Friday, February 14th, 2020

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The Erie County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect who broke in to a Milan Township church late Tuesday night.

A video clip and still photo of the person has been posted on the Erie County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

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With wind chills below zero yesterday and expected today, the City of Sandusky has set up a warming shelter for those in need.

According to the Sandusky Register, the former City Hall building is available from noon to 5:00 pm today.

City of Sandusky Police and the transit system are offering free rides there.

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has announced details of a new bill that will strengthen the state’s laws regarding the use of wireless devices, including smartphones, while driving.

With limited exceptions, the Hands-Free Ohio bill will make driving while handling any electronic wireless device a primary offense.

Currently, using a hand-held electronic wireless communications device to write, send, or read a text-based communication while driving is a secondary offense for adult drivers.

In cases where a driver using a device causes serious injury or death, the penalties will mirror those of drunken driving.

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A red-letter day in North Ridgeville…

A national survey ranks North Ridgeville the third-safest community in the state…behind Olmsted Township and Brecksville.

North Ridgeville is the largest city in the state’s Top-7.

(A full report in today’s Chronicle Telegram…)

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Current Norwalk City Schools Superintendent George Fisk has been named one of five candidates for the Findlay Schools Superintendent job.

The Norwalk Reflector reports that interviews have been going on this week with 2 to 3 of those candidates expected to receive a second interview on February 20th.

Current Findlay Superintendent Ed Kurt is leaving to return as Superintendent of Margaretta Schools; where he previously spent 12 years in the top job before coming to Findlay.

Fisk has been Norwalk’s Superintendent since 2015.

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Today is the deadline for Lorain County property owners, to pay their most recent real estate tax and assessment bills.

Payments will be accepted until 4:30 this afternoon at the Lorain County Treasurer’s Office in downtown Elyria, or must be postmarked by today.

Nearly 151-thousand bills were processed in early January.

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Ohioans who are pierced by Cupid’s arrow on this Valentine’s Day should make sure they’re not actually being struck by fraud, Attorney General Dave Yost warns.

Yost’s Consumer Protection Section received 57 complaints of possible romance scams in 2019…with reported losses totaling almost $4 million.

Yost says that scammers often say they live overseas and need money because of a medical emergency or to leave their country; and in many cases, they pretend to be in the military.
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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Partly sunny, with a high near 20. Wind chill values as low as zero.

 

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 11.

 

Saturday

Increasing clouds, with a high near 35.

Sunday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39.

 

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