Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The highway patrol is investigating a head-on crash that claimed a Norwalk woman.

According to the Norwalk patrol post, 37-year-old Holly O’Neal was killed shortly before 7 yesterday morning, when she lost control on Whittelsey Road, near Lais Road. Her car hit one driven by Mylinda Johnson of Norwalk. Johnson and two 14-year-old passengers, Kayla and Luke Johnson were taken to Fisher-Titus Medical Center. Troopers said there was no indication of drug or alcohol involvement, and weather conditions were not a factor. The crash remains under investigation.


Former President Bill Clinton is coming to the Buckeye State this summer.

He’ll headline an Ohio Democratic Party’s annual state dinner in Columbus, June 13th.


Republican officials will be in Ohio this month, to scout potential sites for the party’s 2016 national convention.

A small team of Republican National Convention staff and advisors will be in Cincinnati on the 29th, and Cleveland April 30th, to gather more information about each city and their bid to host the 2016 convention. The same team will make visits to Denver, Las Vegas, Dallas and Kansas City. Official visits from the full party delegation could take place in selected cities in late May and early June.


The former treasurer of the Norwalk Knights of Columbus has admitted to stealing more than $100,000 from the organization.

66-year-old Gerald Weisenberger pleaded guilty yesterday to one count each of felony theft, and securing writings by deception. Each charge is punishable by up to 18 months in prison. He’ll be sentenced June 11th, in Huron County Common Pleas Court. Authorities said Weisenberger skimmed the money between 2006 and 2011.


Attendance was down slightly, but profits were up, at yesterday’s Norwalk Rotary Club Pizza Bake Off.

Just over 900 people showed up to eat pizza from six different establishments. This year’s profit was nearly $11,000, or $2,200 more than last year. It’s also the largest profit ever. Proceeds will go toward local children’s activities, including D.A.R.E. and Safety Town, the library’s summer reading program, scholarships for Norwalk and St. Paul seniors, and similar programs.


Charges could be filed against a Sandusky man, after a raid of his home turned up suspected child pornography.

Secret Service agents and Sandusky police searched the man’s East Market Street home Monday, and seized laptops and memory cards. They’re being sent to a crime lab for testing. The man allegedly downloaded pictures from a site flagged by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. He returned home during the search, but wasn’t arrested. He declined to take a lie detector test.


Huron school officials have approved massive budget cuts.

Five teachers will lose their jobs by the end of the academic year. Also slashed: certain stipends, along with 20 supplemental contracts. Administrators will not receive raises during the upcoming school year. The cuts will save the Huron schools about $680,000 annually.


As high school prom season approaches, the Norwalk Police Department will dedicate extra patrols, to help ensure students are safe.

In days surrounding local proms, and nights of proms, officers will work overtime hours, looking for drunk drivers, speeders and aggressive drivers. Grant money will cover the cost of overtime.


In sports…

After getting canceled by the cold last night, the Indians and Tigers will try again tonight.  Indians Warm Up begins at 6:37, with game time at 7:08 on 95.3, WLKR. 

The Cavaliers will finish the season at home tonight against the Brooklyn Nets.