Voluntary Testing shows Lead in Water at Five of Six Norwalk Schools
Lead was found in the water at five of six Norwalk schools during a recent voluntary water quality test. Norwalk High School showed no signs of elevated lead. As a result of the test, the Norwalk City School District immediately shut down affected fountains and faucets, and similar ones, before the school year began. According to Huron County Public Health, the Norwalk school district is replacing all affected faucets and fountains, will re-test water and hold annual tests, and are providing drinking water for students and staff. Blood testing for lead is also available through Huron County Public Health.
Counterfeit $100 Bills showing up in Norwalk
Norwalk Police have received information from a law enforcement agency that many businesses have been receiving counterfeit $100 bills. The bills are reportedly the older style $100 bills; and may not be able to be identified by a counterfeit detector pen, because of possibly being bleached. There is no suspect information at the time. A link to help determine if the bill is counterfeit or not is available on the Norwalk City Police Department Facebook page: http://www.secretservice.gov/data/KnowYourMoneyApril08.pdf.
Volunteers of America Food Pantry to host first annual Toilet Paper Drive
The Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio’s food pantry will host its’ first-ever Toilet Paper Drive this Friday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, at the Kroger Marketplace on West Perkins Avenue in Sandusky. The Drive will serve residents of Erie County by aiming to collect basic household necessities items other than food; as residents are welcome to donate toilet paper and other “basic essentials” such as: soap, toothpaste, dishwashing liquid, and baby diapers and wipes. The drive is being held in celebration of National Toilet Paper Day.
Pet Expo for Stein Hospice happening Friday in Sandusky
Stein Hospice is presenting the ‘Paws Up’ Pet Expo this Saturday at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Sandusky. The show will feature a pet show, agility and K9 demonstrations, along with pet-related vendors. Show hours are 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm Saturday in Building #5 at the fairgrounds, with free admission.