A bolt of lightning hit the Perkins Fire Station yesterday afternoon.
It happened around 4pm. The strike knocked out phone lines at the Milan Road building.
The interim superintendent of the Norwalk City Schools will be paid $110,000.
Dr. Will Folger’s first day will be tomorrow. His last day will be June 30th of next year. The Norwalk Board of Education approved Folger’s contract Tuesday night.
Erie County deputies are investigating a possible sex offense involving two teens.
According to reports, the alleged offense involving a 16-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl occurred last week, during a summer camp at Beulah Beach. The two initially denied any wrongdoing, but the girl later claimed the boy coerced her into sexual acts.
A New London man will spend up to six months in the Huron County Jail for stealing his ex-father-in-law’s truck and then setting it on fire.
28-year-old Elliot Shepherd II was sentenced yesterday in Huron County Common Pleas Court. While in jail, Shepherd will have work release privileges.
Two Cleveland residents were jailed this week, after trying to swipe nearly $2,500 worth of clothes from Macy’s, in the Sandusky Mall.
Leroy Glass, and Carieda Pollard-Glass were charged with felony theft, and possession of criminal tools. According to reports, the two stuffed high-end clothes in plastic bags, then walked out. They were stopped by a Macy’s security guard, then were turned over to Perkins police.
Governor John Kasich has maintained a sizable lead over his challenger.
The results of a new Quinnipiac University poll released yesterday show the Republican incumbent leads Democrat Ed Fitzgerald, 48-36 percent. The margin is essentially the same, compared to a previous poll.
The question in Vermilion is…now what?
After three years of securing grants and soliciting donations, the city of Vermilion has purchased the building that once housed the lakefront Inland Maritime Museum. The Museum has since re-opened in Toledo. The city will schedule public hearings to find out what residents might want at that site.
Five people suffered minor injuries, in a crash at the intersection of State Routes 61 and 601 in Norwalk.
The accident occurred just before noon yesterday. It was handled by the State Highway Patrol.
State prison officials say their food service provider is close to losing their contract.
The warning shot was fired yesterday in a meeting with lawmakers about ongoing problems with Aramark Correctional Services. Aramark was fined $130,000 last week for not cleaning up problems, including maggots in food, food shortages and employee misconduct. It’s the second six-figure fine levied by the state this year. Aramark has a two-year, $110 million dollar contract with the state.
If you’re looking for a bargain, you may just find it this weekend, in Bellevue.
Nearly 100 homes will take part in the annual community-wide garage sale Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Shoppers can see a listing of many of the garage sales, by going to cityofbellevue.com/garagesale.
Yesterday, we told you about a new dress code at the Richland County Fair.
Now, it’s off the table. After learning the rule may be unenforceable, the fair board met yesterday, and rescinded the decision to ban saggy pants, and biker colors.