A house fire in Norwalk claimed one dog, but emergency crews were able to resuscitate four others.
Firefighters and North Central EMS were summoned to 24 West Washington Street early Saturday evening, and found heavy smoke coming from the home. Firefighters quickly contained the fire to one room, then found the dogs in cages on the first floor. EMT’s helped revive four of them. The blaze did about $15,000 damage. The cause remains under investigation.
The highway patrol continues to investigate last week’s two-car crash that sent both drivers to the hospital with serious injuries.
35-year-old Mary Keene of Plymouth was flown to Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center, after Friday’s crash on State Route 13, south of Plymouth East Road in Greenwich Township. The other driver, 56-year-old Donald Vasquez of Willard was taken by Lifeflight to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo. Troopers said Keene went left of center, and hit Vasquez head-on. According to a report from the Norwalk Patrol Post, drugs were likely a factor, and charges are pending.
Two people were rescued yesterday morning, after their boat capsized near South Bass Island.
According to reports, they were trying to fish, when high winds and 6-8 foot waves flipped their boat. Another boater saw the men, and rescued them within minutes.
The North Coast Inland Trail is about to expand.
According to a press release from Firelands Rails to Trails, volunteers already have begun work on a new portion of the trail between North West and Baker Streets, on Norwalk’s west side. Meanwhile, city officials are making plans to route the trail on city streets through the rest of Norwalk. Signage, along with markings on pavements and curbs will guide people through the uptown area, to the east side of town. Altogether, the Norwalk route will add about three miles to the North Coast Inland Trail. With other projects underway, it’s expected that the trail will be complete and continuous by the end of 2016 from Elyria to Elmore.
From the District 3 office of the Ohio Department of Transportation…
State Route 2, at its bridge between Berlin Road and State Route 61 in Erie County will be reduced to one lane of traffic, for bridge repairs. Work will be done in October.
Vermilion Local Schools superintendent Phil Pempin has a new contract extension.
The Board of Education approved the three-year deal last week. It’ll take him through the 2018-2019 school year. Pempin’s annual salary is just over $125,000.