Slick road conditions led to Level 1 snow emergencies in Huron and Erie Counties.
A Norwalk man caught with child pornography on his computer is facing prison time after pleading guilty.
66-year-old Thomas Smith appeared in Huron County Common Pleas Court yesterday. He’ll be sentenced in March. In addition to possible prison time, he’ll be labeled as a Tier II sex offender, which means he’ll have to register his address with authorities every six months.
A top executive with Frisch’s Big Boy is accused of stealing more than $3 million from the company and gambling it all away.
The nation’s largest Big Boy franchisee claims former assistant treasurer Michael Hudson embezzled the money over a seven-year period. The Cincinnati-based company has filed a civil suit against Hudson and the U.S. Attorney’s Office is considering criminal charges.
The Norwalk Economic Development Corporation has a new executive director.
Heather Horowitz is replacing Ellen Heinz, who resigned last fall. Horowitz is coming from EHOVE Career Center, where she had been employed since 2010.
A man accused of leading authorities on a high-speed chase from Norwalk to Clyde has been found.
46-year-old Terry Gritzan of Strasburg, Ohio is facing charges in Huron and Sandusky counties.
After receiving complaints of a reckless driver last Thursday night, the highway
patrol tried to stop Gritzan on U.S. Route 250, near 20. But he took off, and sped down 20, before turning around in Clyde. He fled along a county road, and the pursuit was called off, due to road conditions. Troopers were able to track him down, and arrest him on several charges. Gritzan remains in the Sandusky County Jail.
The Clyde Board of Education will meet in special session tonight, to consider the
investigation of charges, or complaints against a public employee.
No other information is available. Tonight’s special meeting will begin at 7:15, at the board office.
Governor John Kasich is on the road this week.
Kasich is visiting six states, to pitch support for a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. He’s making stops in Idaho, Montana, North and South Dakota, Utah and
Wyoming. Support from 34 states is required to convene a constitutional convention.
38 states would need to ratify any amendment, before it becomes part of the U.S. Constitution.
A group pushing for a ballot issue to legalize marijuana in Ohio has released more
details about its plan.
According to ResponsibleOhio’s proposal, pot would be grown at 10 different pre-approved sites, and would be sold at more than 1,000 retail marijuana stores throughout the state.
Stores would need local voter approval before applying for a state license to sell
pot. The proposal also calls for a 15 percent marijuana tax at every level of the supply
chain, along with sales tax. ResponsibleOhio hopes to have the issue on the ballot this November.