A busy weekend is in store in Norwalk.
Along with football games at Whitney Field tonight and tomorrow night, there’s Rocktober Fest 2015. Rocktober Fest will be held in downtown Norwalk between noon and 6 tomorrow. It’ll feature live music, a chili challenge, a scarecrow contest, kid’s events, an art walk and the annual Pet and Pup Parade.
A former school employee accused of selling prescription drugs will spend 30 days in jail, then three years on probation, and must pay a $500 fine.
46-year-old Tricia Kuhlman of Monroeville was sentenced this week, in Huron County Common Pleas Court. Kuhlman was arrested this past spring, after illegally selling prescription medication in Norwalk. She’s also facing charges in Erie County, for allegedly selling prescription drugs while working as administrative assistant to the superintendent of the Margaretta Local Schools. She’s since resigned from that job, and found employment in the private sector.
Three arrests have been made, in connection with bomb threats at three Richland County schools.
An 11-year-old girl is charged with inducing panic, for allegedly making Wednesday’s bomb threat at Malabar Intermediate School. She was arrested yesterday, after a short investigation by Mansfield Police. Also arrested yesterday, a short time after leaving a note with a bomb threat in a hallway at Mansfield Madison High School: A 15-year-old boy. He’s charged with inducing panic, making terroristic threats, menacing and making false alarms. A 15-year-old Clearfork High School student is facing similar charges, for allegedly making a bomb threat this week. The boy told school officials and deputies it was meant as a joke.
It’s a chance to learn more about Huron’s upcoming school levy.
The Huron Schools levy steering committee will hold an informational night next Thursday, October 29th from 6-7 at the Culinary Vegetable Institute or Veggie U. on Mudbrook Road in Milan. School officials will be on hand to discuss reductions in state and federal funding, along with local budget cuts totaling $1.4 million.
A Sandusky man is facing charges of forgery and criminal simulation, for allegedly trying to pass a fake ID at the Sandusky BMV.
33-year-old Paul Swartz was arrested earlier this week, after BMV employees contacted Sandusky police. When questioned, Swartz admitted the ID was fake, and his wife said the two had obtained a title for a dump truck using the phony ID. He’s due in court next week.
Campaign finance reports show ResponsibleOhio has raised more than $15 million, in the fight to legalize marijuana in the Buckeye State.
Nearly $12 million has been raised since July 1st, and records show almost all of the money raised has come from wealthy investors. Meanwhile opponents of legalizing marijuana have collected just over $700,000, with much of that coming from the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.