Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Tornado sirens will go off at 9:50 this morning, as part of a statewide drill for Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week.

Ohio sees more than a dozen tornadoes each year. Just last week, a small twister caused damage near Dayton.


A reminder that SKYWARN spotter training will be held tonight, at Norwalk High School’s Fisher-Titus Learning Center.

The free class begins at 6:30.


New domestic violence legislation has been introduced in Columbus.

If approved by state lawmakers, the “Safe At Home” bill would require offenders to give up all firearms when convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence, or served with a civil protection order. It would also ban individuals convicted of domestic violence from buying or possessing firearms. Supporters said the ultimate goal of the bill is to save lives.


Huron County continues to rank high, in terms of unemployment.

New figures from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services show Huron County’s February unemployment rate was 9.3 percent, or 9th highest out of 88 counties. Rates in surrounding counties ranged from 7.1 percent in Erie County, to 5.8 percent in Seneca County.


Yesterday’s Sandusky Rotary Club Pizza Challenge was a big success.

In three hours time, more than 1,100 pizzas were served to more than 1,500 people. Proceeds will be used to help cloth needy children in the Erie County area.


The Norwalk Rotary Club’s 17th annual Pizza Bake Off will be held April 19th, at Norwalk High School.