Waterline work is done, and Old State Road, between Executive Drive and Akron Road in Norwalk is open.
A Willard man is in the Huron County Jail this morning, charged in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a child.
37-year-old Karl Lengyel was arrested late Wednesday night, after Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard’s Special Response Team forcibly entered his Bullhead Road home. According to reports, Lengyel tried to flee, but was captured by deputies. He was charged with sexual battery, and was taken to jail. He’s due in court next Thursday.
More news from the Sheriff’s Office…
It appears Russian hackers have attacked the Sheriff’s computers and server with a virus that infects and encrypts certain files. The hackers want the Sheriff’s Office to pay to restore the files. The FBI is now looking into the situation.
Sandusky City Schools superintendent Dr. Eugene Sanders has unveiled plans to launch the region’s only arts academy.
Sanders made the announcement, during yesterday’s “State of the Schools” speech. The Great Lakes Visual and Performing Arts Academy at Sandusky High will offer classes in dance, vocal and instrumental music, visual arts and theater. Applications are being accepted from students entering the 9th and 10th grades this fall. Also set to begin this fall: Blue Streak University, which will offer college credits to students at Sandusky High School.
A former northeast Ohio police chief is going to prison, for stealing $80,000.
57-year-old Gerald Smith Jr. served as police chief in Kirtland Hills from 1988 until last year. Now, he’ll spend two years behind bars for falsification and mail fraud. Federal prosecutors said Smith used village credit cards to fully furnish a home he owned in Florida. He also spent village money on other personal items, and a 2007 hunting trip.
A near month-long hunger strike at a supermax prison is Youngstown is over.
Prisoners at the Ohio State Penitentiary ate meals on Wednesday. More than three dozen prisoners began striking March 16th, to protest concerns over new programming and religious restrictions.
No change in Ohio’s unemployment rate.
According to figures released this morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, it was 5.1 percent last month, the same as February. That means the state’s jobless rate remains at a 13-year-low and it’s lower than the U.S. rate, which was 5.5 percent. During the month of March, 295,000 Ohio workers were unemployed. That’s 50,000 less than March of last year.
The Indians are in Minnesota for a weekend series against the Twins. Tonight’s game begins at 8:10 and then 2:10 tomorrow and Sunday. You can hear the first two games of the series on 95.3 WLKR.
Sunday, we’ll have Cleveland Cavaliers playoff basketball as the Boston Celtics come to Quicken Loans Arena. Pregame coverage begins at 2:30 with tipoff at 3.
And NASCAR Sprint Cup racing resumes Sunday on K96. Coverage for the Food City 500 begins at noon.