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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Charges are pending, in connection with yesterday morning’s fatal crash in Fitchville Township.

27-year-old Scott Shuker of Bellevue was killed at the intersection of Fitchville River Road and Prospect Road. According to the Norwalk Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Shuker’s car was hit by one driven by 21-year-old Tyler Keathley of New London. Troopers said Keathly failed to observe a stop sign at the intersection. Keathly suffered minor injuries, and was treated at the scene.

 

For a change, some good news involving jobs in Norwalk.

Borgers USA will spend $60 million to build a new automotive components plant on 27 acres in Firelands Industrial Park. The plant will employ approximately 230 workers. Norwalk was in competition with 60 other sites in four different states. Groundbreaking is scheduled for next month, with construction scheduled to be complete in early 2015. Prospective employees will be interviewed later this year.

 

We should know in two days how many people officially applied for the soon-to-be vacant Norwalk City Schools superintendent job.

North Point Educational Service Center is aiding in the search. Superintendent Doug Crooks said via email that paperwork will be completed and sent to the media on Thursday. Current Norwalk City Schools superintendent Dennis Doughty is retiring July 31st. He’ll take over as President of Norwalk Catholic School the next day.

 

A Sandusky man is facing felony charges, for breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s house three times in one day.

44-year-old Kendrin Lockhart was arrested early Sunday morning, just after threatening to kill the victim with a brick. The first time, Lockhart climbed through a window to get in. The second time, he shattered a bedroom window to gain entry. The third time, the victim’s teenage son grabbed a baseball bat, while she dialed 911. Lockhart was taken to the Erie County Jail.

 

In sports…

The Indians have just 2 hits in their last two games…Not surprisingly, both games were losses. The Tribe will try to snap that streak tonight, against the Dodgers. Gametime is 10:10, and you can hear it on 95.3, WLKR.

Kyrie Irving is staying with the Cavs. He’s agreed to a contract extension that will keep him in Cleveland through the 2019-2020 season. He’ll sign the contract on July 10th. It’s believed to be a max deal, worth $90 million.