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Friday, July 18, 2014

Major League baseball’s All-Star break is over.

The Indians will play four games in three days, in Detroit.

 

It’s festival weekend, in North Fairfield and Castalia.

The Peach Festival begins today, and runs through Sunday in North Fairfield. The 38th Cold Creek Festival also begins today, and runs through Sunday in Castalia.

 

First round interviews are complete.

Last night, the Norwalk Board of Education interviewed two more applicants for superintendent. Tuesday, the board interviewed three applicants. Board president John Lendrum said the school board will likely meet at least once next week, for second interviews. With current superintendent Dennis Doughty’s last day set for July 31st, the Norwalk Board of Education may need to hire a short term interim superintendent, to fill in until a permanent selection is made.

 

Groundbreaking is set for August 6th, for Borger’s USA’s new Norwalk manufacturing site.

The plant will be built in the Industrial Parkway. Once it’s up and running, the $60 million factory will employ about 230 workers.

 

Fire caused heavy damage to two Sandusky homes yesterday afternoon.

Flames consumed one Shelby Street home, then spread to a neighboring house. Sandusky, Perkins and Margaretta firefighters were at the scene. The cause is under investigation.

 

Firefighters from several departments were called on last night, to battle a large blaze at Norwalk’s Eagle Creek Golf Club.

The fire destroyed a large building that housed golf carts and other equipment. No one was injured. The cause is under investigation.

 

 

A northwest Ohio Sheriff says his office will begin investigating heroin overdose deaths as homicides, and pursue murder charges against dealers who provided the drugs.

Lucas County Sheriff John Sharp outlined his plan yesterday. He now has three full-time and one part-time detective to investigate overdoses.

 

Federal charges have been filed against a central Ohio postal carrier accused of stashing thousands of pieces of mail at his home.

55-year-old Charles Moore of Columbus allegedly squirreled away the mail between January of 2012, and July of last year. That’s when investigators searched his home, and found 13,000 pieces of undelivered mail. Moore resigned last fall.

 

Highway technicians from ODOT’s District 3 held their annual ‘Roadeo’ event this week.

32 ODOT workers from the district’s eight counties were at district headquarters in Ashland, operating snowplows, salt trucks and heavy equipment through obstacle courses. Winners will compete against their colleagues in ODOT’s other eleven districts in September.