Today is Ash Wednesday.
While still a distant second, Ohio governor John Kasich fared much better in yesterday’s New Hampshire presidential primary.
Kasich finished second, with 16% of the vote, compared to less than two percent at last week’s Iowa Caucus. Donald Trump was first in New Hampshire, at 35%. Bernie Sanders easily won the Democratic race, with 60% of the vote.
A rollover crash shut down some of Seminary Road in Milan Township last night.
According to reports, a car went off the road and flipped into a creek. Two people suffered minor injuries. Both were taken to Fisher-Titus Medical Center.
The Willard school board is looking for a new head football coach.
Monday, the board non-renewed the supplemental contract of Mark Matula. Matula served as head coach for four seasons, and finished with 6 wins and 34 losses, including a 4-6 record in his first season.
Prayer before meetings is being addressed by the Norwalk City Schools Board of Education.
Last night, the school board saw the first draft of a measure allowing an invocation or a moment of silence before monthly meetings. Either would be voluntarily delivered by a certified clergy member, and members of the board and those in attendance could choose to participate, or not participate. The policy is being drafted, in response to last year’s request to refrain from prayer by the Freedom From Religion Foundation. In other business last night, the Norwalk school board saw the first draft of the 2016-2017 school calendar. In its present form, classes would begin August 22nd. The final day of school would be May 26th.
No charges will be filed against a Sandusky City Commissioner accused of sexual misconduct.
Special prosecutor Michael McNamara said yesterday there wasn’t enough evidence to charge Greg Lockhart. The alleged incident involving Lockhart and a 29-year-old Akron woman occurred in late November. She told authorities she thought Lockhart had sex with her, while she was under the influence of alcohol. No signs of sexual assault were found, and Lockhart claimed the encounter was consensual.
Parts Distributors in Norwalk has re-opened.
It closed last month, after the death of owner Tom Olak. It’s been purchased by Cleveland-based Car Parts Warehouse.
The Willard Lady Flashes have earned a share of the NOL girls basketball title, with last night’s 44-38 win at Ontario. Willard’s unlikely run to the title came after an 0-2 start in league play. The winner of Saturday’s game between Bellevue and Shelby will get a share of the title. Bellevue is the five-time defending champ. And if the Norwalk Lady Truckers beat Ontario Saturday, they’ll earn a piece of their first-ever NOL girls basketball championship. You can hear that game live on 95.3 WLKR and wlkrradio.com.