Frigid conditions led to a number of schools delays and a few closing today.
A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect until noon tomorrow.
Wet and slippery roads may have led to a weekend crash that claimed a Fremont man.
21-year-old Jose Ramon Leal Jr. was killed Saturday afternoon on the Ohio Turnpike, near the Milan exit. According to the highway patrol, Leal was eastbound, when he lost control of his car and hit a guardrail, then was hit by two cars and a tractor-trailer. Troopers continue to investigate the crash.
Two Pennsylvania residents are in the Erie County Jail this morning, for allegedly running a theft and fraud operation.
Lynette Lucas and Eric Steighner were arrested Thursday, after using a stolen credit card to buy nearly $3,000 worth of items from Menard’s in Perkins Township. Store officials were tipped off by the corporate office, after the two did the same thing at Menard’s in Massillon. They used a U-Haul truck, to pick up almost $5,000 worth of goods there. Lucas and Steighner also hit at least three other Menards’ stores in Ohio, using the same stolen credit card, and a glitch in the system. Authorities believe the two, plus a possible third person sell the stolen merchandise online, or return it and receive store gift cards, then sell those online as well.
The 14th annual Huron County Chamber of Commerce Home and Business Show is set for this Saturday.
More than 70 area businesses will be on hand between 10 and 4, at Norwalk Middle School. We’ll have more in news later this week, and we’ll broadcast live from the Home and Business Show between 10 and 1.
The Bellevue Board of Education has agreed to form a committee, to explore a proposal to build an arts galleria.
If it’s built, it would take about two years, and $1.5 million. The cost would be covered by private donations and grants.
The Norwalk Board of Education will meet twice this week for a second round of interviews with superintendent applicants.
The school board will meet behind closed doors at 7pm Wednesday and Thursday. Both meetings will take place at Norwalk High School.
The Perkins Board of Education will meet in special session tomorrow night to hire and introduce the district’s new superintendent.
Sources said Jodie Hausmann will replace current superintendent Jim Gunner. She’s currently director of teaching and learning in the Parma City Schools. Tomorrow’s special meeting will begin at 6:30 at Perkins High School.
School officials in Elyria are planning visits to Huron and Columbus as part of their superintendent search.
According to the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, the two finalists for the top job are Huron Schools Superintendent Dennis Muratori and Columbus School Deputy Superintendent John Stanford. Current Elyria Schools Superintendent Paul Rigda is retiring at the end of the current school year.