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Friday, February 24th, 2017

City of Norwalk opposes state’s centralized tax collection

Norwalk City Council has passed a resolution that strongly opposes Governor Kasich’s proposed budget; which allows for centralized collection of net profit tax returns related to municipal income tax. The city of Norwalk says the plan will cause a considerable loss of revenue needed to support local governments including safety and economic development. Mayor Rob Duncan told the Norwalk Reflector that additional cuts to local government funds are not healthy for the city.

 

Huron Co. Chamber Home and Business Show is Saturday

The 16th annual Huron County Chamber of Commerce Home and Business Show takes place Saturday at Norwalk Middle School. The event showcases over 70 area businesses and will include drone demonstrations from Daniel’s Hobbies. Cleveland’s own Stipe Miocic, UFC Heavyweight Champion, will also be on hand to meet and sign autographs from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. The show features free admission. It runs from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

 

Pub Crawl set for Saturday in Norwalk

The Maple City Ice Bicentennial Pub Crawl will happen Saturday from 2:30 to 7:00 pm in Norwalk. It features Norwalk history trivia at 7 local bars with the winning team taking home $200 in Huron County Chamber gift certificates. Registration has closed for the event; but you still can come out and cheer on the teams.

 

Grubbe no longer to serve on elections board

Democrat Amy Grubbe will no longer serve on Erie County’s board of elections. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has deemed Grubbe unfit to serve another full term; citing Grubbe’s most recent term being marked by controversies including the harassing treatment of staff, poor relationships with government offices and the inability to get along with co-workers. Husted must select a Democratic replacement for Grubbe by March 1st.

 

South Central High School hosting stuffed animal toss for first responders

South Central High School is hosting their 2nd annual Stuffed Animal Toss tonight during their final boys basketball home game. Stuffed animals will be tossed onto the court during halftime of the varsity game for donation to local hospitals and first responders to comfort children in crisis. Students and staff will be admitted free tonight with a stuffed animal.

 

Truck sales on the increase, Cleveland Auto Show starts today

People walking into showrooms across northern Ohio are driving out more often in SUV’s and pick-up trucks. Sales of those vehicles in January…up 53-percent from a year ago.  Car sales were down 11-percent.  Last month, Chevy was your volume-leader. Also, The Cleveland Auto Show opens this evening at the I-X Center near Hopkins Airport. Tonight is “Hero Night”.  Active and veteran military personnel, plus police, fire and safety personnel will get in free. Tomorrow afternoon (Saturday), you can have your picture taken with The Smurfs. The Cleveland Auto Show will run through March 5th.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 2/24

Today –Partly sunny and breezy with a high near 74

Tonight-Showers and thunderstorms likely, some storms could be severe, with damaging winds ,low around 42

Saturday-A chance of rain and snow showers changing to all snow showers by late afternoon, mostly cloudy and breezy with a high near 43

Sunday-Partly sunny, with a high near 40


Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Boy hit by train in Bellevue in ‘stable condition’

More details have been released on the boy who was hit by a train on Friday night on Route 269 in Bellevue. According to the Norwalk Reflector, Bellevue Police said the boy was “alert and in stable condition” after he had apparently been trying to put a rock under the wheels of an approaching train when the train’s back tanker and ladder hit him. He was then taken to a Toledo Hospital by helicopter.

 

Margaretta basketball coach resignation accepted by school board after suspension

The Margaretta School Board has unanimously voted to accept the resignation of veteran girls basketball coach Tim Tucker. Tucker was suspended last month for allegedly making ‘repeated demeaning comments’ involving team members. He then reached an agreement last week to retire after this season if he was allowed to coach in the postseason tournament; which begins tonight for the Polar Bears. The Sandusky Register reports that the Margaretta school board received an earful from Tucker supporters; but had no discussion on Tucker before voting.

 

You can nominate a Norwalk City Employee for Employee of the Month

Norwalk’s ‘City Employee of the Month’ can be nominated by the public. Nomination forms are available at each city department or the city’s website (www.norwalkoh.com) and must be delivered to Mayor Rob Duncan by mail, email, or in person by the first of the month. Awards will be based on attitude and commitment, work performance, and interpersonal skills.

 

Norwalk Area United Fund’s ‘Dine-out’ at Marcos Pizza today

It’s Wednesday…and that means you can eat some good food while also helping support a good cause. Today the Norwalk Area United Fund’s ‘Dine-out’ fundraiser stops at Marco’s Pizza in Norwalk. Part of today’s sales will support the fund’s 2017 Community Campaign.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 2/22

Today-mostly cloudy, with a high near 66

Tonight-a slight chance of showers, mostly cloudy, with a low around 51

Thursday-a chance of showers, mainly in the afternoon,mostly cloudy, with a high near 67

Friday- achance of showers and thunderstorms, cloudy and breezy, with a high near 72


Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Boy hit by train in Bellevue in ‘stable condition’

More details have been released on the boy who was hit by a train on Friday night on Route 269 in Bellevue. According to the Norwalk Reflector, Bellevue Police said the boy was “alert and in stable condition” after he had apparently been trying to put a rock under the wheels of an approaching train when the train’s back tanker and ladder hit him. He was then taken to a Toledo Hospital by helicopter.

 

Margaretta basketball coach resignation accepted by school board after suspension

The Margaretta School Board has unanimously voted to accept the resignation of veteran girls basketball coach Tim Tucker. Tucker was suspended last month for allegedly making ‘repeated demeaning comments’ involving team members. He then reached an agreement last week to retire after this season if he was allowed to coach in the postseason tournament; which begins tonight for the Polar Bears. The Sandusky Register reports that the Margaretta school board received an earful from Tucker supporters; but had no discussion on Tucker before voting.

 

You can nominate a Norwalk City Employee for Employee of the Month

Norwalk’s ‘City Employee of the Month’ can be nominated by the public. Nomination forms are available at each city department or the city’s website (www.norwalkoh.com) and must be delivered to Mayor Rob Duncan by mail, email, or in person by the first of the month. Awards will be based on attitude and commitment, work performance, and interpersonal skills.

 

Norwalk Area United Fund’s ‘Dine-out’ at Marcos Pizza today

It’s Wednesday…and that means you can eat some good food while also helping support a good cause. Today the Norwalk Area United Fund’s ‘Dine-out’ fundraiser stops at Marco’s Pizza in Norwalk. Part of today’s sales will support the fund’s 2017 Community Campaign.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 2/22

Today-Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66

Tonight-A slight chance of showers, mostly cloudy, with a low around 51

Thursday-A chance of showers, mainly in the afternoon, mostly cloudy, with a high near 67

Friday-A chance of showers and thunderstorms, cloudy and breezy, with a high near 72


Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Fire near Norwalk causes $30,000 in damage

A Monday afternoon fire east of Norwalk on Route 61 caused $30,000 in damage. The Norwalk Reflector reports that the blaze was originally thought to be a chimney fire; spreading after the home owner was doing some landscaping. Firefighters had to tear out parts inside of both floors due to fire and smoke damage. No one was injured. It’s unknown if the family will keep staying in the home.

 

Illinois woman charged with Attempted Murder after traffic stop on Turnpike

An Illinois woman was charged with Attempted Murder after a traffic stop on the Ohio Turnpike in Sandusky County. The 57 year-old woman was pulled over for speeding in Rice Township between Oak Harbor and Fremont by a Milan Post Trooper when the trooper noticed signs that violence had occurred. The suspect was then arrested after an incident in Madison County near London, west of Columbus.

 

Two vehicle injury crash in Perkins Township

A two vehicle crash last night in Perkins Township left three people injured. It happened on Bogart Road when 21 year-old Ryan Skrumbellos of Bellevue failed to yield while turning left onto Campbell Street in a hatchback. He then struck a pickup truck driven by 44 year-old Adam Windisch of Castalia. Windisch was found to be impaired and then charged with Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated. Skrumbellos and his two passengers were injured and taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center.

 

Protesters of Jim Jordan in Fremont and Marion on Monday

Representative Jim Jordan was met with protestors on Monday at events in Fremont and Marion. Protestors are speaking out against Jordan’s support for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act; as well as Jordan not holding any Town Hall-style meetings. In regards to the protestors, Jordan told the Fremont News Messenger “They may not agree with me…but they’re allowed under the First Amendment. Their job is to speak up and my job is to listen.” Jordan was on hand at the Harding home in Marion and Fremont’s Hayes library as part of President’s Day activities.

 

Couch to 5K kickoff tonight in Norwalk

The kickoff for the ‘Couch to 5K’ training plan is set for tonight in Norwalk. It takes place at 6:00 pm at the Norwalk Rec Center with 60 people registered for the event; which is a 9-week training plan that prepares people for their first 5K run. Registration is now closed for the event. But you can find out more information on the program at www.c25k.com.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 2/21

Today-Scattered showers, mainly this afternoon, cloudy, with a high near 65

Tonight-Scattered showers, cloudy, with a low around 48

Wednesday-Partly sunny, with a high near 67

Thursday-A chance of showers in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65