Problems at a BP refinery in Indiana are being blamed for yesterday’s spike in gas prices.
The going rate at most area stations is $2.89. At one station it was $2.37 in the morning and $2.89 by night. Industry experts now say pump prices could rise above $3 a gallon in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, and Illinois.
A Bellevue man is in the Erie County Jail, charged in connection with crimes committed Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.
According to reports, 27-year-old Alan Osborn is facing eight charges, including fleeing and eluding and driving under the influence. Osborn was first arrested Tuesday night, after he and another man were caught with drugs in Huron. He was turned over to Erie County deputies on a previous warrant from Bellevue and then was taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center for treatment of wounds caused by drugs. Osborn was able to sneak out of the hospital, and steal an SUV from a nearby home. From there, he led authorities on a high-speed chase from Sandusky to Vermilion and back. He eventually jumped out of the SUV and fled on foot, then surrendered.
The Farm Tractor Pull is tonight’s headliner at the Erie County Fair.
It begins at 7, in the grandstand arena. Tomorrow is Senior Fest at the fair. Until 4, admission will be free for anyone 60 and over.
A Norwalk man is in the Huron County Jail, charged with first-degree felony rape.
73-year-old Hershel Prater Jr. was arrested yesterday by Norwalk PD. Due to the ongoing investigation, no other information has been released.
Still no sign of a man who slipped away from Highway Patrol Troopers, at a turnpike service plaza in Sandusky County.
23-year-old Chris “Chicago” Burnett remains at-large, and is considered armed and dangerous. He fled from the Erie Islands Service Plaza Tuesday. Two Iowa men with Burnett were caught and jailed. All three are suspects in a double shooting in Alliance, Ohio.
The Norwalk Board of Education will meet in special session one week from today.
The August 20th meeting will begin at 8:30pm at Norwalk High School. The board is expected to hire employees and discuss other business.
Area sportscasters and sportswriters agree—The St. Paul Flyers are the favorite to repeat as Firelands Conference football champions. The Flyers received all 15 first place votes during last night’s preseason balloting in Norwalk. New London was picked second, Western Reserve third and Ashland Crestview fourth. After that, it was Mapleton, South Central, Plymouth and Monroeville.
Bellevue is the favorite to win the NOL. The Redmen received 15 of 17 first place votes. Tiffin Columbian and Norwalk each received a first-place vote. The Tornadoes were picked second and defending champ Norwalk was picked third. Shelby was picked fourth, followed by Ontario, Sandusky and Willard. High school football kicks off August 28th and 29th on 95.3 WLKR and K96.