Maintenance at refineries in the Midwest is being blamed for yesterday’s gas price increase.
At some stations, pump prices increased 30 cents or more, to $2.59.
An update, on the trial of former Put-in-Bay police chief Ric Lampela.
Yesterday, visiting judge James Hoover acquitted Lampela of dereliction of duty and falsification. With Tuesday’s dismissal of a second charge of falsification, Lampela is facing one remaining charge, aggravated menacing. Since Lampela opted for a bench trial, Judge Hoover will rule on the remaining charge.
With the arrests of two people, Sandusky police believe they’ve solved a recent rash of business break-ins.
53-year-old Gary Simcox is facing charges of breaking and entering and criminal damaging, while 40-year-old Kathleen George is charged with breaking and entering, theft, criminal damaging and possession of drugs. More charges are expected against both. The two are accused of breaking into Pizza House West and Pizza House East, Marco’s Pizza, Jack’s Deli, Nachos Restaurant, Tokyo Rock, Butts ‘N More, and MHD Corporation. Simcox and George remain in the Erie County Jail.
The mayor’s race in the city of Norwalk features two men—incumbent Republican Rob Duncan, and Independent challenger Ryan McDonnell.
Both men will be in the spotlight at 7:30 next Wednesday night on 95.3, WLKR. Duncan and McDonnell will answer various questions, and will offer other thoughts and comments. If you have a question for Duncan and/or McDonnell, simply e-mail it to email@example.com. Questions must be received by 5pm Monday.
The Norwalk High School Hall of Fame Committee is accepting nominations through November 13th, for the 2016 Hall of Fame class.
There are three different categories: academic, athletic and distinguished citizen. Nomination forms are on the Norwalk City Schools website, or at Norwalk High School. The Norwalk High School Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner is scheduled for Saturday, January 30th, at the Norwalk-Bellevue boy’s basketball game.
To Willard, where city officials may consider a plan to close city hall an hour earlier each day.
If approved, city hall would close at 4pm. The change could begin next year.
Monday is Columbus Day, a federal holiday.
Local, state and federal government offices will be closed, along with most banks. Trash pickup will stay on its normal schedule.