Fire involving Jeep in Norwalk considered ‘Suspicious’
A vehicle-fire early Tuesday morning in Norwalk is being called ‘suspicious’, when not much was left of a Jeep after Norwalk firefighters put out the blaze. Norwalk firefighters were called to 75 Republic Street, where they found a white Jeep burning in amongst weeds and encircled by pallets behind the Pipo Inc. building. Norwalk Fire Chief John Soisson told the Norwalk Reflector that the fire is ‘suspicious’ and under investigation. The fire was under control in about 15 minutes.
Ohio to receive Federal Grants to combat Opioid Drug Abuse
Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur of Toledo says, details will be released today regarding federal grants coming to Ohio to battle opiods. Last year, more than 3-thousand Ohioans died of overdoses, more than one-third from fentanyl, which is often added to heroin.
Willard underpasses should re-open later today
The two train underpasses in Willard will likely be re-opened today, after The City of Willard had talks with the CSX Train Transportation Company. According to The City of Willard Facebook page, the underpasses on Main Street are planned to be re-opened later today. Both underpasses were closed earlier this week due to safety concerns.
President Obama reduces the Sentences of 100 Convicts
President Obama has now commuted, or shortened the sentences of another 100 convicts, many of them serving time on drug charges, some of them serving life sentences. The President has now granted nearly 700 commutations in recent weeks; more than the previous 10 presidents combined.
Patrol to Focus on High Density Crash Regions
The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be focusing crash reduction efforts in and around Ohio’s metropolitan regions this fall. Injury and fatal traffic crashes continue to be elevated in these high- traffic areas. To battle the rising number of fatal and injury crashes, the Patrol plans to work with partner agencies to increase visibility and awareness. Over the last five years, nearly one in three fatal crashes has taken place in seven of Ohio’s largest metropolitan counties (Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, Lucas, Montgomery, Stark, and Summit). Drunk and drug impaired driving continues to play a significant role in these deadly crashes, accounting for 43% of traffic deaths in these areas.