Flags at all public buildings and grounds in Ohio are being flown at half-staff, in honor of Nancy Reagan.
The former first lady passed away Sunday, at age 94.
New figures show Huron County’s January unemployment rate was nearly twice the statewide average.
While Ohio’s average was 4.9 percent, Huron County’s jobless rate was 9.6 Percent, or 10th highest in the state. Rates in surrounding counties ranged from 5.6 percent in Lorain County, to 7.7 percent in Erie County. According to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the state’s highest unemployment rate was in Monroe County, 13.8 percent. Delaware and Mercer counties had the lowest jobless rate, four percent.
It appears Norwalk has lost a restaurant.
Los Buenos Amigos on Cline Street apparently closed for good Sunday. Decorations and all furniture were removed from the building. The Mexican restaurant opened in the summer of 2014.
A spokesperson for US Steel declined to comment on specifics, but union officials say the plant in Lorain will be idled until further notice on March 27thdue to a lack of orders.
That means, about 300 workers will be off the job, along with another 300 already sitting at home.
Firefighters have determined an electrical issue sparked a weekend blaze that damaged a home on Arlington Road in Berlin Township.
As we told you yesterday, firefighters from Berlin and Milan Townships and Norwalk were summoned to the scene late Friday night. The fire had been going for at least 30 minutes when crews arrived at the home. It took about 30 minutes to bring the blaze under control. No one was injured.
A blast that was heard from miles away could lead to criminal charges.
A Milan man shot at an exploding target Sunday evening along Huron Avery Road in Huron Township, causing a loud boom to be heard in Berlin Heights, Milan, Huron and some of Sandusky. Erie County deputies were dispatched to the scene, and found a man used a rifle to shoot at Tannerite. Deputies seized the rifle, and a report was sent to the prosecutor’s office for consideration of charges.
The city of Norwalk’s Planning Commission will meet at 7pm tomorrow, in the City Hall Conference Room.