Snow may have caused a Monroeville school bus to back into a utility pole.
It happened yesterday afternoon on Breit Road. No one was injured. The bus sustained minor damage. Students were transferred to another bus.
As we first told you at noon yesterday, seven people are in the running to become the next superintendent of the Perkins Local Schools.
A total of 30 people applied for the job. Of the seven to be interviewed, two currently lead area school districts: South Central superintendent David Brand, and Benton-Carroll-Salem superintendent Guy Parmigian.
Three others lead school districts in northeast Ohio, and one is superintendent of a school district in northwest Ohio. The other is an administrator in Parma. The board will interview all seven applicants during closed-door meetings scheduled 5pm next Monday and Wednesday, in the Administrative Service Center.
In Norwalk, the Board of Education will get its first look at the list of applicants for superintendent.
The school board will meet in special session at 7 tonight, at Norwalk High School.
Norwalk Mayor Rob Duncan will seek a second term in office, and at least for now, he’s running unopposed.
The Republican filed his petitions with the Board of Elections yesterday. No one else, Republican or Democrat filed to run. But, independent candidates have until May 4th to file petitions.
For now, there’s just one race, for Norwalk City Council.
Democrat Chris Castle and Republican Alan Furey will square off in November, in Norwalk’s 4th ward. Both filed petitions, ahead of yesterday’s 4pm deadline. Current 4th ward councilman Chris Mushett is one of four people running for four-at large seats. Another change…current 2nd-ward councilwoman Erin Smetzer is seeking an at-large seat, and current at-large councilman David Wallace is running in the second ward.
As far as issues, the May ballot will be very light.
There’s a new 10-year, 4.95 mill levy on the ballot in the Monroeville school district, and a five-year, one-half percent income tax continuation in the city of Bellevue. Voters in Wakeman Village and township, and the village of New London will vote on natural gas aggregation.
Poker players will converge at Kalahari tomorrow night and Saturday for the 9th annual North Coast Super Saturday Poker Championship.
We’ll have more in news tomorrow.