Update on Yesterday’s Overnight Fire at ThorSport Racing in Sandusky
Perkins fire Chief Keith Wohlever told the Sandusky Register Monday that the fire at ThorSport Racing overnight Sunday doesn’t appear to be suspicious, and was well under control at around 12 noon on Monday. ThorSport Racing Team Manager David Pepper also told the Register that the portion of the building heavily damaged by the blaze contained the company’s car fabrication shop.
The Ohio State Fire Marshal will most likely be providing information on the cause of the fire and monetary loss here in the near future. In an official statement Monday, ThorSport Racing said the fire begin shortly after midnight on Monday morning, as a fire broke out in the basement of their racing shop. They also confirmed that no one was injured. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team plans to compete in Iowa this weekend.
Huron County Public Health offering Information and Protection on Zika Virus
Huron County Public Health (HCPH) is offering information about Zika Virus, and how to prevent it and other mosquito-related illnesses. HCPH says the Asian tiger mosquito, which has the potential to transmit Zika, can survive in climates found in parts of Northern Ohio. HCPH has invested $2,400 in six Sentinel Mosquito traps that are designed to attract mosquitoes like the Asian tiger, and will be distributed around the county for regular surveillance. They will be used to determine if/and or where the Asian tiger mosquitoes are found in Huron County. At this time, there are no Zika cases being transmitted in Ohio, but mosquitoes can still spread other diseases. More information can be found online at www.HuronCoHealth.com.
Board of Elections in Huron County closed Wednesday and Thursday
The Huron County Board of Elections office in Norwalk will be closed Wednesday and Thursday due to office remodeling and construction. They are located at 180 Milan Avenue, Suite 4.
Street Resurfacing Project beginning this week in Norwalk
Crews in Norwalk are starting work this week on the 2016 Street Resurfacing Project. The tentative schedule includes the areas of Shady Lane between the high school and Job and Family Services, which was slated to begin yesterday. Starting Wednesday (6/15), work is planned for S. West Street from the fairgrounds to the north. The city recommends that you plan your route around construction when possible. Follow the City of Norwalk on Facebook for timely updates.
Ohio Men Urged to Take Care of Themselves
(From the Ohio News Connection)-As some Ohioans search for the perfect Father’s Day present, some medical professionals suggest offering the gift of health. This is Men’s Health Week (June 13th-19th), and Brandon Leonard with the Men’s Health Network says some men are reluctant to schedule regular wellness appointments, so he suggests their loved ones get involved.
Leonard said “One of the biggest motivators is having people that you care about say, ‘Dad,’ — or if it’s a son or brother, whoever it may be — ‘This matters to us. We want you to be around for a long time and we want you to be healthy.”
While the average life expectancy at birth for most women is 81 years of age, for men it is 76. Leonard says by meeting with their physicians on a regular basis, men can learn the risk factors for certain diseases and make a big difference in the quality and quantity of life.