting is open to the public. School officials are looking at various reductions, and are trying to decide what type of levy to place on the May ballot. February 5th is the deadline to place a levy on the ballot.

 

Sandusky fire Chief Paul Ricci has announced his retirement.

His last day will be October 8th. Ricci was named chief nearly three years ago.

 

Emergency crews were summoned to a structure collapse last night in Willard.

According to reports, the call to the U.S. Route 224 site came in shortly after 8pm. We’ll have more, as details become available.

 

Health department space will be discussed, when Huron County Health Commissioner Tim Hollinger meets with the county commissioners this morning.

The meeting is scheduled for 11am.

 

A civil rights group wants Governor John Kasich to put executions on hold, after a procedure last week in which the state used a new two-drug combo.

Legislative Democrats want to halt, or at least modify Ohio’s death penalty. State Senator Edna Brown of Toledo is calling for an immediate moratorium, and is planning to introduce legislation to abolish the practice.

State Representative Bob Hagan of Youngstown said he’s introducing a bill that would require the governor and the state’s prisons chief to be personally present during all future executions.

Both measures come, after last week’s execution of Dennis McGuire. Witnesses said McGuire made loud snorting noises, during his 25-minute execution. His family plans to sue the state, for cruel and unusual punishment. McGuire was put to death, for raping and killing a pregnant 22-year-old woman in 1989.

 

In sports…

The Norwalk Truckers boys basketball is now the #2 team in the state in Division II.  The Truckers will play at Tiffin Columbian Thursday and home against Shelby Saturday.  St. Mary Central Catholic is ranked 12th in Division IV.