A split decision…
The famous Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow yesterday, which supposedly means six more weeks of winter. His lesser-known Ohio counterpart, Buckeye Chuck of Marion did NOT see his Shadow, which allegedly means spring will be here soon.
The National Weather Service Office in Cleveland has issued a Winter Storm Watch from 9 tomorrow night, until 4pm Wednesday.
We could get between 6 and 10 inches of snow.
More business closings, in Norwalk…
Corporate officials announced Friday that Kmart will close its doors for good in mid-May, putting more than 50 employees out of work. The store on Norwalk’s north side opened in the mid-1970’s. Also closing: A Main Street fixture. Crider Jewelers has announced plans to close, after a brief liquidation sale. Crider’s Willard location will close as well.
The Perkins Board of Education will meet in executive session this morning, to discuss personnel.
The 7am meeting will be held at the Administrative Service Center on Campbell Street.
State Senator Gayle Manning has announced plans to seek a second term in office.
The Republican from North Ridgeville filed her petitions last week. She represents Ohio’s 13th District, which includes Lorain and Huron counties, along with some of Seneca County. She’ll be challenged by Democrat Dr. Eric Kaple of Willard.
Tomorrow night is when Norwalk Mayor Rob Duncan will deliver his ‘State of the City’ address.
The speech will be given, during city council’s regular weekly meeting.
State officials are reminding eligible Ohioans that they can get help managing energy costs this winter, through a payment assistance plan.
The PUCO says the Percent of Income Payment Plan Plus allows eligible Ohioans to pay utility bills, based on a percentage of household income. Eligible Ohioans who heat with gas pay 6 percent of their monthly income to their gas company, and 6 percent to their electric company. Those heating with electricity pay 10 percent of their monthly household income. More information can be found online, ohioenergyhelp.ohio.gov.
A Greenwich man is in the Huron County Jail, charged with multiple sex offenses.
23-year-old Stephen Erwin was arrested Friday on a 12-count secret indictment, charging him with unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. The victim is identified as a young teenage girl.
Sandusky city officials have announced plans for a series of town hall-style meetings, to reconnect with the community members.
The city commissioners will host meetings at 6pm February 13th at the Sandusky Public Library, 9am February 15th at Mr. Smith’s Coffee House on Columbus Ave, and 6pm February 18th at Sandusky High School.