It’s Cyber Monday, one of the busiest online shopping days of the year.
If you’re shopping online today or anytime during this busy holiday season, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the best way to avoid scams is to: 1) Install updates on your devices before shopping. 2) Don’t respond to pop up messages. 3) Use a secure internet connection. 4) Review complaints against sellers. 5) Pay by credit card, instead of a debit card.
The Norwalk City Schools Board of Education will meet in special session this week, to formally approve a new contract with the Norwalk Teachers Association.
The meeting will take place at 7:30 Wednesday night, at Norwalk High School.
No one was injured, in a weekend house fire in Erie County’s Florence Township.
Firefighters from Florence and Berlin Townships, along with Wakeman were summoned to the Angling Road scene shortly after 9 Saturday night. They were able to quickly extinguish flames on the roof of the home.
Ohio’s deer-gun season is underway.
It runs through Sunday. Daily hours are one-half hour before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset.
Recently released figures show local unemployment in October was slightly above the statewide average of 4.4 percent.
Huron County’s October jobless rate was 4.9 percent, while Erie County was at 4.5 percent. Richland and Lorain counties checked in at 4.8 percent, while Crawford County’s unemployment rate was five percent. At 4.3 percent, Ashland County came in just under the statewide average. The area’s lowest jobless rates were in Seneca and Sandusky counties, 3.8 percent.
An armed man was shot dead, after confronting an Ohio Highway Patrol Trooper.
It happened at 1:30 Sunday morning in Celina. The State Highway Patrol said the trooper was completing paperwork in his parked cruiser when 22-year-old Justin McHenry pulled up, approached the trooper on foot, pointed a 9mm handgun, and ordered him out of the cruiser. Officials said the trooper tried to disarm McHenry before shooting him. McHenry died later at a nearby hospital. The trooper wasn’t hurt. McHenry’s motive remains unclear.
To southern Ohio where 55 people have some explaining to do for skipping jury duty.
Washington County Judge Randall Burnworth has ordered all 55 to appear in court December 10th. They could be charged with contempt and face fines, for skipping the jury selection process in a recent high-profile murder case. A former deputy is accused of killing an ex-colleague nearly 35 years ago.
The 15th annual K96 and 95.3 WLKR Firefighters Chili Cook-off will be held this Saturday, at Lyman Harbor in Sandusky.
15 area fire departments will be on hand with their finest chili’s. Doors will open at 4.