AAA says more than 46 million Americans will hit the road for Thanksgiving.
It’s the largest number of Thanksgiving Day travelers since 2007. 90 percent of travelers will go at least 50 miles by car, and AAA says road trippers will likely pay the lowest price for Thanksgiving fuel in five years.
The cost for this year’s Thanksgiving dinner will cost a bit more than last year.
A survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation shows the cost of a feast for 10 is $49.41, an increase of just 37 cents. That includes turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls, veggies, pumpkin pie, coffee and milk.
A reminder that Ohio’s youth deer-gun season is tomorrow and Sunday.
It’s open to licensed hunters 17 and under, with a non-hunting adult. Normal bag limits apply.
Due to the snow, leaf pickup in Norwalk is running a bit behind schedule.
Leaf pickup should be complete next week.
The non-profit ASSE International Student Exchange Program is seeking representatives to work with volunteer host families and international exchange students locally.
Area representatives recruit and screen prospective host families, supervise the exchange students throughout the year, and interview American students who want to study abroad. Representatives are compensated based on the number of students they are supervising. For more information visit host.asse.com
A Wednesday night house fire in Bellevue has been ruled as arson.
The blaze destroyed the Bellevue home, despite emergency responder’s hour and a half battle with the flames. The Ohio State Fire Marshall’s investigators found the fire was intentionally set. As of Thursday, Bellevue police have not made any arrests.
An Ottawa County grand jury indicted Ohio Republican Representative Steven Kraus on Wednesday.
The newly-elected state lawmaker has been indicted on felony charges of burglary, breaking and entering and theft. A police report alleges 55 year old Kraus of Huron, took antiques, a shotgun and musical instruments from a home in Port Clinton earlier this year. Kraus, who is an auctioneer, admitted to taking the items, but said a real estate agent selling the home asked him to take them and inventory them for auction.