Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Western Reserve superintendent under criminal investigation

The superintendent of Western Reserve Schools is under investigation for alleged sexual assault.

Rodge Wilson’s attorney says he does not expect criminal charges and that there is an “ulterior motive” by the accusers.

The incident, according to Wilson’s attorney, allegedly took place two-and-a-half years ago but was reported to authorities 30 days ago.   He also said the incident has nothing to do with Wilson’s work or the school.


Norwalk council doings

Norwalk City Council has approved and passed their 2018 annual budget.

Finance Director Michelle Reeder reported that there is $816,000 in possible deficit-spending, down from an earlier estimate of $850,000.

In other council action, an ordinance has been adopted to allow for an indoor pellet-gun facility in Norwalk.

The air-soft field will likely open by late February or early March in the former Janesville building on St. Mary’s Street.


Accused Danbury ‘Snapchat’ rapist has sentencing delayed

Sentencing has been delayed until January for a Danbury man who plead guilty to raping a 20-year-old woman, which was recorded on the social media app, Snap-chat.

77-year-old James Allen will now be sentenced on January 4th following a mental evaluation.

Allen faces up to 11 years in prison from the incident in August.


Route 2 exit ramp to likely be closed until August

The Route 2 exit ramp to northbound Route 269 (Lakeside/Marblehead) is expected to remain closed for repairs through August of 2018, according to an estimate from ODOT.

Westbound Route 2 near the exit will be reduced to one lane during the same time frame.

The pavement recently broke apart from the roadway and slid down the hillside.


New restaurant likely coming to former location of Bohemian Wrapsody

It looks like another new restaurant will be coming to the space last occupied by Bohemian Wrapsody in Norwalk.

According to the Norwalk Reflector, building owner Stan Obrenovich has confirmed the new eatery will be moving into the location on 5 East Main Street; which has also housed Mia Famiglia and Uptown Café.

Bohemian Wrapsody closed in October after a reported dispute with Obrenovich over a faulty water heater.


Forum to happen Tuesday involving Sandusky Bay Pathway

A public forum is planned for Tuesday of next week with a goal of receiving input on the Sandusky Bay Pathway.

The incomplete trail now runs through downtown Sandusky with plans for it to span from Sandusky’s west end and connect with “The Landing”, a proposed $24 million initiative located behind Cedar Point Sports Force Parks.

The forum takes place at 6:00 pm at Quaker Steak and Lube.


Free Christmas concert this weekend from Firelands Chorus

The 59th annual Christmas Concert from The Firelands Chorus will take place this Friday and Saturday in Sandusky.

“Songs of the Season” will happen at 7:30 pm both nights at Zion Lutheran Church on Columbus Avenue.




A slight chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 32.



Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.



Sunny, with a high near 31.



Snow.  High near 32.  New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.