Tomorrow is when the speed limit will change, on two streets in Norwalk.
Republic Street will go from 25 to 35 miles per hour. Westwind Drive, from Wal-Mart to Whittelsey Avenue will drop from 35 to 25 miles per hour.
Jury deliberations are underway, in the trial of a Willard man accused of kidnapping and raping a mentally impaired girl.
81-year-old Howard Zerkle is accused of taking the 19-year-old victim from her home in Plymouth, to his apartment in Willard, where the alleged sexual assault occurred. The alleged crime occurred in late January. He was indicted in April, on charges of rape, kidnapping and sexual battery.
A Sandusky police officer fired for exchanging nude pictures with his then-supervisor’s fiancée, and dishonesty may be back on the job soon.
According to the Sandusky Register, a visiting judge and an arbitrator agree that former officer Todd Smith was wrongfully dismissed in 2012. In addition, the judge strongly recommended that Smith be reinstated with back pay, which could top $100,000. Smith was fired for dishonesty, insubordination and conduct unbecoming an officer. Another officer, former Sgt. Stephen Ritterbach was fired for his involvement. He was later reinstated, but was demoted to the rank of officer.
According to reports, Ritterbach’s fiancée at the time told Smith she and Ritterbach had an open relationship, and wanted to have sex with both men. Smith and the woman then exchanged nude pictures, something Smith initially lied about to investigators. He later changed his story. The Sandusky City Commissioners will decide Monday if they’ll bring Smith back, or fight the ruling.
Odds and ends from Tuesday’s election…
Voter turnout in Huron County was higher than expected, 40 percent. In Erie County, it was 44 percent.
Statewide, 3.1 million voters cast ballots. That’s about 40 percent of Ohio’s registered voters. Officials say it’s the lowest voter turnout in a gubernatorial election since the Secretary of State began tracking it in 1978. They also said it could be lowest in Ohio
The Ohio Secretary of State’s office says more than 813,000 Ohioans voted before the polls opened Tuesday morning.
Voters across Ohio approved 65 percent of school issues on Tuesday’s ballot. Locally, several renewals passed, but new school levies in Monroeville and Sandusky failed.
Local results came in fairly quickly Tuesday night. That wasn’t the case in Lucas County…Final results there came in at 2:34am yesterday morning. All election results are unofficial, until certified by the board of elections later this month.
Perkins police are looking for the person who broke into a Milan Road business, and tried to cut open the store’s safe.
It happened late Monday or early Tuesday, at the Dollar Tree. The intruder was unable to access the safe.
Best of luck to the Huron Lady Tigers Volleyball Team.
The team is in tonight’s Division III State Semi-Finals at Wright State University. Huron will play Frankfort Adena at 6. The winner will advance to Saturday’s State Championship match.