Friday, February 14, 2014

The city of Norwalk’s Board of Control will meet this morning, to award bids for upcoming projects.

 The list includes the Benedict/Elm Widening project, the city’s 2014 Street Resurfacing and Concrete Repair Program, and the city’s 2014 Sidewalk Repair Program. This morning’s meeting will begin at 11, at Norwalk City Hall.

An Erie County grand jury has charged a Florence Township man accused of sexually abusing a young girl.

 63-year-old William Marton faces six counts of rape, and 12 counts of gross sexual imposition. He remains in jail, in lieu of $300,000 bond. The alleged victim told investigators Marton sexually abused her, between the ages of 7 and 12.

The investigation continues, into allegations that a 29-year-old Huron County man engaged in sexual activity with two 16-year-old girls.

The alleged incident occurred last week, in Norwalk. No other information is available.

Longtime lawmaker Rex Damschroder is out, at least for now.

A problem with re-election paperwork has forced the Republican from Fremont to withdraw from the race for the 88th District. He said he’s checking to see if he can run as a write-in. The 88th District includes all of Sandusky County, and most of Seneca County.

It’s Friday, February 14th, Valentine’s Day, 2014.

Monday is President’s Day. That means most banks and government offices will be closed, but trash pickup will run on its normal schedule. A number of area schools will be closed for President’s Day. Norwalk City Schools will be open…It’s a makeup day, for excessive snow days.

With an eye on the next school year, the Norwalk Board of Education has approved the district’s 2014-2015 school calendar.

School will start early—August 20th—for students in grades 1-12. The final day of school will be May 29th, with graduation scheduled for May 31st, 2015.

Rumors persist about a ‘secret ride’ at Cedar Point.

PointBuzz and other blog sites have posted a filing with the FAA that calls for a 236-foot-high slingshot ride near the Gemini. Cedar Point officials deny plans for such a ride. Two smaller attractions are already under construction at the park.

Two brothers are accused of trying to sell baseball cards they didn’t have.

The feds say Steven Norris of Brecksville and Scott Norris of Pennsylvania used eBay to collect 60-thousand-dollars on supposed Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle cards.  The brothers are charged with mail fraud and wire fraud.

Ohioans…caught cheating to get unemployment benefits…might lose their federal tax refund.

State officials say they will start seizing federal refunds from people who defrauded the system over the past year.  The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services believe they’ve been cheated out of 40-million-dollars.