The city of Vermilion held its 43rd Annual Woolly Bear festival yesterday, and if you believe the furry little creatures, good things could be ahead, in terms of winter weather.
Based on the thickness of the coat of the Woolly Bear, Fox 8 meteorologist Dick Goddard says it should be a relatively mild winter. If you’re wondering…a Woolly Bear is a moth caterpillar with woolly hairs.
By order of Governor John Kasich, flags are being flown at half-staff at all public buildings and grounds throughout Ohio until sunset tomorrow, in honor of the lives lost in Roseburg, Oregon.
To Sandusky, where an early Sunday morning shooting put one man in the hospital, and another in jail.
24-year-old Tevin Strauder was hit by a bullet, during a scuffle near 7-Eleven on Camp Street. He was taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center, for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The alleged shooter, 24-year-old Min Derryl Jones Jr. of Sandusky was arrested at the scene, and was charged with felonious assault, having a weapon under disability and tampering with evidence. He was taken to the Erie County Jail. A second person, 30-year-old Alton Wraggs of Sandusky was charged with misconduct during an emergency, for refusing to cooperate with police at the scene. He was later released.
The U.S. Marshal’s Office is now assisting area law enforcement officers, in the search for fugitives.
One is 42-year-old David Turpin of Fremont. He had been jailed, in connection with two Bellevue burglaries. He’s been at-large since July, when he was released from jail to attend his mother’s funeral. The other fugitive is 26-year-old Brittany Lesher of Republic. She’s wanted for violating probation. While her alleged crime is less serious, U.S. Marshal’s are looking for her, because she’s traveling with Turpin.
Tomorrow night is when Norwalk City Council is expected to decide on a measure asking voters to allow officials to use trust fund money, to build a new fire station.
If approved by city council, the issue would be placed on the March, 2016 primary ballot. Officials want permission to use $3.5 million, from the early 1970’s sale of Norwalk’s old light plant.
The former CEO of Ohio-based Longaberger is suing the basket-making company and its parent company for $1 million.
Tami Longaberger said she loaned the money last year, when the company was going through a severe cash crisis. She now says the company hasn’t paid any principal or interest. Longaberger’s parent company has until October 12th to respond to the suit.
If your license has been suspended by Huron County’s Child Support Enforcement Agency, there’s a chance to ‘get back in the driver’s seat.’
The Child Support Enforcement Unit is hosting a ‘License Amnesty Week’, October 26th through the 30th, for those who have had their driver’s license suspended for non-payment of support. Four steps must be followed: You must speak with a child support caseworker that week, and fill out an updated information sheet; you must work with a caseworker to create or update your resume; you must register with OhioMeansJobs, Huron County, and pay $50 in cash on each of your child support obligations.
Dr. Andrew Kurtz has been named permanent dean of BGSU-Firelands in Huron.
Kurtz had been serving as interim dean since June. Before that, Kurtz served as the college’s executive associate dean, and was responsible for many of BGSU-Firelands daily operations. Kurtz joined the college in 1997, as a full-time English professor, and steadily moved up.
A reminder…Today is the deadline to register to vote, or update voter information in time for the November 3rd general election.
Absentee voting begins tomorrow. As we told you Friday, voters can check out Huron County’s new voting machines during Wednesday’s open house at the Board of Elections Office in Norwalk. Open house hours will be 10am until noon, and 5 until 7.