Monday, July 21, 2014

Ohio’s unemployment rate didn’t change, according to new figures from Job and Family Services.

It was 5.5 percent in May and June. County, city and metropolitan area unemployment rates will be released tomorrow.


Second round interviews will be held tomorrow, in the search for a new Norwalk City Schools superintendent.

The Board of Education will interview applicants behind closed doors, starting at 7:30 tomorrow night. The executive session will be held at the central office.


Norwalk firefighters were called on, to battle a weekend blaze, at a home on State Street.

The call to 18 State Street came in just after 3:30am Saturday. The structure is a three-apartment dwelling. The blaze was contained to a first-floor apartment, but the apartment and its contents were destroyed. Two other apartments sustained smoke damage. The cause of the fire is undetermined.


Firefighters are still searching for the cause of last week’s large fire at Eagle Creek Golf Club.

Last Thursday’s blaze destroyed a storage shed that housed 70 golf carts and golf course maintenance items. The fire caused about $500,000 damage. No one was injured.


The former head of Erie County Job and Family Services has filed his final appeal, in hopes of reclaiming his job and lost wages.

According to the Sandusky Register, Aaron Voltz is fighting a federal judge’s June decision to dismiss his wrongful termination case. Voltz was fired in July of 2011, after he was accused of raping a 26-year-old Huron woman. He was never formally charged. Voltz, who is Hispanic, is claiming racial and gender discrimination.


The 2014 Ohio State Fair begins this Wednesday.

It runs through August 3rd. This year’s concert lineup in includes Boyz II Men, Lady Antebellum, Scotty McCreery, the Beach Boys, Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and Aretha Franklin. John Stamos will join the Beach Boys on guitar, vocal and drums.


Tuition is going up at most public universities in Ohio this fall.

Tuition will rise at 11 of the 13 traditional four-year public universities.


The city of Cleveland has withdrawn its bid, to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Cleveland will host the Republican National Convention in 2016.