38 years ago today is when Ohio was the midst of the worst blizzard in the state’s history, and perhaps the worst storm of any kind in the Buckeye State.
The Blizzard of 78 was classified as a rare ‘severe blizzard.’ It paralyzed virtually all of Ohio with heavy snow, blowing snow and whiteout conditions, ice and extremely dangerous wind chills. People all over Ohio were trapped in their homes and cars. Many homes and businesses had no heat. 51 Ohioans died in the Blizzard of 78.
Ohio governor John Kasich has picked up a major endorsement.
The Boston Globe is urging New Hampshire Republicans to vote for Kasich, in the February 9th primary election. In pre-election polls, Kasich is running third there, trailing Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.
A chimney fire sparked a blaze that damaged a Fayette Road home.
According to Chief John Chapin, 10 New London firefighters were summoned to 5795 Fayette Road at approximately 1:45 Sunday morning. The Rochester Fire Department also responded, with a water tanker. New London firefighters removed part of the ceiling and some of the roof to extinguish the flames. There were no injuries, but the home sustained smoke and water damage.
Monday, February 1st is the deadline to buy 2016 Huron County dog and kennel licenses. The cost is $16 for one year, or $48 for three years. After Monday, the cost will double. Dog and kennel licenses may be purchased at the Huron County Auditor’s Office, the Huron County Dog Warden’s Office, the Huron County Humane Society and at Mapleview Animal Hospital, all in Norwalk. Other locations include Bellevue Animal Hospital, York Animal Hospital, Buck’s Hardware in Greenwich, Gilbert Hardware in New London, Country Counter Market in North Fairfield, Wakeman Hardware and Willard Fish ‘N Game.
Starting tomorrow, Remington Street, between Cleveland Road to Laurel Lane in Sandusky will be closed for 45 days, for a major sewer project.
It’s a merger, between two of Ohio’s largest banks.
Huntington Bank is buying First Merit bank, for $3.4 billion in stock and cash. The deal was announced yesterday.
We’re now paying between 20 and 25 cents more at the pump.
Yesterday, most service stations increased gas prices, despite the fact that supplies remain high, and crude oil prices remain down.