Today is Columbus Day.
There’s no mail, but trash pickup is on its normal schedule.
You still have time to submit questions for Norwalk mayor Rob Duncan, and Ryan McDonnell.
The clock is ticking though…The deadline is 5pm today. Questions may be emailed to us at email@example.com. Your name will not be used, when we ask the questions. You’ll hear their answers and more, during a special pre-election program that will air at 7:30 Wednesday night on 95.3, WLKR.
The Mansfield post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol continues to investigate last week’s car/semi-truck crash in northern Richland County.
The accident occurred late Friday morning on State Route 13, near Lattimer Road in Blooming Grove Township. According to reports, 29-year-old Kendra Ethel of Mansfield was killed, when her car went left of center, and hit a semi-truck head-on. The rig caught fire, but the driver, 53-year-old Edward Hodgkinson was able to escape without serious injury.
A cornfield fire near Clyde kept firefighters busy last night.
According to reports, the blaze was in a cornfield west of Clyde, near Sandusky County Road 236, and moving toward U.S. Route 20.
Bad news, if you get social security.
Federal officials will announce later this week that social security and SSI recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees will receive no increase in benefits next year.
Ohio will receive nearly $10 million over the next five years, to help new and expectant low-income fathers, ages 16 to 24 become more effective and nurturing parents improve their long-term economic stability and build strong, lasting relationships with their children.
The federal grant will fund the “New Beginnings for New Fathers” program in Franklin, Clark, Cuyahoga, Hamilton and Montgomery counties. Participating fathers will receive job training, parenting classes, and marriage and relationship information.
Discussion of a new dispatch center at the police station is on tomorrow’s Norwalk City Council agenda.
Over the summer, police chief Dave Light told council members that the PD’s current dispatch system is 27 years old and needs replaced.