To the snow belt and Chardon, where 29 inches of snow fell in 48 hours.
The forecast could change, but it looks like we’ll avoid the so-called mega-storm that’s expected to hit the East coast. As of now, the storm will affect parts of central and southern Ohio.
More cars, trucks and busses used the Ohio Turnpike last year than any other time in its 60-year history.
53.4 million drivers used the toll road, breaking the previous record of 51.8 million set in 2006. Turnpike officials said mild weather, a better economy and lower gas prices were factors. Another stat…nearly 55 percent of all drivers used E-Z Pass on the Ohio Turnpike.
Gas prices continue to fall.
Today’s statewide average is $1.64, while the nationwide average is $1.87. By far, California has the highest average for gas, $2.73. Oklahoma has the nation’s lowest average gas price, $1.57.
Another house fire, this time in the Willard area.
Willard Fire and Rescue was summoned to the Boughtonville Road scene shortly after 1:30 Monday afternoon, after a chimney fire spread quickly throughout the house. Due to windy conditions, it took over two hours to bring the blaze under control. Crews were at the house until 8 Monday night. Mutual aid came from Plymouth, Greenwich and Fairfield Township.
Huron County Treasurer Kathleen Schaffer has announced her upcoming off-site tax collection schedule.
For people who don’t want to drive to Norwalk or mail their property tax payments, Schaffer will be at the Wakeman Village Offices on Monday, February 1st; the Willard Senior Center Tuesday February 2nd, and New London Village Offices on Wednesday February 3rd. Hours at each location will be 9am until noon. Off-site property tax payments must be made by check or money order. No debit or credit cards or cash will be accepted, and the tax bill must accompany the payment. Also, the drive-thru at the County Offices Building, off of Seminary Street in Norwalk will be open February 8th through the 12th from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. When using the drive-thru, taxpayers must have their current bill stubs, and must pay by check….No cash will be accepted at the drive-thru. Second-half Huron County property taxes are due by 4:30 p.m. February 12th .