Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Huron County/Jewelry theft

Norwalk Police are searching for a group of women who are suspected of stealing over $20,000 worth of jewelry last week.

Police say five or six women entered the Norwalk Inn Thursday afternoon where they asked to see a room…while at least one of them went into the owners’ attached residence and took thousands of dollars of gold.

They reportedly left in a green Chevy minivan.

Pictures of the suspects are posted on the Norwalk PD’s Facebook page.

 

Erie County/Huron man faces sex charges

A 54-year-old Huron man has been indicted on multiple sex charges involving a child.

Kenneth “Clyde” Doherty of Cleveland Road faces counts of rape, gross sexual imposition and pandering obscenity containing a minor after being arrested in August.

 

Erie County/Man indicted after alleged crime spree 

A Virginia man has been indicted on several felonies after allegedly going on a crime spree in Erie County last month.

36-year-old Jonathan Puccia is believed by authorities on September 11th in Vermilion to have stolen several items; including a boat from a harbor, a car from a home and alcohol and food from a restaurant.

He also allegedly broke into two Vermilion-area homes.

Puccia was arrested in Portage County later that day.

 

Huron County/Norwalk City Schools’ five-year forecast

The board of education for Norwalk City Schools has approved district treasurer Joyce Dupont’s five-year forecast.

Dupont told board members that the district will essentially break even…saying the school doesn’t have an excess of funds…but won’t be deficit spending.

 

Erie County/Sandusky Schools parting ways with new facilities’ construction project company

Sandusky Schools have fired the construction manager of their $72 million new facilities’ project.

The district said several factors resulting in the firing of Gilbane-Ozanne; including the need for better pricing and more local vendor involvement.

The company was hired last year to oversee the project involving three new schools – Ontario Primary, Hancock Academy and an intermediate school.

This past June, the district said project deadlines would be pushed back with the Ontario Primary and intermediate schools believed to be ready to open by August 2020 and Hancock Academy by August 2022.

The district is pursuing a new construction manager.

 

Area News/National Walk to School Day

This is “National Walk to School Day”…raising community awareness about pedestrian-and-bicycle-safety education, safe routes to school, and well-maintained walkways.

It’s also designed to encourage students to embrace a healthy lifestyle.

 

State News/First female Brigadier General

Colonel Rebecca O’Connor will become the first female Brigadier General in the Ohio Air National Guard during a promotion ceremony tomorrow afternoon in Columbus.

O’Connor has commanded units at the squadron and group- level, and served as vice commander of the 178th Wing at the Springfield Air National Guard Base.

 

Lorain County/Snake reunited with owner

A 6-foot-long boa constrictor that escaped from its outdoor feeding-home in Elyria has been reunited with its owner.

Austin Hubbell and “Lillith” met up yesterday at the Friendship APL.

The snake was taken there by police on Tuesday, after they bagged it on Elma Drive.

 

Huron County/Fisher-Titus and MetroHealth announce partnership

Fisher-Titus Health in Norwalk has announced a partnership for trauma services with The MetroHealth System in Cleveland

Fisher-Titus officials say the collaboration will lead to more trauma patients being able to receive care in Norwalk rather than being referred to another city.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11TH, 2018

 

Today

Partly sunny, a high near 62; with temperatures falling into the 50’s throughout the day.

 

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.

 

Friday

A slight chance of afternoon showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 53.

 

Saturday

A chance of early morning showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 52.