Today is the final full day of summer.
Autumn, 2015 begins at 4:21 tomorrow morning.
The Norwalk Fire Department is investigating an early morning blaze that destroyed Marco’s Pizza on Whittelsey Avenue.
Firefighters received a 911 call shortly after 5 this morning. They arrived within five minutes, and found heavy black smoke coming from the pizza place. Firefighters had the blaze under control in 15 minutes, but remained at the scene about two hours. Mutual aid came from Milan and Monroeville. According to Norwalk fire chief John Soisson, the blaze began behind coolers near the front of the store.
Figures released today show August unemployment in Huron and Richland counties matched the statewide average of 4.7 percent.
According to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the August unemployment rate in Erie and Seneca counties was 4.1 percent. It was just 3.7 percent in Sandusky County, 4.2 percent in Ashland County, 4.9 percent in Crawford County, and 5.3 percent in Lorain County.
They’re accused of breaking into one Bellevue home, and trying to break into another, and now they’re facing criminal charges.
27-year-old Kyle Strong of Bellevue and 30-year-old Robert Gilbert of Akron were arrested Friday morning, a short time after they allegedly broke into a home on Elm Street, and stole food and money. They’re also accused of trying to a home on Gunther Street. Both men are charged with two counts of burglary, attempted burglary and disrupting public services. Gilbert also faces drug charges. Both men are in the Huron County Jail.
A Detroit man is facing a misdemeanor charge, for allegedly using phony $50 bills at Cedar Point.
34-year-old Jameel Walker was arrested Sunday for criminal simulation. If convicted, he faces up to six months in jail, and a $1,000 fine. Walker’s accused of using two counterfeit $50 bills in the games area at Cedar Point. After reviewing surveillance video, officers found him in a different area of the park. He agreed to be searched, and officers found a third counterfeit $50 bill. He was taken to the Erie County Jail, and later posted $3,000 bond. Officers said Walker had an accomplice, but he refused to identify him.
From the Erie County Engineer’s Office…
Thorpe Road, between Frailey and Stephens roads in Berlin Township will close to all traffic Monday, for a bridge replacement. The project should last approximately two months.