Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Norwalk/School board to approve teacher’s contract

A special meeting has been planned for next Thursday between the Norwalk City School Board and Norwalk Teacher’s Association.

The board is expected to approve a negotiated contract with the teacher’s union at the 7:00 pm meeting in the Norwalk High School Library.

Earlier this week, Norwalk City Schools honored a teacher with 24 years of service.

Margaret “Peggy” Smith was recognized for her tenure of teaching middle school and high school French and math.

She’ll retire at the end of the month.


Huron County/Military honor trip

For the first time, Norwalk Saint Paul students have been invited to go on the military veteran’s Huron County Honor Trip this October.

A total of eight students, four from Saint Paul and four from Norwalk High School, will be selected to go on the fifth-ever trip to Washington D.C.; where they will join nearly 50 local veterans as they visit a number of war memorials.


Sandusky/Man from Norwalk arrested after glass door breaks

A Norwalk man has been charged with criminal damaging after he allegedly broke a sliding glass door on a home he was trying to enter during a reported burglary on Monday.

25-year-old Kody Maynard reportedly pounded on the front door of a home on Lincoln Street in Sandusky until the resident’s sliding glass door was broken.


Erie County/Jail population down

The Erie County Jail had its lowest average daily jail population in five years in 2017.

The headcount averaged 127 last year, the fewest since 123 in the year 2012.

Authorities believe that pre-trial programs have helped lower the numbers.


Perkins Township/New storm sewer

Work began earlier this month in Perkins Township on a new storm sewer below Ohio 4 (Hayes Avenue) and a piece of land between the American Legion and The Pump Bar and Grill.

The new piping is expected to limit flooding issues.

Officials say the $250,000 initiative will be paid for through leftover money from an NOMS Healthcare account for intersection improvements; and will not use any taxpayer money.


Sandusky/Yard waste program returns

Sandusky city commissioners have given their stamp of approval on the city’s yard waste pickup program for 2018.

An agreement with Republic Services has been renewed with the same monthly rate as last year, of just over 11-dollars per customer.

Weekly Friday pickup will begin in April.






Areas of fog this morning.  Rain, mainly in the afternoon. High near 56.



A chance of rain and snow. Low around 32.



Partly cloudy, with a high near 34.



Partly sunny, with a high near 36