Once again, extreme cold conditions caused a number of area schools to delay the start of classes today.
A handful of schools closed for the day.
A statewide Amber alert has been issued for a three-year-old Delaware girl who was abducted by her father.
Elinor Trotta was taken from her New Castle home late Sunday night. Authorities believe the girl is in imminent danger. She’s described as white, 60 pounds, with brown shoulder length hair. She was last seen wearing a purple puffy coat, pink pants and “Frozen” sneakers. Her father, 39-year-old Michael Trotta may be headed to Ohio. He’s considered armed and dangerous. He’s described as white, 5-8, 160 pounds, and balding with a scruffy beard and mustache. Trotta is believed to be driving a gray 1989 Mazda 626, with Delaware plates 247457. If you see the two or the car, call 911 immediately.
The Norwalk Board of Education will meet twice this week, for a second round of interviews with superintendent applicants.
The school board will meet behind closed doors at 7pm Wednesday and Thursday. Both meetings will take place at Norwalk High School.
As we first told you yesterday, the Perkins Board of Education will hire and introduce the school system’s new superintendent tonight.
Sources said Jodie Hausmann will replace Jim Gunner, who’s retiring this summer. Hausmann is currently Director of Teaching and Learning in the Parma City Schools. She was one of seven applicants recently interviewed by the Norwalk School Board.
A Norwalk man with a lengthy criminal history is facing more charges, for allegedly trying to set fire to a Bouscay Avenue residence.
38-year-old Quran Bowman was arrested and jailed Saturday on felony charges of aggravated arson and domestic violence. According to reports, Bowman tried to burn down the home, by setting fire to a towel, and spraying it with hair spray. No damage was done. Bowman’s bond is set at $65,000. He’s due in court next Tuesday.
Cedar Point fans braved icy cold conditions Saturday, to raise money for a worthy cause.
600 people bundled up, and enjoyed the park’s “Winter Chill Out” walking tour that helped raise $27,000 for Give Kids The World, a non-profit organization in Orlando, Florida, that provides free weeklong vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Cedar Point will open to much warmer conditions May 9th.
If you’re driving in Sandusky today, keep in mind that West Monroe Street, between Winnebago Avenue and Marquette Street will be closed between 7 and 4, for emergency water line repairs. Detour signs are posted.
Governor John Kasich’s annual ‘State of the State’ address will be delivered this evening in Wilmington.
A third state has legalized recreational marijuana.
Alaska joins Colorado and Washington state.
The group trying to legalize marijuana in Ohio is rewriting its proposal before going to the ballot in November.
Yesterday, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine rejected ResponsibleOhio’s proposed constitutional amendment. DeWine citied a failure to fully explain the measure. Leaders of the pro-pot campaign say they’ll have new language on DeWine’s desk by the end of the week.
Girl’s tournament basketball tips off around the area tonight. We’ll be live at Mansfield Sr. High School for Division II action featuring Norwalk and Edison. Pregame coverage begins at 6, with tipoff at 6:15.