Norwalk police are still searching for a driver involved in a weekend hit-skip crash on the city’s west side.
Norwalk PD said it happened at 2am yesterday on North Pleasant Street. A pedestrian, a 56-year-old man was taken to Fisher-Titus Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The driver fled toward West Washington Street. He or she was driving a dark blue minivan, perhaps a Dodge, Chrysler or Plymouth with damage to the front passenger side. Anyone with information should contact the Norwalk Police Department at 663-6780.
A group of citizens opposed to a wind farm in southern Huron County have just one more chance stop construction.
That’s because the Ohio Power Sitting Board said late last week that objections to the proposed wind farm were made too late. Now, the anti-wind farm group Greenwich Neighbors United must decide within two months whether or not to appeal last week’s decision to the Ohio Supreme Court. Greenwich Windpark wants to build 25 wind turbines along more than 4600 acres of land in Greenwich Township.
14 people have applied to fill a vacant seat in the Ohio House.
One will be chosen by Republican officials to fill the 89th District House seat previously held by Steve Kraus. Kraus lost the seat last month, when he was convicted of theft, for stealing items from a Danbury Township home in April of last year. The list of applicants includes Perkins Township trustee Timothy Coleman, Sandusky school board president Jeff Krabill, Ottawa County Commissioner Steve Arndt, and former State Representative Tom Lendrum. A decision will be made in the coming weeks.
To eastern Erie County, where a man is facing charges connected to an attack that sent a man to the hospital with serious injuries.
20-year-old Lonnie Engle of Birmingham was arrested Friday night, and charged with felonious assault, menacing and underage consumption. He’s accused of beating and choking a 45-year-old neighbor at a mobile home park on State Route 60. The victim was flown to a Cleveland hospital, for treatment of facial injuries. Engle was taken to the Erie County Jail.
A bar in Bellevue is facing punishment from the state, for selling alcohol to a person under 21.
A citation recently issued to Nowhere Tavern on West Main will be reviewed by the Ohio Liquor Control Commission. The commission will decide if the bar should be fined, or have its liquor license suspended or revoked.
Members of Bellevue City Council are pondering pay raises for elected officials.
Proposed pay raises would increase salaries of the mayor, city auditor and law director by $6,000 or $7,000 annually. Those raises would begin with the next term. Bellevue city council salaries would not change.
The upcoming Labor Day weekend brings with it two local festivals…
The Firelands Festival, Friday through Monday at Recreation Park in New London, and the Milan Melon Festival, Saturday through Monday.
Believe it or not, the Indians are just five games back in the race for the second A.L. Wild Card. The Tribe is in Toronto for a three-game series…You can hear Indians and the Blue Jays at 7:07 tonight, tomorrow and Wednesday on 95.3, WLKR.
The team has scheduled a 1pm press conference, to formally announce the departure of Cleveland Indians president Mark Shapiro. He’s leaving to become president and CEO of the Blue Jays and the Rogers Centre.