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Friday, August 22, 2014

The summer’s final ‘Imagine Norwalk’ event will be held this evening in the uptown area.

Things will get underway at five. Kristie Wert, Program Manager, Main Street Norwalk also says a ‘Princess Parade’ will begin at 6. For more information, go to imaginenorwalk.com.

 

A Cleveland-area teen is facing a criminal charge in Erie County, for allegedly fondling a five-year-old male relative.

The 16-year-old North Olmsted boy is charged with gross sexual imposition. He remains in juvenile lockup. The alleged incident occurred last weekend, during a family gathering at Edison Park in Milan. When interviewed by deputies, the boy admitted to the allegation.

 

She was instrumental in helping bring the company to Norwalk, and now, she’s leaving to work there.

Norwalk Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Ellen Heinz is stepping down effective September 16th, and then will join Borgers USA.  The automotive supplier is building a $60 million dollar manufacturing facility at the Firelands Industrial Park.  Heinz has been with the Norwalk Economic Development Corporation for six years.  Officials hope to have her replacement hired sometime in the fourth quarter of this year.

 

Mercy Willard Hospital has been given naming rights to the inside walking track at the new school.

In exchange, the hospital will provide a physical therapist for the next 10 years.

 

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati is asking principals at its Catholic schools not to encourage students to raise money for the ALS Association, via the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge.’ 

The Archdiocese doesn’t want money to be sent to the association because it funds at least one study using embryonic stem cells.  Officials said that’s against Catholic teachings.

 

A published report says the state will not sell naming rights for the Ohio Turnpike.

According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, officials are willing to sell advertising and sponsorships that could be displayed on turnpike road signs, trucker lounges and snow plows. Governor John Kasich wants to use the turnpike as a revenue source to help fund the state’s transportation budget. In previous years, he talked about selling naming rights for the toll road.

 

No change, in the status of Norwalk’s upper reservoir.

It remains off-limits to humans, boats and pets, due to a potentially harmful algae bloom.

 

If you are going to Cleveland tomorrow, good luck finding a place to park.

City officials are bracing for 100,000 people to fill downtown tomorrow night for the Indians-Astros game at 7, the Browns-Rams preseason game at 8 and the Cleveland Gladiators in ArenaBowl 27 at the Q at 8.  Fans are being urged to arrive downtown early, use RTA busses and trains, and watch for on-street parking bans before, during and after the games.

 

If the projection is correct, it will be the busiest Labor Day travel period since 2008.

AAA says 34.7 million Americans will drive 50 miles or more between next Thursday and Labor Day.  That’s a 1.3 percent increase, compared to last year.

 

Tonight’s multi-state Mega Millions jackpot is worth $180 million.

 

A DUI checkpoint will be held between 8 and 10 tonight in Port Clinton.

The Highway Patrol, Port Clinton Police and Ottawa County Deputies will set up on East Perry Street, near Maple Avenue.