Monday, June 17, 2013

Summer, 2013 officially begins at 1:04am Friday.


There’s a Red Cross blood drive in Norwalk today.

It’ll be at the First United Methodist Church on West Main, between 2 and 7pm. The Red Cross is in need of all blood types.


The Sandusky Highway Patrol Post is investigating a late Sunday morning crash that sent three people to two hospitals.

Troopers said Janet Wahl of Castalia failed to yield at a stop sign, at the intersection of Strecker Road and State Route 99 in Groton Township. Her car was hit by one driven by 17-year-old Hayden Coey of Greenwich. Wahl suffered serious injuries, and was lifeflighted to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. At last check, she was in fair condition. Coey and a passenger, Lisa Coey were taken to The Bellevue Hospital, with incapacitating injuries. Their conditions are unknown.


Huron County deputies, the highway patrol, New London firefighters and Firelands Ambulance were called to a Sunday afternoon car/motorcycle crash in Fitchville Township.

The call to U.S. Route 250 and State Route 13 came in shortly before 4pm. Crash reports are incomplete.


Huron County deputies are investigating an alleged rape, at Holiday Lakes.

Deputies were summoned early Saturday morning. Because of the ongoing investigation, there’s no other information.


The State Highway Patrol has announced plans for an upcoming DUI checkpoint sometime this week.

More information, including date, times and location, will be released as it gets closer.


The budget will be the main topic during Wednesday’s special meeting of the Perkins Board of Education.

The meeting will start at 7:30am in the board room at the Administrative Service Center.


The Huron County Highway Department says Williams Road, just north of State Route 547 in Ridgefield Township will close for five weeks, starting today, for a bridge replacement.

Traffic will be detoured along routes 20 and 547, and Sandhill Road.


In Norwalk, sewer line work is starting on Wooster Street, between League and Franklin streets, and on Franklin, between Wooster and Marshall Streets.

Temporary daytime closures are expected until mid-to-late August.


And from ODOT…

State Route 101, or Tiffin Avenue, between Harbor Boulevard and Superior Street in Sandusky will close next Monday, as part of that area’s ongoing train overpass project. The road is expected to re-open by the end of August.


It’s Miss Ohio Week in Mansfield.

The annual Miss Ohio Parade was held yesterday, in downtown Mansfield. There’s various events leading up to preliminary competition Thursday and Friday, and the Miss Ohio Finals Saturday. The winner will represent Ohio, at Miss America.


A new poll shows 61 percent of Ohioans support comprehensive immigration reform legislation being debated this week by the U.S. Senate.

The survey by Harper Polling was commissioned by a group of immigration reform groups from both sides of the aisle.  Harper President Brock McCleary says the immigration proposal is bipartisan, and now, so is public support.  He also said immigration reform is necessary for economic growth and to create jobs.